Review: Bakery On Main Gluten Free Non-GMO Granola, Variety Pack

Today’s review is on the Bakery On Main Gluten Free Non-GMO Granola Variety Pack which we ordered on Amazon using subscribe-and-save a few months ago, and just got our second batch. We reordered them because they are an excellent snack. The texture of the granola is firm but not so hard that it hurts your teeth. We often have a hard time finding snacks that are gluten free that don’t have an off taste, so these are a welcome surprise.

Bakery On Main Gluten Free Granola Variety Pack

There are 2 bags of the Nutty Cranberry Maple Granola, which has a sweet and hearty taste. There were not as many dried cranberries as we expected, so we typically bring out the Craisins if we want to add more. The Apple Raisin Walnut Granola is also good, but Julie does not like raisins so I get this bag to myself. Extreme Fruit And Nut is also very good, but surprisingly they missed the ‘extreme’ part with the fruit. There should be more if they’re billing it as ‘extreme’. We also like the Cranberry Orange Cashew Granola, which is sweet but not too sweet. Finally, the Rainforest Banana Nut Granola is a personal favorite, sweet and filling without the sharp aftertaste that usually comes with dried bananas.

Bakery On Main does get it right with their gluten free granola variety pack – each flavor has a unique taste that makes it easy to pick a snack based on how you’re feeling. You can eat it plain, put it in yogurt parfaits or even it eat like cereal with milk. Although not billed as cereal, it is surprisingly tasty this way. In a world where finding good gluten free foods is a challenge, Bakery On Main hits a home run with their Bakery On Main Gluten Free Non-GMO Granola Variety Pack. You can find it on Amazon and many local grocery retailers nationwide.

Heat Resistant Silicone Oven Gloves Review

Celiac disease has given me the rare opportunity to replace many items in my kitchen, one being the oven gloves I use. I have cloth gloves and squares but they get food on them all the time, are in constant need of washing and don’t always come out of the wash looking like they’ll save my fingers from a burn. I had a hard time keeping the gluten separated from non-gluten and I ended up ruining my oven gloves from over washing. In need of oven gloves that are easily washable, I bought these Heat Resistant Silicone Oven Gloves on I got the orange and grey colors – the orange are my gluten-free gloves and the grey are for the gluten.

I love that they come in a pair, as you do need one for each hand. The gloves are dishwasher safe and do a good job of protecting my hands from the heat. The critiques I have are that they are fairly large gloves. I’m average size, 5’5” and about 140 lbs. and my hands swim in them. A smaller size would be nice, but I imagine if they were too much smaller, the gloves wouldn’t be easy to put on my hands. Also, if a pot touches the inside lining where there are no nubs, the heat comes through the glove and stings. It leaves a slight red mark on my skin, but I not a serious burn, so they did protect my skin, although I only held the hot pot a second or two.

These silicone gloves work well for keeping your hands protected from the heat, even if they are a little on the large side. Sometimes I use them without putting my hands in the silicon oven gloves, but it is better to wear them when pulling things out of the oven or microwave, so I don’t burn the tops of my fingers. I haven’t run them through the dishwasher because I don’t like to put silicon in the dishwasher. We have hard water and I don’t trust the plastic from being damaged by dishwasher soap, so I wash them by hand. They hold up well with daily use and washing with Dawn and hot water. All things said, they were a good buy for $9.99.