I like seeing so many new gluten-free products being carried in stores. The breads, desserts, and snack foods look appealing, but we need more healthy choices. I think I speak for many gluten-free consumers when I say we don’t just want great tasting gluten-free products, we want them to be nutritious too!
I reviewed my share of brownies, cookies, and other not so healthy products to the point that I am truly not interested in reviewing another dessert item right now. Why did I stock up on gluten-free Passover desserts? Honestly, they were cheap and readily available, but I don’t need them!
Now, when companies go that extra mile to make their products also free of multiple allergens or when it is a unique gluten-free product, whether it is healthy or not, many consumers appreciate that. However, for the average gluten-free consumer, do we really need another gluten-free cookie?
Fortunately, some companies are listening and making healthy gluten-free products, but are those the ones we are seeing on store shelves and at affordable prices? For those companies considering new gluten-free products, please make them healthy. Make a product that is great, nutritious, and gluten-free, and then reach out to the gluten-free community to help convince stores to carry it. We have finally reached a time when gluten-free consumers can have high standards!