Best Gluten-Free Bread of 2015

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Best Gluten-Free Bread Brands of 2015

Best Gluten-Free Bread Brands of 2015

The bread category continues to be one of the most popular categories in the GFA program.  Gluten-Free Bread has come a long way in a short period of time.  Now you can go into any local Target and pick a loaf off the shelf and never go down the freezer aisle.  There are so many different types of breads we kept the category simple by focusing on our favorite brands.  Personally, I will eat all of the nominated brands but prefer Canyon Bakehouse but that is not what you guys said collectively.  Below you will find the consolidated results from the thousands of you who voted in the 5th Annual Gluten-Free Awards.

Bread Brands

5th Annual Gluten-Free Awards:

1st Place: Udis

Udi's Bread Brands voted #1

2nd Place: Canyon Bakehouse

Our favorite is Canyon Bakehouse

3rd Place: Rudi’s

Rudi's take the third spot

Other nominees:

Kinnikinnick

Three Bakers

Smart Flour

O’Doughs

 

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Best Gluten-Free Bloggers from the 5th GFA’s

Best Gluten-Free Bloggers of 2015

Best Gluten-Free Bloggers from the 5th GFA’s

Bloggers

We are so happy to be able to share with you the best gluten-free blogs the internet has to offer.  All of them are great and have been nominated by you, the fans.

Hint:  Bookmark this page so you have a quick and easy way to connect to all of these great gluten-free bloggers.

5th Annual Gluten-Free Awards:

5th Annual Gluten-Free Award

1st Place: Gluten-Free on a Shoestring   http://glutenfreeonashoestring.com/

Top Gluten-Free Blogger 2015

2nd Place: Gluten-Free Recipe Box http://glutenfreerecipebox.com/

2nd Place Gluten-Free Blogger of 2015

3rd Place: Vegetarian Mamma http://vegetarianmamma.com/

3rd Place Gluten-Free Blogger of 2015

Other nominees: (in no particular order)

Elena’s Pantry http://www.elanaspantry.com/

Jennifer’s Way http://jennifersway.org/myblog/

Gluten Dude http://glutendude.com/

Celiac and the Beast http://celiacandthebeast.com/

The Baking Beauties http://www.thebakingbeauties.com/

I’m a Celiac http://www.imaceliac.com/

Gluten-Free Gigi http://www.glutenfreegigi.com/

Gluten Free Globetrotter http://glutenfreeglobetrotter.com/

Keeley McGuire   http://www.keeleymcguire.com/

King Gluten-Free http://www.kingglutenfree.com/

Gluten-Free Steph http://www.glutenfreesteph.com

Gluten Free Works http://glutenfreeworks.com/

 

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Best Gluten-Free Bagels

Best Gluten-Free Bagels from the Annual Gluten-Free Awards

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Have you noticed how expensive gluten free bagels are?  We started the Best Gluten Free Bagel category to help you understand what products are available and what bagels are everybody’s favorite brand.  We have thousands each year vote for their favorite gluten free products to help you make wise purchasing decisions. There is nothing worse than buying an overpriced bag of gluten free bagels to find out the next morning that you can’t even sink your teeth into them.  We provide a price check that typically links to Amazon so you can see how much you are going to pay either online or at a grocery store.  If you can’t find any of these brands at your local store, please ask them to stock them.  If they don’t want to stock the best gluten free bagels you can always shop on Amazon or these gluten free online shopping sites.

