Krusteaz Introduction | Triumph Dining

Krusteaz-Gluten-Free-Double-Chocolate-BrownieKrusteaz, a well-known maker of premium baking, pancake and waffle mixes, has brought to market its first line of gluten-free products.

These new baking mixes are widely available at grocery chains nationwide and each of the four new baking mixes deliver big on flavor without the gluten. In fact, Krusteaz is so confident that its new mixes taste just like their traditional counterparts that it is offering a Good Food, Great Flavor Gluten Free Guarantee, which will provide a refund to any consumer who is not entirely satisfied with the mixes.

“We created our gluten free line because we believe that if you don’t eat gluten, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice taste and quality,” said Andy Heily, SVP Sales & Marketing, Krusteaz. “We believe these products are so good that consumers will be shocked they are eating gluten free.” Click to continue reading »

Matcha Green Tea | Triumph Dining

matchaI have a new indulgence: Matcha Green Tea. To be honest it’s not exactly a NEW discovery. I can remember drinking green tea milk shakes as a kid at our favorite Japanese restaurant or ordering green tea mochi for dessert. The Starbuck’s Green Tea Frappuccino is a tempting coffee-free treat but not necessarily gluten free so it’s not really an option.

Then I discovered powdered Matcha at my favorite tea store, Adagio Teas. According to the Adagio Teas website, Matcha is a fine powder made by grinding green tea leaves. Only the finest, young, shade-grown gyokuro tea leaves are used to create Matcha. The leaves are plucked and laid out flat to dry. Veins are removed and the leaves and are carefully ground in granite mills until they become powder. Instead of soaking the leaves and drinking an infusion of tea you are essentially consuming the entire tea leaf. Because of this process, you are getting more antioxidant benefits and the “high” from green tea caffeine is released in a more even distribution. Click to continue reading »

Product Recall: Gluten-Free Chia Pancake and Waffle Mix

Gluten_Free_Chia_Pancake_and_Waffle_Mix_FDA_largeNew Hope Mills Manufacturing is recalling this mix because it may contain soy, an allergen not listed on the label. It was distributed to distributors and retailers in the following states: New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Florida.

The mix is packaged as a 16 ounce bag in a boxboard box. The UPC code on the box reads “07470353012”. Affected boxes will have one of the following Best By Dates on the bottom of the box: 11/13/2014, 11/14/2014, 2/26/2015, 7/29/2015, 10/4/2015, 12/13/2015. Click to continue reading »

DAURA Damm Offer | Triumph Dining

4pk+bottleExciting news! We’ve teamed up with DAURA for a nationwide promotion. Get a free Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide with the purchase of two 4-packs of DAURA Damm. Various stores across the country are having this promotion so look out for it near you. Click to continue reading »

San-J | Triumph Dining Product Review

file_6_3I use soy sauce a lot when cooking. When I was first diagnosed with celiac disease and discovered that most soy sauces contain wheat, I was worried that my favorite meals would never be the same again. San-J was the first company I came across who made gluten-free soy and I’ve been a big fan ever since. Their Gluten-Free Tamari Soy Sauce completes Sushi Sunday and their Sweet and Tangy Cooking Sauce allows me to make home-made sweet and sour chicken again! They have recently released a line of Japanese-style instant soups.

The soups come in two flavors – Gluten-Free White Miso and Gluten-Free Wakame -and are ready simply by adding boiling water. As with all of San J’s gluten-free products, this new line of soups is Certified Gluten-Free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). It’s another safe product that’s great for traveling and is quick and convenient! Click to continue reading »

Happy Family Foods | Triumph Dining Product Review

organic-puffsHappy Family Foods makes a bunch of fantastic meals and snacks for babies and toddlers and lots of them are gluten-free, which makes this celiac mama very happy!

Everything they make is organic and yummy. My daughter enjoys homemade meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner so it’s their snacks that I love and use. They do Happy Puffs, Happy Munchies and Happy Creamies. My 10-month old daughter is a big fan of all three. She crawls over and climbs up on me as soon as she sees the bag or hears me ask her if she wants a puff.

