As a proudly Canadian company, Sweets from the Earth is happy to announce that we are stocking shelves in Atlantic Canada with our sinfully delicious desserts! We are always thrilled to affiliate ourselves with other highly passionate food partners like Sobeys.

Look for Sweets from the Earth in Nova Scotia at Sobeys Express stores, the “modern convenience stores” for customers who want better on-the-go food options that are still healthy. Sweets from the Earth continues to offer the best, all-natural 100% plant-based GMO-free ingredients in all of our treats.Sobeys Express display

Nova Scotians, look no further to be able to sink your teeth into our most talked about gluten-free goodie, the decadent Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bar. Chewy, creamy caramel enrobed in chocolate – a pure delight! Searching for a snack that will satisfy your hunger that’s packed with nutrition? Try our new K’s Whole Food Energy Bars. A clean, simple ingredient list that will get you moving!

Sobeys Express and Atlantic Canada, we are happy to have you as a part of the Sweets from the Earth family!

 


The Toronto Vegetarian Association members have spoken! Our family at Sweets from the Earth is honoured to have been nominated in two categories of the Toronto Veg Awards: “Favourite Vegan Bakery” and “Favourite Vegan Dessert”.

Might we suggest some more market research? The nominated Dairy-free Wild Blueberry Cheesecake is a creamy wonder with a decadent cookie crust, topped with sweet, wild blueberries. And the ultimate fan favourite – our Spiced Carrot Cake with its abundance of organic carrots and our signature vegan cream cheese icing is a true delight. It will be difficult to choose just one!

We would be grateful for your votes! One vote per person only, so please pass the link to vote on to your friends and family. Vote now at: http://torontovegawards2016.questionpro.com/. The voting polls close on September 3rd.

The results will be announced during the 32nd Toronto Veg Food Fest.  Mark your calendars for a weekend-long celebration of the best the vegetarian and vegan world has to offer, hosted from September  9 -11 at the Harbourfront Centre. Please drop by our booth to say hello to our team and to check out our newest goodies!


Hey Sweets from the Earth friends! We have some tasty news to share. Sweets from the Earth has been nominated in the 2016 Veggie Awards!  The Veggie Awards are THE place for the best of all-things vegan. However, we ‘knead’ your help. As part of the recipe for success, we’re asking you to vote for our decadent S’mores Cookie in the “Favourite Vegan Cookie” category. We know that even most discerning vegan foodies out there love this delicious cookie as much as we do.

Please vote now at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/veggieawards. Pull some apron strings and ask your friends and family to submit their votes too.

The polls close on August 31 at midnight. The winners will be announced in the November + December holiday edition of VegNews –  the world’s largest vegan media brand which reaches 2 million people each month.

Thanks for helping us out. We look forward to dishing out some good news in the future!


Blueberry and cheesecake go together like apple and pie!

Our Wild Blueberry Cheesecake is one of our favourite desserts to make and enjoy, and we believe the fruity topping is just as important to nail as the sweet graham base, and the cheesecake itself. (Another sweet secret: you can place a special order for a gluten free version of our 7″ or 10″ round Wild Blueberry Cheesecake!)nf-blueberry-cheesecakeWe only use wild Canadian blueberries which are smaller, tastier, and sweeter than cultivated blueberries. The skin of wild blueberry is full of strong antioxidants that kill free radicals (responsible for diseases like cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, etc.) in the human body. A cup of wild blueberries has almost twice the skin as a cup of cultivated blueberries. Twice the skin, twice the antioxidant power!

Sweet Secrets is a series we created to share fun and quirky unknown facts about our sinfully delicious desserts. You can find our cheesecakes at amazing retailers including, Vegetarian Haven, Loving Hut, Michael Angelo’s Market, Nature’s Emporium, Qi Natural Foods, Highland Farms, Essence of Life, many Loblaws locations, Fiesta Farms, GTA Healthy Planet locations, GTA Whole Foods Market locations, or order directly from us and pick up at our office at 234 Canarctic Drive.


There’s a good reason we all scream for ice cream!

