Only one of us at THE NIBBLE follows a gluten-free diet, but all of us like to taste the products that are so good, no conventional eater would notice they were GF.
This week’s product selection is certified gluten free, but anyone at any table should be happy to eat them.
We present them in alphabetical order.
1. CANYON BAKEHOUSE COUNTRY WHITE BREAD
Several loaves of bread arrived from Canyon Bakehouse one Friday afternoon. Rather than have them sit all weekend, we asked if anyone wanted to take them home.
No one in attendance pursued a gluten-free diet, but our colleague Bingo Wyer volunteered.
“I almost didn’t take the loaves because I don’t typically buy white bread, and I have no gluten issues.
“And ‘Country’ as an adjective for white bread seemed a bit of an over-promise. However…
“They’re very good: a nice texture, good crust and very good flavor. I’m surprised: I really, really liked them.
“My favorite is the gluten-free Ancient Grain (photo #2). It’s dense and while it’s pre-packaged, sliced bread, it’s moist, tasty and has heft [i.e., dense, not airy].
“My loaves were happily turned into toast, French toast, sandwiches, stuffing and bread pudding.”
The line is certified kosher by Circle V (Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis).
Discover more, including recipes and coupons, at CanyonGlutenFree.com.
2. JANE BAKES GLUTEN-FREE COOKIES
A few months ago, Jane Bakes cookies were our Top Pick Of The Week. We ate all the traditional varieties, but had not yet tried the gluten-free cookies.
Not surprisingly, given the amazing quality of those first cookies, the gluten-free varieties are just as good:
Gluten-Free Amaretto & Oatmeal
Gluten-Free Double Chocolate
You can buy them in bags, boxes (photo #3) or gift jars.
These artisan cookies are pricier than some others, but the quality and experience are worth every penny.
Get them at JaneBakes.com.