Happy Puffs are melt-in-your-mouth, Cheerio-style snacks without any processed sugar. Here are the flavors: Apple, Purple Carrot and Blueberry, Banana, Greens, Strawberry, and Sweet Potato. Your little ones may be ready for these once they can eat solids with larger pieces and use their jaws to mash food with their gums. Click to continue reading »

Superseedz | Triumph Dining Product Review

super-seedzOne of the best parts about carving Jack-O-Lanterns is the roasted pumpkin seeds that come with it. If you’re a pumpkin seed fan who doesn’t want to have to gut a pumpkin every time a craving pops up then the next best thing are SuperSeedz.

From spicy to sweet to naked, SuperSeedz come in eight different flavors; Really Naked, Sea Salt, Cinnamon and Sugar, Coco Joe, Tomato Italian, Curious Curry, Somewhat Spicy and Super Spicy. In the fall, these seeds could replace your normal snack of nuts and chips. They are a fantastic high protein, low carb snack. A fourth of a cup is a serving size and has 160 calories, Potassium, Protein, Magnesium, Zinc and Manganese. Click to continue reading »

Morning Sunshine Breakfast Cookie | Triumph Dining Product Review

original_singles__18568-1359921339-1280-1280-2Have you ever had a cookie for breakfast? What if it was a healthy cookie?

I really liked the Morning Sunshine Breakfast Cookie that came in my Cuisine Cube delivery. I’ve heard of breakfast cookies but usually assume that they aren’t gluten free.

The Apple Cinnamon Quinoa cookie is all natural, high in protein and has slow release carbs. It is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and all ingredients are non-GMO.

This breakfast cookie is thick and hearty with a nice crunch on the outside while still being soft on the inside. That’s extra impressive considering that I failed to notice that the package said to store “in freezer or refrigerator, thaw before consuming” and instead left the cookie in my pantry for at least a week before trying it. Good thing they are all individually wrapped.

The texture was like a thick oatmeal cookie, hearty, soft and chewy all at the same time. This cookie does contain gluten-free rolled oats in addition to organic rice flour, tapioca flour and quinoa flour. It is sweetened with agave which I sometimes think gives things a strange flavor but I didn’t notice it at all in this cookie. The cookie was sweet but not too sweet for breakfast. I could taste the cinnamon and apple flavors but they weren’t overpowering.

Anyone who reads my posts knows that I’m all for convenient breakfast foods that I can grab and go.
This cookie will be making it into my rotation. You can order them in packs of three here. This fall apple flavor would pair perfectly with your favorite warm beverage.

Product Recall: Applegate Natural Gluten-Free Uncured Beef Corn Dogs

If you’ve purchased Applegate Natural’s Gluten-Free Uncured Beef Corn Dogs recently, you may want to double check the package before eating. 10 oz packages of the dairy-, casein- and sugar-free meals on a stick should be thrown away or returned to the company for a refund if it is stamped with the EST. 2512 code on the box.

The packages that are under recall also have an expiration date of April 21, 2015 and they were sold primarily in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, and South Dakota.

The main issue with this kid-friendly food is that they may have been stored at unsafe temperatures during delivery when they were moved to a warehouse instead of a freezer facility.

If you were one of the customers affected by the 972 potentially bad boxes and would like to get a refund, simply return the box to the original store of purchase. This batch has been available in stores since April 2014.

As of now corn dogs with a different code and expiration date are considered safe to consume.

This is Applegate Natural’s second recall in two months as they had issues with their Chicken Nuggets in August.

Two Rivers Cider | Triumph Dining Product Review

Two-Rivers-Cider-Co.-200x200Blood Orange, Huckleberry, and Pomegranate are not typical flavors you’ll find in a cider but at Two Rivers Cider Company in Sacramento, California, those are just a few of the fruits they pair with apples to make their award-winning, gluten-free, preservative-free ciders. It’s no wonder that they have the reputation as one of the most adventurous and innovative cideries anywhere in the world. From bourbon-barrel aged cider to ones made with smoked apples and jalapeños, Two Rivers Cider Company is different.

Original Hard Apple Cider is made from 100% fresh pressed apple juice from Barsotti Ranch. It is a medium dry, slightly tart and effervescent drink with a strong apple aroma. The Blood Orange Cider is hands down the best fruit-fused cider I have ever had. It is light, not-too-sweet, and crisp. Click to continue reading »