Friday, January 29, 2010

Bubble Pop Delicious!

Ever wonder which chewing gums were safe for you to chew and which contain gluten? Well, I've compiled a list of gluten free chewing gums by checking with the manufacturers on their gluten free status. To my surprise, it is quite a lengthy list.

For starters, all Trident gum is gluten free! Other brands with gluten free chewing gum include: Wrigley's Spearmint gum, Freedent gum, Doublemint gum, Extra gum, Big Red gum, Eclipse gum, Juicy Fruit gum, Winterfresh gum, Orbit gum, Orbit White gum, and 5 gum.

Below I have included a list of the exact flavors that are gluten free. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Chewing Gums:

*Trident -
*Trident Layers Wild Strawberry + Tangy Citrus
*Trident Layers Green Apple + Golden Pineapple
*Trident Xtra Care Spearmint
*Trident Xtra Care Cool Citrus
*Trident Xtra Care Peppermint
*Trident Xtra Care Cool Mint
*Trident White Cool Mangoberry
*Trident White Cinnamon Tingle
*Trident White Cool Bubble
*Trident White Cool Colada
*Trident White Cool Rush
*Trident White Peppermint
*Trident White Spearmint
*Trident White Wintergreen
*Trident Splash Orange Swirl
*Trident Splash Pucker Me Berry
*Trident Splash Apple with Raspberry
*Trident Splash Citrus Blackberry
*Trident Splash Peppermint Swirl
*Trident Splash Strawberry Lime
*Trident Wintergreen
*Trident Strawberry Twist
*Trident Cinnamon
*Trident Bubblegum
*Trident Minty Sweet Twist
*Trident Original Flavor
*Trident Passionberry Twist
*Trident Spearmint
*Trident Tropical Twist
*Trident Watermelon Twist
*Trident Wild Blueberry Twist

Wrigley's -
*Spearmint gum

Freedent -
*Peppermint gum
*Spearmint gum

Doublemint -
*Doublemint gum

Extra -
*Polar Ice gum
*Spearmint gum
*Peppermint gum
*Winterfresh gum
*Classic Bubble gum
*Supermint gum

Big Red -
*Big Red gum

Eclipse -
*Spearmint gum
*Polar Ice gum
*Peppermint gum
*Winterfrost gum
*Fresh & Cool gum
*Cinnamon Inferno gum
*Midnight Cool gum

Juicy Fruit -
*Juicy Fruit gum

Winterfresh -
*Winterfresh gum

Orbit -
*Peppermint gum
*Spearmint gum
*Bubblemint gum
*Wintermint gum
*Cinnamint gum
*Citrusmint gum
*Crystal Mint gum
*Sweetmint gum
*Mint Mojito gum
*Raspberry Mint gum
*Maui Melon Mint gum
*Fabulous Fruitini gum
*Sangria Fresca gum
*Strawberry Mint gum
*Positively Pomegranate gum

Orbit White -
*Peppermint gum
*Spearmint gum
*Bubblemint gum
*Melon Breeze gum
*Fruit Sorbet gum

5 -
*Rain gum
*Cobalt gum
*Flare gum
*Elixir gum
*Lush gum
*Solstice gum
*Zing gum

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Time For Mrs. Crimble's!

I just recently discovered the UK brand, Mrs. Crimbles! I have tried their Gluten Free Coconut Macaroons and their Gluten Free Chocolate Macaroons! The Chocolate Macaroons (photographed to the right) completely remind me of the Girl Scouts' "Samoa" cookies, which were always my favorite!

In addition to these two great products, they also produce other Gluten Free products such as:

*Seeded Bread
*Double Chocolate Brownies
*Jam Coconut Rings
*Bakewell Slices
*Lemon and Coconut Slices
*Apple Slices
*Stuffing Mix
*Bread Mix
*Pancake Mix
*Muffin Mix
*Pastry Mix
*Cookie Mix
*Dumpling Mix
*Crumble Mix
*Unsalted Organic Rice Cake
*Slightly Salted Organic Rice Cake
*Caramel Rice Cake
*Honey Rice Cake
*Apple Rice Cake
*Slightly Salted Corn Cake
*Original Cheese Bites
*Tomato, Olive & Oregano Cheese Bites
*Sour Cream & Onion Cheese Bites
*Apple Pie (Frozen)
*Rhubarb Pie (Frozen)

The gluten free cheese bites are available to purchase at Ms. Celiac's Market!

For more information, please visit:

Rosa Mexicano!

In general, Mexican cuisine tends to be quite good for those of us on gluten free diets as many of their traditional dishes are made with a corn base instead of a wheat one.

Rosa Mexicano, an upscale restaurant, features not only authentic Mexican cuisine but actually has a gluten free menu! This extensive menu features an array of delicious items from salads to enchiladas to tacos to fish to meats to plantains.

I visited their Upper West side location in NYC, however, they also have an Upper East Side and Union Square location. If you are not in NYC, Rosa Mexicano has locations in Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA, Miami, FL, Hackensack, NJ, National Harbor, MD, and Los Angeles, CA.

