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A delicious & allergen-friendly cookie
that you can't find anywhere else!

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

  • Gluten-free

  • Nut-free

  • Soy-free 

  • Dairy-free 

  • Egg-free

  • Oat-free 

  • Xanthan-free

  • Dye-free

  • Vegan

  • Non-GMO Ingredients 

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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?

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Ready for School
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KIDS &
FRIENDS

DAYCARE & SCHOOL LUNCH

AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Diversity Students
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TEENS & COLLEGE STUDENTS

SNACKS ON THE GO

PARTY SNACKS

LATE-NIGHT CRAVINGS

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Senior Woman Dancing
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ADULTS &
CO-WORKERS

SNACK FOR WORK

GO-TO PARTY DISH

LATE-NIGHT COOKIES & WINE

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WHAT'S IN A GAIA COOKIE?

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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!

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Skip the dense cardboard or dry crumbly sand-like grittiness that you typically get with gluten-free and xanthan-free cookies.

INGREDIENTS
All ingredients are vegan & non-GMO

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIEFlour 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.

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WHAT MAKES GAIA UNIQUE?

Heather Arcay, Owner of GAIA Cookies
HEATHER ARCAY
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

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OUR PACKAGING

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.

Tissue Paper 

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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LET'S OPEN AN

ALLERGEN-FRIENDLY KITCHEN!

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

  • Bulk ingredients

  • 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