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Touchdown Toaster Pastries

February 8, 2013
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Call me jaded but I’ve tasted a LOT of gluten-free products in my lifetime.  So when I opened a box of Glutino Toaster Pastries, I did not expect to be wowed.  Nor did I anticipate the flood of memories that harkened back to my gluten-filled childhood when Pop Tarts® were standard breakfast fare.

So with a bit of ennui, I opened the foil and instinctively slid the toaster pastry into my toaster oven.  After all, that’s what we did when I was a child.  Glutino Toaster Pastries can actually be eaten without toasting, I noticed later.

The first tip off that this might exceed my expectation – - it didn’t crumble or break when I transferred the pastry from the pouch to the toaster.  It toasted to a golden hue and I removed it to a napkin to cool slightly.  Again, no breakage.

Then I broke off a piece.  This one had an apple cinnamon filling.  “Wow.” I thought.  These are flaky, really delicious and not cloyingly sweet.  I told myself I would eat only half, even though each one is only 160 calories.   But one bite led to another and another and I ate the WHOLE THING.

The next day, I tried a strawberry Toaster Pastry.  This time I was sure I could stop at half. I broke off a piece, then another.  Before I knew it, I had eaten the WHOLE THING again.

As I nibbled, I reflected on what a wonderful addition this is to our gluten-free choices.  There really is nothing like it.  And for a moment, I was wistful.  “Too bad we didn’t have these when my son was a child,” I thought.  But as an adult, I am sure he’ll still enjoy them and I’ll try to save one for him – maybe.

I think Glutino has scored a touchdown with Toaster Pastries.  Now, if you’ll excuse me, there’s one more left and it’s calling my name.

Beth Hillson

P.S. I hear these will be available in stores all over the U.S. by May 1.

30 Responses to Touchdown Toaster Pastries

  1. Why do we have to wait til May to try these? My daughter is gluten free and I would love to get her some for Easter. When ever` they become available I will have to order them as there is nowhere on this island that carries anything gluten free. Thanks for coming up with new items.

  2. Rachel Savageau says:

    These toaster pastries are awesome!!! Thank you SOOO much for making them!! This is one thing I honestly really missed and I am not someone who sits around missing gluten. These are really great! Thank you thank you!!!!

  3. Jessica D says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THESE! I have missed having toaster pastries since I went gluten free in 2009. After many failed attempts at making my own from scratch, I had given up on ever finding a gluten free replacement. My husband just came home with a package of each flavor today and I absolutely love them!

  4. elaine says:

    Where can I buy Glutino toaster pasteries in New Jersey? Thank you

  5. Antoinette H says:

    How do I get my hands on these. My 2 year old just found out he can’t have gluten and this is the one thing he asks for daily. From Bloomington,IL

  6. pam says:

    YUMMY!!!! i found these at whole foods and couldn’t wait to try both of the flavors and now i’m hooked. Thank you so much for coming up with the idea :)

  7. Heather says:

    Where can I get these???? I’ve seen them posted on FaceBook, but have been unable to locate any. I tried Weis, Wegman’s and Whole Foods Market. Yes, the triumvirate of W’s all CLAIMED to carry them, but no such luck. I miss Pop Tarts like nobody’s business, and I have the WORST craving that was only made worse by Eco-Planet’s evil rendition of a toaster pastry. They were gummy, hard to chew and less than fruity/too sweet. Please help! Your products have saved our cravings more than once (my husband and I both HAVE to eat GF, not by choice–I’m allergic, he’s celiac). We love your bagels, pretzels and crackers and cookies! We love GF Pantry cake and bread mixes. I even splurge on other Glutino items occasionally, too.
    Thank you so much!

  8. Sandra says:

    My health food store already has them on the shelves. I just came across them today for the first time, and I was thrilled!! I couldn’t believe my eyes. I think I might cry. I was just saying the other day how much I miss Pop Tarts (big part of my childhood too). Thank you Glutino!!

