Every so often a gluten free product comes along that fills a much-needed void. Take for example, the line of ready-to-eat snacks/meals from GoPicnic. Available in 10 different Gluten Free varieties, they're perfect for kids' lunch boxes, your own lunch box, field trips, road trips, and as a take-along snack for the plane. They're also great for gluten free college students who need to pack a safe, gluten free snack to eat between classes. Whenever and wherever you need a "grab and go" gluten free snack, this is a great option!
Similar to Oscar Mayer Lunchables in size and concept, they're much healthier and require no refrigeration. Each box is filled with 5 individually wrapped items -- usually a cracker or healthy chip with some sort of protein or spread, a fruit or nut mix and other snack, and a "treat" like a gluten free cookie. Many of the varieties are not only gluten free, but vegan as well. Just be sure to look closely when selecting a GoPicnic product, because they also have a non-GF line of products. Fortunately, the "Gluten Free" phrase is prominent on the packaging. Here are the Gluten Free varieties available now:
- Turkey Stick and Crunch
- Tuna and Crackers
- Salmon and Crackers
- Three Bean Dip and Rice Chips
- Turkey Pepperoni and Cheese
- Hummus and Crackers
- Black Bean Dip and Plantain Chips
- Sunbutter and Crackers
- Edamame Kale Dip and Plantain Chips
- Almond Butter and Crackers
Admittedly, I've had a bit of a hard time finding GoPicnic products in stores. There's a Store Locator on their site which says they should be available in Target stores near my home, but they aren't. I've asked at several. Maybe they just haven't started stocking them yet. They're also supposedly available at Wegmans as well as on Amazon.com and Drugstore.com. But I think the best way to get them -- because they have ALL the varieties -- is on GoPicnic's own site. There you can order them individually or in 6-count variety packs.
Gluten-Free Saver occasionally offers a special deal on GoPicnic products as well, and they happen to have a deal going on for the next four days. For $20, you'll get a voucher code worth $40 to spend on GoPicnic's own site.
You can choose any combination of individual products or variety packs! This is a great way to sample many of their products to see which you like best. You can read about the details of this great offer here.
Have you had an opportunity to try any GoPicnic products? Which is your favorite? Where have you found them? I've liked all the ones I've sampled so far. I just hope they gain wider distribution -- especially in grocery stores and airport concessions. But until then, I welcome the convenience or ordering them online, especially when I can save with a Gluten-Free Saver deal!