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Posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 3:23 pm
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Barbara’s Bakery has been all natural since 1971, when Barbara Jaffe opened a small natural bakery in Northern California.  She was only seventeen years old at that time!  Barbara’s products do not contain refined sugar, hydrogenated oils, artificial food additives, artificial flavors, or preservatives.  They only use natural ingredients.  Barbara’s makes four lines of cereals.  The Puffins Family all have an adorable cartoon Puffin on the boxes.  The newest flavor is Puffins Peanut Butter and Chocolate. Other varieties include Puffins Original, Puffin Puffs Crunchy Cocoa and more.  Gluten free varieties include the Puffins Multigrain (made from pure oats and brown rice), and the Puffins Honey Rice.  The Shredded Family of cereals include Shredded Oats in many different flavors.  Barbara’s High Fiber cereals come in High Fiber Original, High Fiber Cranberry, and High Fiber Flax and Granola.  There is also a line of Barbara’s Classics: Corn Flakes, Hole ‘n Oats: Honey Nut, Hole ‘n Oats Fruit Juice Sweetened, and Brown Rice Crisps (which are gluten free).  Barbara’s also makes snacks including Fig Bars, Snackimals (which resemble animal crackers), and four flavors of Cheese Puffs.

Whole grains are good for you because they are a good source of protein, fiber, and many vitamins and minerals that help keep you healthy.  Barbara’s uses expeller pressed oils that are mechanically extracted from the oil source without the use of petroleum based chemicals or solvents. This is more healthy than using oils that include petroleum based products.  Foods that are gluten free do not contain any wheat or other ingredients that have gluten in them.  This means they are safe for people who have celiac disease or a gluten allergy or intolerance to eat.  Barbara’s Bakery has a section on their website called “Special Dietary Needs”. This tool shows you which of their products are dairy free, gluten free, high fiber, and  more.  Barbara’s Bakery has its headquarters in Marlborough, Massachusetts.  Check out the Barbara’s website to see how you can get involved with Project Puffin, and help puffin colonies to flourish.

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