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Review: Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cones

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Review: Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cones

I remember, not so long ago, when pre-made gluten-free ice cream cones were impossible to find. They were out there, sure, but they were really expensive. Plus, when you were lucky enough to find a box, most of the cones were broken. This has changed!

There are now two affordable gluten-free ice cream cone brands on the market: "Let's Do" and "Goldbaum Natural Foods." Both brands offer the "cake" style cone. (I will be honest, I think of this style of cone as a "wafer" cone but that is just me. The texture reminds me of a wafer…)

So why am I reviewing two brands side-by-side? Well, to be honest, I think these are the same product being labeled by two different companies. The ingredients are exactly the same:

Potato Starch, Cornstarch, Demerara Sugar, Water, Expeller-Pressed Palm Oil, Salt, Cocoa Powder, Xanthan Gum, Baking Soda.

as is the country of origin(Israel) and allergen disclaimer labels (May contain traces of nuts, soy or sesame.) I have nothing against companies re-branding a product. And with a product as excellent as these cones, I am happy they are doing it!

I need to tell you that I am an ice cream cone lover. Ice cream in a bowl? Eh Ice cream in a cone? Now you are talking! I love cones! Cake cones, "sugar" cones, waffle cones. Cones, for me, add to the enjoyment of eating ice cream. I simply love them. In fact, I have been known to munch on ice cream cones sans ice cream!

When I bought a box of "Let's Do" gluten-free ice cream cones, I held my breath. As I mentioned above, gluten-free cones in the past came broken. Surprise! These were not broken! In fact, they looked just like wheat-based cake cones. I was shocked! I picked up a cone and sniffed it. Occasionally pre-made gluten-free food smells, well, funky. The cones did not smell off-putting. In fact, they smelled pleasantly like vanilla.

Now the real test, would they withstand ice cream? I piled some mint chocolate chip ice cream into the cone and munched. The cone did not get soggy. It crunched and, honestly, tasted like every other cake-style cone I'd eaten in the past. These cones were a winner!

I happily munched through the entire box. (Not in one sitting, I promise!) Each time, they delivered. In fact, I would challenge anyone to detect that these cones are gluten-free.

A few weeks later I was in my local Price Chopper. On the shelf I noticed a box of "Goldbaum's Ice Cream Cones". I picked some up. They were the same as the wonderful "Let's Do". As I mentioned above, I think these cones are made in the same factory and simply relabeled with different company names.

Whichever brand you can get your hands on, whether Let's Do or Goldbaum's, pick up a box! If you love ice cream cones, you will be so happy with this brand!

Another nice feature? They aren't too expensive! A box of 12 cones cost me around $3.50. It was well worth the cost!

Grade; A+ Summary: Excellent ice cream cones. Crisp. Flavorful. Perfect base for your favorite gluten-free ice cream.

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