I first discovered Ian's at my local gluten-free store and have tried almost everything gluten-free they have to offer. They make items specifically targeted toward children and taste fabulous. These "Ian's Fish Sticks" are no exception- these are absolutely, super tasty!
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I buy these for my son, but I can't stay out of them! They are so tasty, probably the BEST tasting fish sticks I've ever had. I almost wish they came in a family-sized box. The most daunting part about Ian's foods is that they are expensive. At around $5-$6 per box with two servings can seem steep. I think they are so good, I go ahead and go for it (and if I ever, which is rare, see them on sale at Fred Meyer grocery stores, I stock up). I signed up for the Ian's website and received a $1 off coupon to print instantly (once). I will also cut and save the points on the back of the boxes, I guess if you get enough points, we can send them in for goodies for my son. We buy enough of this food to save up a lot, I just need to remember to cut out those points! Regardless of the price, they are worth it.
These fish sticks are super easy to make, I just open the box, follow the directions and throw them in the oven on 400 degrees for around 15 minutes. They come out crispy (not soggy), but not overly crispy either. The fish is a white fish that tastes great and there's not too much garlic in the breading. These are gluten and wheat-free which makes them AWESOME. My son and I cannot have wheat or gluten and so I know he can have fish sticks again without the dreaded consequences. I absolutely love Ian's Foods because they make kid-friendly foods that kids with wheat/food allergies miss out on which are normally breaded like corn dogs, fish sticks and chicken nuggets. My son doesn't get to miss out on his favorite foods and doesn't get jealous that his sister gets to eat what he can't have. As a mom, I don't have time to make homemade chicken nuggets and homemade mini corn dogs (I've made these before and they are very time-consuming), so that's why I love to have a few boxes of Ian's on hand. It also comes in handy when my son spends the night at grandparents' homes. They never know what they can feed him, but I can send a box or two of these and he's happy as a clam.
The ingredients are; fish (pollack, coated with [cornflake crumbs (milled corn, evaporated cane juice, sea salt, naturally corn-derived color) water, yellow corn flour, corn starch, sea salt, baking powder, granulated garlic and cooked in canola oil. The ingredients are simple and have no filler ingredients, no preservatives and no artificial flavors or colors (this is a good thing for kids!). These have no wheat/gluten, no eggs (my son is also allergic to these), no soy, no nuts and no milk/casein (my son has a milk allergy as well). So lacking all these ingredients, they are fabulous-tasting! I wish they wouldn't add the sugar to it (cane juice), but even with the added sugar, my son seems to do okay eating these. They are great paired up with some organic ketchup or just on their own (with a side of green beans).
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