I love it when friends give me new gf products to try. This week I am sharing two treats that were gifts and three snacks I bought myself. First up: Tate’s Bake Shop Gf Chocolate chip cookies. They are 7 oz in a waxed paper bag and in two plastic bags in a plastic tray inside. I found them to be large, thin, crisp and somewhat addictive. For those of us who adore chocolate chip cookies, anyway! I believe they came from Giant Grocery Store. I give these cookies a 4.5 on my zero to five scale. Leaving room for homemade cookies; mine are a 5; see my blog post on chocolate chippers
Second item is Crunchy Rice Sticks; round columns; 3.2 ounces and 8 sticks to a bag. Fairly bland but not bad at all has rice syrup to hold it together and render them faintly sweet; the sticks are about an inch in diameter and five inches in length. Great crunch and low calories: 50 to a stick! I think they came from Giant.
Next up: Cashew Brittle from Aldi’s. Not my favorite. Way too sweet for me and not that much cashew in them. Still, if you like cashews and sweets this might be up your alley. Made by Crazy Candy Company. 7 ounce bag.
Popcorn aisle: Skinny Pop Dusted Dark Chocolate Popcorn. Non GMO, GF, 43 calories per cup. I believe I found this at Giant Foods. Decent tasting if slightly drab: I have been spoiled by the drizzled with chocolate popcorn I found at Aldi’s this fall. Now that was freaking amazing! Can’t find it at present; hopeful it will return to the stores very soon. There is a drizzled with chocolate and white sugar topped popcorn at Giant but it was a very small bag for nearly $4. Crazy price for that itty bitty bag. Time to research and product test my own homemade drizzled popcorn!
Final product: Veggie & Flaxseed Corn Tortilla Chips. They were pretty decent; 10 oz bag purchased at Aldi’s; store brand chips. Organic and in several colors and flavors although they tasty pretty much alike. Good with a dollop of hummus. Salsa works too. Only thing is, I re-read the label and they are manufactured in a facility that also uses wheat products. Rethinking this one….bummer.
I don’t recommend eating gf snacks all day long but some of these are fairly healthy and not that expensive. We all enjoy a bit of a treat. Enjoy!