FAQs

Glo Bakery FAQ’s:

1. Can you tell me a bit about Glo Bakery?

2. Why vegan?

3. What ingredients do you bake with?

4. Do your products contain soy?

5. Do your products contain nuts? Can they be made nut-free?

6. Can you make any products gluten-free?

7. What is your shipping policy?

8. What if I don’t like what I order?

9. What is the shelf-life of the products?

10. How do I contact Glo Bakery?

11. Do I get any discounts for ordering a large quantity of Glo Bars?

12. Can I order just 1 Glo Bar of each flavor? Or just 1 bag of Glo-nola?

13. How does the Custom Glo Bar work?

14. What currencies do you offer?

15. Why do many items say ‘Sold Out’? Why can’t I order?

16. Do you have any vegan muffins or cookies for sale?



1. Can you tell me a bit about Glo Bakery?

Glo Bakery is dedicated to providing 100% vegan, healthy, organic, and delicious baked goods. Our products are cruelty-free and good for the environment; we do not use any animal products in our baked goods. Additionally, our products are cholesterol free, dairy-free, egg-free, trans fat free, and are also free of any refined sugars. We bake with only natural and unrefined ingredients. In addition to this, our baked goods are also lower in fat and many of our items are oil-free.

Because we are so proud of our ingredients we are not ashamed to post nutritional information for our products. Most of our products have the nutritional information linked just below the product and we will be updating the rest of our products in the near future.

We tell it like it is, and we bake it like it is. No false pretenses. Just wholesome, mouth-watering goodies you and your family can feel good about.

2. Why vegan?

Glo Bakery was not created to try to persuade its customers to eat a vegan diet. Eating a vegan or vegetarian diet is a personal choice and not a topic we are going to preach about! Our goal for Glo Bakery is to show others that vegan baked goods can be even more delicious than traditional baked goods made with white flour, eggs, and refined sugars. It is amazing the difference in taste when baking with all natural ingredients free of animal products, trans fats, and refined sugars. Not only are our products delicious and wholesome; they are healthy, filling, and won’t give you that dreaded sugar crash. So whether you eat a vegan diet or not, anyone can enjoy our baked goods!

3. What ingredients do you bake with?

Some of the wholesome ingredients we love baking with include:

FLOURS:

Organic Spelt Flour

Spelt flour has 15-20% more protein than wheat, is rich in magnesium and complex carbohydrates, and is much easier to digest than wheat protein. Because of this many individuals with sensitivities to wheat feel that spelt is a better option for them. However, please note that spelt is not gluten-free and thus, is not recommended for people with conditions like celiac disease.

We also use 100% whole wheat flour and whole wheat pastry flour.

SWEETENERS:

Organic Raw Agave Nectar

Derived from cactus, agave nectar is an all-natural, low-glycemic sweetener that can be safe for individuals with Type II Diabetes.

Organic Brown Rice Syrup

Brown Rice Syrup is made from brown rice and is thus a great alternative to refined sugar because it has a lower glycemic index making it ideal for diabetics and anyone looking for a healthier alternative to white sugar. Because it is made from brown rice, it is considered a complex carbohydrate, which does not produce spikes in blood sugar like simple sugars. The sugar profile in Brown Rice Syrup is 50% soluble carbohydrates, 45% maltose and 3% glucose. The glucose is immediately absorbed and metabolized, maltose takes about 1-1.5 hours to metabolize, and soluble carbohydrates take 2-3 hours to metabolize. As a result, brown rice syrup delivers a steady and consistent energy supply. Brown Rice Syrup is similar in appearance and flavor to honey, however it is completely vegan and insect-friendly.

We also use unrefined evaporated cane juice as a healthier alternative to white sugar.

Dried Fruit:

Glo Bakery uses only 100% certified organic dried fruits as all natural sweeteners. We use dried fruits like apricots, cranberries, bananas, dates, and raisins to naturally sweeten our products.

NUTS:

Glo Bakery uses salt-free nuts like almonds, walnuts, peanuts, cashews, and pistachios. Nuts provide excellent sources of healthy fats like Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. These fats will give you glo-ing skin, hair, and nails and also benefit your cardiovascular system. themselves.

SEEDS:

Chia seeds:

Chia seeds are similar to flax seeds but a whole lot more nutritious! Chia seeds have 3x the antioxidant strength of blueberries, 5 grams of fibre per serving, 15x the magnesium than broccoli, 6x the calcium in milk, and 3x the iron in spinach. Wait were not finished! Chia seeds do not need to be grinded to digest it, unlike flaxseed. Studies show that eating chia seed slows down how fast our bodies convert carbohydrate calories into simple sugars. This leads scientists to believe that the chia seed may have great benefits for diabetics. Chia seeds are also great hydrators (holding up to 10x their weight in water) and are great for detoxification. A truly wonder seed!

Hemp seed:

Hemp seeds are high in protein and filled with healthy fats. They also have a delicious nutty flavour and are excellent in baked goods. Most of our Glo Bars contain hemp seeds because they are just so darn nutritious!

We also bake with milled flax seed and sesame seeds which are also great for one’s health.

