Introducing Gluten Free Bakery at Coborn's!

Introducing Gluten Free Bakery at Coborn's! www.cobornsblog.com

There is something new coming to your local Coborn’s and we can’t contain the news any longer! We are excited to announce the opening of our Gluten Free Baking Facility! Located in the heart of Minnesota (St. Cloud), this facility is in a completely separate building from our conventional bakery to ensure there is no cross contact with gluten containing ingredients.

Gluten Free Cookes & Cupcakes - www.cobornsblog.comWith the growing demand for gluten free products and the majority of the current products available sold frozen, it seemed right to us to start a Gluten Free Bakery focused on offering primarily fresh baked goods. Our expert bakers work diligently to create products that are not only gluten free, but taste delicious! The selection of items is sure to please from morning until night. To start the day, there are sugared cake donuts and decadent muffins…with the Double Chocolate Chip being one of my personal favorites! Other muffin flavors include Chocolate Chip, Banana, Blueberry and Cranberry Orange – all melt in your mouth delicious! Lunch/Dinner time brings choices such as hotdog and hamburger buns, or a great slice of bread for a sandwich. Finish off with a tasty cupcake, bar, or cookie. Cupcakes come in both White and Devil’s Food, while the bars include Fudge Brownie and Chocolate Chip flavors. There is also a delightful selection of cookies – Sugar, Raspberry, Chocolate Chip, and Double Chocolate Chip – in two sizes!! Last, but certainly not least, are the frosted cakes available in delectable White and Devil’s Food. The flavors of these items will entice everyone – even those that do not need to eat gluten free.

Gluten Free Breads & Buns - www.cobornsblog.comEnsuring the products taste good is one aspect, but we also want to ensure the safety of our guests. Knowing that even the slightest amount of gluten can be detrimental for some, we are taking additional safeguards to ensure our gluten free claim holds true. Only gluten free ingredients are used along with testing all incoming ingredients as well as our finished products to confirm the absence of gluten.

Come give them a try!  You’ll be glad you did! They will be in our stores starting August 16, 2015.

The Donut, an American Classic

www.cobornsblog.com • Check out this blog. Coborn's Bakery Plant Manager tells an interesting story about how the donut came to be. A really "sweet" blog.June 7th is National Donut Day this year.  Did anyone ever question where donuts came from? Today you can go to any bakery and some bread stores to get your fill of various types of donuts; chocolate iced, raspberry filled, glazed. I am sure there is one out there for everyone. But going back to my original question, where did the donuts get their start?

Bakers always had problems with what to do with leftover bread dough. They found if they took a strip of dough, tied it in a knot and then dropped it in hot pork grease, the fried confection had a unique but good flavor.  The Dutch called them, English translated, dough-knots.

As time went on bakers filled the middle with apples, prunes or raisins but a major problem occurred; the centers were never fully cooked or, as some may say, had “raw centers”.  Bakery folklore is thought to have said that a sea captain’s mother from New England made these for her son with nutmeg and hazelnuts or walnuts in the middle.  She would call them dough-nuts.  However, when he went to sea he had his cook make them and like before the centers never fully fried so out of frustration he told him to leave out the filling, thus creating a hole. Is this true or a legend?  I don’t know but it sure sounds good.

www.cobornsblog.com • Learn the story behind the "Doughnut Girl" and WWI "Doughboys"During World War I donuts had become very popular and many of you may have seen the Salvation Army poster titled “My Doughnut Girl.”  She was always handing them out to the GIs at the train station, reminding her “Doughboys” to come back home.  These ladies then went to Europe and their sole purpose was to make doughnuts for the Doughboys.

When the Doughboys came back from war they were in love with the doughnut.  Like popcorn today, they were sold as a popular snack in movie theaters. To satisfy the increasing demand a Russian immigrant created the first donut machine. At the 1934 World Fair in Chicago the donut was declared the food hit at the Century of Progress Fair.

 

We at Coborn’s will be celebrating National Donut Day on June 7th with the Salvation Army by selling specially boxed donuts with a portion of all proceeds going to the Salvation Army. The donut still remains the one confection that anyone from the age of 2 to 102 can enjoy with their favorite beverage of milk or coffee. Healthy?? Sorry, that could be another blog. It truly is an American Classic.