Cappello’s Gluten-Free Pastas and Cookie Dough – Review and Giveaway | Rachel Begun, MS, RD

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Cappello’s is a company near and dear to my heart.

I moved to Boulder, Colorado (from New York) on June 9, 2013.  Saturday, June 15th was my first trip to the Boulder Farmers Market, a truly awesome outdoor farmers market.  As I was strolling through the market and falling in love with it, I came across Cappello’s FRESH gluten-free and grain-free pastas (fettuccine, gnocchi and lasagna sheets).  Fresh gluten-free pasta…I just had to try it.

I bought a package of the gnocchi, my favorite pasta by far, and absolutely fell in love with it. Not just because it tasted great and had a wonderful texture, but because I liked the ingredients statement. I remember exactly how I prepared it that first time: with Hazel Dell Mushrooms (also from the Boulder Farmers Market), olive oil and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.  Not only was it a superior gluten-free gnocchi, it was a cinch to make!

On my next trip to the market, I stopped by the Cappello’s booth and told Ben (one of the founders) how much I loved his product. He generously supplied me with a complimentary package of the lasagna sheets, which I used to make ravioli and were just as awesome.

I’ve never been a huge pasta fan–even before I went gluten-free–but that has all changed. I’ve been eating Cappello’s regularly ever since.  It’s so good, that even some of the local Boulder restaurants use it.  And that says a lot, because the Boulder restaurant scene is top notch.

Over the past year, I have seen Cappello’s grow and expand.  It is now carried and featured prominently at the Boulder Whole Foods and Lucky’s Markets, so I’m guessing it is making its way nationwide.

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And when I least expected it, I came across Cappello’s gluten-free and grain-free chocolate chip cookie dough.  It is an awesome product and a go-to for me when I want an easy, fresh-baked gluten-free treat.  Here’s a little hint for a decadent treat:  put white frosting in-between two Cappello’s cookies.  I promise you will be quite happy!

And as you all know, when I love something I share the love with a giveaway.

Giveaway Contest Rules

Today’s giveaway offer:  four packages of Capello’s pastas (2 fettucine, 1 gnocchi, 1 lasagna) and one package of Cappello’s cookie dough.

What you have to do to enter: provide a thoughtful answer as to why you want to try these gluten-free pastas and cookie dough (not just that you have to eat gluten-free and want to try them for free).

Rules for disclosing on social media: if you plan to tweet, retweet or share this giveaway via your social media outlets, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines require that you use one of the following hashtags in your posts: #Contest or #Giveaway.  For social media outlets not confined to a certain number of characters, you can also say “Giveaway sponsored by Cappello’s.”

Official Rules: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Participants must be 18 years or older to enter and live within the continental United States. Contest will start on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 and will end on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST. In the comments section below, provide a thoughtful answer as to why you want to try these gluten-free pastas and cookie dough. One (1) winner will be randomly selected using Random.org to receive four packages of Cappello’s pastas and one package of Cappello’s cookie dough.  The value of the prize is $60.00 + shipping and handling. The odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible entries. The winner will be selected by Tuesday, June 10, 2014 and will be announced in a comment on this blog post. The winner’s name can be obtained by visiting the comments section of this post after the winner has been announced. The winner will be notified by email. If participants choose to share the giveaway on their social media outlets, they must disclose according to Federal Trade Commission guidelines, as mentioned and recommended above. In the case that the prize is not claimed within one week of the winner being notified, the prize will be forfeited. Rachel Begun Food and Nutrition Solutions, LLC, The Gluten Free RD and its associates are held harmless in the event that the prize or giveaway in some way negatively impacts the winner or recipient. This contest is being regulated in the state of Colorado. Void where prohibited by law. By entering the contest, you are agreeing to the Official Rules. Sponsored by Cappello’s, www.cappellosglutenfree.com.

(Disclosure: I was not paid to write this post or conduct the giveaway.  When promoting this giveaway on social media, I will be sure to disclose that this is a contest/giveaway by using the #contest and/or #giveaway hashtag or stating “Giveaway sponsored by Cappello’s.”)

 

 

 

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10 Responses to Cappello’s Gluten-Free Pastas and Cookie Dough – Review and Giveaway

  1. Nina H-D. says:

    We are fast approaching the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, where, traditionally, dairy foods like ravioli and lasagna make up the holiday meal. This is the first Shavuot that my daughter (her favorite holiday BTW) has to experience as a Celiac, and I was in a panic tring to find delish substitutes that we could all eat and not have to single her out. THis is it – thanks for the opportunity and the info

  2. Sheila K. says:

    I’m always looking for foods my little boy can eat, and I’m pretty sure the pasta and the cookies will be a big hit!

  3. livivua says:

    a lot of brands claim to be gluten free and delicious but taste like the just have been dug out the ground but only way for me to know for sure us try it myself

  4. Tina Hirshland says:

    I’m also a RD from Boulder who recently was told to avoid gluten to see if it helped prevent some auto immune issues I’m experiencing. I would love to try this pasta as I’m new to this diet.

  5. Emily says:

    I have recently had many health issues, and I am now changing my eating habits and lifestyle – not only gluten free, but made with care and with real ingredients. I would be anxious to try these and hopefully have a new source for me to go to when I need food choices like these. Thx for the giveaway !

  6. Katie H says:

    I’ve never heard of this brand before but I would love to try it! I love American made products!

  7. meredith says:

    I really like trying new products, especially gluten free ones. I’ve tried to make gluten free cookies myself and they dont turn out well

  8. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I’ve been eating more gluten free products this year and love trying new ones. I think this would be a hit in our house with all the pasta dishes I love making!

  9. amanda whiltey says:

    i am not gluten free but my best friend is. i love to have food on hand for when she is over visiting. this brand looks like a good quality one i would feel great about serving

  10. monica calicchio says:

    I’ve been eating grain-free for a couple of years now and the one thing I cannot find a substitute for is pasta. And those cookies sound divine! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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