Review: Glutino Gluten-Free Toaster Pastry
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Mar 29 2013

Review: Glutino Gluten-Free Toaster Pastry

I don’t know about you or your gluten-free child(ren), but Jon has mourned the loss of his non-gluten-free Pop-Tarts since the day he started the gluten-free diet.  He has religiously asked me if there was a gluten-free version and if so, he wanted a continuous supply.  While there have been a couple of different varieties, one a while back from a bakery and another from a smaller gluten-free company,  there has been nothing that is widely available to the gluten-free community.  The moment we have all been waiting for has arrived…the gluten-free version of the popular breakfast pastry from Glutino!

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The new toaster pastries come in two different flavors:

Strawberry – INGREDIENTS: STRAWBERRY FILLING (SUGAR, APPLE POWDER (APPLES, CALCIUM STEARATE), GLYCERIN, STRAWBERRIES, WHITE GRAPE JUICE CONCENTRATE, WATER, MODIFIED TAPIOCA STARCH, PECTIN, CITRIC ACID, MALIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVOR, TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, BLACK CARROT JUICE (FOR COLOR), SODIUM CITRATE), WATER, WHITE RICE FLOUR, PALM OIL, MODIFIED POTATO STARCH, RESISTANT CORN STARCH, MODIFIED TAPIOCA STARCH, EGGS, TAPIOCA SYRUP, SUGAR, SUGAR BEET FIBER, INULIN, SALT, BAKING POWDER (SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, SODIUM BICARBONATE, CORN STARCH, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), XANTHAN GUM, MODIFIED CELLULOSE, NATURAL FLAVOR.

Apple Cinnamon – INGREDIENTS: APPLE FILLING (SUGAR, APPLE POWDER (APPLES, CALCIUM STEARATE), APPLES, GLYCERIN, WHITE GRAPE JUICE CONCENTRATE, WATER, MODIFIED TAPIOCA STARCH, PECTIN, CITRIC ACID, CINNAMON, MALIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVOR, TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, SODIUM CITRATE), WATER, WHITE RICE FLOUR, PALM OIL, MODIFIED POTATO STARCH, RESISTANT CORN STARCH, MODIFIED TAPIOCA STARCH, EGGS, TAPIOCA SYRUP, SUGAR, SUGAR BEET FIBER, INULIN, SALT, BAKING POWDER (SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, SODIUM BICARBONATE, CORN STARCH, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), XANTHAN GUM, MODIFIED CELLULOSE, NATURAL FLAVOR.

I knew I had to act fast if I wanted to sample these – Jon was still asleep when they arrived, as the kids are on Spring Break.  I opened up one of each package and snapped some quick photos.

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Look at the filling!  Don’t they look amazing?

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I wanted to try these right out of the package before I toasted them so I could give an accurate review of them.  I have to say that they were quite tasty at room temperature and had a pleasant texture and flavor.  However, gently heating the pastries put them into a whole different category – spectacular!  The description on the front of each of the boxes is spot on: Apple Cinnamon – “ like biting into paradise” and Strawberry – “ sweet and luscious”.  Jon concurred and promptly inhaled several of each variety. 

Each box contains 5 individually wrapped gluten-free toaster pastries.  Each pastry has 160 calories, 5 grams of fat and 4 grams of fiber.  The Glutino Gluten-Free Toaster Pastries can be purchased in stores across the US that carry Glutino products, though since they are a new item they may not be on shelves yet. 

Have you tried the new Glutino Gluten-Free Toaster Pastries yet? 

*The products reviewed in this blog post were sent to me free of charge for review purposes.  The thoughts and opinions shared here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

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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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  • http://www.glutenfreefoodies.org.uk Helen

    Actually I think they look disgusting and look at all those ingredients. I see your description says you help people develop healthy menus – then how about advising people to avoid these?

    • http://glutenfreeislife.com/ Kimberly Bouldin

      Helen,

      I appreciate your input, and yes, I do help people develop healthy menus. I also review new gluten-free products as they debut on the market. Not everyone eating a gluten-free diet eats the same, and some, especially with kids, may be looking for a replacement for foods they can no longer have.

      Kim

  • Alene Childers

    “Helen” needs to get a grip. If she doesn’t want to avail herself of these, then she should delete the email, forget it, and go her merry way. In the meantime, those of us who are thrilled to discover a new gluten-free treat appreciate the information and act on it in the way WE wish to.

  • Anna

    I’m actually really excited about these. I definitely wouldn’t eat them all the time, but I’m always looking for quick GF foods to keep in my desk drawer for crazy or long days at the office. Sometimes dried fruit, Kind bars, and a handful of almonds just isn’t enough. Here’s hoping my local health food store sells them!

    • http://glutenfreeislife.com/ Kimberly Bouldin

      Anna,

      Exactly! Everything in moderation, right? I am sure these would be perfect as a treat on a long day at work!

      Kim

  • Kathleen

    I just tried the eco-planet pop tarts yesterday and they weren’t even edible. But tonight at Whole Foods I found the Glutino variety you are reviewing, so I grabbed a box of each. I hope these are better, or I’ll have spent about $18 on GF poptarts this weekend for nothing. Fingers crossed the Glutino’s are better! :)
    Just curious, have you tried both brands? Any comparisons?

    • http://glutenfreeislife.com/ Kimberly Bouldin

      Kathleen,

      Yes, we have tried both and prefer the Glutino. If you are unhappy with Eco-planet, perhaps write them an email and let them know. Some companies will refund your money or try to make it right. Please let me know what you think of the Glutino pastries.

      Kim