June 22, 2012

National Onion Ring Day

"Onion rings in the car cushions do not improve with time." - Erma Bombeck

It's National Onion Ring Day!

Sponsored byIan's

One of the best parts about having this blog is being able to introduce everyone to companies that they may not have heard of. Today is especially cool for me, because the company - Ian's Natural Foods - is from Framingham, Massachusetts. HEY! I have family that lives there!

Yet neither I, nor any of my friends, had heard of this maker of wonderfully thoughtful food before.

Ian's prides themselves on being both approachable, friendly, and trust-worthy. They strive to make high-quality, all-natural, and allergy-friendly foods that appeal to a wide audience - even picky eaters! And their food has a long list of "NO's" associated with it, as in NO artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives; NO trans-fat; NO antibiotics; NO bleached flours; NO hydrogenated oils; NO refined sugars; NO hormones; NO tripolyphosphates.

And NO reason not try them (they're super budget friendly, by the way!).

Today I got to try Ian's allergy-friendly onion rings. And they were dangerously good. I ate the entire bag. And if there were more in front of me right now, I'd eat those, too. They had a perfectly crunchy coating that a) didn't greasily slide off the onions or b) wasn't so thick that it overpowered the sweet onions making it tasted just like, well, "coating". I feel onion rings always fall into one of those two categories, so I loved that these didn't (I've actually been known to send onion rings back at restaurants because of how underwhelming they can be... seriously.).

I was also impressed that Ian's onion rings were the first available on the market that were wheat, gluten, casein, milk, egg, nut, and soy free. So basically, ANYBODY can eat these! Except, maybe, folks allergic to onions that is (which I used to be... and it's no fun, lemme tell you! Especially now that I know these little ringlets of love exist.)

Ian's is on both Facebook and Twitter.

And in my belly, now.

Happy National Onion Ring Day!

Disclaimer: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer. Opinions expressed are totally my own and are NOT in anyway influenced by monetary compensation. Logo used with permission from company.