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Good to Eat and for the Planet Too

By Laura Oppenheimer in Food on Apr 18, 2007 5:15PM


Do you remember when Olestra came out? And how it was going to make snacking guilt-free, since it replaced the fat in your favorite snacking products? We do. And we also remember how we decided that the guilt was better than the nasty side effects from eating those potato chips.

Thanks to The Bleeding Heart Bakery, now we can snack guilt-free once again, since everything in the bakery in 100% certified organic. Not only is it certified organic, but it is the only bakery in the country to be designated as such. The certification was done by the Indiana Certified Organic organization, which works with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "Basically, the ICO wanted to know everything we have in our pantry, dry storage and cooler," Bleeding Heart co-owner Michelle Garcia told the Sun-Times. "If the ICO says it's organic-certified, it's organic through and through."

Chicagoist congratulates Bleeding Heart Bakery on this awesome achievement. They've been a mainstay at the Green City Markets, and their products are delicious to boot. We just can't wait until Crust opens, and we can go there for some organic pizza and then head down Hoyne to Bleeding Heart to complete our guilt-free, Al Gore-approved meal.

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