Today I ventured to Native Sun (Baymeadows Store) to cash in on all of the deals they have on gluten-free products in honor of Celiac Awareness Month. I was also told by a few of my friends about their gluten-free bakery. I know sweets aren’t great for you and a lot of gluten-free baked goods are not low-fat, but I miss out on a lot of cakes and cookies around the office and at nephew’s birthday parties now and a girl has to fulfill her baked goods sweet tooth. As I walked around and found things like gluten-free risotto, gluten-free spaghetti sauce, gluten-free chips, gluten-free beer, I looked around and was expecting to see an actual physical bakery counter. However, just as I rounded the corner near the deli and their prepared foods, next to the chilled gluten-free beer, I found these delightful gluten-free treats. There were about 6-7 individually wrapped gluten-free cakes, pies and cookies. I was tempted to buy one of each, however I knew there was no way I could eat that much dessert so I opted for the gluten-free Oatmeal Cream Pie and the gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cake. Next time I think I am going to try the gluten-free carrot cake and gluten-free apple pie. All had short expiration dates so to me that made me think not many preservatives and they are going to taste fresh. Sure, there are plenty of gluten-free cookies and mixes out there but this was the first time I had organic gluten-free baked goods that I didn’t make myself or didn’t come in a tray and plastic wrap. After check-out one of the always friendly cashiers asked if I would like to sign up for the My Life. My Health. My Store customer discount card. She also told me that it would qualify me for additional discounts. Ooo, I could sign up for free and feel special? Wanting to feel special I filled out a card right away. I then asked if it was possible to apply my new card to what I had just purchased so I could receive the discounts. Although this was against policy and getting late in the night, a woman who I think was the manager decided to review my entire purchase list and lucky me, I had already received the discounts. As soon as I arrived home I had to dive into my treats, even deciding to forgo dinner and just have dessert. The oatmeal creme pie did not last long in this house. All in all it was a great trip to Native Sun. What they have done to recognize the hunger pangs of those of us with Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance or children with autism is really special and something to be recognized. I look forward to my next trip.