Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Products We Love - Sweets from the Earth (Giveaway - CLOSED)


This is the second post in my "Products We Love" series. I reserve this feature for earth- and people-friendly products that my family uses and loves. And we love Sweets from the Earth! This Toronto-based bakery makes delicious desserts that just about anybody can eat.

The list of benefits to Sweets from the Earth's yummy baked goods is long - they are all natural, 100% vegan, trans fat free, non-hydrogenated, GMO free, made without artificial colours or flavours, preservative free AND free from refined sugars. But still amazingly delicious!





Sweets from the Earth also offers nut-free products, like these beautiful cupcakes. They have a range of gluten-free options too, so there's a Sweets from the Earth treat for just about anybody. In fact, I bought their tasty vegan blueberry cheesecake at Christmastime for the dairy-free members of my family. Everybody should get a decadent treat after a special dinner!




My family and I recently sampled a selection of Sweets from the Earth cupcakes, including this gorgeous lavender cupcake, as well as an iced vanilla cupcake, a "hot chocolate" cupcake with a marshmallow topping (yum!) and a cream-filled cupcake. All decadently delicious, natural and vegan. The company even uses natural fruit and vegetable extracts for colouring.



We have also been enjoying Sweets from the Earth's gourmet cookie doughs. These are so convenient - pop a bunch in the freezer and you can make a quick, warm, gourmet cookie at a moment's notice. They have both regular and gluten-free options too, so keep one in the freezer if you have a gluten-free friend or family member who might drop by.



Just defrost the package for 10 minutes or so, scoop dough onto a cookie sheet by the tablespoon and bake! To be honest, I couldn't really judge how many cookies each package makes. I'll have to trust Sweets from the Earth on that one, because I ate so much of the uncooked dough. With no egg, you can eat the dough with abandon!



In the case of the organic ginger molasses cookies, you roll the dough balls in sugar first. This results in a pretty cookie that's perfect for your special occasion cookie platter.





The organic ginger molasses cookies are beautiful, golden cookies with a wonderful aroma and a softy, chewy centre.




Of course, Sweets from the Earth has chocolate chip varieties too - both regular and gluten free. The dough results in cookies with an abundance of chocolate chips, for big bites of warm, chocolatey cookie.




My humble recommendation is to bake more than one variety of cookie at once. That way, you get a couple of warm, gourmet cookie options in one go.




The cookies make a great after-school snack, eaten right at the stove in my son's case. Why not greet your kids with the smell of fresh-baked cookies once in a while? It's a guilt-free plan when you use an all natural, healthy, vegan option.



And the kids will never know it's a healthier option. Just look at the smile on my daughter's face as she goes back for seconds.




Sweets from the Earth also offers a gluten-free gourmet brownie batter, which you can make in mini muffin tins or in a 6" cake pan. The batter produces a rich, dark brownie that's fudgy in the centre.




If you like to pair your chocolate with more chocolate, then the double chocolate cookie batter is the one for you!

About Sweets from the Earth


Sweets from the Earth founder Ilana became a vegetarian at the age of 7 after her dad went hunting with a friend and served up rabbit stew. Ilana began began preparing food for herself and learned to love cooking and later baking. When she adopted a vegan lifestyle years later, she was determined not to give up luscious, decadent desserts. She decided to learn the craft and science of baking in pastry school and soon discovered that no animals or animal by-products need be used to make sweet delicious treats. In 2002, Sweets from the Earth was born. The company now has two facilities - one dedicated dairy, egg, peanut and nut free, the other dairy, egg, wheat and gluten free. Check out the full range of products available.

Enter to Win a $50 to $75 Sweets from the Earth prize package!

Residents of Canada can enter to win a package of Sweets from the Earth products, with a $50 value.

BONUS: Follow Sweets from the Earth on both Facebook and Twitter (using the rafflecopter below) and your prize value will increase to $75, plus you will receive a couple of very special, not-yet-launched products!

Enter until March 18th using the rafflecopter widget below.


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Linking to Contest Canada.

*This post is sponsored. All opinions are authentic. Thank you for supporting the awesome companies that partner with Woman in Real Life!

137 comments:

  1. the chocolate mint or s'mores cupcakes look great!

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  2. Lavender cupcakes! Apple beet loaf! Wild blueberry cheesecake! Nom nom!

