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"Feeling satisfied after a good snack is one thing, but knowing how positively it has impacted your health is quite a bonus! Ever since I discovered Heart Thrives at a local coffee shop, they have become a staple in my diet. I am thrilled with this product and how it has contributed towards my goal of leading a healthy lifestyle."
- D.D. Pittsburgh, PA


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"I LOVE your products.  I live all over the world because of my job, and I never leave without a box of Heart Thrives.  I am very cautious about what I put in my body, which makes it very difficult when living in other countries.  Your Heart Thrives make my body feel like I am in California, eating good, healthy food!  So, I want to say thank you!" 
- E.B. Los Angeles, CA

"I love the Heart Thrives. My husband first discovered them at the college he attends. They are the perfect snack for me because I am a Type 1 Diabetic."
- C.W. Chipley, FL

"I just wanted to say ‘Thank you’ for the great service and the healthy cakes.  I love them and am almost addicted.  The service is quick, and efficient. It's great to know there are still businesses out there that care about their customers."
- D.L. Nashville, TN

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"Heart Thrives and Suncakes are the best snack I know of and I can't live without them. Okay...that's a big exaggeration...but when it comes to a healthy, delicious pick me up, they are my first (and almost only) choice."
- R.F. New York, NY

"I'm a person who's sensitive to wheat gluten and sometimes has no time to make breakfast so they're great for on-the-go people like me. Also, I love the fact that they're not too sweet. Thank you for making such a simple and wonderful product. You now have a new follower." 
- J.L. Las Vegas, NV

"The world needs more merchants that conduct business like The Healthy Baking Company!  They provide excellent customer service, and their shipping rates are among the lowest in the country. They have a genuine concern for customer satisfaction. I do A LOT of internet purchasing, and rate California Suncakes among the "top 3" of companies I purchase from regularly. Top notch products and service!" 
- V.S. Cosby, MO

"A very efficient merchant with very easy to understand shipping policies.  I love shopping where I know what I am dealing with and when I am going to get my product." - C.B. Santa Cruz, CA

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"Very cool, personable, flexible company that has created a terrific solution for people with allergies who require quick access to safe sources of protein and calcium. Go for it. Can't get a better price anywhere but the source itself. They are small, focused on good product and good service and treat you with humanity." 
- E.L. Philadelphia, PA

"First off, if I can find fault in a product, company and or service I will.   This company; is nothing short of amazing. Great product, great shipping -  but unknown customer service…which is a good thing :)  Nutritious and most importantly the chocolate chip Heart Thrives are unreal, been eating a package a day for over a year and look forward to them every day. Hot, cold, room temperature, it doesn't matter. I would pay a lot more for this product than what it sells for, it is that good. Good thing these are reasonable because I am on a very tight budget." 
- B.L. Sioux City, IA

"Only because I love your company, your customer service and your products was I willing to endure and wait out the shipping issue we all faced during your new web launch. So happy to see you're back on track and still at decent priced rates. Thanks for making it affordable again. Really do love your hearts."   
- D.M.L. Taos, NM

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"I'm an obesity researcher at a food policy institute, so I am especially inclined to pay compliments when I come across worthwhile food products. We live in a world of processed foods, and they are the staple of the American diet. So, when I see a healthy unprocessed snack or meal replacement (especially one made in an environmentally responsible way), it always makes me happy." 
- C.D. New Haven, CT

"You all are fantastic! Great telephone customer service and web service as well. Thanks for providing such a heart-healthy product. I'm part of the Dean Ornish heart disease reversal program and will be passing along your products to other folks." 
- R.F. Billings, MT

"I tell everyone I know about your Suncakes. Your products will one day bring about world peace, and cause the planets themselves to come into a more harmonious order.   No, I'm not a nut.  ;) It's just fun to state just how awesome your products are!" 
- A.G. St Louis Park, NM

"Many energy bars and snack foods are high in fat, high in sugar or both. Sacrifice one and now you have no taste. Not so with these Heart Thrive snack cakes. Low fat, low sugar, all natural, and they taste great. Like real food. I have one eHeart Thrive Testimonial 5ach day, and I never feel guilty about enjoying them. You've found a customer for life!"
- M.R. Atlanta, GA

"Ordering couldn't be easier - the website is simple to navigate and the service by phone is friendly and efficient.  We couldn't do without Heart Thrives!  Thanks so much!"

