Sunday, November 20, 2011

Random Pastry Drive-By

Image courtesy of Just Delicious Bakery. I inhaled my eclair before I could take a pic. 

Want to hear another Bev story?

Yesterday, the doorbell rang. I opened the door, and there was Bev, holding a pastry box and chattering on her iPhone. She quit yakking just long enough to shove the box at me and say For you! then pivoted and ran back to her car, waving at me over her shoulder. She gunned the car and headed down the street, tires squealing and leaving a trail of exhaust.

John and I looked at each other and laughed.

I opened the box to reveal a ginormous, gorgeous, chocolate glazed creme-filled eclair pastry. Yessssss......

I've never been eclair-ed before. Cool.

A few seconds later, my phone rang. I was still standing in my foyer entranced by the delectable looking contents of the box in my hand.


Wow, thanks, Bev!

"Girl. It's sugar free. I found an amazing bakery that only makes stuff for diabetics. It's only 200 calories."

You're kidding.

"Would I kid you?" (Yes. She would, actually.) "NO I WOULDN'T!"

She was right - it was amazingly delicious and sugar free. If you're in the Portland, OR area, you can visit this shop, one of only five similar bakeries in the United States: Just Delicious Diabetic Delights - Sugar Free Bakery and Candy Shop.  (I am only basing my post on the one product given to me by my BEST FRIEND EVER BEV, so I can't comment on their other goodies. And, of course, I have received no compensation in any form for mentioning this shop.)


 It's interesting that they do not sweeten their products with aspartame, saccharin, honey, fruit juice, Nutri-Sweet, or molasses. This from their webpage:
 We have found over the past two years of baking and research that we feel very comfortable with (4) four different sugar substitutes.  Because our recipes are very confidential, we will tell briefly about the four primary substitutes: 
1.)    Fructevia:  A blend of Natural Fructose, FOS Stevia & Magnesium Carbonate.  This product is Low Carb, PH Balanced, Chemical Free, Gluten Free & Non-GMO. 
2.)    Steviva Blend:  Stevia & Erythritol (all natural gluten free grain extract) this product is easy on digestion and with a zero glycemic index is also safe for diabetics.  It also is low calorie-low carb-gluten free-No maltodextrin & No GMO’s 
3.)    Sucralose:  Safety has been confirmed from more than 100 studies over the past 20 years. Including Toxicology, oncology, neurology, pediatrics, etc.  
4.)    Fruit Sweet:  A natural product we found from Washington State.  Made with the pulp & fiber of Apples & Pineapples. High in fiber. Slow to process.  It is also gluten free, Diabetic friendly & NO preservatives!


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annie said...

I'm glad to see businesses evolving with the times and catering to people outside the norm. I envy the eclair. Must have been sooo good!

Laura said...

Oh my. OH MY.

...hmmm. :)