Monday, May 5, 2014

No need for special tortilla chips

In anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, Glutino sent me a bag of their Tortilla Dippers, a bag of tortilla chips shaped for dipping.

They were good but the truth is, there is no need for gluten-free food companies to produce their own brand of tortilla chips because most tortilla chips are naturally gluten free. There was nothing to separate Glutino's chips from any of the others out there.

I'm much more interested in gluten-free crackers, and there are more and more of those out there. Last month, Glutino sent me samples of several of their cracker brands. The best of the bunch was their Rosemary & Olive Oil crackers, which I thought had a really good taste.

As far as tortilla chips go, I just look for bargains. It's pretty much hard to go wrong in the supermarket, unless there is some special flavoring involved.

Restaurant tortilla chips are a different matter, because they are often fried along with other gluten-containing food and can't be trusted.

That can be disappointing. At a place like TacoLu, you need to ask the server for gluten-free chips and they will replace the fresh chips with some commercial brand of chip. It's nice that they offer that option, but you know the fresh chips are better. Just another thing we have to miss out on.

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