50 Years With Celiac

It's humbling, the outpouring of love coming from our fans. Hearing that we've helped families and friends come together over foods that once divided us at mealtime – that's why we do what we do. One letter we received melted our mozzarella. Antoinette has been diagnosed with celiac disease for 50 years, so she had to navigate for decades without help from food brands. But now she's on team CAULIPOWER, and we're honored to be part of her journey.
The Coolest 98 Year Old Celiac We've Ever Met

Meet Antoinette, CAULIPOWER's most life-experienced fan – that we know of! Antoinette was diagnosed with celiac disease back in the 1960s and has been gluten-free for more than 50 years. That's no easy feat for an Italian mother of 5, when family traditions are founded on pastas and pizzas. Back then, there were obviously ZERO gluten-free products offered in grocery stores, and so Antoinette had to get creative in the kitchen – just like our founder, Gail. We'll have to get Antoinette's recipe for rice-based lasagne. 

 

After moving to California, she found early options, like rice flour, at small natural grocers, but never a steady supply. Before the internet and before folks even knew what gluten-free meant, there were slim pickings of things for her to eat. 

 

After decades of being resourceful, Antoinette's son brought home CAULIPOWER. She tried it, sent us a handwritten letter, and, well, what happened next is magical...