Thursday, September 25, 2014

Dufflet® Launches Gluten-Free Desserts

Dufflet Pastriesthe Canadian bakery founded by Dufflet Rosenberg, is set to launch an expanded product line of gluten-free treats coming this fall (#DuffletGF). 

The brand's gluten-free desserts are certified by the Canadian Celiac Association and are hand-crafted with premium gluten-free ingredients. Each dessert stems entirely from natural sources and contain no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives, no hydrogenated fats or oils, and no mono-diglycerides. 

Dufflet® (Twitter: @dufflet, Facebook: Dufflet Pastrieswill launch their gluten-free line in stores across Ontario and Quebec in the fall, which will consist of the following items:

Carrot Cakelet® – Moist carrot cake with cream cheese icing.
Chocolate Cakelet® – Devil’s Food chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and dark 
chocolate glaze.
Pink Velvet Cakelet® – A new twist on a classic favourite, Dufflet’s cocoa and spice 
cake with natural pink cream cheese icing. 

Lemon Tarts – French tart with lemon curd baked in a sweet butter crust.
Fudge Tarts – Dark chocolate filling in a dark chocolate crust, topped with bittersweet 
ganache and white chocolate shavings.

Devil’s Food Cupcakes & Heavenly Vanilla Cupcakes – Classic cupcakes without the 
gluten and packed with sweet flavour. 

Chocolate Chunk Brownie – Chewy fudge brownie with dark chocolate chunks.
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroon – Chewy, moist, and sweet coconut dipped in 
delicious dark chocolate.

(Photos from Dufflet)

So does going gluten-free mean eliminating taste? Let's find out! I received a pack of Dufflet®'s Gluten-Free Chocolate Fudge Tarts yesterday.

Each pack comes with two 3" tarts.

The chocolate fudge tart consists of dark chocolate filling in a dark chocolate crust, topped with bittersweet ganache and white chocolate shavings.

I tend to be very skeptical when it comes to "gluten-free" (or "sugar-free") foods, especially in pastries, baked goods, and sweets. Once I hear the words "gluten-free" I immediately assume that they won't taste good. To be honest, because I don't have Celiac disease I will probably never deliberately choose gluten-free foods. That being said, Dufflet® did a fantastic job with these chocolate fudge tarts. I would've never guessed they were gluten-free. The tarts were rich, decadent, and as scrumptious and as satisfying as any chocolate dessert. Delicious! In this case, eliminating gluten from your diet definitely does not mean sacrificing flavour.

Want to win a gluten-free Cakelet® from Dufflet®? Here's your chance! Their Facebook contest ends on Sunday, September 29 at 11AM so get on it! 

 *This is a sponsored post. The opinions and views expressed on this post are my own*