Sunday, August 3, 2008
I met BOB!
Bob! I have often dreamed of meeting the jolly old guy on all of the Bob's Redmill bags that I often purchase. This weekend, my dream finally came true. As part of my family vacation to Portland, we took the short drive down to Milwaukee to check out the unforgettable Bob's Redmill. As we drove up, excitement began to leak out of my pores. The cherry-red building was adorable and welcoming, and I rushed inside to check out the gluten-free products. Bob's Redmill is pretty much a necessity to gluten-free folks. Some of my favorites include the gluten-free cornbread and the gluten-free pancake mix.
I toured around the store, thrilled as could be. We enjoyed lunch at their cafe; eating soup, sandwiches on gluten-free bread, and even scones. We sat out by the fountain with other small groups huddled around tables enjoying the full Redmill experience. To our delight, we caught a glimpse of Bob thru the window as he made his rounds to tables chatting it up with his wife at his side. He looked just like he does on the bags, hat and all. We followed him and tapped him on the shoulder hoping for a photo. It is funny how much I felt like I was in the presence of someone magical and important. He has made my gluten-free life so much easier and more delicious that I can't help but respect him. Two thumbs up to Bob and his magical Redmill.