I recently had the opportunity to try some of Goldbaum’s gluten free products. Goldbaum’s was started by Scott Goldbaum who set out to find the best and tastiest gluten free products for three of his daughters.. After exntensive research and a relentless search, Scott decided to make is own line of gluten free products.
All of Goldbaum’s products are manufactured in a facility that is free of gluten, soy, dairy and nuts. The product line includes Wonder Meals (boxed meals that do not require refrigeration), rice pasta, ice cream cones, crackers, soup accompaniments, popchips, and more. Goldbaums makes 10 varieties of brown rice pasta including penne, spirals, shells, fettuccine, spaghetti, elbow, fusilli, thin cut noodles for soup, medium cut for kugel (a traditional Jewish noodle casserole), and Chow Mein noodles. The way you have to cook the noodles is definitely different from any other brown rice pasta I’ve ever made before. To cook, bring the water to a boil, add the noodles, cover, and boil for 3-4 minutes. Then, turn off burner and let sit covered for 15 minutes. I followed the instructions and the noodles were perfectly cooked. They were not undercooked, but rather had a great texture and they even tasted great the next day! The best part was that no one knew they were gluten free—until I told them.
The Chow Mein Noodles were dry and crunchy, good for soups or topping your salad. The taste was a little odd, but a little addictive at the same time. The one thing I didn’t like was the after taste these left in my mouth, and I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was. I am still on the fence about this product.
Last but not least, I received some ice cream cones. Man have I missed ice cream cones! The low in calories Sugar cones (light pink box) were sweet and sugary yet only contained 3 grams of sugar and 41 calories per cone. They tasted just as good as the original; very crisp, not overly sweet and great texture.
The ice cream cups (purple box) and lower calorie cones (blue box) tasted and felt like cardboard. I was surprised how one cone could taste so good but another was just awful. Needless to say, I will be sticking with the pink box from now on.
I also tried the original popchips (not included in the sample pack). These light and airy chips are low in fat and full in flavor. I especially liked how crunchy they still were and how they did not make my hands greasy like regular potato chips.
You can purchase Goldbaum’s products online or in stores. Every few weeks I see Goldbaum’s products on Groupon Goods. Be sure to check my deals page daily for great new gluten free deals!
Disclaimer: I received these products for free to sample and review for my blog. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.