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Looking for gluten free snacks/treats

My brother just informed me that he will be coming down for Christmas - we are excited to have him as he has never spent a Christmas with us since we had kids but I now have the task of doing a stocking for him (Santa can't forget our guests!) and he has celiac disease. Anyone have any recommendations on chocolates or other treats that I could easily find to put in for him?

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Erica912

Asked by Erica912 at 2:04 PM on Dec. 18, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 2:20 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • He can have any fresh meat, fish, fruit or veggie. Some with Celiac also avoid dairy, so you'll have to ask him about dairy products. Avoid premade seasoning mixes b/c many do contain wheat flour, this includes marinades & dressings. Popcorn is a safe snack (unseasoned/unbuttered if he avoids dairy), as are nuts & seeds. Many grocery stores now sell GF products, as do most health food stores, so check out those sections at your local markets. Glutino has excellent pretzels & crackers, Tinkyada makes the best pastas, and Kinnikinnick the best donuts, buns & rolls. Shar also makes good crackers & the bread's not bad either. Betty Crocker has also started making GF cake, brownie & cookie mixes that are quite good and can be found in most regular grocery stores in the baking aisle.

    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 2:37 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • it's getting easier to find gf products in the stores
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 3:36 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • A lot of stores sell GF cookies & other goodies anymore, in a special section. Be warned, it is more expensive to make or buy GF! And some of the stuff isn't as good as others. If you stick with regular candies & stuff that don't have cookies and stuff in them you should be fine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:20 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Good question, I am hosting a dinner party for 2 people who are gluten free as well.
    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 12:33 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • We just made gluten free cookies and rice flour and some sort of oats, I forget. But look online. I have to eat semi gluten free
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 8:51 AM on Dec. 19, 2010

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