Milton’s Gluten-Free Crackers and Giveaway!!

Once upon a time, there was a girl who shopped at Costco.  She found these wonderful Everything crackers and fell in love.  Next time she went back, she bought 3 bags!  Her little brother and her mother, who aren’t gluten-free, also fell in love with these crackers.  She gave each of them a bag, intending to pick up some more the next time she went to Costco.  Alas!  They no longer carried the everything cracker, but after a month or so, she found the same brand of cracker in the Sea Salt version.  Everyone loves them so much that to this day, she buys 3 bags every single time she goes to Costco.GlutenFreeSeaSalt

True story.

These Crispy Sea Salt Baked Crackers from Milton’s are amazing, people.  The Costco bags are 1.25 pounds and Braden and I alone can polish one off in a day.  I totally have to pace myself.  In fact, I had grabbed a rather large handful so I could sit here and describe them to you and I had them polished off before my browser and my site were fully loaded.

Obviously, I need some more personal control.  :/

The crackers are thin with air bubbles.  They really are crispy and crunchy, none of that strange “rice cracker crunch,” either.  Sometimes, when I get a bag that got cooked a little longer than normal (it’s happened maybe once or twice out of probably 15 bags), the taste reminds me more of a saltine (at least, what I remember those tasting like from over 11 years ago).  Often the sea salt is the predominant flavor, but it gives way to a very faint hint of sweetness in an enjoyable flavor from a small mix of grains.

The kids and I love to eat these with some gouda cheese and grapes.  Yeah, we do.  Or ham and cheese, but mostly just by themselves and in larger-than-appropriate quantities.

The multi-grain flavor is completely new to me.  I’d never seen it in stores before.  I can’t pin down the flavor.  For some reason, it reminds me of peanut butter, though it has no peanuts (and it doesn’t actually taste like peanut butter…).  How weird am I?  I definitely like them, though.

Oooh, the cheddar ones don’t have powdered cheese on them!  The cheese is baked in the cracker.  The cheddar flavor is not intense, but the saltier chips do seem to carry a heavier cheese flavor.  Oh my gosh, I’ve fallen in love.  They need to sell these at Costco (or maybe not, since I’ve been trying very unsuccessfully to lose this baby weight).  Uh oh, Corice came to check out what I’m doing.  I wasn’t hiding, I swear.  She really likes these, too, and is off to try the multi-grain.  I have to make sure I save some of these cheddar ones for Braden.  He’s been eyeing these since they arrived.

Everything CrackersThe everything crackers are like an everything bagel: seeds, onion, garlic…  Maybe don’t eat them on a first date, but you can enjoy them any other time.


Milton’s gf crackers are certified gluten-free.  They are also:

+ Non GMO Project Verified
+ No High Fructose Corn Syrup
+ Orthodox Union Kosher
+ rBST Free
+ Xanthan Gum Free
+ Peanut and Nut Free
+ Certified Vegetarian
+ No Trans Fat
+ Baked, Not Fried

You can find them across the country at some natural foods stores, as well as:

  • Club/Warehouse Stores

  • Costco
  • Sam’s Club
  • BJ’s
  • Grocery/Natural Stores

  • Trader Joe’s
  • Henry’s Marketplace
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Whole Foods
  • Select Stores

  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Smart & Final

I almost forgot the giveaway!  How silly of me!

Milton’s would love for you to try these, too, so they are offering a prize pack with one bag of each of the 4 flavors to one lucky Delightfully Gluten Free reader!  Comment on this blog post to enter the giveaway, and let us know your favorite thing about crackers.  For me, they are a feel-good food (I took a bag of the sea salt crackers with me to the doctor yesterday, knowing that I had to take a new medicine).  This giveaway will end at 9pm central on Saturday, June 13th.

P.S. – If you let your children make their own lunches, you may want to check that they don’t fill a quart-sized ziploc of these crackers for one day.  Been there, done that.

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Happy Celiac Awareness Month!!

It’s May, and that means all things Celiac!  This is the month we tell everybody about us and we find new products to make our tummies happy.  And sometimes fat.  But happy.

Fear not, those of you who thought I died.  Between losing my father, getting pregnant and having a baby, teaching at the university, homeschooling, my mom trying to move…you get the point.  But I’m still alive, and Carter and Corice want me to get back to blogging.  Martin and Braden, too – they all love trying new stuff.  Especially when it’s sugary.

I want you to meet the newest member of the Delightfully Gluten Free team: miss Liberty Ann!


I know it’s a bit late, since she’s actually getting close to 5 months old, but better late than never, right?

I’ve actually had a number of emails come through with awesome sounding review opportunities, but I didn’t want to answer until I knew I could bring myself to sit down and write again.

