Gluten-Free Product Reviews and iHerb Giveaway!

Are you familiar with iHerb? It is an online store that sells everything from groceries to supplements. I love iHerb not only for their fabulous prices, but because they carry thousands of gluten free products. iHerb is my go to source for everything from gluten free flours to nuts and dried fruit.
Thus, I was VERY excited when iHerb asked if would like to review several of their gluten-free products and host a giveaway. Of course, my answer was an astounding yes! I am pleased to announce that two lucky readers will each win a $25 shopping spree to iHerb!


The first product I had the pleasure to sample was Andean Dreams Chocolate Chip Quinoa CookiesThese cookies are vegan which I like because I try to limit my dairy intake. I also like that the first ingredient is quinoa flour and that the cookies are relatively low in sugar (without tasting low in sugar!) Every one in my family remarked on how delicious these cookies were and came back for a second serving. The texture of the cookies was not as soft as what I am used to, but I understand that quinoa is a heartier flour.

The next product I got to enjoy was Alter Eco Rainbow Quinoa. This quinoa is a vibrant blend of three ancient quinoa grains. I like how the Rainbow Quinoa brightened up every dish I cooked it with. My husband immediately noticed how light and fluffy the quinoa was. I love that the company, Alter Eco, directly supports Bolivian farmers. The quinoa is fair trade certified and organic. I wish the price was slightly cheaper for this quinoa blend, but I have come to accept that sometimes I just have to pay slightly more for a product I believe in. I have already ordered a second bag of this quinoa per my husband’s request.


Finally, I tried out Yummy Earth’s Organic Lollipops. These are indeed super YUMMY! Emma, my four year old daughter, adored them. Emma recently had a party at her Preschool and took these lollipops to share with her class. The teachers commented on how tasty they were and that the adults enjoyed them as much as the children did. It is a perfect snack for children-no mess involved! I was pleased that these lollipops are corn free (which means no corn syrup!). These tasty treats are made up of rice syrup and real fruit and vegetable extracts. I appreciate that there are several varieties of flavors-both sweet and tart.
To enter the giveaway, register at iHerb and leave me a comment letting me know that you did.
For a second entry, like my blog on facebook, then leave me a comment letting me know that you did (if you are already a “liker”, then leave me a message informing me).
For a third entry, follow me on twitter and leave me a comment letting me know that you did (or let me know that you are already a twitter follower).
This giveaway is open to everyone, and you must register at iHerb in order to be eligible to win. If you are an international winner, you will be responsible for paying any additional custom taxes and/or duties. If you live outside of the U.S., please make sure that iHerb ships to your country. To see if iHerb ships to a specific country, go to, add a product to the shopping cart and click the “Country” drop down menu to see if your country is listed.

This giveaway closes on January 16, 2012 at midnight. The winners will be selected from and announced next week. Good luck!

If you don’t want to wait to see if you win or are just excited to start shopping at iHerb, you can use the code GOK657 to get $5 off your first order!
Disclosure: iHerb sent me these products to review; they also gave me a store credit in exchange for hosting this giveaway. All opinions shared about Alter Eco Rainbow Quinoa, Andean Dreams Chocolate Chip Cookies, Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops and iHerb are 100% my own.
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  1. Hi, Laura I opened an account at iherb. I hope that's what you meant when you said "register." This sounds really interesting. I will be following you on twitter, as well.

  2. I just opened an account on iHerb. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I registered Dec. 27 2011 and placed 2 good orders, one Dec. 27 and the other Jan. 1, 2012. I used the code on your page and ended up getting and additional 10% off AND free shipping on both orders.

    They have more variety to choose from than another online store I purchased from beforehand and their prices are competitive. I like that you get a chance to order a free sample in addition to receiving an additional free sample of a product.

    Another reason I like is that they carry my favorite line of face care products Devita and Dr Bronners bar soap. Actually, they carry everything I use at home and more, so the transition was a no brainer making the switch. Thank you, Laura and Iherb!

  4. Oh, forgot to add a couple things

    there's plenty of products for our puppy to choose from and…

    –my kids and their classes also LOVE the Yummy Earth organic lollipops! I'm looking forward to trying the rest of the product in your review!

  5. i created an account!

  6. i also became a follower, and I already like you on facebook!! Don;t know why I wasn't one of your followers yet….spaced it I guess! iHerb is new to me, looking forward to checking it out, I get a lot from vitacost and Lucky Vitamin.

  7. I registered with iHerb!

  8. I like you on Facebook

  9. I follow you on twitter @ gfshorty

  10. You are right Maureen-iHerb has tons of natural pet products. I also get my shampoo and body products from iHerb-love, love shopping all online and in one spot!

    Tessa-I am not familiar with those 2 companies so I will look into them for sure!

  11. Great blog, Laura! I follow you on Facebook and just registered for i-Herb!

  12. I'm registered at iherb!

  13. I registered at iherb!

  14. I liked you on facebook!

  15. Liked you on Twitter!

  16. Linda Mathews Wilding says:

    I did register today at herb!

  17. I registered at iherb!

  18. I like you on Facebook.

  19. I follow you on Twitter.

  20. I registered at iherb!

  21. Following you on Twitter!!

  22. I registered!

  23. I already follow you on twitter!

  24. Just liked you on facebook, too 🙂

  25. I created an account at iHerb and look forward to shopping there!

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