One of the best parts of blogging about being gluten-free is that sometimes, if I am very good, people send me free stuff to try! Baron Hasselhoff’s is one such company. They’re based in Takaka and run by chef Clayton, who is passionate about his product and about creating new tastes – especially the circle of flavours that you can create with good food. They offer vegan, gluten-free and organic sweets.
A nice little parcel arrived one day from Clayton. It contained Mexican chocolate snickerdoodle biscuits, Gingernut Deluxe biscuits, a caramel slice, a ginger and pistachio slice and some hazelnut biscuits. The chocolate snickerdoodles were divine, but like the gingernuts did need a cup of tea to wash down. They had a lovely chilli tang and a divine taste. The gingernuts had some kind of crunchy coating which was sweet and yummy. The ginger and pistachio slice was nice – not too gluggy – and not too sweet.
The caramel slice had a base which tasted very strongly of cocnut, which is not my thing, so I didn’t like that so much. The hazelnut and orange biscuits were nice, but I preferred the snickerdoodles and gingernuts with their stronger flavours.
You can find Baron Hasselhoff’s here online, and they have stockists in the Wellington region, Nelson, Takaka (where they are based), Motueka and Christchurch. It would be great to see their products available in Auckland, but until then you can order online. And speaking of which, I need to order some biscuits – diet be damned!