Let’s start with a huge shout out to Glutino!  They had a bunch of cool products out for Christmas that I never got around to telling you about (candy cane yogurt pretzels, snowflake pancakes…).  Some of their cool new products include pretzel chips, buffalo pretzels, and salted caramel pretzels.

Say what?salted-caramel-pretzels

I guess I had been imagining something gooier, but these are basically the same texture as the chocolate or yogurt covered pretzels.

Have you ever eaten your way through a bag of butterscotch chips?  No?  Me, neither,  Not all the way, at least.  The flavor of these reminds me of somewhere between a caramel and butterscotch.  Maybe it’s the texture that does it, or the butteriness of the pretzels.  The salt on top really adds a new dimension to the flavor.

Corice didn’t pay attention to what I was giving her.  “The chocolate sort of tastes like caramel.”

“Want more.” speaketh my 3-year old niece Rozlynn.

Um, no.  This is my bag.  Get your own.  Or, more truthfully, I ate most of the bag within the last two weeks and only left enough to blog about.

Much like Braden and the peppermint ones.  He opened the bag without telling me.

He left me six.

Teenagers.  <Sigh>

Speaking of teenagers, did you know the Gluten Intolerance Group has created a new program called Generation GF for kids, teens, and young adults?  Check it out to help some young people in your life.


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Foster Farms Gluten-Free Corn Dogs and Giveaway

FF GF Corn Dogs“It smells like the state fair.”  That was Martin’s initial response to the Foster Farms gluten-free corn dogs warming up in the kitchen.  “They taste like it, too.”

Foster Farms has recently launched a certified gluten-free corn dog, and I’ve got to admit, these are the best I’ve ever had.  The cornbread portion is slightly sweet, firm enough to hold together, though with a great texture and crumb.

Braden was excited about the dog itself, as it is quite firm and stays on the stick.  We’ve had some in the past that fell apart or were so fatty that the cornbread part was soaked and nearly pudding-like.  Not so with these.  Carter and Corice are just in love.  We experienced a full week of “can we have corn dogs for lunch?”

They’re obviously fried, as they leave a bit of grease on the plate.  But that’s part of the appeal of corn dogs, isn’t it?  These are meant to be a great gluten-free substitute for a good “mainstream” corn dog, and that’s exactly what they are.

I’ve found these at my local Kroger, right alongside all of the other corn dogs.  It was a happy day for us.  If my freezers weren’t currently full, I’m sure my husband would have stocked up on these like crazy by now.  :)

Would you like to give these a try?  Foster Farms is offering a few vouchers for a free box of their gluten-free corn dogs to some lucky Delightfully Gluten Free readers.

First, go like the  Foster Farms Facebook page.  Then comment here about your love of corn dogs and/or state fair food (or something along those lines).  Since I’ve been a bit MIA lately (pregnancy troubles…), I’m giving you 2 weeks.  This giveaway ends at 9pm central on December 4th, 2014.  Enjoy your little bit of the state fair!

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Crispy Green Photo Contest

Crispy Green Photo Contest

Click on the photo above to be taken to the Crispy Green facebook contest page.

Don’t remember Crispy Green?  Read about them here.  You’ll certainly want your kids to have something a little less…Halloweeny…after Halloween.  :)


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Skinny Noodles

Skinny Noodles are my new best friend.Skinny Noodles

Awhile back, I failed my glucose tolerance test.  Ugh.  There’s only so much low-carb, high-protein quick meals a person can take (I’m not able to spend much time in the kitchen these days).  I received some samples from Skinny Noodles a few weeks ago and they have made me very happy indeed.

Skinny Noodles are shirataki noodles, made from an Asian root called konnyaku or konjac.  They are not only gluten-free, but also weight loss and diabetic friendly because they are low calorie and low carb with 0 fat.  They are quite filling, too, as I have had to share mine with the kids lately since the baby is taking up too much room.  :)

Skinny Noodles’ biggest drawback is that they smell kind of fishy.  But after you’ve rinsed them for a couple of minutes (and especially once you add some sauce or something), the smell disappears.

And no carbs!  They don’t cause my blood sugar to go up at all.  They are a firm noodle, not falling apart as you eat them.  They don’t have a lot of flavor to them, so they go well with just about anything.

Two days ago, I enjoyed (immensely) a wonderful, fast lunch with Skinny Noodles Spinach Fettucine, alfredo sauce, some leftover rotisserie chicken from Sam’s Club, and some parmesan.  Oh, it was nice (and easy on my blood sugar!).  It took me less than 5 minutes to prepare, too.  Carter and Corice love them, also, though I mostly keep them for myself (hey, I’m the one watching my blood sugar).  They are one of the rare things I enjoy eating these days.

Skinny Noodles also come in Angel Hair, Macaroni, and “Rice” varieties.

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