Jimmy My Ice Cream

That’s what they call sprinkles or chocolatey topping bits around the Boston area and other parts of New England: Jimmies.

You can’t count on all Jimmies being GF, I have come across ones that use wheat as an ingredient.

Though I have heard more than a few people say the Jimmies are made of wax, I have never seen one that actually contained wax…

These ones are made in Germany. I paid something crazy like $2.10 at a local supermarket’s “health” aisle for an ounce. Thats about enough for a couple of dishes of ice cream, where I come from…

Their consistency is a bit “crunchier” than your average jimmy, found at your average ice cream parlor. They have more of a cocoa taste than other jimmies. And as far as size goes these jimmies are quite thin but a few millimeters up from a dimension that I would regard as hairy (and yes I have had hairy jimmies (they don’t tickle a bit) and they are quite appealing as they melt as opposed to crunch or squish as do some of the too big jimmies).

I want Ice Cream, now.


Gluten Free Cookie Federation Plays With Food….

And Develops, Largely Edible, Prototype Gluten Free Cookie Federation Flag or Coat of Arms or desservir or…

Pamela’s Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies

PhotoThis cookie holds a special place in the heart as well as the mouth. For those of us who discovered our gluten intolerance back in the 1990’s this was the first “safe” cookie we sampled. What a relief it was to know a delicious cookie was out there in stores. Even though today there are gluten-free cookies everywhere, Pamela’s remains a favorite.

MAKER: Pamela’s Products

TASTE: Rich. Not too buttery. Excellent chocolate quotient. Satisfying. This cookie is a staple within the Federation. Yum!

TEXTURE: Highly dependant on atmospheric conditions; i.e., if you leave them out they get hard—not stone-hard, just nearly crunchy. Out of the box they’re surprisingly variable in texture, which leads me to believe that their packaging process is a bit random. For example, I’ve had a lovely Pamela’s cookie (mind you, they’re all lovely—all cookies are lovely) that has been nearly bendable and pliant and I’ve had other just-out-of-the-box cookies that are nearly crunchy, like they’ve been setting out.

SIZE: This is one UFOey cookie. Nice aerodynamics at about 3″ diameter, maximum height 5/8″ tapering down to 1/4″.

SWEETS & FATS: Pretty sweet tasting. 0% honey content. High in calories and saturated fat. For optimum cookie enjoyment don’t read its nutrition facts.

PRICE: Not cheap.

NOTES: Cookies, cookies, cookies!