French Meadow Bakery {Review}

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I am pretty sure that most of you guys know that there’s a member of our family that suffers from celiac disease reason why I am always on the lookout for good gluten free products. I have tried a few of them and some are very bland and grainy but on this journey we have found quite a few companies with great gluten free products. It brings a smile to our face when we find the cake mix or the brownie mix that actually works and tastes just like the real deal! Now imagine how happy my mother in law was when she found out now had a gluten free version of Rice Crispies! I am sure that if she hadn’t been moving to Colorado she would have bought the entire stock!

A few weeks back I got the opportunity of working alongside French Meadow Bakery on a review of 3 of their products: Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread (which does make a divine breakfast), a package of Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts and Gluten-Free Fudge Brownies. That day when my mother in law came over for dinner she skipped it and went straight for the brownies!

 

 

The brownies come individually wrapped (kudos for that!) which helps keep them fresh and from dissapearing a tad too soon. Plus it makes them the perfect on-the-go snack. Super chocolaty and deliciously chewy, these all-natural Fudge Brownies have zero grams of trans fat per serving and no artificial colors or preservatives. And if that was not good enough, they’re certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), a program of The Gluten Intolerance Group®.

These were my favorite to review. I only got to eat one but it was delicious! It was rich in flavor and if I didn’t know I would’ve guessed they are gluten-free!

Ingredients:
Ingredients: Sugar, expeller pressed canola oil, eggs, potato starch, cocoa alkali processed, natural vanilla flavor, salt, xanthan gum, natural chocolate flavor.

Contains: Eggs.
Manufactured on shared equipment with Soy.

 


 

 

I think I have seen a loaf of French Meadow Bakery cinnamon raisin bread at my in laws’ before. More than once. I never got to try it until now. I must say that gluten free bread is not to be eaten out of the bag, so make sure to throw it in the toaster before you do anything with it! Learned the hard way.

I liked the flavor but I still prefer my multi grain bread. But this is a great gluten free alternative. Imagine, warm toasty cinnamon raisin bread with butter and a hot cup of coffe…yumms.

Ingredients:
Egg whites, corn starch, tapioca starch, organic honey, palm oil, raisins, filtered water, sugar, distilled monoglycerides, rice bran and germ, contains less than 2% of the following: maltodextrin, palm oil, yeast, salt, cinnamon, carbohydrate gum, pectin, xanthan gum, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), guar gum, calcium sulfate, soy lecithin, natural flavor, ascorbic acid added as a dough conditioner, enzyme.

Contains: Eggs, Soy.

 

 

 

One of the things my mother in law used to miss the most after she found out she has celiac was pizza. She still celebrates like a little girl whenever she gets to try a gluten free pizza crust!

The French Meadow pizza crust is made with a blend of rice, tapioca and potato flour with a touch of olive oil. A day or two before they moved to CO we came over and we all had pizza. Her choice? French Meadow pizza crust, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, red onions and pineapple. Threw it in the oven and oh did it smell good!! Problem was, as you can see in the photo, she tried to remove the crust from the tray a bit too soon causing the pizza to fall covering face down on the just recently cleaned oven! She refused to eat it.

I had to snap a photo of the mess and steal a bite. It was good, for the exception of it being a undercooked, but it was not bad! Oh well, I guess know you know, don’t remove your pizza from the tray!

Ingredients:
Tapioca starch, filtered water, rice flour, organic extra virgin olive oil, potato starch, eggs, egg whites, sugar, contains less than 2% of the following: yeast, salt, pectin, organic defatted soy flour, soy lecitin, xanthan gum, gum arabic, organic guar gum.

Contains: Eggs, Soy.

 

 

We are still adventuring into more gluten free brands and holding on to our favorites. French Meadow Bakery stays in my on laws’ pantry represented by the fudge brownies (which I am craving now) which are extremely mouthwatering.

 

 

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Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review.

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