Are you familiar with iHerb? It is an online store that sells everything from groceries to supplements. I love iHerb not only for their fabulous prices, but because they carry thousands of gluten free products. iHerb is my go to source for everything from gluten free flours to nuts and dried fruit.
Thus, I was VERY excited when iHerb asked if would like to review several of their gluten-free products and host a giveaway. Of course, my answer was an astounding yes!
The first product I had the pleasure to sample was Andean Dreams Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies. These cookies are vegan which I like because I try to limit my dairy intake. I also like that the first ingredient is quinoa flour and that the cookies are relatively low in sugar (without tasting low in sugar!) Every one in my family remarked on how delicious these cookies were and came back for a second serving. The texture of the cookies was not as soft as what I am used to, but I understand that quinoa is a heartier flour.
The next product I got to enjoy was Alter Eco Rainbow Quinoa. This quinoa is a vibrant blend of three ancient quinoa grains. I like how the Rainbow Quinoa brightened up every dish I cooked it with. My husband immediately noticed how light and fluffy the quinoa was. I love that the company, Alter Eco, directly supports Bolivian farmers. The quinoa is fair trade certified and organic. I wish the price was slightly cheaper for this quinoa blend, but I have come to accept that sometimes I just have to pay slightly more for a product I believe in. I have already ordered a second bag of this quinoa per my husband's request.
Finally, I tried out Yummy Earth's Organic Lollipops. These are indeed super YUMMY! Emma, my four year old daughter, adored them. Emma recently had a party at her Preschool and took these lollipops to share with her class. The teachers commented on how tasty they were and that the adults enjoyed them as much as the children did. It is a perfect snack for children-no mess involved! I was pleased that these lollipops are corn free (which means no corn syrup!). These tasty treats are made up of rice syrup and real fruit and vegetable extracts. I appreciate that there are several varieties of flavors-both sweet and tart.