(This is a product review – all opinions are my own. Disclaimer here)
I recently got an email from Ryan with Mom’s Meet and was invited to try out the new ginnybakes products. I had never heard of, or used this product before and when I looked into the information that he sent, it looked delicious. I couldn’t wait to get my package and figured that there would be a few boxes of the cookies, etc. Well, it was much more than that, check out what I received:
There were cookies, bake mixes and snack bars, I was excited to see what it was all about. Looking at the ingredients, I was impressed with what was used in the products. All natural and great for people with problems with gluten, etc. I don’t have any problems with that, but still, eating healthy is something I’m trying so hard to do more of. It always makes me wonder why we ever went away from the natural ingredients, etc. Now I know that people wanted things faster and sweeter, etc., but in the effect of them being so bad for us, it took too long to understand that. Now with companies like ginnybakes, we are getting the yummy back without the health risks – I love it!!
So I tried out the snack bars first and they tasted great – however I started having issues with itching in my throat. I read the ingredients and there were pumpkin seeds as an ingredient. Just recently, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve started having issues with pumpkin seeds. I’ve always been semi-allergic to walnuts and pecans, but never in the way that you hear about some people. I usually just get the throat scratch, but no major issues. Now with pumpkin seeds, it seems to be a bit worse. Darn!! The taste was amazing and would be perfect for taking with us on ATV rides, picnics, etc. – oh well, I’ll give those to my husband and stick to the cookies!
I then decided to make some of the brownies that were in a baking kit that was included. Those turned out great!! Perfect size and were so yummy for an after-dinner snack. Even my husband loved them. Very easy to make and you have a lot of options. The ingredients called for coconut oil, but I used Canola instead and it turned out great. I’ll have to try it with the coconut oil when I get some more. 🙂
All in all, the products were amazing. I actually gave some of the cookies to my neighbor who is having health issues and trying to snack better. He loved them and said he would definitely eat them again….better keep an eye on the stuff on my counter! j/k I’m so glad to find something like this and be able to tell others about it.
Looking into where they are available, I have found that they are not in my local stores, however I can purchase them on Amazon – you can get some here, as well! Hopefully, once the word gets out, they will be available in more areas around the globe!
About The Company:
ginnybakes products are the result of listening to our community, friends and family. we develop each recipe with you and your active lifestyle in mind. we start with the best ingredients on earth and end with a smile on your face. and boy, do we love that smile.
We exist to fulfill a need, and have the passion to deliver. have dietary restrictions? we got you. need a quick pick-me-up between classes? no problem. want a healthy, organic treat for your kids? we do too! ginnybakes are your go-to snack – on the run, in the sun, while having fun.
We only use the best ingredients – You deserve the best. you know it, and we live for it.
We source organic, gluten-free, non-GMO ingredients so you can actually feel good about treating yourself. we call this a mindful indulgence. you’ll see what we mean. it’s that sparkle in your eye after taking a bite of our double chocolate happiness. it’s the spring in your step after a love and nuts ginnybar. our mission is to make sure your body gets the good stuff. this must be love.
Everything is hand made – Our team wakes up early. like, we wake up the rooster, early. but its not in vain, after all, who doesn’t love the smell of fresh baked cookies? right?
ginnybakes is incredibly proud of our artisan bakers. every day they expertly orchestrate our kitchen – combining, mixing, pouring- and with a watchful eye, make sure your cookies are baked to absolute perfection. their passion fuels the spirit and nourishes the heart of ginnybakes. this dedication is our sweet symphony to you.
From our kitchen to yours – Nothing makes us happier than sharing. so when that last cookie box is sealed and loaded on the truck, there’s a rush of excitement. it’s a dream come true, every day. another sweet fulfillment, another mindful indulgence on its way to be enjoyed by you.
We hope your friends and family love our bakes as much as we do. that would make us all warm and fuzzy inside.
