Cecelia’s Gluten-Free Shopping Guide 2011/2012 Edition
Does the thought of hunting for gluten free products in the grocery store overwhelm you? Are you trying to expand your current diet options? Then this handy guidebook by Matison & Matison may just what you need!
What will you find in this handy book? It’s over 500 pages packed with alphabetized categories of products and brands that are, at the time of the publication of the book anyway, gluten free. It is, however, small enough to take to the store if needed, or use it to make your list ahead of time. Besides grocery items (which is the majority of the book), there is a small Gluten Free Over the Counter Pharmacy Guide, including soap, deodorant, hair color, vitamins, medicine, and more.
“This easy to use 4.5″ x 6.5″ book lists over 37,000 thousand gluten-free products that are available nationwide. Popular brands like Heinz, Kraft, Del Monte, Frito Lay, as well as supermarket chains, such as Kroger, Wal-Mart, Publix, Safeway, Wegmans, Albertsons, Hy-Vee, Meijer, and more. Just pick a product, look it up, and all the gluten-free brands are at your fingertips. This comprehensive gluten-free food list has helped thousands of grocery shoppers that are on a gluten-free diet. This guide is designed for people with celiac disease, gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity.” (from their website)
If you are an experienced gluten free shopper, it may be a little more than you need, but even so, you may just find some brands you didn’t really consider were gluten free. For example, the chip section lists many commonly found brands that are gluten free by ingredient, but not necessarily marketed as gluten free products.
It’s pretty easy to see right away which breads are gluten free, if any, in your grocery store, but maybe you’d like help with things like seasonings, sauces and salad dressings. Turn to “S” and you have hundreds of products right at your fingertips! You don’t have to buy the expensive specialty seasonings when you know which Durkee or McCormick spices are okay. In case of ingredient changes, you still have to scan the label and check, but it’s easier than reading every bottle on the shelf or constantly calling manufacturers if you have a list you can start with.
As an example – there are about 21 pages of gluten free ice cream products! Maybe more than you want to know if you have your favorite GF items already scoped out, but if you are starting out or even trying to expand your horizons, this book is a great study guide until you get your bearings in the gluten free world.
Especially if you are avoiding multiple ingredients as listed in one of the versions below – I would call these books a MUST HAVE.
Cecelia’s Shopping Guides are available in three awesome variations:
- Gluten-Free – All products listed are gluten-free and wheat-free.
- Gluten/Casein Free – All products listed are gluten-free, wheat-free, casein-free, milk-free, and lactose-free. Perfect for anyone on a gluten/casein free (GFCF) diet.
- Gluten/Casein/Soy Free – All products listed are gluten-free, wheat-free, casein-free, milk-free, lactose-free and soy-free.
I recommend this book all the time, and I also refer to this book often!
Buy one online at Cecelia’s Marketplace.