Gluten Free Tater Tots from Heinz Ore Ida

September 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Gluten Free Products

I ain’t goin’ to lie folks, I eat shit like Tater Tots and love it. Probably not the healthiest thing, but this site is dedicated primarily to gluten-free eating with a secondary effort at being healthy. Organic and green is better, but let’s shake it up a little, right?

Not all tater tots are created equal. Some actually do have white wheat flour in them, so make sure to read the ingredients on the label.

Ore Ida has kindly gone so far as to include us Celiac folks when considering its new labels with its old fashioned tried and true branding. It now says on their bag, “Gluten Free” near the ingredients. No Trans Fats either.

The gluten-free bag of Ore Ida Tater Tots pictured here is a ginormous 8 pound bag of Tater Tots that you can find cheap at Costco in the frozen section. Tater tots are a nice companion for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — basically, it’s just potatoes and some extra stuff. Don’t ask, don’t tell.

You can prepare the tater tots a number of ways. Today, because I am in a hurry, I put a little butter in the frying pan and heated the frozen taters on low. The least healthy way to cook them is in oil in a frying pan. I find the best flavor and healthiest is to bake them.

Don’t write articles and make lunch at the same time: the house is filling up with smoke and I am burning my taters.

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2 Responses to “Gluten Free Tater Tots from Heinz Ore Ida”
  1. Kristine says:

    They sound wonderful! However, I would imagine they are gmo? Or have you heard otherwise? I would love to know?

    • admin says:

      Hi Kristine — Gosh, I hope they didn’t have to tinker around in the potato dna. They were just fine the way they were. Since potatoes are underground, they don’t have the same problems that a plant above ground would have with flying insects.

      Much genetic altering to plants is to resist insects and insect poison.

      BUT — all those oils used to fry the taters are definitely from genetically altered plants. (soy, corn, etc)

      For my personal needs, my primary goal is gluten-free because gluten results in severe pain for me, and then my secondary goal is to eat as healthy and natural as possible (but I am not so good at that!).

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