When we come across truly fine artisan-crafted gluten-free items, it’s an absolute sigh of relief. “Quality” is a word we can associate with Mariposa Baking Company.
Biscottis, coffeecakes, tea loaves, brownies, and squares—all hand-crafted in a dedicated GF facility. All items are readily available to consumers online as well as wholesale. The storefront is the bakery, located in the historical Art Deco building in the Temescal area—Oakland, California.
These products and this company caught the eye of The Nibble, a specialty online food magazine testing over 3,000 foods per year. Mariposa was the first-ever gluten-free company to be named “Top Pick of the Week,” and the second one ever featured in the “restricted diet food” category.
Patti Furey-Crane founded this bakery after discovering she had a gluten allergy, which came soon after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Going gluten-free nearly eliminated all of her MS symptoms!
Her mission through Mariposa is “to create gluten-free baked goods that are indiscernible from the finest, high-caliber gluten-based products available.” My test team and I have concluded that Mariposa has gone beyond this. Their products surpass those of the gluten world. We have testers who are gluten eaters with no allergies, and we all enjoyed the texture, flavor, and “feel” of these extremely high-quality baked goods in our mouths and bodies.
From our home to yours, Tina Turbin.