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Oprah has given her stamp of approval

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Get Fresh Bakery was giving away samples of their delicious, gluten-free, (yes I said delicious!) at BergenFest a couple of weeks ago. I have to say I don’t know too much about a Gluten free diet but I am eager to learn more about this lifestyle.

I have to admit I was first intrigued by the packaging because of the QR code. This is something I work on in my position as an Internet Marketing Coordinator and it’s always fun to see other companies implementing this new marketing strategy.

However, this blog is about food so back to the good stuff! I don’t think I have ever consciously had a gluten free cookie before but when I took my first bite of this one, I was expecting a plain flavor. Boy was I wrong! Get Fresh Bakery does a great job keeping all of the flavors of this Classic American favorite.

Oprah.com voted Get Fresh Bakehouse’s cookies as their favorite chocolate chip cookie, noting it was a “runaway winner!” What an honor! .

What I love even more about this story is that the whole concept came about when Jeff Robbin’s daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease and he wanted to try his hand at gluten free baking. Way to go, Jeff! I would say this story is a success all around:)

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Bergenfest de.lic.ious!

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Danny surprised me with tickets to BergenFest Party and Expo yesterday at the Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale, NJ.

I knew I was in heaven immediately when we walked in the doors because we were offered Cake Pops right off the bat! Don’t mind if I do! The cake pops were from Cake Pops for You in Ridgewood, NJ.  I had a carrot cake- cake pop coated in white chocolate and orange sprinkles. Amazing.  I was blown away with the variety in food selections throughout the event- including the myriad of desserts! Lots to report and there are many reviews and pictures to come!

Bergen Health and Life Magazine hosted the incredible event and I was excited to meet the Publisher of the magazine, Linda Rothschild. They did a great job accumulating such a great variety of food vendors: Biggies, Pizza Fusion, Blue Moon, Ivy Inn, Nisi and much, much more.  Everything we tried was so delicious! Im going to start with Biggies…

This picture is a seafood salad from Biggie’s in Carlsdadt, NJ. I have been here a few times and absolutely LOVE the ahi tuna tacos, thai calamari and their draft beer selection. They are most famous for their raw bar (clams, oysters,)  ribs and burgers but I think they do everything right 🙂 The salad they chose to bring to Bergenfest was genius- it consisted of calamari, shrimp, crab, red onion and a wonderful combination of flavors with the dressing. I will definitely be ordering that the next time I go. Mmm mm!

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