Adventures in Gluten (and Sugar) Freedom from a southern blogger chick!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

A delightful Amy's Pizza and some hot ceral, too.

A few weeks ago on The Celiac Chicks website, they said Amy's Kitchen was having a free food giveaway for people on Gluten Free Diets. Since I a) eat a LOT of Amy's frozen products (they're the only GF frozen food I can get in Milledgeville) and b) love free stuff! I entered the contest.

Their PR representative contacted me and said I didn't win, but they wanted to send me some products to try since I blog about GF products. A week later, I had a package on my doorstep for four Amy's items.

Here's my report on two of them:

The first I tried was Amy's Organic Rice Cereal Bowl. (It's in the pic above near the top right.) I'd had a bad day and needed some warm comfort. It took about two minutes in the microwave, and it was ready. I must have done something wrong, because it exploded all over the place. But I just scraped it up and ate it anyway. I loaded it up with some heart healthy margarine and Splenda (which is how I like cream of rice cereal). It was delicious. It reminded me of when Jeffrey was a baby in Germany, when we would make "Creamy Feet" as he called it. (The ex called it Cream of Das Wheat.) I used to love Cream of Wheat, and this harkened back to that treat. ONLY thankfully, not wheat.

Now, it probably cost as much as a whole bag of cream of rice cereal for one serving. You have to weigh the price for convenience. But it was made with agave nectar for a slight sweetness, and it really was delicious.

The second item, well, it really rocked my sad little world. This was an individual rice crust, dairy free pizza. Again, delicious, and I would buy this if I could get my stupid Kroger or Wal Mart to stock it.

I followed the directions to the letter, adding some turkey pepperoni, sliced onion, and sliced fresh mushrooms to the top. It was crisp all the way around the crust with a tangy sauce and nice melty cheese. But what I really loved was the thin, crisp crust. I've only had pizza two other times since I went GF, and this was every bit as good as the ones I'd tried out (without the risk of Pizza Parlor CC).

Jeffrey, who had a pizza from Domino's that same night, came in while I was devouring my treat. He tried to steal it and I SCREAMED at him not to. It was that good.

Now, I'm in Tampa this weekend and did some recon yesterday to see if I could find these in Publix and the local health food store. I didn't see them.

But if they sound appealing to you, you should try to get your store to stock them. I know I'd buy the mini pizza again.

Two more products await me in the freezer. I'll report back.

Much love, and THANKS, Amy's, for sending those to me.

P.S. Some of you have asked about Wednesday and how it went. Excrutiating. It has been a tough week all around. We're still not done. This isn't over. My agony continues and is now compounded by embarrassment and horror. Please keep all of us in your prayers.


Gluten Free Steve said...

I've had the Amy's pizza. Last night I tried a Glutino frozen pizza (that cost too much at Whole Foods). I thought it was much yummier then the Amy's pizza. Amy's does make good frozen rice mac n cheese for an easy quick fix!

The Bouceks said...

Look at you, Mrs. PR Queen - getting free food. Maybe you can find someone to sponsor your blog!

Gluti Girl said...

Our Kroger carries the pizza. I get it now and them. It's pretty good especially if you add a bunch of goodies on it. I also like the mac and cheese.

Hope your week goes well!

Andie said...

I wish I could get frozen pizza here. I have asked for it at several places, but no luck. Sigh...I miss that and pastries since I have no time to fool with either.