- M.K. Berkeley, CA

"I push them on all my friends and co-workers. They think I'm a health nut, but really, they're just so good I can't live without them! I'm addicted." 
- K.F. Albany, NY

"I live off of Heart Thrives, literally. They are the staple of my diet. As a college student with IBS, it's hard for me to find food that's fast, nutritious, and won't make me sick. Heart thrives are the perfect portable meal for me, especially since I'm the "grazing" type, eating all throughout the day. Thank you so much for your wonderful product, I don't know what I would do without heart thrives!! You are helping to put me through college!!" 
- N.S. Redlands, CA

"Finally my search for the healthy office/weekend/travel snack is over. Thanks to you for your nutritious Heart Thrive snacks." 
- R.I. Warrenville, IL

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"Your products were the number one best cooked meal I found when I was transitioning to a raw food diet. California Suncakes and Heart Thrive were the only non-raw food I ate. Now I am only semi raw, and your bars are still a staple for me. Your company saved me when there weren't a lot of healthy bars on the market. Thanks for having been ahead of the curve." 
- B.C. Boulder, CO

"Outstanding Products. By eating the Heart Thrives twice daily in my 'Body For Life' Fitness and Eating program, I have dropped 7 lbs. in 20 days. They are a perfect carb/protein balance as a meal, and great to take along on a mountain bike ride as an energy booster." 
- C.S., Ellicot City, MD

“Heart Thrives got me up Mount Kilimanjaro!! Every night I would wake up in my tent with a gnawing hunger and my tent mate and I would share a pack of Heart Thrives. It was our 2am routine. Thanks for helping me up the mountain." 
- C.F. Charleston, SC

"I love you guys!!!  First of all, I was having an awful day and couldn't even sit for a minute to have lunch today and it was my stashed apricot Heart Thrive that kept me going. So thank you for that goodness. Second-- after a completely crappy, crappy day, I arrived home to find my shipment of suncakes which included 6 free date suncakes!!! Thank you for bringing a smile to my otherwise awful day. You saved me twice today. Grateful for all of you!!!! Thanks!" 
- C. Felber Chula Vista, CSA
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"Excellent products for a vegan!  Would suggest more people & vendors give this product a try.  I'm thrilled to have stumbled across it--such an excellent source of nutrition! Thanks so much!" 
- K. Krebs Florence, KY

"I just want to say thank you from my whole heart. I lost 30lbs after incorporating these into my diet. I was first introduced to Heart Thrive while in the military stationed in Alaska, they carried these in the hospital on base. Absolutely love them! Thank you for such a wonderful and healthy product. Loyal customer from here on out.” 
- M.W. Lincoln, MD

"I recently started purchasing the product and love it! Used it as a pre-half-marathon snack and it kept my energy up the entire time." 
- N.P., Waterville, ME

"Heart Thrives are fantastic! I eat one or two every day while I'm at work. Ordering on-line is a breeze and order fulfillment is flawless. Great product - great company." 
-  B.T., Orlando, FL

"Ordering on-line was very easy, and they offered several price-saving packages and flexibility in flavor choices. We received confirmation email when the order was received and whenHeart Thrive Testimonial 8 it was shipped. Product arrived in perfect condition in two days."
- L.H. Brea, CA

"California Suncakes provides exceptional customer service. It is always a pleasure doing business with them, whether an order is large or small."
- P.H., Scottsdale, AZ

"Suncakes and Heart Thrives are my solution, they are so easy to tuck in a briefcase or backpack and provide the perfect nutritional balance to start my day when I'm "on the road." 
- V.A. Boston, MA

"I am recent gluten free and semi veg. Wow, what a difference a little healthy change will do. What the heck have I been waiting for? 
- T.F. (RN, BSN)

"My granddaughter eats a heart thrive for breakfast along with a glass of milk two or three times a week. When I give her breakfast options she says "suncake."
- D.M. Kalamazoo, MI

