Our favourite way to cool down on hot days is with ice cream sandwiches! They’re always a hit at the cottage, after the game, at the family bbq, or anytime that calls for delicious fun.

So, who is the genius we should all give thanks to for inventing the ice cream sandwich? According to The New York Times, which cites the book  Of Sugar and Snow: A History of Ice Cream Making, by Jeri Quinzio, the credit is given to a New York City pushcart peddler in 1899. The original incarnation was a smear of ice cream between two thin graham wafers that were revolutionary not only because they provided a hand-held option for ice cream but also because they conducted the heat of the eater’s hands to the frozen treat, allowing it to be more easily consumed.

The secret recipe:

  1. Choose a cookie. The best part is there is no wrong choice. The best cookie is one you’re craving most!
  2. Choose your favourite vegan ice cream. Scoop onto one of your cookies, and pop the other cookie on top to close your sandwich. We love, and have enjoyed many ice cream sandwiches made with Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss and So Delicious cashew-based and soy-based ice creams.
  3. Roll your sandwich in your favourite add-ons. Smashed chocolate bits, sprinkles, coconut flakes all work and taste great.
  4. Enjoy!

Tips + Tricks:

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 ice cream sandwiches 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.


Sure, carrots might not be an obvious choice for dessert, but that makes us love it even more. We feel that by making organic carrots the top ingredient in our Spiced Carrot Cake, you get a dessert that’s not only delicious, but makes you feel a bit better about indulging a moist, sweet, and slightly spiced dessert.

This month’s challenge:

Show us your sweets with carrots! We want to see how you enjoy carrots with dessert, whether it’s enjoying our Spiced Carrot Cake, or something you’ve baked or created yourself. 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 #CarrotDesserts
  2. Follow us on Twitter @SFTEBakery, post your photo and tag us, and include the hashtags #SinfullyDelicious and #CarrotDesserts

Deadline to submit entries for this month’s challenge is June 30, 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:

Garden carrot cupcakes we made for a special order.

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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.


We guess size does matter – at least when it comes to buying dessert!

Our Caramel Almond Shortbread is smaller than our other individually packaged sweets, so it often gets passed up for a fuller-looking sweet treat. But those who have tried our shortbread are committed, loyal fans. almond-shortbreadOur shortbread is gluten free and slathered in decadent caramel, with slivers of almonds. Like all of our sweets, it’s also free of dairy, egg, preservatives, refined sugars, GMOs, and anything artificial.

Sweet Secrets is a series we created to share fun and quirky unknown facts about our sinfully delicious desserts. You can find our shortbread at many amazing retailers, including Market Fresh, Urban Bulk EmporiumPusateri’s, Bloor Street Market, Independent City Market, The Organic Garage, Coppa’s Fresh Market, Noah’s Natural Foods, and Ambrosia Natural Foods, or order directly from us and pick up at our office at 234 Canarctic Drive.


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**NOW WITH PEANUT BUTTER!**

Beginning May 6th, 2016, we are using decadently creamy peanut butter in our classic Chocolate Chewy Nut Bar (peanut butter has replaced the cashew butter we used to use).
After much taste testing and recipe development in our dairy, egg, wheat & gluten-free bakery, we are excited to bring you this flavour enhancement!
Over the next couple of weeks, our new Chocolate Chewy Nut Bar will be on store shelves ready for you to sink your teeth into. When you try it, please let us know what you think – on instagram, twitter, facebook or simply by sending us an email. ! Or even better, try it with our Gluten Free Veggielicious Special. More details here.

Keep watching here, and on social media for what’s coming from our bakery next!


 

 

 

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Veggielicious is ON and runs through May 22! Call in and arrange to pick up your specials. We have both nut-free and gluten-free packages available, both of which are, of course, dairy free, egg free, and free of preservatives and refined sugars. Both specials are $20.00 + HST!

Nut Free Special includes: Whoopie Pie, Apple Pie Square, Sour Cream Coffee Cake Muffin, Chocolate Zucchini Muffin, Chocolate Fudge Cake, Carrot Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, NEW S’mores Cookie and Date Square. $20.00 + HST

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Gluten Free Special includes: Banana Blueberry Muffin, NEW Chocolate Almond Biscotti, Chocolate Superstuff Cookie, NEW Chewy Nut Bar (now with peanut butter!), Peanut Butter Cookie, Walnut Brownie, Peppermint Nanaimo Bar, Hello Dolly Bar, Caramel Pecan Bar and Caramel Almond Shortbread. $20.00 + HST

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Pick-ups are at 234 Canarctic Drive (Sun 11-4 or Mon-Fri 9-5:30). Order your special by 12:00 the day before pick-up, or by 12:00 on Thursday for Sunday pick-up.

Optional downtown pick-up location: 17 Baldwin Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto ON | Order your special by Thurs. May 12 at Noon and pick-up by Fri. May 13 (11am-4:30pm) or Sat. May 14 (1pm-4pm) OR order by Thurs. May 19 at Noon and pick-up by Fri. May 20 (11am-4:30pm). *Please note that Friday pick-ups are ideal to ensure the freshest products.*


We couldn’t do all we do without our amazing retailers across the nation who make it possible for all to enjoy our sinfully delicious plant-based, nut-free and gluten-free desserts! Help us say thanks for a chance to win this month’s challenge.

