Friday, August 28, 2015

Toufayan Bakeries Review

Relyin’ on Toufayan
for Corporate Social Responsibility
– A family value of giving back.

The Toufayan family bakery in not only making delicious bread, but also making an impact in the world around them.

The ToufayansThis tight knit family business has a history of giving back. Karen Toufayan, VP of Marketing and Sales, credits her mother with instilling the important values in the family, and her father Harry with reinforcing it since they were children. 

“Ever since I can remember, my Dad was always giving back to the community or anyone in need,” said Karen. “From small gifts to people he came in contact with daily, to dropping product off at local fishing derbies, it’s part of who he is.”

One of the largest and most significant projects undertaken was the rebuilding and expansion of a youth center in Armenia. After visiting his home country, Harry was moved by the need of children in the city. Undertaking the rebuilding of the crumbling structure, Harry also implemented improvements and additional activities. The center now houses an after school program with a focus on arts, sculpture, weaving, music and sports. After the completion, Harry saw another need for healthy meals, and once again expanded the center to include a soup kitchen which offers 3 meals a day, 365 days a year to those in need, including children and the elderly. Harry and his wife privately sponsor the center and make quarterly visits to oversee operations and determine additional need.

The Toufayan’s also help out at home, with donations and activities to support a number of causes. When asked what their most passionate endeavor is when it comes to giving back, Karen replied, “Children and their education. So many schools struggle with budget cuts, and it’s a perfect way to give back locally and invest in the future.” In 2009 the Toufayan’s ran a NYC marathon and raised more than $35,000 dollars to help a local school. In 2011 the Toufayan sisters ran again and raised almost $40,000 for the school’s financial aid fund. For the last ten years, Toufayan has also partnered with a local school to offer a breakfast snack for children who didn’t eat at home.

MuckFest 2014 Beginning in 2014, Toufayan partnered with the National MS Society in both New Jersey and Florida, two of their major operating areas, to give back to the local community and help fight multiple sclerosis through support of fundraising efforts and participation in local community events. As a major corporate sponsor, Toufayan donated lunch to over 12,000 participants at the New Jersey MS Walk in Ridgefield Park. Siblings Greg and Karen Toufayan (and executives at Toufayan) also quite literally “got their hands dirty” in June at the annual Muckfest MS event in New Jersey, a mud run and obstacle course that brought out over 4,000 participants to raise awareness and funds for MS research and education. In September of 2014, Toufayan will participate in three Bike MS events, two in NJ, and one in FL, donating lunch for all of the participants. The partnership between Toufayan and MS grows stronger in the local communities of Florida and New Jersey each day, with more planned events for the future and beyond.

Natural disasters are also met with product shipments to feed those in need. Victims of recent tornadoes in Oklahoma and hurricanes on the east coast received assistance from Toufayan. Heart Walks, 5ks, AIDS charities and other activities are supported through lunch sponsorships and product donation. The Toufayan family is passionate about national organizations including the American Red Cross and Health Corps as well.

Like the long tradition of baking in the Toufayan family, they hope to pass the tradition of giving down to the next generation as well.

Toufayan Flat Bread

Families have trusted Toufayan to bring them the best tasting, healthies breads possible. Perhaps that’s why our range of flatbreads have proven to be so popular.We bake our flatbreads using only the finest ingredients so they provide a really fresh, delicious taste. They are both light and staisfying, resulting in the best paninis, sandwiches and flatbread pizzas.With 8g of protein, 0mg Cholesterol and 0g Trans Fat, it’s a bread you can feel good about serving. We know your family will love the unbeatable fresh taste and texture of our Toufayan Flatbreads

My Review:
Toufayan Flat Bread is wonderful! I love hummus so flat bread is something I always have on hand. Toufayan Flat Bread is soft and delicious. My kids and I have used these to make mini pizzas and they come out tasting so yummy every time. Plus, they have eight grams of protein!

Toufayan Pita Chips

The Toufayan family has taken its 85 year history of making pita bread, and created the first gluten free pita chip that tastes great. Toufayan’s Gluten Free Pita Chips are Vegan, Non GMO, Oven Baked and are All Natural, with no Cholesterol or Trans-Fats. Our Gluten Free Pita Chips also have a uniquely crunchy texture with a taste the entire family will love. Like our original pita chips, Toufayan Gluten Free Pita Chips are “Scoop-Able”, specially shaped to scoop up the goodness of your favorite dips.
Enjoy Toufayan Gluten Free “Scoop-Able” Pita Chips either as a snack or with your favorite dips. 

My Review:
Toufayan Pita Chips make snacking fun! They are scoop-able which makes them perfect for dips. My favorite use for them is with hummus. They have the perfect amount of crunchiness and everyone in my family loves them. 

Toufayan Gluten Free Wraps

Like our regular wraps, Toufayan Gluten Free Wraps use only top quality, wholesome ingredients. They are naturally cholesterol free and trans fat free. True to the original traditions, we hearth bake each wrap to perfection so they are convenient and versatile.They are moist, delicious and nutritious, Toufayan Gluten Free Wraps are great for breakfast, lunch or afternoon snacking. 

My Review:
Toufayan Gluten Free Wraps are so delicious! I love that these are gluten free but still taste amazing! I also love that these come in several different flavors so your sure to find one you enjoy. These are great wraps for any meal and I especially like that they are moist and don't crack or break when I wrap them up.

Toufayan Smart Bagel

When customers started asking for a “better bagel” that fit their lifestyles, we created the Smart Bagel™. They’re thinner than a traditional bagel, so there is a better balance of bread and filling. But we’ve kept the best part, the golden crust, and boil and bake them to perfection. With 0g Trans Fat and 0mg Cholesterol and only 100 calories, they are both healthy and convenient for breakfast, lunch or afternoon snacking. Toufayan Smart Bagel™ come in four great tasting varieties including Plain, Everything, Wheat, and Cinnamon Raisin.

My Review:
Toufayan Smart Bagels are the perfect way to save calories! At only 100 calories they are much healthier than traditional bagels and they taste amazing. I particularly like these for sandwiches because I find them to be the perfect amount of bread. They are also great with a little cream cheese. So, if your looking for ways to save a few calories make the switch to Toufayan Smart Bagels!

Toufayan Smart Pockets

The Toufayan family’s passion for baking with quality and care continues three generations after it first began. So when our customers asked for a more “user friendly” and healthy pita to make sandwiches, we set out to reinvent the pita. We are proud to have created Smart Pockets™. It’s the most wholesome, convenient, and soft pocket pita bread for the needs of today’s consumer. Your customers will enjoy the smart, new way to make a sandwich. Toufayan Smart Pockets™ are only 80 calories and come in three great flavors including Original, 100% Whole Wheat, and Everything.

My Review:
Toufayan Smart Pockets are the smart way to make a sandwich! At only 80 calories, they are one of my favorite ways to build a sandwich. I also love how convenient they are! They are literally a pocket that you can stuff with all your favorite ingredients. 

Toufayan Wraps

Our old world recipes for Toufayan Wraps use only top quality, wholesome ingredients. They are naturally cholesterol free and trans fat free. True to the original traditions, we hearth bake each wrap to perfection. Toufayan Wraps are convenient and versatile. We love to use them instead of sliced bread. With so many flavors to choose from, you’ll find just the right wrap to complement whatever you want to wrap inside! 

My Review:
Toufayan Wraps are both convenient and versatile! What I absolutely love the most about these Toufayan Wraps is how soft they are. They make the perfect wrap because they don't crack or break because they are so moist and fresh. They are full of flavor and have become my new favorite wraps!

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Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.

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