Review: Gluten-Free Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs
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Jun 18 2013

Review: Gluten-Free Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs

When I first heard that Pepperidge Farm had made a gluten-free goldfish cracker I thought it was too good to be true.  Then I found out that said cracker was being carried at Target, so I made sure to stop by when I was out running errands the following day.  Sure enough, right there next to the regular Goldfish was this bag of gluten-free goodness:

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The new Goldfish Puffs come in three different varieties:

  • Buffalo Wing
  • Mega Cheese
  • Cheddar Bacon

My Target store only had the Buffalo Wing and they just happened to be on sale for $2.99/package.  I am not sure if my store only carries the one variety because it isn’t a Super Target or varieties differ by location.

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I couldn’t wait to dig into these to see how they taste!  The Goldfish Puffs are larger than the original Goldfish and they are like a cross between a cracker and a cheese puff.  I really liked the flavor and don’t think they are too spicy, which is something I was afraid of when I first saw the variety.  I do appreciate the other two varieties being milder for gluten-free kids who just want to be like their friends and classmates.

Unfortunately I was unable to find any information on the Pepperidge Farm or Goldfish website regarding the new Goldfish Puffs.  Here is a photo of the ingredient list on the Buffalo Wing variety:

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Editing to add gluten-free “label” picture:

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Have you spotted or tried the new Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs?

*Please note this product has not been certified gluten-free.  It is a processed food product made without gluten ingredients and like any processed food product that isn’t certified gluten-free, there is a potential for cross-contamination.  Consuming this product, or any processed food product that isn’t certified gluten-free, is an individual choice.  Since this post went live a few hours ago, I have received some negative comments about this product.  My job is to report Celiac Disease and gluten-free diet news to the readers and share our opinions on the taste and/or quality of said product.  It doesn’t necessarily mean that I, or any other author on this blog, endorses a product for daily consumption.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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  • elegantlyglutenfree

    Thanks for investigating, Kimberly. I’ll keep an eye out for some of these.

    • kbouldinrun

      You are welcome! Please let us know how you like them when you do find them.

      Kim

  • elegantlyglutenfree

    Thanks for investigating, Kimberly. I’ll keep an eye out for some of these.

    • kbouldinrun

      You are welcome! Please let us know how you like them when you do find them.

      Kim

  • disqus_lcgocZ8O6h

    Disgusting! Gmos, MSG…all sorts of nastiness.

    Make your own!

    • kbouldinrun

      Thanks for sharing your opinion.

      It is nice to have the option to make your own, too, though some may be intimidated by it.

      Thanks for reading our blog!

      Kim

    • disqus_Vivek

      In all seriousness, how? Sounds like an interesting concept.

      • kbouldinrun

        Here is a recipe a friend shared with me:

        GF snack crackers
        2T butter softened
        1 egg
        1/2 t salt
        1/2 t pepper
        2 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese
        3/4 c rice flour
        1/4 c potato starch
        1t xanthan gum
        3 T water. Or as needed to combine dough
        Sea salt for sprinkling

        Oven at 400 f

        Mix butter until creamy. Add egg, salt and pepper. Stir in shredded cheese one-third at a time until incorporated.

        Pre-mix flours and xanthan gum and stir into butter and cheese mixture.

        Work dough into a ball adding 1 T of water at a time.

        Between plastic wrap or parchment. Roll dough as thin as possible. Remove top sheet and using a pastry cutter cut into one- inch squares. Top with sea salt. Bake on parchment lined sheet for 10 mins.

  • Michael Ervin

    its Junk food for crying out loud,, thanks for GF report and the hard work
    Have a happy day

    • kbouldinrun

      Thanks Michael!

    • disqus_lcgocZ8O6h

      It’s either food or it’s JUNK it can’t be both!

  • Michael Ervin

    its Junk food for crying out loud,, thanks for GF report and the hard work
    Have a happy day

    • kbouldinrun

      Thanks Michael!

    • disqus_lcgocZ8O6h

      It’s either food or it’s JUNK it can’t be both!

  • DCE

    Wow cant believe how sensitive people are. Its nice to hear about new products. Come on guys you always eat healthy. Thank you for always letting us know about new products healthy ones and not so. Individual choice :o)

    • kbouldinrun

      You are welcome! Thank you for reading! :)

      Kim

  • DCE

    Wow cant believe how sensitive people are. Its nice to hear about new products. Come on guys you always eat healthy. Thank you for always letting us know about new products healthy ones and not so. Individual choice :o)

    • kbouldinrun

      You are welcome! Thank you for reading! :)

      Kim

  • kbouldinrun

    Thanks for sharing your opinion.

    It is nice to have the option to make your own, too, though some may be intimidated by it.

    Thanks for reading our blog!

    Kim

  • newyorkyankz

    i find the buffalo to be absolutly disgusting , but the regular to be pretty descent (though far off from a gold fish).

  • newyorkyankz

    i find the buffalo to be absolutly disgusting , but the regular to be pretty descent (though far off from a gold fish).

