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Opinion On Joan's gluten-free Great Bakes

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I just checked out the website, and gosh, everything looks amazing! But the prices--holy cat, $12 for 6 English muffins even before shipping charges? And I looked at the ingredients, and there's nothing expensive there--just cornstarch (89 cents a pound), tapioca (69 cents a pound), rice flour (69 cents a pound), and corn meal (79 cents for 12 ounces). Just like the English muffin recipes in my gluten-free cookbooks!

I'm willing to pay a premium for convenience, but not 20 times what it would cost me to make it myself. I simply can't afford it. :(

If you have bought all the other English Muffins like I have ,and then tasted Joan's you would know that there is something very different about them.The taste,texture appearance are so superior maybe the way they make them is very different. All I know is I threw the others out because they crumble and taste awful.These taste like really good food.

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ATTENTION all you people who are throwing out inedible bagels and other breads!!

I discovered a great way to use these things without having to eat them. :) Take a cheese grater or a food processor (cut the bread or bagels up before you put them in there) and "grate" the whole thing and then put the remaining crumbs in a bag with a bunch of spices that you like - and then you can use them like normal bread crumbs! They're great on chicken or fish or sprinkled on a salad, whatever! I just can't bear to throw out incredibly expensive food, but I can't eat it either. Seriously, some of that stuff has actually made me gag. <shivers>

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If you have bought all the other English Muffins like I have ,and then tasted Joan's you would know that there is something very different about them.The taste,texture appearance are so superior maybe the way they make them is very different. All I know is I threw the others out because they crumble and taste awful.These taste like really good food.

Oh, I absolutely agree with you about all the pre-made English Muffins!

My point, though, is that, unlike bagels, English Muffins are relatively easy to make from scratch (about on the same level as making biscuits from Bisquick), and all the recipes I have tried taste great.

Excellent point from sansglutengirl about inedible gluten-free breadstuff--I have made croutons from too-dry bread (fry cubes in butter, olive oil, garlic, and Italian seasoning) and used crumbs as breading for chicken fingers.

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I am very excited to try the bagels (after Passover of course!) I haven't had a decent gluten-free bagel. The Enjoy Life ones are awful and don't deserve to even be called "bagels".

I CAN NOT WAIT TILL IT IS OVER!!! I MADE A MATZOH THAT TASTES LIKE CARDBOARD AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SINK MY TEETH INTO AN EVERYTHING BAGEL!jOAN'S BAGELS ARE DELICIOUS AND i AM SOO TIRED OF CARDBOARD! IT IS ALMOST OVER.

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For anyone who is interested, and lives in the area, Joans will be at the celiac fair in NY coming up! I am not ordering anything online, I hope she will be selling it there and I can just bring it home without paying a shipping charge.. some vendors will be selling, others I am not sure, but her name was on the vendor list last time I looked!

Hi Tinkerbell, the vendor fair was great,so many people and sellers of all kinds of gluten-free products,It was wonderfull to be able to walk around and just eat and taste everything. The standout was Joan's pizza OMG it is a real pizza. Did yoou try it ?She had about 10 pies made up for sampling and they disappeared in a minute. She is now selling the crusts but ran out right away at the fair. I have not had those blisters in the roof of my mouth in years ,yeah pizza burn. Hers is great!!!

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I got my bagels, muffin and the date nut bread. They are all excellent!! Did you get yours broncobux? I am going in for some surgery and am really happy knowing I have a stash safely in my freezer as my husband will have to cook for me for a couple weeks! Oh, and Joan has said she is going to sell a chewy ready made pizza dough and bread dough soon on her web site! I can't wait. I love knowing I don't always have to make things from scratch, sometimes I'm too busy or sickly. Plus Joan's tastes WAY better! If anyone else tries Joan's, I'd love to hear how you like it.

http://www.gfgreatbakes.com

I started with pizza at the vendor fair,but the English Muffins were gone by the time I got there. I just got my first order today and now I know what you all mean WOW they are ENGLISH MUFFINS,nooks,crannys and taste!The pizza is amazing,the muffins are amazing . I havent made the bagels yet.Cant wait for the Sunday times and some lox and cream cheese

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I know what you mean.

I got my Vegas Celiac Support Group to do a big order from Joan's (to save money on shipping) and so far, it has been a hit!

Love those English Muffins - they taste like the real thing - I make Sausage McMuffins at home with them when I can!

:)

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What are the main ingredients??

Hi Loraleena,As far as I am concerned the main ingrediet is MAGIC ,but there is an ingredients page on the website www.gfgreatbakes.com.Almost all the products are listed.

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Joan ROCKS--- she's got my vote for the best bagels & engllish muffins....

Mamaw, It looks like we both know who makes the best bagels . I come from Brooklyn,the home of the real bagel and joan comes the closest I have ever had

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Mamaw, It looks like we both know who makes the best bagels . I come from Brooklyn,the home of the real bagel and joan comes the closest I have ever had

I didn't really know where to put this. I just wanted to let Joan's fans and any body else who doesn't know her yet to take a look at http;//iamglutenfree.blogspot.com/2007/06/lots-to-share for the latest opinion about her English Muffins. Another fan is born

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