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Ore-Ida Fast Food French Fries

We have been using the Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Fast Food French Fries, which are gluten free, for a few months now when I need to grab something that looks “authentic” for Sam and Luke’s occasional “Happy Meal” treat. Normally, I like to bake my own potato wedge-style fries, with the skin still on, but they do not work very well in the McDonald’s french fry sleeve! 😀

These are NOT McDonald’s french fries! 😀

For a complete list of Heinz Gluten-Free Products, including Ore-Ida’s Frozen Potato Products, click here.

I also wanted to share our favorite ketchup by 365 Organic which is available at Whole Foods Market. Growing up, I did not like ketchup at all and I would dip my fries in BBQ sauce instead. After trying organic ketchup a few years ago, I was surprised by how much I really liked it. In my opinion, I think organic ketchups are far superior in taste to their conventional counterparts. They have a more authentic and rich tomato flavor that does not leave a high-fructose corn syrup “feel” in your mouth. (OK, I have to sneak this in here (this is why I went several days without making a post, I got totally absorbed by an unexpected education on the food industry, it is alarming): Mike and I watched a documentary a few days ago called King Corn, and I highly recommend it! I think we all should know more about where our food comes from, especially with the growing concern over antibiotic resistant infections. It is available on NetFlix. Another great, eye-opening film is Food, Inc.)

I have purchased both the national brand organic ketchups and various store brand organic ketchups in the past and I think they all taste great. I buy several bottles of the 365 Organic at a time because the nearest Whole Foods is about 30 minutes away, but I do believe the last time I stocked up, they we’re only about $1.79/ea. (or something close to that).


  1. My little son-22mo-was just diagnosed with celiac. It's been difficult for us as parents, but seeing him get better now that we are gluten-free is wonderful!! Thanks for all the time you must spend on your website. It is soooo helpful!! Especially when he gets older and understands that we don't eat what everyone else eats–hopefully he will like all the alternatives!!

    • Jonnice,

      I understand completely how difficult of an adjustment this lifestyle change can be! The thing to remember is that this will be harder on you than it will be on your son. You have a lifetime of memories and taste preferences towards food that your son does not have yet, so being diagnosed at 22 months is a gift. Your son will grow up knowing nothing else, so his food will always be 'normal' to him. 😀


  2. Your ore-Ida links do not work and I can't find the info. on their web site…

    • Hey Heather,

      Thank you for the heads up, apparently the link was moved over to the Heinz website so I updated the link. Also, the last time I checked, the Ore-Ida fries that are gluten-free are labeled as such on the package, so just double check before you buy them.