Thursday, July 24, 2014

Introducing Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Vanilla Wafers

Over the years, our top product requests have been gluten free "oreos", gluten free graham crackers and gluten free Vanilla Wafers. Well you've been able to get the first 2 in our Chocolate Vanilla KinniTOOS and S'moreables for a few years now. We are really pleased to announce that the final product that you've been requesting for so long is now available.
Almost everyone who has tried these has said "Oooh I can make that banana pudding thing again!" and yes you can but these are also great for all sorts of things including schools lunches and snacking right out of the box.

Like all our products, they are Gluten, Dairy, and Nut Free, OU kosher and they are also our first product to be made with non-GMO ingredients.

The New Kinnikinnick Vanilla Wafers are available now from our website and will be rolling out to retail stores over the next couple of months.

Since they are brand new, there's only a few stores who have committed to carrying the Vanilla Wafers and none have them in stock just yet.

We've developed a handout you can give to your Local Store. There's room on this letter for your comments, so you can let the store know you'd like to see them and why.

If you are a family of celiacs or belong to a support group, photocopy this letter, distribute to your family/group and hand them to the store manager. A stack of letters can really make an impact on retailers deciding whether or not to stock a product.

Download the letter now (pdf) 
Of course you can always order directly from us. 

And in case you've forgotten

Vanilla Wafer Banana Pudding
It's what Vanilla Wafers are made for!
  • 1 box Kinnikinnick Vanilla Wafers
  • 1 Recipe Vanilla Custard (below) OR 1 package prepared vanilla pudding mix (gluten free)
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 4 medium bananas sliced in to 1/4" slices
In 4-6 small dessert dishes or glasses, add a Vanilla Wafer, a Banana slice and a layer of pudding/custard (about 3 tbsp). Repeat until dish is 3/4 full. Top with whipped cream. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until ready to serve. For variety try Chocolate, Banana or Coconut Cream pudding.
Vanilla Wafer Pudding
Vanilla Custard
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Place egg yolks in a bowl and whisk until combined, set aside. In a saucepan combine milk, sugar, and salt; whisk over medium heat while slowly adding cornstarch. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to thicken and comes to a boil (about 12-15 minutes). Remove from heat. Slowly whisk ½ cup hot milk mixture into egg yolks; then gradually pour yolk mixture into the saucepan, stirring constantly. Cook over medium-low heat, slowly stirring, until mixture begins to bubble, approximately 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat and add in vanilla.
See more in the Recipe Section of our website.


1 comment:

C Claiborne said...

I first tried these in Toronto at the Gluten Free Expo. They were wonderful. I think they tasted like the other brand (of course that was a long time ago). You can be sure I will pester my local stores until one of them gives up and starts carrying these. I bet they make a great banana pudding.