I'm not a morning person. Actually, that's a bit of an understatement. My husband has referred to pre-8 a.m. me as "the spawn of Hitler and Satan." So every little bit of time I get to spend with my bed is beloved. It used to be, I could hit the snooze a few times, prep for work and stop for breakfast at McDonald's/Dunkin/Insert Any Option here. But now, now I have to think. And plan. And if it sounds like I'm whining, I am. As much as I'd love to enjoy an egg white omelet every morning, unless you're going to make it for me, it's not going to happen.
A couple months ago, I heard Glutino was working on a gluten-free toaster pastry. And when they released it, to Whole Foods only, I stalked my local (and local is still 15 miles away) Whole Foods pretty regularly. And every time I checked, the shelf was empty. These things were selling out as fast as they could stock them. That means they had to be good, right?
Two weeks ago, I had the joy of getting the last box of apple toaster pastries at my Whole Foods. It was a bit banged up, true, but it was there, and I took it home, proud that I didn't tear into it in the car. I do have some self-control.
But when I did break open that box? I was very impressed, because you guys? These things are AMAZEBALLS.
The box claims it's "like biting into paradise," and I will agree, it's pretty close. I went in expecting them to taste like Pop-Tarts, which is a mistake. These aren't iced, but I don't think they need it. They aren't as sweet, and they don't taste as fakey as some of the toaster pastries I used to eat in embarrassingly large quantities. They are really more adult, I guess? For those of us with the, um, refined palate that a gluten-free diet often brings. The taste really reminds me of the apple pies you can get at McDonald's, but not all gluteny. They are no nutritional bargain, but as a treat, I think they're better for you than a lot of things. Full disclosure: these have been dessert for me more often than breakfast, so I still have my dilemma of being lazy and hungry.
Cons: They are about as easy to get ahold of as a special edition Beanie Baby in 1998. Plus, where "real" toaster pastries come two to a sleeve, these are one-shooters. And there's only five per box. So, basically my only complaint is I WANT MORE.