Best of Expo West 2017: Gluten-Free Sweets

Expo West is my favorite time of the year, a gluten-free new product Christmas. Every year, I try to find the newest, hottest products from the Best of Expo West that you’l see on store shelves soon, or in the upcoming year. I have several categories that I plan on presenting to you, along with the giveaway that runs for a month at the bottom of the page. You’ll be entered to win lots of swag from the Best of Expo West 2017! I now present to you the Best of Expo West 2017 in the category of gluten-free sweets. 

Daiya Pumpkin Spice Cheezecake

My top favorites at Expo West typically include new launches from Daiya Foods because they’re all gluten-free and dairy-free too (as well as vegan). I can eat anything there, and they thankfully sample everything at the show on gluten-free bread and crackers – thank you! This year, they’ve expanded several of their lines, including their Cheezecakes! You will have to pick up their new pumpkin spice cheezecake – but sad face, it’s only seasonal! Find their flavors here:

Daiya Pumpkin Cheesecake

Boulder Cookie

Paleo/grain-free cookies can sometimes be…disappointing. Either too coconut-y, too almond-y, too dry, or just too weird. Boulder Cookie is not disappointing, and is also vegan and soy free. While I loved the chocolate chip cookie flavor, they have a banana walnut that is the perfect sub for when I want to take a loaf of quick bread with me when I travel. Learn more at:

Boulder Cookie

NadaMoo Birthday Cake + S’mores Frozen Dessert

NadaMoo launched two new flavors right before the show. They launched Birthday Cake cookie dough is gluten-free and vegan. It’s filled with cake, chocolate chip cookie dough, and sprinkles. This is exactly what i needed to stuff my face with every birthday. Who needs Baskin’ Robbin’s Ice Cream Birthday Cake anymore? I really enjoyed the S’mores, and they use one of my favorite vegan marshmallows – Dandies – inside! You should be able to find these on store shelves now. Find out more about NadaMoo here:

NadaMoo! Birthday Cake and S'mores

Benny from NoWhey

I can’t tell you how many people that I’ve impressed by pulling up Benny The Bunny when they complain about not being able to have an allergy-friendly bunny for Easter. Want a giant bunny? Meet Franky – their larger chocolate bunny. You must get to know No Whey!See their entire Easter line here:

Benny the Bunny from NoWhey

The Maple Guild Chocolate Peanut Butter Maple Cream

The Maple Guild makes some amazing products with maple syrup. Oddly enough, ever product I’ve ever posted about them, has not been just their syrup! Their Maple Cream is a creamy, butter-like substance they whip up from the syrup that’s perfect in tea or on toast. Their Maple Vinegar, award-winning, is a unique way of making vinegar drinkable with the added touch of their high-quality maple syrup. And this new gem? Imagine their maple cream with peanut butter and chocolate. I can’t wait to spread this on my morning toast! Learn more about this maple-loving line here:

The Maple Guild Maple Cream and Chocolate Peanut Butter

Pascha Chocolate’s Organic White Bar

You know I love Pascha Chocolate. You know I love their new vegan gluten-free white chocolate. What you didn’t know is that I’ve found something new to love – their amazing white chocolate in a hand-held bar format!Their new branding shows off how incredible their ingredients are, while calling out some of their top free-from statements (although they’re free from the top 8). Learn more about Pascha Chocolate here:

Pascha Chocolate Smaller Bars in White Chocolate and Milk Chocolate

Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss Sandwich

If you’ve been waiting for a gluten-free ice cream sandwich, the wait is over. Now, this isn’t just an ordinary, run-of-the-mill ice cream sandwich gone gluten-free. You may notice the price is a little high, but that’s because of the quality ingredients that go into making this organic, large ice cream sandwich. It’s made with sprouted flour, which is easier for your body to digest the nutrients inside. It’s non-GMO and made with fair-trade chocolate, along with their already high-quality frozen dessert that you know and love. Learn more about the brand here:

Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss Ice Cream Sandwich

Because Cookie Dough’s Cups

Because Cookie Dough launched their single serving cups of “cookie batter batter.” It’s meant to be eaten raw or popped into the microwave for half a minute for a mug “cake” like treat. Their espresso flavor is made with Stumptown espresso – shout out! Learn more about the brand here:  

Because Cookie Dough

Barnana Brittle

I’ve always thought Barnana was an interesting brand because it’s made from upcycled bananas, addressing critical food waste problems. I really like their bites, especially the peanut butter bites. They just launched gluten-free barnana brittle, made with gluten-free oat flour, to bring some crunch into their bananas, in flavors like gingersnap and toasted coconut.

Barnana Brittle

Alpendough’s Protein Cookie

This gluten-free vegan, non-GMO protein cookie is made with pumpkin seed protein! Available in chocolate chip, double chocolate cherry, and my favorite – lemon poppy – these flavors taste more like cookies than something you’d eat for sustenance!


AlpenDough Protein Cookie


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Comments: 42

  1. Kim Ledford-Burley March 18, 2017 at 5:29 pm Reply

    The protein cookie….sweet and tasty and no guilt

  2. Patty March 18, 2017 at 5:56 pm Reply

    So many yummy looking things! The protein cookies must be located ASAP.

  3. Todd Bliss March 18, 2017 at 6:22 pm Reply

    I love brownies so that picture of the blondie and brownie batter is most exciting and makes my mouth water

  4. Casey the College Celiac March 18, 2017 at 7:48 pm Reply

    That protein cookie with pumpkin seed protein?!? Mind BLOWN! I also can’t wait to hear more about Daiya’s other new products.

