It didn't surprise me when I noticed some gluten free treats at Dollarama, but what did surprise me was that they actually have some pretty good gluten free options. The Dollarama I visit the most is in City Centre. I tend to browse the Dollarama on my lunch break. Sometimes to pick up a few items like sponges or doggy bags for home, sometimes just to browse and see what type of neat little chachkas they have in store.
During one of my lunches, while walking down the snack aisle, I particular product caught my eye - Pop Corners! A product that is actually marketing as gluten free. They sell for $2 at Dollarama. So I dug a little more, and of course Dollarama carries Lays potato chips. Many of the Lays flavours I certified gluten free under the Canadian Celiac Association Gluten Free Certification Program.
Then I just decided to browse some ingredients of other snacks like the 'no name' chips Chip Flix and Crunch 'n' Munch which looked safe to me according to the ingredients listings.
So, next time your at a Dollarama, don't count them out for grabbing a quick snack or treat for yourself, and a package of sponges for a dollar to boot!
Gluten Free Edmonton - A Celiac guide and resource for gluten free information in Edmonton, Alberta