Today’s post is about all the gluten-free brands you can find at King Soopers (Kroger) grocery stores in the Denver metro area.
Before I share with you more about the awesome gluten-free finds at King Soopers, I want to mention that this post is sponsored by King Soopers. I received compensation for my efforts.
King Soopers also provided me with a $50 gift card to give away to one of you lucky GFers. Who will it be?!? See below for details on how to enter.
The Supermarket Hussle
I was diagnosed with celiac disease in April 2012. I’m not going to lie. It was a tough year for me.
I didn’t know what to eat.
The grocery store was a minefield.
I had to shop in an entirely new way. No longer could I go to the store and throw anything I wanted in the cart. Instead I had to read labels with fervor. I started to look at food in a whole new light.
I could no longer go to the grocery store and be in and out in 45 minutes. Each trip took hours to complete and left me exhausted, frustrated and downright depressed.
I started to resent the grocery store.
Hit the fast forward button.
So much has changed in the last few years.
Today, there are so many delicious gluten-free brands on the market that are certified gluten-free by a third party gluten-free organization. When I shop the aisles today, I can’t help but notice product after product clearly marked “gluten-free.” It’s no wonder the market has exploded! Recent studies suggest that as many as 100 million Americans consume gluten-free products today.
Now when I go to the grocery store, I shop with ease and excitement. I know which brands I already love (Bob’s Red Mill, Enjoy Life, Milton’s, etc.), and there’s always new ones to discover, especially at King Soopers. I also began to love shopping for naturally gluten-free foods – fruits, vegetables, meats, seeds, beans, etc. King Soopers has almost everything I need on all fronts.
The Kroger Gluten-Free List
Below I share with you a great big list of gluten-free brands I spotted at a recent shopping trip at King Soopers in Greenwood Village. I was at King Soopers for two hours looking through the aisles, and, after looking over this list, I’m positive I missed tons of other products. There were SO MANY GF products – my head was spinning. By no means is this a comprehensive list.
While I include all the brands I spotted on this list, mind you that just because these products are labeled “gluten-free” doesn’t mean they’re all good for you or I endorse them in any way. Oftentimes, just the opposite is true. Some of these ingredient lists include excessive sugar, chemicals and preservatives, and white sugar and grains. Also note that I didn’t research every product to ensure the “gluten-free” claim was legitimate or that the products were indeed certified. For example, I purposely left off Cheerios because it is not certified gluten-free by a third-party organization, and, well, its practices are worrisome to me. (If Cheerios does become certified gluten-free, I would add them.)
One more thing to add before I share the full list… King Soopers has an AWESOME selection of gluten-free pastas. As a pasta addict and someone who has tried many gluten-free pasta alternatives, having so many GF pastas to choose from is heaven!
Great Big List of Gluten-Free Brands at King Soopers
- Absolutely Gluten-Free (GF crackers)
- Against the Grain (GF frozen pizza)
- Alter Eco (dark chocolate bars)
- Amy’s (GF frozen entrees, GF frozen pizza)
- Ancient Harvest (GF supergrain pasta, GF mac & cheese)
- Annie’s (GF mac & cheese)
- Applegate Naturals (GF deli meats)
- Arrowhead Mills (GF brownie mix and GF flour blend)
- Bakery on Main (GF oatmeal)
- Bare (apple chips)
- Beanfields (bean tortilla chips)
- Bella Gluten-Free (GF baking mixes)
- Betty Crocker (GF pizza and baking mixes)
- Bisquick (GF pancake and baking mix)
- Blake’s (GF frozen chicken pot pie)
- Bob’s Red Mill (GF flour blends and naturally GF flours)
- Brazi Bites (GF Brazilian cheese bread)
- California Pizza Kitchen (GF frozen pizza)
- Cappello’s (GF frozen pizza and crust)
- Chebe (GF cheese bread mix and frozen breads)
- Cup4Cup (GF flour blend)
- Daiya (GF and dairy-free mac & cheese)
