So this week as I was pouring a big hot cup of coffee, eating a cookie sent to Trailhead Supply, by one of our favorite customers and friends… Bud asked me, “Is that gluten free??”
I said, “What this cookie? My guess is it’s not. It tastes too damn good to be healthy.” As we watched the snow continue to fall and ate a few more cookies which lead to another cup of coffee and then another.
Bud then said, “What is gluten?”
“How would I know? The healthiest thing I eat is salt, it’s all natural.” As a side note, I had this talk with my doctor and he didn't buy my thought process about salt when we were talking about high blood pressure..... So, I did what any young person would do in today’s world...I Googled it ... "Glutenis a mixture of proteins found in wheat and is appreciated for its viscoelastic properties. It gives elasticity to dough.”
I said, “There you have it Bud.”
“Well there has to be more to it.” Bud had a bottle of water that said Gluten free on the label…well that’s true!! No grain in water. If it’s being added to food, why wouldn’t gluten free food cost less; since the manufacture is using less ingredients in the products? Upon further discussion of this marketing strategy to charge more for less and make folks feel healthier by buying and using their product; I've decided to let everyone in on a secret… All of Trailhead Supply's pack saddles are now gluten free!! And if you take time and explore the back country with a Trailhead Supply pack saddle, you will feel better and want to get out more. Spending time outdoors with family and friend is a healthy thing....Well, maybe not for prolong periods of time, during the holidays....With that Merry Christmas from all of us at Trailhead Supply.