I am a big fan of local businesses. That's why when I learned about MoPweeze Bakery during my GFAF Expo blogger stint last Fall, I didn't waste anytime connecting with them. Quite a daunting task at that time since their booth was always packed with people sampling their yummy treats.
Anyway, what makes MoPweeze Bakery close to my heart aside from it being an NJ business is their product. All their desserts are wheat/gluten, dairy, egg, soy, sesame and nut free. Happy dance Food Allergy friends!
According to its owner and head baker Christine, she started the company because she knew first hand how difficult it is to find delicious treats when one has life threatening allergies. She and her husband have food allergies. So are their two sons. The biggest inspiration of MoPweeze came from her youngest son Maddox who is currently allergic to 19 foods and counting.
Above is the sampler pack Chris has sent (they deliver in the NJ area and ship nationwide) my family to try and review. It included flavors such as 'Jamaican Me Crazy' Blue Velvet, Gimmi Mo Banana Choco Chip and Janny's Chocolate Mint. Looks pretty right?
As you may know, Child #2 and Child#3 are high risk for having Anaphylaxis for multiple food. That's why I made sure that MoPweeze's facilities are completely nut and peanut free. On top of that, Chris assured me that all their flavorings and ingredients are vegan and gluten free.
You should see the excitement in Child#2 and Child#3's eyes when they saw the cupcakes and I actually told them that they can have a cupcake I didn't make. Not that my cupcakes aren't good. They said they felt relieved that in case, I'm not able to make them a treat, they can also tell their dad what to buy for them. Hmm.. these kids are getting smart. What do you think?
When the kids and I tried the cupcakes, we were all surprised that the cake is moist and really flavorful. The frosting is also light and not overly sweet. Blue Velvet was hands down their favorite among the three flavors. 3 out of 4 liked the Chocolate Mint. While Child#1 preferred the Banana Chocolate Chip. As for me (the one with the sweet tooth and no known food allergies), I liked all of it. Who says only those with food allergies can enjoy these cupcakes?
Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, our friends from Mo Pweeze Bakery would like to give you a sweet treat. They are giving away 4 Yum Yum Cupcake Jars to one lucky US reader. That's a total of 8 cupcakes (retail price of $32 + shipping). You can choose up to four flavors as well.
What are you waiting for? Join now. This giveaway will end on Feb. 9, 2015 11:59 pm EST.
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(Note: I received free products to use for this review. This however, doesn't affect our opinions. Please see my full disclosure here.)