Free Cheesecake Contest

How would you like a FREE gluten free cheesecake delivered to your door?  I have an easy way for that to happen!

The contest will run from February 1st to February 29th, 2010.  The winner will be announced on March 1st.

EARTH CAFE

If the word FREE didn’t get you excited enough, I’ll tell you a little about Earth Cafe’s cheesecakes:

You can also read my full review HERE from my order at Christmas.

  • Wheat Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • No refined sugars
  • No harmful oils or fat
  • Organic ingredients
  • Hand made
  • No cholesterol

If you are a cheesecake lover and want to go ahead and order a cheesecake, Earth Cafe has offered my readers a coupon code for 20% off:  S2GF

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THE CONTEST

This is so easy.  There are 4 independent ways to enter.  Even better- each way to enter is assigned a point value.  Each point is equal to one entry!  You can have up to 10 points/entries!

  1. Comment– 1 point:  Check out Earth Cafe’s website, then comment in this article below with your first name, city/state, how long you have been gluten free, and which flavor of cheesecake you would like to try.  Make sure to put your email in, acheter cialis, so I can be sure you don’t entered twice 🙂
  2. Tweet– 1 point:  Tweet this exact phrase:  @switch2GF I want a free #glutenfree cheesecake from @EarthCafe http://ow.ly/12sL9  You are allowed to tweet this once per week! (4 possible points!)
  3. Email– 2 points:  Email me, and I will email you back an email to forward to 3 of your gluten free friends.  You MUST copy mike@switch2glutenfree.com on that email so I can enter you into the contest.
  4. Blog/Website– 3 points:  Write a blog article linking to this contest or the original review of Earth Cafe Cheesecake, or just include a link to this contest or the review article on your website.  Make sure to email me to show your work!

So there you go!  Simple & Easy, just like you wanted!

I will track the entries in a spreadsheet.  Each entry will be assigned a different line and entry number.  On March 1st, I will use a random number generator to choose the winner.  The 2 runners-up will have their choice between a Gluten Free Awareness Wristband or a Gluten Free Bumper Sticker.

Email me if you have any questions.

Here are some photos to get you excited!

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Thank you to all who participated…

The Winner Is….

Earth Cafe Gluten Free Cheesecakes

As you know, I have many gluten free people in my family that have celiac- at least 9 diagnosed, and many more in D’Nile, in Egypt(right, uncle Dave?).  Usually the gluten free people are left out when it comes to desserts… but not this year!

This Christmas, Earth Cafe sent me two great gluten free cheesecakes!  The package came to my parents house, where we were having Christmas Eve, and my mom couldn’t even wait for me to open them.  She told me they were packaged really well and with dry ice.

Read this list, and you wouldn’t believe that they still can taste good:

  • Wheat Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • No refined sugars
  • No harmful oils or fat
  • Organic ingredients
  • Hand made
  • No cholesterol

So what does this leave you with?  I’d would guess an empty cardboard box that tastes like crap! Usually a list like that would scare me away, and it made some people in my family reluctant to try it at first.

Inside the box is the “Best Dessert” at the World Vegan Day and featured in this month’s issue of VegNews Magazine!  No joke!

10 Flavors: Who’s Your Daddy (carob mousse), Rockin’ Raspberry, Cali Style (lemon),  Strawberry Fields, Coconut/Carob Dream, Blueberry Thrill, Banana Cream, Pumpkin Life Spice (during the Holiday Season), Peach Passion and Cherry Dream.

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I love banana, so I chose the Banana Cream, and figured I couldn’t go wrong with the Cherry Dream.

I got mostly great reviews from my family.  They are flavor packed!  You can tell there is no junk or filler ingredients in this.  They are a little thinner than the usual cheesecake, but all the flavors and density makes up for it.  One person complained, it was too “bananaee,” but my dad and I love banana, and think it is perfect.  I was also very impressed with the Cheery.  Even with as much as I love banana, there was something about the Cherry that I really liked, maybe even more than the banana.

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I have to admit:  I’m 25, only been on my own a few years, desserts aren’t too essential to me(usually I just eat more meat), so I’ve never purchased a cheesecake before.  I was shocked when I first saw the price of $34.99 before receiving the cheesecakes.  That night, I asked how much the “normal people” cheesecake costs which was sitting next to it, and it was $31.  So, I will absolutely spend a couple extra dollars to have something that is gluten free, organic, hand made, no cholesterol, and so on…  I think every celiac, vegan, and health nut would agree!

I’ve always been a big meat eater.  Nothing is better than a big medium-rare steak!  I was reading through their website about eating organic and vegan, and had to smack myself back to my gun-toting and meat-eating instincts.  That vegan and organic lifestyle, paired with gluten free, is pretty compelling.  Read the “Know Life” & “Live Life” sections of the website where Candida tells her story and talks about eating raw foods.

Earth Cafe Cheesecakes are sold in 14 states.  You can use their STORE LOCATOR to find them near you.  If they aren’t sold in a store near you, like in my situation, you can ORDER ONLINE and have them shipped quickly to your door.

An organic, gluten free cheesecake would be the highlight of any get-together or make for a great gift, especially on a birthday!  They even offer gift certificates.

Remember use Coupon Code: SAVE20 to save 20% on your order!  Thanks Candida, Josh & Craig at Earth Cafe!

