Walmart’s Great Value Gluten-Free Products

By | Aug 6, 2014

By Jennifer North, Vice President of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA)

As someone who strives for balance, I’d like to start this blog post off by describing how I started my day last Sunday. I woke up at 7 am and worked in my yard for about two hours. Then I walked around Walmart for another hour. (It’s a Superstore, so there was a lot to look at!) I came home and made myself gazpacho for lunch using freshly picked tomatoes and cucumbers from my friend’s garden, organic bell peppers and parsley that I got from Walmart and tomato juice.  Sounds like a good start, right? Well, the reason I spent the first half of my day burning calories is because I knew I would be spending my afternoon finding as many ways as possible to pair Walmart’s new Great Value gluten-free products, which bear NFCA’s certification trademark (see www.gf-cert.org to learn more) with ice cream!

gfcp seal on walmart cookies

Look for the NFCA-endorsed certification logo on gluten-free products for that added level of comfort.

gfcp seal on walmart cookies

This seal means a product has passed rigorous testing requirements.

The perfect summer treat, I created more than a dozen combinations using the following ingredients:

 

Walmart Great Value Gluten-Free Products: Cocktail Cups and Toppings

All of the delicious gluten-free fixings

 

Walmart Great Value Gluten-Free Products: Ice cream with pretzels

Have you ever added pecans to your sundae? If you haven’t – you definitely should!

Walmart Great Value Gluten-Free Products: Ice cream with M&Ms

Crushed cookies on the bottom and M&Ms on top – yum!

How on Earth did I taste all of these combinations? I used a 3 oz. cocktail glass and a very tiny spoon. I started with the vanilla ice cream. My favorite combinations were:

I then moved onto the chocolate lactose-free ice cream, which I am so thankful that Walmart carries. Try this on for size: chocolate ice cream, crushed chocolate sandwich cookie, mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, whipped cream and salted caramel drizzle. I just love the sweet salty combo. Heavenly.

Ice cream with granola bars

My new favorite way to enjoy granola

The best part about the experience is that I got everything I needed in one spot, was easily able to verify gluten-free status of the items I wasn’t sure about (I already knew the ice cream and candy were gluten-free) and the whole experience didn’t break the bank.

Walmart Great Value Gluten-Free Products: Gluten-Free Label

No sundae is complete without the (gluten-free) chocolate syrup!

I skipped dinner that evening (although I did snack on a fair amount of snow peas) and was gratified to think about how this no-compromise option is now available to thousands of gluten-free children who can go through life feeling “normal” and included.

2 Comments so far
  1. pete kopenits May 16, 2017 1:29 pm

    Is great value butter pecan low fat /sugar free ice cream gluten free?

  2. pete kopenits May 27, 2017 11:14 am

    Please ,I need to know if Walmart great value ice cream is gluten free?

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