Bob's Red Mill Review
Bob Moore began his company, Bob’s Red Mill back in 1978.
Bob Moore, founder of Bob's Red Mill
Bob's journey began serendipitously in the mid '60s after coming across a book about old stone-grinding flour mills. His enthusiasm was immediate and he decided to find usable stone mills, which were becoming rarer due to the domination of high-speed steel roller mills. His persistence paid off. Equipped with several sets of millstones from an old North Carolina water-powered flour mill, Bob and his wife ,Charlee, began their first mill in Redding, California.
After a few years, they decided to pursue others interests and retired to Oregon City, Oregon in 1978. On an afternoon walk, Bob came across an old mill that, as luck would have it, had a big sign out front reading “for sale”. In just a few short months, he was able to source a beautiful old mill that could stone grind flours and cereals for local customers. Word quickly spread and Bob's Oregon City based mill enjoyed much success.
For over three decades, Bob has been committed to providing people everywhere with the best quality foods available.
Bob’s Red Mill manufactures health cereals, grains, beans, seeds, flours and meals, mixes, oats, but what makes Bob’s company unique is his values:
TRUST HONESTY AND INTEGRITY: These are the three principles Bob's business is built on. The packaging is a great example of this commitment: Their clear bags allow the customer to see the high quality of every one of their products. By producing the very best in whole grain foods, Bob's Red Mill is able to fulfill their commitment to help look after more and more people through better nutrition. Bob simply wouldn't have it any other way.
PRESERVING NUTRITION THROUGH TRADITION: (from their website)
￼At Bob's Red Mill, we know that you can't rush quality. That's why we manufacture our products using time-honored techniques, like grinding whole grains at cool temperatures with a traditional stone mill. This production 'secret' allows us to seal in the freshness and bring you wholesome, quality foods, just as nature intended.
Our beautiful stone grinding mills are much like the ones used during early Roman times. And to this day, our quartz millstones remain the best way to produce the finest products available. Unlike high-speed steel rollers, our stone mills ensure the most nutritious parts of the whole grain remain, so we can pack all-natural goodness right into your bag.
I got to choose three of Bob's greatest mixes: (Which all turned out to be delicious, and my kids loved them)
Makes cookies that are free from gluten, yet full of scrumptious flavor! Made from the finest all natural ingredients, these cookies are soft on the inside with a delicate crispiness outside, and so easy to prepare. Ingredients: brown sugar, evaporated cane juice, garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, semi-sweet chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla), tapioca starch, whole grain white sorghum flour, fructose, fava bean flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, sea salt, natural vanilla powder (sugar, corn starch, vanilla extract).
Spice Apple Bran Muffin Mix is a perfect blend of spices and plump, tasty chunks of dried apple. This mix, containing stone ground whole wheat pastry flour, enriched pastry flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid), wheat bran, dried apples, non-fat dry milk, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, monocalcium phosphate), nutmeg, and cloves, is a true crowd pleaser.
Light and delicate, this is the go-to mix for bakers looking to make the perfect shortbread cookie. Sweet, but not overly rich, these cookies are delightful on their own and can be spruced up with a few minor adaptions.
Bob's Red Mill has many products to choose from, so be certain to check them all out:
I often drive past Bob’s Red Mill in Oregon City on my way to my children’s dentist. I had read a couple of years ago in the People magazine that instead of selling his business, Bob handed it over to his loyal employees, so now it is employee owned. What a great man Bob Moore is.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.