I recently asked Claire Georges of Montpelier’s Butterfly Bakery how many different products she makes. It’s an ever changing number and product list. There are 17 different sweets and 30-40 different hot sauces and mustards a year. Because this bakery is continuously coming up with new wonderful products I encourage you to LIKE their Facebook page and find them at a Farmer’s Market near you!
Now let me tell you more!
Butterfly Bakery opened in 2003 when Claire started inventing recipes to work around her dietary restrictions. Claire shares: “I started with sweets, since sugar is my main nemesis. Then I got into vegan and whole grain baking, because treats should taste like treats, even if you have a restricted diet.”
After selling at farmer’s markets and seeing such great local produce around her Claire decided to create a line of hot sauce and mustards. I first met Claire years ago when shopping for hot sauces. I picked up two that day: Vermont Maple Sriracha and Vermont Dill Sauce. Both were full of their own distinct flavor and were used up quickly. Currently Claire works directly with The Alchemist, Stillmeadow Gardens, Eastman Long and Sons maple syrup, Seedfolks Farm and many more.
What are buyers liking best? “My most popular items are our Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunks and our Mighty Tasty Granola. My personal favorite are our Chocolate Peppermint Snap and our Sugar Shack Sriracha.” -Claire
Claire sent us a few of her newest projects which both have Heady Topper (beer) as an ingredient. Here is more info from Claire: “Our Heady Pepper hot sauce is so well loved that its garnered both international distribution and love from the Alchemist itself. We pride ourselves on being able to truly bring out the World Famous IPA flavors in our products.“
The mustard was strong and rich in flavor without being overwhelming and compliments hot dogs, Italian sausage, or a ham sandwich well by adding a touch of excellence.
I first tried this hot sauce on a spoon and my initial response was “BOOM!” It was powerful! Spicy, of course, but full of complex flavors.
Most Butterfly Bakery products can be purchased at www.ButterflyBakeryVT.com and at Vermont coops and independent grocers, but the widest variety can be bought at the Montpelier Farmers Market on Saturdays.
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