I was recently contacted by the company, Paleoful about their gluten free baking products and if I would be interested to try them. Paleoful offers an allergen-friendly dessert alternative and is free of gluten, grains, soy, dairy, eggs, and GMOs. I myself am not gluten intolerant, but I know several people that are and from time to time, I have many of my readers request gluten free product information, so this one is for all of you! 🙂
First I would like to share just a little background about what a Paleo diet is before I continue since I was unsure of what it was at first as well. The explanation that I read on the Paleoful website said, “Before agriculture was developed, people’s diets consisted of meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. This is what the paleo diet is based upon. The paleo diet excludes grains, dairy products, legumes, refined sugar, and other processed foods.” From this idea, I gather that the Paleoful diet is going back to the basics of what man first ate when we came in to existence.
Paleoful is a new manufacturer of paleo-friendly baking mixes and is based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Paleoful was launched by founder Lauren Montalette in late 2014 and she has seen initial success since forming the company with her boyfriend of 6 1/2 years. Fresh out of college and 24 years old, she was inspired to create Paleoful from her own personal experience with food allergies and finding a solution through the paleo diet. Passionate about baking, Montalette noticed a lack of allergen-friendly baking mixes available to those with special dietary needs. The Paleoful line of products is free of gluten, grains, dairy, eggs, corn, soy, preservatives, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
“Since our inception in November 2014, we never anticipated this kind of growth so quickly. Social media has played a huge part in our success, which has been a great tool for us over the past few months. We have great customers who are so supportive of us as a young company, and we know we couldn’t make this happen without them. We are ready to start expanding into retail stores all over the U.S. to give our customers easy access to our products. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for us!” – Lauren Montalette / Founder
Providing allergen-friendly mixes without sacrificing taste is a challenge and I must say the Paleoful mixes that I got to try were quite convenient and simple to bake for Mother’s Day this past weekend! Lauren sent me Paleoful’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix made with almond flour, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix made with sunflower seed flour, and the Brownie Mix made with almond flour. I was excited to bake them for Mother’s Day because my brother-in-law is gluten intolerant and I wanted to see what he thought. I was quite eager to get his opinion of these products as he is always looking for new gluten free items to try…especially sweets! Those are always his favorite! I ended up making half packages of each product because they have a very nice resealable bag and I thought it would be too much to make all three full batches.
When my brother-in-law, Mark tried the Paleoful products, he explained to me that gluten free items he have tried from his neighborhood Vons store are much more gooey and overly sweet. This was his first time trying a vegan product as well as gluten free and out of the 13 cookies I brought to him, there were only 2 left on the plate with in the 2 hour period we were with him and he was delicately scraping each last morsel out of the brownie pan to take home with him that he had not gotten to finish with lunch. I would say this was a great sign!
He said the cookies had a different consistency that what he was used to and that they appeared to be much grainier due to the sunflower seeds. He also expressed that most gluten free items tend to be very crumbly & that just the right combination of grains make them less crumbly. To quote Mark when I asked him what he thought, he said, “Look at the plate…I ate them all didn’t I? I would totally buy these products for my home. They are so easy to make and they taste great. Thanks for the treats D!”
From my standpoint…and I never eat gluten free, but I have enjoyed some vegan desserts in the past, I really enjoyed the Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie mix made with sunflower seeds and the Brownie mix the best. The brownies were perfectly gooey to my liking and I would purchase this product again. The only problem I had with this product was they seemed to cook faster for me than the time listed on the label, but that could also be because my oven cooks too fast.
Product prices range from $10 to $14 and customers will be able bake the paleo-friendly desserts in approximately 15 minutes. You can find discounts for Paleoful products on their social media sites, facebook, twitter, and Instagram. See the Paloeful website above in blue link for even more details about the products and their history.
Paleoful products can currently be ordered online and they also hope to be found in stores soon! Shipping rates can be found on the website, as they do ship both domestic, as well as internationally!
I hope you have an opportunity to check out Paleoful products soon as they are both tasty and much more nutritious than your average store bought baking products. I was worried that gluten free would not have the same flavor as normal treats and goodies I eat, but I must say I was pleasantly impressed with the flavors as they were quite unique. I can definitely go for those brownies again, but next time I am adding frosting on mine! 🙂 Have you ever tried Paleoful products?
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