Suppliers of Gluten-Free Mixes and Prepared Foods
Suppliers I Can Personally Recommend
Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Kinnikinnick has
developed a Crisp Rice Cereal that's just like that national
brand that's contaminated by malt. Snap! Crackle! Pop! and great
in those marshmallow treats. They are working on other
substitutes for major brand cereals that remain on celiac taboo
lists. They also offer breads of all descriptions (including
loaves, buns, rolls, biscuits, muffins, and scones), plus treats,
cookies, crackers, tarts, quiches, pies, frozen entrees, and
cakes. There are mixes for many of the above items, and supplies
like flours, starches, rolled rice (to use as an oatmeal
substitute), guar gum and xanthan gum. You may also want to check
out the pastas, soups and sauces. They take Visa and Mastercard.
which is really the only way for U.S. purchasers to get past the
currency exchange. Now with an improved online shopping cart, and
a fast response time, this is an excellent site to shop!
Recently I tried several of Kinnikinnick's products, and I can
heartily recommend their doughnuts and hamburger buns; and the
imported pretzels, though expensive, are really a wonderful treat
(see the description in De-Ro-Ma below).
Authentic Foods specializes in bean flours made from a
combination of fava and garbanzo beans. I use their flour in my
favorite bread recipe,
and in the many other recipes (like cookies!) based on my bread
mix. They also sell mixes using their bean flour, as well as
supplies like xanthan gum and vanilla powder. Authentic Foods
takes checks and money orders, and you will need to call them
with your order or mail a printed order form with a check or
money order (no on-line ordering).
Pasta! Pasta from all sorts of suppliers, in all kinds of
shapes, even alphabets! I have just placed my first order with
this company through their web page and was pleased to get a
confirmation by email within a day. I'll let you know what I
think of the foods when I've tried them; meanwhile, check it out!
- Cookies (Shaf's) Creme Wafers
- Just as light and tasty as the creme wafers you can buy
in a grocery store. Yummy. No eggs, milk or soy here.
- Crackers (Bi-Aglut):
- A round, flour-shaped cracker that worked well (and
tasted fine) with peanut butter in the center would be
good for packing in school lunches. Milk and egg-free but
they do use soy flour.
- Pasta (Schar) Alphabets:
- Tiny letters for alphabet soup! The only ingredients are
rice flour, corn starch and soy flour.
- Pretzels (Glutano):
- small and pretzel shaped and colored, no milk or eggs but
they do use soy flour. An excellent snack food, which
tastes very close to wheat-based pretzels.
This company is a good source for bulk flours and ingredients
if you have no local supplier (otherwise it will probably be more
cheaply purchased at your local health food store). Some people
swear by their prepared breads and ice cream cones, but to save
on expenses, I make my own.
I have tried one of their mixes (for cranberry muffins) and it
was quite tasty and easy to make. It's so nice to have something
you can just pull off the shelf and make in a pinch!
Those I Have Yet To Try
- This site offers ready-made foods suitable for backback
or emergency supplies, as well as for just plain
- Special Foods
- For those on special diets.
- Cause You're
- A special diets bakery.
- Offering baked goods, pasta, pizza crust, soups, sauces
and cooking supplies.
- These items add nutritional value to foods.
- The Gluten-Free
- Scott Adams is putting together a one-stop shopping site
here on the Net. I haven't had the chance to shop it yet,
but if you do you might let me know what you think.
- Featuring Dietary Specialties' foods.
- Gifts of Nature
- These two sisters have developed mixes that focus on both
flavor and greater nutrition than the usually
starch-heavy, nutrient-light traditional mixes of white
rice flour and tapioca and potato starch. Great idea!
- Gluten-Free Pantry
- I have ordered from these folks before, prior to them
going on-line, but my favorite product seems to have
disappeared from their list!
- Miss Roben's Dietary
- Sylvan Border
- Tamarind Tree
- Heat & Serve Indian dinners; and it says it's
Gluten-Free, right on the package
- An Australian distributor of alternative grain products.
- In England, though they are thinking about shipping
world-wide. Complete with ingredients lists. Very nice.
- A South American company researching gluten-free foods,
with imports to the U.S.
- Tasty Bite
- Indian specialities and sauces.
Other Sites of Interest
- Lundberg Family Farm
- Brown Rice and Brown Rice products.
- Jowar Foods
- Flour made from the seed of the sorghum plant.
- International Rice
- Not a lot is more fundamental to the celiac diet than
- Rice Web (no!
- More about rice!
- A wonderful, ancient grain.
Copyright ©1998 Linda Blanchard All Rights
Reserved. Date Added: July 30, 1996. Last Update: May 29, 2005.