IOWA CITY, IA – JUNE 5, 2014 –Gluten and allergen-free baking mix brand, Breads from Anna announced that it is now available to consumers in the United Kingdom via website freego.com developed by NC Nutrition. This website, targeted at consumers with food allergies, is selling eight of the Company’s baking mixes: Banana Bread Mix, Apple Pancake and Muffin Mix, Original Bread Mix, Yeast Free Bread Mix, Classic Herb Bread Mix, Maple Pancake and Muffin Mix, Corn & Dairy Free Bread Mix and Pumpkin Bread Mix.
“Over the years, we have had many requests for our products from consumers in the UK, and we have been shipping directly to some of those consumers, although shipping costs were fairly high,” said Anna Sobaski, Founder and President of Breads from Anna. “Our relationship with NC Nutrition and freego.com is a great way to formally launch our products in the UK. They are respectable, trustworthy and have similar goals to ours in that they want to make quality, safe food available for everyone to enjoy. With these new distribution partners, we can now make our products more available and affordable to consumers in the UK.”
“We have built an online business for people with food allergies and concerns,” said Simon Palethorpe, co-Founder of freego.com. “We take great care when adding products to our website—we have strict guidelines on nutrition, product quality and taste and we reject more products than we accept onto the site. We baked Anna’s mixes in our test kitchen and tried them out on our taste-tester panel. Anna’s products received rave reviews—not only are they high in nutritional content, they are easy to make and taste exceptional.”
Based in Iowa City, IA, Breads from Anna ships product throughout the U.S. and globally. Launched in 2004 with her original gluten, soy, rice and nut-free free flour blend, the brand has grown to offer a line of 12 gluten and allergen-free flour blends, including sandwich breads, quick breads, pie and pizza crusts, muffins, pancakes, and brownie. Breads from Anna flour blends address the top eight food allergies including dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, rice, fish and shellfish. All flour blends are GMO FREE CERTIFIED™ and are produced in a gluten, soy, rice and nut-free facility that is also USDA and Kosher certified.
Breads from Anna baking mixes are not simply free from allergens, they are full of nutrition and made from natural bean and chia flours, which are good sources of lean protein, fiber, omega-3s, antioxidants and vitamins. Additionally, Anna carefully selects herbs and spices for both their taste and health benefits.
Anna’s business was launched out of a strong personal desire to replicate traditional texture, taste and nutrition in all of her gluten and allergen-free blends. “As both a Celiac and Type 1 Diabetic, I was living with the challenges and limitations of both conditions. There just were not gluten-free options on the market at that time and giving up bread was a lot to ask someone!” Sobaski completed the Chefs Training Program in New York City at The Natural Gourmet Cookery School Institute for Food and Health, which equipped her with the know-how and training to develop more complex, highly nutritious and tasty products.
“There are now more gluten-free options on the market, which is a good thing for consumers. Unfortunately, many of those options are low in nutrient value and taste, so we continue to have a very enthusiastic and loyal consumer following,” said Sobaski.
About Breads from Anna
Breads from Anna, an Iowa City, Iowa, headquartered business, provides gluten and allergen-free baking mixes to consumers around the world through the company website and hundreds of national and international retail partners. Blends are known for being free from common allergens and having superior taste and nutritional content. Additional information about gluten and allergen-free mixes can be found by visiting breadsfromanna.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/Breadsfromanna. Baking mixes can be purchased directly on breadsfromanna.com.
About Anna Sobaski
Chef Anna Sobaski is the Founder and President of Breads from Anna, a leading gluten and allergen-free baking mix company. She is an expert in the area of gluten and allergen-free living and a graduate of the premier institute for learning about food as medicine; the Natural Gourmet Cookery School Institute for Food and Health in New York City. Anna demonstrates her passion for helping people enjoy a gluten and allergen-free lifestyle by continuing to develop mixes and recipes and traveling the country teaching gluten and allergen-free cooking classes and workshops. She has been featured in many of the industry’s premier magazines and is a sought-after speaker at conferences, support groups, and health food stores. For more information, visit breadsfromanna.com.