There are good gluten free products out there and then there are the outstanding products, which fall into my “Life’s Gluten Free Pleasures” category. Martin’s Marvelous Crisps are the latter.
I had the wonderful pleasure of sampling their gluten and nut free Rosemary Lavender Crisps. They are clearly made in small batches (as is confirmed on the package), as I could see and feel the seeds and dried fruits in this light, crisp cracker. Plus, they are in slightly different shapes and sizes…love that! The hint of rosemary, lavender and brown sugar amongst the sunflower seeds, hemp seeds and raisins make for a beautiful and unique contrast of sweet and savory.
The crisps also come in Pumpkin Seed Cranberry, Chocolate Molé and Date and Olive Tapenade varieties. I haven’t tried these flavors, but based on what I experienced with the Rosemary Lavendar I’d be glad to.
What I really like about Martin’s Marvelous is their transparency about the gluten free ingredients and manufacturing practices they use. This copy comes straight from the package:
“Our marvelously crunchy crisps are made in small batches from Canadian grown pure oats* Sourced from farmers who grow only non-GMO oats on dedicated farms, the oats are tested to ensure the absence of wheat, and then ground into oat flour.
*RS ELISA Certified. Although pure oats are suitable for celiac and wheat allergy diets, there is a small percentage of people who may not tolerate even the purest of oats. Please check first with your health practitioner to confirm suitability of pure oats in your diet.”
I would have made the same statement, but since they said it so well I felt it better to show you what kind of a company they are.
These light, flavorful crackers are plenty good on their own, but should you want to pair it with something I recommend a mild soft cheese, such as brie or neufchatel. I even sampled them with homemade cashew cheese, which made for a divine snack.
It goes without saying that a product meeting my “Life’s Gluten Free Pleasures” standards should be shared with others. So, below please find contest rules for a giveaway of this still hard-to-find Canadian product.
Want to win some Martin’s Marvelous Crisps for yourself? Leave a comment below about why you want to win the Martin’s Marvelous products or a question you want answered in my “Ask the Gluten Free RD” post. Two lucky winners will be randomly selected to receive a full prize package of all six of the Martin’s Marvelous products, shown above! This includes Rosemary Lavender, Pumpkin Seed Cranberry, Chocolate Molé, and Date & Olive Tapenade Crisps; and Sunflower Seed Raisin and Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Granola. This is a fabulous prize package that you don’t want to miss out on.
Official Rules: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Participants must be 18 years or older to enter and live within the continental United States or Canada. Contest will start on Thursday, March 8, 2012 and will end on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm EST. In the comments section below, tell us why you want to win the Crisps or a question you want Rachel to answer on her blog. Two (2) winners will be randomly selected using Random.org to receive a full prize package of all six of the Martin’s Marvelous products (pictured above). Approximate retail value of the prize is $54.00 + shipping and handling. The odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible entries. The winners will be selected by Thursday, March 22, 2012 and will be announced in a comment on this blog post. The winners’ names can be obtained by visiting the comments section of this post after the winners have been announced. The winners will also be notified by email. In the case that the prizes are not claimed within one week of the winners being notified, the prize will be forfeited. Rachel Begun Nutrition Communications, The Gluten Free RD and its associates are held harmless in the event that the prize or sweepstakes in some way negatively impacts the winners or recipients. This contest is being regulated in the state of New York. Void where prohibited by law. By entering the contest, you are agreeing to the Official Rules. Sponsored by Martin’s Marvelous, http://www.martinsmarvelous.com/index.php?id=95
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