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Guilt-Free Sweet Tooth: Kelly\'s Bake Shoppe

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In the heart of downtown Burlington, there’s some vegan goodness that you need to visit immediately. Seriously, get in your car now, and go. You will not believe the tasty treats that await you at Kelly’s Bake Shoppe.

Kelly’s Bake Shoppe was started by mother and daughter team Kelly Childs and Erinn Weatherbie in 2012, because they were exhausted with the healthy “goodies” available. They weren’t tasty at all, and Kelly and Erinn wanted something delicious and guilt-free, made with healthy ingredients.

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Organic, fair trade, and natural became the keys to their success. “Why use artificial ingredients when mother nature makes the most yummy flavours?” the duo says on their website.

So now you can have delicious brownies, cookies and cakes, made vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, butter-free, casein-free, and peanut-free. You can find it all at Kelly’s Bake Shoppe because all of their products are created with the impossible in mind: delicious, tasty treats without the added ingredients mentioned above. I was skeptical that I’d find something I liked, but it turns out I can’t find a thing I don’t like!

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Taking a walk inside their stunning bake shoppe, you can hear people talking amongst themselves in line: “Is this really vegan? How can it be vegan? It tastes SO good.” The staff are amazing, friendly and passionate about their products. They are extremely knowledgeable about the baking process and ingredients and are happy to explain that everything is vegan and tastes so good because of the ingredients. You probably won’t believe them at first, and will ask a few times during your trip there.

You’ll feel like you are part of a family when you the staff begin to know you by name. I went twice in a very short period of time, because any baked good that is heavenly delicious deserved a second go around. The energy is bright and inviting and you’re going to want to stay a while. Here’s a preview of some of the treats you might see:

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The cookies are chewy, delicious and packed with goodness, like the World Peace Cookie and Chocolate Chip!

You want a serious cupcake? You have found the motherload. They are fluffy and dressed to kill. Each flavour is decorated differently and to perfection. I recommend the Black and White!

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The Mile High Brownie is one of their best sellers at the Shoppe for sure. Layered brownie, frosting, more brownie and caramel, it will make you part of #kellystribe in a heartbeat.

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If you want a baked good made by people who are passionate about living a kinder, sustainable life, head on down to Kelly’s Bake Shoppe. Grab a Balzac cuppa coffee (vegan coconut cream only!) or one of their awesome loose leaf teas, and people watch in downtown Burlington. I’ll definitely see you there!

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