For the second time, Gluten Free Retailer (GFR) polled its retailer readers on their top-selling gluten-free products to compile its 2015 Best of Gluten Free Awards. After all, who is better qualified to determine the industry’s best-selling products than the people who sell them?
The 2015 Best of Gluten Free Awards represent a random sampling of retailers across the country polled earlier this year. With 18 categories, the winners are based on the number of votes in each category.
GFR would like to thank the retailers who supported the Best of Gluten Free Awards with their time and input, and congratulate all the winning manufacturers. *Product descriptions are provided by the manufacturers and do not reflect the viewpoint of GFR.
Redd Remedies Throat Drops
Redd Remedies Throat Drops are non-GMO (genetically modified organism), gluten free, vegetarian, contain pure essential oils and come in three delicious flavors: Sweet Lemon, Cherry and Cool Mint. Redd Remedies’ natural menthol vapors from pure essential oils of eucalyptus, rosemary, ravintsara, spike lavender and pine give a full-spectrum menthol experience, plus soothing herbs holy basil, horehound, mullein, ginger and sage extracts provide further soothing effects. Safe for everyday use, Redd Remedies’ Throat Drops are an important part of Redd’s sinus product suite which includes: Adult Sinus, SinuZyme, Children’s Sinus, Sinus Support Aromatherapy Travel Diffuser, Lung Care and Lung Care Aromatherapy Travel Diffuser.
Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha
Reed’s raw organic Kombucha uses the finest oolong and yerba mate teas and proprietary culture to create a delicious beverage of healthful beneficial enzymes, probiotics and organic acids that detoxify, energize and balance with nutrition your body craves.
Pamela’s Baking and Pancake Mix
Pamela’s Baking & Pancake Mix not only makes delicious pancakes, but bakes up everything from sweet muffins to savory pizza crusts. Made with quality ingredients and free of artificial additives, this mix is a pantry staple for its versatility and ease of use.
Feel Good Foods Chicken Dumplings
Feel Good Foods uses free range, all-natural chicken in its Chicken Dumplings. The chicken filling is packed with flavors of cilantro, garlic and ginger. Great as an appetizer Feel Good Foods Chicken Dumplings also make a great meal!
Rudi’s Multigrain Bread
Rudi’s Multigrain Bread’s new recipe now boasts 7 g of filling fiber per slice. It has the soft and hearty goodness that you love, along with all-natural ingredients, making it perfect for sandwiches and cooking. Rudi’s Multigrain Bread is hearty, healthy, gluten free and blissful. Rudi’s bread is made with stuff you can pronounce and ingredients you recognize.
Udi’s Gluten Free Muffins
Whether it’s breakfast, snack-on-the-go or dessert, Udi’s has a muffin for every occasion. Available in several varieties (Blueberry, Harvest Crunch, Lemon Streusel, Double Chocolate and Double Vanilla) with the great taste for which Udi’s is known. Udi’s muffins will satisfy all your cravings!
Surf Sweets Organic Fruity Bears
Lightly sugared and bursting with fresh fruit flavors including Cherry, Grapefruit, Grape, Lemon, Strawberry and Orange, Surf Sweets Organic Fruity Bears are made with organic sweeteners, organic fruit juice and include 100 percent of vitamin C per serving so you can feel great about your choice!
Surf Sweets are also made without artificial colors and flavors, are Non-GMO Project Verified, certified gluten free, free from the 10 most common allergens (dairy/casein, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, sesame and sulfites), are made in a nut-free facility, and are also vegan.
Tate’s Bake Shop Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
A Tate’s Bake Shop’s signature, the Chocolate Chip Cookies are thin, crisp, cookies that simply melt-in-your-mouth. Baked with rice flour, Tate’s Gluten free Chocolate Chip Cookies are manufactured in a dedicated gluten-free facility that processes milk, eggs, soy and tree nuts.
Blue Diamond Almond Nut-Thins
About Almond Nut Thins:
• 130 calories for 16 crackers
• No added wheat gluten
• 3 grams of protein
• No cholesterol
• No saturated fat
• Low sodium
The Nutritious, Delicious Cracker Snack: Blue Diamond Growers’ Co-op is 100 percent committed to customers’ health. The company’s 3,200 grower members have been producing the finest quality almonds from the rich, fertile valleys of California since 1910.
