August 23, 2015
Gluten free products are on the rise.
Gluten free products have been popular for some time, and it looks like the movement isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. From breads to pizzas and snacks, 2015 has seen a variety of gluten free products hit store shelves across the country.
Smart Flour Foods recently added some new varieties of gluten-free pizza to its portfolio: chicken sausage, Tuscan inspired, and sundried tomato and escarole. Along with being gluten free, the meat used for the pizzas contain no antibiotics, nitrites or nitrates. The cheese used in the product is also free of rGBH.
Boulder Brands Glutino line has added animal crackers to its list of gluten free snacks. The animal crackers are available in graham and original varieties and are made with tapioca, rice and potato flour.
BFree Foods has a new line of gluten free products which includes bread loaves, wraps, rolls and bagels. The new line is low-fat and contain ingredients such as peas, apples, potatoes, buckwheat and corn flour. The new line is also vegan.
Brookside, a Hershey brand, introduced a line of Fruit & Nut Bars that come in three flavors: cranberry with blackberry flavor, cherry with pomegranate flavor, and blueberry with acai flavor. The Fruit & Nut Bars contain no gluten, no artificial flavors, cholesterol or trans fat.
Grainful Steel Cut Sides is a new line of side dishes that are gluten free and made with steel cut oatmeal. Varieties include cheesy oats, tomato risotto, madras curry and jambalaya. Along with being gluten free, these sides are non-bioengineered and contain no preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
Bare Snacks has a new line of All Natural Banana Chips that contain no gluten, fat, sugar or preservatives. Varieties include simply baked, cinnamon and cocoa dusted. These snacks are also non-GMO Project verified.
TaDah! Introduced Falafel Poppers, made in small batches with fresh ingredients. These gluten free products come in a variety of flavors, including cucumber dill yogurt, harissa hummus and lemony roasted garlic humus. Along with being free from gluten, these poppers are also non-GMO and vegetarian friendly.
Toufayan’s new line of pita chips aren’t just gluten free – the product is also vegan, non-GMO and contain no cholesterol or trans fat. The new gluten free pita chips come in three flavors: sea salt, chili lime and salted caramel.
Along with being gluten free, the majority of these products are also GMO free and made with more natural ingredients – a trend that we’re seeing across the food and beverage industry as a whole.