Friday, December 10, 2010

Best deal in the ATL for Chex cereal

*Image courtesy of General Mills
We don't live near a Super Target anymore so I usually shop at a regular "Tarjay" as we call it. Today I stopped into our old Super Target to pick up some holiday stuff like gifts (toys) for nieces and  nephews and Rice and Corn Chex cereals to make Chex party mix. I use extra rice Chex to sub for the wheat Chex and Glutino twist pretzels to make the snack gluten-free.

This particular store always has the Chex cereals for just over $2 a box which is the least expensive price in the area. However, today it was a flat $2 a box! At least, the Corn, Rice and Honey Nut Chex cereals were $2. I believe the sale tag said the price is good through early January.

Also, more than half of the Classico pasta sauces (labeled gluten-free) were on sale for $1.84 a jar, though the regular price there is only $1.99 ea. I picked up a couple of those sauces even though they are a little watery. Cooking them down slowly yields a much tastier sauce than using it as it comes out of the jar.

Super Target's gluten-free product offerings aren't going to blow anyone away, but on some items, their prices can't be beat. And in this bad economy and gas prices rising just in time for holiday travel - anyone can appreciate that!

*For a full list of gluten-free items from General Mills, check out the LiveGlutenFreely website.

  


      

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Gluten-free doughnuts anyone?

As I was sitting here thinking about how I must shed some extra pounds when the new year arrives (pretending that I could do it before Christmas and NYE would be delusional), I heard the UPS truck drive up. Even though the delivery guy didn't ring the door bell, he was on the phone so I heard him on the front stoop. I opened the door to find a huge box from a company representing Glutino and Ian's. Inside was a dry ice cooler that contained a bag of gluten-free onion rings from Ian's and four boxes of gluten-free doughnuts from Glutino. I've heard the latter runs rings around KK's version in terms of taste and texture, but I'll be the judge of that after I try them. Look for my review (of the doughnuts) on Celiac-Disease.com next week.

While I'm really excited to try the doughnuts, I'm not scarfing them all down by myself. My husband loves chocolate doughnuts so he can eat all those except for one which I'll have to try to review it. I can share some of the glazed flavor with my gluten-free family members during the holidays as well. When I ate gluten I rarely ate doughnuts, but since I've been gluten-free I've dreamed of finding a gluten-free Krispy Kreme (that is sold in stores). I'll enjoy finding out how close Glutino comes in terms of making that dream come true!

 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Exciting news for the gluten-free set in the ATL!

I don't know about the rest of you, but I really don't enjoy buying frozen bread. I want to buy room temperature bread. For almost five years I've been buying some type of bread item out of the freezer - bagels, waffles, bread, muffins. If you can think of it and there is a gluten-free version sold here, I've bought it out of a freezer. The news that Pure Knead will open soon for retail business (limited days/hours) in Decatur is extremely welcome news to me! The company owner, Michelle is working on some items that will blow your mind. If you're not familiar with the hamburger buns from Pure Knead, check them out at Yeah! Burger or Farm Burger. The gluten-free buns at those places are slightly different from each other. Both are exceptional....well, I should probably say unbelievably exceptional products!        

One of my friends who is also a colleague at Celiac-Disease.com, Anne Steib, reported some exciting news for gluten-free people that shop at Trader Joe's in the ATL and beyond. We can now buy Udi's gluten-free bagels and breads in the bread section. That's right, they are not in the freezer or the fridge! Read Anne's article for details. Now if TJ's would just open a location near me, I'd be totally set!  

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