It's a good sign that gluten-free is becoming more universally available when CVS gets on board with their own brand of gluten-free crackers! Introducing the Gold Emblem Baked Rice Crisps, available in sea salt and BBQ flavors.
Recently I was contacted with an offer to try them, and I was immediately interested. I am a big fan of the rice crackers I've found, and with a suggested price point of $2.49 and the opportunity to find it in my plentiful local CVS stores, I knew I'd be a regular customer if I liked them.
I think that these are a great new addition to the market - they are light and crispy, so more chip-like than cracker-like in my opinion. The sea salt flavor honestly could have used more salt when eaten plain, but were perfect when I dipped them in hummus. The BBQ flavor also was very subtle, with just a hint of sweet, smoky flavor. I like BBQ flavored chips, but often they can get very overwhelming, so this was a nice change. I think these make a nice light snack, and would satisfy any crunchy/crispy cravings without tons of fat or salt (I'm looking at you, kettle chips!).
The crackers are a high-quality product, and they have taken the extra step of certification to prove that it is a snack safe for celiacs. Here's the lowdown on all the good stuff:
·Baked not fried
·0g Trans fats
·Non-GMO Certification pending
Sounds pretty good, huh? Not to mention that they are more affordable at their full price than every specialty gluten-free cracker I have found. I'm certainly hoping to see more flavors in the future. These two are currently available in all CVS locations, so be sure to keep a look out next time you're shopping there and pick up a bag!