Gratify Gluten Free Pretzels Giveaway

Osem USA Inc just launched a new line of gluten-free pretzels.  For those of us who have to eat gluten free, it is a welcome product on the market.  This new line is called Gratify and the first products from this line are pretzels.   The pretzels are wheat free, milk free, casein free, egg free, lactose free, and include non-gmo ingredients. The Yogurt Covered Twists and the Milk Chocolate Covered Twists do contain milk and soy and may contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts and egg.  I was excited to try this line of products.

IMG_0248The first product we tried were the Gratify Gluten Free Sesame Seed Thins. These nutty thins offer the traditional crunch of a pretzel in a shape that’s perfect for dips, spreads, and other creative toppings.  I’m not really fond of sesame seeds, but I was surprised and actually impressed by the light airiness of the pretzel with a hint of sea salt, and the sesame seeds gave it a perfect blend of nuttiness. It is a nice twist to plain pretzels.

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Gratify Gluten Free Sea Salt Sticks and Gratify Gluten Free Sea Salt Twists taste just like gluten pretzels, but much better. I served a bag to family over the weekend and everyone asked what brand of pretzels they were, because they were very delicious. They were shocked to find out they were gluten free and preferred the gluten free Gratify product over their usual brand.  Shocking, I know!  Often times, gluten free products can be spotted a mile away.  Not these!!!

IMG_0256Gratify Gluten Free Salt Thins were just as good as the sticks and twists. The sea salt thins are flat and thin and light and airy to the taste.  They are rich in flavor and texture and make the perfect platform for cheeses, spreads, and dips of all kind.

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Gratify Gluten Free Milk Chocolate Covered Twists had to be the favorite in the house. The chocolate actually tastes like real chocolate and doesn’t have that artificial taste that can sometimes give you that waxy feel on the roof of your mouth. It was the perfect blend of crunchy, sweet and salty.

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Gratify Gluten Free Yogurt Covered Twists were very similar to the chocolate covered twists, but has a slight yogurt flavor to it. Actually, I’d almost say it tasted like a white chocolate covered pretzel, without it being overly sweet. Either way, they were delicious.

After trying the Gratify products, we are pleasantly surprised with the great taste of each bag. It is finally nice to add more of a variety to our gluten free diets without having to compromise our taste buds. All in all, Gratify Pretzels lived up to its name…… Absolutely gratifying!!!

Since we loved these so much, I have arranged for one lucky reader to win Gratify Gluten Free Pretzels prize pack, so you can try all these flavors!  Here’s what you need to do:

Chicago Recipe Giardiniera Brats from Johnsonville #Giveaway

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As much a part of Chicago culinary tradition as deep dish pizza or ketchup-less hot dogs, this spicy pickled vegetable condiment is beloved by Chicagoans in every neighborhood and is now combined with another Chicago favorite – bratwurst! Just in time for summer, these brats have a nice spice and crunch that will delight any Chicagoan and true giardiniera fan.

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As a blogger who lives in Chicago, I was happy to try these out. The Chicago Recipe Giardiniera Brats from Johnsonville aren’t your run of the mill brats. They are definitely not like anything else out there. I personally think it is a great twist to a brat! How is the flavor? Pretty good!

Since we are fans, I have arranged for 10 readers to win a coupon for a FREE Johnsonville Smoked or Cooked Sausage (this includes brats!). Here’s what you need to do:

Chicago Recipe Giardiniera Brats from Johnsonville Giveaway

G.H. Cretors Popped Corn

Caramel corn, caramel apples, apple pie and pumpkin spice. There’s nothing like food to get you into the season! How about a story on simple ways to enjoy fall seasonal favorites?

With a history in popcorn dating back to 1885, GH Cretors makes its caramel corn the old fashioned way: by hand, in copper kettles. Cane sugar, brown rice syrup (a non-GMO alternative to corn syrup with a lower glycemic impact) and real butter is heated over a flame and then stirred slowly by hand to develop its rich complex flavor and crunch. Using 100% natural ingredients, no artificial flavors or colors, locally grown Non-GMO popcorn, and special, “mushroom” variety popping corn resulting in wonderfully large, fluffy kernels, GH Cretors offers a healthy twist on a delectable classic snack.

I can honestly say that this is some of the best popcorn I have had. One of my favorite foods is caramel corn, and this carmel corn is absolutely delightful. I could easily have sat down and eater the entire bag in one sitting! It literally melts in my mouth. Bill’s favorite popcorn is the Cheese Corn. It was very cheesy! The Chicago Mix gave us the best of both worlds!

If you are looking for a non-GMO snack or just a great snack over, GH Cretors popped corn!