Ice cream’s origin dates back as far as the second century. Alexander the Great enjoyed snow and ice flavoured with honey and nectar, and Nero Claudius Caesar loved his snow treats flavoured with fruit and juices. Marco Polo returned to Italy from his travels with a recipe that resembled sherbet, and in England, Charles I enjoyed a similar treat called “Cream Ice.” The recipe has evolved throughout history, and we’re continuing to mix it up with our fresh and simple creation!

banana-ice-cream

The secret recipe:

  1. Freeze your ripe bananas. This frozen fruit will be the base of your ice cream! No dairy, no gluten, no added sugars. Slice or break into small even pieces and place in the freezer in an airtight container for at least 2 hours, or overnight if possible. 1 large banana makes about 2 servings.
  2. Blend or process your frozen bananas. Take your frozen bananas from the freezer and transfer into a blender or food processor until completely smooth. You might need to stop to wipe down the sides to make sure it’s all mixed in evenly.
  3. Add your dough into the mix. When your bananas are completely smooth, now is the time to add your cookie dough chunks into the blender or food processor. Blend for a couple of seconds only to mix it throughout your bananas.
  4. Freeze until solid (or don’t!). Transfer your mixture into an airtight container and place it in the freezer until it’s solid. If you just can’t wait, you can enjoy it right out of the blender or food processor as a soft serve consistency.
  5. Enjoy!

Tips + tricks:

  • Sub out some or all of the bananas for frozen mangos!
  • Try different doughs! We make a gluten-free chocolate chip, double chocolate, and walnut brownie batter, and nut-free organic ginger molasses, chocolate chip, and double chocolate.
  • Try different sweets! Swap the dough for crumbled cake or loaf.

Mix it Up is a series we created to share new and creative ways to enjoy our sinfully delicious sweets! Take a picture of the cookie dough ice cream you make, and post and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest so we can see your delicious creations, try them ourselves, and share with others too.


The only thing better than enjoying a delicious dessert is surprising someone with a delicious dessert! Let a friend know you’re thinking of them with a cupcake, cheer them up with a Hello Dolly, or say thanks with a Carrot Cake, and enjoy the rush of bringing a slice of excitement and joy to brighten their day.

This month’s challenge:

Show us how you share! Surprise someone with any Sweets from the Earth treats and snap a pic to share the sweetness with us. We will be selecting a winner to receive a $25 Sweets from the Earth Gift Certificate!

You can submit your photos in any of the following ways:

  1. Follow us on Instagram @SFTEBakery, post your photo and tag us, and include the hashtags #SinfullyDelicious and #TreatSomeone
  2. Follow us on Twitter @SFTEBakery, post your photo and tag us, and include the hashtags #SinfullyDelicious and #TreatSomeone

Deadline to submit entries for this month’s challenge is August 31, 2016 (be sure to check back for next month’s challenge, too!). Make sure your accounts are not set to private so we can see your sweet posts. You can find our sinfully delicious desserts at these fine retailers.

Sweet Inspiration:

Owner and chief baker, Ilana, sharing sweets with Fed Up Producer, Laurie David.

Ilana and Laurie David

 

As a vegan company, we are always excited to share as much plant based power as possible. We look forward to seeing what you come up with and sharing the inspiration with the rest of our sweet community!

Sinfully Delicious Challenge details + FAQs.

 


From the outside, it just looks like a delicious Chocolate Cupcake. But bite into it and experience the creamy vanilla surprise!

People have been wondering how we get the fillings inside our cupcakes, and we’re finally sharing our sweet secret. Our incredible team scoops out the middles of the cupcakes, and pipes in the fillings into each cupcake by hand (that’s a LOT of scooping and piping!). But no one complains – in fact it’s everyone’s favourite thing to do, because after we scoop all the delicious cupcake cores, we eat them! Most enjoy them plain, some enjoy them with icing, and others love them with fruit.

Cupcakes

Photo by RAINA + WILSON

 

Our Cream Filled Cupcake, our Coconut Cream Cupcake, and our S’mores Cupcake are all filled.

All of our cupcakes are made in our own dedicated peanut and nut-free, vegan facility in Toronto. (Gluten free cupcakes are available upon request with advance notice!)

