Aleia's wants to move West in 2010! We recently connected with a fantastic woman in PA. Her name is Kristin Crump and she is an active member of the GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group) in Harrisburg PA. After tweeting and e-mailing for a few week, we offered Kristin a sample kit for her to taste, try, and give her feedback on our products. Kristin was just the woman for the job; she began networking with us and connecting us with the GIG group in Harrisburg. In the "Gluten Free For Life" Winter 2010, Volume 9 No. 1 edition Kristin wrote a product review for our Snickerdoodle Cookies! Here is what she wrote:
In case our scan of Kristin's article isn't as easy to read as we would have liked, let's do her article justice by re-typing it here for all of you to read.
"While visiting New York, I came across Aleia's Snickerdoodle Cookies in Whole Foods. So far, I've found them to the best gluten-free snickerdoodle I have tried. They are crisp but not hard and have a slight chewiness to them. They taste just like a regular snickerdoodle and go well with a nice cup of tea. There are 18 medium-large sized cookies in a bag for about $9.95 and they can be found online through Simpson & Vail at http://www.svtea.com/New-Food/products/139. There are other flavors available as well such as: Chocolate Chip, Almond Horn, Chocolate Coconut Macaroon, Ginger Snap, Peanut Butter and Coconut Macaroons.
Aleia's is expanding their distribution and is currently in talks with Garden Spot Distributors so hopefully they products will be available through the GIG gluten-free co-op soon! They have an amazing Italian bread crumbs product not yet available online that I hope will be online or available to us in Pennsylvania soon!
Aleia's is a gluten-free bakery based in Connecticut and all items are gluten-free, all natural, kosher certified and are manufactured in a gluten-free environment. There are no preservatives either, and they last seven months!
If you are traveling, you can also visit their website (www.aleias.com) to find locations of stores who offer their products."
Earlier this month, Kristin helped host a Celiac 101 meeting at a Giant Supermarket location in PA. The group, GIG of Harrisburg PA, meets every month or so for different events and at this event they (all attendees) were all able to taste and try our Chocolate Chip and Almond Horn Cookies! Thank you Kristin Crump, GIG of Harrisburg, Giant Supermarkets and all those celiacs out there for buying and enjoying our products, and for YOUR SUPPORT!