Best Gluten Free Munchies

Best Gluten Free Munchies

This year, we had 83,310 individual responses from 3,102 people within the gluten-free community vote for their favorite gluten free munchies giving us the top 10 best gluten free munchies for 2018. This year’s top 10 were generated by the gluten free community and not a handful of influenced judges.  Whether it’s a desire for something salty, sweet or both, this year we have an extensive list of gluten free munchies that will surely satisfy those cravings.    Here’s a question:  What is a childhood munchie you wish there was a gluten free counterpart?  Leave us a note below.

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The Best Gluten Free Munchies

Best Gluten Free Munchies
Best Gluten Free Munchies

Gluten Free Awards

8th Annual Gluten-Free Awards:

1st Place:  LÄRABAR Bites Caramel Sea Salt

Voted Best Gluten Free Munchie
Voted Best Gluten Free Munchie

2nd Place:  Three Bakers Real Cheddar Cheese Snackers

Voted Second Place Gluten Free Munchie
Voted Second Place Gluten Free Munchie

3rd Place:  LÄRABAR Bites Mint Chocolate Truffle

Other nominees:

Three Bakers Chocolate Chocolate Chip Snackers

Mary’s Gone Crackers – Grab ‘N’ Go Super Seed Classic Crackers

Earth Balance Vegan Aged White Cheddar Popcorn

Enjoy Life Foods Garlic & Parmesan Pelentils

Schär: Sch’nacks

Saffron Road Crunchy Chickpeas, Bombay Spice

Organic Living Superfoods Dark Chocolate Pineapple Chunks

Biena Chickpea Snacks, Rockin’ Ranch

Le Veneziane Grissini Rosemary


Do you have any favorite gluten free munchies that did not make this list?  Leave a note below and we will add them to next year’s ballot.

We really hope you enjoyed the list of the best gluten free munchies.

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Best Gluten Free Beers for 2018
2018 Gluten Free Buyers Guide





Gluten Free Buyers Guide at Books-A-Million
Gluten Free Buyers Guide at Books-A-Million


Gluten Free Buyers Guide on indigo
Gluten Free Buyers Guide on Indigo


Gluten Free Buyers Guide on iPad & iPhone with ibooks (Apple Store)
Gluten Free Buyers Guide on iPad & iPhone with ibooks (Apple Store)


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You will not need to navigate through 52,000 gluten-free products in our gluten-free shopping guide; our process gives you 500 of the very best gluten-free products.  Stop wasting time and money experimenting with gluten-free products you may or may not like.  Trust the thousands of people who vote each year to give you the most accurate list of great gluten-free products.

Finally, the experimentation is over!

Here are just a few of this year’s Buyers Guide Reviews:

“My 6 year old was recently diagnosed. This useful book has helped eliminate some of the frustrating trial and error from trying new products. We’ve tried several of your recommended products and my little man agrees! Thanks for a comprehensive GF buyers guide!”

“In perusing the listings, I quickly found that my very favorite bread, pancake mix, and magazine are listed as number one here – and I tried many products to come to that conclusion. It gives me great confidence that other recommendations will be good ones.

 “Invaluable guide for anyone with celiac or gluten sensitivity. Save money by getting the favorite brands. Might as well benefit from the experiences of others.”

Great Resource!!! Thank You for providing such a valuable tool for those of us who are GF buyers–this is my ‘Go To’ source for all my gluten free needs!!! Thank You for your time, research and hard work on this vital guide!!!”

I totally love this book! Every year when it comes out I get it. It is such a huge help!”

Awesome resource for those with celiac disease. Much cheaper to buy this book than experiment with poor quality gluten-free foods. It also contains references to other gluten-free resources online and in print.”

This is an incredible resource for celiacs and anyone following a gluten free diet. It summarizes the whole gluten free industry and recommends products based on surveys sent out to celiacs and others.”

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Best Gluten Free Munchies

Best Gluten Free Munchies


Best Gluten Free Munchies

Best Gluten Free Munchies

These are the Award winners for the 6th Annual Gluten Free Awards for the best gluten free munchies.  This year we had 1805 people take part in the voting process resulting in 36,580 individual responses so you could connect immediately with the best gluten-free has to offer.    Please verify all products are gluten free prior to consuming.  Brands may make gluten containing products that look very similar and product ingredients may change over time.  The results for the other 43 categories are published in the Gluten-Free Buyers Guide.

6th Annual Gluten-Free Awards:  Gluten Free Munchies

1st Place: Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar

Gluten Free Pirate


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2nd Place: Cape Cod Sea Salt & Vinegar Chips

Cape Cod


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3rd Place: Snyder’s Pretzels: Gluten-Free Hot Buffalo Wing Sticks

Gluten Free Hot Wings


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Other nominees:
Enjoy Life Plentils
Glutino Buffalo Style Pretzels
UTZ Chips Bar-B-Q
Saffron Road Korean BBQ ChickpeasCreate Link
Jarlsberg Cheese Original “wedge”
EVOL Truffle Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower CUP
Jarlsberg Cheese Minis
Harvest Stone Original Crispy Mix
Jarlsberg Cheese Lite Minis

Our History and How it all Works

My wife and I created the Gluten-Free Awards seven years ago after we found families like us who couldn’t afford to experiment with expensive gluten free products. We needed to quickly find products our family would actually enjoy without going broke.  It was bad enough to have a Celiac Disease diagnosis but our grocery bill doubled and some of our family favorites disappeared instantly.

We didn’t ask for permission, we just started with a one-page website and a few hundred gluten-free folks who had struggled along with us.  Fast forward a few years and that one-page website has turned into a published buyers guide that is distributed to thousands of people including grocery store buyers and category managers.

Each year we give back to the community and focus on our mission by distributing as many free copies of the guide as possible during a short time period each January.  The number of free copies distributed is a fundamental method in which we measure our success.
I am amazed that we are now going into our seventh consecutive year and love the method in which we facilitate a collective and forceful voice.

Personally, we don’t always agree with the results.  Each year some of our personal favorites don’t make the nominations but we are passionate about the power of the collective results generated.  The majority votes rule and will also be the method in which we crown the victors.

This year we have over forty categories and some of the results are going to literally shock the gluten free community.
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How it all works in 5 simple steps.

Step 1:  Brands register their product(s) throughout the year.
Step 2:  In late Summer, thousands of people vote for their favorite bloggers.
Step 3:  We compile a list of the thirty most influential bloggers and give them an opportunity to make additional nominations.
Step 4:  In Fall we compile all of the nominations and open it up to public voting.
Step 5:  In January we compile the data and release the results in the Annual Gluten Free Buyers Guide.