Do you often receive food gifts that you can’t eat? Holidays are a tough time to be gluten-free. Friends, families and companies are often sending food gifts and there aren’t many gluten-free options out there. Before Jon and I started the gluten-free diet we often enjoyed Cheryl’s Cookies, Harry & David’s treats and Kringle from O & H Bakery (they now offer gluten-free brownies & coffee cake) . Now when we receive non-gluten-free gifts we set them out for company, but are often drooling over them.
Harry & David’s is now offering 3 different gluten-free gift options! This is great news for both givers and receivers. Sure, there were fruit options available before, as well as a few other “no gluten added” options, but now there are brownies & cookies! There is a “Brownie Assortment” that comes complete with 3 different types of brownies – Fudge, Chunk and Walnut Fudge. This set is $24.95 plus shipping. Craving cookies? Order the “Gluten-Free Hat Box” or “Cookie Assortmet” sets. The “Gluten-Free Hat Box” includes Macaroons, Peanut Butter Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate Mint Cookies and all 3 brownie varieties for $34.95 plus shipping. The “Cookie Assortment” set includes 3 of each variety of cookie for $19.95 plus shipping. It is important to note that the website says that these are available through March 31, 2010. I am not sure if that is due to this being a trial period or if they are seasonal and selling them only during the holidays. After browsing around Harry & David’s website, I found this information gluten and allergens:
Harry & David Operations, Inc. is in compliance with the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (Title II of Public Law 108-282) as of January 1, 2006. Harry & David is 100% compliant with the new Act as currently defined.
We have contacted our ingredient suppliers to insure that all ingredients are declared on the label. Therefore, to the best of our knowledge, our labels list all ingredients. For those with peanut allergies, we also include a disclaimer stating “May contain trace amounts of other nuts or allergens not listed in the ingredients”. Also, since Gluten and other allergens are found in wheat and some other grain products, we encourage you to read the ingredient information carefully and determine if the product is appropriate for your consumption. If you cannot locate an ingredient label on the product you received, contact us with the product name or item number and we will gladly research the information for you.
The more awareness there is about Celiac Disease and the gluten-free diet, the more & more we will start to see products like this. 2010 was an amazing year for Celiac awareness – here is to 2011 being even better!
Have you had a chance to try any of the new goodies from Harry & David’s? We received a package, but it didn’t contain any of the new gluten-free products. I have been in the Moose Munch, though, and it needs to be hidden from me!