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Le Veneziane Pasta

Posted in Featured Brand on February 12th at 2:33 pm

If you’re looking for a delicious gluten-free pasta offering for your retail location – look no further. Quattrobimbi’s imported Le Veneziane pasta from Molino di Ferro is just the ticket! Perhaps due to their strong preferences for bread, pasta and pastry, Italy is one of the leading producers of gluten-free foods, and Le Veneziane has been the best selling gluten-free pasta brand in Italy for more than 10 years.

Le Veneziane pasta is created from GMO-free corn meal. Thanks to the corn, the pasta is chock full of carotenes (provitamin A) which give it a natural yellow color and it ensures excellent cooking quality of the pasta that tastes great and is easily digestible for those with a gluten intolerance – and it’s even certified Kosher from Italy’s Kosher Union.

The following Le Veneziane pastas are available through Garden Spot Distributors:

186600 Eliche (Rotelle) Corn Pasta

186610 Fettucce (Tagliatelle) Corn Pasta

186620 Penne Rigate Corn Pasta

186630 Rigatatoni Corn Pasta

186640 Spaghetti Corn Pasta

If you’re looking to stock more gluten-free pasta options in your store – you’re in luck. La Veneziane is available in eliche, fettuccini, penne, rigatoni and spaghetti. Your customers will think they’ve been transported to a rustic Italian dinner table, and they’ll surely thank you for it!

 

Three Bakers

Posted in Featured Brand on February 7th at 6:48 am

Three Bakers is a family bakery that was originally started by a father looking to provide a better life for his six children. The bakery quickly became successful and served its local community well into its second generation of ownership without ever giving gluten-free a second thought – until 2002.

Jane, the daughter of the founder of Three Bakers was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2002.  Her husband and head baker at Three Bakers, Dan, made it his mission to make her favorite baked goods gluten-free. After extensive research of alternative flours and binders and many experiments, their gluten-free pizza crust was born.

 

 

Beyond the delicious pizza varieties and the pizza crusts available, Three Bakers also offers a wide variety of gluten-free breads, hamburger rolls and hot dog buns. The following Three Bakers products are available through Garden Spot Distributors:

114525 THREE BAKERS Whole Grain White Bread, 19 oz.

114530 THREE BAKERS 7 Ancient Grain Bread, 19 oz.

114535 THREE BAKERS Rye Style Bread, 19 oz.

114540 THREE BAKERS Whole Grain Hamburger Buns 4pk, 12 oz.

114545 THREE BAKERS Whole Grain Hot Dog Rolls 4pk, 10 oz.

114550 THREE BAKERS Whole Grain Hoagie Buns 4pk, 16 oz.

114555 THREE BAKERS Classic Cheese Whole Grain Thin Crust Pizza, 12 oz.

114560 THREE BAKERS Mild Pepperoni Whole Grain Thin Crust Pizza, 12.5 oz.

114565 THREE BAKERS Sweet Italian Sausage Whole Grain Thin Crust Pizza, 12.5 oz.

114570 THREE BAKERS Thin Whole Grain Pizza Crusts, 12 oz.

114575 THREE BAKERS Herb Seasoned Whole Grain Cubed Stuffing, 12 oz.

 

We hope these products help you introduce baked goods back in your life too, especially if you’re suffering from gluten intolerance. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Tips for Your Customers

Posted in Featured Brand on November 19th at 8:04 pm

Thanksgiving is a huge American tradition, where food is key. For people with Celiacs Disease or a gluten intolerance, a gluten free Thanksgiving can be hard. Not everyone understands the ins and outs of a gluten free diet. Cross contamination can happen and people can get sick as a result. Garden Spot Distributors has a few tips that you can share with your customers to have a safe and successful Thanksgiving.

