Gluten-Free Folly…

So hooray for me I was introduced to a health food store in the High Desert that sells TONS of gluten-free options! YAYAY. I was sooooo excited when I saw it. A beacon in the night. Oh, my heart skipped a beat. It was love. And it was SO much bigger and nicer inside than I thought it would be! I mean, where I’m living now…there’s no Trader Joe’s. There’s no Whole
Foods. 😦 But! We have BJ’s!!! 🙂 I’ll write the contact info for this place in Victorville at the bottom of this post. Hey–I’m here to help.

I was greeted by a very friendly employee named Eric who was terribly HELPFUL! He gave me a tour of the store’s gluten-free products! How sweet! And the store has everything gluten-free very clearly marked, which made my shopping über-easy.

This is what I bought:

So disappointing. :*(

Yah, so I bought these and ripped into them right when I got into my car since I was sooooo excited to be eating GLUTEN-FREE cookies. WELL, my excitement was quickly extinguished when I bit into one. BLECH. BARF. BLAH. This company missed the mark. Like, they were aiming for ___here____  but they ended up landing

all

the………………..way………………….

over……………………………………………………..______here______.

They used SORGHUM FLOUR (aka, Milo flour) which is *supposed to* have NO FLAVOR/TASTE…so I’m figuring the cookies’ sweetness tasted “off” to me because they used grape, apple and pear juice concentrates as well as date paste and brown sugar puree. That’s a lot of different “sweet stuff,” isn’t it? They also put in some rosemary extract…for what? I didn’t taste that in the cookies but the sweetness was not normal. It tasted kind of chemically, actually. Not normal. Not like normal sugary sweet. It could be from all of those fruit juice concentrates. Who knows? This brand is ICK. PASS!!!!! I’ll pass, thank yew ver-y much.

Here it is next to a Burt's Bees container. ^-^ They're small cookies...but thick and ICK anyway!

BJ’s HEALTH FOODS
12125 Balsam Road (at the corner of Bear Valley)
Victorville, CA 92395
760-955-6789  <—call them ’cause I know they have more locations. 😀

I definitely recommend BJ’s to ANYONE who is interested in Health Products, though. They have RAW stuff…good, organic produce…and a great staff. ^-^ Cheers!

“Why bother eating pre-packaged, ‘gluten-free’ breads and desserts that taste like toxic poison when I can make my own stellar, RAW breads and desserts? It’s a no-brainer!!!” —CT…who else?!

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February 1, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Health, High Desert Life, RAW!!!!, Reviews of Stuff!, Uncategorized.

2 Comments

  1. Melissa replied:

    You should make the cookies I recommended. The snickerdoodles. If you want chocolate chip hold the cinnamon and sugar and add chocolate chips. If you want a brownie like cookie add cocoa powder.

    • grasshoppergrrl replied:

      You know what!? I MADE THOSE! And I had #3 really badly. Like, every time I ate a few of those cookies…I got #3. =/ Hrrrmmmm. Dunno if it’s so much coconut oil or what? So DEELISH, though! Yah, they’re good cookies.

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