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Gluten Free Sampling
Featuring Local Bakery — Midge’s Muffins
Thursday June 25 — 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Robin will be in the Tasting Kitchen offering samples of her delicious gluten free muffins.

Pass the Lactose-free Milk Replacement!

Gluten Free Honey Nut Chex

Look at what I found at Meijer today!  –>

I was so excited, I could hardly stand it!  According to Sure Foods Living

I spoke with General Mills customer service today to confirm that Corn Chex, Cinnamon Chex, Strawberry Chex, and Honey Nut Chex have also been re-formulated to be gluten-free. The General Mills representative said that if any of their cereals are gluten-free it will be clearly marked on the front and side of the box and that some cereals may be rolled out in only some parts of the country at first. UPDATE: Gluten-free versions of Chex will officially be available on June 1st. Thanks to The Gluten-Free Homemaker for this detail!

I’m really excited to try the other GF flavors when they hit the stores!  I think when I went GF 2 1/2 years ago, there was just Rice, Corn, and Wheat Chex.  They also had a Frosted Mini Chex, which was really good…but, alas…I degress.

Also, according to Gluten Free Philly

Other General Mills cereals that are GF-friendly include Honey Kix and Chocolate Lucky Charms.

I’ve been eating Trix on occasion, but I didn’t know about these others.  Way to Go, General Mills!  The Gluten-free Community applauds you!

StarbucksAnother big announcement that I just found out about from Starbucks

Starting May 5 we will be launching the Gluten-free Orange Valencia Cake with Almonds….This product was inspired by the passionate responses we heard from you on My Starbucks Idea.  [I voted in this!]

The Orange Valencia Cake is a delicious moist citrus cake bursting with Valencia oranges and topped with crunchy almonds.  Not only is it gluten-free, it is also prepared with 7 simple ingredients: Whole Eggs, Valencia Orange Pulp, Almonds, Sugar, Orange Peel, Gluten Free Baking Powder, and Orange Oil.  Plus it delivers 30% of your daily value of vitamin C.

Keep on the look out for it in the pastry case with a sign that says “gluten-free.”  A single cake will be displayed unwrapped so you can see it clearly, but don’t worry.   They all come individually packaged to prevent cross contamination.

Way to Go Starbucks for listening to your customers and being sensitive to the needs of your gluten-free fans!

May 1 Tasting Event

Pamela's

Forest Hills Foods will be holding another Gluten-free tasting event on May 1.  Marion with Pamela’s gluten free bakery will be here baking gluten free cornbread and gluten free brownies! Time: 4-5 pm.

Easy Online Shopping–Right Here!


Tasting Event

Forest Hills Foods will be holding another Gluten-Free tasting day on Monday, March 10 from 12:00-7:00 pm. Enjoy!

Trader Joe’s, Anyone?

We’re thinking about taking a road trip over to Trader Joes…if you’re interested, drop me a line & we’ll figure out the details.

Harvest Health Hudsonville Hosts 1st Gluten-Free Fair

Join us on Saturday, February 16 from 10 am - 3 pm for our 1st Gluten-Free Fair at the Hudsonville Harvest Health Location.  We will sample a wide variety of Gluten-Free products, vendors will be on hand to talk about their products and we will feature Special One Day Pricing on certain Gluten-Free Products!  Customer drawings for baskets of G/F products. Bring your favorite – tried and true - Gluten-Free recipe to share or email it to [email protected].

Home Baking Mixes

Cara's CafeI just ran across a new site that has some gluten-free baking mixes and thought you might be interested.  Cara’s Cafe has coffees, teas, and cocoas in addition to her gluten-free and/or sugar-free baking mixes.  Another source for us!  Yippee!

Paul Swanson ~ Full Flavor Foods

From Paul Swanson:

“I wanted to let you know that I recently spoke to Tom Otto (at Otto’s Turkey Farm in Middleville) and he wants to put Full Flavor Foods products on his store shelves.  He will be offering a few of my other products (not currently available at Forest Hills) and they will be easier for you to acquire. The “other products” will include FFF Cream Soup Mix, Mushroom Sauce and Cheese Sauce.  These items will probably be brought in by Forest Hills soon.”

Turkey Gravy

So, we have another location which it seems some or most of the group was at least familiar with the Otto farm anyway.  Paul is very anxious to have all of us have access to these mixes which are really great tasting too.  We had one for lunch today when Bill brought home one of the sales reps who was in town for some meetings and he was not only happy for a home cooked meal he was clueless as to the fact that it was GF!

P.S.~We hope to have Paul as a guest at our January meeting!

Gluten Free Day @ Forest Hills Foods

Monday November 5 Forest Hills Foods is dedicating another day to gluten free products.  Thanks to helpful input from visitors in September they now carry the Cherrybrook Kitchen cakes and cookie mixes.  Coco Charlotte Bakery is now making Anna’s Bread in her bakery and offering them for sale at her facility and at Forest Hills Foods.  They also have the Lundeberg’s gluten free snacks and corn pastas.

This event is open house style from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM.