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Respond to Review of Vegan Treats Bakery
by sgoodmanesq

Review: I received an e-mail from Vegan Treats in response to a question I sent to them about their baked items. They contain HYDROGENATED OIL. According to the CDC this is more damaging to the heart than butter fat. Hydrogenated oils, also known as trans fats, have been banned by multiple cities and counties in the U.S. The American Medical Association supports efforts to ban the use of trans fats in U.S. restaurants and bakeries. As far as I can determine, Vegan Treats does not post the fact that their baked items contain these fats anywhere on their web-site. It is a shame that they use these fats as their baked goods look and taste excellent. Almost every other bakery that I know of that offers vegan baked goods use palm or coconut oils, which are non-hydrogenated fats. Updated from previous review on Wednesday August 12, 2009 Updated from previous review on Sunday September 04, 2011

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TheKristina1106
Posted by TheKristina1106 on Friday, December 7, 2012
WAIT- and it's not even slightly organic? They don't offer gluten free options either as well as not being upfront about the deadliest of all oils being used in these "treats?"...i'm not sure this place is healthy- at all!!! :
TheKristina1106
Posted by TheKristina1106 on Friday, December 7, 2012
It's Really a shame that they use HORRIBLE DEADLY "OILS". Now why woulda ya do that if it's supposed to be a healthy option???
I agree, coconut oil is NOT sweet unless you add sugar not to mention the TONS of health benefits of pure raw organic cold pressed coconut oil- i even use it as my daily lotion with a couple drops of organic lemon oil- it's like lemon Meringue Pie for my skin- now thats a vegan treat! ;)
I'd also agree that Palm Oil is no good either- how about sunflower oil guys?
ejperk
Posted by ejperk on Sunday, December 4, 2011
I disagree that they couldn't switch to coconut oil or some other nonhydrogenated fat if they wanted to. Babycakes has a large following, with multiple locations, and uses primarily coconut oil. Coconut oil does not always taste strongly of coconut -- it depends on the type and, of course, how it is used. However, coconut oil is very expensive, so perhaps it is more of an issue of cost. Regardless, I think Vegan Treats should be more up front about their use of hydrogenated oils so customers are not misled into thinking they are eating a healthier product just because it's vegan.
mertenhippie
Posted by mertenhippie on Saturday, December 3, 2011
I know hydrogenated oils are unhealthy for the human body, but palm oil is unhealthy for the planet. Check it: http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/footprint/agriculture/palm_oil/environmental_impacts/ http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2011/nov/17/palm-oil-malaysia-jeffrey-sachs http://www.cspinet.org/palm/PalmOilReport.pdf

Anyway, Vegan Treats rocks my hydrogenated socks. Coconut oil tastes very strongly of coconut, they'd really shoot themselves in the foot to use that exclusively.
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