Applegate – A fantastic gluten-free selection!

By Laura (The Gluten-Free Traveller)

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Applegate Farms produce a variety of organic and natural meats, a large selection of which are gluten-free.

As well as being gluten-free, they are also free from artificial ingredients or preservatives, free from antibiotics or hormones and free from chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates. They were kind enough to let Triumph sample a few of their delicious products.

I’m a big fan of Applegate and here’s why –

  • LOTS of their products are gluten-free and safe for celiacs and gluten intolerant folks to eat.
  • Their products don’t contain any strange additives, chemicals or other dodgy ingredients.
  • Their deli meats are some of the best deli meats I’ve ever eaten.
  • Their deli meats are great for nibbling just as they are or as part of a meal.
  • Their bacon tastes great fried up with egg and potatoes for weekend brunch.
  • I hadn’t eaten chicken nuggets since my celiac diagnosis three years ago until I found Applegate.
  • Their hot dogs are really tasty with black beans and sweet potato fries.
  • They make gluten-free corn dogs! I’m not really even a fan of corn dogs but I still love the fact that they are available.
  • Their gluten-free products adhere to the proposed FDA standards of what ‘gluten-free’ should mean.

All Applegate products are gluten-free, with the exception of those made with traditional breading, such as their chicken nuggets, strips, tenders, patties and pot pie. They do however have gluten-free chicken nuggets and chicken breast tenders!

I was very happy to hear that every batch of their gluten-free chicken nuggets is tested and verified to ensure they are below 20ppm, the FDA proposed acceptable level of gluten. In addition to testing gluten-free products are made in accordance with non-allergenic manufacturing procedures. They are always produced on the first run of the day so that the risk of contamination is further reduced, in addition to testing.

5 thoughts on “Applegate – A fantastic gluten-free selection!”

  1. I love making their delicious chicken nuggets for me while my husband and daughter dine on regular ones. Nice to know that on the rare occassions we eat corn dogs, I now have an option to eat like the rest of the family! Thanks, Applegate!

  2. These products are terrific! I used to make my own corn dogs – which are delicious – but not quite as “pretty” as Applegate’s corn dogs. Much easier to just pop in microwave or oven. The hot dogs are smaller than normal hot dogs, but that probably works better for my young kids anyway.

  3. Unless things have changed, the g.f. Applegate corn dogs are ONLY/exclusively available at Whole Foods. There is no WF close to me, but I was thankful to be able to drive 20 miles to purchase the corn dogs for my daughter to take to a birthday party recently (where everyone else was having regular corn dogs). The breading doesn’t cling very well to the dog, but they were tasty. Also, the g.f. corn dogs are all-natural, but not organic. (Many of Applegate Farms’ products are organic.)

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