Healthy Cookie Dough by the Spoonful

Tasterie is happy to introduce our customers to a delicious treat that anyone can eat!

How tempting is that cookie dough in the freezer? What if you could eat cookie dough like you eat ice cream; with a spoon and bowl? Now you can! BeReal Doughs has a patented recipe that has healthy ingredients in mind. All ingredients are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, preservative free, vegan, non GMO and fair trade certified! Combining, to create a healthy cookie dough made to eat right out of the container!

Yes, you can bake cookies with this healthy recipe, but
nothing beats a spoonful of cookie dough!

Featured in Edible Cape Cod & Simply Gluten Free Magazines and available in shop at Hometown Juice in Sandwich MA and Local Scoop in Orleans MA!

We were lucky enough to ask some questions to BeReal Doughs and gain some insight into this tempting and creative product!

“How did BeReal Doughs start?”

Avid baker and nurse practitioner
Mary Galvin is on a lifelong mission to
create the most delicious, organic, gluten-free and plant-based pre-made doughs
and cookies. Having suffered many illnesses since 1999, she decided it was
necessary to heal herself through diet and nutrition. Determined not to give up
the baked goods she loved and shared with her family and friends, Mary set out
to develop healthy versions of her favorite recipes to share with the public.

“What inspired your products?”

Mary
loved to bake cookies for friends and family. After she developed new healthy
recipes, she kept sharing the cookies and something interesting happened.
Friends asked for dough. Relatives wanted cookies every time they stopped by.
And people wanted to place orders for parties. They said they couldn’t even
tell the difference between the original recipes and the gluten-free,
plant-based ones.

“What are some new
products/flavors?” 

We have 6 flavors. We have just
come out with a 4-ounce snack size cup, perfect as a grab-and-go option. Each
flavor is also available in 16-ounce family size and 12-ounce individual size
containers.

Our holiday flavors are ready to
roll out and cut into shapes for decorating. Parents appreciate the convenience
and safety for baking with kids. 

Flavors:

  • Signature Chocolate Chunk
  • Cacao Fudge Chip
  • Cape Cod Cranberry Chocolate Chunk
  • Holiday Gingerbread
  • Good Sugar Cookie
  • Oatmeal Cranberry

“What’s BeReal Doughs biggest milestone?”

At the inaugural Plant Based World Expo in NYC this summer (June 2019), BeRealDoughs debuted its delicious (and unbelievably healthy) edible and bakeable cookie dough to the plant based vegan market. “The response was undeniable,” said Galvin. “Everyone loves the dough and they can’t believe how healthy it is.” We really enjoyed taking part in this exposition. We are currently seeking new retailers such as health stores and organic markets.

“What methods and care set BeReal Doughs apart from other cookie dough companies?”

Everything we mix into our
indulgent hand-crafted dough is organic, plant-based, gluten-free, non-GMO,
fair-trade certified, and free of preservatives. Our ingredients are also
dairy-free, egg free and soy-free. Most commercial cookie dough is
not organic and contains ingredients like wheat flour, butter, dairy products,
and soy lecithin. 

BeReal is shelf stable for 60 days
at room temperature so it’s soft and fresh and delicious straight from the
pantry. All of the other dough on the market requires refrigeration, so it’s
hard and cold. Mary’s secret process is patent-pending. We produce all of our
dough in small batches on Cape Cod.

BeReal Doughs has shown so much enthusiasm and care when crafting their delicious cookie dough. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for more information on BeReal Doughs

Back to School Grab ‘n Go!

Tasterie is committed to providing all of our customers with peace of mind, we know it’s tough to find safe snacks that accommodate your allergy needs. That’s why we created the Allergen Friendly Grab ‘n Go box!

This box was created for the busy lifestyle in mind, it is perfect for camping, office life, care packages, or just to have around the house when feeling “snackish”. Included in the Allergen Friendly Grab ‘n Go box are top requested items by our community!

All items included are Top 8 allergen safe (fish, wheat, eggs, peanuts, dairy, soy, shell fish, and tree nuts)

Some items include (but not limited to)

Chips

Protein bars

cookies

fruit snacks

meal cups

Safe Snacks Anywhere!

Have peace of mind that your snacks won’t get you sick. Back to school is a stressful time, don’t let your food add to the learning curve of adapting to classes. In addition to being healthy, the Allergen Friendly Grab ‘n Go box has the best tasting snacks to fit your busy life, quick filling goodies to satisfy your mid-day hunger. Tasterie has reached out to “home-grown” manufacturers that take pride in creating allergen safe food that anyone will enjoy, giving representation to smaller brands helps you learn what else you can eat and enjoy. By showcasing these brands we hope to grow and bring prominence to the needs of the allergen safe community that don’t’ necessarily have a voice.

Because all of our manufacturers are required to fill out an “allergen statement” qualifying them to be part of Tasterie, we only accept the safest and best tasting snacks.

