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15 January 2017

Food Allergy Consumer Product Review: Better Bites Bakery

Better Bites Bakery
tel. (512) 350-2271

Better Bites Bakery was founded by Leah Lopez, the mom of a boy with food allergies and other dietary restrictions. The Better Bites Bakery's mission on the website says it all--"to bake exceptional, tasty, and delightful treats with special dietary needs and high food standards in mind." I'd say they have achieved their mission!

The FAB Review
Dedicated facility: Yes. Manufacturing facility is free of the top 8 allergens and gluten and is kosher pareve too. They are non-GMO certified through the non-GMO project and verified vegan through Vegan Action. They do not use any artificial colors or preservatives. For the details, please see their website. NOTE: The Mostess Cupcakes contain coconut cream. (coconut is not a tree nut)
Appearance: All three items we sampled looked very lovely. They traveled very well during shipping! They are packaged very well so there were no dents, cracks, etc.

Taste: One word--delicious!
Vanilla Cake Ball

Texture: We sampled three different products--Cake Balls, Better Brownie, and Mostess Mini-cupcakes. The texture for each was exactly the way we had hoped it would be! No weird texture like you sometimes find with gluten-free products. The Cake Balls are heavy, and we kind of enjoyed that aspect, because we felt really satisfied after eating one!
Convenience: Better Bites are available in a number of Whole Foods stores. To see if they are in a store near you, check the Better Bites locator list. If you are like me, and do not live near one of those Whole Foods stores, you can order online and receive your order in the mail.
Price/value: This is a food allergy treat that is on the pricey side, and it should be. These treats are scrumptious, pretty, and are made in a top-8 allergen free bakery. A Cake Ball Sampler which is six 4-packs of cake balls (24 cake balls total) is $40. 12 individually wrapped Better Brownies are $36.00. Four 6-packs of Mini Mostess Cupcakes (24 mini cupcakes total) are $40. Better Bites would be a fantastic gift or treat for someone with food allergies! And if you cannot come up with a special occasion, then you can treat yourself or someone else just because!
Buy again?: Yes, in a heartbeat!

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