The current gluten free menu includes:


*Guacamole and Tortilla Chips
*Salsas and Tortilla Chips
*Field Greens Salad
*Rolled Crispy Chicken Tacos
*Marinated Seafood
*Crab Turnovers
*Melted Cheese Fondue
*Layered Duck Tortilla Pie
*Mexico City Street Salad
*Grilled Vegetable Salad


*Chicken Enchiladas
*Vegetable Enchiladas
*Jumbo Lump Crab Enchiladas


*Pork Tacos
*Chicken Tacos
*Steak Tacos
*Fish Tacos


*Tuna Salad
*Red Snapper
*Shrimp Brochette
*Salmon Filet with Tropical Fruit Mole
*Steak and Shrimp Stew
*Mixed Grilled Brochette
*Chicken Tortilla Pie
*Short Ribs
*Filet Mignon with Wild Mushrooms
*Pork Shank
*Duck with Blackberry Sauce


*Fried Plantains
*Red Bean-Chorizo Chili
*Pico de Gallo

When I dined at Rosa Mexicano, I ordered the Chicken Enchiladas which I very much enjoyed. Their menu describes this dish as, "two soft corn tortillas filled with pulled roasted chicken, topped with a creamy tomatillo sauce and melted Chihuahua cheese."

For more information or to order online delivery, visit their website at

Monday, January 4, 2010

100% Gluten Free Bakery Coming To NYC This February!

Yes...You heard that right! This February will see the door's open to a 100% dedicated gluten free bakery in NYC and as it turns out it will be located just around the corner from me in NYC's East Village.

Tully's Gluten Free Bakery is expected to open this month at 338 East 11th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. They will be selling a variety of gluten free treats including: cupcakes, muffins, cookies, brownies, scones, and paninis! To see a preview of their menu, visit them online at!

As of now, you can purchase a selection of their items at the following NYC retailers:

*Zabar's (2245 Broadway at 80th Street)
*Ground Support (399 West Broadway at Spring Street)
*Royale Bakery (462 6th Avenue at 11th Street)
*Blanche's @ DKNY (655 Madison Avenue btw. 60th and 61st Street)
*Food Liberation (1349 Lexington Avenue btw. 89th and 90th Street)
*SIP (998 Amsterdam Avenue btw. 109th and 110th Street)

If you happen to be living in Memphis, Tennessee then you are in luck as a selection of their products are available at:

Muddy's Bake Shop
1151 Sanderlin #114
Memphis, TN 38117

For the latest updates and for information on when Tully's Gluten Free Bakery opens, follow them on Twitter or friend them on Facebook!

Let's Grab a Bowl of Cereal!

I was recently sent 2 boxes of cereal from one of my favorite gluten free companies, Enjoy Life. These cereals were formerly from the company, Perky's, which now is a part of the Enjoy Life brand.

The varieties include Perky's Crunchy Rice Cereal and Perky's Crunchy Flax Cereal. They are both certified gluten free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization and are free of the 8 most common allergens. In addition to being made in a gluten free facility and being certified kosher, they are also produced in a dedicated nut-free facility!

Perky's Cereals are 100% natural and low in fat and sodium and sweetened with fruit juice and honey. The Crunchy Flax Cereal contains 425 mg of Omega-3's and 6 grams of Fiber per serving.

I was quite pleased when sampling these cereals. I often find that I don't like many gluten free cereals but the "nutty" flavor and crunchiness of these cereals very much appealed to me. They are also even more delicious when topped with your favorite berries!

Enjoy Life products can be found at both mainstream supermarkets and health food stores. You may also purchase their products including Perky's Crunchy Rice and Crunchy Flax Cereal at Ms. Celiac's Market.

For more information, please visit

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Welcome to 2010!

Hey Everyone!

Happy New Year! Ms. Celiac Says is proud to announce that we've passed the 1 year mark! On January 1st, 2009, Ms. Celiac Says launched and since then we have produced over 250 articles featuring an array of gluten free products, restaurants, bakeries, etc. for all of you to enjoy! And we have much more exciting news in store for you all in 2010! So, you'll have to stay tuned!

2009 was a great year for those on a gluten free diet. Many new products were launched and gluten free products became increasingly available at mainstream supermarkets. To be exact, the gluten free market grew 28% from 2004 and it is predicted to be a 2.6 billion dollar industry by 2012! Companies such as General Mills have caught onto this trend and have taken the initiative to label all of their products that are gluten free alleviating much stress for gluten free shoppers. They have even introduced a line of gluten free baking mixes through their Betty Crocker label!

Starbucks also debuted this year a gluten free Orange Valencia Cake making them the only mainstream coffee shop in the United States to sell a gluten free pastry. Unfortunately, they also pulled this product from the market after only a short period of time. Hopefully, they will take the advice that gluten free consumers have given them and introduce a more mainstream gluten free product into their stores (such as a brownie or cookie) in 2010. Note to Starbucks: We are waiting and NO those nut bars although tasty do not replace a pastry product!

2010 will be an even bigger and better year for those of us on a gluten free diet with even more product launches, bakery openings, and restaurants debuting gluten free menus.

I would like to thank all of my loyal followers for your continued support. Ms. Celiac Says would not be what it is without you. I would also like to thank all of the gluten free companies that have sent me samples of their products to feature on this site! Please keep them coming as Ms. Celiac Says will always have time for the latest and greatest new items! For those of you that want up-to-the-minute updates please follow MsCeliacSays on Twitter! Just visit, to start following me.

Ok, well I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and now it is back to work!



I also wanted to share with you the recipe for some delicious gluten free holiday icing cookies I made (photographed above). You just need Cherrybrook Kitchen's Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Mix, Betty Crocker Frosting and Nestle Toll House Semisweet Chocolate Chips. After mixing the dough, you can shape them with holiday-themed cookie cutters and then after they bake and cool from the oven, it's time to decorate them with icing and chocolate chips! They are very simple to make and taste quite good! And you can make them for any holiday - you just may want to choose different themed cookie cutters!