When attending the 2016 Austin Gluten Free Food Allergy Fest in April, I was fortunate to meet Josh, a sales manager at Aleia’s Gluten Free Foods.
Before I even review the product/company, I have to say that I loved the fact that Josh seemed genuinely excited about his product and the company’s vision. He was there because he cares, not to meet a bottom line on product sales. He took quite a bit of time to speak with me and I was impressed by his candidness and knowledge of both his product and how it more than meets the needs of the gluten-free community.
Josh was kind enough to send me home with a couple of Aleia’s products to taste test. I have to say, the Coconut Macaroons were delicious and not all that hard on the waistline compared to some gluten-free cookie calorie and fat gram counts. I shared them with some gals at work who are not gluten-free and they also loved them. I also tried the croutons and liked them. They are the perfect crunch to make a boring salad interesting.
Josh was clear that Aleia’s puts a lot of love in their products. And they have a lot of products! Here are just a few: cookies (almond horns, chocolate chip, chocolate chunk, chocolate macaroons, ginger snaps, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, snickerdoodle and vanilla bean sugar), croutons (classic and parmesan), bread crumbs (Italian and plain), panko crumbs, and a variety of stuffing mixes.
*It is worth noting for my food allergy followers that at this time, the company’s products are only gluten-free. Many of their products do contain nuts or peanut ingredients. Please read the ingredient label and speak with the company directly to inquire about cross contamination to decide if it is safe for you to consume.*
You can buy these products online at Aleia’s website or possibly even find them at your local grocery store. I was recently shopping at my local H-E-B and was excited to come across several Aleia’s products on their shelves.
My thanks to Josh and the crew at Aleia’s for taking the time to speak with me and for creating top notch food for the gluten-free community!