Sunday, 29 September 2019

Inside A Vegan Bakery | My Gammie's | GIVEAWAY!


I was introduced to My Gammie's by an avid reader of my monthly newsletter.

A few email exchanges later and a visit to their vegan bakery was arranged, along with a brilliant giveaway for you guys (more on that below!)

My Gammie's is a London-based vegan bakery specialising in baked goods that are free from the 14 main allergens (gluten, eggs, milk, celery, nuts, mustard, peanuts, soya, sesame seeds, sulphites, fish, lupin, molluscs and crustaceans).

Now vegan is one thing, but if you're wondering how in the world it is possible to produce tasty baked goods when avoiding ALL these allergens at once, you wouldn't be alone. I too was curious and keen to find out more.



Visiting My Gammie's


I took a friend along for the experience and on a sunny Saturday afternoon, we were welcomed into the My Gammie's factory. And what a warm welcome it was. On hand to show us around was Co-Founder and Head Baker, Marie-Anne Rasé, along with Operations Director, Shafiq Ahmed.

Make no mistake about it, My Gammie's is the real deal when it comes to ensuring that their products are 100% free from all allergens. We were taken through some rigorous steps before we were able to step foot into the main kitchen. This included washing our hands twice (or was it three times?), wearing overalls, covering our hair and shoes, and wiping down any items (such as my camera and notebook). This is their standard, everyday procedure and you have to admire the dedication. When Marie-Anne and Shafiq described to us the intense deep-cleaning and disinfection that took place when they first secured the baking facilities, we could only look on in awe and absolute respect.

Marie-Anne and Shafiq were absolutely lovely and generous with their time and energy. Marie-Anne had prepared a smogarsbord of treats for us to try, ranging from delectably soft cupcakes to savoury sun-dried tomato bread to turmeric buns and sugar-free chocolate fudge. For those couple of hours in the kitchen, we were in food heaven. And just when it couldn't get any better, Marie-Anne decided to bake us a fresh batch of doughnuts. I mean...

In between stuffing our faces, we got to hear the story of My Gammie's. How Marie-Anne's granddaughter's food allergies inspired her and her daughter, Rebekha, to begin experimenting with free-from recipes. How they eventually founded the company to serve other people who suffer from similar intolerances.

As Marie-Anne and Shafiq spoke about the business, I could hear the passion in their voices. Theirs is a deep understanding of the serious impact of food sensitivity and the risks involved if there is so much as a speck of cross-contamination. Theirs is a desire to put a smile on the face of the child or adult who hasn't been able to enjoy a cake in years due to their food intolerances.

It was refreshing to witness this level of dedication, but I was even more thrilled to discover that their products match the passion. It's no surprise that they have won multiple awards to date, highlighting the quality of their ingredients and the taste of their bakes.

We left with huge smiles on our faces and I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to have connected to this company and the team behind it. Above is the video I put together of the experience (so scroll back up and give it a watch if you haven't) and below I'll tell you how you can win £60 worth of My Gammie's goodies! :)

Giveaway

One lucky winner will get the chance to win a hamper of delicious My Gammie's baked goods. You will receive a voucher worth £60 which you can use to pick and choose your favourite treats from their website (large celebration cakes not included). Your treats will be delivered straight to your door.

Entry Rules and Information:
- You must be over 18 years to enter
- You must be based in the United Kingdom
- Entries close on Thursday 31 October
- Winner will be notified shortly after and given 48 hours to respond. Failure to respond will result in another winner being selected.


There are two ways to enter:
1) Visit Instagram and follow the rules on the giveaway post.

OR

2) Head to YouTube, subscribe and leave a comment under the My Gammie's video sharing your favourite part, which product you would most like to try, and your social media handle (so we can contact you if you win).

Good luck!

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