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

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

There is something about Katz Gluten Free

Over the last few months, the products from Katz Gluten Free have moved up high on my list of baked goods.  The fact that I can get their Challah bread (which we like A LOT for sandwiches) at Ingles Supermarket nearby my Milledgeville home is a plus, too.

But it's not just the product that inspires me.  Oh, it does.  Don't get me wrong. It's GF, dedicated, and Kosher.  It is Certified Gluten-Free by the Gluten Intolerance Group® (

It's the heart and soul of this company that makes me want to patronize it more and more.  The story is really cool, about Mrs. Katz and her two sons who were gluten intolerant, and how she made these products gluten, nut and dairy free.  But there's a lot of character in this product -- the kind I admire. 

How did I find them? Here's a story:  A while back last summer perhaps, my friend Gluten Free Steve (who, if you didn't know, has ended his blog BUT it still is one of the best up there and out there) had a contest on his site to win from Katz.  I tried to enter.  It wouldn't let me.  So I politely emailed the company.  The next day, a very nice guy named Shmully a.k.a. The Katz Man who sent me a box full of goodies.  I was so impressed. I immediately loved their Rugelach, for which I'd not found a good replacement.  And their bars. 

After the Atlanta Meetup Group's Christmas Swap, I tried their Challah.  Loved it.  And soon after, I got samples from Faigy Gold, of the Chocolate Frosted Cupcakes with Sprinkles.  I wish more stores would stock these, as they're a PERFECT purchase for a party when you have a GF guest among the gluten eaters.

Well, I just love them -- and all their stuff.

A few weeks ago, I got another surprise: two loaves of bread for a birthday present.  Wow.  

Why I like them:  Besides taste, I like that they have a great shelf life both in and out of the chill chest, and I also like that they are not terribly sweet.  I like that I can bring their Chocolate Chip Cookies to a morning meeting and feed my gluten-eating colleagues a delicious snack.  Yes, as someone just pointed out, they are high in the glycemic index. Well, I eat them with moderation, as I do ALL gluten-free products these days. 

I am trying hard to spread the word (with no payment, mind you -- only product samples which I appreciate and share lovingly with others). Those of you who know me know that for me to get this excited, the product and the company has to be good.

It is.  Two yums up and more.

Thanks and much love Faigy, Shmully and Mrs. Katz.


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