One of the most frustrating things about our son's Celiac diagnosis over 10 years ago was the trial-and-error "tasting" period that followed…(rest assured, all photos pictured below are some of our perennial favorite products, like this deliciously seasoned coating perfect for when you're craving chicken and onion rings!).
Even though there weren't nearly as many gluten free products on store shelves as there are now, separating the good from the awful took some time (not to mention a lot of money wasted on products that crumbled and tasted like cardboard!). And it wasn't always intuitive…sometimes it was the companies whose names we didn't recognize (usually dedicated GF companies) whose products were the best.
Over the past 10 years, I think it's safe to say we've tried most of the widely distributed (and many less widely distributed) products on the shelves. Thank goodness, overall quality of gluten free products has improved! It's been an adventure…and we've learned a lot.
That's why I posted our family's favorite gluten free products listing within the Resources section of GlutenFreeTravelSite. Whether you or a family member is new to the gluten free diet -- or if you're a long-time Celiac but just skeptical about trying some of the new gluten free items you've noticed on store shelves -- I hope this list of high-quality, great-tasting products will help you save some time and money in your search for "the best."
I know I would have found a list like this immensely helpful 10 years ago!
I'd love to have you share some of your favorites, too. I know there are some great products I've probably forgotten…or maybe some we haven't tried (so please help us continue our "taste testing adventure" by cluing us in!). Share your comments below…and please share this helpful and money-saving information with your Celiac and gluten free friends!