Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sweet Alexis Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Bakery!

Sweet Alexis is a new nut-free, dairy-free and egg-free bakery that is absolutely delicious and available by mail order. According to their web site, they will also be offering gluten-free items soon. The company was started because the owners' daughter suffers from several severe food allergies and as we know all too well, that certainly limits your bakery options.

I was recently contacted by Michele, the founder of Sweet Alexis and my family was lucky enough to try some of the bakery's wonderful treats. Every item they sell is not only nut-free, but egg- and dairy-free, so it's a good option for people with that cluster of allergies.

My family loved this stuff! We tried oatmeal cookies (without raisins--which incidentally my kids and I prefer), chocolate chip cookies, banana bread and zucchini bread.

I'll admit I'm picky when it comes to baked goods--and since we can eat eggs and dairy, I wondered how this would be. Let me tell you--it's wonderful! The breads, especially, were so moist, flavorful and fragrant. My oldest daughter pretty much demolished the banana bread mini loaf in one sitting (as you'll see from the photo above).

My husband went gaga for the zucchini bread and my youngest daughter loved that also. "I think this is my new favorite thing," she said after taking a bite.

Cookie monster that I am, I especially loved the cookies. Both kinds were very fresh, chewy and full of good flavor. Even though they were non-dairy they had that good, "buttery" taste that's so enjoyable in bakery items. The best part? My daughter was so happy that she could partake of bakery items that are safe for her. What a great thing!
Check out the Sweet Alexis web site for a full range of their products and ordering info. I've also added a link to their site on the right side of this blog.

I absolutely LOVE nut-free bakeries and plan to review more, so if you'd like, send me your company info.

Also, check out my new blog video! It's my brother's Christmas present to me (he's in communications and media). Thanks, Don!


kelly said...

i love it! i will definitely give it a shot...thanks for the review. i about flipped at first because i thought you were going to say it was a store opening in chicago...i was going to drive right there now. aren't we all craving a storefront with allergen free products??? one day i hope!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! Here is another nutfree bakery in RI to check out!

celiacmama said...

That's fantastic!! I will be SO happy if they offer gluten-free too! It would make those of us in the gluten-free/nut-free world quite happy!

Jennifer B said...

Jenny, love the video! That was a great touch. You are just as well spoken on video as your are "in print"--great advocate!

Not surprising, I too heard from Michele, Founder of Sweet Alexis, recently. I'll try not to be redundant, and will wait a bit too!

Jenny said...

Jennifer, don't worry--I'm sure she'd love to have the bakery get maximum exposure.

Anyway, I'm featuring Little Rae's soon on my blog and I think you covered them, there recently. It's a small "nut-free" world out there and I think it's good for as many of us as possible to get the word out about nut-free products.

Glad you liked the video! :)