KANSAS CITY — Gluten-free snacks are surging in new product launches.
New Simple Mills Soft-Baked Cookies are gluten- and grain-free treats made exclusively from whole-food ingredients such as almond flour, honey and coconut sugar. The paleo-friendly cookies are available in chocolate chip, Snickerdoodle, peanut butter and dark chocolate toasted coconut varieties. Simple Mills Soft-Baked Cookies contain 5 to 6 grams of sugar per serving, are Non-GMO Project verified and contain no grains, gluten, soy, corn or dairy.
Biena Foods has teamed up with the Girl Scouts of the USA to debut Thin Mints Chickpea Snacks. Containing 130 calories and 4 grams of protein and fiber per serving, the gluten-free snacks feature a Thin Mints and Fair Trade dark chocolate coating over Biena’s classic sea salt chickpeas.
New from NurturMe are organic ancient grain textile cookies with probiotics, available in cocoa and lemon honey varieties. Made with quinoa, millet and sorghum, the cookies are certified U.S.D.A. organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free and non-G.M.O.
The Barilla Group’s Wasa brand is adding new gluten-free crispbread to its line of crackers. Available in original and sesame sea salt varieties, the crispbread is made with potato, amaranth and sourdough. The products are also Non-GMO Project verified and vegetarian.
One Brands is launching a new line of protein bars called One Basix Bars that are sweetened with stevia and contain no artificial flavors or preservatives. Gluten-free and certified kosher, the bars contain 20 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar each and come in three flavors: cookie dough chocolate chunk, triple chocolate chunk and peanut butter chocolate chunk.View a slideshow of new products.