Sweet Secrets is a series we created to share fun and quirky unknown facts about our sinfully delicious desserts. You can find our cupcakes at many amazing retailers, including Loblaws Maple Leaf Gardens, Metro in Liberty Village, The Big Carrot, Tsaa Tea Shop, and Nature’s Emporium, or order directly from us and pick up at our office at 234 Canarctic Drive.

 


A sundae bar is a fun and delicious way to celebrate any occasion. Birthday parties, summer bbqs, or even family dinners, watch everyone’s face fill with joy as they build their own ice cream sundaes!

The rivalry of who created the first ice cream sundae dates back to the 1970’s, between Two Rivers, Wisconsin and Ithaca, New York. Two Rivers claims a customer asked for a bowl of ice cream with syrup at a soda fountain, and then it became a regular on the menu for a nickel. Because it was too cheap, they decided to only serve it on Sundays. As it became a hit with customers, they changed the name to Sundaes and served it daily. Ithaca claims Reverend John Scott was served an ice cream with syrup and a cherry on a Sunday at a soda fountain, loved it, and named the dish Cherry Sunday.

The secret recipe:

  1. Choose your ice creams. Scoop your favourite flavour (or flavours!) of vegan ice cream into your bowl.
  2. Choose your toppings. Sprinkle your favourite toppings into your bowl. Anything goes – think sprinkles, candies, fruit, coconut shred, crumbled cookies, chunks of cookie dough, crumbled cake, jam, and Nutty Caramel Chocolate Sauce.
  3. Enjoy!

 Tip + tricks:

  • To set up your sundae bar, prepare your toppings in advance and separate in bowls. When it’s time to serve, put out the toppings with ice cream tubs, bowls and spoons, and let everyone prepare their own!

Mix it Up is a series we created to share new and creative ways to enjoy our sinfully delicious sweets! Take a picture of the fancy cookies you make with our cookies, and post and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest so we can see your delicious creations, try them ourselves, and share with others too.


It’s ice cream sandwich season, one of our favourite seasons! It’s almost impossible to enjoy this frozen treat without an enormous smile peeping through between mouthfuls of delicious cookies and ice cream. Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself.

This month’s challenge:

Show us your vegan ice cream sandwiches! Take two of your favourite vegan cookies, scoop your favourite vegan ice cream onto one of the cookies, and then close the other cookie on top – voila! We will be selecting a winner to receive a $25 Sweets from the Earth Gift Certificate!

You can submit your photos in any of the following ways:

  1. Follow us on Instagram @SFTEBakery, post your photo and tag us, and include the hashtags #SinfullyDelicious and #VeganIceCreamSandwich
  2. Follow us on Twitter @SFTEBakery, post your photo and tag us, and include the hashtags #SinfullyDelicious and #VeganIceCreamSandwich

Deadline to submit entries for this month’s challenge is July 31, 2016 (be sure to check back for next month’s challenge, too!). Make sure your accounts are not set to private so we can see your sweet posts. You can find our sinfully delicious desserts at these fine retailers.

Sweet Inspiration:
Vegan ice cream sandwich made with our Double Chocolate Cookies and Luna and Larry’s Mint Galactica ice cream from @liyachoi .
vegan ice cream sandwich

As a vegan company, we are always excited to share as much plant based power as possible. We look forward to seeing what you come up with and sharing the inspiration with the rest of our sweet community!

Sinfully Delicious Challenge details + FAQs.


There’s a reason the chocolate and syrup drizzles on our cheesecakes don’t all look the same… Each is done by hand from our team with love (which we think makes it even sweeter)!

CHCAlthough our small family business relies on industrial ovens, mixers and other equipment to help us fill orders for, all natural desserts across the country, there are some things we insist we must continue to do by hand. We are proud to provide beautiful sweets that you can feel proud to serve to your friends and family.

Sweet Secrets is a series we created to share fun and quirky unknown facts about our sinfully delicious desserts. You can find our cheesecakes at amazing retailers including, Vegetarian Haven, Loving Hut, Michael Angelo’s Market, Nature’s Emporium, Qi Natural Foods, Highland Farms, Essence of Life, many Loblaws locations, Fiesta Farms, GTA Healthy Planet locations, GTA Whole Foods Market locations, or order directly from us and pick up at our office at 234 Canarctic Drive.