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  3. The Nut Free Organic Ginger Molasses Cookie Dough sounds fantastically tasty!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  4. Wild Blueberry Tart
    jan

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  5. I would love to try the Lavender Cupcake

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  6. The Cookies 'n' Cream Cupcake - yum.

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  7. I would like to try the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake.

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  8. Lucky Canadians! :) What an awesome company.

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  9. peppermint nanaimo bars are my fav of theirs!!

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  10. I would like to try the Chocolate Mint Cupcake

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  11. I really want to try the organic ginger molasses cookie dough!

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  12. The frozen cookie dough looks good!
    Then you can make cookies whenever you like.

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  13. I would love to try the Coconut Creme cupcake. Yummy!!

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  14. The Chocolate Cheesecake sounds sooooo good!
    via Rhonda W G.

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  15. I'd most like to try the Gluten Free Fair Trade Espresso Cheesecake!

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  16. Nut free cupcakes, everything seems to have nuts in it now.

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  17. I would love to try the Gluten Free Fair Trade Espresso Cheesecake.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  18. Great Post ,love all the delicious Cookies. Amazing Photos :)

    xoxo

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  19. I am soooooo happy that eating gluten free is a thing now-- the variety in offerings has increased 100 fold over the last five years! What a fantastic company & best of luck to all who enter the contest!!

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  20. I'd most like to try the Chocolate Cheesecake

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  21. I'd like to try the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G.

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  22. love their nanaimo bars already, but would love to give the chocolate chip cookie dough a try!

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  23. I'd love to try the Chocolate Chewy Nut Bars

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  24. I want to try the Chocolate Mint Cupcake
    thanks

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  25. I'd love to try the Apple Beet Loaf. Mmmm sounds delicious.

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  26. I want to try the
    Chocolate Cheesecake...hmm making my mouth water!
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  27. YUM! I’d love to try the Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cupcake and the S’Mores Cupcake too (and a bunch of other things – these look so good!) (Suzi)

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  28. everything looks so delicious but the most tempting is Wild Blueberry Tart

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  29. I'd love to try the Hello Dolly bar.

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  30. Flourless Cashew cookies sound awesome!

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  32. would love to try the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake!
    -Lucy

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  33. the wild blueberry tart because I've never had one before

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  34. The Chocolate Fudge Cake sounds delicious!

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  35. The Gluten Free Fair Trade Espresso Cheesecake looks amazing :)

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  36. I would really like to try the Double Chocolate Cookie

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  37. Chocolate Pecan Caramel Bar or Chocolate Chewy Nut Bar

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  38. Ooh gluten free Peppermint Nanaimo Bar or double chocolate chip cookie dough or chocolate cake they look so good!!

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  39. Peppermint Nanaimo Bar or any cookie dough would be amazing!

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  40. I would love to try their double chocolate cookies!!

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  41. yum I absolutely LOVE their products - so fantastic and tasty!! Tried so many at the VegTo day and I was impressed!

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  42. I'd love to try their Wild Blueberry Tart muffins

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  43. The brownies would be my choice.

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  44. I would really like to try the gluten free chocolate pecan caramel bar

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    1. I have had one and they are incredible! Truly!

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  45. I want to try the chocolate fudge cake!

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  46. I would love to try the Chocolate Zucchini Loaf

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  47. I've tried several Sweets From the Earth products before but I I haven't tried their Chocolate Fudge Cake, or Spiced Carrot Cake before.

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  48. I love the cream filled cupcakes.

    7% Solution

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  49. Vanilla Bean Cheesecake is my top pick!

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  50. The wild blueberry cheescake looks scrumptious

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  51. We carry the cookies and muffins where I work, but I have NEVER tried their cupcakes- and lavender sounds amazing :)

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    1. Oh my gosh, I would be so in trouble if I could get these at work!! ;)

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  52. The Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Cookie Dough!

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  53. Would love to try the Gluten Free Fair Trade Espresso Cheesecake.

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  54. The peppermint Nanaimo bar looks heavenly!

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  55. Chocolate Cheesecake - yum!

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  56. I'd love to try the Hello Dolly bars

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  57. I'd like to try the Chocolate Fudge Cake.

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  58. I would love to try Wild Blueberry Cheesecake!

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  59. the s'mores cupcakes!

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  60. Their vanilla cupcakes look yum!
    Thanks ~ Rafflecopter Name: Alexia Harvours

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  61. Cookies 'n' Cream Cupcake

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  62. The chocolate zucchini muffins sound awesome.

