Friday, March 1, 2019

News & Notes: March 1, 2019

Annie's Homegrown has added to its line of organic gluten-free crispy rice bars with a peanut butter variety.

Crepini has introduced a gluten-free ingredient version of its Egg White Thins, a low-carb, high-protein wrap that’s made with about 90% egg whites, flax meal, non-GMO canola oil, salt and pepper. The wraps are sold in Costco stores and about 2,200 Walmart stores nationwide.

Pamela's Products has announced several new gluten-free products that will hit stores this year. The company's line of gluten-free ramen comes in three flavors - Spicy Beef + Veggie, Savory Chicken + Veggie, and Vegan Very Veggie - and will be available in August with a suggested retail price of $3.39 per pack.

New to the pasta meals line are two new Mac N’ Cheese products: Vegan Mac and White Cheddar. These new varieties will be available starting in May with a suggested retail price of $3.79 for a 5 oz. box. The Vegan Mac N’ Cheese will also be available in a family-size 10 oz. box, with a suggested retail price of $5.99.

Pamela’s Grahams will be available in July in a new chocolate chip flavor, with a suggested retail price of $4.99. All of the new products will be available on and at participating retailers.

Saffron Road unveiled their latest gluten-free additions to its globally-inspired frozen entrée product line: Thai-Style Green Curry with Chicken, Coconut Curry Chicken, Vegetable Biryani and Madras Curry with Chicken Meatballs. The new dishes will be available beginning in June for the suggested retail price of $4.99 per package.

Gluten-free snack purveyor From the Ground Up is expanding its product line later this year with cauliflower-based stars, stalks and tortilla chips as well as new butternut squash pretzel sticks and twists.

From Lakefront Brewery, which crafted the very first gluten-free beer granted label approval in the United States, comes another certified gluten-free brew. New Grist Gose-style with lime is 5.1 ABV and is crafted using rice, sorghum, lime and sea salt. It features Zeus and Willamette hops with an IBU rating of 15. Its release date is set for April 15.

Speaking of gluten-free suds, Aurochs Brewing Co.'s beers are now sold at Eastern Pennsylvania Wegmans stores.

Queen Village's new Cry Baby Pasta (627 S. 3rd St., 267-534-3076) offers gluten-free spaghetti prepared in a dedicated pot.

OCF Coffee House in the Fairmount section of the city (2100 Fairmount Ave., 267-773-8081) notes gluten-free options on its menu.

Lovebird, the fried chicken sibling of Jules Thin Crust, is opening a second location this month on Lancaster Avenue in Bryn Mawr. All of the fried chicken is gluten free, as is the mac & cheese.

The Baking Harlot is a gluten-free bakery operating out of a private commercial kitchen at the SoHa Arts Building in Haddon Township, New Jersey (1001 White Horse Pike). The owner, Alexandria, is selling an assortment of treats like cookies, donuts, cakes by the slice and mini pies several days a week beginning Thursday, March 7. Open kitchen hours will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Customers can also pick up pre-orders placed through the website during those times.

With Purim just a few weeks away, now's the time to get your gluten-free hamantaschen from Katz Gluten Free - raspberry, apricot and chocolate. Order through this affiliate link and support Gluten Free Philly.

Early-bird registration is now open for the Step Beyond Celiac Philly 5K at the Philadelphia Zoo on Sunday, June 9, 2019! Be sure to join "Team Gluten Free Philly" when you register to either run or walk and show your support for this inaugural event.

Have a great weekend!

- Michael

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