The holidays are fast approaching, not just Christmas but the American Thanksgiving. All these dates are best filled with sweets and cookies and beer and love and family (which is probably why you need the beer) and gift boxes. Oh no, I said the magic word ‘gift’. Now your mind has switched to shopping mode (I’m super low maintenance. A six pack of beer is all I really need), but what about those sweets I was talking about?
Gluuteny.com (website HERE), a company who is an award winning, dedicated gluten free and dairy free bakery with soy free and vegan offerings sent me one of their Holiday Gift Boxes to see what I thought of all the treats deep inside the quaint white box that arrived at my door. Gluuteny’s Holiday Gift Box includes 4 Classic Brownies, 4 Mini Sugar Cookies, 6 Cookies (2 each of Chocolate Chip, Snicker Doodle and Double Chocolate Chip) and 1 Pumpkin Loaf. It’s a lot of baked goods to toss at one dude, so I spread the love and gave my Mom some (who is also a diagnosed celiac).
I love gluten-free cookies so there was no doubt to anyone that I was indeed enamoured by the size of these bad boys. I have a big hand and these cookies rivalled my beast like paws. Straight to the point: great cookies. Soft in the middle, chewy, all were flavour packed with the exception of the Snickerdoodle one. Something about it that just tasted bland. No real punch. The chocolate and chocolate chip cookies had me gripping my seat like a race car passenger as the taste zipped over my taste buds. They were a real treat. I was even glutened one day recently and needed comfort food… the chocolate chip cookie did the thing. Felt like home.
The bad? The pumpkin loaf and sugar cookies. The sprinkles had more taste than the cookies and the pumpkin loaf was like eating dry toast. The moistness of the cookies wasn’t shared by the loaf, and that was disappointing. I didn’t even finish the food. I took a slice, took a bite and…. nope. Was not a fan.
Which brings me to the brownies. BROWNIES!
This thing is the real deal. Huge portion. Huge chocolate flavour. Huge thumbs up. I had one of these individually wrapped bricks of baked goods at work for my breakfast (don’t judge me) and I was so sad that I didn’t have another one. Just a classic brownie to the core, a great gluten-free treat that I think everyone should get their hands on.
So how do you get your hands on this box of gluten-free holiday magic? Just click HERE to get to the Gluuteny site and see what they have. They can mail you boxes or you can go right to their store in Pittsburgh.
A+ Gluuteny. A+.
I was neither paid nor swayed in any way regarding this review. All of these words are mine and mine alone. – Jordan Middlebrook