For starters, the National Association for Celiac Awareness has some great tips for the holiday.  Some of their tips include:

  • Cook the entire meal yourself with only gluten-free recipes and ingredients.
  • If others insist on contributing, ask them to bring non-food items. Suggest extra ice, a bottle of wine, or even fresh flowers or candles for the table.
  • When the inevitable gluten-filled “gift” dish arrives, accept graciously and serve it away from other foods to prevent cross-contamination.

For more of the  NFCA’s tips  go to http://www.celiaccentral.org/celiac-disease-in-the-news/tips-for-your-gluten-free-thanksgiving-8787/rev–2/

You could also print this Gluten-Free Diet Cheat Sheet and share with your customers.

Read more awesome Gluten Free Thanksgiving tips at  http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2008/11/thanksgiving-recipes-tips-for-gluten.html#ixzz2ChGr2IG0

 

Find this Gluten Free recipe for Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole on page 30 of the Garden Spot Distributors Holiday Edition Deals and Delights.

Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole Recipe

 

Check out some more Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/gluten-free-thanksgiving_n_2122254.html 

We hope you and your customers have a wonderful Thanksgiving this year, with or without gluten!

Cocomels

Posted in Featured Brand Product Review on October 9th at 4:54 pm

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Have you tried the “one and only coconut milk caramel”? Made from smooth coconut cream, Cocomels are a mouth watering, natural artisanal treat. Due to the benefits of coconut oil, cocomels are the healthier treat option for Halloween or any of the upcoming holidays. Cocomels are vegan, gluten free, and corn syrup free, made with 100% natural ingredients, including organic sweeteners that deliver a unique and mouth-watering experience.

These decadent treats come in four flavors: Original, Sea Salt, Vanilla, and Java. The best seller, Sea Salt, is made with a sprinkle of Fleur de Sel sea salt. While Vanilla has a much sweeter flavor, and then there is java, made from locally roasted, organic espresso beans. Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of the flavors, they are all a delight!

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  • 240300 Java Cocomels                   SRP $8.69
  • 240310 Original Cocomels             SRP $8.69
  • 240320 Sea Salt Cocomels             SRP $8.69
  • 240330 Vanilla Cocomels              SRP $8.69

Ingredients: coconut cream (coconut cream, xanthan gum), organic brown rice syrup, organic evaporated cane juice, sea salt*.

*Note: Ingredients differ depending on flavor.

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Crio Brü

Posted in Featured Brand Product Review on October 8th at 3:29 pm

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Crio Brü is a new way to think about hot chocolate, it is a more sophisticated hot chocolate. Named after the most prized of cocoa beans, the Criollo, Crio Brü is 100% roasted and ground cocoa beans that brew just like coffee. You can make Crio Brü in a traditional coffee maker and just follow the same directions you would to make coffee or break out your French Press to make a hot or cold Crio Brü. This Cocoa has a lot of flavor and a little bite if you drink it without adding cream or sugar. This is not your average sugary sweet hot chocolate. Each cup of Crio Brü is rich in antioxidants and minerals, is low calorie and low carb and has no fat, sugar, sodium or gluten.

Crio Brü is available in three flavors: Cavalla, Vega Real and Coca River. Cavalla has flavor notes of coconut and cinnamon, Vega Real has flavor notes of strawberries and citrus and Coca River has flavor notes of green banana and blackberries. For an additional treat Crio also offers Crio Beans, Chocolate covered Cocoa Beans.

Crio Brü is available as a minimum of 3 each.

  • 125200 Cocoa River       SRP $12.99
  • 125210 Cavalla                  SRP $12.99
  • 125220 Vega Real            SRP $12.99

Receive a FREE Travel French Press when you buy a case of any of the 3 brewed cocoas: Cocoa River, Cavalla or Vega.

Bodum French Travel Press available as a minimum of 3 each
125250 French Travel Press $10.66 1/16oz SRP $15.99

Crio Beans available as a minimum of 3 each
125260 Chocolate Covered Cocoa Beans $8.01 1/8oz SRP $11.99

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