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Gluten Free Product Review – Cheetos Sweetos

Cheetos Sweetos

Cheetos Sweetos

Always being a fan of Cheetos and always being a fan of cinnamon sugar sweets I was soooooooooooo looking forward to the release of Sweetos.  OK, I know junk food is junk food and we should not have much in our diets.  However, hear me out… IF we are going to eat it, and it’s our right to choose whether we do or don’t, isn’t it great to know whether or not it’s SAFE for a gluten free person or Celiac to eat??  So I am trying to help you out here!!  Ok Ok Ok… I know this sounds a lot like justifying the fact that I have been eating Cheetos Sweetos all morning… and maybe it is.  But that does not change the fact that “inquiring minds want to know”

Many of the Cheetos products I like are actually marked “gluten free”  Sweetos are NOT.  In an email response from the Frito-Lay company they explained to me that in the U.S. the bags and items that are marked gluten free are tested to be sure they contain less than 20ppm of gluten, which is the acceptable level based on the FDA Gluten Free Food Labeling Final Rule.   They continued on to explain that they have items that are made not containing gluten ingredients but that these items are just not tested to be able to mark the packages gluten free.  In their response they also explained….

“Gluten is treated as an allergen in our manufacturing facilities. It may be helpful to know that we run non-seasoned chips first, and thoroughly clean the lines between seasoned runs that contain allergens and/or gluten to prevent cross contamination. We conduct a complete sanitation before the non-seasoned chips are run again”.

Well folks, Sweetos are not packaged “gluten free” but they are on the list of items that are not made with gluten ingredients.  So this means they are not tested to be labeled gluten free but yet do not have any gluten containing ingredients.  This means that each of us will have to decide what is best for ourselves and our families.  However, I felt this information was helpful in my personal decision on whether or not to try Sweetos.

I did try them.  I liked them but wished that the cinnamon/sugar coating was a little heavier so that it would remind me more of a “churro” type of flavor.  They are available for a  “limited time”   so if you want to indulge in this sweet treat start looking at your local grocery stores in the chip section.

Check out the nutritional information and the Frito Lay social media pages….

Frito Lay Website:  http://www.fritolay.com
Frito Lay Nutrition Page:    http://www.fritolay.com/nutrition/special-dietary-needs/us-gluten-free-products-and-products-not-containing-gluten-ingredients.htm
Frito Lay Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/FritoLay
Frito Lay Twitter:   https://twitter.com/fritolay
Frito Lay Instagram:   https://instagram.com/fritolay/
Frito Lay Pinterest:   https://www.pinterest.com/fritolay/

This Product is NOT marked gluten free and so you must decide whether it is or isn’t a good product for people with Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, Gluten intolerance or on a gluten free diet; none of the ingredients contain gluten.

I was NOT provided with product or financial support for this product review.  The opinions stated here are simply my ow

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Gluten Free Catalina Dressing Recipe

Gluten Free Catalina Dressing Recipe

Gluten Free Catalina Dressing Recipe

When we go out to dinner with friends and family there are many times when there are no gluten free options on the menu.  Other times they might have gluten free options, but I just have a feeling in the pit of my stomach that I am still not safe and shouldn’t risk it.  I know many Celiac people have been there!!

Some times I feel the safest option for me is to just get a garden salad, with no croutons and call it a day.  Well I don’t know about you but since becoming gluten free, and not having the dressing options that I used to, I quickly become burned out on vinegar and oil.  Loved it at first, now I am soooooooooooooooooo over it!!

Now when I go and get my garden salad I like to bring my own dressing and “croutons”  (for the croutons I use crunched up Glutino’s Parmesan and Garlic Bagel Chips.. click HERE for details).  Now that I bring my own dressings I can have whatever I want, I am not limited to their selection AND I know its safe.  SCORE!!

Today I made an extra large batch of Catalina Dressing.  It’s easy and contains ingredients that I have in the house at all times.  I made an extra large batch because I have some great recipes that I like to make with this dressing as an ingredient.  Hope you enjoy this as much as we do!!
CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE…

Gluten Free Buffalo Style Cauliflower Recipe 

Gluten Free Buffalo Style Cauliflower Recipe 

Gluten Free Buffalo Style Cauliflower Recipe

Any longer time reader of this site knows, I am a woman who loves hot wings.  Of course, I feel that they were not the most ladylike thing to eat.  I have published several wing recipes but I know that I have several friends who are either vegetarians or who do not like to eat chicken on a bone.  Well I heard about this recipe from one of my vegetarian friends.  She says she serves a dish that is similar to this one at many of her parties.  Of course I really enjoy my wing sauce so I made this roasted cauliflower recipe with my wing sauce.

A friend of mine was going to a party and I offered to make a batch of this to take with her and a few hours later she said that everybody was passing up on the chips and dips and just digging into the Buffalo style cauliflower.  She said several people asked for the recipe

To think… the pow of the Buffalo wing with the fiber and health benefits of cauliflower.  Of course, I am not ready to give up my wings, but this is a wonderful and delicious appetizer.

I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!!
Click here for Recipe….

Gluten Free Product Review – Glutino Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Vanilla Wafers

Glutino Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Vanilla Wafers

Glutino Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Vanilla Wafers

I had a little itty bitty tiny chocolate craving.  I was at the grocery store picking up some chicken and I thought I would try the chocolate covered wafer cookies by Glutino.

Less than two hours later, dinner is forgotten and I have eaten all but one of chocolate covered vanilla wafers.  I have left that last one in the package as some sort of way of being able to deny that I didn’t just eat the entire package.

I highly recommend these as a special treat or to serve when you have guests over!!

I know we are all familiar with Glutino but check out the links below because they have great coupons and fun and informative info on their social media!!

Website:     http://www.glutino.com
Coupons:   http://www.glutino.com/coupons/
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Glutino
Twitter:   https://twitter.com/glutinofoods
Pinterest:    http://www.pinterest.com/glutino/

This product is a good for people with Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, Gluten intolerance or on a gluten free diet because none of the ingredients contain gluten.

I was NOT provided with product or financial support for this product review.  The opinions stated here are simply my own

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Gluten Free Spaghetti O Knockoff Recipe

Gluten Free Spaghetti O Knockoff

Gluten Free Spaghetti O Knockoff

Many of my friends and family were surprised to hear I was working on recipe for a Spaghetti O type of recipe.  It is probably one item I have never claimed to miss being gluten free.  However, I do have a lot of readers who have friends and family who do miss this this product.  So I would like to dedicate this gluten free knockoff recipe to anybody who has a gluten free friend or family who misses Spaghetti Os.
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