WHAT IS GAIA (guy• uh) ?
"GAIA" MEANS EARTH
Its interpretation is that all things on Earth are connected one way or another to include how we grow and source our food, what we consume, and how we create products and handle the waste.
GAIA Cookies provides an iconic treat like America's go-to favorite, the "Chocolate chip cookie" for those who have dietary restrictions or severe food allergies. Less label stressing and more enjoying the sweet things in life.
Our focus is choice ingredients that remain as allergen-friendly as possible making these cookies a one-of-a-kind option!
LABORATORY TESTED FOR ALLERGENS
Tested by a USDA Accredited Laboratory for extra precautionary measures and GAIA Cookies are free from Gluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts & Soy. Nuts tested include, almond, cashew, hazelnut, pecan, pistachio, and walnut. We assure deep cleaning procedures and contamination measures are strictly followed.
GAIA INGREDIENTS ARE
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
These cookies are awesomely delicious. Tried other store-bought healthier versions that are too dry and taste too much like cardboard. These cookies have the perfect balance of flavor, softness and a touch of crisp along the edges. My kids devour these cookies!
— Lee A.
WHO IS GAIA FOR?
WHAT'S IN A GAIA COOKIE?
Semi-sweet morsels made with organic cane sugar, organic chocolate and organic cocoa butter.
Soft and chewy cookie dough with crisp edges made of nut & oat-free flours, soy-free vegan butter, eggless and dairy-free.
We use organic light brown sugar and organic cane sugar. No corn products in our chocolate chip cookie!
Skip the dense cardboard or dry crumbly sand-like grittiness that you typically get with gluten-free and xanthan-free cookies.
All ingredients are vegan & non-GMO
Flour Blend (White Rice Flour, Potato Flour, OrganicTapioca Flour), Vegan Soy-Free Butter (Canola, Palm Fruit, and Olive Oils, Water 2% or Less, Annato Extract, Lactic Acid Non-Dairy, Natural Flavor, Pea Protein, Salt, Sunflower Lecithin), Organic Light Brown Sugar, Organic Cane Sugar, Chocolate Chips (Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Chocolate Liquor, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Sunflower Lecithin, Organic Vanilla Extract), Pure Vanilla Extract, Baking Soda.
WHAT MAKES GAIA UNIQUE?
Owner - GAIA Cookie Creator
Auguste Escoffier Culinary School, Honors Graduate
While in culinary school and studying the farm-to-table process, I saw the need to learn more about how our food is grown and harvested. The further I researched, the more I learned about an ongoing significant increase in allergies, intolerances, and auto-immune diseases.
Not only do I enjoy making delicious food but I have family & friends with food allergies and intolerances along with a few myself. This journey started with making a cookie that my Mom could enjoy. She was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, Multiple Sclerosis, she has a number of foods that affect her body inside and out. I wanted to make a treat not just for my mom and myself but for so many more people that I found out there suffering from being excluded. GAIA Cookies provides inclusion for those who are excluded.
We have to eat to live, make the most of it with the best of it! LEARN MORE
At GAIA Cookies we partake in eco-friendly production by providing you with biodegradable or recyclable containers and box liners while also recycling our baking ingredient packages.
We care about what we produce and that includes the waste that goes into landfills. From time to time we may have different packaging so this just means that we are finding ways to continuously improve while making our product safer for the environment and for you.
Biodegradable • Recyclable • Compostable • FDA Food Safe
• Green Product • Made in the USA
Recycled Brown Kraft Boxes
Post Comsumer Recycled • Biodegradable •
• Recyclable • Compostable • Green Product • Made in the USA
Recyclable Labels & Ink Cartridges
• Printed from home, less emmissions • Label made from recycled material • Cartridges are refilled and reused • Both end products are recyclable
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It's my ultimate goal to expand the reach beyond Kalamazoo, MI. I believe there is a business waiting for me to provide something special to so many more people on a nationwide level. A commercial kitchen is necessary to sell my cookies in retail and accommodate all of GAIA's free-from allergens to remain safe for the consumers by having a dedicated allergen-free kitchen.
This can all be possible if you believe in GAIA Cookies as much as I do. Please share this with your family, friends, coworkers, and dietary support groups to help us reach more allergen-restricted consumers that deserve to be included in their world of exclusion.
100% of the raised campaign funds will be used for
Licensing, certifications, and 1 year of insurance
Permits as needed for any minor building updates
Appliances and equipment
Lab testing for the nutrition label and shelf-life
Shipping materials, customized wrapping, and barcodes
Inventory and booking software
First 6-months lease funds
Marketing launch and social media advertisements