Photo courtesy of Pamela's Products

Photo courtesy of Pamela's Products

The great folks over at Pamela’s Products sent us some exciting news about new products they are now offering and about two shows they will be exhibiting at soon.  You might have seen rave reviews about gluten-free items from Pamela’s Products on this site before. Though many people love Pamela’s bread mixes, making my own regular gluten-free bread is of no interest to me. On the other hand,  making corn bread, great cakes and quick breads with Pamela’s mixes is a normal part of my routine these days.

Excerpt from press release -

Pamela’s Products, a national leader in the gluten-free foods arena, will exhibit at both the 35th Annual Winter Fancy Foods Show (Booth # 1557), January 17-19, 2009 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, and, the Natural Products Expo West (Booth #2865) in Anaheim CA, March 12-14. Back from a number of appearances at East Coast events, Pamela’s Products will offer tastings of the ready-to-eat, gourmet gluten-free line of cheesecakes, chocolate fudge cake and coffee cake during show floor hours at both West Coast Shows. Met with widespread enthusiasm, Pamela’s Products ready-made cakes have been flying off shelves. The company anticipates even wider distribution this year.

Not really one for cheesecake (I know it’s odd since I’m a cheese addict!), that is something I’ve not missed at all since starting the gluten-free diet. For cheesecake lovers there are several flavors to choose from including New York Style, White Chocolate Raspberry, Zesty Lemon, Hazelnut, and Agave Sweetened NY Cheesecake. Now that is a nice assortment of cheesecakes!  Since the cheesecakes are sold in two sizes, I might have to try one of the mini cakes eventually. Just because I can, you know?

Courtesy of Pamela's Products

Photo courtesy of Pamela's Products

Picking up a ready-made gluten-free coffee cake sounds like pure bliss to me! I’m on a bit of a low carb regimen after overloading on gluten-free sweets during the holidays. When I start adding treats to my diet again, I might have to  pick one of the coffee cakes up at Return to Eden in Atlanta. That is the only store that sells these cakes in GA presently.

It’s so great when gluten-free food companies are part of regular food shows. It just proves what most of us already know. The days of eating cardboard type substances – masquerading as food - are long gone. OK – I never had to eat but a few such items and most of that took place in 2006. Back then I didn’t know that one cookie mix made cookies that tasted like dirt and another made great cookies. Learning what brands are worth spending money on is pretty difficult in the beginning on one’s gluten-free journey.

Even though I made the Betty Crocker gluten-free chocolate cake this week and it’s very good, the Pamela’s Chocolate Cake mix is by far the best one I’ve tried to date. You can read my full review of the Pamela’s mix here. Make the Pamela’s Chocolate Frosting for the cake and people will think you toiled for hours in the kitchen – no doubt! Hopefully some of our readers are in the areas where these two food shows are being held and are can attend an event. In my gluten eating days I always wanted to go to the Fancy Food Show. Now that I’m gluten-free, I want to go even more so!