“I love them, especially on a cold morning with a hot cup of coffee. I bring them to work and I think my co-workers may be sneaking a few from my desk drawer.”
- S.R. Studio City, CA
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“Your product is the best!  I am a cyclist and your Sun Cakes are the bomb for longer rides. I eat them exclusively.” 
- R.N. Fullerton, CA

"Learning about all the good ingredients inside your food is really amazing – it just proves that people can make healthy packaged food and that even us busy New Yorkers can eat right on the go.  Thank you very much!" 
- B.M. New York, NY

"I had a question about the website order form, and Customer Service was very helpful, even calling me back to make sure my order had gone through properly. The product quality is excellent, and I like that when I send a gift I can get free product for myself! The cakes are healthy, vegan, and filling. I will definitely keep ordering from California Suncakes when my supply runs low." 
- J.S., Grand Rapids, MI

"I wanted to thank you for providing me an extra half dozen Heart Thrives.  I eat them almost every lunch. I am a tennis coach and I don't have time to sit down and eat a meal or snack too often as I am on the court all the time. What a perfect meal in the most convenient package. Nutritious, tasty, easy to digest and fun to eat too! Thanks for a great product!" 
- N.H., Ojai, CA

"Wonderful product. I had gastric bypass done and have been eating 2 chocolate chip Suncakes per day. They make up 2 of my 5 meals per day." 
- W.R., Sioux City, IA
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"The order always comes within a few days in great shape, and I appreciate the "six free" when you mention the secret word in their monthly newsletter. I have recommended the product to many people, as it is both good for you and far more delicious than most energy bars." 
- J.S. San Diego, CA

"I love these snacks. They are delicious, tasty and satisfying. I highly recommend them to everyone. There are so many ways you can enjoy them just check out their website. They respond quickly to orders as well and I am always surprised at how quickly they arrive. Thank you." 
- H.E., North Andover, MA

"Heart Thrives and Suncakes are great products and delivery was prompt. The price can't be beat, especially considering that the nutritional profile is so much better than the average nutrition bar (and there are no dodgy ingredients), and each package contains two filling servings. They also generously throw in six extras for first-time buyers. All of the flavors are great, but the Chocolate Orange is decadent--lots of chocolate. I'd been seeking these out at local coffee shops for years; I'm so glad I decided to order some for myself." 
- K.G. Fairfax, VA

"I was worried about having to write my order in the "notes" section (because I ordered a variety pack and wanted a flavor combination that was different than the options listed on the drop down menu), but the attention to detail of this merchant was impressive. I am pleased & will definitely re-order again. Also, thank you for the 6 free suncakes I received by being a first-time customer. This enabled me to try a flavor that I wouldn't regularly buy and, as a result, may indeed order again. Highly Recommended!" 
- S.R. Greenville, PA
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"I have ordered California Suncakes for the last couple of years. Their website is user friendly, the merchandise arrives in a timely manner and has always been excellent." 
- K.K. Salem, VA

"I love your products!  Thank you for making available the gift of good, healthy conscious eating in a delectable guilt-free product."
- A.D. Austin, TX

"I have been buying your oatcakes for years and recently began ordering them direct from you. They are awesome and it is so nice to have convenient snack or breakfast that is healthy. I keep a box in the freezer at work." 
- D.G. El Segundo, CA

"I received my Heart Thrives the next day after ordering. They are an excellent product. Highly recommended!" 
- L.H. Auburn, CA

“I generally have a heart thrive (1/2 package) every morning with my tea at work. I love the way it stays with me and keeps me from getting hungry.  On Fridays I sometimes treat myself to the orange chocolate chip suncake, which I’d, received a quantity of 6 as my freebie for my first order.” 

