Thanks to a review I read of some gluten casein free treats, I went to the website of Shabtai Gourmet and made a purchase.
"Shabtai Gourmet is committed to servicing individuals with multiple allergens by baking our cakes & cookies in an allergen free dedicated bakery. All of the ingredients that pass through our doors are Gluten Free, Casein Free, Lactose Free, Soy Free, and Dairy Free. We are certified Kosher for Passover and Kosher Parve – otherwise known as Dairy Free- by the OK Kosher Supervision."
Besides the wonderful looking bakery goods at the site they offer free shipping on all orders in the US. I am ready to place my second order with them. I was pleased with the entire process and highly recommend Shabtai Gourmet to anyone, whether following a gluten casein diet or not. Their products are that good. My family is not following any particular lifestyle diet. My teenage son loved the Marble Loaf Cake and I devoured the cake roll and gourmet chocolate chip cookies in record time.
My son Nicholas has a birthday next month and instead of getting a cake from Stone Cold Creamery I will place an order for a special cake for him. I sent goodies to my son Matthews special education class for Halloween and Valentines Day and will be getting a box of the Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies for his classroom to enjoy. There are a total of 5 kids, three aides and one Teacher.
The Marble Loaf has the following ingredients:
whole eggs, sugar, potato starch, cottonseed oil, tapioca starch, cocoa natural flavor emulsion, salt
The allergen in the Marble Loaf Cake is eggs. It is also made in a facility which processes nut products. There are 120 calories per serving with six servings total. The plastic containers are easy to open and close.
The cookies tasted so good with all those chips on every single cookie. The ingredients consist of:
potato starch, sugar, whole eggs, cottonseed oil, tapioca, apricot kernel, almond, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, cinnamon, natural flavor, salt
They do contain nuts and eggs. The package is ten ounces, 6 grams of sugar, zero trans fat, 1 gram of fiber and 2 grams protein. A serving is considered one ounce with ten servings total in the package. 120 calories per serving. It is recommended to sell by 6-15-09.
I could detect the cinnamon, which is good as this is my favorite spice and I regularly have cinnamon bread. I liked how the chips stayed on the cookie and they were not very crumby, meaning more in my mouth than on the plate.
I really like chocolate cake rolls and was delighted to know that Shabtai Gourmet makes a Swiss Chocolate Cake Roll. The roll and loaf were packaged in a plastic wrap seal that was reusable. Both stayed firm on their trays and were easy to slice with a knife. I kept both in the refrigerator.
The Swiss Chocolate Cake Roll contains - Potato starch, whole eggs, sugar, partially hydrogenated palm oil, cocoa, cottonseed oil, tapioca starch, natural and artificial flavor (vanillin), salt
There are 290 calories with 6 servings. I added some ice cream and chocolate syrup to the last piece for a decadent dessert. The prices for the three items I ordered were very reasonable. With the free shipping I did consider ordering more than one item, but opted to try them out to make sure the taste was satisfactory. The taste surpassed my expectations - they have a new customer with me. Gourmet Chocolate Chip Cookies are $7.80, Marble Cake Roll is $6.45 with the Swiss Chocolate Cake Roll costing just $6.99.
Also available at www.shabtai-gourmet.com is the following goodies:
Gluten Free Apricot Roll
Glutren Free Brownie Bites
Gluten Free Sponge Cake Loaf
Gluten Free Fudge Brownie
Gluten Free Lady Fingers
Gluten Free Ring Ting Cupcakes
Gluten Free Meltaway Crumb Cookie
Gluten Free Rainbow Cookie Squares
Pread Crumbs - Gluten Free Bread Crumb Substitute
The baked goods from Shabtai Gourmet arrived with large zipped bags that contained Therma-Frost ice packs, that are still in my freezer for future use. I had a better overall shopping experience with them.