Pamela's Old Fashioned Walnut Raisin Cookies
Soft, moist, mildly fruit juice sweetened, and loaded with sweet raisins and chunks of nuts for a delicious gluten-free experience.
Made with 50% organic ingredients.
Wheat Free & Gluten Free
Fruit Juice Concentrate (Pineapple, Peach, and Pear Juice); Monounsaturated Safflower Oil; Organic Raisins; Organic Eggs; Organic Rice Flour Base (Organic Brown Rice Flour, Organic White Rice Flour, Organic Tapioca Starch, Organic Sweet Rice Flour, Xanthan Gum); Walnuts; Organic Soy Flakes; Organic Soymilk Powder; Sliced Almonds; Coconut; Non-GMO Soy Lecithin; Gluten-Free Vanilla Flavor (contains corn derivative); Baking Soda; Cinnamon; Xanthan Gum; Sea Salt; Grainless & Aluminum Free Baking Powder (Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Potato Starch).
Pamela Giusto-Sorrells' grandfather, Matthew, in front of the Golden Crescent, circa 1941.In 1941, Pamela Giusto-Sorrells' grandparents owned one of the first health food stores in San Francisco, the Golden Crescent. It was a small neighborhood natural food bakery and store offering "brick-like" rice, soy, and potato/lima bean breads, as well as rice and soy cookies. These were some of the first available gluten-free foods. In her youth, she had one of the few "female" jobs in the bakery as a cookie packer. Even as a child, and then as a bakery employee, "I was continually amazed that dedicated customers were so thankful to find our gluten-free foods. I personally thought these products looked and tasted awful and wondered why people ate them. The typical reply was, 'Let them be happy there is something on the market for them to eat,'" she says.
Always the dessert baker at home, and after all those hours on the cookie line in the family business, she started experimenting with wheat-free baking. The challenge was to make products that tasted so good that no one would be able to tell that they were wheat-free. "My career was born," she says. "In 1988, I left the family business taking one small pallet of my belongings with my first forklift and moved two blocks away." On April Fool's Day, Pamela's Products became an independent business featuring wheat-free and gluten-free foods, each bite prompting the incredulous food lover to ask: "Are you sure these are wheat-free?"
Pamela's, based in Ukiah, Calif., continues to maintain its indulgent reputation by using the finest natural ingredients, and always striving to delight the customer with delicious, decadent wheat-free and gluten-free cookies, biscotti, and baking mixes.