5th Annual Gluten-Free Awards:

1st Place: Udi’s

Udi's Gluten-Free Bagels

2nd Place: Against the Grain

Against the Grain Bagels

3rd Place: O’Dough’s

O'Doughs Gluten-Free Bagels

Other Nominees:

Kinnikinnick

Glutino

 

 

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Best Gluten-Free Comfort Food 2015

Best Gluten-Free Comfort Foods

The Best Gluten-Free Comfort Food of 2015

Best Gluten-Free Comfort Foods

Had a bad day or just feeling down?  These award winning gluten-free comfort foods will not fix your problems but may help take the edge off.  Full Disclaimer:  Eat responsibly ;0)

This year we had over 4000 people in the gluten-free community vote for their favorite products.  Why do we do this?  So you don’t buy gluten-free food that tastes bad.  We also try to save you a few bucks.  The 2015 Gluten-Free Buyers Guide has all 40 Award Category results and over $50.00 in coupons and promo codes.  You can pick up a guide on Amazon in an e-version for $5 or a traditional black and white book for only $10.  Look for the Enjoy Life promo code in the coupon section.

5th Annual Gluten-Free Awards:

1st Place: Enjoy Life Soft Baked Cookies

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2nd Place: Two Foodies Gluten Free Kitchen Gluten-Free Pizza Dough Mix

Two Foodies Gluten-Free Mix for Frying

3rd Place: Health Valley Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup

Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup

Other nominees:

Enjoy Life Chewy Bars

Enjoy Life Decadent Bars

Gluten Free Prairie Oat Meal

 

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Kellogg’s Gluten-Free Rice Krispies Discontinued

Gluten Free Rice Krispies Is Discontinued

We are sad to announce that Kellogg’s Gluten-Free Rice Krispies has died. (Discontinued)

Gluten Free Rice Krispies Is Discontinued

In an official announcement made by Kellog’s on March 24, 2015 via their online community board the following eulogy was read.

“We’re sorry to report that Gluten Free Rice Krispies has been discontinued

We are sorry to announce that Gluten Free Rice Krispies has been discontinued. We made the difficult decision to stop making Gluten Free Rice Krispies due to current manufacturing constraints.

Certainly, we realize many fans will be understandably disappointed by this announcement. Although it may be difficult to replace Gluten Free Rice Krispies, we invite you to enjoy our other great Kellogg’s Gluten Free products.

I can remember like it was yesterday when the buzz about a gluten-free rice krispie option was swarming in the gluten-free community.  We all ran out (at least our family) to get the iconic brand and hear the trademark “Snap, Crackle and Pop”.  Once again we had rice krispie bars!  Here is the crazy thing; they tasted just like the original.  It’s beyond me to understand why Kellogg’s wouldn’t just keep the gluten-free recipe and replace the original.

Nevertheless there are some great gluten-free cereals out there.  You can find the Gluten-Free Award results for Best Gluten-Free Cereal here.

Best Gluten-Free Cold Cereal

If you want to stock up on gluten-free rice krispies before they are completely gone, I recommend you look at Amazon prices and shop smart.  Remember the supply and demand chart from school?  As the supply goes down demand will go up and so will prices.  Check Amazon Prizes here.

 

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Did Grocery Giants kill Bumbalooza?

 

Did Grocery Giants kill Bumbalooza?

Bumbalooza

We love Bumbalooza products.  That is why my jaw dropped when I saw that they had closed the business.  Bumbalooza maker of unique gluten-free baking mixes had built momentum in the retail marketplace and was already in 400 stores.  What happened?  Reports indicate Bumbalooza went too big too fast.  Giant grocery chains often charge $20,000 for shelf space and typically have 90 day payment terms.  Inventory can change over three times before the company sees any return.

Have you ever wondered why some gross gluten-free products remain on store shelves?  The manufacture has enough capital to fund product placement.  This is one of the reasons why we host The Gluten-Free Awards.  We want to connect stores and consumers with the BEST products.  Grocery chains should be focused on providing quality to their customers and not cater to those producers who have enough cash to float years of product placement fees.  It’s unfortunate that a company like Bumbalooza who made great products had to overextend their cash flow.

