Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bakery On Main

It all started in the small bakery of a natural foods market on Main Street in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Founder Michael Smulders listened to his Celiac customers complain about the taste of many of the gluten free options available to them. He thought that no one should have to suffer because of a food allergy or other special dietary need, and made it his mission to create products that were good for them but taste like they aren’t. Late in 2003, after tasting a granola recipe one of the bakers was working on, Smulders said, “these gluten free people need granola!” He walked through the store and gathered ingredients and baked the first batch that day. It took almost 2 years to find gluten free sources of all the ingredients and find a place where they could make the product without risk of cross-contamination. Three years and two bakeries later, the gluten free granola is made in a 34,000 square foot manufacturing facility with state of the art quality controls and in-house gluten testing on every batch. Located just a few miles down the road from the original bakery, the plant maintains the small bakery quality by continuing to bake in small batches. That's the Bakery On Main!
We got to try a few products, and love them! We tried the Happy Oats. Each bag offers 24oz of the oats in a convenient, resealable bag. This resealable packaging means your oats will stay fresher longer, you won’t need to transfer them to another container, and you won’t find spilled oats all over your cabinets!
We also tried the Nut Crunch snacks! A delicious mix of nuts, certified gluten free oats, and bits of dried fruit or chocolate. The savory sweet snacks will be an overall taste bud pleaser!

Check it all out at Bakery On Main on Facebook, as well as Bakery On Main on Twitter.

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