I’ve had the great pleasure of trying many of the gluten-free meals and products offered by Amy’s Kitchen and may I just say, they are some of my favorite products! I would never guess that they were a frozen meal if someone where to take them out of the tray and serve them hot on a plate. I am especially in love with the Mexican and Indian inspired dishes. The flavors are spot on, not to mention that the serving size, and nutritional value are also something to be praised. I used to take these meals with me to school everyday when I needed a quick, yet delicious and nutritious gluten-free meal. My friends loved them too! I also really enjoy the soups. Again, you would never have to know they came from a can. The tomato soup is spectacular with a grilled cheese or grilled tuna sandwich on gluten-free bread. The Fire Roasted Southwestern Vegetable is my favorite, in fact, I craved it during my first pregnancy even when it was 116 degrees outside! That’s saying something.
Not only are the tastes and variety of products excellent but the practices Amy’s Kitchen uses in producing them is as well. Here is a little more information I found very helpful, taken directly from the Amy’s Kitchen website.
Amy’s Kitchen manufactures a number of “Gluten Free” products all meeting the FDA guidelines for “gluten free” (i.e., <20>
Amy’s has always had strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) to avoid cross-contact of our non-gluten products with gluten and we continue to strengthen these practices. The GMPs include strict raw material control, sanitation practices and employee training. We are constantly improving our practices to include more separation, a higher degree of testing and more in process checks. In the last year, we have increased our screening of critical ingredients to verify they are “gluten free” when they arrive at our plant. We continue to make efforts to minimize gluten in areas where gluten free items are processed. We have instituted a screening program to verify that equipment has been thoroughly cleaned between manufacturing runs. In addition, we have an in-house lab so that we are able to quickly screen ingredients and finished products to verify they meet the FDA “gluten free” standard of less than 20 ppm gluten. We are now routinely testing all Amy’s products that are labeled “Gluten Free” to verify they meet the FDA requirement.
So are you ready to win some Amy’s Kitchen Meals?!
**(3) Grand Prize Winners- will receive three Amy’s coupons for free meals along with an Amy’s tote bag for shopping at the farmer’s market!
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER: (Please leave your e-mail with each entry so I can contact you if you win.)
(Mandatory) Become a follower on glutenfreefrenzy.com AND visit Amy’s Kitchen and tell me the product that looks the best to you. If you are already a follower, please still leave a comment that you are and do the second part. If possible tell a friend about this site.
1. Visit Amy’s Kitchen on Facebook AND leave a comment about why you want to win this giveaway.
2. Visit Gluten Free Frenzy on Facebook AND leave a comment about why you want to win this giveaway.
3. Follow glutenfreefrenz (yes our Twitter name is without the “y”) on Twitter AND tweet about this giveaway with a link to www.glutenfreefrenzy.com.
4. Grab our blog button in the top left corner (beneath the big welcome picture) of this site and place it on your blog. Leave a comment saying you did with a link to the place it is.
5. Post about this giveaway on your blog, Twitter or Facebook with a link back to us. (3 entries!!! So be sure to leave 3 comments for this.)
6. Visit Amy’s blog and tell me something you found interesting.
***EACH ENTRY MUST BE SUBMITTED SEPARATELY!!!
*If you have any questions just post to me. Also, existing fans, and followers of Gluten Free Frenzy you MUST submit that you follow or are a fan to have it count as an entry. I can’t go through everyone and submit their entry just for being a fan on my own, so please post that you are already a fan or follower if you are and specify to what (ex. Facebook, blog…) THIS IS A BLOG GIVEAWAY SO ALL ENTRIES TO WIN MUST BE DONE ON THIS BLOG POST…
*Giveaway ends Sunday August 1, 2010 at 11:59 PM (MST). This giveaway is open to the US only.