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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Gluten Free Baking Crumbs: Kinnikinnick Graham Style Crumbs

Gluten Free Baking Crusts: Kinnikinnick Graham Style Crumbs
Gluten Free Baking Crusts: Kinnikinnick Graham Style Crumbs
PRODUCT NAME:                    Graham Style Crumbs

BRAND:                                   Kinnikinnick

COST:                                      $5.29

SIZE:                                       10.5oz

COST PER OZ:                        $0.50/oz



ORGANIC:                                NO


VEGAN:                                   YES



SHELF LIFE:                             UNKNOWN 

*These statements are based on the information printed on the product packaging. We cannot verify the accuracy of this information. For verification of the statements above, please contact the manufacturer.

Kinnikinnick Foods has been continuously providing delicious gluten free alternatives to celiacs and gluten intolerant individuals for the last fifteen years. As one of the first widely distributed gluten-free companies, Kinnikinnick specializes in creating delicious baked goods similar in texture, taste, and appearance to forbidden, but greatly missed foods like Oreo-style sandwich cookies, pancake mix, and donuts. Kinnikinnick’s dedicated gluten free facility offers a variety of safe foods that help improve, instead of degrade the health of celiacs.

Kinnikinnick has created yet another great tasting alternative for at home cooks with Graham Style Crumbs. These crumbs work great as an ice cream topping, pie crust, or as a cheese cake crust, which is how I enjoyed them. I made the subtly lemon infused cheesecake from the recipe on the back of the box and it was as delicious as I expected. I have tried Kinnikinnick’s products before, namely their KinniToos Chocolate Vanilla Sandwich Cookies, which were so yummy that I ate the entire package in one sitting.

Gluten Free Baking Crust: Kinnikinnick Graham Style Crumbs
Nutrition Facts
The Lemon Cheesecake was beyond decedent, with ricotta cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese as well as fresh squeezed lemon juice and lots of lemon zest. Topped with fresh whipped cream and raspberries this cake was served with coffee and made a great dessert following a light meal.  Kinnikinnick’s excellent graham style crumb crust was buttery and caramely. I would be hard pressed to tell the difference between a wheat-filled graham cracker crumb crust and this alternative. Made with natural flours, starches, and sugars like pea and potato starch, rice flour, brown sugar, and molasses this crust was not only tasty, but also whole grain. It contains no preservatives, so make sure to store any uneaten crumbs in a cool and dry place. The package had enough crumbs to make one crust with a little less than a cup left over, perfect for topping an ice cream sundae.

Having a strict gluten free diet can often times be tough.  When I am presented with cheesecake, I would have to reluctantly scrape the cake from the crust, being careful not to take the pesky (and poison) glutinous crumbs with it.  The last time I attended a birthday party where cheesecake was served, a gracious friend made me a couple mini-cakes with no crust.  Kinnikinnick’s Graham Style Crumb crust made it possible for me to happily enjoy the entire cake, crust and all without risk of contamination.

Taste: These graham style crumbs tasted just the way I remembered the originals tasting. They were crumbly, buttery and rich and kept their taste and consistency well after the cheesecake was baked and cooled.

Labeling: The box is minimally designed and clearly labeled with dairy free, nut free, and gluten free on the front of the package. It has a picture of a cheesecake on the front, and a recipe for the cake on the back as well as nutrition facts, ingredients, and a little bit of information about the company.

Packaging: The crumbs are stored inside a plastic bag within a cardboard box.

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Texture:          5
Taste:              5
Value:             3
OVERALL:       4.3

Reviewed by Jennie L.

1 comment:

gluten free baking said...

There needs to be more gluten free recipes. Thanks for your efforts.

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