I tend not to blog about new products, preferring to reserve my reviews for that section on my site. However, every now and then there are some items that I really want to call a bit of extra attention to.
I was lucky enough to sample a new gluten-free line coming soon from a company that actually lives their brand name. The Greyston Bakery is located just up the road from Gluten Free Mike in Westchester County, New York. What makes this company so unique is that all of the profits the company takes in go directly to the Greyston Foundation whose mission is to support low-income individuals and families as they forge a path to self-sufficiency and community transformation. The bakery employs individuals who just need an opportunity to help get their lives on track. I checked out many of the profiles on their Web site and each story was more inspirational than the next.
I sampled the oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookie varieties. The oatmeal raisin were wonderfully crisp and chock full of sweet moist raisins. There was a perfect balance between the nuttiness of the oatmeal and sweetness of the raisins. The chocolate chip were equally as crisp and flakey as their oatmeal counterparts but were filled with sweet chocolate morsels. Both cookie bases were buttery perfection without being too sugary sweet so as not to distract from the wonderful add-ins.
So the next time you have a hankering for some truly delicious cookies, do as Greyston’s tagline advises and Feed Your Conscience. What better way to enjoy a sweet gluten-free treat than knowing that your purchase is affecting huge change.
You can view Greyston’s complete line of sweets on their Web site where you can also place an order and learn more about the company. Their gluten-free offerings are not yet available but you can get a sneak peek if you become a fan on their Facebook page. The gluten-free line will have: Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies; Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes; Banana Nut Muffins; and Banana Nut Bread and be available for purchase on their Web site starting November 2nd.