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Glutino Strawberry Toaster Pastry Review

Glutino Strawberry Gluten Free Toaster Pastry

Glutino Strawberry Toaster Pastry

Pop-tarts were a staple growing up in my house. I grew up with the frosted ones but as I got older I learned to like the unfrosted ones best. They at least “seemed” more healthy. When I found out I was Celiac 3 years ago I felt like I lost all connection with breakfast convenience foods. I was overjoyed to read the Glutino facebook announcement that they were coming out with gluten free strawberry toaster pastries. I couldn’t wait for them to come to a store near me. I lucked out in a big way. I entered a facebook contest by submitting a comment on Glutino’s facebook page. They had no knowledge that I was an aspiring food blogger. I won! I won a whole huge box of Glutino products which I will be posting reviews for in the next couple of weeks. I am not nor have I ever been endorsed by Glutino to write these reviews. I just thought this would be a good use of my blog space and a fun thing to blog about. Okay enough about me winning (Hey’ I’m excited I’ve never actually won anything before) and on to my review.

The first thing I noticed when I opened the package was the thickness of these pastries compared to other brands, these babies are twice as thick. Glutino did not waste valuable pastry space on a dry cardboard-like edge like other companies do. The second, and most smile worthy, thing I noticed was the strawberry filling peeking out of both ends of the pastry. They filled these up to eleven with extra strawberry goodness. The Glutino Strawberry Toaster Pastry was overflowing with real strawberry flavor and was perfectly sweet without leaving me feeling like I may have developed a cavity in the process. Let me get back to that lovely crust I mentioned a few sentences ago. This crust deserves a whole sheet of shiny gold star stickers! The texture and flavor are just that amazing. The crust of Glutino’s Strawberry Toaster Pastry is thicker than a normal Pop-tart with flakey air pockets. Now you might be thinking “Air pockets in a gluten free baked good? That’s impossible!” You heard me correctly though I did indeed say air pockets. You may remove your jaws from the floor now. 🙂 The crust reminded me of a cross between a Toaster Strudel and a Pop-tart in all the right ways. It doesn’t have the Pop-tart style cardboard flavored crust or Sahara dry crunch. It doesn’t leave you with the Toaster Strudel greasy fingers and mouth feel. It it has just the right ratio of crustiness and softness. I can’t find any better words to describe it other than YUM! It is a win win in flavor and texture. Who actually drove to Walmart at 10 pm just to buy a toaster? Yup, that’s right, this girl did! A toaster may seem like a mundane kitchen appliance to most people, but I love kitchen gadgets and I was excited. The smell of toaster pastry cooking in my new toaster was almost too good to be true. I wanted to devour it before it even cooled enough to remove it. In summary, the Glutino Strawberry Toaster Pastries are excellent straight from the package for an on the go snack but are well worth the 30 seconds in the toaster for the added toasty flavor and warm flaky crust.

Rating by lclark: 5.0 stars
*****

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5 comments

Emily

I love the toaster pastries from Glutino!!!! I think at this point only Whole Foods sells them (at least that I can find.) As there is not one in town, I stock up everytime I pass a WHole Foods in my travels. They are even delicious without warming them!

Christina

I’m eating mine right now! At first, I misses the frosting, but as I started getting into it more…oh so good! I actually found mine at Walmart! There were only 2 boxes left!
So worth it! Mmmmmm.

Ruth

I am so glad I found your website! I keep seeing these at the grocery store and have always wondered whether they’re good or not but after reading your review I’ll definitely give them a try 🙂

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