Thursday, January 5, 2012

Flackers (Flax Crackers) Review and Giveaway











 



Traveling while gluten-free is never easy. Traveling while gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, sugar-free (etc. etc.) is even harder. Yet I've done a lot of it this year, and I'm finally beginning to feel like I know what I'm doing (sort of). It requires planning, trips to the grocery store in every city, and fortitude. It also requires having a few snacks on hand to get you through the times when you don't have any available options. Apples will only go so far, and while baked sweet potatoes work for me, they're not the most convenient snack to carry around. There are no gluten-free snack products on the market that I can eat at this point - at least none that I've found. Except Flackers.

Flackers are raw (sprouted and dehydrated) flax crackers made with minimal ingredients, created by a company called Dr. in the Kitchen. They're not readily available in most stores yet, but I've been able to find them reliably at Whole Foods stores. I first tried them this past summer when I was visiting my sisters in California. Reading the ingredient list, I was surprised to see that they looked like they might be okay for me. So I bought a box and immediately ate a cracker. And another one. And then another one. They were delicious and tasted great on their own (no dips or spreads needed). I waited a minute to see if I would feel the tell tale puffy jaw that I get when I'm reacting to a food, but nothing happened. Woohoo! A snack I can actually buy at the store and have on hand? It's a miracle!

After I got back to Seattle, I had trouble finding all of the flavors, so their company kindly sent me a package of all three flavors to try out. Believe me though, I would be writing a review for them even if they hadn't sent me any because I am so happy to find a product I can eat. I continue to purchase them whenever I find them in stores. For those of you who avoid soy, I'll note that I am also eliminating soy from my diet right now, but that I don't seem to have any reaction to the soy in Flackers. I did notice that of the three flavors, two of them gave me mild heartburn due to chili peppers in the ingredients (I also avoid nightshades), but I had no problem with the Rosemary Flackers.

Ingredients in Rosemary Flackers:
organic flax seeds, organic apple cider vinegar, non-GMO vegetable protein from non-GMO soybeans and purified water, organic rosemary, organic sage

The Giveaway:
Dr. in the Kitchen is offering one reader a pack of all 3 flavors of Flackers: Rosemary, Savory, and Dill. To enter, you can do any of the following. You can receive multiple entries, just leave a comment for everything you do. Please make sure you leave an e-mail address or way for me to contact you!

How to enter:
1. Leave a comment. Simple!
2. Post about this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know.
3. Post about this giveaway on twitter and leave a comment letting me know.
4. Follow Dr. in the Kitchen on twitter or Facebook and leave a comment letting me know.

Deadline: 
This giveaway will close at midnight on Saturday January 7th.

27 comments:

Meghan said...

I would love to try these! Always on the lookout for snack foods that don't upset my stomach!

Laura said...

I love flax crackers. I would love to try these ones!

sherri said...

I've always wanted to try these! I've actually thought about making my own flaxseed crackers in the dehydrator, but I haven't felt well enough to do that yet. Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize like this!

sherri said...

I posted about this giveaway on Facebook.

sherri said...

I posted about this giveaway on Twitter. My name on Twitter is BearWithMS.

sherri said...

I am now following Dr. in the Kitchen on both Facebook and Twitter.

Suzanne said...

These sound great. I love flax and rosemary. Would love to try them.

GF Gidget said...

As someone who travels 4 days a week and is GF/DF, I feel you! I haven't seen these in stores and would love to try them!

gfe--gluten free easily said...

Thanks for the review, Iris! I'm not entering the giveaway, but wanted to say that I've found some of the Foods Alive Flax Crackers to be terrific, too. Well, they all taste great, but a few have ingredients that are perfect for me. Love that we have these options!

xo,
Shirley

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy you were able to find a packaged product you can eat. (:

G.F.Veg said...

the celiac in me loves the way these sound--so safe and tasty!

G.F.Veg said...

the celiac in me loves the way these sound--so safe and tasty!

Michelle said...

I love crackers and am always looking for healthier versions. These sound great!

seeks said...

I'll have to keep my eye out for these at the healthier food stores now. Excited about the giveaway!

Desi@ThePalatePeacemaker said...

I really want to try these! I love flax crackers!

Anonymous said...

I liked dr. kitchen on fb. rosiejess6@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

these look yummy! rosiejess6@hotmail.com

Rebecca said...

I would LOVE to try these! Never had flax crackers yet!

Rebecca said...

I tweeted about this giveaway! @rebeccaablock

Rebecca said...

I'm following the Dr.In The Kitchen on twitter!

Candice said...

These crackers are so exciting! They look fantastic for those who are significantly limited by extensive food allergies and sensitivities.

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Candice said...

I am a loyal follower on twitter. :) (MsChronicBadass)

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Wehaf said...

These sound delicious!

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Venessa said...

I would love to try these, especially the rosemary flavor. Thanks for this giveaway! :-)

Carolyn said...

Oh, these would be a God-send for me! I can't eat wheat, rice, dairy, or nightshades AND I'm pregnant and dealing with morning sickness. Thanks for the giveaway! carolynworkman at gmail dot com

Carolyn said...

I just followed them on Facebook. Thanks!

Jennifer said...

I can't eat soy. Sesmark Ancient Grains crackers I can eat--the sea salt variety. I haven't tried making my own yet.

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