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

Monday, July 7, 2008

It's a small world, after all...



You know, it's a small world out there. And I'm sorry if you've got that dreadful song in your mind right now...

OK, so I was trolling the aisles at the Milledgeville Kroger tonight when I couldn't find the Kind bars, which are on sale for 8 for $10. Kind bars, with Larabars, are a staple in my diet. They're fruit and nut bars, and they keep me going for hours while in class. This is one of my favorite bars, as a matter of fact...


Anyway, no once could find the Kind bars, so the manager walked back to the section and met me there. We looked together, and he mentioned that perhaps another bar had been substituted. I said it wouldn't work, because I was "allergic to wheat," which is GF-speak for Gluten Intolerant.

"You too?" he said. Oh my gosh! A kindred spirit.

Turns out my manager is gluten intolerant, diagnosed by his doctor, for more than a year. We had a lively discussion about GF foods, about our Middle Georgia Gluten Intolerance Group's upcoming meeting, and we looked at the GF food.

He is the one I have to thank for the increased portion of GF food at my Kroger! He said he'd been there since Spring, and I had noticed we had a number of new products on the shelves, like Mary's Gone Crackers, the GF Rice Chex, some more flours, and things like this.

OK, so I told him to look at my blog for a cookbook suggestion (it's three posts down -- Roben Ryberg's"You Won't Believe It's Gluten Free" ) and a lot of great recipes (mine, in the recipe index on the right, plus those of all my GF friends, also listed on the right). I would also like to mention the Delphi Forums Group where there are LOTS of great recipes posted for free. All this is free!

And we talked about bread. Look a few posts down for the Sandwich Bread recipe. And check out Cassandra's Delightfully Gluten Free blog, for that two-minute sandwich bun I mentioned.

And all you GF guys and gals, check out that bun recipe, too. Stevie, you would love this -- it has a very eggy taste.

I just wanted to make this post as a shout-out to MY GF Kroger Manager, and say once again, it's a small world, after all.

Much love,
Ging

P.S. That pasta I mentioned is Tinkyada. They sell it at the Macon and Warner Robins Krogers. And while I'm at it, I'd love it if we could have Glutino bagels, Kinnickinick donuts, and Bread for Life brown rice tortillas in the freezer section...I know, a lot to ask for a first meeting.....

6 comments:

becklaw said...

I ALSO love Kind Bars! I wish they weren't so darn expensive! I have been trying to find them at a discount, to no avail. I live in Tennessee, and our Kroger has the Kinnikinnick doughnuts! So here's hoping yours does soon!

Gluten Free Steve said...

Glutino bagels are hands down, the best gf bagels I've found yet. GO KROGER!

Cassandra said...

That's great that you met a gf manager!

Maureen said...

Hi Ginger -- First of all, I'm probably one of the few people who love the "It's A Small World Ride" in Disney (I know, my family thinks I'm insane), so your post made me smile :) Second -- I LOVE Kind Bars! Wish we had a Kroger here in NJ. My Acme carries them, but they are around $2.00 a bar!!

Julie, the mama said...

Isn't it nice to have a fellow GFer in such high places? Stay in touch with that GM, he'll make sure that store keeps getting good things.

Dale said...

It must be a Kroger thing. My daughter is in Bloomington, IN picking me up a few things. It's 50 miles to Bloomington.
Want to try your corn dog recipie, but a little confused as it mentions eggs twice.
My wife and I head to Florida the day after Thanksgiving.
Dale