  • whimzee

    How can it be gluten-free if it’s got yeast extract in it?

    • KRAZC

      Yeast extract is gluten free. BREWER”S yeast is NOT.

  • whimzee

    How can it be gluten-free if it’s got yeast extract in it?

    • KRAZC

      Yeast extract is gluten free. BREWER”S yeast is NOT.

  • disqus_Vivek

    In all seriousness, how? Sounds like an interesting concept.

    • kbouldinrun

      Here is a recipe a friend shared with me:

      GF snack crackers
      2T butter softened
      1 egg
      1/2 t salt
      1/2 t pepper
      2 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese
      3/4 c rice flour
      1/4 c potato starch
      1t xanthan gum
      3 T water. Or as needed to combine dough
      Sea salt for sprinkling

      Oven at 400 f

      Mix butter until creamy. Add egg, salt and pepper. Stir in shredded cheese one-third at a time until incorporated.

      Pre-mix flours and xanthan gum and stir into butter and cheese mixture.

      Work dough into a ball adding 1 T of water at a time.

      Between plastic wrap or parchment. Roll dough as thin as possible. Remove top sheet and using a pastry cutter cut into one- inch squares. Top with sea salt. Bake on parchment lined sheet for 10 mins.

  • Tommy Costa

    Sweet, ty for sharing. Is it only Target who carries them? God bless u

    • kbouldinrun

      Tommy,

      I haven’t seen them anywhere else yet, but will update if I do.

      Kim

  • Tommy Costa

    Sweet, ty for sharing. Is it only Target who carries them? God bless u

    • kbouldinrun

      Tommy,

      I haven’t seen them anywhere else yet, but will update if I do.

      Kim

  • Guest

    I bought a small bag of the buffalo wing flavor at Walgreens. $.99 and yummy! The large bag was $2.99, I think. My celiac kid enjoyed them, too, although she is looking forward to trying the other flavors. They only had the buffalo wing.

  • Lori Smoll

    I bought a small bag of the buffalo wing flavor at Walgreens. $.99 and yummy! The large bag was $2.99, I think. My celiac kid enjoyed them, too, although she is looking forward to trying the other flavors. They only had the buffalo wing.

  • Barbaritamn

    I am beyond getting excited about any new gf product. I cannot eat Gluten-Free Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs! I also react to MSG very badlly. Eating

    Gluten-Free Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffswould make me sick for 2 days. “Natural flavors” and “Yeast Extract” are code words for MSG. Please tell Pepperidge Farm not to put MSGin their food.

    MSG is a neurotoxin used in baby food, baby formula,vaccines, and pretty much any processed food. The neurotoxin excites certain brain cells to keep
    firing until they die. MSG is not something anyone should be eating.

  • Barbaritamn

    I am beyond getting excited about any new gf product. I cannot eat Gluten-Free Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffs! I also react to MSG very badlly. Eating

    Gluten-Free Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Puffswould make me sick for 2 days. “Natural flavors” and “Yeast Extract” are code words for MSG. Please tell Pepperidge Farm not to put MSGin their food.

    MSG is a neurotoxin used in baby food, baby formula,vaccines, and pretty much any processed food. The neurotoxin excites certain brain cells to keep
    firing until they die. MSG is not something anyone should be eating.

  • newyorkyankz

    anyone have

    Qwackers Gluten Free Cheddar Crackers – 6 Pack

    curious how they are in comparison (as i do not like the pepperidge)

    • Facebook User

      The Qwackers are a better substitute for the goldfish crackers because they are actually a cracker, whereas the goldfish puff is just a Cheetos puff. Also, the Qwackers are made in a dedicated gf facility, but not sure yet about the puff.

  • newyorkyankz

    anyone have

    Qwackers Gluten Free Cheddar Crackers – 6 Pack

    curious how they are in comparison (as i do not like the pepperidge)

    • Facebook User

      The Qwackers are a better substitute for the goldfish crackers because they are actually a cracker, whereas the goldfish puff is just a Cheetos puff. Also, the Qwackers are made in a dedicated gf facility, but not sure yet about the puff.

  • ted

    I bought the 7oz bag with the open / reclose flap thing like Oreos – except there is no hole lol. I pulled down the flap and pulled more & more & more then got to the bottom of the bag and had this big shinny surface with no hole!!!!!!!

  • ted

    I bought the 7oz bag with the open / reclose flap thing like Oreos – except there is no hole lol. I pulled down the flap and pulled more & more & more then got to the bottom of the bag and had this big shinny surface with no hole!!!!!!!

  • Lisa Sams

    My father just found these at Save-A-Lot of all places!

  • j e

    My daughter can only eat gluten free. she lives in a small rural town as do I. But when we went into a larger town Big Lots had the 7 0z bag for 1.00. I tried them loved them. sent my daughter pictures and she approved for me to send. elsewhere I have seen them for 2.99 I am going to send her your info.