The halcyon days of summer are here and instead of enjoying the last sweltering days of the season, I've been slaving away at work, hence the lack of posts recently. But I'm here again and I'm making my comeback with an end of summer giveaway sponsored by the lovely folks at Katz Gluten Free - woot! Katz, purveyor of 40 different gluten-free products, recently debuted a new look, and added some new products to their lineup: apple pie, sugared snack poppers and a coffee bundt cake that is a sight to behold. Their new treats are not for the faint of heart, and even though they are gluten, dairy and soy free, they are still quite decadent.
The Sugared Snack Poppers, a gluten-free take on butter sugar cookies, are good, but quite dry. They were reminiscent of those Danish cookies in the blue tin, but didn't quite have the same texture. I'm not super fond of butter cookies to begin with, so these didn't last long in my kitchen.
The Apple Pie was another story, during a particularly dreadful day, I wanted something comforting for dessert and the Apple Pie was there to cuddle me and tell me it was going to be ok. Seriously though, the apple pie is really quite good, and tastes very similar to the real thing. I actually found it to be better than the Whole Foods brand gluten-free apple pies as the crust was on the flakier side and had a buttery taste. You can try the pie for yourself using this coupon code on KatzGlutenFree.com: SummerPie1 (you'll save $4 on an apple pie).
The Coffee Bundt Cake intrigued me from the start with the container of frosting set into the middle of the packaging. The frosting was actually quite easy to prepare, requiring about 30 seconds in the microwave. You drizzle it over the cake and it looks like you spent hours in the kitchen.
The texture of the cake reminded me of carrot cake in a way, but with a subtle coffee hint. The frosting is quite sweet and also coffee flavored.
Onto the giveaway! Katz is offering you two chances to win some of their products, the first opportunity is to win a box filled with Katz Gluten Free products. You have until August 15th, and you can only enter on their website, so hurry on over to submit.
The second opportunity to win is right here on Misterbelly, where you can enter to win a mystery package of 5 Katz Gluten Free products! To enter, all you have to do is post a comment telling me what your favorite Katz product is, or if you haven't tried any Katz products, tell me which one you want to try most.
Enter by 11:59 PM EST on August 31st. One winner will be selected randomly and announced on Friday, September 2. Giveaway open to residents of the continental 48 states. Misterbelly.com does not guarantee condition of product upon receipt. Prize shipped directly from Katz Gluten Free.
Get 2 entries by following me on Twitter and posting a comment below with your Twitter name and your favorite Katz product.
*Update: The winner of the giveaway is Kathy! Thank you to everyone who entered. Check back for another giveaway this month!