We are happy to notice the boom in shops and brands that offer healthy whole and organic foods. While they seem to be popping up everywhere, we were nonetheless surprised to find this amazing organic bakery in the heart of Philadelphia.  Philly may be best known for it’s gooey cheesesteak sandwiches, but that all may change as folks discover the goodies from Pure Sweets.  Their kitchen is nestled in the East Falls neighborhood where Grace Kelly once lived as a child and sure enough, their organic goodies are fit for a princess.

Whether you’re a sucker for sweets or love to nosh on nutty trail mix, Pure Sweets has something healthy and whole for everyone.  We’ve asked Pure Sweets owner Andrea Kyan to provide us with a few inspirations for the ultimate baked goodies season: Mother’s Day!  After all those cookies your mother once baked for you, switch it around this year and provide a few insanely delicious and healthy baked treats for her.

Here are Andrea’s top picks for moms:

For the Mom Who Is a Chocolate-Lover:

The Kid bar: a surprise balance of childhood flavors and adult sensibility with 72% organic single-origin chocolate on top of organic peanut butter and blackberry preserves.

The Frog cookie: a hint of organic espresso melts into a pistachio cookie striped with dark chocolate.  Remember those magic shells we cracked into as kids while eating ice cream?  The Tasmanian spread is a modern version of the classic with melted dark chocolate and the finest organic virgin coconut oil.

For the Mom Who love Salty & Sweet:

The Moose: the perfect go-to snack and the perfect marriage between salted nuts and dark chocolate.  Think Nutella as a crispy candy bar.  The bars also have 10 grams of protein!

The Dingo: made of fresh salted almond butter with a hint of dark chocolate.  As a bonus, nibble on The Bat macaroon to end things on a spicy, yet chocolate filled, note.

For the Health & Waist-Conscious Mother:

Our mini macaroons are an easily digestible snack and many have used enjoyed them as they train for triathlons and marathons. These little macaroons refuel and satisfy sweet cravings without the crash and burn.

The Poodle (lemon lavender) and The Sphinx (rose water) are the lightest options at 60 calories each.  Another healthful snack are the Trail Mixes, such as The Anteater.  The organic wild blueberries and cranberries are perfectly tart and sweet in contrast to the richness of the organic nuts and seeds

For the Mother Who Likes things look as beautiful as they taste:

It’s hard not to be excited when working with fantastic ingredients and experimenting with new ideas.  Striping each Frog cookie uniformly or carefully placing lavender buds inside and on top of each Poodle macaroon is never tiresome.

The Lupo:  who can have enough ‘nocciolata’ in their lives?  Making our own nocciolata from the purest ingredients is very satisfying.  All spreads are contained in gorgeous jars from Germany that can be used over and over.


To celebrate Mother’s Day, Pure Sweets is offering one very lucky reader a shipment of 12 products of their choice!  Leave your comments below on your sweetest memory with mom and we’ll pick a winner to receive this sweet shipment!

Pure Sweets ships nation-wide and can be found at the retail locations listed on their site at puresweets.com

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