Wegmans Food Markets Announce New Line of Gluten-Free Favorites

By Zach

Here we go, gluten-free eaters. There’s another company trying to make a rift and a ruckus in the gluten-sensitive community, and it’s name brand is Wegmans Food Markets. Alright alright, all joking aside, I just want to state as a disclaimer that this post is simply an informative news report about a new “gluten-free” line of foods at Wegmans. Wegman’s has informed Triumph Dining that all gluten-free mixes and gluten-free pastas are being produced in dedicated gluten free facilities. They also mentioned that “gluten-free ingredients are investigated and verified, including processing aids and incidental additives and manufacturing environment, processing, scheduling, and  also that good manufacturing practices are evaluated for the potential for cross contact/cross contamination with gluten.”

Since the Domino’s Pizza gluten-free crust didn’t go over very well with a lot of you, this may not please everyone either, but we feel compelled to bring you up to speed whether you love it or hate it.

Without further ado, Wegmans Food Market, a Northeastern grocery chain with about 80 stores, has just announced that in honor of National Celiac Disease Awareness Month they have introduced, what they’re calling, four new gluten-free favorites into their stores. One of these is their corn-based pastas, which supposedly have an appetizing texture and hardly tastes any different than regular pasta. As an added bonus, shoppers can download a dollar-off coupon for the pasta from the Wegmans’ website. All four family favorites are Wegmans’ own brand and include:

  • Gluten-free spaghetti, fusilli, penne and elbows, in one-pound boxes that sell for $2.49.
  • A vanilla cake mix and chocolate cake mix. Each mix makes one 8-inch round cake layer and sells for $3.49.
  • A gluten-free sugar cookie mix, which sells for $3.49 and makes 22 cookies.
  • A double chocolate brownie mix for $3.49 that makes one 8-inch square pan of brownies.

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Let Us Eat Cake!

By Bridget

Growing up, dessert was the spoil available only on very special occasions. Sure, a treat after dinner was always the incentive for eating veggies, but that dessert was one piece of candy, or even some ripe fruit. The good stuff – the cookies, cake, and brownies – were exclusively reserved for holidays and exceptional occasions. As an adult you may have a bit more independence surrounding this decision. You want a cookie? Go out and buy one. Eat all you want. But with living a gluten-free lifestyle, the “go out and buy it” part is a bit trickier.

Finding delicious gluten-free baked goods is like finding a pearl in an oyster; you know it’s there, so you’ll look, but it’s so rare that it becomes a coveted object. You savor every bite and immediately feel the giddiness only familiar through the memory of eating a gingerbread man on Christmas Eve before dinner. Dessert is again an experience set aside for good behavior and exceptional times. It is not a part of the mundane or everyday.

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