Looking for a reputable cookie business in San Antonio, TX? Search no further than Dee’s GF Cookie Company for budget-friendly, gluten-free pastries. We began our business in early 2018 with the goal of providing made-fresh and healthy sweet treats that everyone can enjoy. Read on to learn more about our business.
When it comes to my life and my business, I need to give all thanks to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I wouldn’t be here now, doing what I love, without His insistence, and patience with me, after all of my fighting Him along the way! God began putting this journey in my future several years ago! You will see Him in this business every step of the way!
In 2002, after months of being too sick to eat anything and losing over fifty pounds, I was diagnosed with Celiac Sprue and was told I would need to maintain a gluten-free diet. I had never heard of this illness, or the diet I was now forced to strictly follow. I immediately began researching both Celiac and Gluten Free in order to find out everything I could about this illness.
What I continued to face each day was how expensive everything seemed to be and how awful most things seemed to taste. Not many companies offered gluten free options and a majority didn’t even understand what this condition or diet meant. I was a single parent of three, living on disability and couldn’t afford to feed my children this same diet.
In 2003, the cost of eating gluten-free was too expensive and, within a year and a half, I had gone back to eating a regular diet. For months, I remember my stomach hurting after everything I ate, but after, a few months, the pain wasn’t as bad. My doctor told me, since he had prescribed this diet, I could save all of my receipts and claim it under the medical portion of my income tax. I understood what he was saying, but I needed to save money to feed my family now and, with my income only coming from disability, I wasn’t able to file taxes anyway.
Within the last several years, we are seeing a major increase in the amount of people that are living a gluten-free lifestyle. Whether it’s due to one of the many disabilities or intolerances, or for a more healthy lifestyle, many people are changing their diets.
I remember when it was next to impossible to find ANY gluten-free desserts, much less anything I could enjoy! Now we are seeing them pop up in many areas and are tasting more and more “real”. When I began developing my company I had two main goals. The first goal was to make everything taste the way we all remember them, when we could eat a regular diet. They should also be so good that even our family members can’t tell the difference. My second goal was to make the cost comparable to that of a regular diet. I was shocked when I was told my diet was a tax deduction! Why does our food have to cost so much it’s considered a tax deduction? In my research, I’ve found many reasons why everything is much more expensive, but maybe, with more available options, we can begin changing things for the better.
I promise I will do my best to make sure my product costs are comparable to what you’ll pay for option found for those on a regular diet!
Dee’s GF Cookie Company is a go-to cookie business headquartered in San Antonio, TX. Our owner, Donna Wiley, was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2002 when there were no options. This inspired her to establish a business that delivers premium baked goods that are gluten-free, appetizing, and fairly priced.
Do you have any questions about our cookie business? Perhaps you would like to learn more about the various gluten-free pastries we offer? Do not hesitate to contact us for more details. We are more than happy to share with you some details about the products we have.