Delightfully Gluten Free (TM)


Pre-gluten-free, what was the best thing about shopping at a warehouse store like Costco or Sam’s?  The free tastes of yummy food, of course.  Rare is the occasion that I get anything other than juice these days (which they don’t always have).

But I totally scored the other day at Costco.  The first table was a heavenly display of WonderBar fruit & nut bars, with the words “gluten-free” in big, bold letters at the top of the list!

Almond Apple Cranberry
Macadamia Pineapple
Pumpkin Seed Sesame Raisin
Pistachio Apple
Almond Protein
Cashew Almond Pineapple
Almond Apple Ginger
Hazel Date

I tried all 8 flavors, and really liked them.  I didn’t really have a favorite, but my least favorite was the almond protein (it is good, but it’s closer to a “protein” bar, while the others are fruits, nuts, and grains).  Their special “roadshow” allowed for creating your own box of 16 bars, which I did for my mom to keep at her house for me.

In the spirit of gluten-free snacking, Costco also had tastes of Mrs. Mays cashew crunch snacks.  Mom was being quite splendid, and bought a bag of these for her house, too.  Of course, I don’t expect either package to be full when I show up.