Friday, May 01, 2009

BISCOTTEA GF Shortbread - yumm!

I recently tried a sample of BISCOTTEA gluten-free shortbread cookies. Oh, my my! These are so good I'll be looking for them for myself, even though I don't require the gluten-free option. I'm very excited about these cookies for my gluten-free friends! The cookies are fantastic. They come in three shortbread flavors: chai tea, early grey and blueberry. All three are really good. The texture is great (I find texture as the biggest turnoff for some GF items). I would recommend these cookies for everyone!

The cookies were recently launched at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. The BISCOTTEA company, based in Seattle, has been featured on several TV shows and in numerous other publications. (See the website for a list of stores that carry the products.) I am really digging the graphic design of the company's home page and its tea tag line, "Real shortbread created with real tea for real tea lovers." They have a coffee shortbread product set, too.

According to the press info, the gluten-free line was launched from one of the co-owner's work with children with autism. Some autistic kids show improvement when using a gluten-free diet.

I'm quite impressed, both with the product itself, and with the company's good intentions.

9 comments:

zenabu said...

Yay! Do you know if they are also dairy free and egg free? I can't find their ingredients list anywhere on the website.

Melanie said...

Awesome! I just went to their website to see where they are sold, and I think I found a new teahouse in my area! Thanks!

Steph said...

Zenabu - Here is the list of ingredients on the GF blueberry cookie. Gluten-free all purpose flour (garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, white sorghum flour, fava bean flour), sorghum flour, butter, sugar, cornstarch, xanthan gum, organic white tea, organic natural blueberry flavor, baking soda, salt.

I don't see any local providers, but I am going to suggest it to BF and SM.

Amanda said...

Steph, I bought two boxes at the Pier 1 in town. They weren't the gluten free kind, though. I got mint and Earl Grey. I didn't care for them. I tried the mint, but still have the Earl Grey. You're welcome to it, if you're interested.

Steph said...

Amanda - I'll take you up on it. I did really enjoy them. Thank you!

sweetcakes said...

These look interesting. I'll have to give these a try. And what a pretty plate that they're sitting on. ;)

parTea lady said...

These are good. I've tried the blueberry flavor and chai and enjoyed both, especially the chai.

mep said...

Chai shortbread sounds divine. I shall investigate for myself!

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