Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Best of the Fest #1: Cappello’s

Today marks the first day of Edible Skinny’s “Best of the Fest” (the Natural Products Expo West that is).  For the next 10 days Edible Skinny will be featuring a different product each day that will rock the socks off your Whole Foods junky, non-GMO loving, organic buying mouth!  (PS: And with 2.600 vendors exhibiting this is most definitely the Best of the Best!)

First up: Cappello’s, a Colorado-based gourmet food company specializing in high-end gluten free, grain free products.

Founded in 2011 by friends Stacey Marcellus and Benjamin Frohlichstein, the inspiration for Cappello’s was born out of Stacey and Ben’s desire to create a totally unique food company, to be the best at what they do, and to legitimize their penchant for asking strangers to taste their pasta.  The company offers three different types of pasta: Fettuccine, Gnocchi, and Lasagna. 

Along with being 100% gluten free all products are freezable and are shipped in a custom eco-cooler.  Cappello’s mission is simple: provide fresh, uniquely delicious options for gourmet food-lovers, healthy eaters and people with dietary restrictions.
Their fresh gluten free, grain free pasta is carefully hand-crafted to achieve a texture and taste that is unrivaled among traditional pasta and it shows!  We first tried their pasta before realizing the lack of wheat involved and Kelly and I were both blown away by the perfectly authentic Italian chewy texture (compared to the sogginess that’s rice pasta’s MO…). 

The Fettuccine and Lasagna are made primarily from an almond flour and egg base, while their Gnocchi also includes potato flakes (naturally).  Unlike dry pasta alternatives, their fresh gluten free, grain free pastas cook quickly, in a minute or less, depending on personal preference for bite. 

Serve the pasta immediately, and watch as your friends dig in oblivious to the fact their dish is 100% gluten free (seriously you’d never know!).  Then tell them it’s also low on the glycemic index.

And for the sweet tooth lover, Cappello's has teamed up with Primal Palate to bring to us the world's yummiest gluten free, grain free, chocolate chip cookie dough.

This Paleo friendly cookie dough is made from the highest quality ingredients to craft this delicious, nutrient dense, low glycemic treat.  You can savor it raw, mix it in ice cream or simply cut and bake.  Tres yummm!

So for anyone watching their wheat, but still wanting the warmth of the classic comfort foods pasta and cookie dough, Cappello’s is totally the answer!

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