Just dropping in with a bad bread news alert. Remember Angelic Bakehouse, that whole-grain sprouted sesame-free bread company I was so excited about last fall?
Well, after less than a year of enjoying their yummy and safe whole-grain sprouted breads and buns, I’ve just learned (via sesame-allergy friends who received an email from the company) that they will begin manufacturing sesame items on shared lines.
They’ve removed the sesame-free language from their website FAQ already (they remain nut-free, peanut-free, dairy-free and egg-free).
So once again there is not a single safe bread or bun our family can buy (there are a few other sesame-free breads out there, but they all contain eggs or nuts or other danger items for our daughter). Our poor bread machine is really getting a workout these days!
And I really wish I hadn’t gone through the bother of getting my local natural-foods store to stock their bread, or promoting it so heavily to every sesame-allergic family or person I know.
Here’s my email to the company, and I sent them a few sad little tweets as well:
Dear Angelic Bakehouse,I just wanted to write and express my sincere disappointment that you have chosen to start manufacturing sesame-seed containing items in your formerly sesame-free facility, and ask you to please reconsider this decision.Your bread was the ONLY safe store-bought bread that was available to our family, as my five-year-old daughter is severely allergic to sesame seeds, nuts, dairy and eggs. Not only did we regularly purchase your bread and buns for our family, we asked several local stores to begin carrying it (which one, Perelandra, did), and we requested that our daughter’s preschool purchase your bread.I also recommended the bread on my blog, Safe and Scrumptious from Scratch, and on Instagram and Twitter—I will have to alert my readers that it is now unsafe.When I first discovered your bread I practically cried with joy because it can be very challenging as a parent of a child with severe multiple food allergies to have to ALWAYS make EVERYTHING from scratch, especially bread.Now I am just sad and disappointed, as I will have to return to making all bread and buns from scratch. My daughter is very upset—she especially loved the hamburger buns.I ask you to please think of your loyal customers and reconsider this decision.sincerely,Mikhaela ReidSafe and Scrumptious from Scratch blog