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May is Celiac Awareness Month, and oh my gosh how things have changed since I started Pamela's Products in 1988! At that time, it was thought that 1 in 7000 people had Celiac disease. I heard constantly, "What is GLUTTON and why don't I want any?" and "Oh these are gluten-free? That's the stuff that doesn't taste good." In 1988, I could count on one hand the number of companies that made gluten-free foods. Though I am not Celiac or gluten intolerant, I understood that food is one of the most important enjoyments in life, so I wanted to make a difference to those people who needed theirs to be gluten-free. And my answer to all the sour looks and comments about how horrible gluten-free foods tasted was, "Try mine." Back then, stores hardly carried any gluten-free products, and it was a topic that was never written about in magazines or mentioned in TV commercials. The stores that did want my products said, "We don't care that they are gluten-free -- they just taste good." It wasn't until a few celebrities began talking about the gluten-free diet that products came rolling out of companies. Now you can purchase gluten-free products everywhere and everyone knows someone who needs them. Today, no funny faces are made when I mention that I make gluten-free foods, and most of the time, to my delight, their response is "I KNOW YOUR PRODUCTS! They are the best!" It feels good after all these years that my products are still making a difference in people's lives and that I can continue to support people as they get diagnosed and embark on their gluten-free journeys.
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Trivia It is Pamela's 30th year in business, and we will be celebrating all year! Each month we will be asking a question in our newsletter about Pamela's history or her products. Reply to us at newsletter@pamelasproducts.com with the correct answer and you will be entered to win some Pamela's goodies. One winner will be chosen.
This month's question is:
How many baking mixes does Pamela's make?

The answer to last month's question (What is Pamela's favorite product of all her products?) is: Chocolate Cake Mix. Congratulations to Robin Hamilton for getting the correct answer and winning the prize!
Fish Tacos
Cinco De Mayo
Planning a fiesta? Try our new Tortilla Soup recipe and some of our other Mexican-inspired creations:

Tortilla Soup with Tortilla Strips
Beer Battered Fish Tacos
Mexican Chocolate Earthquake Cookies
Churros with Cinnamon Syrup

View all of our Cinco de Mayo recipes HERE.
Celiac Come see Pamela's
in Pasadena!

Visit the Pamela's booth, #300, at the Celiac Disease Foundation Gluten-Free Expo in Pasadena, CA on May 5-6th. We will be giving out samples of our new Big Figs and Ambition Bars as well as samples of our baking mixes. We hope to see you there!
Facebook Live
Facebook Live - AMA
On Wednesday, May 9th at 4:00pm PST, Pamela and her special guest, K.C. Cornwell of G-Free Foodie, will be coming to you live for the first Pamela's Ask Me Anything (AMA). Reply to this newsletter with the questions that you have been dying to ask Pamela, and she will answer them during the Facebook Live event as she celebrates her 30 years in business and Celiac Awareness Month. Ask her anything-about her products, starting her business in 1988, or about her experience being a woman business owner!
Celiac Awareness

May is Celiac Awareness Month, and as a gluten-free food company, we strive to educate and raise awareness about Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivity.

Here are some facts on Celiac Disease from Beyond Celiac:
  • Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food.
  • An estimated 1 in 133 Americans, or about 1% of the population, has celiac disease.
  • It is estimated that 83% of Americans who have celiac disease are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions.
  • 6-10 years is the average time a person waits to be correctly diagnosed. (Source: Daniel Leffler, MD, MS, The Celiac Center at Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center)
  • Celiac disease can lead to a number of other disorders including infertility, reduced bone density, neurological disorders, some cancers, and other autoimmune diseases.
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  • 5-22% of people with celiac disease have an immediate family member (first degree relative) who also has celiac disease.
  • There are no pharmaceutical treatments or cures for celiac disease.
  • A 100% gluten-free diet is the only existing treatment for celiac disease today.
  • The celiac disease diagnosis rate may reach 50-60% by 2019, thanks to efforts to raise public awareness of celiac disease. (Source: Datamonitor Group, 2009)
Marble Bundt Cake
Treat Your Mom
Mother's Day is about celebrating one of the most important people in your life. So, indulge her sweet tooth with homemade gluten-free treats. With our new Marble Bundt Cake recipe, your mom doesn't have to choose between chocolate and vanilla… she can have both!

Or try some of our fan-favorite cake recipes: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, Coffee Cake, Whipped Cream Cake, and Ultra Rich Chocolate Cake.

With our easy-to-use Sugar Cookie Mix, the kids can bake up their own treats for mom and grandma. Sugar Cookie Recipes:
White Chocolate Sprinkle Sugar Cookie Cake
Roll and Cut Sugar Cookies
Lemon Zest Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies
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Mini Pizza
Party Planning - Graduation
It's time to say congrats to the grads in your life! Whether they are moving on from kindergarten, to college, or to the real world, your graduate deserves a celebration for their hard work. If you're throwing a party, a Mini Pizza bar is a great way to feed and entertain a crowd. With our gluten-free Pizza Crust Mix you can make all the pizza crusts ahead of time and freeze them before the party.

And for dessert, make these easy Graduation Cap Brownies - festive, fun, easy and delicious!
Tip from Pamela
Tip from Pamela
Quick tip: Line your brownie pan with parchment paper for easy removal & clean-up. Smart, right? Try it out using her newest brownie recipe - GRain-Free Brownies made with Nut Flour Blend.
Fans
What Fans are Saying About our
Vanilla Cake Mix
"This cake is without question, the best cake I have ever had in my life. It's sweet without being cloying, super-duper moist, fluffy but with good body, and rich in vanilla flavor. Plus, it's GMO free!!! Absolutely amazing!!!" – Heidi C.

"The best gluten free cake mix I have ever had, it actually tastes better than most regular cake mixes. No one will know it is gluten free unless you tell them." - Tash

"All of the Pamela's products we have tried we love! Our daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 9 years ago, we have tried almost every gluten-free product known to man and this is the best cake mix by far!" - Jessica S.

"This is the most delicious cake mix and you would never believe it was gluten free! Pamela's products are all outstanding! Highly recommend!" - S.D.

"There is nothing gluten free that is better than Pamela's products. It is simple, fluffy, soft, tasty, and you will never know its Gluten Free. Any and all of her products are superb and have saved the lives of celiac people all over the country. Thank you, Pamela!" - Dana O.

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