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Only those on a gluten free diet would be as excited as we were to receive a box from Gluten Free Houston filled with such luxurious items as Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Carrot Cake, Ginger Bread, Dinner Rolls and Chocolate Chip cookies. While most folks can simply buy these items at their local grocery store or bake some up quickly at home, enjoying such an array of diverse baked products is more of a luxury for your average celiac.
We enjoyed several of the cookies right away and found them to a good texture, firmness and flavor. The next treat we sampled was the cinnamon coffee cake for breakfast. It made a great companion to eggs, bacon and a cup of coffee (or milk in case of the kids). This was my personal favorite as I felt it was a good enough to be served at brunch, baby showers or the like without feeling like it was substandard fare to its gluten filled counterpart. In contrast, while both still quite tasty, the carrot cake was very crumbly and the ginger bread a bit dense. The dinner rolls were very good as well – lighter than most of the gluten free pre-made rolls we have tried in the past.
Gluten Free Houston’s array of products are impressive! We highly recommend them, particularly for folks who can buy them locally or get the shipping deal they offer to customers in Texas (free shipping with $30.00 order). For us they will likely be a special occasion order (like for the family reunion we have this summer) since the shipping is rather expensive and we are fortunate enough to have several tasty GF bakeries here in Colorado.
One other item worth noting – the labels do not yet contain nutritional information beyond ingredients.