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  63. I'd like to try Gluten Free Fair Trade Espresso Cheesecake

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  64. I would love to try the s'mores cupcakes, gluten-free cookie dough and the caramel almond shortbread. And, okay, everything.

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  65. Oh man..they all look so good!!! I would really love to try the wild blueberry tart, coconut Cream Cupcake and Nut Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

    rafflecopter: anna key

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  66. I would like to try the Cookies 'n' Cream Cupcake.

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  67. the Lavender cupcakes sounds very tasty

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  68. Oh, that Wild Blueberry Cheesecake.

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  69. Oh my-that Vanilla Bean Cheesecake looks to die for!

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  70. I would love to try the "Peppermint Nanaimo Bar" (Gluten-free). Yum!

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  71. The blueberry cheesecake looks delicious!

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  72. Oh they had me at cheesecake! All of them look delicious, but the blueberry looks especially good! Yum.

    Sarah @ Living As We

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  73. the Chocolate Cheesecake looks yummy

    sousasurveys@hotmail.com

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  74. Wild blueberry cheese cake!! My mouth is watering.

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  75. Nut-Free Double Chocolate Cookie Dough

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  76. The yummy s'more cupcakes please
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  77. I want to try the chocolate fudge cake.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  78. Wild Blueberry Cheese cake sounds good!

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  79. Juniperequinox@yahoo.caMarch 13, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    I would most like to try to coconut cream cupcake.

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  80. Double Chocolate Cookie i would love to try this

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  81. I would like to try the Chocolate Cheesecake.

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  82. I'd love to try the S'mores Cupcake

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  83. The spiced carrot cake has been my fave for a long time, but you could twist my arm to try the double chocolate cookie batter.

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  84. I would love to try the Nut Free Organic Ginger Molasses Cookie Dough because we're big fans of ginger cookies and I love the idea of having the dough already made up. That's such a great idea!

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  85. the wild blue berry cheese cake looked yummy

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  86. Gluten Free Fair Trade Espresso Cheesecake sounds delicious

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  87. I would like to try the Cookies 'n' Cream Cupcake.

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  88. I would like to try the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake first.

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  89. Gluten Free Chocolate cake, please. :) But everything looks really yummy.

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  90. I would like to try the Lemon Cranberry Muffins!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  91. The Cookies 'n' Cream Cupcake

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  92. Double chocolate cookies sounds good.

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  93. the Organic Medjool Date Square looks like a great snack

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  94. the wild blueberry cheesecake looks amazin

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  95. I want to try the peppermint nanaimo bar

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  96. I love the Wild Blueberry Cheesecake.

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  97. I would love to try the Cookies 'n' Cream Cupcake!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  98. I've bought the chocolate cake and ready made cookies by Sweets from Earth before, so I'd love to try the cute looking cupcakes :)

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  99. The lavender cupcakes!!
    Miz Vickik

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  100. I would like the coconut cream cupcake.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  101. Their spiced carrot cake looks delicious :)

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  102. MARIA SIMON...CHOC FUDGE CAKE..OH MY..MY DAUGHTER HAS ALLERGIES SO THIS WOULD BE GREAT FOR HER THANKS SO MUCH !

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  103. id lov ethe Chocolate Pecan Caramel Bar


    JOE GERSCH

    joebissy@mail.com

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  104. I want to try the Flourless Cashew Cookies!

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  105. I would like to try the coconut cream cupcake. I am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

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  106. I would like to try the lemon cranberry muffins.

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  107. I would love to try the Chocolate Cheesecake.
    Tara Woods on rafflecopter.

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  108. The chocolate cheesecake Looks Yummy

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  109. I'd most like to try the Chocolate Fudge Cake.

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  110. So many amazing choices! I would try the Lavender Cupcake.

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  111. The cookies and creme cupcake!! Yummo!! myawinz@mail.com

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  112. Any cheesecake will do it for me but especially their Chocolate Cheesecake


    alyce poalillo

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  113. Wild Blueberry Cheesecake!!!! OH my!!!!

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  114. I would love to try the Wild Blueberry Cheesecake

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  115. the Spiced Carrot Cake looks good to me

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  116. We love Sweets from the Earth and order a custom cake from them for my daughter's birthday each year. Would love to try the spiced carrot cake.

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  117. I would love to try the Gluten Free Fair Trade Espresso

    donnapyszk at yahoo dot com

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