Boulon Bakery, a part of Next Level Brands, is introducing a special line of dog treats called “Bark Bites”. These treats, featuring ingredients like peanut butter, bacon, and bananas, were initially offered as taste-testers to dogs passing by on Water Street. Due to their positive reception, Boulon Bakery is officially launching Bark Bites on National Dog Day, August 26. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these treats will be donated to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, which supports homeless animals in the area.
Boulon Bakery and Creation of Bark Bites:
Inspired by the foot traffic and four-legged friends on Water Street, Executive Pastry Chef Summer Bailey began crafting dog treats. Passing pets taste-tested these treats. The treats received a positive response, prompting the bakery to incorporate them into its regular offerings.
Starting on National Dog Day, Boulon Bakery will offer Bark Bites for purchase. Priced at three treats for $5, a portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting the Humane Society of Tampa Bay’s efforts to provide shelter and care for homeless animals in the region.
Next Level Brands and Boulon Bakery:
Next Level Brands, a partnership regarding restaurateur Jeff Gigante, actual property entrepreneur Andrew Wright,and attorney/investor Joseph Guggino, launched Boulon Bakery within their concept Boulon Brasserie in March. The bakery follows the traditional French pâtisserie style and serves a variety of pastries, breads, and sandwiches.
Menu and Offerings:
Boulon Bakery’s menu includes a variety of freshly baked options such as loaves, Madeleines, cookies, muffins, macaroons, croissants, and baguette sandwiches. Additionally, the bakery offers a selection of hot teas, flavored coffees, hot chocolate, and organic juices. Future plans include the introduction of house-made jams, gluten-free treats, and vegan-friendly items.
Boulon Brasserie, also a part of Next Level Brands, opened in January and has gained popularity among food enthusiasts. Led by Executive Chef Habteab “Hab” Hamde, the restaurant offers French-inspired cuisine using locally sourced ingredients and modern interpretations of classic French preparations. The restaurant features craft cocktails, craft beers from local breweries, and a curated selection of fine wines.
Boulon Bakery’s introduction of “Bark Bites” not only caters to four-legged friends but also supports a charitable cause. By offering these treats, Boulon Bakery aims to provide delightful treats to dogs and contribute to the efforts of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. This initiative aligns with Next Level Brands’ commitment to creating unique culinary experiences while making a positive impact on the community and animal welfare.