- Dare Foods (Brenton GF crackers)
- Delallo (GF gnocchi and GF orzo)
- Domata (GF flour blend and GF pizza crust mix)
- Drew’s (Italian salad dressing)
- EnerG (GF white rice loaf)
- Enjoy Life (GF cookies, chocolate chips)
- evol (GF frozen street tacos)
- Fiona’s Natural Foods (GF granola)
- Franny’s (GF blueberry muffins in baked goods section)
- Freschetta (GF frozen pizza)
- Garden Lites (GF frozen muffins)
- Garden of Eatin (tortilla chips)
- Glutenfreeda (GF frozen burritos)
- Glutino (GF baking mixes, GF cookies, GF crackers)
- Hilary’s Eat Well (GF frozen veggie burgers)
- Hope Hummus
- Horizon Organic (milk)
- Ian’s Natural Foods (GF bread crumbs, GF croutons, GF frozen onion rings)
- Jovial (GF pasta)
- Justin’s (nut butters)
- Kashi (GF frozen waffles)
- King Arthur (GF flour blend, GF pancake mix, various GF baking mixes)
- Krusteaz (GF flour blend, GF pancake mix, various GF baking mixes)
- Late July (GF tortilla chips)
- Lily’s (dark chocolate bars)
- Love Grown Foods (GF cereals and granola)
- Lundberg (GF brown rice spaghetti)
- Milton’s Craft Bakers (GF crackers)
- Mina’s (GF chocolate cake mix)
- Nabisco (GF rice crackers)
- Namaste (GF flour blend and GF baking mixes)
- Nature’s Path (GF oatmeal)
- Pamela’s (GF flour blend)
- Pillsbury (GF flour blend)
- Purely Elizabeth (GF granola)
- San-J (GF soy sauce, tamari sauce)
- Rudi’s (bread)
- Smart Flour Foods (GF frozen pizza)
- Snack Factory (GF pretzels and chips)
- Snyder’s of Hanover (GF pretzels)
- So Delicious (coconut milk)
- SunButter (seed butters)
- Sustainable Seas (sustainable canned tuna)
- Synergy (organic kombucha)
- Tate’s Bake Shop (GF cookies)
- Tinkyada (GF brown rice pasta)
- Tolerant (GF lentil and bean pastas)
- Tres Latin Foods (GF frozen pupusas)
- Udi’s (bread, muffins, granola, pizza crust)
- Van’s (flavored pasta sides, GF cereals, GF crackers, GF frozen waffles)
- Wacky Apple (applesauce)
- Wholly Gluten Free (GF pie shell)
- Wild Planet (sustainable canned tuna)
- Wild Zora (GF meat and veggie bars)
Whew, that’s a long list and I’m certain I’m missing tons of other gluten-free brands. If you spot an item at King Soopers that I missed, leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list right away. Chances are your local King Soopers will carry different products than mine.
In addition to all these gluten-free brands you’ll find at King Soopers, it’s worth noting that the King Soopers private label, Simple Truth, offers a ton of gluten-free products – including gluten-free pasta, crackers, tomato sauce and more.
King Soopers really has come a LONG way in stocking its shelves with gluten-free products not just from the brands most people know – like Pillsbury and Nabisco – but also from a lot of exciting boutique and up-and-coming food brands in the packaged food space – like Van’s, Ian’s, Bob’s and Tinkyada.
I also noticed that my local King Soopers carries a ton of gluten-free brands from Colorado – including Udi’s, Rudi’s, Wild Zora, Justin’s, Bella, Hope and Cappello’s. I’ve always admired King Soopers’ commitment to supporting local natural-food businesses.
And if this all wasn’t enough for you, I noticed that King Soopers carries even more gluten-free brands online. Visit King Soopers online to see its vast GF selection of groceries.
OK, Time for a Giveaway!
OK, now the moment you’ve all been waiting for… I’m giving away a $50 King Soopers gift card valid at any Kroger store nationwide*. I know, your gluten-free mouth is drooling. You want this, don’t ya, and I have a feeling you’re excited to stock up on some of these delicious gluten-free products at King Soopers.
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**King Soopers gift card is valid at all Kroger stores, Baker’s, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Foods Co, Fred Meyer, Fry’s Food and Drugs, Gerbes, JayC, Owen’s, Pay Less Supermarkets, QFC, Ralphs, Smith’s Food and Drug, Turkey Hill Minit Markets, Kwik Shop, Loaf ‘N Jug, Quik Stop, Tom Thumb Food Stores and Turkey Hill Experience. See back of gift card for restrictions and details.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by King Soopers.