Before starting the gluten-free diet,I was a huge fan of Cheese Its. I liked many different varieties –Original,White Cheddar Hot &Spicy. I haven’t found much in the way of a close gluten-free substitute,though The Grainless Baker makes a cheese cracker that comes pretty darn close. Then I found Mrs. Crimbles Cheese Bites at Whole Foods.
Mrs. Crimbles makes a variety of gluten-free products:
A little more about Mrs. Crimbles:
"How we startedMrs
Crimble’s was set up over 25 years ago. Long before the days of celebrity chefs having their own product range,our ‘Home Recipe Biscuits’were endorsed by Fanny Craddock –then known as the ‘First Lady of Food’–who said,‘they’re the very best’. In those days we sold our biscuits and cakes from the back of a small fleet of vans. The products were displayed on racks and re-stocked every few weeks by a visiting salesman. These days it’s all down to Howard,who has the tricky task of making sure that if there’s a hole on the shelf where our products should be –it isn’t our fault!
What we make
Today,Mrs Crimble’s is still known for its yummy treats and we now make equally delicious savoury snacks,like our delicious Cheese Bites and Cheese Crackers as well as a whole range of mixes for everything from stuffing to pastry. For a full list of our products see our range."
While Mrs. Crimbles products are mainly found in the UK,they can be found in the US at glutenfree.com,The Gluten-Free Mall and Navan Foods. I found my cheese bites at Whole Foods,but I am not sure if all of their locations will be carrying the products.
Now,the best part,how they tasted! These crackers reminded me a lot of the taste of Cheese Its! They were slightly puffed,so the texture was different,but still very good. There are only 2 servings per small bag and Jon ate most of them. He clearly hated them! He said the same thing that I did – they taste a lot like the Cheese Its. I am now interested in finding &trying some of their other products. The Chocolate Macaroons look very similar to the Girl Scout Samoas!
Have you had a chance to try anything that Mrs. Crimbles makes? What is your favorite gluten-free cheese cracker?
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