One of the best things about writing a blog about gluten and dairy free living is the opportunity to try new products, and to share my reviews with all of you. This past week, I ordered a few new items to try from Amazon.
I want to start by reviewing Enjoy life Plentils. I am a big fan of Enjoy life foods; especially their chocolate chips. A few months back, I reviewed another similar type of snack food, Beanfields, which are made of beans. You can see my review of those here.
Plentils are made from lentils. They are crunchy, savory and slightly salty. I ordered the Margherita pizza flavor from Amazon, as they are not available in my area.
I can’t say they really remind me of pizza, per se. The first thing you get when you open the bag is a strong whiff of parmesan; not that that’s a bad thing!. There is no dairy in these. I’m not sure how they pull that off, but I am really impressed. They do not taste like lentils at all. In fact, they really remind me of pork rinds. They are delicious!
Several months ago, I did a review on NOwhey mini chocolate peanut butter cups. I was not impressed with them. They had no discernable peanut butter taste. I thought that maybe because they were so small, that the lack of filling precluded me from giving them a fair review. So I ordered the regular size cups.
Forget about “losing your cravings for Reese’s”. They don’t even come close. The filling is lacking any sort of flavor. They use sunflower seed butter, but don’t add anything resembling the filling of a Reese’s peanut butter cup. The chocolate is okay, but nothing to write home about.
I do want to say that I give them kudos for providing allergen-free Easter chocolates. I have not tried them, but kids and parents will be thanking them when the Easter Bunny visits.
My last review is of Udi’s Rye bread. I have been trying to find this bread for months; I had to order it from the glutenfree shop. It’s really hard to find. I miss rye bread, and this comes pretty close, caraway seeds and all.
Udi’s is a pretty reliable brand. The only issue I have is with the big holes in their bread, which they can’t seem to fix. But it is one of the few brands that doesn’t have honey, agave or inulin, all of which I have to avoid.
So there you have it; three new products for you to try. Please share your reviews!