This is the phone conversation I had with my husband, Thomas, on Thursday evening.
Thomas: I just bought you so many gluten-free treats that you might go into a diabetic coma!
Me: Are you serious!? What did you find?
Thomas: I bought cookies and cakes, and jelly rolls and cakes, and brownies and cakes...
Me: Did you take a picture of the display for my blog?
Thomas: No, I bought everything. You can take your own picture. They were on the "seasonal table" so I just bought one of everything.
Now THAT is true love! I am so blessed to have a supportive husband who "gets it". Even though he isn't gluten free, he understands that I have to be, so when he learns of a new product that he thinks I might like, he goes above and beyond to make sure I have it! I am blessed.
Last week, I got a private message on Facebook from a friend that I met last year in the gluten-free section of a grocery store, and she was telling me that she found fresh, gluten-free treats in the bakery section of her local Kroger on Poplar Avenue in Memphis, TN. I live in a neighboring state, so it wasn't convenient for me to go that day. I looked in every Kroger within a 25-mile radius and none of the bakery employees had seen or heard of these gluten-free treats. They just kept pointing me to the freezer case. My dear husband happened to be working in the area of that Kroger on Thursday and stopped on his way home. He hit the motherload! Every gluten-free product made by Lilly's Bake Shoppe in New York was available at this particular Kroger and he bought it all: Rainbow Bars, Raspberry Roll, Apricot Roll, Chocolate Seven Layer Cake, Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Assorted Cookies...it was all mine (and Nathan's because he can't eat gluten either)!!
We didn't understand why the other local Kroger stores didn't stock this product, but after examining the labels I knew why these "seasonal" items were there. The Kroger on Poplar is located near the Jewish Community Center and these products are labeled kosher for Passover. Out of curiosity, I visited the Lilly's Bake Shoppe website, to see what other products may be available. This Kroger had it all! But since Lilly's is closed until May 8th in observance of Passover, I guess there's no way to get more anytime soon. I'm so thankful that we're all stocked up! I'm happy to know that if Kroger doesn't get another shipment of these sweet treats this year, I have something to look forward to for next year. In the meantime, I can order online from Lilly's Bake Shoppe! Happy Passover!
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