Dum Dum’s Lollypops Still Gluten-Free After All These Years

My youngest child gets her hair cut at the local kiddie salon. They do a great job and at the end of the appointment she receives a Dum Dum. I’m sure you know what these small lollypops are. Frankly, they’re a childhood favorite. And they come in 16 flavors (who knew?!) including Watermelon, Strawberry, Cherry, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Root Beer, Sour Apple, Cream Soda, Butterscotch, Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum, Mango, Orange, Blueberry and Fruit Punch.




As it turns out they’re also gluten-free. Spangler, their manufacturer, also makes gluten-free Candy Canes, Saf-T-Pops and Circus Peanuts.

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NoGii High Protein Bars

My brilliant idea for taste testing these bars was to offer them to the high schoolers, the student athletes who show up at our house some afternoons mostly because one of them belongs to the writer of this blog post.

“Mmmmm.” “These are good.” “They are healthy?!” Those were a few of the comments that came from the mouths of the 14-year-old girls gathered around my kitchen island. They gravitated toward the Peanut Butter Chocolate ones but also ranked Chocolate Mint a close second. The former contains 20 grams of protein and the latter 17 grams. And of course they are all gluten-free because they’re Elisabeth Hasselback’s brainchild. NoGii Products are manufactured in a facility approved and certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO).

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New Theories on Why Celiac Disease is on the Rise

It’s generally accepted as fact that the increasing global diagnoses of celiac disease are not solely due to better doctor awareness; there are also more people with an inability to safely ingest gluten than ever before.

Why are rates of celiac disease increasing? Well, there many theories that explain some or all of the increase – and some with more scientific rigor than others. Continue reading “New Theories on Why Celiac Disease is on the Rise”