Friday, November 16, 2012

Lucy's Holiday Cookies: Easy Gluten Free Stocking Stuffers!

Lucy's Holiday Cookies: Easy Gluten Free Stocking Stuffers

Odds are that the Gluten Free friend, family member, or coworker on your Christmas/ Holiday list was not so naughty this year as to earn him or herself a nice big, hunk of coal.  But, for anyone not super familiar with Gluten Free eating, finding the perfect stocking stuffer or small gift could pose a bit of a challenge.  So much of a challenge, in fact, that coal might start to look like a decent solution.  Okay!  Maybe that's a stretch...

Over the years the Gluten Free market has become increasingly populated with pre-made food items that are both tasty and pretty affordable. They still, typically, cost a little more than their wheat-containing counterparts but there are a lot of options out there nowadays that won't break the bank.  

Tasty pre-made Gluten Free baked goods, like cookies, are more readily available now than when my father went on the Gluten Free diet about 8 years ago.  In fact, companies like Lucy's are even developing Gluten Free baked goods geared toward the holidays, including their new "Holiday Sugars" and "Chocolate Merry Mint" cookies.  

Both of Lucy's Holiday Cookie varieties satisfy an impressive range of common dietary restrictions; they are:

  • Gluten Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Tree-Nut Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Egg Free
  • Trans-Fat Free
  • Kosher
  • Cholesterol Free
  • All Natural

In other words, whether you're searching for a small item as a gift or stocking stuffer for someone who is Gluten Free, Vegan, allergic to nuts, or lactose intolerant, these cookies have you covered!  

Lucy's elimination of these allergens does not only speak to their interest in individuals practicing a range of specialty diets, it speaks to the company's awareness of an issue plaguing many Gluten Free eaters--a large number of the Gluten Free population, in addition to not tolerating wheat products, suffer a host of other food allergies and sensitivities.  For the individuals with Gluten Free eating requirements and additional food allergies to boot, safe pre-made foods are hard to find, and Lucy's is one of the companies that caters to them.

Lucy's commitment to their Gluten Free and Allergen afflicted client base is readily signaled on their website, which prominently displays their Gluten Free certification, their dedicated production facilities, and the list of allergens the company has made its reputation on excluding from its products. In addition, the website provides a page of Food Allergy Resources including links to support groups and information for persons with Celiac Disease or food allergies.

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