Health trends seem to come and go like the latest fashion “must-haves.” It’s all about what’s fresh, new and current. What practices can we adopt now? Lately however, a new trend has immerged that for once seems to have a hold on consumers worldwide.
The term gluten-free used to only be familiar to those with Celiac Disease, a condition that prevents the small intestine from absorbing parts of food that are important for staying healthy. Now? Gluten-free is all the rage!
I put together a list of my absolute favorite gluten-free snacks, both indulgent and those that I can consume on a daily basis without any guilt or remorse. Read more!
“Suck, Don’t Chew!” Zeke’s infamous motto. Remember enjoying butterscotch as a kid during the holidays? Zeke’s adds a new flavor to Grandma’s favorite candy! The only REAL butterscotch maker in the United States, Zeke’s is gluten-free and is made primarily from Hawaiian pure sugar cane, grade AA creamery butter and fancy, unsulphered molasses. Sold online, Zeke’s comes in the perfect gift package for you alone or to share.
Ever throw a peach in your purse to find a rotten, sludgey mess two days later? Buddy Fruits Pure Blended Fruit are here to save the day! With a wide range of 100% blended fruits products, this innovative line incorporates the infamous “pouch” design into almost all of its snacks. Currently the company makes Pure Blended Fruit Pouches, Pure Fruit Bites (similar to gummy snacks) and Blended Fruit and Milk (similar to smoothies). I’ve also caught wind that the company will be launching some new products soon! Stay tuned for more from them!
I’ve always wondered how those with peanut allergies can survive without peanut butter cups (I’ll admit, they’re one of my favorites), but with the discovery of Sun Cups, those worries have been put to rest. Sun Cups are a nut-free, gluten-free peanut butter cup alternative that are even Kosher! With four delicious flavors: milk and dark chocolate sunflower butter, mint and caramel, now you can have your chocolate and eat it too!
Tired of traditional, greasy potato chips? Turbana’s Plantain Chips are simply platanicious! The largest importer of plantains, Turbana insures its plantain chips are made from only the freshest of plantains. They contain 30% less fat than potato chips and have a clean and short list of ingredients: plantains, vegetable oil, salt and natural flavors. My favorite flavor? Chili-Lime! They offer a kick of spice mixed with a hint of citrus – Delish!
“Confections Made Better” is Droga’s motto. Their site says they’re “inspired to reinvent timeless confections for the modern shopper,” and that’s exactly what they have done! Their line features both dark and milk chocolate in a myriad of flavors. Their “Put Your Money on Honey” product is absolutely to-die-for… What’s better than caramel without corn syrup?
What are your favorite gluten-free products? I’m always open to trying something new!
Kristin Serio is a food-nut and social media enthusiast, working as a public relations professional at Uproar PR, an Orlando-based firm specializing in consumer brands. She enjoys staying up-to-date on the latest trends, including those in food, social media, marketing, travel and parenting. During the rare times she is disengaged, she enjoys being a mom and spending time outdoors. You can find her online on Facebook or Twitter. Go Packers!