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Angie’s Valentine Kettle Corn


Smoochy GF Kettle Corn

Valentine’s Day is here, even though I noticed the stores putting out things on December 26th (no lie!).  A difficult task always used to be finding gluten free Valentine treats, but so many things exist now, you only need to choose which you want.

We recently found Angie’s Tutti Frutti Kettle Corn snack packs at the Target by Triangle Town Center.  Angies makes a variety of popcorn treats, including Holidrizzle and Boom Chicka Pop (reviews here: http://www.raleighcelkids.com/?s=angie).  Now you can pick up these snack packs that come in 16 individual bags for your children to pass out at school or for their lunches, or for pretty much any reason.

Angie’s Holidrizzle Popcorn


Mmm…Bring on the Holidays!

Oh, the holidays.  Lots of yummy things that no one needs to eat, but that we still do anyway!  Kettle corn drizzled white chocolate and peppermint?  Sure!  Even better, gluten free!

We recently found Angie’s Holidrizzle Kettle Corn in a nice display at Harris Teeter.  This was about a day or so after Halloween, so the stores work quick to get these displays up and ready.  Pretty nice to see ‘gluten free’ so prominently displayed on a front-of-store display, and while it worries and frustrates me a little (as they seem to market to the gf ‘dietiers’–see my rant here), I cannot hide my excitement to see more and more available snacks and treats.  Especially holiday treats!

We definitely do like our mix of salty and sweet kettle corn, so adding white chocolate and peppermint could not be a bad thing, right?  As a parents of two Celiacs, we like to make sure the girls possess enough ‘unique’ holiday snacks for school.  You never know when some student or parent will bring in a special treat, or we will need to make a snack for a party.  With more offerings like this, we can feel good about the ability to pick something up quick and send to a school ‘learning activity’ (they do not say party anymore!!!) or for another holiday event.  Angie’s (http://angiespopcorn.com/), if you recall, makes a variety of kettle corn and snacks, including Boom Chicka Pop, which we reviewed here.


Lucy’s Christmas Cookies


Holiday Cookies at Harris Teeter

With Thanksgiving behind us, let’s get into Christmas!  Looks like we’ll see a lot of new, great products this holiday season, if the past week is any indication.

Nothing says Christmas like sugar cookies.  Gluten free recipes have come a long way, and you can make some pretty good ones these days.  Still nice to quickly pick up some already made ones, and you can do that at Harris Teeter now.  We recently found this pretty prominent display at the Harris Teeter on Falls of Neuse, right up by the checkout lines (and by the Angie’s Holidrizzle kettle corn).

We reviewed Lucy’s Cookies in the past (http://www.raleighcelkids.com/?s=lucy), and we love the different ways you can buy them.  Need something for a lunch, get the snack packs.  Need a few more, get the regular pack.  These Holiday Sugars and Chocolate Merry Mint (love the festive names!) come in a pack of about 20.  We picked up the Holiday Sugars, and with one bite, they sure do remind us of the holidays.  If you ever saw the crunchy non-gluten free holidays cookies (Stauffer’s, maybe?), the Holiday Sugars ARE gluten free and taste pretty much the same.  Yeah!!!  Now, we just need a big, steaming mug of hot chocolate!

Boom Chicka Pop


More Gluten Free Popcorn

Bagged popcorn takes all the fuss out of popping corn at home.  We’ve seen a lot of it lately, with the kettle corn, Orville Reddenbacher’s White Cheddar, among others (http://www.raleighcelkids.com/?s=popcorn).  While shopping at Target recently, we found Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop plain popcorn.  You can find a huge variety of flavors of this popcorn (http://angiespopcorn.com/) with all of them being certified gluten free and all but two (Holidrizzle and White Cheddar) being dairy free.  We realize many with a gluten allergy or intolerance also face lactose issues as well, so nice to see options for those restricted diets.

You will find these popcorns fresh–which amazes me.  I remember the little bags of already popped popcorn, or even in department stores (anyone remember Hills, Murphy Mart, and Ames–or maybe these were all Northern stores), and remembering how STALE they were.  Not these-whatever they do–pretty fresh.  We definitely want to try more of the flavors. We want to find the Holidrizzle next year-yum!