More often than not, the most wondeful things in life can be traced back to an Italian Grandmother. My Me-Mom, as we called her, was so fierce in the kitchen that the neighborhood in Philly where she settled was often mistaken for her native Abruzzo Italy, such were the scents wafting over the city of brotherly love as she baked her biscotti. It was impossible to have access to such a kitchen and not walk away with rare insight into biscotti creativity. Her influence led me to study food science in college.
It was this history that left me at odds with a common coffee shop sighting, unappetiziing cookies masquerading as biscotti. I could not understand this reality. I could not decend from the grandmother I had and not set out to fix this outrage. So it was that The Bites Company was born. With my Grandmother's honed recipe, which she got from her grandmother and she got from hers, I set out to recreate biscotti as we know it. Modernizing an old, traditional recipe, using only ingredients you would use, I created signature round, mouthwatering BITES. Beginning with our original recipe of almond, I expanded the collection to include lemon, chocolate and brown butter. I went from store to store to get my BITES on the shelves, and in time, it started to happen. I became an employer as my BITES are now made in a small factory in Bridgeport CT, by a team that seems, fittingly like an extension of my own family. I trademarked my brand and I continue to grow. Today I sell thousands of bags of BITES a month. And every time I see a bag, I smell my grandmother's kitchen.
Although Me-Mom is no longer with us, we find inspiration everyday in our family, friends and customers. The Bites Company is committed to all things bite size, using simple ingredients to create extraordinary biscotti cookies. We bake everyday and work on developing new flavors and package sizes. We want you to experience all the joy that we experience everyday baking and working to bring our BITES to you and your family. I hope when you open a bag of our BITES you will smell my grandmothers kitchen too. Warmly, Dina :)