soyjoyOne of my biggest challenges leading a gluten-free life is packing food on the go. Finding a good, reliable “granola” bar is a huge obstacle in this gluten-filled food world. There have been a number of times I’ve enjoyed what I thought was a gluten-free bar, only to find out later that there were trace elements of wheat or processed oats that contaminated my delicious snack.

As many of you are aware of SOYJOY bars and their continually gluten-free bars, Celiacs can now sleep even easier in light of recent news. SOYJOY has just received a literal stamp of gluten-free approval – the official gluten-free certification from the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). Though the brand has always maintained its natural product made with real fruit and ground soybeans, this recognition via third-party examination assures that there is no risk of cross contamination and the manufacturing of these delicious snack bars.

Moreover, I am thoroughly impressed that SOYJOY sought to gain official recognition of their gluten-free product, further promoting the importance of dedicated gluten-free facilities and processing. Although the gluten-free community is still lobbying for recognition and official federal support from the government, organizations like the Gluten Intolerance Group and GFCO help to seek out products that are safe for Celiac consumption. The group further supports the promotion of gluten awareness among consumer services to ensure healthy and educated choices for the gluten intolerant and Celiac community.

Even better, SOYJOY bars are filled with healthy protein, fiber, and fat, providing a great snack for you or your gluten intolerant loved one. My favorite flavor is Dark Chocolate Cherry – what’s yours?