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Amy’s Debuts a New Line of Cookies: Classic Shortbread with a Gluten-Free Twist

Santa Rosa, California - Amy's, the nation's top-selling brand of natural and organic convenience foods, is pleased to announce a new line of ready-to-eat classic Shortbread cookies, which are gluten-free and deliciously made with all natural, simple ingredients..

When Amy was a child, her grandmother would make shortbread cookies for her. Today, like many people, Amy doesn’t eat wheat, but she still loves shortbread cookies. The chefs at Amy’s have now created a delicious gluten-free shortbread cookie that everyone can enjoy.

For those diagnosed with a gluten intolerance or celiac disease, a cookie craving can be hard to satisfy. More than 2 million people in the United States have celiac disease, or about 1 in 133 people.1 In addition, approximately 40 million people have an interest in gluten free products and may have a wheat-related allergy, intolerance or sensitivity.2

Amy’s has always responded to consumer’s special dietary needs, and this line of cookies – the first shelf-stable baked good ever from the company - will satisfy anyone looking for an enjoyable cookie, perfect with a cup of tea as a snack, as a light dessert with fruit, or right out of the box!

Shortbread Cookies

Amy’s Gluten Free Shortbread Cookies
(MSRP $4.99/9 cookies per 5.4oz box)

Using an all-natural recipe inspired by Amy’s grandmother, these Shortbread cookies are available in three flavors: Classic Shortbread, Almond Shortbread, and Chocolate Chip Shortbread. Amy’s Shortbread cookies are made with organic almond flour instead of wheat flour, which makes them moist and delicious, with a rich, nutty flavor. All three varieties are gluten free, egg free, peanut free & GMO free. (They do contain tree nuts and milk.)

About Amy’s
Amy’s is the nation's leading source of natural and organic convenience food. The market for organic foods is among the fastest-growing grocery categories, with sales expanding at more than 10 percent annually. Now celebrating its 23rd year, Amy's is a family-owned and operated business based in Sonoma County, California. Its products are available nationally in natural foods stores, most supermarkets and select warehouse club stores, as well as internationally.
Amy's uses certified organic ingredients, including vegetables, grains and fruits grown without pesticides. Fats are used sparingly and selectively; all dairy ingredients are made with pasteurized rBST hormone-free milk and do not contain animal enzymes or animal rennet. No dishes contain meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs or peanuts. Amy's products are non-GMO and do not contain hydrogenated fats or oils.

1Fasano A, Berti I, Gerarduzzi T, et al. Prevalence of celiac disease in at-risk and not-at-risk groups in the United States. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2003;163(3):268–292.

2According to Hartman Group, (Nunes, Keith. “Gluten-free dynamics.” (January 5, 2010) Food Business News (5) 23: 25.)

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