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Conscious Cake Higher Heart Chakra Vanilla & Gold

The Conscious Cake Company Higher Heart Chakra Vanilla & Gold

What do you call a sugar-free, nut-free, wheat-free and gluten free cake? A Conscious Cake!

In addition to being the healthy, these cakes are also a movement for political, social and economic change in the food industry.

These Conscious Cake Company’s artisan cupcakes are not just the healthiest cupcakes money can buy – they are also a movement for political, social and economic change in the food industry and business in the UK and around the world.

Owner Danica Apolline started making healthy cakes for her young son, these cupcakes are organic, vegan, and free from cane sugar, wheat, gluten, nuts and GMOs. Passionate about the science behind blessing food with love, each has a wish for health, happiness and love for everyone who eats one.

The Conscious Cake Company Mini CupcakesYou’ll find flavours such as Root Chakra Chocolate Orange, Higher Heart Chakra Vanilla & Gold and Solar Plexus Chakra Lemon. Mini cupcakes can be purchased in boxes of 12 or 24 or you can opt for a chocolate or chocolate orange cake.

The Conscious Cake Company goes beyond their cakes when looking at how to challenge the status quo – they have also created a business environment free from toxic chemicals used in cleaners and air fresheners, challenged the wage disparity between employees and introduced a Kindness Policy across the business.

If you want to try their cakes for yourself you can order them from Yumbles (free delivery in London).

More info:

www.consciouscakecompany.com

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In short

A tasty wheat free, gluten free AND dairy free bread – now at a supermarket near you

Review

We discovered the BFree brand while visiting the International Food and Drink Event in ExCel last year.

BFree Bread Shaped BenchInitially we were intrigued by the bread shaped bench on their stand, but when we discovered that they were a gluten free brand we were excited! Staff was more than happy to chat with us about their brand and it only took a few minutes for us to realise that BFree Foods are serious about ensuring that coeliacs can enjoy a sandwich:

  • They work with experts in their fields to ensure that the full range has the best nutritional profile possible.
  • BFree has developed a recipe and composition that replaces the gluten and wheat and with natural ingredients.
  • BFree’s breads contain a blend of natural flours, starches and proteins and are made in a dedicated gluten free facility with batch testing done on all productions to ensure that there are no traces of gluten.

Most interestingly for us is the fact that unlike many GF products, BFree have the lowest fat content (1.5%), are high in fibre and have the lowest calorie breads in the ‘Free From’ market at just 60 calories per slice.

What more could you ask for in a gluten free bread?

Taste

Photo 20-03-2013 10 31 03When we tasted the bread we were pleased that we couldn’t tell that it was a gluten free bread, but to ensure that our opinion wasn’t biased (the stand was that cool) we asked some of our testers for their opinion.

Our coeliac tester said: ‘The bread was nice and soft and toasted well! It didn’t go horribly dry after toasting which happens with some other brands’.

Our non-coeliac tester noted that ‘the wraps are fine cold, but when we heated them they had a different smell than we were used to. That said, the wraps remained soft and not soggy after heating and I was able to make a lovely chicken wrap for dinner’

What we liked

The taste – you probably wouldn’t know it is gluten free by the taste alone

The packaging – may sound like a random point, but the packaging just makes eating gluten and wheat free food feel cool

What we would do differently

We’re looking forward to seeing BFree in more UK retailers

Cost

Wheat and Gluten Free Multigrain Wraps – £2.80 for 6

Wheat and Gluten Free High Fibre Brown Seeded Loaf (400g) – £2.49

Wheat & Gluten Free Low Fat Soft White Loaf (400g) – £2.49

Wheat & Gluten Free High Fibre Brown Seeded Rolls (4 x 75g) – £2.59

Wheat & Gluten Free Low Fat Soft White Rolls (4 x 75g) – £2.59

Where to find them

The Multigrain Wraps are available in the ‘free from’ aisle in Asda,

The full range is also available at Ocado

Find out more

www.bfreefoods.com

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Honeybuns Bakery

By BBB

Honeybuns Bakery

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In short

Sp much more than just great gluten- free goodies

Review

Honeybuns Bakery

We spotted Honeybuns at the IFE Show in 2013 and managed to get our paws on a bite sized sample of their brownies. That one teeny taste had us hooked and we wanted to find out more. After doing a little digging we realised that there was more to this brand than tasty cakes!

Honeybuns Bakery was started by Emma Goss-Custard when she was studying at uni. Using family recipes, she made cakes and supplied them to local cafes and businesses as a way to make extra money while studying. The recipes happened to use more ground almonds and polenta than wheat flour, so when the requests for gluten-free assurances increased, the business evolved into a gluten free, wheat free and dairy free bakery.

In addition to using quality ingredients and creating a range of products that are suitable for a variety of dietary requirements, Honeybuns Bakery is also dedicated to leaving as light a footprint as possible upon its surroundings.

The cake board inserts use card from a sustainable source, are printed with vegetable based inks and are recyclable. All packaging cardboard is sold to a local recycle company, who shred it into animal bedding and sell it back to Honeybuns to use for horse bedding. Furthermore, the 5 acres surrounding the bakery is now managed as a nature reserve.

If you don’t have a sweet tooth, Honeybuns Bakery also has a few savoury treats in their range.

What we tried

Snowy Hills

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One of our testers felt that the lemon and ginger in this cake was perfectly balanced and was pleased that she wasn’t left with a nasty chemical aftertaste. She did, however, think that it was slightly too greasy for her liking.

Cranberry and Pecan Flapjack

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Another tester loved the packaging and was pleased that the texture wasn’t ‘gluten free powdery’ She also felt that the pecans made it that little bit more luxurious.

Amondi

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This one of Honeybuns’ dairy free options and is a rich alternative to the traditional amaretti. Both nutty yet chewy, the flavour combination make the Amondi feel somewhat indulgent.

Almond & Lightly Salted Pistachio Cookie

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The flavour combination and texture make this is another great accompaniment to a cup of coffee. It’s sweet enough but not too sweet and has a chewy texture which leaves you feeling satisfied. This is also a dairy free treat.

Almond Moon

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This would be a great mid afternoon snack as it is not too heavy, but still satiates. BBB tester feedback was that ‘it was yummy, but a teeny but pricey for what it is’.

Milk Chocolate Brownie

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This is the winner for us. This doesn’t taste like a gluten free brownie; it tastes like a really good brownie. It’s rich, has a great texture and packs a chocolatey punch.

What we liked

 

The sheer variety of choice

The packaging – besides being environmentally responsible, it’s also really cute

The ingredient list for all products is available

Gluten, wheat AND dairy free considerations

Postage is free over £20

What we would do differently

Math isn’t everyone’s strong point so it would be great if the nutritional information provided was ‘per pack’ as well as ‘per 100g’

Who can eat here?

Calorie Counters, Gluten Aware, Vegetarians

Also great for anyone with dairy on their banned list

Value for money

Individual cookies are £1.50 and flapjacks and brownies are £1.70 – not too bad if you enjoy them as a treat but could get costly if you develop an addiction. It may be worth purchasing a refill pack which contains 6 treats for £9.80 or a refill pack of 12 minis which cost £12.10

Find out more

www.honeybuns.co.uk

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