I love it when companies contact me out of the blue – particularly when it is a mainstream manufacturer talking gluten-free – fantastic.  Recently I received an e-mail from someone at Boar’s Head Provisions who could not have been nicer.  Now, I have to confess, I am a Boar’s Head fan and always have been.  I actually knew that they were in fact gluten-free but for me it really comes down to quality and Boar’s Head knows quality.  But I digress…

I was actually unaware that Boar’s Head published a gluten free brochure that offers some really great tips like Avoiding Gluten at the Deli Counter and Tips for Cooking without Gluten.  On top of that, they also offer some great recipes that incorporate their various meats, sauces, and glazes.  I have to say well done Boar’s Head for not only being gluten-free but for taking an interest in its Celiac customer base.

Navigating the supermarket is a challenge for Celiacs and the deli counter probably more so because the products are behind glass so we cannot pick up the package and see the actual ingredients.  Sure, we could go online and research different brands and varieties, make a list, and hope the market actually has it in stock.  Quite frankly I am busy enough and when it comes to luncheon meat or hot dogs, I want to run in and run out. 

So you are probably wondering what my Boar’s Head favorites are.  Well, my favorite meats would have to be a toss-up between their Blazing Buffalo Style Chicken Breast or the Sausalito Turkey Breast.  However, if I am coming clean, my absolute guilty pleasure is their hot dogs which are fantastic topped with their Vidalia onions, sauerkraut, and horseradish sauce – actually anything covered in their horseradish sauce will do just fine thank you.  They have a range of great condiments that you will always find in my panty.  I was actually very impressed with their Web site that offers great entertaining ideas as well as nutritional and product information.

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