I’m always looking for new gluten free products to share with my friends with Celiac. 7 years ago if you were diagnosed with Celiac and you were a carb freak like me you were one very unhappy camper. When I was first diagnosed I remember thinking that I would rather not eat bread than eat what was available at the time.
Fast forward 7 years. Now there are at least 4 companies with gluten-free products on the market that are excellent. The cakes, cookies, pies etc are all delicious and if I gave you a sample and did not tell you it was gluten-free I doubt you could tell. However, the bread products still look a little suspect. They are slightly smaller than your typical slice of bread and the texture is still a little different from a regular slice of bread but when toasted they taste like regular bread!!
I recently received some samples from a NY company called Katz Gluten Free Products. Unfortunately Katz’s products are not available at the Whole Foods or any of the major supermarket chains in Seattle yet so I have to order them on line… which can be pricy. But if you order over $30 worth of their products the shipping is free. So I am on a mission to convince Whole Foods to carry them.
Here is their website:
It says they operate out of a facility that has been certified gluten free by the Gluten Intolerance Group ®. And their products are Kosher as well!
Now I need to stress that because I am carb sensitive I only eat these products as a treat maybe once or twice a month. And I may try making a grilled cheese sandwich with the bread
using lite Laughing Cow cheese and counting it as a 2-300 calorie meal on occasion and see how I do. I am also thinking of trying to make very small croutons out of their bread for a salad. If you are not carb sensitive then have a blast but don’t overdo it.