Monday, February 08, 2010

Gluten Free Ice Cream cakes at Friendly's

I've been wanting to share this with my gluten free friends.

We were in PA with my gluten free family at Brian's birthday. I didn't think ahead far enough to request a specially made ice cream cake, so Brian and I were heading to Walmart to get ice cream sundae materials or something similar. But I decided to stop at Friendly's first on the off chance that they had an ice cream cake that was "cake"less.

We ended up with two or three flavors, the crown of which was a Reese's peanut butter ice cream cake covered in chocolate. I was so pleased to be able to have something special to share with my gluten free family members without a lot of effort. So, if you have a Friendly's nearby check out their current selection of ice cream cakes and rolls (click on individual cakes or rolls for ingredient and allergen listings). I wish we had a Friendly's here, but at least a know that I can get them when we go home to PA - or on vacation. :^)

Oh, and by the way. The cost was very reasonable. I've paid for ice cream cakes at other places and they can be quite pricey, but I think that the cakes were $15 and the rolls $8 or $10. I'm sure it varies by store.


Jacki said...

Oh man, our Friendly's just closed!

Anonymous said...

I emailed Friendly's and got the following response:

Thank you for your e-mail.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that our ice cream products do not contain gluten. We are not a gluten free facility and some of the ingredients we purchase for the manufacturing process of our products are not necessarily labeled as gluten free by our vendors.

Lynn Bolton
Brand Engagement Coordinator
Friendly's Ice Cream, LLC

Alicia said...

Thanks for the information. :) We've never had any problems with the cakes that do not list any gluten ingredients, but everyone's needs and sensitivities are different.