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Thursday, August 18, 2011

French Meadow Bakery

For the longest time, I kept lingering at the freezer section, looking at this box of brownies. I was never a brownie lover until adulthood, so I'm pretty picky about my brownies. Are these worth the money? The picture on the box looks good, but that doesn't mean anything. After months of dancing with these questions, I finally bought some- back in May, I believe, at the Co-op.

I loved that they came individually wrapped. Not too big, not too small. I wasn't overly impressed with the first one, but not at all disappointed. I had another one the next day. It was pretty good. By the time I got to the end of the box, I was disappointed that they were gone. French Meadow Bakery for the win!

I couldn't believe I hadn't heard of other people talking about this company because this seemed like a pretty high-quality product. No gimmicks, just goodness.

The Dash-In uses their bread if you want a GF sandwich. I haven't been there, but I've only heard good things.

When I saw some cupcakes at Meijer (who also carries the brownies), I knew I had to try them after the brownies success. These were awesome from the start. Again, they're not too big, not too small. The glob of frosting on them satisfies the inner child adequately. I even ate one for breakfast one time, after my usual Larabar and Stonyfield or Brown Cow yogurt. Fun, fun!!

A few weeks ago, I found some pizza crusts from French Meadow at A&B Natural Foods. Well duh, I have to try it!

This pizza is the closest I have come so far in the GF world to the pizza baking experiences I had working at a gluten pizza place in high school and college. It's a blob of frozen dough in its own pan, ready for toppings and an oven. It filled out the pan perfectly and didn't stick at all. Clean-up is easy with this pan of course, and you could even eat it straight from the pan. My toddler liked it too, and she gets a bit picky about bread-y products.

I don't know why more people aren't publicly singing the praises of French Meadow Bakery, but I definitely want to get the word out for you to try this stuff out. I'll leave you with pictures of our two pizzas from last week:


  1. You should try the gluten free pizza @ Red Angel Pizza on Lima Road! It's the they also carry gluten free brownies and gluten free beer to wash it all down with. :)

  2. Cheeseburger in Paradise in Fishers uses French Meadow Bakery Hamburger buns. Soooo good!

  3. I love French Meadow! I had their tortillas at a GF workshop a couple years ago and liked them so much that I started ordering them online directly from French Meadow. Unfortunately, FM stopped running their online store and I haven't been able to find the tortillas since then. They were the closest thing to regular flour tortillas I've ever had, I used them for wraps almost every day when I could get them.

    The cookies in the freezer section are great, too. I like to just take one out of the box at a time and pop it in my toaster oven! :)

  4. Red Robin also offers their (French Meadow Bakery) GF buns for hamburgers. It was so good, I worried I was given a regular bun, until I didn't get sick. Red Robin even sold me 4 to take home. YUMMY!!!

  5. That was exactly my experience the first time I had a GF bun at Red Robin- that poor waiter had to think I was nuts for as many times as I asked if it was really a GF bun. I could barely eat it!

  6. Red Robin ROCKS!