This month’s challenge:

Show us where you shop! Where’s your favourite place to pick up your Sweets from the Earth? Snap a selfie in front of our sweets or a Sweets from the Earth sign at your favourite retailer. 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 #WhereIGetMySweets
  2. Follow us on Twitter @SFTEBakery, post your photo and tag us, and include the hashtags #SinfullyDelicious and #WhereIGetMySweets

Deadline to submit entries for this month’s challenge is May 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:

Ilana at Sobey’s with Jamie Oliver.

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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 is one ingredient that our sweet owner and chief baker, Ilana Kadonoff, won’t eat on its own. In fact she despises it! But she insists on including it in her brownie recipe because she believes it was meant to be there.

Ilana doesn’t like walnuts… that is, unless they’re in brownies! She insists that’s what they were meant for, and that’s where they belong.

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Walnuts add the perfect texture, flavour, and crunch to our gluten-free, vegan brownies, which we all believe should be fudgy, not cakey, have an intense chocolate flavour, but not cloyingly sweet. Most people insist butter and eggs are essential for the perfect brownie, but not us. We all think ours is perfect just the way it is!

Sweet Secrets is a series we created to share fun and quirky unknown facts about our sinfully delicious desserts. You can find our brownies and gourmet frozen brownie batter at many amazing retailers, including Healthy Planet, Organic Garage, Ambrosia Natural Foods, Goodness Me, Essence of Life Organics, Espresso Post, Fresh Restaurants, and the Lazy Tulip Cafe, or order directly from us and pick up at office at 234 Canarctic Drive.


Put that waffle iron to good use! It’s not just for making a hearty weekend brunch anymore –  it will allow you to whip up easy and delicious cookie waffles that the whole family will enjoy.

A waffle iron is a cooking appliance (probably hiding in the back of your cupboard) that dates back to the 14th century. It has two hinged metal plates moulded to create an elaborate pattern as it cooks your waffles. Throughout history, designs have included a coat of arms, landscapes, religious symbols, and the traditional honeycomb pattern that is most widely recognized today. General Electric produced an electric prototype in 1911, and started popping up on counter tops in 1918.

The secret recipe:

  1. Warm up the waffle iron. Plug it in, turn it on.
  2. Prepare your cookie dough. If you love baking like we do, then you can prepare your cookie dough from scratch following your favourite recipe. But to save you time, we’ve prepared our sinfully delicious cookie dough recipes (gluten-free and nut-free options) made with plant-based ingredients, free of GMO’s, dairy, eggs, preservatives and refined sugars (available at these amazing retailers).
  3. Grill your dough. Add your dough to your waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
  4. Enjoy!

Tips + tricks:

  • Your cookie waffles are great the way they are, or you can serve them like a regular waffle. Plate and drizzle a sweet sauce over top like chocolate, caramel, or date, and serve with nuts and fruit!

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 waffles you make with our dough, 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.


No matter how you pronounce it, this chewy, buttery nut is amazing for both our health and our taste buds. They’re great on their own, and even better (in our opinion anyways) wrapped up in a sweet chocolaty treat. We show the pecan our love by including it in a number of our sinfully delicious desserts, like the Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bar, Hello Dolly, and Chocolate Chewy Nut Bars.

This month’s challenge:

Show us your pecan love! Do you enjoy them on their own, sprinkled over a salad, in a sweet treat, or in a totally unique way? 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 #PecanLove
  2. Follow us on Twitter @SFTEBakery, post your photo and tag us, and include the hashtags #SinfullyDelicious and #PecanLove

Deadline to submit entries for this month’s challenge is April 30, 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:

Our sinfully delicious, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, Chocolate Pecan Caramel Bar.choc-pecan-bar

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.

 


Although we spend a great deal of time and creative effort to come up with new and exciting cupcake favours for all to enjoy (and we hope you do!), we can’t believe our most popular cupcake is the most understated. Our vanilla cupcake remains a favourite among our customers all year round, by a long shot.Vanilla CupcakeThis classic choice has just the right amount of sweetness and natural vanilla bean flavour, and it’s made with top quality ingredients you can feel good about enjoying: organic unbleached wheat flour, organic evaporated cane juice, sunflower oil, organic tofu, organic soymilk, natural oil blend (palm fruit, sunflower, soya, canola, flax, olive), tapioca starch, non-alum baking powder, sea salt, vanilla bean.

All of our cupcakes are non-GMO, vegan, peanut and nut-free, sesame-free, dairy-free, egg-free, cholesterol-free, refined sugar-free, free of artificial colours and flavours, trans-fat free, and are certified kosher. Try saying that five times fast –or don’t and just enjoy biting into one of our sinfully delicious sweets!

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 Fresh RestaurantsThe Big Carrot, Tsaa Tea Shop, and Nature’s Emporium, or order directly from us and pick up at our office at 234 Canarctic Drive.