  5. Vik March 18, 2017 at 10:35 pm Reply


  6. Meghan Kemp March 19, 2017 at 4:31 am Reply

    Yum! That NadaMoo birthday cake ice cream is especially appealing right now!

  7. Stephanie labile March 19, 2017 at 7:51 am Reply

    Can’t wait to try all the new goodies! Especially Benny the bunnu.

  8. Merissa March 19, 2017 at 11:03 am Reply

    OMG, the NadaMoo S’mores dessert…that sounds amazing!

  9. Edye March 19, 2017 at 11:35 am Reply

    I’m excited to see the boulder cookie!

  10. Brianna Wolin March 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm Reply

    So excited to hear more about all these egg free, celiac safe items! Want to know more about the FYH pancake liquid + any new egg free/GF bread options!

  11. jberry March 20, 2017 at 6:52 am Reply

    Because Cookie Dough, any of the flavors look nummy.

  12. Jessica B Unangst March 20, 2017 at 8:22 am Reply

    I’m most excited to see the Because Cookie Dough’s Cups, they look delectable and remind me of my alma mater, Michigan State University, when I used to get similar cookies full of yumminess!

  13. Rachel March 21, 2017 at 5:40 pm Reply

    We have the Midwest expo in a couple weeks and your article really got me excited about going and seeing all the goodies!! Thanks!

  14. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine March 22, 2017 at 9:45 am Reply

    There are so many great new products to get excited about this year!

  15. Becca Z March 22, 2017 at 3:05 pm Reply

    I am excited about Alpendough’s Protein Cookie, I am always looking for plant sources of protein and pumpkin seed protein sounds good to me.

  16. Kelly @ TastingPage March 22, 2017 at 4:52 pm Reply

    I missed a lot of these at Expo West. Banana brittle? Yum!

  17. Amanda March 22, 2017 at 6:59 pm Reply

    I need all these things…well maybe not need…but I really want them…those cookie ice cream sandwiches would really hit the spot!

  18. Nicole Dawson March 22, 2017 at 7:04 pm Reply

    I seriously don’t know which product I would be most excited about! There’s so many I companies you mentioned that I already love. BUT, I think I would have been stuffing my face with NadaMoo’s birthday cake treat too!

  19. Nikki March 23, 2017 at 3:43 am Reply

    Protein cookies for the win!!!

  20. Jennifer Resor-Whicker March 23, 2017 at 6:09 am Reply

    I’m so excited to see the Daiya pumpkin spice cheesecake and the Because Cookie Dough’s Cups! I hope I can find both in my area soon!

  21. Megan March 23, 2017 at 9:26 am Reply

    I so want to go to this next year. It looks like such a great offering!

  22. Alisa Fleming March 23, 2017 at 10:49 am Reply

    So much amazing indulgence Erica! If I REALLY had to pick, I’d say I’m most excited about the cookie ice cream sandwiches. There’s just so much nostalgia there.

  23. Krista March 23, 2017 at 9:16 pm Reply

    The Boulder cookie and the cookie dough cups look yummy!

  24. Estella March 23, 2017 at 11:55 pm Reply

    They all look amazing but if I had to pick one it would be the Boulder Cookie….

  25. Lisa March 24, 2017 at 2:24 pm Reply

    The NadaMoo birthday cake ice cream looks incredible!

  26. Wendy Moore March 24, 2017 at 5:27 pm Reply

    I’m most excited about the Alpendough Protein Cookies! They sound incredible and the ingredients are very impressive!

  27. Caitlin A March 25, 2017 at 9:17 am Reply

    Pascha chocolates!

  28. Michelle P March 26, 2017 at 2:18 pm Reply

    Faves: Daiya Pumpkin Cheesecake, Benny Bunny, and the Maple Cream all sound like something I’d like to try.

  29. Rajee Pandi April 11, 2017 at 3:29 am Reply

    love Cookie Dough

  30. jennifer clause packwood April 11, 2017 at 7:32 pm Reply

    I need to try any and all!

  31. Jenny Ham April 11, 2017 at 7:34 pm Reply

    The cake

  32. Tracie Cooper April 11, 2017 at 7:35 pm Reply

    I love Pascha chocolates!

  33. Elicia P April 11, 2017 at 8:03 pm Reply

    The Daiya. I love seeing new dairy free products that are supposed to be dairy!

  34. Strawberry Fields April 11, 2017 at 8:12 pm Reply

    Barnana looks delish!

  35. Nancy Schools April 11, 2017 at 8:16 pm Reply

    I like the blondies.

  36. Heart of a Philanthropist Blogger Kim April 11, 2017 at 8:49 pm Reply

    I’m excited to try the chocolate banana brittle.

    P_S. Your link for instagram didn’t work.

  37. Deborah Farris April 11, 2017 at 8:49 pm Reply

    Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss Sandwich, yum!

  38. Danielle Lindquist April 11, 2017 at 8:54 pm Reply

    The milk chocolate bunny!

  39. Ashley Betts April 11, 2017 at 9:36 pm Reply

    All of the above!! HAHA. I love the Benny Bunny, Pacha chocolates and cookie dough!

  40. Michelle Jeske April 11, 2017 at 9:55 pm Reply

    The coconut blonde brownie batter

  41. Donna W. April 11, 2017 at 10:30 pm Reply

    Alpendough’s Protein Cookie – satisfies my vegan diet

  42. Melissa C April 11, 2017 at 11:19 pm Reply

    Coconut Blondies

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