In lieu of the usual Friday Five, I am very excited to bring you a review of Tasty Bakery, an Ann Arbor-based gluten-free and often vegan bakery. I first discovered the company when I was hit with ravenous hunger during a long workday at a coffee shop. I had forgotten to pack a snack that day, so I reluctantly approached the counter; I wasn’t expecting to find much worth noshing, as most coffee shops are usually stocked with traditional (re: not vegan, full of gluten, and loaded with sugar) baked goods and not much else. To my delight I discovered they had Tasty Bakery’s peanut butter granola bars (which are vegan and sugar free!). I was completely hooked after the first bite. The bar was both delicious and filling, and it led me to see what other goods Tasty Bakery had to offer.
I have since enjoyed the sweet and comforting berry bars, the tastes-exactly-like-brownies-are-supposed-to-taste vegan brownie, and the perfect chocolate chip cookie. I am majorly impressed with Tasty Bakery’s ability to create vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free products that taste so good.
The company was founded by Julie Rabinovitz who started baking gluten-free treats after she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. As the website explains, “Julie knew her product would have to taste amazing because that was all she would accept for herself.” And amazing they are!
Tasty Bakery was kind enough to offer a vegan goodie box for one lucky reader! The box includes:
*Peanut butter granola bar
*Chocolate chip cookies
*Peanut butter cup cookies
*Flourless peanut butter cookie
*Berry Bar (un-pictured, hiding under brownie :))
You have four chances to be entered in the giveaway:
- Leave a comment telling me which treat you are most excited to try.
- Friend Tasty Bakery on Facebook.
- Friend Rebel Grrrl Living on Facebook and/or Twitter.
- Tweet or post about this giveaway on a social media site of your choosing.
Leave a comment for each of the above steps. (That means, you will leave four different comments if you decided to participate in all four asks!).
Contest will end Monday at 11pm EST. Winner will be announced on Tuesday.
And if you can’t wait to see if you’re a winner, head over to the Tasty Bakery website. They are running a promotion right now that gets you 15% off orders of $75 or more.