For any family that deals with food allergies, you are aware that once “food allergy-friendly” food starts to fill your cart, you tend to open your wallet a little wider. I remember when Finn was first diagnosed I bought a plethora of “dairy-free” items I later found out were: 1) insanely unhealthy and 2) insanely disgusting. And there I was with $4 left of a box of junk that a hungry puppy wouldn’t touch. It was maddening.
The more familiar I’ve become with the allergy world, the more I turn away from any “box deals” as they tend to be filled with sugary, processed items that truly aren’t helpful when you are trying to find real food. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the box from Send Me Gluten Free which included a handful of organic and GMO-free products. (By the way, the box comes from the same team who brought us Find Me Gluten-free, the app that helps you find gluten-free businesses.)
We were eager for the little orange box to arrive!
And arrive it did! The kids and I sprawled out on the floor and broke open the box…
Before we dig in, I guess I should tell you WHAT this box is all about.
Each month Send Me Gluten Free will send you 8-12 new gluten free products to try that will include at least 1 full-sized item. You’ll get full-size and sample size food, personal care items, supplements and household products that support your gluten-free lifestyle. You can join for $20-$30/month (free shipping), depending on the length of the subscription you choose. Each month the box includes new items.
Send Me Gluten Free requires all brand partners be certified gluten free, or tested to the FDA standard of less than 20 parts per million.
Curious what was in the box? Let me fill you in….
The box included a variety of full-sized items, sample sizes and coupons.
I love the Organic Mung Bean Fettuccine from Organic Asian, so I was excited to see a full-size package of Organic Black Bean Spaghetti included. I’ve been looking for the right recipe to use with these noodles (classic red sauce just seemed so wrong), and I found a recipe with Red Curry Sauce that looks worth a try.
I was not familiar with Sevierly Good baking mixes until this box. Sevierly Good describes their company as a “home grown organic gluten-free baking mix company dedicated to using certified organic, local, and non-gmo materials that specializes in meeting your gluten free baking needs.” Their mixes are free of: gluten, dairy, soy, bean, nut and corn. I’m saving this mix for Finn’s birthday party when we will have two gluten-free guests. We will have a gluten-free and gluten option for guests to choose.
I tried Raw Revolution bars last year at the Gluten and Allergen-free Expo. Loved them then and love them now! This bar was Coconut Bliss. A few years ago I wouldn’t have touched anything with coconut. Now, I love it. So much yum! These bars are raw, organic, GMO-free, and dairy-free. Also included was a 50 cent coupon.
Another company with which I wasn’t familiar is Red Apple Lipstick. There are so many people with a severe enough allergy to gluten that even their skin and beauty care products need to be gluten-free. I’ve seen many of these products and tried several skin care items, but I’ve never tried gluten-free make-up. I was sent Rallye Balm and really liked it! I’m more of a balm/gloss girl, so it was perfect. Also included in the kit was a code for 30% off your purchase.
I’m honestly not sure if Juice Plus+ items are suppose to be a supplement or a sweet treat, but either way – they are good. These probably aren’t something I would buy on a regular basis, but it was nice to try.
Ummm…. yum. Just yum. Surf Sweets FTW.
There were a few tea and coffee items, as well. The Better off Red from Now Foods was good, very flavorful. The other sample sent was the Teeccino dandelion and dark roast. I’ll have Justin try this one as he’s the coffee snob. A 50 cent coupon was also included for a box of Teeccino tea bags.
Many soy sauces do contain gluten. San-J not only makes a gluten-free, organic soy sauce, but also one that is verified GMO-free. This should be a non-negotiable for anything with soy. A 55 cent coupon is also included.
Teeccino also makes a gluten-free instant oatmeal. Included in my box was the Blueberry Date variety. There are no refined sugars in the pack and it is verified GMO-free. I thought it was delicious and Evie agreed… she ate 90% of it.
Also included in the box was a coupon for one full-sized FREE PRODUCT from Dr. Praeger’s. I have never bought from this brand before so I will need to see what is available at our local stores. From what I see online there is canola oil in many products and they aren’t GMO-free. I will be interested to see what we find!
Also included was a code for a free digital copy of Delight Gluten-free.
Send Me Gluten free follows up with an email that includes additional codes and discounts on the products included in the box.
Interested in receiving Send Me Gluten Free and want to get started now? Use discount code BLOG20 at checkout and receive 20% off any subscription length.
And now it’s time for one of YOU to try Send Me Gluten free at no cost!
The winner box will be filled with completely new and amazing gluten-free goodies. Curious what you might see? Rumor has it Lovely Candy Co. might be making an appearance! I’ve had their caramels – they are amazing!
Send Me Gluten Free will be sending one lucky continental US reader a new box of gluten-free products. To enter, write a comment on this post telling me which allergy-friendly product you’ve tried recently and loved… or a product from this batch you’re interested in trying now.
Entries/comments must be posted by noon (CST) Thursday, August 28. I will post the winner Friday morning, August 29.