Posted on | March 25, 2009 | 2 Comments
This is a review suggested by a reader email! Linda from Hawaii asked me about these gluten free bakery items. She has a son away at college and is looking for some good gluten free food choices for him.
PatsyPie was founded by Pat Libling, otherwise known as “PastyPie”. She was diagnosed with celiac in 1987 and has two children with gluten intolerance. She creates these fresh and tasty bakery products in a dedicated gluten free bakery in the Montreal area with products in retail stores in Canada and the US, as well as sales online.
I tried three of her products:
Double Chocolate Mini Brownies: These brownies should be consumed right away or frozen. I tried the brownies immediately, and tried them again a week later after a little vacation in the freezer. Honestly, I couldn’t taste a difference! Each time, I was treated to a double chocolate chewy, fudgy brownie bite dotted with chunky chocolate chips. Each mini brownie is the size of a mini muffin and can be eaten in about two bites. The texture was perfect and it did not taste gluten free at all. An excellent, tasty dessert or sweet snack. Rating: 5 stars
Chocolate Chip Cookies: These gluten free chocolate chip cookies are really crunchy with a course, crumbly texture. The taste is great though, and the high quality of ingredients shine through. I thought these cookies were quite tasty and would suggest dunking them in a ice cold glass of milk or hot beverage for best results. Rating: 4 stars
Lemon Shortbread: The best part of these gluten free shortbread cookies is when you open the bag! You are greeted with the fresh, slightly sweet aroma of lemon that is simply divine. The cookies are fairly soft, and do not crumble when you bite into them. The texture is nice and not grainy or coarse. However, the flavor was a little disappointing. The cookies were sweet, but the lemon tasted almost bitter, instead of the fresh lemon flavor I was hoping for. My daughter, the lemon queen- the girl that will eat fresh lemons as is- turned up her nose and wouldn’t take more than one bite. I had to agree. After eating half of the shortbread cookie, I was done. This isn’t a bad cookie per say, the flavor just wasn’t something I enjoyed. Rating: 3 stars
Overall, these are solid, tasty products, and I hope to try out her muffins and biscotti in the near future.