We recently received some samples from one of the big Passover companies, Manischewitz, which caused quite a stir in our house.
One of the exciting foods in the box was their Gluten Free Crackers. Â They are soft but crisp, flour-y tasting, a little sweet, and taste a lot like Saltines when you get lots of salt on them (if you turn the box over). Â Of course, I haven’t eaten Saltines in over 9 years, so take that with a grain of salt (we prefer pink salt).
Gluten-Free Matzo-Style Squares are an interesting sight to my kids, because they are gigantic square crackers. Â They are a flaky, basic cracker, much like the previous crackers, but in a different size. Â Braden decided that he should add some Himalayan Pink Salt to the crackers (which I think makes a good addition, too). Â These would be a great accompaniment to a chili or soup!
The most exciting thing to enter our house, though, was Magic Max’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Cereal. Â ChocolateÂ Chip Cookie Cereal that’s gluten-free????????? Â Yes!!!!
These little cereal cookies are crispy, puffy, and full of air. Â They are completely coated in sugar (think frosted flakes), can dissolve in your mouth (if you’re that patient), and have a sprinkling of tiny chocolate chips (no soy!!!). Â They are tasty (and sweet), a bit addictive, and great in milk. Â The cereal even retains its flavor in milk, unlike many of the cereals on the market(including mainstream/not gluten-free ones).
Unfortunately, the box only contains 5.5 ounces of cereal. Â Thankfully, though, these products are all certified gluten-free, so you can feel safe eating them. Â You can visit Manischewitz online, and perhaps find something you are searching for.
Now is a great time to start scanning store shelves for great gluten-free Kosher for Passover items, if you live in an area with a good-sized Jewish population. Â I’ve been telling Martin for the last 6 months or more that I will be spending a lot of money on food during the Passover season. Â 🙂 Â Maybe I’ll find some more great treats (and hopefully some corn-free marshmallows for Braden)!