Aunt Gussie’s Introduces Gluten-Free, Casein-Free English Muffins and Focaccia Bread


Aunt Gussie's Gluten-FreeAunt Gussie's Gluten-Free English Muffins and Focaccia Loaves were actually announced in late June, 2009, but we just discovered them here at Go Dairy Free, and wanted to share the knowledge. The press release below offers some more details on these new products in addition to some of the other products in Aunt Gussie's product line. But, what they don't tell you is that all of Aunt Gussie's gluten-free products (including those big cookies) are also dairy-free, and that the focaccia loaves and English muffins are also soy-free and vegan …

January, 2010 – Aunt Gussie’s Cookies and Crackers, known for all natural premium baked goods in classic, sugar free and gluten free varieties, has expanded its line of gluten free products by introducing new gluten free breads including English Muffins and Focaccia Bread. The new gluten free breads offer tasty alternatives for individuals with Celiac disease or those following a gluten free diet. Both the English Muffins and Focaccia Bread come in individually wrapped servings and are baked with the finest all natural and wholesome ingredients delivering a gluten free product with exceptional taste and unique texture.

“People who’ve tasted our new gluten free English muffins and Focaccia breads have been amazed and excited by the rich texture and great flavor of the products,” says David Caine, President, Aunt Gussie’s Cookies and Crackers. “Not being able to find great tasting gluten free bread has been one of the biggest challenges for people who need to follow this strict diet. By using the highest quality all natural ingredients, we’ve been able to develop recipes that not only satisfy the gluten free criteria but offer exceptional taste as well.”

Aunt Gussie’s English Muffins and Focaccia Breads contain the highest quality natural ingredients including agave syrup, a delicious natural sweetener from the agave plant, known for its low glycemic index. Foods sweetened with agave have a low glycemic profile and have been recommended for diabetics and others looking to control weight and appetite. Agave is also a popular sweetening ingredient for those following a Vegan diet because of its natural plant based properties.

Aunt Gussie’s new gluten free breads began shipping out to stores in July 2009. The new English Muffins and Focaccia Bread are each available in two varieties which will dramatically increase production at the state-of-the-art stand alone dedicated gluten free – wheat free baking facility built last year to introduce Aunt Gussie’s line of popular gluten free cookies.

The English Muffins are packaged 6 muffins per bag with a suggested retail price of $7.50 for an 18 ounce package. Available in Original and Cinnamon Raisin, the muffins are individually wrapped and frozen to ensure freshness. Aunt Gussie’s Gluten Free Focaccia Bread is also individually wrapped and frozen. Packaged 6 pieces per bag, the suggested retail price is $7.50 for a 16 ounce package. The Focaccia bread is available in two gourmet flavors, fresh Rosemary and Kalamata Olive. The new bread products can be found in the frozen food section of health food stores, grocery stores and specialty food shops offering gluten free products. Just thaw, cut and toast to enjoy a wholesome treat.

Aunt Gussie's Gluten-Free

Last year, Aunt Gussie's launched its first gluten free products: a line of cookies in Chocolate Spritz, Sugar Free Vanilla Spritz, Chocolate Chip and Sugar Free Chocolate Chip with Almonds. Making baked treats available to those living with Celiac disease, diabetes or suffering from gluten allergies and other dietary restrictions was paramount in introducing this brand new line of alternative baked goods. By expanding the line into bread products, Aunt Gussie’s is able to offer a larger variety of high quality, delicious gluten free baked goods to consumers no matter what their dietary restrictions.

About Aunt Gussie's Cookies and Crackers
Aunt Gussie’s Cookies and Crackers, located in Garfield, NJ, is a family-owned bakery offering Kosher certified baked goods including Cookies, Biscotti, Cracker Flats and Breads. Founded in 1980 by Marilyn Caine, a New Jersey resident still actively involved in the business, Aunt Gussie’s has grown from a home kitchen to a state-of-the-art production facility. Celebrating its 29th year, Aunt Gussie's continues to be at the forefront in innovation developing wholesome recipes utilizing natural, inventive and healthy ingredients. The Aunt Gussie's line of products includes Classic, Spelt and Gluten Free products with sugar and sugar-free. Aunt Gussie's baked goods are all-natural with no preservatives, trans fat free, certified Kosher (Parve/Dairy) and are available nationwide at supermarkets, specialty food shops, health food stores, gift shops and on line at

For more information about Aunt Gussie's products, visit the company website at or call David Caine at 800-4A-COOKIE (800-422-6654).

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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