Gluten-free Honey Dijon crunching satisfaction
Before I found out about celiac disease, 4.5 years ago, one of my favorite snacks was Snyder’s Honey Mustard and Onion Pretzel Pieces. They are broken pretzel chunks (probably left over from the manufacture of non-broken pretzels, but who cares?) loaded with tangy and sweet honey mustard flavor. Missing out on this tasty treat has been one of those wee heartaches that go along with adopting a gluten-free life.
Recently, though, I discovered Lundberg Farms’ Honey Dijon Rice Chips. If I could insert a little squeal of delight right here, I would. I was already a fan of Lundberg Farms, for their extensive gluten-free products, their longstanding eco-friendly farming practices, and their diverse, high-quality products.
These rice chips are satisfying on so many levels: They are thick — yet not dense and hard, but light and crispy crunch. The flavor, which is all natural, is spot-on: tangy and a bit sweet, the perfect mix of honey and mustard, with a wee bit of sesame flavor.
As with most natural and/or gluten-free products, they are a bit pricier than your normal grocery store snacks: I spent $2.59 for the six oz. bag, which I polished off in two sittings. Many of Lundberg Farms’ products can be purchased directly from them, but it’s not any cheaper that way.
All eight flavors of the Rice Chips are gluten free.
I found Lundberg Farms’ website a bit hard to navigate — most of the info I wanted was under the obscure heading of “Info”. The gluten-free list was further buried under Info-Special Diets, then click on the label next to their GF icon.
Brown Rice, brown rice flour, organic masa flour, white rice flour, high oleic expeller-pressed safflower or sunflower oil, organic sesame seeds, cane syrup and honey, salt, evaporated cane juice, rice flour, spices (mustard, black pepper, red pepper), garlic powder, onion powder, sunflower oil, gum arabic, vinegar powder, citric acid, tartaric acid, turmeric (color), less than 2% tricalcium phosphate (anti-caking agent), and tarragon oil.
|Serving Size||1 oz (28 g)|
|Servings Per Container||6|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories||140||Calories from fat||60|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat||7 g||11%|
|Saturated Fat||0.5 g||4%|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g||4%|
|Other Carbohydrates||16 g|
|Vitamin A||0%||•||Vitamin C||6%|