IOWA CITY, IA – JULY 30, 2014 –Breads from Anna, a leading provider of gluten-free and allergen-free baking mixes, is introducing a line of gift sets perfect for the gluten and allergen-free consumer. “We have very loyal consumers who have frequently purchased our mixes for their loved ones and as gifts. We took that idea and decided to make it easier by providing different combinations of our mixes in beautiful gift boxes,” said Anna Sobaski, President and Founder of Breads from Anna®. “If you know someone who is living gluten or allergen-free, or who simply appreciates nutritious, quality food, we now offer a great way to help family and friends with this special gift.”
There are four unique gift sets available. The “Sweet Mix Gift Set”includes three of Anna’s most popular mixes: Pumpkin Bread, Banana Bread, and Black Bean Brownie. These three mixes are great for celebrationsand easy to make. For the consumer who bakes bread from home, the “I Love Bread Gift Set” is a perfect solution. It includes Anna’s Classic Herb Bread Mix, Yeast Free Bread Mix, and her Corn & Dairy Free Bread Mix.
The “Pancake & Muffin Gift Set” is perfect for the customer who loves morning pancakes and anytime muffins. This mix includes her Apple Pancake & Muffin Mix, Cranberry Pancake & Muffin Mix, and Maple Pancake & Muffin Mix. “These mixes make breakfast pancakes and muffin treats easy, healthy and special with our variety of flavors,” Sobaski says. “You can find recipe variations from myself, and our consumers online at breadsfromanna.com/recipes.”
The last gift set, the “Happy Holidays Gift Set,” is perfect for holiday gifting, with Pumpkin Bread Mix, Pie Crust Mix, and Anna’s Classic Herb Bread Mix. “The Pumpkin Bread is a favorite with our customers year-round and the Pie Crust is just amazingly flaky and simple to prepare. The herb bread makes a delicious loaf or dinner rolls whenserving a crowd, it is also a great stuffing for Thanksgiving,” said Sobaski.
Sobaski announces this new gift set introduction at the same time that her company achieved record sales growth through the first two quarters of 2014. Breads from Annais distributed in retail stores in all fifty states and online through her own website breadsfromanna.com and amazon.com. Recently, she partnered with a new distributor in the UK to bring her mixes to the gluten and allergen-free consumer in England.
“We have always received great feedback from customers on the taste and nutrition of our mixes, so it’s very nice to know that we are increasing our reach and availability to more people, in more markets,” said Sobaski. “We outpaced an already fast-growing category, so that is very exciting for us.” Last year, Sobaski hired new sales and operations talent, while also investing in new equipment and increased marketing efforts.
“Our mission has always been to make the best tasting and most nutritious gluten and allergen-free baking mixes that everyone can enjoy together. Our flour blends make it very easy for anyone to prepare baked goods that are safe, healthy and delicious,” Sobaski continued. “Now, we’re making it just a bit easier to gift that joy to those you care about.
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 brownies. Anna’s flour blends are shipped throughout the U.S. and globally and address the top eight food allergies including dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, rice, fish and shellfish. All flour blends 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 3’s, antioxidants and vitamins. Additionally, Anna carefully selects herbs and spices for their taste and health benefits and uses only all natural honey and maple as sweeteners.
Anna’s business was launched out of a strong personal desire to replicate the 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!”
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. Breads from Anna blends are known for being free from common allergens and having superior taste and nutritional content. Additional information can be found by at www.breadsfromanna.com and on Facebook at http//facebook.com/breadsfromanna.
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. For more information, visit www.breadsfromanna.com.