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This Chick Bakes Cookies
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I have to recommend This Chick Bakes cookies.  They just started selling them at my local deli.  Some are labeled Gluten Free and some are not, so I was wary of cross contamination concerns. 

 

I e-mailed the company and got this back from one of the owners:

 

Thanks for taking the time to write to us.  And no, we are definitely

> not a certified gluten-free facility, so I like to tell people who are

> seriously celiac, it's not worth the risk.  I have to say that

> legally.  Now, that said, we are EXTREMELY careful in the gluten-free prep: gluten-free

> prep only happens first thing in the AM before any "regular" items are

> made and the kitchen is still completely de-floured.  Everything is

> kept separately, scooped separately, and stored covered, etc.  I

> understand how critical it can be for someone as I have wheat allergy

> myself and I'm in here breathing flour all afternoon long and that's

> bad enough. My floor manager and one of the key bakers came to me

> directly from a certified gluten-free bakery so they are hyper sensitive to

> procedure as well.  And honestly I have to say, we sell thousands of

> gluten-free products a week and I have never once received a complaint. (yes, I

> just knocked on wood

 

I think they may be largely in the NY metro area, but you can buy online at thischickbakes.com.  I had the cranberry white chocolate something or other and it was delicious.

 

Just wanted to put it out there - probably not for the super sensitive, but maybe for the rest of us!

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