2011 Best of Gluten-Free Winners: Part 3, Baking Mixes, Snacks & Frozen Foods

Best of Gluten-Free Awards

Welcome to part 3 of our Best of Gluten-Free Award Winners announcements. Today we’re announcing winners in our gluten-free baking mix category, as well as your favorite gluten-free snacks and frozen foods!

(In case you missed it, check out winners from Part 1 and Part 2.

Thank you again to the 5,800+ people who voted. Your votes counted, and here they are.

Best Gluten-Free Baking Mixes

Best Gluten-Free Bread Mix
Pamela’s Products

Best Gluten-Free Muffin Mix
King Arthur

Best Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Best Gluten-Free Cake Mixes
Betty Crocker

Best Gluten-Free Brownie Mix
Betty Crocker

Best Gluten-Free Cake Mix
Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownie Mix

Best Gluten-Free Pie Crust Mix
The Gluten-Free Pantry Perfect Pie Crust Mix

Best Gluten-Free Pancake (and Waffle) Mix
Gluten-Free Bisquick


Best Gluten-Free Frozen Foods

Best Gluten-Free Frozen Waffles
Van’s All Natural

Best Gluten-Free Prepared (or Microwave) Meals
Amy’s Kitchen Gluten-Free Meals

Best Gluten-Free Veggie Burger or Vegetarian Meat Option
Sunshine Burger

Best Gluten-Free Snacks

Best Gluten-Free Crackers
Blue Diamond Nut Thins

Best Gluten-Free Pretzel
Glutino Pretzel Twists

Best Gluten-Free Granola Bar

Want to know more about What’s Gluten-free?

Hey, hearing what 5,800+ of your fellow gluten-free shoppers like is pretty awesome. But if you’re looking for a more in-depth scoop, check out the Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide.

The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide features over 30,000 gluten-free brands (like General Mills & Kraft) and products (everything from gluten-free hot dogs brands to gluten-free bread). You can check out its reviews here.

20 thoughts on “2011 Best of Gluten-Free Winners: Part 3, Baking Mixes, Snacks & Frozen Foods”

  1. My favorite cracker is the glutino ones. So good with peanut butter or salami. Favorite pretzel is Snyders (partially b/c of the cheaper price)

  2. When is the voting for the best GF flour? Jules All Purpose Gluten Free Flour (www.julesglutenfree.com) would win hands down. She has a great cookie mix and graham cracker mix too.

  3. I agree with your gluten free baking mix winners as far as taste and texture, but most of the winners do not use whole grain flours, while the Bob’s Red Mill mixes, which taste almost as good, do. As a result, most of the time I use the Bob’s Red Mill mixes, using the only when we have company.

  4. I can’t believe that people selected Glutino pretzels as the best! Personally I think they are awful! Have NONE of your readers tried Snyder’s of Hanover gluten free pretzel sticks? They are so much better than Glutino. My grand daughter thought they tasted like “regular” pretzels. I agree that Betty Crocker cake mixes are great and so reasonably priced and Blue Diamond crackers are great, especially the cheddar cheese.

  5. Why be surprised that Glutino pretzels won as being the best. Looks like majority ruled and that’s what a vote is all about. It doesn’t mean that everyone has to buy them. Why should everyone like the same thing? Glutino pretzels have been around a lot longer than Snyder’s, so maybe not everyone has had a chance to try them.

    I think we should just celebrate the fact that we have so many options and people can choose what they like best. 16 years ago there was no such thing as a gluten free pretzel. It’s so exciting to have so many more choices. We can enjoy both brands thanks to the companies that heard our cry.

  6. I think all mixeswould be much better if I could even afford them. Based on the extremely high prices of anything GF in the stores, I will have to go with anything I can personally scrape together. So far Betty Crocker is about 1/2 the price of other mixes, so which do you think I treat myself with when I can?

  7. Where in the world do you find these Snyder’s pretzels? We only buy Glutino because I never heard of them. They are not readily available in the stores I have shopped in or I would have tried them. Never have seen GF King Arthur mixes at Costcos,Davids,Good Life,Walmart,or Trader Jos where we shop. Tell me where to find these 2 products please. A favorite for us is the corn bread mix by Bob’s Red Mill! Gotta try it with chili. I do not make any other cornbread now.

  8. My favorite frozen products are the Kettle Cuisine soups and chili. The Angus Beef Chili and the Southwest Chicken and Corn Chowder are really delicious!

  9. Let’s not forget Progresso’s creamed soups! Great for cassoroles. Not all are GF, but their Cream of Mushroom and a few other ones are. Just check for the GF label on the can. I love Betty Crockers brownies. Not sure whether anyone has mentioned Udi’s bread (frozen) and Biscuit Mix which are both great, but very expensive. Biscuit opens up options for bake goods and dumplings. Udi’s is really the closest I have ever found to real bread, but needs to be toasted. Hopefully the price will come own as more GF products are mainstreamed into the market. Let’s keep educating ourselves and others to move forward.

  10. For Dee (March 23) – I saw Snyder’s Gluten Free Pretzels at Walmart last week. They put the GF in with the regular ones but on the bottom shelf.


  12. In the Chicago area you can get Snyders GF pretzels at Jewel and Dominicks (Safeway). Also I’ve found Canyon Bakehouse bread is THE BEST bread ever – better than Udi’s (and less expensive).

  13. Nora’s baking mixes are better than all of the above. The texture as well as the taste are exceptional. You can find them at norasonline.com.

  14. there is a place in North Conway NH that has the most extensive GLUTEN FREE menu I have ever sen ans the food and owners are great. I can get fried clams and onion rings and ever some homemade desserts (whoopie pies are out of this world)
    raffertys restaurant is the name

  15. Has anyone tried Scharr GF products? Their Classic American Bread and GF Whole Grain breads are amazing. Seriously, nothing else seems to compare in taste. I get them at Giant and Acme and Wegmans. Enjoy!

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