Friday, May 4, 2012

The Artisan Bake Shoppe Ltd. Product Review Round #1!

Hi Everyone!
Today I have Product Review #1 of some products from a cute local place called "The Artisan Bake Shoppe". A husband-and-wife team of Markus and Ursula Jaeger, both Master Bakers from Germany, Their Shop is located in North Vancouver but also ship their products out to lots of stores throughout the Lower Mainland like... at specialty markets and fine grocers, including Whole Foods, Choices Markets, and Thrifty Foods. What made me attracted to this bakery, is that all Artisan breads are made from scratch which means no premixes, with no added oil or sugar, and are 100% free of preservatives, artificial flavors and colors, and commercial dough improvers. Great right?!! Also they use only certified organic grains and flour from Anita’s Organic Mill in the Fraser Valley, where the slow, low-temperature stone-mill method preserves the grain's nutrients.
They have a WONDERFUL wide selection of nutritious breads, also if you have sensitivities to wheat, gluten or yeast or special diets, Artisan offers breads and baked goods made with stone-milled whole grains, wheat alternatives, natural rye starter and no added yeast, as well as vegan products.
Also listen to this.. "Customers looking for egg- and dairy-free products will be pleased to know that all of our artisan breads are made without the addition of any eggs or dairy products – this is part of our commitment to making pure and natural breads."... Being I don't eat eggs or animal ingredients, I love to find bakery goods that are yummy and healthy with great ingredients.. and that's what The Artisan Bake Shoppe Ltd. does. (Also I really like their Sunshine Yellow packaging, makes it very fresh and fun looking!) So check out the gorgeous photo's above of all the products and then you can even read the ingredient lists below and a little about the Breads & Goodies I tired.. 

The little * above/after some ingredients means that it's a Certified Organic ingredient.
They use 100% Certified Organic Flout and Grains for all their products.

Vegan Almond & Chocolate Cookies:
Very Bright and flavorful, the almond truly shines in these yummy chocolate cookies.

Vegan Chocolate Cake:
Very soft and light like air, this delicious chocolate cake is sure to put a smile on your face.

Banana - Pecan Cookies: 6 x 50g
These taste like Christmas, the taste really just makes me think it's christmas time! (My favorite time of the year) really popping addictive & flavorful cookies, the pecans make it sooo good. A hint of Cinnamon makes them perfectly spiced, lightly sugared and not strong. 
They are really nice with tea or coffee. (MY FAVORITE!)
* Whole Spelt Flour, Organic Bananas *, Organic Sugar *, Sunflower Oil, Flax Seeds *, Pecans, Cinnamon, Sea Salt, Baking Soda.

Organic Kamut Bread (No Yeast Added): 500g
This one is sweet and perfect straight from the package, which is the way I prefer it, I love it's very soft texture, with simple flavor.
* Organic Kamut Flour *, Filtered Water, Natural Rye Starter (Organic Stoneground Rye Flour *, Filtered Water), Sea Salt.

Organic Grains Treasure... The Dark Multigrain: 500g
This one is my brothers favorite, a very full nutritious bread that makes a good sandwich for the boys in your family!
* Organic Flour *, (Kamut Flour *, Barley Flour *, Spelt Kernels *, Oat Groats *, Amaranth *, Millet *, Buckwheat *, Oatbran *) Filtered Water, Natural Rye Starter (Organic Stoneground Rye Flour *, Filtered Water), Sea Salt.

Organic Whole Spelt (No Yeast Added): 500g
Lightly Toasted with some Organic Butter on top in the morning makes this one a favorite!
* Stoneground Whole Spelt *, Natural Rye Starter (Organic Stoneground Rye Flour *, Filtered Water, Flaxseed *), Sea Salt.

Organic Ancient Grains (No Yeast Added): 500g
This one is good for the health nut in your family, with Sunflower Seeds and a very nutty flavor.
* Stoneground Whole Spelt *, Sprouted Kamut Kernels *, Filtered Water,  Natural Rye Starter (Organic Stoneground Rye Flour *, Filtered Water), Sunflower Seeds, Sea Salt.

Organic Quinoa Bread... with Chia - and Flaxseeds: 500g
Ever heard of Quinoa? Well here is Quinoa Bread! My brother loves Quinoa and we both love this bread, it's very light and fluffy texture, we like to make little mini pizzas with just a slice of the bread and some cheese and vegan meat.. mmm very healthy snack appropriate (pop them in the oven for just a minute or two). 
* Organic Flour * (Spelt Flour *, Quinoa *, Rye *, Millet *) Filtered Water, Rye Starter, Chia Seeds *, Flaxseeds *, Sea Salt, Fresh Yeast, (Topping: Quinoa Flakes).

Organic Coarse Rye (Wheat Free, No Yeast Added): 600g
Lightly toasted with some Mango jam on top... ooo goodness.
* Coarse Cracked Rye *, Filtered Water, Sourdough (Whole Rye *, Filtered Water), Sea Salt.

All the products were one word AMAZING! Love the breads slightly toasted, with my favorite jams, cheese.. They make a lovely healthy morning or lunch meal!
Looking forward to trying more out more products from this company soon.
If your a health nut like me or just looking for some new bakery goods to try out, be sure to check out "The Artisan Bake Shoppe" products found ... at specialty markets and fine grocers, including Whole Foods, Choices Markets, and Thrifty Foods.
If you liked this post, keep a look out soon for more product reviews of goodies from "The Artisan Bake Shoppe".

Retail Store and Café:
127 Lonsdale Avenue,
North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2E7
Phone: (604) 990-3530 ‎

Opening Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 7am – 5:30pm
Sunday: Closed

FTC Disclaimer:
The company mentioned above sent me the product for a possible review.
All opinions are my own.

Have a beautiful day!

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