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Best Gluten-Free Colleges

Best Gluten-Free Colleges

Best Gluten-Free Accommodating Colleges

Best Gluten-Free Accommodating Colleges

This is one of the most exciting categories we have in the gluten-free awards line-up.  Each year students at colleges and universities normally associated to a campus celiac support group vote for their school.  If you are searching for the best gluten-free accommodating colleges this list is a great place to start.  We recommend you talk to the school dietitians, and reach out to the campus support group as part of your gluten-free college evaluation process.  For further information, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) has a great resource here.

5th Annual Gluten-Free Awards for Best Gluten-Free Colleges.

1st Place: UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Arizon Gluten-Free Campus

2nd Place: UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO: BOULDER

Boulder Gluten-Free Campus

3rd Place: GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

Georgetown Gluten-Free Campus

Other nominees:

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

YALE UNIVERSITY

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

ITHACA COLLEGE

CARLETON COLLEGE

CLARK UNIVERSITY

 

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Pharmaceutical Treatment for Celiac Disease Trial Update

Celiac Disease Medication Treatment

Pharmaceutical Treatment for Celiac Disease Trial Update

Celiac Disease Medication Treatment

I ran into a very interesting article written about the potential pharmaceutical treatments for Celiac Disease. Research has moved into an exciting phase. For the first time there may be a substitution to the gluten-free diet. Don’t think all of these medications in trial do the same thing.

Drugs

SOURCE: Gastroenterology Report, online February 26, 2015. http://gastro.oxfordjournalsGluten Free Submissions.org/content/early/2015/02/26/gastro.gov006.full#sec-16

In fact, most of these pharmaceuticals act completely different and address gluten in a variety of ways. As drugs move from concept to Phase 3 confirmatory trials, they need to be evaluated by endpoints that are tailored to the drug, disease, and target patient populations. Perhaps most importantly, these endpoints need to be acceptable to regulatory agencies.

Would you try any of these medications during the trial period? How about once approved by the Feds? Would you wait a while? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

Best Gluten-Free Cereal

Best Gluten-Free Cereal

Best Gluten-Free Cold Cereal

5th Annual Gluten-Free Awards:

I have always been a huge fan of cold cereal. It brings back childhood memories of Saturday morning cartoons (when there was no such things as dedicated cartoon channels) and hanging around in PJ’s until the neighborhood kids came to play. Today gluten-free cold cereal has come a long way. The Chex brand of gluten-free cereals continue to show strong support from the celiac disease community. Post’s Fruity Pebbles is another great option if you are looking for that sugary morning kick. 2015 is going to be a huge year for gluten-free cereal since General Mills has announced a special process that ensures gluten-free cheerios. The gluten-free community is optimistic but also rightfully concerned. Hopefully during next year’s award for best gluten-free cold cereal we will have move brands to nominate. Please feel free to leave any comments of questions below. Enjoy your cereal and yes, it’s OK to drink the milk straight out of the bowl when you are done eating. ;0)

1st Place: General Mills Honey Nut Chex

Gluten Free Honey Nut Chex

2nd Place: Nature’s Path Sunrise® Crunchy Maple

Gluten-Free Crunchy Maple Cereal

3rd Place: Post Fruity Pebbles

Gluten-Free Fruity Pebbles Cereal

Other nominees:

Bakery on Main Nutty Cranberry Maple Granola

Enjoy Life Crunchy Flax Original Cereal

Freedom Foods TropicO’s

Mom’s Best Safari Cocoa Crunch

Attune Foods Strawberry Crisp

 

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Best gluten-free beer brands

Best Gluten-Free Beer Brands

Best Gluten-Free Beer Brands

We wanted to eliminate any confusion this year and scaled down the best gluten-free beer brands to those who brew only with gluten-free products.  There is too much uncertainty around gluten removed beers and the safety for those with celiac disease.  If you have a favorite brand that is not represented here, please leave a comment.  Cheers!

5th Annual Gluten-Free Awards

1st Place: Redbridge

2nd Place: New Planet

3rd Place: Greens

Other Nominees:

Glutenberg

 

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