Monday, February 20, 2012

Review: Madrid Coffee Cakes - Naturally Gluten Free!

A small family bakery in Massachusetts called Madrid Bakery had so many customers praising their nutty, gluten free, dairy free, all-natural coffee cakes that they became their best selling item.  In fact, so many of their loyal customers asked if they would ship their coffee cakes to loved ones across the United States that they created Madrid Coffee Cakes to accommodate them!

Madrid Coffee Cakes is a family operation that takes great pride in utilizing traditional European methods and recipes; they actually make all of their cakes from scratch. All of their delicious gluten free coffee cakes are baked to order, to ensure maximum quality and freshness.

Madrid Coffee Cakes are gluten free"Prepared using special isolated methods and with special care taken to exclude "hidden" Gluten, making any of our coffee cakes appropriate for those eliminating Gluten from their diet for nutritional or intolerance reasons." 

Madrid Coffee Cakes use thousand year old European coffee cake recipes, that just happen to be Gluten Free. This is why they taste so much better than cakes that have been made with revised recipes to try to make them taste like "regular" cake.

In addition to be gluten free Madrid Coffee Cakes are also dairy free and "Free of ingredients with "trace" casein. They are prepared using special isolation procedures and are appropriate for those eliminating dairy from their diet for milk allergy and lactose intolerance reasons. and 100% natural, made with no preservatives, artificial colors, or artificial flavors!" 

How do they taste?

I had out of town house guests staying with me and decided to serve a Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Cake form Madrid Coffee Cakes for dessert.  The cake was packaged in a lovely gold tin with the Madrid Coffee cake logo on it, which made a nice presentation for my guests - they knew they were being served something special. 

The coffee cake was moist, had a wonderful nutty flavor and was not overly sweet, which we all appreciated.  The cake held up beautifully to slicing and didn't crumble. The chocolate chunks in the cake complimented the flavor with out being overwhelming, and we all agreed it was delicious.  So delicious in fact that the next evening there was nothing but crumbs left in the gold tin, thanks to my Dad and his sweet tooth!  My guests are not on gluten free diets and they gave the cake rave reviews, as did my family.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was not compensated for this review. I received complimentary product for review purposes from the product company and/or their PR agency. I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions I have expressed are solely my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rudi's Gluten Freebies Giveaway... Cameras, Toasters, & Other Prizes!

Throughout February, you can log on to the Rudi's Gluten-Free Facebook page each day and enter for the chance to win terrific prizes like a Cuisinart toaster, a Kodak digital camera, Rudi’s Gluten-Free products, Crofter’s Organic jams and other awesome prizes to celebrate gluten-free life!

In the meantime, definitely check out the Rudi's Gluten-Free website for information on their delicious gluten free line of bakery products.  You can also check out Rudi's Gluten-Free store locator to find their products at a store near you.

Best of luck!
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