First off, I think it's safe to say I officially L-O-V-E Bhuja snack mix. Their slogan, "the magic's in the mix," is right on, because this snack is downright magical. I purchased a bag of the original mix figuring I'd start from the beginning before jumping into the crazy flavors like cracker, fruit, or nut. This spicy little mix contained an assortment of tasty treats: crispy multigrain noodles, crunchy garden peas, peanuts, and little strips of rice crackers. I had a few handfuls with a random raisin in there, so perhaps I got a little sampling of the fruit mix too? Who knows, who cares, because this stuff is delicious! I miss those mixture snacks like Chex Mix and Gardetto's. I would have loved to tried some of the things that came after I was diagnosed with celiac, like the Frito-Lay Munchies. Throw a pretzel or rye crisp in there and I'm done for. Bhuja mix is the comeback kid to those other snack mixes...and I'm sure tastier too! I can't wait to try the other varieties!
I'm sure I will purchase the other varieties in the not too distant future. I'm interested in the french onion and lime chili!
Another healthy snack I purchased a couple weekends ago at the Gluten Free Cooking Expo Vendor Fair were Garden Fields crackers. I say healthy because NINE crackers have 56 calories and a lick of fat. They are pretty big and round too! While not thick like a typical cracker, they are crispy and satisfy that "I-need-something-crunchy" craving. I bought both the original and pizza flavors. While Babs loved the original flavor more than the pizza, I tend to enjoy snacks that have a little kick, so the pizza flavor was my favorite. Spread a little cream cheese on top and you have yourself the ultimate cheese and cracker!
I'm not sure if how "snacky" a CLIF Kid Twisted Fruit bar is, but I guess it's a sweet snack. I ate one in the car during our gluten free power shopping session, so it's a snack in my book. While a lot of fruit snacks easily found in grocery stores are already gluten free, what I liked about the CLIF Kid Twisted Fruit bar was that it was organic...oh, and DELICIOUS! No artificial flavors or colors, no preservatives, and only 9 grams of sugar? Not bad! While the lady who sold it to me thought they were a little too sweet for her, she also said, "but kids like sweet stuff." Yep, they sure do! And so do I.
Oh..sorry no "close up" pic..cuz..uh...I eatz it!
I give all these snacks the GFB (Gluten Free Betsy!) Seal of Approval. While I know I should be snacking on fruits and vegetables, it's nice to have a tasty gluten free alternative once in a while.