Our products are organic – At ginnybakes, we take pride in sourcing the best organic ingredients we can find. in being organic, our products are certified by Quality Assurance International, in that all ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms or ionizing radiation. we also believe in being stewards of our planet, and build strong partnerships with suppliers who use renewable resources, conserve soil and water, and enhance environmental quality for future generations.
We’re also gluten-free – Our products and ingredients exclude the protein, gluten. gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and tritcale. our community can also look to ginnybakes to be a source for gluten-free treats that can be enjoyed by people living with celiac disease.
We only use non-gmo ingredients – Being non-gmo (genetically modified organisms) means we do not use ingredients that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. gmo’s were developed to help crops withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. please visit the non-gmo project to learn more.
We’re sensitive to your dietary needs – starting as a certified holistic nutritionist, ginnybakes products were developed in response to many of ginny’s clients asking about healthy, nutritious snacks that worked with their sensitive diets. this is why all ginnybakes products are gluten-free, organic and non-gmo. we want you to feel good about what you put into your body, and go to great lengths to make sure we only use the good stuff.
being kosher is important to us, because it’s important to you
ginnybakes is also certified kosher, which means that we adhere to strict policies of kosher food laws, including cleanliness, purity and quality. learn more about being certified kosher here.
100% vegan certified. we do not use animal products in our vegan treats – for the vegan treats in the ginnybakes family, we guarantee that there are no animal, or animal by-products used in our treats.
We believe in a healthy lifestyle – we believe healthy living starts at home. Ginny’s family talks the talk, and walks the walk by making food-conscious decisions about what they eat. eating choices are only part of a healthy lifestyle, and ginnybakes encourages our community to participate in all kinds of activities from yoga to paddle-boarding, CrossFit to boot camp, to help keep your body in top form.
We believe in community – our community sustains us. from the beginning, ginnyfans have been the heart and soul of what we do and why we do it. we strive to support your healthy and active lifestyle while pursuing your dreams and reaching your goals. with your support, we will continue to grow and introduce gluten-free, organic, treats to homes across the nation. please join us in continuing the education of our youth and raising awareness for healthy living.
Ginny is a certified holistic nutritionist – Ginny’s background comes from a passion and love for living and eating healthy. graduating from the School of Integrative Nutrition in New York City, Ginny taught her clients about organic foods, with many having cases of gluten intolerance and celiac disease. they often dealt with stomach and digestion issues. in her quest to help relieve their pain and discomfort, Ginny began baking gluten-free treats just when her clients thought they had to give up sweets entirely. for many, this was nirvana, a renewal and provided hope that they could eat clean, and indulge mindfully along the way.
Our products are made in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen – our kitchen is completely gluten-free. our job is to keep people safe and we go above and beyond for you. we create strict procedures for our kitchen that meet high standards. we do not have cross ventilation of air, we do clean sweeps of our facilities on a regular basis and we are tested four times per year, ensuring that we have the lowest air particle numbers as possible. we take this stuff seriously.
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Founded in 2010 by Ginny Simon, ginnybakes is the realization of a dream. combining Ginny’s passion for nutrition, active living and baking, our products are a natural expression of her dedication to leading healthy, balanced lives. Our mission is to create outrageously delicious and nutritious organic, gluten-free, non-gmo treats the whole family can enjoy. for us, wellness is more than a term, it’s a way of life, a belief system, and a standard to which we hold ourselves accountable. That’s why ginnybakes ingredients are sourced with the utmost care and concern for what goes in to your body. after all, it is a beautiful machine, and we’ll do our part to make sure it only gets the good stuff.
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I, Jamie Tomkins, own and operate Tiger Strypes Blog located at www.tigerstrypes.com. From time to time you’ll hear about my real life experiences with products and/or services from companies and individuals. Let it be known that I have no affiliation with these said companies, and have not received compensation for reviewing their service/product. The service/product was given to me by the company or any agents of the company. The review that I give regarding the product/service is based off my own personal experience, I do not guarantee that your experience will be the same. I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms MeetSM program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms MeetsSM blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Medai Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.