Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kaia Foods | Review & Giveaway

Anyone who eats gluten-free knows that finding pre-made snacks that are delicious, is not only a challenge, it’s practically a hallelujah moment when you find one that you love. For me, Kaia Foods has recently filled that niche for me. I only wish that their products were available here in Canada; fortunately I have access to an American mailing address so Kaia foods are only a few mouse clicks and a short drive across the border away.

Kaia foods creates 'raw foods' (never heated above 118 degrees) that are naturally gluten and dairy free. I had the opportunity to test out the Cocoa Bliss Buckwheat Granola, the sprouted sunflower seeds and the fruit leathers, and one of our readers (must be delivered to a US address) will have a chance to test out a product of their choice too!

The product I was most excited about, and rightly so, was the Cocoa Bliss Buckwheat Granola. I still long for the crunchy sweetness of granola sprinkled on yogurt, and although there are gluten-free alternatives, until now, none of them have even come close to satisfying that craving.

Cocoa Bliss is so delicious, I haven’t even eaten it with yogurt, or milk, I simply cracked the package open at my desk at work and have been noshing on, it as is, straight out of the bag. Cocoa Bliss is chunky and a little softer than regular granola, but has a great crunchy texture from the healthy combination of buckwheat, raisins, coconut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and more. Seriously, this stuff is heavenly and at $6.99 for 12 ounces, it's a steal.

I also tried out Kaia sprouted sunflower seeds, which are sprouted, seasoned and dehydrated at low temperatures to maximize the nutritional content.  The process also enhances the flavour, and managed to provide a crunchy, flavourful snack without leaving a dry and pasty feel in my mouth (which I find traditional sunflower seeds do).

I was very intrigued by the sweet curry flavour and I was pleased to discover that the seasoning was sweet and mild and accented the seeds rather than overpowering them.  The sprouted sunflower seeds are also a fantastic price, only $3.99 for a 5 ounce package.

Finally, the boy and I tested out the organic fruit leathers made without additives, sugar or concentrates.  Unlike traditional fruit leathers, Kaia's are composed of a very thin (not-sticky) piece of dehydrated fruit wrapped around itself in the package, about three layers thick.  We tested out the vanilla pear flavour, which the boy loved and gobbled up.  Personally, I would have enjoyed the addition of a little cinnamon but pear is a mild flavour, so it makes sense this product would be as well.  Kaia Foods organic fruit leathers are $1.89 for a 0.5oz strip.

Overall, I have thoroughly enjoy Kaia foods; the products are tasty, nutritious and best of all, able to meet both the boy and I’s dietary restrictions.  They are great gluten-free, dairy-free products that are available at prices that won’t break the bank. Interested in testing some out for yourself? Check out our Momma Stuff Blog giveaway below.

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One Kaia Foods Product of winner choice
(Winner must have a US Mailing Address in the continental US - not Hawaii or Alaska)
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Congratulations to our winner, Comment #17 Ashlei

27 comments:

  1. I would like to try Fruit Leather - Goji Orange
    elund323@yahoo.com

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  2. I follow on FB as Elaine Lund
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  3. I follow with Twitter as elund323

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  4. I follow kaiafoods on Twitter as elund323

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  5. I tweeted!http://twitter.com/elund323/status/3478776281300992

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  6. MMM, the spiced apple fruit leather. Any of the fruit leathers actually!

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  7. I want to try the dates and spices granola

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  8. Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/the_vegster/status/4230462360788993

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  9. following kaia foods on twitter @the_vegster

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  10. well i forgot to say i would like to try the cocoa bliss buckwheat granola

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  11. Yum! All this stuff looks really good! I found you through Blog Frog!
    I would love to try the Organic Buckwheat Granola!
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  12. I follow on Google Friend Connect!
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  13. I subscribe to your e-mail!
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  14. I follow on Twitter @Xocaisgood!
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  15. I follow Kaia on Twitter @Xocaisgood!
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  16. tweet tweet went the little yellow bird...

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