The 8 Best Gluten-Free Pretzels Brands to Buy in 2018

Gluten-free food manufacturers continue to deliver new products for those who follow the gluten-free diet, and pretzel makers have been particularly prolific. It's possible to find gluten-free pretzels in many different shapes, sizes, and flavors—perfect for game-time snacking, parties, and school lunches.

There are enough gluten-free pretzels on the market that you can choose your favorite brand. Most taste just like traditional pretzels, too, meaning you can serve them at a party and no one will ever know they're gluten-free. They're also readily accessible: most larger supermarkets carry them right alongside gluten-containing pretzels. 

Gluten Free Foods Ltd., a gluten-free food manufacturer based in Hertfordshire, U.K., distributes its Barkat gluten-free pretzels in the United States through several different food and online outlets.

Barkat's gluten-free pretzels, which come in traditional twisted fashion, won a "highly commended" honor from the 2009 Free From Food awards, sponsored by the group Food Matters. Barkat also makes gluten-free pretzel sticks.

Ener-G Foods

Ener-G Foods, which produces numerous gluten-free food products, offers several pretzel varieties, including sesame and garlic flavors. All are certified as kosher as well. The pretzels come in a 1 oz. size that fits well into gluten-free kids' school lunchboxes, while the 8 oz. bags would suit a small party.

Dutch Country Soft Pretzels

If your tastes run more towards soft gluten-free pretzels than the crunchy variety, you might want to try Dutch Country soft pretzels. The Pennsylvania company sells both a soft gluten-free pretzel mix you can make at home and frozen pre-made soft pretzels from the same recipe. Get out your jar of ​gluten-free mustard and enjoy!

Gluten-free pretzel fans often turn first to Glutino, and with good reason: the dedicated gluten-free food manufacturer boasts several different pretzel flavors, including chocolate-covered and yogurt-covered pretzels.

Once the chocolate pretzels are gone (they never seem to last long), gluten-free diet followers can choose from Glutino's pretzel sticks and twists and other flavors. Glutino tests its products to contain less than 20 parts per million (ppm) of gluten.

Gratify Gluten-Free

Gratify Gluten-Free offers a variety of pretzels, ranging from traditional sea salt twists to sesame-flavored pretzel thins, and pretzel crackers in three different flavors. The company also makes covered pretzels in three flavors: milk chocolate, yogurt, and peanut butter with milk chocolate.

Gratify's pretzels are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free ​Certification Organization (GFCO), which requires testing to less than 10 parts per million of gluten (well below the minimum legal standard).​

Snyder's of Hanover

When Snyder's of Hanover announced in mid-2010 that it would begin to produce gluten-free pretzel sticks, many following the gluten-free diet rejoiced that they soon would have a gluten-free version of their all-time favorite pretzel. And these pretzels don't disappoint—they really taste like the originals.

Available in mini, original, hot buffalo wing, and honey mustard and onion, Snyder's gluten-free pretzels are certified gluten-free by the GFCO, which means they contain less than 10 parts per million of gluten.

Tonya's Gluten-Free Soft Pretzels

Tonya's Gluten-Free Kitchen offers soft pretzels in three varieties: original (pretzel-shaped), original (pretzel pieces) and cinnamon sugar.

The pretzels come frozen—look for them next to the gluten-free bread and English muffins in your grocery store freezer section. Tonya's is certified gluten-free by the GFCO and makes its products in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen.

Utz Gluten-Free Pretzels

Utz is one of the most familiar purveyors of regular pretzels, but the company also offers gluten-free pretzels in three varieties: rings, minis, and sticks. All are available right alongside Utz' other well-known (but gluten-y) products in supermarkets, so be careful not to pick up the wrong bag.

The pretzels contain brown rice flour, potato starch, corn starch, and soluble corn fiber, and boast 8 grams of fiber per serving. They also contain soy (in the form of soy lecithin). Utz pretzels meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards, which means they are tested to contain fewer than 20 parts per million of gluten.

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