- J.C. Folsom, CA

"I have IBS. I eat Heart Thrives every day. They're portable, which is good for people with blood sugar issues like me. I order them once a month, they come shockingly fast and I've never had a delivery problem." 
- E.S. Berkeley, CA

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"I always tell everyone that if they want a supplement that they can see almost instant results, fiber is the way to go. These are perfect to eat in the hour I have between one class and yoga as we are not supposed to eat anything heavy." 
- W.B. Morro Bay, CA

"The Healthy Baking Company made ordering super easy and quick. When I forgot some information on the order form, a representative from the company immediately called me to obtain it. Even though my order was shipping ground from across the country, it arrived promptly with the correct contents. The Heart Thrive product is a great one, and my experience ordering directly from the company was equally impressive. I will definitely order again!"  - C.C. Arlington, VA

"Buying Suncakes or Heart Thrives four-dozen at a time enables me to get the per-package price down a bit, as well as enabling me to take two packages with me for my weekday bicycle-CalTrain-bicycle commute; I eat one package on the morning train and one package on the afternoon train. The company's products are so consistently good, and their order processing has been so consistently prompt and reliable, that ordering Suncakes or Heart Thrives as become a regular part of my life."
- R.V. San Francisco, CA

"I love the products (both the Suncakes and the Heart Thrives), my husband and I each have one just about every day.  They freeze great and thaw fast, which makes it easier to keep them around.  The price is great, especially when you buy in bulk.  The shipping is fast and super affordable; what more could you ask for!"
- D.M. Overland Park, KS
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“Thanks! You guys are awesome. We take heart thrives on our annual trip to Walt Disney World. Breakfast every day is a Heart Thrive and a special coffee in the park. It just isn’t a vacation without our heart thrives!” 
- B.B. Clearwater, FL

"Heart Thrives make is easy to grab something nutritious and satisfying and still keep to my busy schedule." 
- A.K. Gloucester, MA

"This is a great company that makes a great product. The Heart Thrive cakes and Suncakes are healthy and taste great! The company is socially conscious and environmentally friendly. They always give extra product when you order in bulk. Shipping costs are reasonable, considering in my case; they come from the West Coast, all the way to the East Coast. I am never without my Healthy Baking company Heart Thrive cakes. I have one every day for breakfast. I have tried every variety, and I like each one, but the Chocolate Heart Thrive cakes are my favorite. My son who is a strict vegan, likes them too."  
- M.L. Wolcott, Norwalk, CT

"My first time ordering (you get 6 free!!). Easy. Nice, responsive people. Great price (I found them initially in a cafe for a dollar more a piece). I've found this to be a pretty good tasting, healthy & economic alternative to buying snacks on campus. Easily portable (I just pull it out of the fridge in the morning) and filling. I really like the protein, calcium and fiber content, too.  Everything I'm looking for."  
-  R.C. Phoenix, AZ

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"I thank you very much for the Suncakes I received through shipping. I felt the need to have them right away and they came in great time. When I’m hungry at all, I always feel the need to grab a pack of oatmeal raisin heart thrives and after that, I'm ready to go on throughout the day. I really like the contents of heart thrives with the clean ingredients and nutritional value. I find everything about heart thrives are absolutely amazing. Apple, Raisin, and Poppy Seed are delicious and simply some of the best meal-to-go bars I have ever had! Thank you!"   
- P.L. Virginia Beach, VA

"For decades I've used coffee (no sugar or sweetener) to appease my appetite. While waiting the purchase of my afternoon cup and being teased by the display of Biscotti, I noticed the basket of Suncakes. They saved the afternoon. The single serving of the Apricot heart was more than satisfying. The serving provided good taste all without the addition of high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils.  Delicious and without guilt.  My heart thanks you." 
- A.D. Phoenix, AZ

"These vegan treats are DELICIOUS!  I've dropped 30 pounds eating one Heart Thrive or Sun Cake every morning for the past couple of months!   I've never had the kind of energy bursts from caffeine or "diet food" I get from Heart Thrives. I can now swim 2 miles a day and I have a sense of balance and energy all day!  
I brought a month's supply of Heart Thrives for my husband and myself to Europe recently to have in between restaurant meals to keep us from bingeing on too many sweets while we toured Italy. They were a lifesaver! With Heart Thrives and Sun Cakes I satisfy my sweet and carbohydrate cravings so it's been easier for me to have a sensible lunch and dinner of vegetables, healthy fats and lean protein without reaching for the white flour, sugar and bad fats!  But enough of the health talk - these treats are actually DELICIOUS.   Please never stop making the Chocolate or Apricot Heart Thrive bars - they are the best healthy bars I have ever tasted! The Apricot and Chocolate Orange Sun Cakes are great too."  
- R.B. Hull, MA

