Review of Katz Gluten Free Products
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Feb 9 2010

Review of Katz Gluten Free Products

One of our readers mentioned a company called Katz Gluten Free in a comment on an article about Chattanooga a while back. Until I saw the comment, I’d never heard of the company. Soon after that, someone from Katz Gluten Free contacted me about reviewing some of their products. Never one to turn down gluten-free food (unless I know I don’t like something which has happened a few times), I accepted the offer. By then, I’d read several nice reviews about the product line and I was anxious to try them for myself.

When the package from Katz Gluten Free arrived, it contained some Challah Bread, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cinnamon Rugelech, Chocolate Rugelech and a mini Challah Roll. My gluten eating cookie monster husband ate almost every cookie but did leave me a couple to try for the review. I’m not a huge prepared cookie fan in general but these chocolate chip cookies were very good and tasted pretty much like a gluten cookie. There was no odd taste, texture or aftertaste which has been a problem for some gluten-free chocolate chip cookies we’ve tried. Next up were the Rugelechs. Both the cinnamon and chocolate version were very good, but I’ve not really had many gluten versions to compare them to. My favorite flavor of the two is the cinnamon. The Cinnamon Rugelechs are perfectly “cinnamony” – though in fairness, it’s hard for me to imagine something having too much cinnamon for me.

Next I needed to try the breads from Katz Gluten Free.  I’m a tough customer when it comes to bread and if I don’t love it, I don’t have it again.  The Katz Gluten Free Challah bread made perfect to toast and should work quite nicely for things like a grilled cheese or tuna melt sandwich. Last up for my taste test, but certainly not least, was the mini Challah Roll. The roll was unbelievably fresh and it offered an exceptional taste. The roll pretty much tasted like a high quality gluten roll with sesame seeds on top. The day it arrived I wrapped it in foil and then heated it in the toaster oven. Anything from this line that is not going to be eaten right away should be frozen – except for the cookies.

Since I only got one Challah roll, I don’t know how the rolls taste after being frozen, thawed out and reheated. If they are as good that way as they are without being frozen, then every high end restaurant that serves sliders needs to order these mini Challah Rolls stat! I plan to try the new Oat Challah Rolls and the Sandwich Rolls with burgers when grilling weather arrives in Atlanta. One of those – if not both – should work well as a hamburger bun, or for any sandwich that calls for a bun. At our house, those include pulled barbeque pork and Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches.

All Katz Gluten Free products are kosher and free of gluten, dairy and nuts.  There are many things in the line up that I have not yet tried including, but not limited to, pizza crust, farfel, bread crumbs, kugel, cup cakes, muffins, various cookies, honey loaf, marble cake, oat Challah rolls, various breads, and sandwich rolls.  The company has a “shop by allergy” option on the website for those who need to avoid more than just gluten. The line up includes some things that are free of at least one of the following allergens – corn, soy, rice, egg or sugar.

Special thanks to Katz Gluten Free for my tasting samples. I sure hope we can enjoy your rolls on some sliders in the ATL real soon!

Article Written by:

Tiffany is considered a gluten-free advocate as well as the most discriminating gluten-free diner around. Her goal is to help others learn that there is life after a celiac diagnosis. Gluten-free dining and travel are two of her favorite things to do. Tiffany is a contributing writer and the Advertising Manager at "Delight gluten free" magazine. Check out her local blog, Gluten-Free Atlanta, for tips and tricks about living gluten-free in the ATL! Follow Tiffany on Twitter!

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Comments

  1. Tiffany,

    I just received some products from Katz to review as well. I am in the process of writing up my review for my blog now. I wasn’t able to sample the Challah Rolls due to the sesame seeds (another intolerance), but my son did. He didn’t care for them. I had frozen them, though, so that may have made a difference. We did like their other products.

    Kim

  2. joe says:

    when placing an order online you can select the option with sesame seeds or without

  3. Joe,

    Thanks for the information! I will keep this in mind. :)

    Kim

  4. jeb says:

    you should try their Rugelech it is so amazing they have it in chocolate and cinnamon

    • fred says:

      having a gluten free family member i chanced upon the katz gluten free muffins they were fantastic even for a non celiac. try it. let me know about anything else you find since i do the shopping

  5. lenny says:

    I HAVE A GRAND CHILD THATS GLUTENFREE AND I HAPPEN TO GOOGLE GLUTENFREE AND A COMPANY CALLED HEAVEN MIILS GLUTEN FREE BAKERY CAME UP I TRIED THERE PRODUCTS SHE WENT NUTS OVER THEM CHECK IT OUT YOUR SELF HEAVENMILLS.COM

  6. saly says:

    I agree katz gluten free is amazing from the breads to the desserts just great

  7. Tiffany Janes says:

    I love the cinnamon buns from Heaven Mills since you can eat them without heating them up if need be. The only bread I tried was not to my liking but I think it was egg free and dairy free which I didn’t realize when I bought it.

    We just had burgers with the large Challah rolls from Katz again and now I’m definitely hoping they will create a hot dog bun from the same dough! And I want them to get into a store in Atlanta….

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