SAN FRANCISCO — Just Desserts, an artisan-inspired baking company that makes a variety of dessert items, is now a tree nut-free and peanut-free bakery.
|Michael Mendes, c.e.o. of Just Desserts|
“Just Desserts has always strived to provide innovative premium desserts made from wholesome ingredients,” said Michael J. Mendes, chief executive officer of Just Desserts. “Eliminating allergens from our bakery is a natural evolution as we look to better serve our customers.”
He added that while most of the bakery’s products did not include nuts, the company elected to remove all nut-based ingredients to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination. Just Desserts will have labels clearly marked “made in a nut-free bakery” for all products produced following the transition, Mr. Mendes said.
Additionally, Just Desserts launched a new product platform under the sub brand Just Delights at the IDDBA Show in Anaheim, Calif., on June 4-6.
“For the debut of Just Delights, we are featuring sprouted grain as a key component to create an innovative, nutritionally rich sweet bite format,” Mr. Mendes said.
He said the sprouted grain bite uses a variety of sprouted ingredients, including hard red wheat, purple corn, sorghum, quinoa and amaranth.
“Sprouted grains are a good added-value alternative to regular flour,” Mr. Mendes said. “Plus, they are nutritionally dense and heralded for supporting good digestive health.”In addition to the sprouted grains, seeds such as sunflower, pumpkin and sesame add texture and nutrition to the sweet bite. Just Delights is sweetened with fruit and honey, significantly reducing the use of added sugar.