GLUTEN FREE FEATURED PRODUCT
A regular postings of gluten-free products that I use myself and are
available in my local grocery store. You can check your local store for
these items, order them online, or ask your store to stock them. I do
not have any relationship with the companies in question, nor do I
receive any form of compensation for these reviews.
Thai Kitchen Instant Noodles
like to think of these as "Ramen for grownups" but really they're Ramen
for gluten-intolerant people. Just like Ramen noodles, they cook up in
three minutes with boiling water, you add seasoning packets, and
enjoy. Unlike Ramen they use gluten-free rice noodles and offer more
complex flavors. My absolute favorite is the lemongrass and Chili.
These are available in most grocery stores. Thai kitchen also has other
offerings, including sauces, plain rice noodles, and pre-cooked lo-mein
dishes in vacuum packs. They label gluten-free on their gluten-free
products, but the location of that indicator is not consistent across
all products. Sometimes they emblazon it on the front of the box,
sometimes it's under the ingredients list in small type. It's generally
worth the hunt.
This part of my life began when my very sick partner was diagnosed with Celiac. Even the slightest exposure to gluten can make him very ill for several days, so I have pursued gluten-free options with thorough aggression. In the U.S. a recent surge of gluten awareness means we have more choices than ever, but it still means hunting and analyzing and tracking down parent companies. After several years now of doing so, I want to share my tricks and tips with others who are still struggling.