Friday, August 3, 2012


Popcorn - a nice healthy treat.  Easy to make in an air popper, on the stove, even over a campfire.  Pretty easy to be GF unless you add questionable flavorings.  Here is a look at some of the popcorn treats we have had when we were out or didn't want to bust out the hot air popper.

Halfpops I found on display at Bristol Farms in San Diego.  No my hands aren't huge, the pops are small.  There were different.  The flavor was good but I constantly was fearful to bite down too hard in case I got a solid kernel.  All in all an okay treat.

Oogie's is another GF popcorn out there.  We found this at the snack stands at Legoland.  We had the cheddar flavor and it was good and tasty.  Lightly popped corn with the right amount of cheese.  The bag does not make it too far before it is empty.

Next up is Popcorn, Indiana, which has a shipping address in New Jersey.  I found these at my local Von's in San Diego and they carry a Kettle Corn variety, Cinnamon Sugar and Cheddar.  The Kettle Corn bag is just right - the right amount of sweet with salt.  The cinnamon sugar was a bit flat and the kids agreed.  As for the Cheddar - the Oogie's was better.  As far as their GF FAQ page they said:

Yes. Popcorn and other corn varieties are naturally free of gluten. Gluten is a protein typically found in barley, wheat, rye, their cross-breeds (triticale), and by-products such as flour and MSG. While none of our products contain any of these ingredients and popcorn is a gluten-free grain, we had a FDA-affiliated lab analyze our popcorn because we are very concerned about our customers. The test results found no traces of gluten using the AOAC/CODEX Certified R5 method at a 20 parts per million accuracy level.

What about Smartfood?  I used to like there stuff.  The link to their Frito-lay site does not include Smartfood in the GF category but it is listed in the "Does not contain Gluten" category; and they state that they can not guarantee that it is not processed in a factory or on a line that could come in contact with gluten.  I therefore avoid it.

Did you even know that there is a popcorn song.  You can hear it here on youtube.

Sit back with the music or put on your favorite movie and enjoy some popcorn,

The Un-Gluten Guy

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