A Gluten Free Community
Have you ever wondered why we do Sweet Ali’s tastings? Do you follow us on social media? Do you think it is all because we want you to by our products? Yes, we are a bakery. Yes, we want you to purchase Sweet Ali’s products. But it is more than that.
It’s our chance to interact with you – the person, not just the customer. We want to be more than your WOW!-I-have-to-have-it bakery. We want to help to build a strong gluten free community who is there for one another. Do you remember the difficulty when you had to (or chose to) go gluten free? Did you have someone who was supportive? I hope so! But just imagine if you didn’t. We want to make sure that no one feels alone and that you can reach out to us at a tasting or through social media to find information and support.
At one of my tastings a few months ago, I met a woman in her mid 70’s who had just been diagnosed with celiac (and had to go dairy free too). She was shopping with her husband, and they were both overwhelmed and almost in tears. My heart went out to both of them. Of course, I was there to do my job (introduce customers to Sweet Ali’s products), but I remember what it was like to have to start the gluten free diet. So I took some time and showed this couple all the items in the gluten free section that were both gluten free and dairy free. It was the right thing to do, and I was happy to do it. Sweet Ali’s staff at tastings and in the bakery will continue to help those who need and search for guidance and support.
Do you follow us on social media? If you do, you will see that more than half our posts or tweets have nothing to do with Sweet Ali’s. We share information on new gluten free news, safe places to eat, medical advances and discoveries about celiac disease, suggestions on how to travel, and so much more. We received the following message on one of our recent medical posts :
“Thank you for continuing to post such educational articles, it really has helps me grasp the full spectrum of the disease, which will only make it easier for me to educate my children on their disease.”
We are all part of the community, and we need to continue to support and guide each another. We don’t always have to agree, we don’t always have to like the same things, but we do need to be there for each other. Sweet Ali’s Gluten Free Bakery will continue to be there for you. To bring you fantastic gluten free products, but also to bring you information, guidance, and support. We are proud to be part of the gluten free community.
To follow us on social media:
Google +: Sweet Ali’s Bakery
To see the schedule of upcoming Sweet Ali’s tastings in your area: