Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pamela's Products Review and Giveaway...

We recently had the chance to review two boxes of gourmet cookies from Pamela's Products.About Pamela's Products:
"When we think of bakeries we dream of the delicious treats of childhood, of cakes and frosting, cookies and pies...
but for me it was awful tasting allergy cookies and heavy whole grain breads. My grandparents started one of the first health food stores (and bakery) in San Francisco. Growing up in the Health Food Industry, I was given the “weird” food to take to school by way of heavy, nutty breads and small, dry health food cookies or with carob instead of chocolate. No one wanted to trade food with me!
I spent my summers in my family’s bakery, packing rice and soy cookies for people with special dietary needs. Although these dry, tasteless cookies were in high demand, they were not particularly appetizing. At a young age, I could relate to those who had to eat these “weird” foods. I imagined life with food allergies and without the joys a great chocolate chip cookie. I pondered my own enjoyment of cookies and food and contemplated what life would be like if all I could eat were the rice and soy cookies I packed everyday. I suggested making the wheat-free and gluten-free cookies taste better, but I was told that “the allergy people were fine and happy to have something”. Back then the Health Food Industry was much less interested in taste. Health food was known to be dry, hard, and crumbly but always nutritious.
In 1988, after college I left the family business to start my own independent company founded on the premise that wheat-free and gluten-free foods can taste great and that everyone should have food delicious enough to celebrate. My company, Pamela’s Products, continues to lead the industry with award winning decadent and delicious gluten-free foods.
Much has changed since those days; Health Food, is now called Natural Food and most people are concerned about nutrition and taste equally. Although my company is part of the Natural Food Industry I have always strived for something better, something different. I have always insisted on eye catching, brightly colored labels instead of the dreary packaging of the day, I was the first to use real butter when everyone else was using oil, and today I lead the pack by insisting on the finest ingredients such as imported European Dark Chocolate and true crystallized ginger for my most delectable treats.
Pamela’s Products has had a far reaching impact on the gluten-free food market and the Natural Food Industry. I love what I do and everyone I’ve met along the way. I continue to take pleasure in finding new flavor combinations and creating tasty new products to celebrate with friends. I hope you enjoy my products too!"

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
Comfort food … with walnuts.

Pecan Shortbread
Sweet pecans mixed with lots of butter.

What we thought: These cookies were super yummy! I couldn't even tell they were gluten-free. The Chocolate Chip Walnut cookies were full of chocolate chunks and walnuts and were super tasty. The Pecan Shortbread were melt-in-your-mouth buttery and delicious. The consistency was a little crumbly, but the taste was fabulous! We served these at a party and both varieties got rave reviews. Pamela's Products carries a variety of sweet treats that would be perfect for an everyday dessert or a special treat. You should keep these tasty treats in mind if you have someone in your life who eats a gluten-free diet, especially with Valentine's Day coming up:) ABCD Diaries gives Pamela's Products an A+!

Buy It: Find these delicious gourmet cookies and more yummy treats at Pamela's Products and at natural food store like Sprouts, Wegman's, Whole Foods, and more, as well as many grocery stores such as Fred Meyer, Kroger, Publix, Safeway and Winn Dixie, throughout the United States, Canada and other countries.
Win It: One ABCD Diaries reader will win a box of both varieties of cookies we reviewed!! To enter, sign up to follow our blog via GFC and comment below.

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Giveaway ends Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:) No PO Boxes please.

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given 2 boxes of cookies for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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