Our Story & Products



Our Story & Products

Like many other food businesses, Legally Addictive was launched in a kitchen in a tiny apartment late at night. After being asked by a friend to be the food vendor at a large holiday event (and selling out in a few hours), it was apparent there was demand and the late night idea became a business. A year of recipe development, catering for a creative agency and learning about the food business followed. Finally, the product landed on the shelves of a few number of stores in New York City, often being delivered by the founder herself on the subway. In summer of 2015, it became the #1 selling item in the Best of New York Assortment at Dylan’s Candy Bar, where it is currently carried in all three NYC locations. From its sold-out debut at Etsy’s Holiday Cavalcade, to being one of the first businesses to take part in the launch of Brooklyn Foodworks in Winter 2016 (Brooklyn’s first and only culinary incubator), Legally Addictive Foods has expanded by bringing uniquely tasty and consistent handmade products to their loyal fans in New York, California, Texas, Minnesota, Maryland, South Carolina and Pennsylvania retailers and to the rest of the country online.

Summer 2016 Update: Legally Addictive Foods was featured on Good Morning America as one of the new and innovative brands at the Summer Fancy Food Show. We have had incredible feedback from this!  You can watch it here!

Fall 2016 Update: We are working on not one but two new varieties of the Crack Cookie and will be making an announcement as soon. Also, we are working on bringing you fresh and bold new packaging!

Winter 2017 – We are now in 20 retail locations and growing by the week!  Hungry Marketing also did a profile of us which you can read here!

Laura Shafferman is the founder of Legally Addictive Foods. She spent a dozen years in marketing and sales of NYC residential real estate, lived in Latin America for four years post-college where she ran her first small business and is an animal rescue advocate. She is also fully involved in the Brooklyn food community and a great group of other female entrepreneurs. She has two tiny senior dogs: one long haired chihuahua (12 years) and a scruffy Jack Russell mix (16 years).

Our Products


The Good Word

I’ve never been a sweet tooth until I ate my first crack cookie!

Priya Dewan

Brand & Advertising Strategist

I won’t share my Wake & Baked Granola with anyone. Not even my cats.

Ann Froelich

Jewelry Designer, NYC

The perfect combo-salty, sweet, crispy, crunchy. They take me to my happy place.

Allie Tarantino

Documentary Film Producer

I can’t stop eating these cookies. They’re insanely delicious. Help!

Jessica Fuller

Book Editor, NY, NY

Client Q&A with Laura Shafferman, creator of Legally Addictive Foods


Find Us


New York

Blank Slate Market

Brooklyn Women’s Exchange

Dylan’s Candy Bar  Upper East Side

Dylan’s Candy Bar Union Square

Dylan’s Candy Bar Turnstyle at Columbus Circle

Dylan’s Candy Bar Easthampton

Cook Eatery

Covina at the Park South Hotel

Cafe Integral

Fare & Folk

Fulton Stall Market

Fresh & Co.  (multiple locations)

Jalapa Jar (2 locations)

Hops & Hocks

Good Seed Salad

For Five Coffee

Upstate Stock

Le District


Clove Market

Malt & Mold (multiple locations)

New Stand (multiple locations)

NU Hotel Brooklyn

Neighbors Cafe at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Dot & Line

True North Brooklyn

Taste NY Grand Central

Scarsella’s Flowers

Union Market  (multiple locations)

Urban Rustic

W Hotel Downtown


Dylan’s Candy Bar at the Grove

Epicurean Trader

Lincoln Market & Deli

West Shore Market


Back Burner


Carol’s Linens

Travis Jean



Dylan’s Candy Bar

Conrad Hotel – Ft Lauderdale


Dylan’s Candy Bar


Market on Main

North Dakota

Mint + Basil

South Carolina

Connoisseur Market


Sweet Box Candy


Local Market


Nibble Snack Bar

Katama General


Kitchen Window


Rooster Moon Coffee Roasters

Coffee Coffee

Chartreuse & Co.

New Hampshire

Village Bean


Bacchus Market

Talula’s Table

Valley Forge Flowers


Sweet Box Candy


Ladles & Linens (multiple locations)

Online Retailers

Farm to People

With Love From Brooklyn














Wholesale Inquiries

Wholesale Inquiries

Company Name (required)

Contact Name (required)



Your Email (required)

Your Message

Get In Touch

Sign-Up For Promo

and you’ll get access to fun and exclusive updates

Comment/Suggestion Box

send us your comments and suggestions