“When I started to eat vegan I really missed a Saturday morning scone. Since discovering your cakes, I no longer feel deprived and am satisfied!”  
- C.L. Baton Rouge, LA
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"This company is quality all the way. Excellent healthy snack products at very very good value. Shipments are unbelievably quick - from on-line order to at-your-door delivery, maybe two or three days. Save time and money by ordering several dozen. The choices of flavors and combinations are a delight. Don't fret about spoilage: they arrive super-fresh and can be refrigerated or frozen. We freeze four dozen at a time and warm them in the microwave for 30 seconds." 
- L.S.H. Brea, CA

“I first tried Heart Thrive (Lemon Poppy) at a healthy grocery store in DT Santa Cruz.  I fell in love! Gluten free, non-GMO and Vegan. The next day I placed my first order online and also received 6 packs of my choice - I chose Heart Thrive (Apricot). I ordered on a Monday night and received the Heart Thrives Wednesday in the morning at work. I can't wait to try more flavors!” 
- M.A.R.  Columbus, OH

“I absolutely LOVE your cranberry heart thrives and oatcakes! They help me to get through an 8 hour day of ballet without ever being hungry or feeling too full to dance! I am currently dancing in New York City and am finally running out of heart thrives after eating them for breakfast and lunch every day!”  
- H.M.  New York, NY
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"I just recently discovered your Heart Thrives in the Medford Food Coop, Oregon, and I love them!  I hardly ever buy energy bars, but came across one of yours in the marked-down bin at Market of Choice (because it was close to the sell by date or something) so was able to try one at a reduced price and I was sold!  Now I’m happy to buy them at full price and feel like it’s still a good deal.  I like them because they are vegan (as am I) and because they feel more like a healthy, nutritious cookie rather than a candy bar. Thanks for making them!"  - J. Davidson, East Moline, IL

"Thanks! I was thrilled to find these in a coffee shop in Dorchester, Mass. I have a very eclectic list of food sensitivities, and these dodge every one! Score for me! It'll be so nice to have a bunch of convenient snacks in my freezer (come to think of it, they probably won't last long). I appreciate your prompt and personal response. Take good care!"
- A. Chamberlaine, Jefferson City, MO

“I first tried lemon poppy Heart Thrive at a healthy grocery store in DT Santa Cruz.  I fell in love!  Gluten free, non-GMO and Vegan. The next day I placed my first order online and also received 6 packs of my choice - I chose Heart Thrive (Apricot). I ordered on a Monday night and received the Heart Thrives Wednesday in the morning at work. I can't wait to try more flavors!” 
- M. Rosso, Macomb, MI
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“Goodbye, bread. Hello Apple oatcake. Your products help me stay gluten free."
- W.C. Seattle, WA

"What did you do, change the recipe? Your web site says so. And I thought I was in love before. Now I'm just plain addicted." 
-M.C. Oakland, CA

"I love this company! Not only are their products healthy and delicious, their customer service is AMAZING! True story: I accidentally put my order in my basket twice (totally my fault) and didn't realize it until after the transaction was going through. I decided not to contact them to try to correct it, since it was my fault and it seemed like a hassle. Well THEY CALLED ME to ask if I had really meant to do that--because they noticed it was twice what I normally order! When I admitted my mistake, they cheerfully refunded the difference and shipped just what I wanted. How rare is that kind of service? And they ship very quickly--my order always comes just a few days after I order, even though it comes across the country! Always correct and always well packed. A pleasure to do business with them!" 
- A.F., Baltimore, MD

"One serving satisfies hunger. Two satisfies a meal. Now I call THAT value. And they fill you up, not out. My new best friend!" 
- B.B. San Francisco, CA

"Ordering couldn't be easier - the website is simple to navigate and the service by phone is friendly and efficient.  We couldn't do without Heart Thrives!"
- A.J. Berkeley, CA