Utz Gluten-Free Rice Crisp

By | Mar 28, 2012

Utz is a well-known and loved name in the snack food world. In addition to manufacturing regionally popular potato chips, pretzels, and tortilla chips, Utz also produces a gluten-free Rice Crisp.  Utz Rice Crisps are made with whole grain brown rice, a mixture of rice and corn flour, and sesame seeds.

These hardy chips are available in three flavors: Original, Sweet Chili, and Salsa Fresca. For this review I only sampled the Original and Sweet Chili Flavors. The Original flavored Rice Crisp is only lightly seasoned with sea salt so it allows the full flavor of the chip itself to shine. As great as the Utz Original flavored Rice Crisp tasted, I found I favored the sweet spices and subtle heat of Utz’s Sweet Chili flavored Rice Crisp more. Though both flavors tasted pretty delicious by themselves, the thickness and crunchy texture of these crisp make them ideal for dips and salsas.

Since Utz also manufactures products that may contain gluten, I was a bit disappointed that the package did not contain information about a dedicated gluten-free factory or anything about gluten-free certification.  That said, Utz’s official website does include a section about Celiac Disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. This section also includes further information on their gluten-free products.

If you would like to learn more about this product or any of the many snack products offered by Utz, visit www.utzsnacks.com.

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