CHOCOLATE

Chocolate has received a really bad reputation over the years due to commercial processing. Most chocolate has unhealthy fat, dairy, and white sugar added to it. This results in an extremely unhealthy end product. However, chocolate is made from the cacao (cocoa) bean, and cacao beans in their natural, unprocessed, unadulterated state are rich in nutrients and beneficial to health. That’s why at Glo Bakery we use natural chocolate that is as close to the source as possible.

Dairy-free, organic dark chocolate

Glo Bakery uses only the best and richest dairy-free and organic dark chocolate. You can be sure that what you are eating is pure, vegan, and dairy-free.

Cacao Nibs

Cacao nibs are the purest form of the cacao bean. Cacao beans have a very thin outer shell which is removed before eating. Once the shell is removed, the bean breaks into tiny pieces, called nibs. Cacao nibs provide more antioxidants than blueberries, red wine, and green tea. Cacao nibs also increase the release of ‘feel-good’ neurotransmitters in our brains. It acts as a natural anti-depressant, helps reduce PMS, and provides a sense of well-being. Cacao beans are rich in a number of essential minerals, including magnesium, sulphur, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese.

Carob Powder

Carob is sweeter than cocoa powder and is naturally caffeine free. It is great for those avoiding caffeine or giving it to children! Health benefits of carob powder include: It is antiviral, antiseptic, and contains many antioxidants. It improves digestion and is rich in calcium and phosphorus.


4. Do your products contain soy?

At the present time, none of our Glo Bars contain soy.

5. Do your products contain nuts? Can they be made nut-free?

All of our Glo Bars contain nuts because they provide healthy sources of essential fatty acids. Some of our bars may be made with almond butter instead of peanut butter, but we cannot guarantee that any of our products are completely ‘nut-free’. We do our best to prevent cross-contamination, but essentially it is up to the consumer to decide for themselves.

6. Can any products be made gluten-free?

Unfortunately, Canada’s current food labelling regulations prohibit use of the term “gluten-free” on a package label of any product containing oats, even if the oats are uncontaminated with other grains. This law may be changed in the near future and if so, we will be offering gluten-free Glo Bars. You can read about the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Guide to Food Labelling and Advertising(9.9.4 Gluten-Free Foods).

7. What is your shipping policy?

Glo Bakery will gladly ship our Glo Bars anywhere in Canada or the US. Our goal is to ship out your order within a couple days; however delays may occur due to high volumes of orders. All orders will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis in the order that they are received. A packaging and handling fee of $1.50 will be charged to each order. You will be provided with a tracking number for your package. Please note that Glo Bakery is not responsible for delayed packages (i.e., when going through customs) or lost packages.

8. What if I don’t like what I order?

We are truly proud of our products and want our customers glo-ing! If for some reason you are not satisfied with your product, Glo Bakery will gladly refund your money for the product (not including shipping and taxes).

9. What is the shelf life of the products?

Glo Bars are fresh for 1-2 months (in packaging) or can be frozen for up to 3 months, double wrapped.

10. How do I contact Glo Bakery?

Send an email to order@globakery.com. Please note that orders will not be accepted via email once the online shopping cart is activated. All orders must go through the online cart.

11. Do I get any discounts for ordering a large quantity of Glo Bars?

Yes, you most certainly do!*
* Order 20 Glo Bars and receive 10% off
* Order 30 Glo Bars and receive 15% off
* Order 40 Glo Bars and receive 20% off

*Please note that this discount does not apply to the Glo Bar Variety Pack or Run Bars.

12. Can I order just 1 Glo Bar of each flavor?

The minimum order per flavor is 10 bars*. However, we frequently offer a Glo Bar Variety Pack for those who would like to sample several of the most popular flavors.

*Note. For Run Glo Bars, the minimum order is 15 bars.

13. How does the Custom Glo Bar work?

The Custom Glo Bar will be available Winter/Spring 2010. The Custom Glo Bar allows you to design your very own customized Glo Bar! Pick and choose what ingredients you would like to include in your order. You are asked to select between 5-8 ingredients that will be added to the base (Oats, rice crisp cereal, peanut butter, brown rice syrup, evaporated cane juice). A minimum purchase of 10 bars is required. Please note that nutritional information will not be available for these custom bars.

14. What currencies do you offer?

We offer payment in either USD or CAD. To select your desired currency, simply visit the home page. On the right sidebar at the top, you will see a drop down menu called ‘Currencies’. Simply choose your desired currency.

15. Why do so many items say ‘Sold Out’? Why can’t I order the flavour I want?

Glo Bakery adds the quantities of products available on a regular basis. Because each batch is hand-made with great care, we only commit to the amount that we can make within a 1 week time frame. Once more products are available, they will be updated on the shopping cart to reflect this. You can sign up for product notification by clicking on the flavour you want and then clicking on ‘Notify me of updates’ on the right sidebar. We apologize if you cannot place an order right away.

16. Do you have any vegan muffins or cookies for sale?

At this time Glo Bakery is focusing on our Glo Bars as they have a long shelf life which makes them great for shipping.