If you have any kind of dietary restrictions (doctor- or self-imposed) you know what it’s like to want something you can’t have. You might even dream about it sometimes, or get a little tear in your eye when you see someone else eating it, or smell it cooking. And maybe you’ve found or made substitutes, but it just isn’t the same. For my gluten-free girls, some of those things include fresh, melt in your mouth donuts, ooey gooey thick crust pizza, and hot, crispy corn dogs.

When you find one of these things you’ve been missing, and it IS very nearly ohmygoodness the same, it’s like the angels came down from Heaven to serve them to you themselves.

You think I exaggerate, but when an entire food group, an absolute way of living is taken away or changed drastically, it matters. Little things matter.

I don’t often do reviews here on this blog (except books…I do love books), but when I come across something that I just have to share, you know that I love it. If it’s gluten free? EVEN BETTER.

Y’all, shopping gluten free is expensive. Pre-made, packaged GF goodness can be PRICEY. You want a loaf of bread that you don’t have to bake yourself? Here, this tiny one will be six bucks. Oh, and your family of six? They’ll eat the whole thing in one meal. So I hesitate to try a lot of different things, because truly, we’ve been burned. We’ve had bad cookies, and crumbly buns, and flour that tasted like it came out of…something bad. I find what we like, I stock up, and I buy it over and over again. (don’t we all?)

What am I getting at, you ask? So, I was contacted recently to try something from Foster Farms. I snooped around their website and saw gluten free corn dogs. You guys, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a box of frozen gluten free corn dogs. My husband attempted to make them once (he likes to try things like that….experimental cooking), and while they were delicious, they fell apart a lot and the kids poked and prodded at them more than they ate them. In other words, you couldn’t exactly pick them up by the stick and eat them like you’re supposed to be able to.

Corn dogs are one of those things that I used to love picking up at the store, bringing home for the nights when I just couldn’t cook (you know those nights), and my kids would gobble them up. It was a safe meal, you know? So when we basically became a gluten free household overnight, that safe meal and so many others became another thing that I couldn’t count on.

You can imagine the rejoicing that went on when I opened the box and saw those gluten free corn dogs. And it wasn’t just me….the girls cheered. THEY CHEERED. And they hadn’t even tried them, but the fact that they were in our house, they were AVAILABLE TO EAT, that was enough to bring about whoops of joy.

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And then we tried them. Y’all, they’re good. They taste, to me, almost exactly like the corn dogs I so fondly remember. Sweet from the honey batter, crispy but soft, delicious. We ate them two nights in a row.

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Foster Farms gluten free corn dogs are certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), and are just like their number one selling corn dog counterparts—a 100% chicken frank dipped twice in a (gluten free) crunchy honey batter. They’re available nationwide at Safeway stores, Kroger stores, Raley’s, Lucky, Albertsons, Giant Eagle, Woodman’s, Copps/Roundy’s, Schnucks, Food Lion, Hyvee, and Marsh. You can also call 800-255-7227 to find your local stores.

The best part? I get to give away FIVE boxes. FIVE! I know you want to try them for yourself, right?

US residents only please. Winners will be chosen randomly, contacted via email, and will have 48 hours to respond.

I received a box of corn dogs from Foster Farms for a review and to host a giveaway, but I was not compensated and all opinions are 100% my own.

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