Everybody Eats is based out of Brooklyn, NY, but they ship nationwide and attend numerous gluten-free events all over the place. Here's the latest gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free and corn-free good news from the Everybody Eats newsletter:
|NEW ALLERGY INFORMATION
After weeks of discussion and research, and consultation with no less than three nutritionists/dietitians, we have developed a new allergy information statement which will soon be appearing on all our labeling. It reads:
Made in a 100% dedicated gluten free and 100% nut-free facility that uses dairy. Chocolate products may contain soy lecithin.
As we told you last time, since we are now nut free, several items from our menu of offerings have been changed or deleted. The Apricot-Walnut and Raspberry-Walnut Rugelach will no longer contain nuts, and the beautiful Chocolate-Orange Torte which contained almond flour is now gone too.
At this time Everybody Eats has five dairy free products: Dairy Free Deli Rolls, Egg Challah, Fudge Brownies, Banana Bread, and Chicken Ravioli. They are prepared in our kitchen where various dairy products are also used. We are careful to avoid any cross contamination.
We have almost completely eliminated all soy from our kitchen as well. We never used soy flour in any of our cooking to begin with because we've never liked the flavor it gives.
We thought that would make us soy free, but then we discovered that soy lecithin was sneaking in via the non-stick spray we were using to coat our baking pans. All the sprays we were able to find had soy lecithin in them too. We solved that one by changing to brushing the pans with canola oil.
But we're not home free yet! The semi-sweet chocolate and the chocolate chips we use in some products have soy lecithin in them. Soy lecithin-free chocolates do exist, but they are much more expensive and we think our prices are already high enough.
We think the chances that the soy lecithin in chocolate will cross contaminate our other, non-chocolate products is almost non existent, but we do have the chocolate in our kitchen, so we can't properly say we are soy free.
If any of this is confusing to you, or if you want clarification on any detail, by all means give us a call and we will be delighted to explain anything we can. Multiple sensitivities are so common we are quite accustomed to them.
P.S. Pizza, Bagels, White Bread, and Challah (also dairy free) are also corn-free.