But when I was put on a gluten free diet several years ago, I never thought I would eat an oatmeal cookie ever again.
Freeport, NY (PRWEB) December 8, 2008
When Gail Ochs was diagnosed with celiac disease three years ago, her biggest regret was that she could no longer enjoy her favorite snack: Oatmeal Cookies.
"If there was one thing that got me thru those rainy days, it was the smell of freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookies wafting thru my kitchen," Gail fondly remembered. "But when I was put on a gluten free diet several years ago, I never thought I would eat an oatmeal cookie ever again."
Can oats be part of the gluten free diet? Celiacs have been researching this question for quite awhile and most agree that even though pure oats do not contain gluten, almost all oats produced in the United States are contaminated. They are made in giant factories that also produce wheat, are stored next to wheat grains, and are grown in fields next to wheat. Given these barriers, it's been very difficult, and quite expensive for celiacs to find Gluten Free Oats, let alone Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies.
But, thanks to the ingenuity of Glenn Schacher, the founder of Glenny's, one of the most popular healthy snack brands in the US, celiacs no longer need to mourn the loss of delicious oatmeal cookies. Instead, they can now celebrate the arrival of the first ever, ready-to-eat Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookie.
To ensure the gluten free consumer that Glenny's Oatmeal cookies are certified gluten free, Glenny's has taken the time and money to run gluten testing both at the farms where the oats are grown, and the bakery where the cookies are made.
Mr. Schacher has been searching for years for a way to develop a Ready-to-Eat Gluten Free Oatmeal cookie that he could provide to celiacs worldwide. "Gluten Free Oats are much more expensive than regular oats, because of the Gluten Free inspection process necessary for growing through baking and packing," Glenn explained. "But after painstaking work with several large factories and farms, and constant tinkering in the kitchen, I've been able to develop a Gluten Free Oatmeal cookie that tastes great, has a long shelf-life, and is available at an affordable price!"
Glenny's Gluten Free Oatmeal cookies are now available in two classic delicious flavors: Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin. In addition to being Wheat Free, Glenny's Gluten Free Cookies are All Natural, Non-Dairy, Kosher, and contains 11 Grams of Whole Grains per Serving. Best of all, for those who are watching their weight, each Glenny's Gluten Free Cookie is only 55 Calories.
So what does Gail think of Glenny's new Gluten Free Oatmeal Cookies?
"What a comfort! They taste just like homemade oatmeal cookies," she said. "They have a soft and chewy texture and I'm delighted that I no longer have to compromise my eating pleasure with gluten free health concerns any more!"
Glenny's Gluten Free Oatmeal cookies are now available for purchase online at http://www.glennys.com or at retail stores nationwide.
For more information contact:
CONTACT Zev Birnbaum at Glenny's: 516-377-1400 ext.22