Posted in Posted in Gluten Free, Healthy Eating, Uncategorized, Vegan by Lucy
Kenneth Chang’s article “Gluten free, whether you need it not” in the New York Times on February 4 raises a couple of excellent points:
- People need more information about celiac disease
- There is another newly defined condition known as non-celiac gluten sensitivity
- A gluten-free diet is not “new” – in fact, wheat is a relatively new food that the human body often does not tolerate.
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Calling all Costco Members! Guess what!? You can now find Lucy’s at the following warehouses in the Mid-Atlantic and North Eastern areas of the country. If we’re not yet at your local Costco, ask for us at Customer Service!
Glenrock Road, Norfolk, VA 23502
Ordnance Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
West Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
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We had so much fun at Lucy’s hosting forty-three 2nd graders for “Cookie Economics”! It’s amazing how smart those kids are! Check out our Powerpoint presentation, which each child brought to work through during the tour. We talked about supply, demand, resources, scarcity.
A couple of days prior, they reviewed our website and were ready with all kinds of questions about everything we do. I hope the presentation linked above and these photos might inspire more school teachers and their students. Read more »
Posted in Posted in Food Allergies, Food Allergy Friendly Shopping, Gluten Free, Healthy Eating, News, Uncategorized by Lucy
I thought you’d like to know what we’ve heard so far from fans who completed our survey. If you haven’t responded yet and would like to share thoughts with us about gluten free and allergy friendly foods, follow this link. You can qualify for a product coupon too. So far we’ve learned that about one-third of the folks who responded are the only person in their household who eats gluten free or allergy friendly foods. Another one-third buy special foods for more than one person at home. And, one-third of our respondents buy gluten free and allergy friendly for the whole family. Most people shop at two to four stores per month. Many would like to find more items in Target, coffee shops, and chain restaurants. Read more »
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“Gluten free” and “food allergy friendly” are more plentiful, more available and taste better than ever! Mintel, a leading international market researcher, says that the number of new gluten free products has grown from 633 in 2007, to 1559 in 2011 – and that’s just the new stuff!
Every few years Mintel conducts surveys about special diets, and in the latest round of research they found the following among internet users over 18 years of age who are gluten free or allergic/sensitive to at least one food: Read more »
Posted in Posted in Food Allergy Friendly Shopping, Gluten Free, Healthy Eating, News, Uncategorized, Vegan, allergy friendly shopping by Lucy
Yes, Lucy’s cookies are one of Dr. Oz’s favorite diet foods. Really! Check out this list – and TV link. He talks about how to “cheat” on your diet, and do no harm. Smart stuff!
And, we got a “Wow! are we impressed!” from WeightWatchers.com. They emphasized the fact that three cookies count only three PointsPlus points!
Everyone deserves a cookie. Enjoy and stay healthy.
Posted in Posted in Food Allergies, Food Allergy Friendly Shopping, Gluten Free, Holiday Cookies, Holiday Traditions, Vegan, allergy friendly shopping by Lucy
Did you know that October is National Cookie Month? While there is no particular origin of this observance, it’s certainly a celebration that we believe in! There is no better month than October (think Halloween!) to enjoy a sweet treat! To honor this fun and delicious time, we will be giving away a Halloween gift pack to several lucky fans who correctly answer Halloween trivia questions posted on our Facebook Fan Page www.facebook.com/DrLucys, and Twitter page www.twitter.com/lucys_tweets. The fun happens on Monday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Happy Halloween!
Halloween is just a week away, and if you and your family are managing food allergies, you know that tricking and treating can be stressful. Here’s a link to my 2010 blog post about what happens at my house after a ghoulish tromp around that neighborhood. Also, check out FAAN’s tips for dealing with food allergies at Halloween.
Posted in Posted in Food Allergies, Food Allergy Friendly Shopping, Food Allergy Recipes, Gluten Free, Gluten Free Recipes, Healthy Eating, Kosher Pareve, Vegan, allergy friendly shopping by Lucy
Well, you probably know our story already. Yet, if you’d like to hear it again and also see our amazing cookie factory, check this video out! I’ll tell you more about how we provide the highest quality in gluten free and allergy friendly cookies.
Check out our beautiful 320 quart mixer, “Mag”, that works like a dream. See our awesome staff busily making cookies for you. See our two roll-in rack ovens that together can bake 2000 delicious, crispy cookies in 15 minutes.
Remember, Lucy’s are certified vegan, kosher pareve and gluten free. They’re all natural, contain many organic ingredients and have 0g trans fat and 0mg cholesterol. Yummy.
Cookies are coming your way! Enjoy!
Posted in Posted in Food Allergies, Food Allergy Friendly Shopping, Gluten Free by Lucy
Or better said: How does my grocery store learn about and choose new items?
One answer is that your grocery buyer probably attends the Natural Products Expo West, and/or other similar food industry trade shows. This week I’m heading to California to exhibit Lucy’s there for the third year in a row.
I love this show because so many new and delicious products are available – and it’s fun to be part of a dynamic and growing industry that puts delicious, healthy food on your table and mine.
This year in addition to meeting grocery buyers at our booth, I will be speaking to show attendees about health and food manufacturing related to gluten free and food allergies. I’ll be on the agenda for two one-hour sessions on Friday.
I’ll be talking about the differences and similarities between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, food allergies and food intolerances. This will include a review of recent research and news articles so grocery buyers throughout the country will have a chance to fine tune their knowledge of these issues.
This is one of my favorite things to do. Food allergies and celiac disease are pretty complex issues. I love talking with buyers and grocery managers so we can work to make life better for people with special diets.
Let me know of any messages you’d like me to relay about your diet and health. And, any stores or chains I should be looking out for. Send your grocery manager my way! I’ll be at the Anaheim Convention Center in Booth #5425 most of the time except on Friday, March 11th during two presentations at 9:30am and 2:45pm in Room 207A. I hope something good lands on your grocery shelves as a result!
Posted in Posted in Food Allergies, Food Allergy Friendly Shopping, Gluten Free, Vegan by Lucy
Our delicious cookies were recently selected for new gluten free and allergy friendly sections in the following chains throughout the U.S. Look for us on these shelves starting now. Some deliveries will not occur until late February 2011, so keep watching.
With these additions, we are providing cookies in more than 6000 North American locations! I hope this makes life easy for you. And tasty too!
I received a message today from a Facebook fan who found them in Safeway! Let me know where you find Lucys.
- Tom Thumb
If you are looking for Lucy’s at your local store and don’t find them, please let your store manager know. We are eager to work with new stores and distributors. Send them to our website and this direct link to our email.
I hope you’re having a happy new year. Stay warm and enjoy a few treats!