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The 9th Annual Gluten Free Award Results Are Now Released


Wilmington, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/12/2018 -- The 9th Annual Gluten Award results have been officially released and available for review via the 2019 Gluten Free Buyers Guide. This year 8,971 people participated in the voting process. The 272,471 individual responses in 58 categories are compiled in the 2019 Gluten Free Buyers Guide and used for gluten free shoppers and grocery category managers. At no cost, November 15, 2018 the guide will be available for download exclusively on Amazon.

The 9th Annual Gluten-Free Award Categories are:

Best Gluten Free Bagels
Best Gluten Free Beer
Best Gluten Free Influencers
Best Gluten Free Books
Best Gluten Free Bread
Best Gluten Free Bread Crumbs
Best Gluten Free Bread Mixes
Best Gluten Free Breakfast On-The-Go
Best Gluten Free Brownie Mix
Best Gluten Free Buns
Best Gluten Free Cake Mix
Best Gluten Free Children's Books
Best Gluten Free Chips
Best Gluten Free Cold Cereals
Best Gluten Free College Campuses
Best Gluten Free Comfort Foods
Best Gluten Free Cookbooks
Best Gluten Free Cookie Mixes
Best Gluten Free Cookies
Best Gluten Free Cornbread Mix
Best Gluten Free Cosmetic Brands
Best Gluten Free Crackers
Best Gluten Free Donuts
est Gluten Free Expos
Best Gluten Free Flours
Best Gluten Free Frozen Meals
Best Gluten Free Frozen Pancake & Waffle Brands
Best Gluten Free Frozen Pizza
Best Gluten Free Granola
Best Gluten Free Ice Cream Cones
Best Gluten Free Jerky
Best Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese
Best Gluten Free Magazines
Best Gluten Free Mobile Apps
Best Gluten Free Muffin Mix
Best Gluten Free Munchies
Best Gluten Free National Restaurant Chains
Best Gluten Free New Products
Best Gluten Free Non-Profits
Best Gluten Free Online Resources
Best Gluten Free Online Stores
Best Gluten Free Pancake and Waffle Mixes
Best Gluten Free Pastas
Best Gluten Free Pie Crust
Best Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix
Best Gluten Free Pretzels
Best Gluten Free Ready Made Desserts
Best Gluten Free Rolls
Best Gluten Free Sauces
Best Gluten Free Snack Bars
Best Gluten Free Social Media Platforms
Best Gluten Free Soup
Best Gluten Free Stuffing
Best Gluten Free Summer Camps
Best Gluten Free Supplements
Best Gluten Free Tortilla or Wrap
Best Gluten Free Vacation Destinations
Best Gluten Free Websites

A portion of this year's Gluten Free Award Winners are:

Against the Grain Gourmet
ALDI LiveGfree, Inc.
Amy's Kitchen
Anheuser Busch
Annie's Homegrown Foods
Arbonne Cosmetics
Bakery On Main
Better Batter
Betty Crocker
Bob's Red Mill
California Pizza Kitchen
Canyon Bakehouse
Cape Cod Potato Chip Company LLC
Celiac Disease Foundation
Edward & Sons Trading Co.
Enjoy Life Foods
Erica Dermer
Garden Lites
General Mills
GF Jules
Ghostfish Brewing Company
Gluten Free Living Magazine
Gluten Free Media Group
Gluten Intolerance Group of North America
Ian's Natural Foods
Jennifer Esposito
Jovial Pasta
Katz Gluten Free
King Arthur Flour
Kinnikinnick Foods
Krave Jerky
Late July Snacks
Living Without
Milton's Craft Bakers
Nature's Bounty Co.
Natures Path
Oberto Sausage Company
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Pamela's Products
Post Holdings Inc
Red Apple Lipstick
Red Robin
San-J International Inc.
Schar US
Simply Gluten Free
Snyder's-Lance, Inc.
tarte Cosmetics
Tate's Bakeshop
The GFB: The Gluten Free Bar
The Piping Gourmets
The Walt Disney Company
Three Bakers
Trader Joe's
Van's Foods

By 2020, the gluten free market is projected to be valued at 7.59 billion U.S. dollars. Conventional stores were estimated to be the most important distribution channel for gluten-free products in 2015 with sales amounting to about 2.79 billion U.S. dollars. This is great news for gluten free food producers; however, the problem will become product differentiation as competition grows. Those with solid Gluten Free Award performance will have the ability to market their earlier successes and establish their products as "Best in Class".

Congratulations to all of this year's Gluten Free Award Winners.

How The Gluten Free Awards work.

Product Registration: Each year brands register their products in The Gluten Free Buyers Guide. The guide consists of 60 gluten free categories ranging from gluten free bread to gluten free comfort food. Find more registration details at

Gluten Free Influencers: We generate a list of 20-30 top gluten free bloggers and social media influencers. We ask them to register their favorite brands and products to be submitted into The Gluten Free Buyers Guide.

Community Vote: Once we have the products registered for The Gluten Free Buyers Guide we create a voting ballot with those products listed in their respected categories. Nearly 10,000 people in the gluten free community vote for their favorites.

Publishing: The Gluten Free Buyers Guide publishes all products that had been registered highlighting the top three GFA Award Winners in each category. The winners will have an image of their product so consumers can quickly identify those products while shopping.

About the Gluten Free Awards Program
Josh Schieffer created the Gluten-Free Awards ten years ago, after they found families like them who couldn't afford to experiment with expensive gluten free products. They needed to quickly find products their family would actually enjoy without the financial burden. It was bad enough to have a Celiac Disease diagnosis but their grocery bill doubled and some of their family favorites disappeared instantly.

They didn't ask for permission, they just started with a one-page website and a few hundred gluten-free people who had struggled along with them. Fast forward a few years and that one-page website has turned into a published gluten free buyers guide that is distributed to thousands of people including grocery store buyers and category managers.

Each year they give back to the community and focus on their mission by distributing as many free copies of the guide as possible during a short time each year. The number of free copies distributed is a fundamental method in which they measure their success.

"We are amazed and blessed that the Gluten Free Awards Program is now going into its tenth consecutive year while facilitating a collective and forceful voice from and for the community. Personally, I don't always agree with the results. Each year some of our personal favorites don't make the nominations. However, we are passionate about the power of the collective results that are generated. The majority votes rule and that is how the gluten free awards are determined." Josh Schieffer, Co-Creator.

This year there are 58 categories and some of the results are going to literally shock the gluten free community. Josh and Jayme have agreed to a 90-day exclusive deal with Amazon that gives them the opportunity to leverage Amazon's size and distribution channels.

The Gluten Free Buyers Guide
Established in 2010 to connect the gluten free consumer and corporate buyers to the best gluten free products based on consumer voting. The top three gluten free products in their respected categories are authorized to use the Gluten Free Award seal on product packaging and marketing materials.