Kozy Shack Gluten-Free Flan

kozy-shack-flanI like flan. It tastes good. And this Kozy Shack Flan has everything a good flan should have: perfect flavor and consistency. It melts in your mouth. It’s just right as an after-dinner pick me up. Cool, sweet, and refreshing. It’s also very light. So light that I always feel like I could eat a second one. So I recommend it more for after you’ve eaten a really full and satisfying dinner and you just want that one light, sweet treat for afterwards. This won’t make you explode, by any means. It makes a great summer dessert, or in-between meal snack, since it is so light and cool.

You can get this flan pretty much anywhere in your grocer’s refrigerated pudding section. The picture on Kozy Shack’s website looks a lot nicer than mine. It didn’t exactly slide out of the cup for me. I guess practice will make perfect on that, and I’m willing to sacrifice eating a bunch until I get it right.

As in all Kozy Shack products, the flan contains natural ingredients: Reduced fat milk, sugar, caramel syrup (sugar, natural flavor, xanthan gum), eggs, contains less than 2% of carrageenan, locust bean gum, salt, natural flavor, annatto extract (color).

Next time you need a light, gluten-free dessert, try out Kozy Shack’s flan. You’re welcome.



Kozy Shack Simply Well Naturally Flavored Puddings

Kozy-Shack-Simply-Well-Rice_Pudding-4Pk-565x245There’s a lot of cheap junk food out there…and there’s a lot of expensive health food out there as well. So finding something healthy that tastes good at a decent price…and then adding gluten-free to the mix is an accomplishment!

Kozy Shack Simply Well puddings are naturally flavored, and state gluten-free not only on the outer packaging, but on each individual serving cup as well. They contain 3 grams of prebiotic fiber per serving, are made will real milk, are a good source of antioxidant vitamin E, calcium and vitamin D, and have no hydrogenated oils or preservatives.

Healthy Pudding? Yes, pudding…you know, like dessert? Yet each cup has only 100 calories and as little as 1 gram of fat, depending on the flavor. Speaking of flavor…they taste great. I tried the lemon ginger; don’t let the name discourage you – it is not biting or tangy. It is a light, mildly sweet, lemony treat, with an occasional tiny hint of ginger. The consistency is smooth like custard. It is great as an in-between meal snack.

The dark chocolate flavor is less sweet, and a little less smooth than the lemon. It is a little heavier consistency-wise, and more resembles the flavor of a chocolate mousse than a pudding. I would love to add some whipped cream on it for a really delectable dessert. However, it doesn’t need the topping to be delicious.

All good things come at a price; I purchased these treats on sale for three dollars per four-pack, which translates to 75 cents a cup – for a yummy, healthy, gluten-free treat. There are five flavors in all.

Simply Well Naturally Flavored Pudding by Kozy Shack can be found in your grocer’s refrigerated dairy section. For more information about Kozy Shack, go to their official website. All Kozy Shack puddings, flans and gels are gluten-free.


This article originally appeared on Celiac-Disease.com on March 10, 2010 at http://celiac-disease.com/kozy-shack-simply-well-naturally-flavored-puddings/  Flavors and prices may have changed since that date.