Gluten-free Florida bakery set to expand after record year –

The four-year-old company will invest more than $1m in a second facility, with construction scheduled to begin in October. The expansion will add 40 production jobs to the existing 85-person team.

“For the past four years, we’ve seen great growth, and our products are being enjoyed by more people each day,”​ the company said in a statement celebrating the recognition. “Last year marked record sales with over 3.5 million Smartcakes and more than 900,000 Smartbuns baked and sold.”

Smart Baking brought new ovens to its current manufacturing site earlier this year, doubling its capacity to make its flagship Smartcakes and Smartbuns – both of which are gluten-free and wheat-free. They are also low in calories compared to their gluten counterparts and high in fiber.

According to the company, its products meet a variety of dietary needs or restrictions, including for diabetics and keto followers.

The 72-calorie Smartbun provides 3.5g of fat (1g each of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats), plus 220mg of potassium, 12g of fiber and 10g of protein. Smart Baking achieves these stats through a blend of oats, corn and flax, plus eggs and whey protein egg whites. The buns also include 4g of the calorie-free sweetener erythritol. A 6pk of either plain or sesame hamburger buns runs for an RRP of $9.99 (about $1.65 per bun).

While the Smartbuns must be frozen immediately upon purchase, the Smartcakes will keep in a cool, dry place for 120 days; however, the company recommends refrigerating or freezing them for later use.