Review and Giveaway - Katz Gluten Free Bakery

When we made the decision to go gluten free with Liam, I thought that the hardest part would be finding a bread he'd eat... and that was partly true (although we've found one now), but really, the harder part has been getting variety and 'fun foods' back into his diet - because really, no preschooler should have the same treat over and over again at every special event... so I was so pleased when I was invited to review Katz Gluten Free products with him!

What I love about Katz Gluten Free bakery is that they don't just stop at the basics - they actually create treats and products that even us gluten eating people want to steal...  and this season the two new additions are vanilla flavoring for their famous Rugelach and Frosted Chocolate Cupcakes with GF sprinkles!

OMG - I know why their rugelach is famous... the vanilla flavor is to die for!  Liam wasn't too sure about them - they looked different than anything he'd eaten before, but once he tried them he was asking for more.  And as for me - it's a good thing I only pulled out the two for review and left the rest in the freezer.. the whole package could have been gone in one sitting!

Liam was also able to take a real cupcake with frosting,  rather than a cookie or carrot muffin to his party- it was great seeing him eat a chocolate cupcake again... I can't tell you what I think of them personally because I'm allergic to chocolate, but Liam sure seemed to inhale his!

Liam is also in heaven because of the yummy cookies we had to try - chocolate chip is his fave, but a close second are the colored sprinkle cookies we got to try.  He also loved the cinnamon strip and gf challah rolls we got to try. 

I had one of the sprinkle cookies too, and if I didn't know better, I'd swear there was wheat flour in them - they were that good.. not gritty or flavorless like some of the GF cookies I tried.  

I was also pleased with how the product was shipped - it was baked fresh and then overnighted to us with instructions to freeze it!

About Katz Gluten Free for Gluten Free Products, Foods & Recipes

Katz Gluten Free Bake Shoppe was established in early 2006 by F. Katz, with not much more than a home model kitchen mixer, some thoroughly tested recipes, and an unyielding quest for perfection. As word of our famously delicious confections rapidly spread, so did our base of operations.
Today, Katz Gluten Free operates out of a state-of-the-art facility, which has been Certified Gluten-Free by the Gluten Intolerance Group® ( , for our unmatched reliability in complying with strict gluten-free standards. Our facility is completely nut-free and dairy-free. All of our products are certified Kosher, and are under the stringent supervision of the OU and Rabbi Y. Gruber.
As the mother of two children who are gluten intolerant, Mrs. Katz knows firsthand the hardships and daily struggles parents endure in their attempts to maintain a thoroughly gluten-free diet for their kids. She knows - as only a parent could - that the only way to minimize and avoid temptation, is by offering a variety of products that are rich in flavor, texture, and taste. That is why she constantly strives to concoct recipes that are as luscious as they are healthy.
We feature an extensive, ever-expanding selection of products, to meet the culinary demands of every gluten-intolerant individual. Our products consist only of pure, all natural high-quality and fresh ingredients, with no preservatives added, and are thoroughly taste-tested to ensure absolute goodness in every bite.
At Katz Gluten Free, we are truly passionate about our products and we hope that so are you. Our entire staff is committed to earning your satisfaction. We therefore welcome and anticipate your comments and suggestions. It is, after all, your input and feedback that have helped us achieve our goal of creating the most sought-after baked goods in the gluten-free market.

There are three ways you can try out Katz Gluten Free
  1. You can go to the Katz Gluten Free and pick what you want to try and get free shipping on your order of $30 or more
  2. You can enter the giveaway here on Acting Balanced for a sample pack
  3. You can enter the grand giveaway for one of every Katz Gluten Free product, with the drawing on January 3rd

How to win the sample pack:
Giveaway is open to US Residents only
Mandatory Entry must be completed before other entries count.
Each entry must be made as a SEPARATE COMMENT
Giveaway will end on January 2nd, 2011 at 11:59 PM and the winner will be chosen by and announce on Acting Balanced and contacted by email
The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Mandatory Entry
Visit Katz Gluten Free and tell me what product you are most interested in trying

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Disclaimer: I received this product at no cost for the purpose of reviewing it.  All opinions are my own.