Cool thing: my blog has finally gotten “famous” enough that companies actually ask me for product reviews. And this is great timing because even though I’m in my 30’s I’m doing the whole starving college student thing…but with kids and a husband to feed. In a nutshell, I’m always up for free food to try out…as long as its gluten free of course 🙂
Generally we lead a pretty darn healthy lifestyle…even the junk food is typically homemade junk food…so I instantly became #1 mom last week when the kids saw GF corn dogs in the freezer. Funny enough, I think I also became #1 wife since it’s pretty much just me spear-heading the whole “let’s eat healthy all the time” movement in our household.
I was pleasantly surprised when reading the ingredient label on the Foster Farm’s Gluten Free Corn Dogs. I once tried to make homemade corn dogs and it was a comical disaster because I couldn’t get the batter to stick right to the hot dogs and then my oil was too hot…yeah it was bad. Back to the Foster Farm’s GF Corn Dogs ingredients. I was pleasantly surprised because the ingredients are almost exactly what I would use if I were making my own at home. And that’s cool. I really like that. One ingredient I didn’t know caught my eye: refinery syrup. After some research though I found that it’s just another name for “golden syrup” which is inverted syrup that comes from sugar cane. It’s a decent substitute for people who don’t want to or can’t use corn syrup.
The review: They’re just like the “regular” corn dogs I remember from the fairs I went to as a kid! You can microwave, bake, or fry them. I no longer have a fryer so we did not try that method. My kids preferred the speed of the microwave but baking was definitely the best and gave that nice crunchy exterior that really says “real” corn dog. If you’re craving a corn dog you will not be disappointed in any way by the Foster Farms Gluten Free Corn Dogs.
(This may be a good place to stop and say that while I was sent the product for free from Foster Farms, I’m not paid for this review and these are my own thoughts and opinions).
The only con I can think of is that they are of course junk food. But that goes for any corn dog so it’s not really a con for these particular corn dogs. And seriously who doesn’t need to just totally nosh on junk every once in a while?
Do you know my poor daughter had NEVER had a corn dog before trying these? How sad is that?! It’s par for the course of a kid basically born with celiacs disease. I’m super happy that companies like Foster Farms are starting to make more and more GF products and they actually taste good. I’ve been trying to tell everyone for years that GF can taste/feel exactly like their gluten counterparts – finally the big name companies are realizing this!
Final tidbits about the Foster Farms Gluten Free Hot Dogs:
- They’re certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group.
- They have less than 10 ppm of gluten per serving.
- They taste like REAL corn dogs!
They’re available nationwide at stores such as Safeway, Kroger, Raley’s, Lucky, Albertsons, Giant Eagle, Woodman’s, Copps/Roundy’s, Schnucks, Food Lion, HyVee, and Marsh. If you still can’t find them you can even call them at 1-800-255-7227 and they’ll help you find some nearby.
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