Thursday, September 9, 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 sent me two single serve items to review. I received the single serve Chocolate Brownies and the single serve Pancake Mix. Both are super DELISH!!!!! One night I was in dire need for a chocolate fix and looked in the cupboard and saw the chocolate brownie mix. YUMMYYY! It was just the thing I needed! Best of all...it's Gluten free!
For the Blogiversary event, Pamela’s Products has offered to giveaway some single serve packs to one lucky winner!
As with all of my Blogiversary giveaways, there is only one requirement to win... BECOME A FOLLOWER!! How easy is that???
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Please leave me a comment and your email address for EACH entry that you complete above so I can accurately pick a winner. Winner will be selected at random and will be contacted via e-mail. If I do not receive a response from the winner within 48 hours, I will choose a new winner. This contest ends on September 23rd at 8PM EST. Thanks everyone and good luck! This giveaway is open to the USA only!
Disclosure: I received a few single serve items from Pamela’s Products to review for free. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.