It all started with the dream and the love of a mother, Viviane Nguyen, who was trying to find an allergy free cake for the first birthday of her son. Since the age of 10 months, he was diagnosed with multiple severe food allergies, considerably limiting what he can eat. To avoid any anaphylactic reactions, the cake would have to be dairy free, eggs fee, nuts free, gluten free, soy free, etc. After contacting all the bakeries in Montreal, our dear mother realizes that none of them could make this cake. Despite the difficulties encountered, she did not abandon the idea and started doing a lot of research. Her son’s birthday will not be deprived of a cake. In time, she was able to bake by herself allergy free cakes, cupcakes and desserts that tasted great. She then reached her goal: a big allergy free cupcake for her son’s first birthday. He was able to enjoy his first cake happily and without any worries.
Now, she wants to share this joy with all those who suffer from allergies and food intolerances and offer them the opportunity to buy tasty and allergy free sweets. Hence the birth of the first gluten free, lactose free and allergy free bakery in Montreal named Petit Lapin in honor of her son who was born in the year of the Rabbit according to the Chinese calendar.
Almost everyone can now satisfy their sweet tooth without any worries!
Our promise and our limited liability
At Petit Lapin, our main mission is to make delicious little treats that are gluten free, lactose free and free of the ten priority food allergens. We guarantee that our products are made from ingredients that do not contain the following allergens:
- Nuts* (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachio nuts and walnuts)
- Sesame seeds
- Seafood (fish, crustaceans and shellfish)
- Sulphites (a food additive)
- Wheat or other gluten containing grain (barley , oats, rye , etc.)
All our products are tested and verified to ensure they meet the highest standards of food safety and to reduce the risk of direct or cross-contamination. Despite our best efforts, a completely absent risk cannot be guaranteed however.
Several measures are used to reduce the risk of direct or indirect exposure of our ingredients with the ten proprity food allergens. Strict control of merchandises, a careful supplier selection , a meticulous staff training, a work environment free of allergens are all points that are not taken lightly in order to reduce the risk of contamination. Despite all our efforts and our continued commitment , this risk may be present beyond our control, since the transmission of an allergen can be done by a simple handshake. Therefore, it is agreed that us, our directors, officers, employees, suppliers, franchisors , insurers, affiliates and partners cannot be held responsible for any incident, damage, direct or indirect, associated with the consumption of our products.
Furthermore, it is recommended that our customers have an epipen on them at all times. We do have a certain amount of injectors if needed.
* According to Health Canada, a coconut is a seed of a fruit and nutmeg is obtained from the seeds of a tropical tree. Coconut and nutmeg are not considered tree nuts for the purposed of food allergen labelling in Canada and are not usually restricted from the diet of someone allergic to tree nuts. However, some people have reacted to coconut and nutmeg. Consult your allergist before trying coconut or nutmeg products.