The snacks provided have minimal additives and are as close to fresh as you can get! We want everyone to be able to enjoy Tasterie, and so it is our goal to find the best tasting and safest snacks to for you!

Order now at the marketplace!

Gluten Free gravies & sauces are a dream come true! Thanks Full Flavor Foods!

I recently interviewed Paul Swanson, Full Flavor Foods’ VP of Sales and Marketing. Like many foods that solve an allergen need, they have an intriguing story….

I understand your family started Full Flavor Foods (FFF) in 2007 to fulfill a growing demand for outstanding gluten-free gravies, soups and sauces due to your mother’s gluten-intolerance. There’s nothing more compelling than the personal drive of advocating for a loved one’s well-being. Simply beautiful.

Gluten Free Gravy and Sauces

Would you please speak to Full Flavor Foods’ early day experiences of breaking into an untapped market for people affected by gluten allergy / intolerance. I’m interested to hear the benefits and challenges of being a pioneer manufacturer for the gluten-free market.

Serendipitously, we were the first to offer an extensive, versatile line of quality authentic gluten-free gravies, sauces and soups. Other manufacturers tended to thicken their product lines with wheat and consisted mainly of a very limited assortment of “flavored” gravy substitutes. GF consumers immediately became our loyal customers because they discovered our product was “the real thing” and tasted great.

There are many challenges for a small company like ours. Until the demand grew in recent years, most mainline grocers and retailers weren’t sure if they truly needed to carry many GF products. As a small family business, it’s always been difficult to get serious recognition from big chain stores. To double the trouble, big food manufacturers are able to swamp the marketplace. We really have to fight for every slot in every store.

I’m proud to say, we presented our product line to numerous local Celiac support chapters and their members helped us reach some specialty stores in each Midwest market that were willing to carry GF products.

Can you please speak to your process of product development and expanding flavor profiles? How does Full Flavor Foods contend with unique allergen related challenges that other food manufacturers of sauces & gravies don’t concern themselves with? Congratulations, your poultry and pork items are Top 8 allergen free products! How are you able to provide such full flavors while other gluten-free gravies contain many other allergens?  

There are certain ingredients that could be used but “they don’t play well with others” and so the end product will have an off color or strange aftertaste.  There are a lot of challenges to overcome regarding the ingredients used and costs involved as we go through each step of the process. And, people will only pay so much for a product no matter how good it is; and of course, we must sell enough to stay in business. So there is an important balance that must be considered and applied to the decisions we make. Certainly our products are made in a safe facility and tested accordingly to meet strict food safety and quality standards.

Tell us about your mother’s experiences of seeking gluten-free foods since Celiac Disease is now recognized as a serious disease and (for better or worse) more widespread. What are her most trusted resources that she’d suggest for other people in her situation?

I have let Mom (Anne) answer this question directly:  Before gluten disease was widely known I had to develop expertise for what I ate. I avoid anything listing ‘natural seasonings and flavoring.’  I find the FDA regulations allowing up to 20 ppm questionable and dangerous. I only buy when the NCA and GF logos are on the packaging. Interesting side note to Full Flavors Foods’ answer; Tasterie’s requirements are much more strict than the FDA regulations – 10ppm or less is the minimum. 

Since (knowledge about) gluten disease and sensitivity have become widespread, life has become easier for me.  Labeling is far better. People question me less about my symptoms. I am now sometimes served my GF food at the table without comment.  There are many more choices. Education is widespread along with tips on coping. I carry nuts in case I’m faced with hunger and only gluten choices.

Tasterie screens each and every manufacturer for food allergens on a regular basis. How did you find our screening process? How would you compare that experience to other venues that sell your products?

Well, your screening process was certainly very thorough and probably more so than others I have experienced.  Your team dug into more details than most including seeking “proof” of product claims and extra background on ingredient sources – which was fine by me.

Is misguided nutritional and allergen information on competitors’ packaging a challenge? If so, how?

Packaging labeling is not nearly as vague as it used to be. Fortunately, new upcoming government enforced food labeling standards are going to make the facts even clearer.

These days, some chicken gravies are packaged as  Chicken “Flavored” Gravy, Chicken Gravy “Seasoning” Packets,” Chicken “Style” Gravy Mix.  And, they are all made without chicken or contain almost no chicken ingredients. The nutritional panels actually indicate 0 proteins. Essentially, these products are just a bag of starch with colorings and seasonings. Exactly…. there’s no chicken in the chicken flavoring.

One other way you can usually tell is the price.  A chicken gravy product made without (or with very little) chicken is going to be about half the cost of a product made with chicken. And, when you finally taste the prepared product, the difference is usually quite obvious too. Remember…“You get what you pay for!”

Paul and Full Flavor Foods, thank you so much for your time to speak with us. It truly is a pleasure having your product line on Tasterie’s Marketplace. Being Top 8 verified (except for beef), Full Flavor Foods’ gravies are eligible for any of our subscription boxes! The gravies can also be found here on Tasterie’s Marketplace.