Gluten Free Bakeries! Map

Here is a map and list by state of the gluten free bakeries around the country, as of January, 2010. Please comment with a short review on the bakeries you have tried.   If you have any additions to the list, please comment about them, or email me.

There has to be more Gluten Free bakeries around the country!

National Chains:

Whole Foods Market *Call and check your location for specific days.

Breadsmith AZ, IL, MI, MN, MO, NJ, ND, OH, SC, SD, TX, WI

View Gluten Free Bakeries: Switch2GlutenFree.com in a larger map

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Alabama:

Alaska:

The Red Beet Palmer, AK

Arizona:

Gluten Free Country Store  Gilbert, AZ

Gluten-Free Creations Bakery Phoenix, AZ

New Frontiers Natural Market  Sedona, AZ

Short N’ Sweet Tempe, AZ

Arkansas:

California:

Amy Bakes Cupcakes Atascadero, CA

Azna Gluten Free Cameron Park, CA

The Sensitive Baker Culver City, CA

Julian Bakery La Jolla, CA

Aunti Gluten’s Bakery Livermore, CA

Babycakes Los Angeles, CA

Let Them Eat Cake Milpitas, CA

Mariposa Artisan-Crafted Gluten-Free Oakland, CA

Annette’s Gluten Free Bakery Pleasanton, CA

BabyCakes Baking Company Torrance, CA

Colorado:

Sweet Deliverance AKA Rheinlander Bakery Arvada, CO

Blue Ribbon Bakery Cedaredge, CO

Outside the Breadbox Colorado Springs, CO

Deby’s Bakery & Cafe Denver, CO

Connecticut:

Dee’s One Smart Cookie Glastonburry, CT

DePuma’s Gluten Free Pasta North Haven, CT

Delaware:

Florida:

Viitals Tampa, FL

Libery Bakery Oviedo, FL

Georgia:

Sally’s Bakery Sandy Springs, GA

Hawaii:

Idaho:

Illinois:

Swirlz Cupcakes Chicago, IL

Rose’s Bakery Evanston, IL

Gluten Free Cookie Passion Mundelein, IL

Indiana:

The Measuring Cup Fishers, IN

Iowa:

Kansas:

Olivia’s Oven Overland Park, KS

Kentucky:

Louisiana:

Truely Free Bakery & Deli Baton Rouge, LA

Maine:

Wildflowers Gluten-Free Market:  Brunswick, ME

Allergeena Gluten Free Bakery:  South Portland, ME

Maryland:

Massachusetts:

Michigan:

Sugar Kisses Bakery Berkley, MI

Coco Charlotte Grand Rapids, MI

It’s a Piece of Cake Kentwood, MI (Grand Rapids Area)

Minnesota:

Bittersweet Bakery Eagan, MN

Madwoman Gluten Free Bakeshop Minneapolis, MN

Cooqi Gluten-Free Delights St. Paul, MN

Mississippi:

Missouri:

Gluten Free Life Bakery Amity, MO

Andrea’s Fine Foods Chesterfield, MO (St. Louis Metro)

Beck’s Gluten Free Ellisville, MO

Free Range Cookies Ferguson, MO (St. Louis Metro)

My Gluten Free Bakery Jefferson City, MO

Kneaded Specialties Lee’s Summit, MO

Montana:

Nebraska:

Nevada:

New Hampshire:

New Jersey:

Miller’s Gluten Free Bread Co. Butler, NJ

Mr. Ritt’s Bakery Millville, NJ

New Mexico:

New York:

Jo-Sefs Gluten Free Brooklyn, NY

Shabtai Gourmet:  Far Rcokaway, NY

Sherry Lynn’s Gluten Free Latham, NY

Babycakes NYC New York City, NY

Donna Marie’s Gluten-Free Bakery Rochester, NY

North Carolina:

North Dakota:

Ohio:

Holiday Baking Co Worthington, OH

Tina’s Sweet Treats Franklin, OH

Oklahoma:

Oregon:

Living Earth Bakery Corvallis, OR

Tarte Eugene, OR

Gluten Free Goodies:  Medford, OR

Angelines Bakery Portland, OR

New Cascadia Traditional Portland, OR

Pennsylvania:

Sweet Christine’s Kennett Square, PA

Sweet Freedom Bakery Philadelphia, PA

Gluuteny Bakery Pittsburgh, PA

My Gluten Free Baker West Chester, PA

Rhode Island:

South Carolina:

South Dakota:

Tennessee:

A Bountiful Harvest Chattanooga, TN

Gluten Free Goodies Knoxville, TN

Texas:

Wild Wood Art Cafe Austin, TX

Sublime Bakery Forth Worth, TX

Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe San Antonio, TX

Utah:

Vermont:

West Meadow Farm Bakery Essex Junction, VT

Stowe Meadows Bakery Stowe, VT

Virginia:

Buzz Alexandria, VA

3 Fellers Bakery Goochland, VA

Washington:

Sunny Valley Wheat Free Kent, WA

8 Arms Bakery Olympia, WA

Giggles Gluten-Free Custom Bakery Pasco, WA

Washington D.C.:

West Virginia:

Wisconsin:

Silly Yak Bakery Madison, WI

Molly’s Gluten Free Bakery Pewaukee, WI

Wyoming: