Thursday, September 2, 2010

Katz Gluten Free Review and Giveaway

Those wonderful bakers at Katz Gluten Free sent me a large box of their baked goods for my family to sample recently. We received a nice assortment of cookies, muffins, cupcakes and other GF delights and while the box was big, the treats only lasted a week in our house before there was nothing but crumbs.

Now, youngest daughter is in that teenaged, constantly-famished state of being, compounded with a need for extra snackage because of soccer training, but still, these baked goodies were really good. Some of the items were a bit dry (a common event with preservative-free baked goods) but a quick pop in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, wrapped in a paper towel, revived them nicely.

We were especially fond of the cinnamon rugelach, chocolate-dipped cookies (they ran out first) and the chocolate cupcakes. The cupcakes were so nice, my husband ate them without frosting, and he's not even a huge chocolate fan (I married him anyway). I was the biggest fan of the Chocolate Strip, a dessert bread swirled with a delectable whorl of chocolate and coffee.



Katz Gluten Free baked goods are not only gluten-free, but made in a dairy-free, nut-free dedicated baking facility. They are also kosher, all natural and contain no preservatives, so many folks with different dietary needs can partake.

I am delighted that the company gave me a chance to offer a giveaway to one of my readers, a first prize of $25 Katz dollars to spend on goodies from their website (go for the Chocolate Strip!) and a second prize of a sample pack of Katz Gluten Free goodies. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below rhapsodizing about your favorite gluten-free bakery item and I will pick two winners randomly after the deadline of Sept. 13, which is National Celiac Awareness Day.

You can also enter a giveaway on this Katz Gluten Free site to win a $100 Katz Gluten Free gift certificate. Be sure to mention The Crispy Cook if you decide to go for this giveaway.

Good luck to everyone!

9 comments:

Lindsey said...

I have never tried the Katz products. The best gluten-free bakery item I have had is a gluten-free baquette that I purchsed at a health food store outside of Chicago. It's not avaialbe in my area but I enjoy a bottle of wine, cheese and the baquette for a delightful dinner with my daughter.

Vicki said...

I've never (to my knowledge) had a gluten free bakery item. Would be good to try!

Heather said...

We are brand new to gluten free at our house and my celiac child hasn't liked any of the breads I've offered him yet. . . I'd love to try the Katz brand.

ewlake said...

I've only been following a GF diet for two months, and haven't been too impressed by the scones and breads I've tried. However, as much as I miss "normal" baked goods, it's totally worth going without to feel as good as I do. I have never seen or tried the Katz products - would love to do a taste test!

Marisa said...

I just moved to Troy NY and love love love the gluten free chocolate chip blondies from X's to O's vegan bakery. You can't get much better than gluten free and vegan!

Stephanie said...

This sounds like a great company! I'd love to try those chocolate dipped cookies. Yum!

Vicky @ eat live spin said...

I recently went gluten free... I would love to try these products!

Zoop said...

I have many GF bakery items that I love, especially when I bake them at home :) However, my all-time favorite is Udi's sandwich bread. Before Udi's, I could not find a GF bread that tasted delicious, could be eaten fresh out of the bag (without toasting), and helped me truly enjoy a sandwich.
I can't wait to try the Katz products! I'm always looking for a way to enjoy a delicious treat, as being GF makes that a little tricky.

Chris said...

I've not had a chance to get anything from a gluten free bakery before but I'm looking forward to giving Katz a try. Everything there looks awesome but I especially can't wait to try the Kaiser Rolls.