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.

Ingredients

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.

Nutrition Facts
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%
Sugars 1 g  
Other Carbohydrates 16 g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 2% Iron 0%
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About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on April 30, 2007, in Celiac Disease, Cooking/Baking/Food/Recipes. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hi Karen, thank you for the nice review on our Rice Chips. We are very glad that they satisfy your gluten-free snacking needs. Your site is very nice and informative. Thanks for sharing info on Lundberg Family Farms!

    Janet Souza
    Marketing Manager

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