Thursday, July 19, 2012

Marion's Smart Delights is Now Corn and Gluten-Free!

Some exciting news to share...Marion’s Smart Delights® Rolls Out Two Reformulated Mixes Making Life a Little Sweeter, Healthier and a lot More Delightful

Just in time for the Holidays Gluten-Free Cookie & Muffin Baking Mix now corn-free and Lemon Bar Mix now with less corn and a more decadent taste

Marion's Smart Delights® today announced the launch of their reformulated Marion’s Smart Delights® Gluten-Free Cookie & Muffin Baking Mix that is now corn-free. That’s not all! Marion’s Smart Delights® Gluten-Free Lemon Bar Mix has also been reformulated to offer a richer filling, texture and taste by reducing the amount of corn, offering only traces of cornstarch to ensure low sodium. Studies have shown that there is a growing demand for gluten-free and corn-free products among the general population, including those with Celiac Disease who may also be intolerant to the protein found in corn. The versatile, allergy-friendly and Kosher baking mixes can be used to create everything from fancy party treats to vegan, dairy-free, and even heart-healthier versions of scrumptious muffins, cookies, holiday pies, tarts, and delicious lemon bars.

The corn-free and reduced-corn, reduced-sugar, and low sodium mixes are packed with nutritious whole grains, which include quinoa, millet, and amaranth. Marion’s Smart Delights® Gluten-Free Cookie & Muffin Baking Mix and Marion’s Smart Delights® Gluten-Free Lemon Bar Mix allow everyone, including those with Celiac Disease, food allergies and intolerances, diabetes, and special dietary needs to enjoy a happier, healthier relationship with food.

"Knowing that our delicious, nutritious, and allergy-friendly mixes help many customers meet their special dietary needs, it was also important to address the increase of corn allergies for many, especially among those with Celiac Disease," says Marion Braswell, PhD, Founder and President of Marion’s Smart Delights®. “Our mixes have become even more versatile and nutritious by removing and reducing corn from the ingredients, while ensuring our customers of enhanced high-quality baking results and products with superior taste.”

Marion’s Award Winning Gluten-Free and Corn-Free Cookie & Muffin Baking Mix
Our classic mix is low-sodium, offers 8 grams of nutritious whole grain and has only 3 grams of sugar per serving. By adding two ingredients, you can have a delicious, nutritious holiday cookie that bursts with flavor. If you are hungry for more, visit our website for countless allergy-friendly, diabetes-friendly and vegan recipes. See for yourself the unique versatility of this cookie muffin mix. Explore muffins in all varieties as well as carrot cakes and cinnamon raisin bread. Enjoy the only “Scookie” (scone/cookie) recipe in the market. Don’t forget that this cookie & muffin baking mix bakes amazing fruit tarts, as well as holiday delights, such as pumpkin pies and creamy chocolate pumpkin tarts.

Marion’s Gluten-Free Lemon Bar Mix
As the only complete gluten-free, Kosher Lemon bar mix on the market, Marion’s Lemon Bar Mix (bars) brings decadence to a new level. In addition to making it low sodium, reduced sugar, and with nutritious whole grains, we’ve also reduced the corn and made the filling more indulgent. The mix continues to be versatile and can work with most dietary restrictions. The mix is perfect for creating delicious summer recipes, including the raspberry lemon and tropical lemon bars.
Packaged at an allergen-free, certified gluten-free and Kosher-certified facility, Marion's Smart Delights® are available in select stores and can be purchased online: $6.35 for the Cookie & Muffin Baking Mix and $6.75 for the Lemon Bar Mix. Nutritional information, diabetes exchanges, heart-healthy alternatives, and ideas for keeping calories in check are also available.

About Marion's Smart Delights®
Marion's Smart Delights® offers delightfully delicious, simply nutritious allergy-friendly and gluten-free baking mixes. Marion's Gluten-Free Lemon Bar Mix and Marion's Gluten-Free Cookie & Muffin Baking Mix can be adapted for corn-free, dairy-free, diabetes-friendly, vegan, and heart-healthier diets. Founded by Marion Braswell, PhD, the Arlington, VA-based company's baking mixes are low in sodium, contain whole grains like quinoa and amaranth, and include just enough sugar for luscious bakery-shop texture. The products are packaged at a top eight allergen-free, certified gluten-free and Kosher-certified facility. Visit the Marion's Smart Delights website at and follow the company on Twitter and Facebook.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Exciting news from GlutenFreeTravelSite & CSA!

GlutenFreeTravelSite and the Celiac Sprue Association Announce Partnership to Spread the Word about “Gluten Free Friendly” Restaurants and Other Businesses

~Local CSA Chapters to Use GlutenFreeTravelSite as Forum to Share Personal Gluten Free Dining & Travel Reviews and Recommendations

There’s some exciting gluten-free restaurant and industry news to share today!

GlutenFreeTravelSite and the Celiac Sprue Association (CSA) will be working together to further spread the word within the fast-growing gluten free community about the many restaurants and other businesses that safely accommodate patrons on gluten free diets.

For more details about this important initiative, please see today's Press Release.

CSA local chapters and their members will be using GlutenFreeTravelSite's review platform to submit detailed feedback on "gluten free friendly" restaurants, bakeries, markets, hotels, resorts, B&Bs, and cruise lines they visit. By consolidating their dining and travel feedback on GlutenFreeTravelSite, members of CSA's local chapters will be able to share their personal stories with the wider gluten free audience who searches the site for guidance when looking for safe places to eat in their neighborhood -- or in a location where they're traveling.

GlutenFreeTravelSite was launched over four years ago and is the original and most robust source of online gluten free dining and travel reviews. GFTS is excited and honored to be partnering with CSA in this manner -- and looks forward to continuing to give the GF community a place to share their personal feedback on the best places to dine.