The best gluten-free snacks are the ones that you can buy for friends and family that are do not like gluten or are allergic to it. If you have family that prefer to eat gluten-free snacks and meals, you should buy all of your grocery items to fit your family’s needs. The best gluten-free snacks are also the ones that are cheap enough that you can buy them on a fixed budget. If you are on a budget, here is a list of some of the best gluten-free snacks to buy while you are grocery shopping.
Candy is one of the best gluten-free snacks to offer at casual and formal settings like birthdays and weddings. If you crave a sweet snack in the middle of the night, there are plenty of mainstream gluten-free candies that are available to you. Here are two types of candy that are gluten-free: Hershey’s chocolate and Jelly Belly products.
Hershey’s chocolate is one of the best gluten-free snacks that are within the lines of your budget (depending on how much you want to spend for groceries). In the autumn of 2018, Hershey’s candies were and still are considered gluten-free: Almond Joy (except the Almond Joy pieces), Mounds bar, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses, and Hershey’s Special Dark Kisses (except the candy bar).However, not all of the Hershey’s bars are gluten-free like the Hershey’s Special Dark Bar, Hershey’s Cookies ‘N’ Creme Bar, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Drops, Mr. Goodbar, Symphony Bar, and Hershey’s Extra Dark Chocolate.
Jelly Belly products are well known for their jelly beans, which are not only gluten-free, they are also sugar-free (for diabetics). This candy is another good gluten-free snack that are also within the means of your budget (depending on how much you spend on groceries). Jelly Belly is also known for making their jelly beans in an ever-expanding array of colors and flavors. This company does not just have jelly beans that are gluten-free, they also make gluten-free candy corn for Halloween. However, not all of their products are gluten-free like their chocolate malt balls, chocolate bridge mix, licorice bridge mix, and their black licorice buttons and licorice pastels.
Cereal is one of the best gluten-free snacks to eat when you have nothing else to eat in your pantry. There is a wide variety of cereal brands to choose from when it pertains to gluten-free cereal. Companies like Post have made decent headway in including gluten-free cereals into existence. Here are two types of cereal that are gluten-free: Cheerios and Post’s Coco and Fruity Pebbles.
Cheerios is a gluten-free carton of cereal that are a perennial child’s favorite breakfast treat. Although this cereal contains oats and other wheat based items, General Mills, claims they have corrected the problem. Even so, you should probably limit the amount you eat if you choose this cereal to snack on in the middle of the night. However, not all of their products are gluten-free like their Chocolate Cheerios or their Fruity Cheerios, which were not labeled as gluten-free.
Post’s Coco and Fruity Pebbles are cartons of cereal that are gluten-free. The Flintstones-themed fruity and coco pebbles have been delighting kids from the 1970’s to 2020. Post has made gluten-free people everywhere happy when they removed the gluten from their rice-based cereal to create two mainstream gluten-free cereal options.
Potato chips are one of the best gluten-free snacks to eat that are a good side for your lunch options whether it is a sandwich, salad or a dip (like salsa or french onion dip). Plenty of brands like Frito-Lay are offering gluten-free potato chips and tortilla chips. Here are two types of potato chip brands that are gluten-free: Frito-Lay and Cape Cod.
Cape Cod is a gluten-free bag of potato chips that meet the United States Food and Drug Administration’s standard when it pertains to the lack of gluten in their potato chip bags. The Cape Cod potato chip company makes these particular chips with a subsidiary known as Snyder’s-Lance, which is located on Cape Cod and they offer tours if people are interested.
Frito-Lay is a gluten-free bag of chips that tests its products for gluten, and reports the products that many of the Lays, Ruffles and Stax potato chip flavors contain less gluten than other potato chips. Other products they offer, including many flavored chips, contain gluten-free ingredients but are manufactured on the same line as gluten products, so they may not be tested to see if they meet the same requirements as other gluten-free chips. When you are eating these chips, limit your intake on them with caution.
Tortilla chips are one of the best gluten-free snacks to eat that are a good side for your lunch options whether it is taco salad, chicken soup or salsa. Plenty of brands like Frito-Lay are offering gluten-free tortilla chips. Here are two types of tortilla chips that are gluten-free: Frito-Lay and The Better Chip.
Frito-Lay is a gluten-free brand of tortilla and potato chips. Frito-Lay, or Tostinos, chip products, which include Natural Yellow Corn Chips and Natural Blue Corn Chips, are all considered gluten-free. The same goes for Frito’s Original Corn Chips and Frito’s Scoops! Corn Chips, and many Santitas products. Other products they offer, contain gluten-free ingredients but are manufactured on the same line as gluten products, so they may not be tested to see if they meet the same requirements as other gluten-free chips. When you are eating these chips, limit your intake with caution.
The Better Chip is a gluten-free bag of chips that offers five flavors for potential clients. These five flavors consist of sweet corn, jalapeno, spinach, kale, beet, and chipotle seasonings. All of these tortilla chips are made in facilities that are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization board. These chips are also verified as non-GMO and are ‘vegan-friendly’ to eat with spinach dip and salsa. You can buy The Better Chip on Amazon or at your local supermarket online.
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My name is Kaitlin Felder. I graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional/Technical Writing in May 2019.