Lately I have been discovering so many new gluten free products by brands that are deciding to jump on the gluten free bandwagon. I actually discovered this product through a catalina coupon that printed during a trip to Giant Eagle. Intrigued I decided to look for the product next time I was in the store.
This product can be found in the freezer section at Giant Eagle (I also noticed it at Kroger as well). Both stores had the product listed for $6.99. However, I purchased this item at Giant Eagle using my catalina coupon which was for $2.50 off, so only $4.50 a box. I think it is important to note that the regular corn dogs by this brand were the exact same price at $6.99.
I was quite surprised at just how large this box was. It contains 12 full size corn dogs. Not bad at all for the $6.99 price tag. That is less then 60 cents per corn dog....even less if you consider I used a coupon.
You can cook the corn dogs three different ways: deep fry, microwave, or oven. I chose to go the oven route though I am interested in trying the deep dry method. The instructions say to cook the corn dogs for 18 minutes in a 350 degree oven. I found that 18 minutes was the exact amount of time they needed, which in my opinion is rare. I always feel I need to cook gluten free products longer then recommended.
18 minutes in the oven is just long enough to give the corn dog that nice golden brown color and the inside was cooked thoroughly. I can honestly not say enough good things about this product. They are amazing!
I definately give this product a 10 out of 10. They tasted exactly like how I remember a corn dog to taste. They were not mushy at all. They were soft but had a nice crisp to them as well and the hotdog they used was great! This is the third type of store bought corn dogs I have tried and by far they are the best taste wise and the cheapest option out there that I know of. I would definately recomment these and will buy them again.
One thing I did want to mention is the production of the product itself. By law, in order for a company to have a gluten free label on their product they are required to test the product and it must be 20ppm or below. This currently is the only regulation required in testing gluten in products. For many though, 20ppm can still be too strong and cause a reaction. Foster Farms, actually tests their product for 10ppm! Which is amazing for those who are a little more sensitive to gluten. Just something to keep in mind, if you are looking for gluten free options that tests for lower traces of gluten!
I would love to hear if there is a product that you would like me to review next! Let me know in the comments!