Who We Are — Our Story

Goodness & Flavor is a small, Seattle-based, specialty food company dedicated to providing high-integrity tasty food options for those with food sensitivities or allergies — food that has full flavor with lots of goodness.

Goodness & Flavor, LLC was founded by a talented and experienced home chef who has nearly every food allergy or sensitivity among her greater family*.  She has found great personal joy in working creatively with the ingredients that ARE allowed to successfully provide wonderful, tasty and healthful food options that everyone (not just the person with the sensitivity) enjoys.  As awareness of food sensitivities increase, and more and more people realize how much better they feel when eliminating particular food items, she wanted to share this knowledge and food with a greater audience.  With that desire (and lots of encouragement and support from family and friends — particularly those who were asked to taste test different offerings) Goodness & Flavor was born.

Goodness & Flavor prides itself on using only high-integrity ingredients — all gluten-free and peanut-free and never using high fructose corn syrup.  Most of our offerings are also dairy-free.  We also avoid canola oil and cottonseed oil  — and prefer organic and local ingredients when available.  Our only use of corn, is organic (non-GMO) corn syrup and popcorn in our caramel corn.

At the current time, our baked goods rely heavily on specialty flours blended by Bob’s Red Mill http://www.bobsredmill.com/  These flours are milled on machinery that is also used for milling nut flours (such as almond flour); despite the thorough and professional levels Bob’s goes to when cleaning its machinery between product runs to prevent cross-contamination, we cannot claim “nut-free” beyond peanut free.  This potential cross-contamination in the flour milling is the only nut exposure any of our items have.

For those with food allergies and sensitivities, reading labels is a way of life.  We encourage you to ask us about the specific ingredients of any of our items, as we believe it is important to know what is in the food we eat.

*And when we say “nearly every food allergy or sensitivity” we aren’t kidding!  These include not only an extreme wheat and dairy allergy, but a life-threatening peanut allergy, with lactose-intolerance, gluten-intolerance and specific fruit sensitivities in between, but also cooking for those who have survived multiple intestinal cancers with a compromised digestive system, as well as a no-iodine diet when preparing for thyroid cancer treatment.

Important note:  We currently prepare all our items in a shared commercial kitchen.  While we use only gluten-free and peanut-free ingredients, take care to make sure that none of our other ingredients are manufactured in facilities that might allow cross-contamination, and follow strict and careful preparation and storage procedures at our kitchen intended to minimize the risk of cross-contamination, our kitchen is not certified gluten-free and we cannot guarantee cross-contamination never occurs. Additionally, see above regarding the use of Bob’s Red Mill flours.

(c) 2014 Goodness & Flavor, LLC.  All rights reserved.

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