After spending over a decade in NYC real estate marketing, Legally Addictive founder Laura Shafferman was suddenly laid off and lost her usual means to earn a living. Fatefully, after making a batch of her favorite childhood cookies for a party, a friend suggested she come sell her amazing “cracker cookies” at a holiday market. After selling out in only a few hours, she knew they were a hit and a new business was born! She spent the next year learning the food business at night and during the day, and eleven months later, a few stores in New York City agreed to carry Legally Addictive, including the flagship location of Dylan’s Candy Bar.
Fast forward to almost four years later and Legally Addictive has now built their own production kitchen in Brooklyn, has a full-time baking staff and is carried in over 400 retailers and hotels in North America in addition to multiple stores in Canada, Japan, Turks & Caicos, the UK and Bermuda.