Irresistible Snacking: Nut Thins are a unique, crispy and crunchy cracker loaded with delicious and nutritious almonds. They are the only crackers made with nuts and baked to perfection.
Smart Eating: Enjoy Nut Thins with your favorite cheeses, dips and pâtés, or all by themselves as a tasty, good-for-you snack. With 16 crackers per serving you can grab more than a handful!
Delicious gluten-free pretzel twists free of wheat, gluten, milk and casein, Glutino pretzels are available in sticks, twists, sesame rings, pretzel chips and honey mustard varieties, in addition to chocolate covered and yogurt covered too! Loved by fans of all ages, they’re a delicious snack, lunch side dish or ingredient in sweet and savory dishes.
KIND Bar Caramel, Almond & Sea Salt
A seemingly indulgent blend of savory sea-salt and sweet caramel melted over crunchy almonds, KIND Caramel Almond & Sea Salt bars are a delightfully low-sugar healthy snack that only tastes like dessert. Whether you’re at the gym, at the office, or on-the-go, you can do the KIND thing for your body and your taste buds.
Packaged Mix (flours, baking mixes)
Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour
Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Flour is a blend of garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, whole grain white sorghum flour, tapioca flour and fava bean flour. It’s just the thing for those sensitive to gluten. The Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Flour can replace wheat flour in a variety of recipes with the addition of xanthan gum or guar gum.
One serving of 34 grams contains 3.5 grams of whole grains and 10 percent of the recommended daily serving of fiber. This flour can be made into delicious homemade baked goods such as cakes, cookies, breads and breakfast items such as muffins, pancakes and waffles. Tips for use and a recipe for scrumptious gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are on the label.
Tinkyada Organic Brown Rice Pasta
The top seller of Tinkyada’s organic line is Organic Brown Rice Spaghetti.
Tinkyada has been serving the gluten-free market since 1997. The company controls the entire production process, from grinding of the rice to packaging, and specializes in manufacturing pastas made from rice. Tinkyada does not make pastas or food from any other grain and is always aiming to be the best gluten-free and organic pasta for delivering Pasta-JOY to all—with good texture and taste.
Amy’s Cheese Pizza Rice Crust
Amy’s Gluten Free Rice Crust Cheese Pizza, made with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce on a tender organic rice crust, will surprise and delight those who do not tolerate wheat, and anyone looking for a unique tasty treat.
Amy’s Organic Cream of Tomato Soup
Made from organic sun-ripened tomatoes, Amy’s Organic Cream of Tomato Soup is slowly simmered to bring out the tomato’s natural sweetness.
Pereg Quinoa Side Dishes
Pereg Natural Foods’ all-natural, non-GMO verified and delicious quinoa mixes are pre-seasoned with vegetables, herbs and spices. These blends are just as healthy as they are quick and easy to prepare—simply combine with water and boil for 15 minutes.
derma e Skin, Hair and Nail Oil
This all-in-one body treatment absorbs easily to provide anti-aging moisture and restore your natural glow from head-to-toe. Composed of 100 percent pure plant oils (organic argan, jojoba and kukui oil) this light, nutrient-rich beauty oil replenishes moisture for anti-aging skin benefits. Silky moisture helps fortify hair, boosting shine, softness and taming frizz. Deeply conditions dry, brittle nails and cuticles. Absorbs easily and penetrates deeply. derma e Skin, Hair and Nail Oil is 100 percent vegan, cruelty-, paraben-, sulfate-, mineral oil-, lanolin-, gluten- and GMO-free.
Tessemae’s Green Goddess Dressing
Bow down to Green Goddess. Liven up your greens with Tessemae’s Green Goddess dressing a modern twist on the classic, packed with flavorful herbs, fresh lemon juice, and a little magic. Green Goddess Dressing is dairy-, gluten- and sugar-free, as well as vegan.
to Anna Skitfun, Vig’s Health Food in Lewiston, ID! Anna was selected at random to win an iPod Shuffle 2GB for participating in the Best of Gluten Free Awards