Why grain less?

Grain Free is good for everyone! Many people eat gluten free due to Celiac disease; some due to wheat intolerance. However, most gluten free items still contain processed sugar, preservatives and other grains that are not good for the body. Grains and sugar can cause inflammation in the digestive tract which can lead to Celiac, Crohns/Colitis, IBS/IBD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ADD/ADHD and many other autoimmune diseases. In addition, chronic headaches and many skin issues are attributed to inflammation caused by gluten and grains. Eliminating all grains – rice, potatoes, corn, soy, wheat – helps to reduce inflammation throughout your body.

Why Nuts?

Incorporating nuts into your diet adds heart healthy unsaturated fats, plant-based proteins and fiber. The proteins and fiber slows digestion which can help you feel fuller longer, and therefore can aid in weight loss. The healthy fats can help to lower your cholesterol and fight inflammation. Best part? Nuts are delicious!

Our Story

Squirrel & The Bee features grain-free (gluten-free), refined-sugar-free, and no or low dairy products. We serve muffins, granola, cookies, and frozen desserts (think 26 flavors of amazing dairy free ice cream…), along with more savory items like soups and salads, eggs/omelettes, veggie burgers and more.

Owner and professional pastry chef Michelle Retik, of Short Hills, NJ, began exclusively cooking with nut flours and raw local honey in 2012 after experiencing little success with traditional medical treatment for Ulcerative Colitis. Michelle switched to a restrictive dietary regimen that eliminated all grains, refined sugars and most dairy and immediately began experiencing relief in her symptoms. She is now completely symptom free. Word spread of her baked goods and Michelle soon found demand for her specialty pastry treats for others both on and off the restrictive diets.



Adding nuts into your daily diet is good for heart health and provides healthy fats, calcium and other nutrients that are great for your body. We use a combination of nuts including almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, cashews and macadamias in our baked goods for taste and nutrition. Go Nuts and Enjoy!


Squirrel & The Bee uses raw local honey to help sweeten our treats. This keeps food miles down and helps the beekeeper to cover the costs of beekeeping. Local honey complies with all food standards requirements but is not mistreated to give it a long shelf life. It tastes quite different to foreign supermarket honey and has a flavour that reflects local flora.


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Everybody knows that home is where the heart is. Here at “squirrel and the bee”, we very much echo those sentiments, which is why we have created this website just for you, the passionate homeowner who wants to make the most of their space. Whether it’s the kitchen, bedroom, living room, or somewhere else in your home, we review the products that are essential items in making your safe space somewhere truly special to relax and unwind away from the stresses of the rest of the world.

We are passionate about making everyone’s home feel like a castle. That’s why we spend our time discovering new items and seeing if they are worth us putting up an article about them. We only review the items that we are sure will be popular with the majority of people who purchase them. If they are rubbish, what would be the point of even giving them the time of day?

So, you can relax knowing that everything you read about on xxx is top quality and worth every cent that you pay out for it.

Our Mission

“squirrel and the bee” is committed to providing you honest information about the products that we all need in our home. There are essentials out there that we all have to buy, but it’s not easy to navigate through a million webpages to find out what is legitimately astounding and what will break the first time it is used.

Yeah, that’s right. There are people out there looking to help you part with your cash when selling second-rate goods. We’re here to ensure that doesn’t happen to you.

We understand that research can be frustrating, especially when you don’t really know what you’re meant to be looking for in the first place. Our mission is to do all the hard yards so that you don’t have to. We’ll be telling you about the features that really matter and whether the price you’re paying truly reflects the value of the item you’re buying.

And yes, we will help you find bargains that will leave you amazed that you got something of high quality for such a fantastic price.

We’re here to make your shopping easy and have a little bit of fun along the way.


Our Reviews

Our website provides reviews for items that are useful all around the house. They have been designed not to sell to you but to help inform your decision on something you are already looking to purchase.

squirrel and the bee has taken on writers and reviewers who understand that their job is to give you a full idea of what’s available on the market. They have researched each product extensively and are giving you their carefully considered input. Rest assured that nobody at xxx will tell you to buy a product that they wouldn’t happily have in their own house or spend their own hard-earned cash on.

As part of our review process, we tell you what makes an item unique and how it will be a good fit in your home. We highlight its key features and give you our opinions on what is good and what may be a bit questionable.

Yes, that’s right! Not every item is perfect, and if there is something that you need to know about an item that is predominantly great, we’ll make sure it’s mentioned.

Our Writers

Our writers come from diverse backgrounds, and it is fair to say that their opinions don’t always match up. But that’s what we want from them – unbiased, unfiltered reviews. They aren’t here to sell you an item because they’ve been told to. They are here to give you the truth from their perspective.

Thank You

Finally, we’d like to say a gigantic thank you to you for putting your faith in us to review the products that you are most interested in.

We hope to repay that faith through guiding you to the best products so that you come back to us every time you consider buying something for your home.