Happy Belated Halloween! Fall is in its full glory, and Maryland does it in a spectacular way. With the chill in the air and the dizzying array of colors on the last leaves on the trees, I have fallen head over heels for a season we don’t get in the Sunshine State.
So far, college life is everything I had hoped it would be and more. I am loving the freedom of being entirely independent and the exciting feeling of discovery that comes with exploring a whole new culinary landscape of grocery stores, restaurants, and gluten-free expos and events. My college’s dining services keep me well fed and happy with an array of gluten-free offerings including omelets, asian stir-fried noodles, imitation burrito bowls, and weekly specials such as Indian and green smoothies.
As I have adjusted to life as a college student, I find that I often have far fewer hours in a day than I have things to complete on my to-do list. Naturally, my academic work comes first, then my extracurriculars such as clubs, cleaning, errands, and blogging. Given my jam-packed weeks, I have not been able to write as much as I would like, but have been discovering new products I want to share but for lack of time, I cannot devote an entire post to.
Foods By George English Muffins
Califia Farms Almondmilk and Iced Coffee with Almondmilk
This same almond milk is also plays a role to make their iced coffee drinks creamy and delicious. Since I am not a coffee drinker and don’t trust dairy-dependent coffeehouses to make a truly safe brew on the gluten and dairy front, sampling their cocoa noir iced coffee was a leap of faith. I loved the rich dark chocolate coupled with taste of cold brewed coffee. While it hasn’t completely converted me to a coffee drinker, it’s my go-to drink for a sweet treat.
But wait, there’s more. Though I haven’t been able to find it in stock at my local Fresh Market, they have a gluten and dairy free pumpkin spice latte and egg nog just in time for season’s greetings! I will definitely report back when I can source a bottle out. For more information on these and other Califia Farms products or locate a retailer near you, click here.
Just Tomatoes Dried Bananas and Tomatoes
While browsing, I also came across another of their dried varieties: just tomatoes. After falling in love with dried tomatoes from a vendor at the Lake Eola farmers’ market, I have missed the unique taste of this dried fruit. I loved the leathery texture of Just Tomatoes’ tomatoes and intense tomato-y flavor. These lycopene rich snacks are perfectly packable snacks that I always keep on hand whenever hunger strikes.
For more information on Just Tomatoes full line of dried products and retailers, click here. To find the 12 pack of single serve bananas on Amazon, click here. To find a multi-pack of just tomatoes, click here.
Beanitos Black Bean and White Bean Chips
For more information on these chips and Beanito’s other offerings as well as retailers, click here. To find the black bean chips on Amazon, click here. To find the restaurant style white bean chips on Amazon, click here.
Disclaimer: This review is current to the original publication date. Updates will be noted. Ingredients and manufacturing processes can change without notice. Each product should be reviewed for individual nutritional needs. Feel free to to contact me with any questions or comments. I purchased all of the items featured in this post independently and it is a reflection of my personal opinion. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.