Monday, August 16, 2010
Bisquick -- it now comes gluten free!
This weekend I was shopping and came across this new product at my local grocery store. My friend Bonnie mentioned there was a gluten free Bisquick but I had never seen it. When I noticed it on the grocery shelf, I thought two things: One, this is a product that can help so many people who have problems with celiac disease or are allergic to gluten. And two, there must be so many people who are suffering from this problem -- enough people to make this product marketable. I hope to see more products like this in the future.
The ingredients are rice flour, sugar, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), modified potato starch, salt, and xanthan gum. This does sound gluten free, I haven't tried it yet, but I intend to in the future. I don't know how it rates, compared to the regular product, but if you go to www.bisquick.com you can find plenty of recipes -- some of the old standbys like garlic biscuits and cheese balls and some new ones, too.
What I really liked was the website slogan, "Introducing pancakes that don't leave anyone out." I think that sums it up.