Tuesday, February 9, 2016
This Pie Is Nuts Review
This is why networking is such a good idea. One of my former co-workers is now working for a local company that makes gluten-free mini pies, and she asked me if I'd like some pie samples to review. Who passes up free pie?
There are five pie flavors, and I got to sample the Purely Pumpkin and Chocolate Mousse. The other flavors include Coconut Cream, Sweet Potato Ginger, and Key Lime.
Aren't these little pie squares SO CUTE?
Okay, but they are also really yummy, which is good news for anyone on a gluten-free diet. The pie crust is made out of nuts (almonds, pecans, and cashews), so you get a nice crunchy crust, and the whole thing is gluten-free, certified vegan, and certified Paleo. There's no dairy or eggs. The pies are also made in a soy-free, peanut-free, and gluten-free kitchen. (They may contain tree nuts.)
I liked the pumpkin pie filling because it tasted pretty close to the real thing. I'm not used to pumpkin pie with a nutty crust, so that took some getting used to. The chocolate mousse pie was probably my favorite of the two. I love chocolate, and it worked so well with the crust!
The company also makes granola, which I think would be perfect for adding some crunch to plain or vanilla Greek yogurt. The granola I sampled was made with sunflower seeds, maple syrup, cashews, cacao nibs, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, unsweetened shredded coconut, coconut oil, flax seeds, chia seeds, and sea salt. Just like the pies, the granola is also gluten-free, certified Kosher, and certified Paleo.
Why the focus on these ingredients? Chef Diana changed her own diet after being diagnosed with MS 20 years ago. She enrolled and graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute, and now she is sharing her healthier-ingredient food and ideals with the rest of you through This Pie is Nuts.
Right now you can only find these pies and granola in the New York City area. There are several area locations that sell This Pie is Nuts, including lots of Mrs. Green's stores. If you're not in the New York area, be patient! Hopefully, This Pie is Nuts will be able to ship online orders so that more people can enjoy the yumminess!
You can find more information on This Pie is Nuts at the company's website.