-GLUTEN FREE -DAIRY FREE -SOY FREE
-WHEAT FREE -NUT FREE -EGG FREE
-NO ARTIFICIAL COLORS
- Our Story (Earthly Treats was created out of the love for a grandson with autism and celiac disease)
My grandson Austin was diagnosed with both autism and celiac when he was five and a half years old. In response to these conditions, my daughter and I worked hard to figure out a diet for him that would be free of gluten, dairy, soy, and nuts, as he is allergic or sensitive to several common food ingredients. It was hard for Austin at that age to understand the change we created in his eating habits, but he did understand he didn't want to keep getting stomach aches and diarrhea.
My daughter and I were vigilant in reading product labels, but we often found that even when everything in the ingredient list looked all right, Austin could still have a negative reaction to the food. We were puzzled! I felt so bad for Austin when we would have family gatherings, such as birthdays and holidays, because there would be no fun, pretty, and good tasting treats for him. This put me on a quest to make a special treat for him.
I started with the idea of colored sugar sprinkles that would brighten up those cakes, cupcakes, or cookies. I wanted them to be all natural for his sake, so I used only organic evaporated cane juice and beet juice to make these festive sprinkes. Finally I had something bright and pretty! I was now able to make treats more attractive, but could not find a cookie or cake mix that he could tolerate. Again I ventured to find ingredients that were pure and free of gluten, soy, and the other ingredients we needed to avoid.
This second search opened my eyes to all the cross contamination and undisclosed sources of ingredients in many supposedly gluten free products. Milling an otherwise gluten free flour on the same equipment that processes wheat flour or soy does the allergic consumer little good. I finallly found flours that are milled in a completely gluten free facility. I also found an all natural vanilla powder that is derived from the best tasting, richest vanilla beans available, in a base of GMO free corn dextrose.
I didn't start out to market colored sugar or a cookie mix, but after my research I knew there was a real need for full disclosure of ingredients and to have pure products. I will always list ALL ingredients and what is exactly in them because I realize even a minuscule amount of a contaminant can harm a sensitive system. I keep all the ingredients pure of pesticides and cross contamination and GMO free for the sake of my grandson. I want to take the guesswork out of my products, and I wish more companies would do this for the sake of our children's health.
Finally I have created a delicious, pure sugar cookie mix that will brighten all festive occasions. Just cut the cookies into shapes that fit the occasion, sprinkle with the red sugar, and watch the smiles they bring. My grandson Austin always knows grandma will have a fun shaped cookie just for him at any family gathering. He doesn't feel left out any more, and neither will any of your loved ones who have gluten sensitivity! And I am continuing to develop more healthful, fun, and delicious products for the sake of all allergen sensitive people!
- Avoid Cross Contamination
Did you know that many "gluten free" products may contain some kind of cross contamination? While this may not be important for all of us, any trace amount of gluten can have serious effects on some. All of our products are milled in a completely gluten/wheat free environment, which means the producer didn't just finish milling wheat from the same bin that will be used later to hold "gluten free" products. If you are trying to maintain a truly gluten free diet it's key to avoid any gluten. All of our ingredients are fully disclosed to the last detail. For instance, the only listing needed for vanilla is "natural vanilla," but what source did it come from? Our vanilla powder is natural but we also list that it is in a base of GMO free corn. We want to take the guesswork out for the consumer, so we will always list on the label EVERY ingredient down to its source for your convenience.
-Making a Gluten free Diet a Little Brighter!
Our colorful sugar sprinkles are the perfect brightener for cookies, cakes and cupcakes. They are made with all natural colors and organic evaporated cane juice! It's fun for kids to cut out cookies in their favorite shapes and then decorate them with colorful sugar sprinkles.
Sugar Cookie Mix : 23 oz.
Ingredients - Rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, organic evaporated cane juice, pectin, natural vanilla flavor (in GMO FREE corn dextrose base) Rumford aluminum free baking powder, sea salt.
- Sugar cookie mix
Sugar Sprinkles (RED) : 6 oz.
Ingredients - Organic evaporated cane juice, beet juice.
- Naturally colored sugar sprinkles (red)