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Ian’s New Products and Giveaway

If you had asked me 10 years ago if I would ever eat a pre-made sausage in a pancake again, I would have laughed in your face.  Finding prepared gluten-free pancakes was basically impossible back then.  Now, they come with sausage, too?

I recently received some samples from Ian’s Natural Foods.

Sausage Pancrepes: it’s a sausage in a skinny pancake!  The sausage has a hint of spicy heat and the pancake is a bit sweet.  The crepe holds together well and isn’t crumbly (like you often find with frozen bread products).

Sausage Pancrepes

The Chicken Nuggets have a medium-thick cornmeal breading.  I could taste some garlic, but just a bit.  They definitely have that kid-friendly chopped chicken which holds together well inside the breading.  The flavor of the chicken pulls at a memory, but I can’t grasp it (do you ever have one of those moments?).  It goes great with some honey or spicy barbecue sauce (or both)!

Chicken Nuggets

French Bread Pizza Supreme has a thick, crispy crust.  There’s just enough dairy-free cheese that you know there’s cheese there, but not enough that you could tell it’s dairy-free.  Lots of sauce, peppers and onions, sausage and pepperoni top this lunch-time treat.  I would definitely be happy if my school served these.  The French bread has just enough flavor that it’s not bland, but not so much that it overpowers the toppings (even though it is a lot of bread in comparison to the toppings – this comes from the girl who eats cracker-thin pizza crusts).

French Bread Pizza Supreme

Ian’s would like to give you a chance to try their new products.  One lucky reader will win a coupon for a free Ian’s product of their choice.  To enter, simply leave a comment on this post: what new product did you think you’d never see gluten-free and/or what are you still waiting for in a gluten-free form? For example, I’m still waiting for readily available cheese-it/cheese-nips – type crackers.

This giveaway will end at 9:00 pm central on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.







19 responses to “Ian’s New Products and Giveaway”

  1. Melissa Avatar

    Gluten free Girl Scout thin mints & samoa’s would be amazing!

  2. Debra Lee Avatar
    Debra Lee

    Have you tried Van’s cheese crackers? Delish! I would love some different seasoned breadcrumbs!

  3. Alexis L Avatar
    Alexis L

    I’m waiting for a GF pop-tart

    1. David K. Avatar
      David K.


      Look no further. Glutino has them and tehy are good.

      1. Alexis L Avatar
        Alexis L

        Awesome, thank you for the head’s up!

  4. Corinna F Avatar
    Corinna F

    YES – gluten free pop-tart, truly good gluten free oreos and in my opinion, the gluten free macaroni that is out there is really…hit or miss.

    1. David K. Avatar
      David K.

      They do exist. Glutino makes them and tehy are very good.

  5. Ryan Avatar

    I would to have toasted ravioli again! A St Louis classic… Still waiting.

  6. Amy Sue Matthews Avatar

    I was super happy to see the sausages in the pancakes and can’t wait to try them. Once a week at my school, the cafeteria offered these for breakfast, the one morning I always looked forward to – or used to – before having to go gluten free, so this is one item that has been one of the most missed since I had to change my eating habits. I am looking forward to finding these somewhere at a store near me and trying them. I hope they quench the craving since I really do miss eating these.

  7. S. Harris Avatar
    S. Harris

    I’m still waiting for good GF “Ritz” type crackers!

  8. Nicholas J. Lopez Avatar

    When my son and I had to go totally gluten free for three months, the most difficult thing for us was not having bread. I mean, we could have gluten free bread, but have you ever tried the gluten free bread from the shop? Yeah, not so exciting. And it’s expensive. And it’s totally useless for sandwiches or for wrapping around a sausage.

  9. Shawna Avatar

    I’d like to see a scrumptious GF French Baguette (one without all the holes) that will hold up to different toppings (olive tapenade, roasted red peppers, mushroom pate, etc..)

  10. karen e savage Avatar
    karen e savage

    I love Ian’s onion rings.!!! Would love to try their new pan crapes

  11. Jordan D Avatar
    Jordan D

    Not that I never though there would be gluten-free cookie dough, but I never thought it would taste so good! lol

  12. Sarah G Avatar
    Sarah G

    I would love it if there were gluten free frozen pierogis and pizza rolls! I sure do miss those!

  13. Jaclyn Reynolds Avatar
    Jaclyn Reynolds

    Gluten free bagel store would be awesome!

  14. Maren Vargas Avatar
    Maren Vargas

    GF Spaghetti-o’s, yes, I know it’s kid food, but when I’m sick I want nothing else!

  15. nicole lillie Avatar
    nicole lillie

    My little Celiac would adore gluten free breadsticks like the ones at Little Caesar’s!

  16. Kit Avatar

    I never thought I would see gluten free rye bread. I am still waiting for gluten free Potato Knishes.