Thursday, March 11, 2010

Moonlight Bakery Review

I was finally able to get to taste some of the products available from Raleigh based Gluten Free bakery Moonlight Bakery.  I've wanted to get ahold of some for quite awhile and was fortunate to finally try some.  After speaking with bakery owner, Shanah, I placed my order which consisted of the following items.
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Reese Cake Cups
  • Peanut Butter & Chocolate Muffins
  • Sandwich Bread Loaf
Let me start off by saying I have a huge sweet tooth and I generally enjoy just about any bakery product for this reason.  Moonlight's products were very good, even for someone who likes just about any sweet.  I have to say that the consistency of the muffins and bread were very near normal - nice and spongy, not too dense.  The taste was really great too.  I also enjoyed the peanut butter cookies - they reminded me of a Christmas time treat we make in our family called buckeyes (I have roots in Ohio) which basically consist of peanut butter and chocolate - so a little nostaglia there.  But, I'd have to say my favorite was definitely the Reese Cake Cups... these little treats are basically a peanut butter cup wrapped in graham-cracker cheesecake like crust then topped off with an excellent cream cheese topping.  If you like cheese cake, this is for you big time!  I'll definitely be back for more of these.

If you take a quick peek at their Web site (, you'll see a ton more products available - can't wait to try some more.  Moonlight Bakery will also make custom Gluten Free cakes for pretty much any occasion.  We are ordering one for an upcoming birthday party and are pretty excited about it.  I'll post another review later this month about that.  They take online orders via Paypal but will also accept payment upon delivery.  You'll need to place your order by 5pm Monday evening in order to make the Wednesday delivery.  Seems like bakery operator Shanah is pretty willing to work out the details with you.  If you have any questions on this process, you can use the Contact Us page.

In line with GFR's Product Testing Policy, I did test Moonlight Bakery's products using an EZ Gluten test kit and am very happy to report a negative result for Gluten.  I have to admit that I had no doubts about this company after having talked with the owner about her (and her family's) experience with Celiac Disease.  If you read my previous post about Moonlight here, you'll see that Shanah has been a Celiac since 1986 (America's third diagnosis).  Doubts or no doubts, a policy is a policy - so the test was conducted. 

Look for more from Moonlight Bakery as the farmers market season kicks off this spring.  You'll find them weekly at the North Hills Farmers Market.  NOTE -> Take a quick survey here and receive a 25% off coupon off your next Moonlight Bakery purchase.



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