I recently received a big box of complimentary gluten-free sweets from Katz Gluten Free Bake Shoppe to sample and review on my blog.
Katz is a dedicated and certified gluten-free bakery (it is also completely nut-free and dairy-free), and all of their products are certified Kosher. Katz was established in 2006 by Mrs. Katz, the mother of two gluten-intolerant children, so she knows firsthand the challenges that parents of dietary-restricted children have to deal with everyday in order to keep our kiddos safe. You can read more about Katz here.
We personally sampled the Chocolate Cupcakes, Honey Muffins, Apricot Tarts, Chocolate Dipped Cookies, Chocolate Strip, Chocolate Chip Cookies and the Cinnamon Rugelech (the nutrition information is available for each product on the Katz website).
The hands down favorites of my clan were the Cinnamon Rugelech and the Apricot Tarts. Sam waged a great campaign for me to allow the rugelech as a breakfast option (since they look like “cinnamon rolls,” but unfortunately for him, mom didn’t just fall of the turnip truck, LOL!). 😉
My husband loved the Apricot Tarts, he said the slightly tart apricot center was a nice complement to the sweet shortbread-style cookie.
I wish I could give you a more descriptive review on the other products, but the only words my brood could muster were “mmm, good” (I really need to expand their vocabulary of descriptive words!). Personally, I can tell you that the products had great texture, but…I think it’s time I share something with you:
Medical Oddity Disclaimer: I haven’t mentioned this yet because I haven’t been quite sure what to make of it (and I keep expecting things to back to normal any day now!), but…I have been without my sense of taste for 3 months now! Not only that, everything tastes like metal (I think that’s how I would describe it), isn’t that weird? I have no idea why (I do know that it started with a sinus infection back in June), but it makes doing reviews a little challenging for me because I can only tell you about texture and what my “official taste testers” think!
Would you like to try some of the Katz Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free products for yourself? Well, you are in luck because you have TWO opportunities to win some Katz Dollars which are redeemable towards products on the Katz Gluten Free website!
For a chance to win $100 Katz Dollars, simply visit the special Katz web page and enter the drawing. The deadline is September 13th, 2010.
Katz Gluten-Free is also generously offering:
- One of my lucky readers a chance to win $25 Katz Dollars to spend towards products on their website,
- One runner up will receive a FREE sample package of Katz goodies!
To enter this giveaway:
Simply leave a comment below letting me know which Katz product you would most like to try!
For bonus entry opportunities (just be sure to leave a separate comment for each additional bonus entry you qualify for, this is how I keep track of entries…I don’t want to accidentally miss anyone!):
- Follow katzglutenfree on Twitter
- Follow Adventuresgfmom on Twitter
- “Like” Katz Gluten-Free on Facebook
- “Like” Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom on Facebook
- For 10 Bajillion Bonus Entries…Tell me how I can get my sense of taste back (pretty please)! 😀
Using the Random Number Generator, I will pick the winners on Tuesday, September 7, 2010.
Good Luck and I hope everyone has a happy and safe gluten-free Labor Day weekend! 😀
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