As gold sponsor of the 2nd Annual Special Diets Dessert Party weekend, Goldbaums supplied our guests with a variety of terrific goodies to enjoy including their fabulous ice cream cones and their new quinoa crisps. You can imagine the great excitement that guests had to see truly gluten free & dairy free ice cream cones! These were certainly one of the top hits for products at the party weekend.
If you’ve not heard of Goldbaums, you are missing out on a fantastic gluten free & Kosher company. They carry a variety of products, such as natural brown rice pasta, rice & quinoa crisps, soup accompaniments, and gluten free meals, among others. The company makes sure that each product goes through rigorous testing & tasting which means you’re getting the best of the best when it comes to superior gluten free & dairy free products. All of their products are certified Kosher which is another wonderful hallmark of this company.
|Cocoa Sugar Cones (my personal favorite)|
Perhaps the biggest draw for me was their ice cream cones. Not only are the gluten free, GMO free and vegan but they come in several varieties including traditional vanilla wafer cups and chocolate sugar cones. I’ve never been a sugar cone I didn’t like, and this one exceeded my expectations in all ways. The cocoa sugar cone was the perfect combination of chocolate & sugar cone. Sugar cones are my personal weakness, and to say that I enjoyed these is an understatement. You can bet that I will be heading to my local Winn Dixie (where they carry Goldbaums) to grab more of these. For those that like traditional wafer cones, they will be pleased with the ones that Goldbaums makes. I may be picking up a lot of non-dairy ice cream and making sundaes for a while! It’s a rarity to get a good GF/DF ice cream cone, and this one certainly aims to please. In fact, I would say it was one of the biggest hits at our dessert party weekend festivities! There’s just something about an ice cream cone!
|Traditional wafer cones|
The other terrific dessert party weekend treats that we had were Goldbaums new quinoa crisps. These were so addicting! Each of our guests were treated to the three flavors of crisps: Onion & Garlic, Sea Salt, and Barbeque. Of course, you know that I had to sample some of these treats (Laurie & I needed pre-event fuel!). I adore the crispy texture of the crisps and the unique flavor. The sea salt is a nice light option which really highlights the quinoa flavor. My personal favorite was the onion & garlic which reminded me of sour cream & onion chips from my gluten & dairy eating days! Only these were much more healthful and free of any items that might make me sick. I’m not always a fan of BBQ chips but these were very mild & had a hint of smokiness. All three were definite winners for me, and I could easily see myself enjoying these as a snack or with my lunch.
|Onion & Garlic were my favorites of these!|
Goldbaums also supplied a few treats for both Laurie & I to sample. Laurie will be providing her review on her website (http://lauriesadowski.wordpress.com/) as well, so stay tuned for that. The first thing that I eyed that I was beyond excited to try was the Chow Mein Noodles. These are a bit of a staple at many Chinese restaurants, and they really remind me of my childhood. Long have been the days since I’ve been able to eat something like this, and I admit I always kind of crave these when I’m feeling under the weather and make egg drop soup (one of my favorite “under the weather” treats). You can bet this was one of the first things I dug into in the Goldbaums box of treats.
|My new favorite soup accompaniment|
I made some homemade egg drop soup and opened up that bag of Chow Mein Noodles. They are not only crunchy but they also taste like the ones I remembered from childhood. Added to soup, they were the perfect accompaniment. The didn’t get too soggy and they held up really well to the hot broth. Honestly, it made me just want to make soup over and over again just so I could eat these! I’m hoping that they have these at my local Winn Dixie; otherwise, I’m finding a way to order them online! They will be terrific during the holidays.
|Three kinds of flatbread crisps|
Next up are the flatbread crisps. These are so good. They make the perfect snack with some non-dairy cheese or meat added to them, or even some Daiya cream cheese! As always, I love garlic & onion flavors and so these were definitely my favorite. They are really sturdy crackers–a bit like Wasa or some other flatbread crisp. I was actually thinking that they might be really good broken up into chunks and put into a party mix (like homemade Chex mix) for the holidays. Now you know what I’m going to be doing this year…
The other item I have on hand is the gluten free brown rice pasta, which I haven’t tried yet. That’s on my list of “to-do’s” this week! Once I have tried this, I will be updating my post here so I can share my thoughts–I have no doubt that it will also be high on my list of items that I enjoy!
Overall, I can’t say enough great things about Goldbaums products. I only wish I had a chance to try all of them! From mini GF/DF croutons to GF/DF Israeli couscous and even their Wonder Meals, I kind of want to try it all.
I know both Laurie & I can’t thank Goldbaums enough for their generous support of our dessert party weekend festivities. We are so honored to have had them as a gold sponsor for our event.
*Note: Goldbaums provided items for this product review; however, this review and the opinions written here are my own thoughts.