When French Meadow Bakery recently contacted me about sending samples of their gluten-free flour tortillas and fudge brownies I first looked into their gluten-free status. The company does produce gluten containing products, but they are very careful about their gluten-free products. Here’s a quote from the email I received:
French Meadow Bakery’s gluten-free products are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility and carry the seal of the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO.org). French Meadow Bakery products can be found in stores nationwide including, Whole Foods, Safeway and natural food markets.
I’m very grateful for the GFCO because I believe I can trust products that carry their approval, and I’m glad that French Meadow Bakery has chosen to be certified with them.
The second thing I needed to know about these products is whether they are dairy free. I thought the tortillas probably were and brownies probably weren’t, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that both products are dairy free!
The French Meadow Bakery website is currently receiving a “face lift” and therefore much of the product information is not available online, but I am told it should be up and running by April. The site does have a store locator if you are interested in looking for their products.
I’m not sure what their complete line of gluten-free products includes, but I’ll give you my opinion of the two products I sampled.
The brownies are very good. They are moist and chocolaty. Although they are small, they are dense and satisfying. The fact that they are individually wrapped makes them perfect for adding to a packed lunch. I think anyone would enjoy them.
The tortillas are also found in the freezer section, but even after being thawed, they are not soft enough to use without heating. There are no heating instructions on the package, so the first time I tried microwaving a couple. They didn’t heat evenly and one broke when I folded it.
After that I went to heating them in a skillet which worked pretty well, though mine never browned as much as the ones in the photo (which is a French Meadow Bakery photo). The flavor was pretty good and I enjoyed using them for breakfast burritos.
I forgot to measure the size. They are not as big as a regular flour tortilla, but are a little bigger than a corn tortilla (I think).
In their defense, I have tried several gluten-free flour tortillas (including Trader Joe’s) and have not been very impressed with any of them. It is simply one of those things that is not as soft as it’s gluten containing counterpart.
But then, I don’t miss tortillas. They are nice to have once in a while, but I can live without them. If you miss tortillas and don’t want to make your own, this brand is certainly worth trying.
The Giveaway: French Meadow Bakery will send a box of frozen brownies and a package of frozen tortillas to one winner. You must be a US resident to enter, and they are unable to ship to PO Boxes or PO Zip Codes.
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The giveaway will end on Friday, March 18th at 11:00 pm eastern time. The winner will have 24 hours to respond after being contacted. The winner will be posted on my Facebook page.
Disclaimer: I was provided with free product samples, but the opinions in this post are my own.