When I went to a Celiac Conference this past weekend, I was able to sample treats from many vendors. Some I was familiar with, others were new to me. I had heard of all but 1 or 2 of the companies, but hadn’t sampled all of the food. I tried to keep my sampling to foods I had not previously tried since there was so much food.
I have heard many people sing the praises of Celiac Specialties, our own Tiffany Janes being one of them, but had never had the pleasure of trying their treats before. Boy, I was seriously missing out! I was standing in line to taste their products after lunch and first tried the Cider Donut Hole. I was amazed at how good it was! The taste & texture were amazing. It was moist and I would have put money on the fact that there had to be gluten in these things. Of course they were gluten-free. Next up was the Powdered Sugar Donut Hole. I believe that I uttered the words “Oh.My.God” aloud after my first bite! The others in line looked at me & we all laughed! Only others who eat gluten-free would totally understand, right? I knew that I had to buy both of the varieties of donut holes, the donuts and the Croissant Type Rolls. The Donut Holes are $6.33/pack and the Donuts are $6.80 for a pack of 6.
The Croissant Type Rolls looked & felt just like a “real” croissant. I made sure to create my lunch today around that roll. I wanted to use it as a bun, so I decided on a deli turkey, cucumber dill feta sauce and spinach piled on top. I cut the roll in half and could not believe how flaky it was on the inside! My mouth was watering just thinking about sinking my teeth into it.
The roll really did taste like what I remember a croissant tasting like! Seriously. I don’t know what I was thinking not trying the products from this company before! They are worth their weight in gold! The roll was flaky and flavorful. It didn’t fall apart and held up well to my sandwich. Since then, I have also used the roll as a burger bun and it held up well as a bun, too. The rolls cost $5.95 for 4 rolls and are well worth their price!
Celiac Specialties was started by Michelle Fuller on June 3, 2003. Michelle taught cooking classes and was asked by a student one day if she could cook for a friend with a child who couldn’t eat wheat or gluten. She began learning all she could about cooking & baking gluten-free and was soon taking orders from the Detroit area Tri-County Celiac Support Group. She had to make the decision to “move on or go for it” and she obviously went for it. The rest is history!
Celiac Specialties products are sold online, in 2 stores in Michigan (Rochester & Novi) and select other health food stores.