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    Updated on Feb 15, 2019. Posted on Feb 15, 2019

    If You’ve Got Food Allergies, You Just Might Like These Treats

    These sweet treats have no dairy, eggs, gluten, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish.

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    Hi, we're Pablo, Lara, and Crystal and we love trying new, weird, and unique foods! And today we're trying some vegan allergen-free desserts.

    Pablo Valdivia, Lara Parker, Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed

    And when we say allergen-free, we're not joking. These vegan treats from Better Bites Bakery have NO DAIRY, EGGS, GLUTEN, SOY, PEANUTS, TREE NUTS, FISH, or SHELLFISH.

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    They're certified Gluten-Free, Vegan, Non-GMO, and classroom friendly! You can get them in the bakery section at stores across the country like Whole Foods, H-E-B, and Central Market. To find your nearest location go here.

    Now, this probably leaves you asking the question, "But do they even taste good, then?!" And that's where we come in. Here are our thoughts...

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    What is it: This vegan chocolate cupcake is filled with coconut cream and dipped in chocolate ganache.

    Our thoughts:

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    Pablo: At first glance these reminded me of those Hostess Cupcakes, and TBH they’re a good substitute for them. I can’t say I was a huge fan of the crumbly texture, but the chocolate taste was spot on. They’re also small enough to not make you feel like there’s a brick of chocolate in your stomach.

    Lara: The mini cupcake was good as hell. I would 100% eat this again because it wasn't too sweet, tasted delicious, and was the perfect size so that I didn't end up with a massive stomachache afterwards.

    Crystal: I'm a big fan of Hostess Cupcakes, so was excited to try these. The cake is definitely a little more spongey than a normal cupcake, but flavor-wise these are the perfect balance of chocolate-y, creamy, goodness! Honestly, shocked these don't have any dairy, gluten, and all those other things.

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    Our thoughts:

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    Pablo: God is REAL. I would absolutely buy these again, even if I’m privileged enough to not have any food allergies (that I know of.) These are soo rich and don’t come with the added salmonella you usually get with cookie dough, which is always a plus in my book.

    Lara: The DO bites were very good, but EXTREMELY sweet to the point where I didn't even want to eat the entire thing. And I'm on my period, so that's saying something.

    Crystal: I'm not a huge cookie dough person as it is (I can hear you groaning), but this tasted pretty damn good! It's maybe a little too sweet for my taste, but the consistency and texture didn't seem weird or anything. If you didn't tell me these were allergen-free I'd have no idea.

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    Our thoughts:

    Pablo: This tastes OK to me. I like my brownies to be ooey, gooey, and rich, and this just felt a bit too dry for me. The taste isn’t bad by any means, but if I had to reach for a brownie, I would probably end up grabbing one with gluten, dairy, etc.

    Lara: The brownie was very tasty, however it was a little dry and left my mouth wanting more. Would I eat it again? I mean, yeah, I like chocolate and sugar. But I've had better brownies for sure.

    Crystal: Oof, I LOVE brownies. Now, in my experience, it's hard to make an ~alternative~ brownie, but these aren't bad! They're not as satisfying as a "real" brownie, but if you can't have dairy, eggs, gluten, etc. these are a VERY good alternative.

    Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed

    Our thoughts:

    Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed

    Pablo: I had the vanilla one, and I couldn’t get a whole lot of flavor out of it until I was two bites in. These aren’t nearly as rich as a regular cake ball, which some might consider a plus, but I know what I like in my balls, ya know?

    Lara: The cake ball was once again too sweet for me and I am ON MY PERIOD, people. I could only have a small bite. The small bite was good, don't get me wrong, but I'm not sure I could handle much more than that.

    Crystal: I thought these were really cute, and love that they come in individual packaging — it makes them look like truffles or something. I tried the vanilla one which was fairly plain, but I liked that! Another good alternative for people with food allergies.

    FINAL THOUGHTS...

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    Pablo: I would absolutely eat any of these foods again, but have to give a second round of applause to those Do Bites. I’m just mostly surprised none of these tasted like wet cardboard, which I expect when ingredients get swapped. Guess I need to expand my palate!

    Lara: All in all I love this! I can't eat gluten or soy without experiencing a pain flare due to chronic illnesses that I have and I love that these make it easy for me to still enjoy a sugar treat when I need one. Would definitely eat again.

    Crystal: I grew up with a severe allergy to cow's milk and missed out on a lot of desserts and sweet treats as a kid. (I've since grown out of my allergies, FWIW.) If I had had these when I was little I would have been SO, SO HAPPY. So, I think for people with food allergies these are very impressive alternatives!