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Welcome to A&I Nutreats where you will find cookies and healthy treats that are gluten-free, vegan, organic, low-glycemic and, importantly, hand baked!
Our mission at A&I Nutreats is raising the bar when it comes to the quality of ingredients – we are striving to deliver a healthy and genuine alternative to
mass-produced baked goods without compromising great flavor.
My name is Idit Or, a CPA and a passionate baker that love to use all organic ingredients. I am originally from Israel and still remember walking to the health food store with my mother, Abigail, to purchase all of the ingredients that I grew up eating. They were healthy and while everyone had a sandwich with chocolate spread at lunch, mine was with carob.
This introduction to healthy ingredients at an early age has served me well as an adult. I love health food stores and treat it as a way that most kids treat a trip to Disneyland. I now live in Hoboken, New Jersey with my husband and my twins, a boy and a girl. I lead an active lifestyle that includes running, biking, swimming, rollerblading and yoga. While I’m aware that there are many organic, gluten-free and vegan cookies on the market, there are still ingredients in them that are hard to pronounce. I believe that everyone should know what is in their food and what effect the ingredients have on their body. This is when I began baking my own cookies, using the healthy ingredients that I learned about from a young age.
The name was a natural for me to create. The “A“ is the first letter of my mother’s name (Abigail) and the “I” is the first letter of my father’s name (Isaac which is Itzhak in Hebrew). The “A“ and the “I“ also stand for Aba and Ima, which means “Daddy” and “Mommy” in Hebrew. My mother, who introduced me to eating healthy, passed away when I was 28 years old. After my father passed away, late 2011, the stress of losing both parents affected me greatly, and I decided to establish this company to honor them.
At A&I Nutreats, we strongly believe that food is only as good as its ingredients; this is why you will not find any form of refined sugar, agave, GMOs, soy or preservatives within our products! We use only the best and most nutritious ingredients, including organic raw almonds, organic ground chia seeds, organic ground flax seeds, organic raw unsweetened cacao powder and organic unrefined coconut oil.
We are proud to use organic unrefined coconut oil which is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.” Its unique combination of fatty acids can have profound positive effects on health from fat loss to reduced risk of heart disease.
We also know that sugar is not good for us but we do love sweets. In our cookies you will find only low-glycemic, natural sweeteners – organic coconut palm sugar, organic maple syrup or organic dates. This means that after eating our treats your blood sugar levels will not go up and down drastically.
While we personally do not believe in counting calories, we do believe in ingredient quality and transparency, and so understand that the first thing you should do when you buy a new food product is to look at the ingredient label to make sure: 1) it’s a short list of items 2) you are familiar with the ingredients and can pronounce all of them; and 3) the ingredients contain no chemicals, GMOs and any type of refined sugars.
With such a mindset, we are glad to be able to say that because of commitment to quality, all of our products at A&I Nutreats are gluten-free, vegan, organic, low on the glycemic index and to top it all off, they are hand baked!!
A&I Nutreats offers different kinds of wholesome snacks and treats – a great snack with no second thought for kids, adults, athletes or any health-conscious individual who is looking for healthy, nutrient-rich treats that are delicious too!!
Examples of our wholesome snacks and treats include:
- Chocolate Chip Cookies (Big Heart Shape)
- Almond Maple Cookies
- Chocolate Almond and Hazelnut Cookies
- Raw Chocolate Truffles
- Raw Chocolate Balls
- …and more!
A&I Nutreats cookies are being sold in several places in Hoboken, NJ (Organic Basic Foods LLC, Cugini Kitchen, Ariele’s Apothecary and other retail locations) as well as online. Please refer to the company’s website for the complete list of retailers and online options.
In addition to cookies and treats, bags and baskets can be created for such purposes as:
- Baby Boy gifts
- Baby Girl gifts
- Birthday gifts
- Holiday gifts
- Inspirational gifts
- Custom made orders