It has become the battle of the gluten free corn dogs in our household. We are on a mission to try each of the gluten free corn dogs on the market as long as they are dairy free as well. After trying the Ian’s mini corn dogs my dad and I were excited to give the Foster Farms full sized gluten free corn dogs a try. We found these at our local Safeway in a box of 12 for only $6.49. Quite a good deal considering these are gluten free and dairy free. What excited us immediately about these is the outside of the box reads “Honey Crunchy Flavor, double dipped in honey batter.” Now that sounds amazing right there!
A few days after buying them we decided it was time to try and I pulled them out of the box. To my surprise they looked exactly like your standard corn dog. Normally with gluten free items they can look a little different then there glutinous counterparts, but no these looked exactly the same. I heated them up in the toaster oven at 450 degrees for 18 minutes as indicated on the side of the box. They came out piping hot and we devoured them with some mustard. To me they were no different than the standard corn dogs I had had pre-celiac diagnosis. My dad even thought there was really no difference between these and the hundreds of other corn dogs he has had in his lifetime.
We came to a consensus that these are definitely the best corn dogs we have tried so far. The batter was really no different than the standard corn dog you get from your local fast food joint. Foster Farms also makes gluten free chicken tenders as well. Maybe one of these days I will have to give those a try as well.
This last weekend I went by target to get something to make for lunch for my dad and I. The whole family was gone and I needed to figure out something that both of us could/would eat. He’s picky while I am just vey restricted due to having celiac disease and a dairy allergy. I ventured around target looking for something tasty. To my disappointment they were out of a few of the meats I planned on cooking to have in addition to gluten free pasta. So plan B turned into Ian’s gluten free corn dos when I spotted them in the freezer aisle and on sale!
I happily threw a box into my basket and made my way home to make these babies. I was pretty surprised to read then box and find out along with being gluten free they are dairy free, nut free, soy free, egg free, and peanut free. Wow last I checked I believe these are actually completely allergen free. Wow score! Means that these can appeal to a wide audience and hopefully companies like this will continue to thrive!
I followed the oven directions as these say right on the box that microwaving is not recommended. They came out of the oven nice and hot and ready to be eaten. We devoured them with our mustard and they were popular with both of us. Wat we liked was the corn coating on the outside on these mini corn dogs was actually a little chewy. This may sound weird to some but it was actually really good and the main reason we both liked them so much. I will definitely be buying some more of these and introducing the boy to them as well. :)
In the last few weeks I have gotten the opportunity to bake. I love baking and get super excited when I find a new mix to try. I had heard that Betty Crocker was starting to make gluten free mixes from social media. I decided to see if my target had any and in fact they did. I was able to pick up a few different kinds including the white cake mix, cookie mix, and brownie mix. This last week I was able to try two of these. The white cake mix and the brownie mix.
Now these are not by any means super big mixes. The white cake mix only makes a one layer cake unfortunately or two really thin layers and then the brownies don’t make as much as other mixes. This is to be expected though since often you may be baking only for yourself if you do have celiac disease. I on the other hand get to bake for two as the boy has celiac disease as well. I made the white cake first and added lemon pie filling to the mix to make it a lemon cake. This made it super moist and delicious especially with added Cherrybrook frosting. Which keep in mind is dairy free as well and super sweet, but still every bit as tasty. The family was a huge fan of this cake and we finished it off in one sitting. In fact my non-celiac sister loved it so much she ate half the cake on her own! This was a shocker but that means I knew it was good even for a gluten free and dairy free cake. I even took a risk and made lemon bars out of the white cake mix. This was kind of a throw it together recipe and boy did they end up turning out great!
Next I made the brownies which I loved because they had chocolate chips in the mix already! I love biting in to chocolate chips when I am eating a brownie so it was definitely a win in my book. I sent the boy back with some which I am sure he was love as well.
These mixes I believe I paid $4.29 each. Which is definitely pricy for a baking mix, but pretty reasonable when it comes to gluten free mixes. The only thing is these mixes definitely weight less than some of the other mixes for sale. So that does play a role in why the prices are cheaper.
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