For people with celiac disease like my wife, Jackie, eating gluten-free is serious business. That's why she looks forward to grocery shopping before Passover and being able to choose from the expanded selection of cakes and cookies made with potato starch or coconut and other foods that replace wheat with ingredients she can actually digest. The season has inspired her to compose this jingle sung to the tune, usually heard around Christmas, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year."

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Market shelves lined with care for the Passover fare,

It's when celiacs eat without fear!

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

 

It's the hap-happiest season you see.

There's matzo and taiglach,

Kugel and kreplach

And most gluten-free!

It's the hap-happiest season for me.

 

Those with gluten allergies

Don't count the calories

They grab for the cakes, pies, and cheer.

They inhale Parve like vacuums

Not needing the bathrooms like

They do the rest of the year!

 

It's the most wonderful eats of the year!

Things made without flour

We quickly devour

'Cause they'll soon disappear.

It's the most wonderful time ,

It's the most gluten-free time,

It's the hap-happiest time of the year!

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