Something New: A Product Review
Okay guys, this last year has been a year of change for me both personally and in my business, Salima’s Kitchen. I booked my largest event yet and served 50 people with the help of my partner, Steve. My blog earned it’s first ten dollars off affiliate links and ads. I started managing the social media accounts for a small business here in Portland. This blog post on Raised Gluten Free will be a first product review on my website.
I’ve been making an effort to ride the wave of opportunities and changes that come my way. It isn’t always easy and there have been months when no new opportunities appear. Luckily, I’ve met a few fellow female business owners who have really influenced my journey. Whether they inspire me from afar or directly invest and believe in my business, it makes such a difference to have a community of women who understand what it takes to run a business.
Raised Gluten Free
Recently, an employee from the woman owned company, Raised Gluten Free, contacted me about my blog. She mentioned that my focus on gluten free and allergy friendly ingredients was something that their company connected with. They offered to send me a box of their products, FOR FREE, to try out and provide my thoughts on. Upon researching their brand further, I realized this was one of very few gluten, soy, tree nut, peanut, dairy and egg free baked goods on the market.
This is no small deal to me. I can’t tell you how many times I struggle at the grocery store trying to find a cookie or donut or brownie that is gluten & soy free. It’s impossible 99% of the time.
Of course, I said yes to their offer and skeptically awaited my package. I saw skeptically because the 1% of the time I am able to find a product I can eat, it usually tastes like chalk. It’s hard out here for people with food allergies. As hopeful as I was that their product lived up to the truly impressive story of their business, I didn’t want to get my hopes up.
Get to the Product Review, Salima!
A few days went by and my Raised Gluten Free package arrived, right on time, in an insulated box that kept all the contents frozen. Here are the products I received (all gluten free, soy free, nut free, vegan, Top 8 Free):
- chocolate chip cookies
- double chocolate fudge cookies
- lavender shortbread cookies
- citrus zest shortbread cookies
- chocolate marbled cookies
- vegan quiche
- vegan pot pie
- chocolate creamless pie
- dutch apple pie
This product review is 100% not sponsored. I received this package from the wonderful women at Raised Gluten Free and I am writing this because the products I received were truly delicious. It was the highlight of my week coming home to so many different kinds of cookies, all made with ingredients I could enjoy without feeling worried or guilty.
My fiance, Steve, has no food allergies and enjoyed every flavor with me! I recommend trying their products whether you have allergies or not. Our favorite product was probably a tie between the chocolate chip cookies and the double chocolate fudge cookies. But I’m not lying when I say they were all seriously addicting. But don’t take my word for it, check them out here!
Not only were these a treat to eat, I know supporting them means supporting a woman owned, allergy conscious business. And who wouldn’t want to do that?
Make Your Own
Looking for an easy gluten free, soy free cookie recipe to make at home while you wait for your package from Raised Gluten Free? Check out my chocolate chip cookie recipe:
Have a question for me about my product review? Contact me here.