Sunday, September 4, 2011

In the Raw

Since I've eliminated gluten for a while, 
I've been on a hunt to find the tastiest gluten free options. 
This means avoiding gluten free bread dish sponges like the plague (unless it's homemade!)
stocking up on GF Puffins, rice crackers, Food for Health GF muesli, buckwheat groats, rice flakes, dried fruits and nuts and anything else that taste's like real food :P
Oh - and drowning anything in nut butter.

I was super excited when I received a package from Kitz Living Foods,
their products are raw and all natural - with all ingredients being organic where possible. 
They're free of artificial colours, flavours, preservatives and thickeners and high in Omega 3 and 6, fibre, antioxidants, lignans and nutritionally loaded! 

I received two flavours of their chunks -
The chunks are a fantastic on the go snack and have the right amount of chew and crunch thanks to the mix of dried fruit and nuts. 

The Fig and Macadamia Chunks are perfect for fig lovers.  
The chewy figs and crunchy macadamia nuts are combined with organic sultanas, sunflower seeds, organic cinnamon and vanilla bean powder.
Of course, being the banana, date and walnut fan, the Banana Date and Walnut chunks had to be my favourite.
They're a mix of orgranic bananas, dates, insecticide free sunflower seeds, walnuts, organic cinnamon and vanilla powder. 
All of the flavours worked really well together and I was surprised to find the flavour of the sunflower seeds still managed to come through.
If you pop them into the fridge (or freezer, if you just can't wait) for a while, they're 100x better as the dates make the chunks super chewy.

Kitz products are available for sale on their website
where they also have a number of other great products like raw granola, crackers, flavoured nuts and buckwheat crispies.
All of their products are:
  • Free from artificial additives
  • Wheat and Gluten free
  • Dairy Free
  • Egg Free
  • 100% Vegan
  • Raw
 So tell me, 
Are you a dried fruit fan? - what's your favourite?!
and do you have a favourite GF product?

Kristy received Kitz chunks courtesy of 
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  1. ooooh I havent heard of these! They look delicious!

  2. They're delicious! and a perfect wheat-free snack :)

  3. I have to admit I'm not a dried fruit fan, but I do love macadamias! :) My staple gluten free food is probably rice cakes, they're my go-to bread replacement. Sometimes I make bread at home, but usually from packet mixes, I haven't got the hang of gluten free bread from scratch yet.

  4. I tend to take real fruit over dried fruit. FYI a mate's told me about a gluten-free after dinner mint that you can get from Coles that is supposedly a cracker!

  5. Kate - GF baking can be quite tricky, finding the right flours to combine and whatnot. Remembering it'll never taste like its gluten filled counterparts would have to be key though :P

    Keely - That sounds delicious! Chocolate crackers?!