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29 December 2008

Beautiful Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free Cookies

Have you heard of Cookies...for Me? Before long, I think you'll be hearing a lot more about them. Cookies...for Me is a baking company which makes really lovely, eye-appealing all-natural cookies and they are dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free and nut-free (peanuts and tree nuts). Yes, you heard right--beautiful, delicious and safe for many people with multiple food allergies as well as celiac.

The package of cookies and one scrumptious brownie from Cookies...for Me was impressive indeed. With just the peanut allergy in my family, I can say that my children "ooh'd" and "ah'd" upon seeing the cookies; they look so good! It's hard to believe they're allergen free! They're made from the highest quality ingredients, with no artificial colors or flavors. Jamie, the owner, told me of how carefully the ingredients and suppliers are selected. 

The cookies are not tiny. Each cookie is a few inches long and a couple inches wide. Yet, my five year old devoured the better part of one iced sugar cookie in one sitting. In fact, I discovered I had to pace trying all the different goodies. It is wonderful that Jamie Enders, founder of Cookies...for Me, has created such beautiful and tasty treats that are safe for so many food allergic sweet teeth. When I thanked Jamie for the package of goodies and told her of my children's delighted reactions, she said "I want any kid big or small to have that exact reaction that your children had.  Shouldn't anyone with food sensitivities be able to eat like anyone else?  That is what motivates me each and every day." Absolutely. Yes. She's right.

Like many of the wonderful new companies focusing on food allergic consumers, Cookies...for Me is the creation of a mother inspired by her child. You see, Jamie's young son, Matthew, has celiac disease and multiple food allergies. In fact, the name of the company, Cookies...for Me, is inspired by him and a few simple words he uttered as a very young child, wondering if he could partake in the same foods as his twin brother, Joshua. Take a look at the About Us page on cookiesforme.com to read more about the company and its start.

Cookies...for Me's products may be purchased online at www.cookiesforme.com and likely will be available at a Whole Foods Market near you soon if they aren't already. Can you imagine being able to just stop by the local Whole Foods and pick up a brownie or other goodie for you or your food allergic loved one in the bakery section? I know it is hard to believe, but isn't it fantastic?! If that doesn't wow you, the incredibly rapid growth and success of Cookies...for Me should. The company is not yet 2 years old and already has its goodies in the bakery department of many Whole Foods Markets!  It's phenomenal! Thank you, Cookies...for Me, we're glad you're here! We wish you much success.

Cookies...for Me is located in Furlong, PA. Please visit their website at www.cookiesforme.com for additional information.

1 comment:

Col said...

Cool-- I'm going to check these out. My son also has multiple food allergies and celiac, and desserts are a real challenge.