Thursday, October 9, 2014

Foster Farms Gluten Free Corn Dogs - Review & Giveaway

Review & Giveaway - Foster Farms Gluten Free Corn Dogs

A few months ago I showed you how to make gluten free corn dogs.  Actually, at the time, I thought that homemade corn dogs were the only option for those of us following a gluten free diet.   

Turns out, I was WRONG!  I had no idea that Foster Farms was producing a gluten free corn dog until I was contacted by the company to see if I was interested in reviewing their new Gluten Free Honey Crunch Corn Dogs.  Wow! Had I heard that right?  Was there actually a gluten free version of this carnival classic now available right in the freezer section?    

Of course I was interested.  Who wouldn't be?

As a general rule, I've found that when a company contacts me to sample their wares, they’re usually confident about the quality.  After all, who on earth would volunteer to send out samples if they knew that the recipient would be disappointed and spreading the word.

To make a long story short, the confidence that Foster Farms exhibited was backed up by a fabulous corn dog.  I was actually a little shocked.  Truthfully, I didn't expect them to be good after reading the words “100% Chicken Frank”.  I figured that the gluten free corn dog coating would be pretty good since I had had a successful result in my own recipe.

But a chicken frank???  

Yes, they’re a lot lower in fat and calories but could they possibly taste as good as the all-beef hot dogs I've loved all my life.  In short, yes they can.  The corn dogs were delicious.  They were actually so good that I decided I’d throw a few boxes into the oven and serve them at my daughter’s 13th birthday party. 

Don’t you think they’d be perfect next to a huge pot of chili on game day too? 

I prepared them using the oven baked method and they cooked perfectly following their instructions.  The coating was crunchy with a sweet corn bread flavor and the hot dog was very tasty.  I would have never guessed that it was a chicken frank.  The package also gives directions for deep frying, which I didn't try, and microwaving which I did try.  The microwaved version cooks perfectly but the crust is not nearly as crunchy as the oven baked method.     

Beyond them being delicious, they have the added bonus of being a mere 180 calories per dog.  That’s about half the calories of the homemade version I did a few months ago.  But beyond them being lower calories, there’s practically no work or mess involved in making these guys.  

The next time I crave a corn dog, believe me, I’m heading for the freezer section.

They’re available nationwide at many retailers including:
  • Safeway (Safeway, Vons, Randall’s, Tom Thumb)
  • Kroger (Kroger, Fry’s, Smith’s)
  • Raley’s
  • Lucky
  • Albertsons
  • Giant Eagle
  • Woodman’s
  • Copps / Roundy’s
  • Schnucks
  • Food Lion
  • HyVee
  • Marsh


Shoppers can also call Foster Farms to help locate a retailer in their area at 1-800-255-7227

Some Additional Facts about Foster Farms Gluten Free Corn Dogs:
  • Each full sized corn dog is contains 180 calories and features a 100% chicken frank dipped twice in a delicious honey crunchy batter minus the gluten of course.
  • Each box contains 12 full sized corn dogs.
  • Foster Farms Honey Crunchy Corn Dogs are America’s top selling corn dog line.   
  • They’re certified gluten free by the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) to contain less than 10ppm of gluten per serving.
  • As I understand it, the (GIG) evaluates each ingredient to ensure that each is gluten free.  They also audit production facilities to evaluate any risk of cross contamination. It’s a process that leaves me feeling confident that safety in being seriously considered. 


My Video Review:



The Giveaway:

Foster Farms has generously agreed to give away 5 vouchers for a free box of their gluten free corn dogs to members of my social media audience.  The giveaway is only open to US winners since the product is only available in the US.  It would be useless to send a voucher to a location where the winner cannot obtain the product. 

To Enter the Giveaway:

You MUST go to the Foster Farms Facebook Page and like their page then leave me a message either here or on my YouTube video announcement stating that you did.

To Earn Additional Entries:

You can go to my facebook page  Like & Share the post about the giveaway.

You can go to my twitter page and Retweet the giveaway announcement.

The Giveaway will end on Halloween 10-31-14 at midnight EST.  Once I have compiled all of the entries, I’ll conduct a random drawing then notify the 5 winners according to the way that they entered.  If you win, I’ll request your name and mailing address to forward to Foster Farms so that they can mail you the voucher directly. 

Good Luck 

11-2-14 
The Giveaway is now closed.  

The winners are:
David Lintz, liviesgoneglutenfree , NaturesFairy, Crystal Medina and Betsy Jo

The winners are being notified this evening and will have three days to respond with their address so that I can send it to the people at Foster Farms who will in turn send out a voucher for a free box of their corn dogs.

Congrats to the winners.

8 comments:

  1. I did all the above, hope to win!!

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    1. Awesome Betsy Jo. Good luck with the giveaway.

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    2. Hi Betsy Jo, Congratulations, you are one of the winners of the corn dog giveaway. Please message me with an address where Foster Farms can ship your voucher within 3 days or I may have to pick another winner. Once I have collected the addresses of all the winners I'll forward the list to the people at Foster Farms.

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    3. Hi Betsy Jo, I left you notification 2 days ago that you were one of the winners in the corn dog contest. I need to get your mailing address by tomorrow so I can send it in along with the other winners. You can send it via the contact me form if you want. I hope to hear from you soon.

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  2. Finally a gluten free corn dog….yipee !!

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    1. They're awesome Marianne. If you are entering the giveaway be sure to leave me a message stating that you liked the Foster Farms facebook page.

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  3. I retweeted: (@planetpuci8) https://twitter.com/EZGlutenFree/status/497922083922268160

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  4. Very Cool Christina, Good Luck with the giveaway.

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