Wednesday, February 3, 2010
When we think of bakeries we dream of the delicious treats of childhood, of cakes and frosting, cookies and pies… but for me it was awful tasting allergy cookies and heavy whole grain breads. My grandparents started one of the first health food stores (and bakery) in San Francisco. Growing up in the Health Food Industry, I was given the “weird” food to take to school by way of heavy, nutty breads and small, dry health food cookies or with carob instead of chocolate. No one wanted to trade food with me!
I spent my summers in my family’s bakery, packing rice and soy cookies for people with special dietary needs. Although these dry, tasteless cookies were in high demand, they were not particularly appetizing. At a young age, I could relate to those who had to eat these “weird” foods. I imagined life with food allergies and without the joys a great chocolate chip cookie. I pondered my own enjoyment of cookies and food and contemplated what life would be like if all I could eat were the rice and soy cookies I packed everyday. I suggested making the wheat-free and gluten-free cookies taste better, but I was told that “the allergy people were fine and happy to have something”. Back then the Health Food Industry was much less interested in taste. Health food was known to be dry, hard, and crumbly but always nutritious.
In 1988, after college I left the family business to start my own independent company founded on the premise that wheat-free and gluten-free foods can taste great and that everyone should have food delicious enough to celebrate. My company, Pamela’s Products, continues to lead the industry with award winning decadent and delicious gluten-free foods.
Much has changed since those days; Health Food, is now called Natural Food and most people are concerned about nutrition and taste equally. Although my company is part of the Natural Food Industry I have always strived for something better, something different. I have always insisted on eye catching, brightly colored labels instead of the dreary packaging of the day, I was the first to use real butter when everyone else was using oil, and today I lead the pack by insisting on the finest ingredients such as imported European Dark Chocolate and true crystallized ginger for my most delectable treats.
Pamela’s Products has had a far reaching impact on the gluten-free food market and the Natural Food Industry. I love what I do and everyone I’ve met along the way. I continue to take pleasure in finding new flavor combinations and creating tasty new products to celebrate with friends. I hope you enjoy my products too!
Pamela’s Products generously provided me with a box of Spicy Ginger Cookies to review. These cookies were absolutely scrumptious! I have always been a big fan of Sweetzel’s Ginger Snaps at Christmas time, but these were sooooo much better. They are a soft cookie rather than the hard snap cookies and they had the perfect amount of spice! Yummmy!! I’m almost embarrassed to say that my boyfriend and I nearly devoured them in one sitting! Probably not the best idea, but they were sooooo good! Don’t worry, you’ll be able to relate when you order a box of your own! If you don’t like ginger cookies, they sell a large variety of cookies, biscotti, baking mixes, cheesecakes and cakes. There is something for everyone!
And now for the GIVEAWAY! One of you will win one a box of Spicy Ginger cookies! This giveaway is open to the USA only!
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Disclosure: I received a box of Spicy Ginger Cookies from Pamela’s Products to review for free. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.