Last week, I received an email from Andrew, the Director of Sales from Cinderella Sweets - the makers of the Shabtai Gourmet line baked goods asking if I would review their products. After reading the email, I was up in the air on whether I should do it. I spoke with Ant about it, and he pointed out that it was a good idea for the following reasons:
- It's a local company. That there aren't that many manufacturers left in New York City. Plus, we try to eat local produce and meats/poultry, so we should eat local processed foods;
- It's a Kosher company, specifically the products are Kosher for Passover & Kosher Parve. Neither Ant and I are Jewish, but we live and work in areas that have large Jewish populations. When Passover comes around, all of our supermarkets become a playground for the gluten-free. Last year, I was able to get a huge variety of pastas, starches, cake mixes, and baked goods at my local Stop and Shop during the holidays. Both Anthony and I remember Shabtai Gourmet boxes in the bakery area of the Kosher for Passover section of our Stop and Shop. Plus, as a wee one, I wasn't able to have any dairy products and my mom looked and bought baked goods based on the Kosher Parve (certified Kosher non-dairy) symbol.
- Their foods are Gluten Free, Casein Free, Lactose Free, Soy Free, and Dairy Free.
So, I decided to email back Andrew to do the review since the products are both local and convenient! Andrew sent me over a variety of goods:
- Ring Tings;
- Brownie Bites;
- Meltaway Cookies;
- Florentine Lace Cookies;
- Lady Fingers;
- Jelly Roll;
- Pread Crumbs
Oh, what do we try first?