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Gluten Free Gingerbread – at long last!

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For all you gluten-intolerant Foxes out there…(you know who you are) Gingerbread Folk now make a gluten free gingerbread man. Made from a unique blend of flours, he is charmingly sweet with just enough spice. You’ll want to snap him up quickly…Mmmmm that tasted nice!

These along with our long awaited gluten free gingerbread house kits for your gluten free Christmas celebrations, will be available to purchase online from August 1st 2013 and in fine food stores nationally. Also visit us at the GLUTEN FREE EXPO 30-31 August at the Sydney Showgrounds. It’s free admission and we’ll have some great show specials announced on Facebook in the weeks ahead.

wholeberry folk

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clue1We have a little secret…OK it’s a BIG SECRET.  For quite some time now, we have been working on – well I would call it playing with – a range of decadent recipes with a wholesome agenda. Over the coming weeks, watch our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram updates as we reveal sneak peaks of the NEW PRODUCT RANGE launching this October.

Keep an eye out for our competition to win a package containing the new goodies and watch our countdown website for clues.

Gluten Free Expo 7 days to go

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gfimageLOVE GINGERBREAD but need gluten free?

 GINGERBREAD FOLK will be at Sydney’s  GLUTEN FREE EXPO Fri 30th & Sat 31st August, just 7 days to go. Gluten, dairy and egg free with all natural ingredients, visit our stand (52) to sample the new range.

Our gluten free gingerbread man is charmingly sweet with a hint of spice and perfect for Christmas, our gluten free gingerbread house kits will be available too

SHOW SPECIAL any 3 for $100 (save $20)
24 x 30g gingerbread men /  gingerbread house kits

This gingerbread house is not made from straw.

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GLUTEN FREE GINGERBREAD HOUSE NOT MADE OF STRAW

The little piggies at Gingerbread Folk have made a gingerbread house kit to build your very own GLUTEN FREE GINGERBREAD HOUSE…and this one is not made from straw – or wheat! Baked from a wholesome blend of chickpea, sorghum and tapioca flours, it’s gluten, dairy + egg-free…and no amount of huffing and puffing will blow this gingerbread house down!

Kits are also available for your group gingerbread house making events with community, friends or work colleagues.

 

For all the Gluten Free Foxes…

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newgfmanFor all the Gluten Free Foxes, Gingerbread Folk now make a GLUTEN FREE GINGERBREAD MAN. Baked from a unique wholesome blend of chickpea, sorghum and organic tapioca flours, he is charmingly sweet with just enough spice. Mmmm – You’ll want to snap him up quickly…He’s awfully nice!

If you will be attending the upcoming  Gluten Free Expo visit our stand to try and buy – We’ll have great Show Specials including our GLUTEN FREE GINGERBREAD HOUSE KITS for  your gluten free Christmas celebrations this year.

Available from today, order online and keep an eye out for our new gluten free gingerbread men in your favourite cafes and fine food stores. Do feel free to get in touch if there is somewhere you would these stocked too!

Winter Wedding

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purpleTis the season for romance… Nights by the fireplace and crisp morning walks leaving footprints in the frost. With a chill in the air, it’s the perfect time to warm hearts with your winter wedding.

Imagine an enchanted  Narnia-themed wedding in a magical forest of icicle laden trees…or a Christmas-themed wedding with festive gingerbread trees amd brightly coloured edible baubles.

Our 2-in-1 personalised cookie placecards are a fun icebreaker and will get your guests warmed up and talking. Gingerbread has a natural association with the tradition and timeless themes of winter.

Here are a few more ideas for creating a wintery themed wedding;

 

 

 

  1. Keep your colour scheme soft to match the fallen snow around you. Whites, soft blues and lilacs crispen the atmosphere and set the scene.
  2. Add elements of spice and warmth through your centrepieces, flowers and decorations. We recommend browns and reds to add a little heat.
  3. A fire will keep your guests toasty so candles should be a plenty.
  4. Enchant your guests upon arrival… Have your bridesmards cast confetti snow as you make your dramatic entrance.
  5. The richer the better – fine wine, dark chocolate teams well with spicy gingerbread bomboniere.
  6. Don’t forget your gown – strong lines and soft hues teamed with a wrap cardigan will have you looking stunning and keeping warm too!
  7. Greet your guest with the best champagne and serve a feast to remember.
  8. Don’t forget winter is the time when wedding reception venues offer competitive packages allowing you to put more into the styling of your winter wedding.

For information on Gingerbread Folk cookie placecards, houses and trees, head to www.gingerbreadfolk.com.au and for inspiration, we recommend visiting this wonderful Winter Weddings site by one of our followers.

The Psychology behind how you eat your Gingerbread Man.

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Photo courtesy of www.cravegoldcoast.com.au/

Photo courtesy of www.cravegoldcoast.com.au/

Have you ever caught yourself wondering which part of the gingerbread man you should eat first,  or watched on as as a child delights in the slow and seemingly sadistic act of devouring him limb by limb? Some psychologists believe there is a link between how we consume our gingerbread men and our personality types.

Teresa Brunner is a journalist for The Examiner in the US and her 2010 article references a study conducted by American brand Dunkin Donuts asking more than 500 people how they munch on these cookies. Results were sent to Dr. Alan Hirsch, Neurological Director of the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago.

The report conduced “If one chooses to bite the head first, it indicates an achievement-oriented individual, a natural leader, who won’t take no for an answer. If the initial bite is the right hand, it reflects an individual who tends to be skeptical and pessimistic, while those who initially bite the left arm have a flare for creativity and are more extroverted. Those who first choose the legs tend to be more sensitive, revealing in the company of others,” he said.
How do you eat your gingerbread man…Do the results of this study reflect your personality?

Folk support Stewart House

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stewarthouseThe annual Stewart House Gala Ball will be held on Saturday 22nd June at the Hilton Hotel Sydney and this year Gingerbread Folk cookies will adorn every table setting to delight guests. Each will be wrapped with a special message from the children who were asked ‘What is the best thing about Stewart House?’ Read More