  9. Kristin Tulip says:

    I could never express how much I have missed Poptarts! We’ve tried to make them ourselves and although they taste great, they are very time consuming to make. I am beyond excited about trying this — just wish it was brown sugar cinnamin like the original rather than apple cinnamin :(

  10. patti says:

    Since I was diagnosed w/Celiac 4 years ago, one of things I missed most was, oddly enough – Pop Tarts! It seemed there was a substitute for everything else I could want, so when I found these @ Whole Foods I was excited but skeptical. Well, these have exceeded my expectations! I just can’t wait until they are easier to find!

  11. Kim Tuncy says:

    I just tried the toaster pastries at the Gluten-Free expo in Charlotte, NC. THEY WERE AWESOME!!!!!! I think I may have had tears in my eyes as I savored every bit of it. Thank you, Glutino. I hope they come to a store in Myrtle Beach, SC very very soon!

  12. Jen Robbins says:

    Glutino Toaster Pastries are out-of-this-world AWESOME!!! Thanks, thanks, THANKS for an amazing product. I’m so happy that they are DAIRY-FREE as well. If Glutino creates a DAIRY-FREE, G-F glazed donut that tastes equally amazing, I will have found heaven on earth. Glutino rocks!!!

  13. Sue V says:

    We went gluten free in 2003 when my children were diagnosed at ages 10, 8, and 6. I now have a 20 year old college student who was a happy as a kid in a candy store with these and the pleasant memories they evoked. Wonderful to find something gluten free that is good enough that I would eat it even if I didn’t have to. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

  14. Becky says:

    Oh goodness–these were AMAZING. Like the person who posted previously, I have tried time and again to make my own toaster pastries with terrible results (one batch went into the oven so beautifully and came out with dough/jam all over every inch of the cookie sheet–we couldn’t get the jam off, so we had to toss the cookie sheet). I realized it was not worth the effort. When I saw these in the store, I almost cried. When I tasted them for the first time, I was blown away. My husband overwhelmingly prefers them to Pop Tarts and I wish I had told him they were super yucky so I could have them all to myself! Thank you thank you thank you!

  15. debra says:

    Blueberry!!!! :)

    please

  16. Carol Blackwell says:

    Where in Houston Texas can these be found? I have not located them anywhere

  17. Nancy says:

    Thank You so much for making these. I really missed being able to eat toaster pastries and was thrilled to find these. They taste great, thank you, thank you!!!

  18. Lisa Banke-Humann says:

    Are pop tarts with frosting and sprinkles no the way? These are such a great treat for children who are gluten free but frosting and sprinkles added would be grand.

  19. Robin Lym says:

    These are fantastic! How about adding a chocolate flavored one? Oh, how I’ve missed chocolate Pop Tarts!

  20. michelle says:

    Thank you for making poptarts! We just got them at our wal-mart last week… I tried them, and LOVED THEM! Thank-you for making a tasteful gluten free breakfast product :)

  21. Tim says:

    Brown Sugar Cinnamon would be awesome…..pleasssseeeee!!!!)))

  22. Kelly says:

    Please make blueberry & brown sugar! And with frosting!

  23. jennifer says:

    THANK YOU Glutino! I had no idea these existed until I saw a box in my local walmart. Sooooo yummy. Absolutely perfect.

  24. Casey M says:

    Where in the Buffalo area can I buy these?

  25. Amy says:

    Chocolate for my son, please! Now a high-school graduate, he’s been missing chocolate pop tarts since the third grade.

  26. Jennie says:

    Too salty. 320mg of sodium. All i taste is the salt. Ugh

  27. Pattie White says:

    I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but it would be wonderful if the toaster pastries had a juicier filling, or more of it.I did enjoy them; just a bit on the dry side.

  28. Jeanna says:

    BROWN SUGAR CINNAMON!!!!! EVERYONE’S THINKING IT!! They would sell better than the strawberry and apple flavors COMBINED. Please consider it!!!

  29. sascha says:

    Good, but where is the icing? Please make ones with icing, we are all in agreement here in bc!

  30. Suzi says:

    I love the Glutino toaster pastries!!! But the most recent box I purchased is not the same. The breading is more like a pastry crust than pop tart crust. Please tell me I have a random miss in quality control and that you have not changed the recipe.

    Sincerly,
    Suzi the daily Strawberry Toaster Pastry eater.

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