UDI sent us a box of Gluten Free products to taste test today. I have never eaten Gluten Free products and had to do a little research as to what that entails. I found out that Gluten Free products are “food products that are free of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, malts and triticale. It is used as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent, often as dextrin.” The term gluten-free is generally used to indicate a supposed harmless level of gluten rather than a complete absence (From Wikipedia)
I like trying out new products because often I learn something new, in this case what Gluten-free means. While I have heard of it before I have never eaten any Gluten-free products because I didn’t have the need.
I also learned that a Gluten-free diet is “a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). A gluten-free diet is used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet helps people with celiac disease control their signs and symptoms and prevent complications.” (From the Mayo Clinic)
We received chocolate muffins, Snickerdoodles and Muffin Tops in Blueberry Oat and Chocolate Chia – they remind me of a Little Debbie Oatmeal cake because they are individually packaged and about the same size and thickness.
I have to say that I didn’t like the chocolate muffins at all. They taste like food you have to eat when you are on a diet or your menu is restricted for health reasons. Next though, I tried the Snickerdoodles and they are fabulous! I would eat them and I don’t have a gluten problem.
The Muffin Tops would be good for breakfast or a snack with coffee. They are more like a cake so they do need something to wash them down unlike the Snickerdoodles.
The retails prices range from $5.00 for the Dark Chocolate brownie bites to $5.99 for the Muffin Tops.
Disclaimer: UDI sent us a box of these products to test out and we gave our opinion about our experience. Your experience may be different so you will need to try them out for yourself.