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Small Town Brand Makes Hollywood Debut on ABC’s American Housewife
- Klara’s Gourmet Lemon Poppy Shortbread Cookies chosen for set of popular new show -
Klara's Gourmet

Lee, MA (February 2017). All year long, customers from all over the country send Klara’s Gourmet cookies to loved ones, but this Valentine’s Day Klara’s Gourmet is on the receiving end of that love. ABC’s American Housewife featured the small town brand in a big way by including Klara’s Gourmet Lemon Poppy Shortbread cookies as a regular set prop in the café.

Most recently, in the second scene of season one, episode 13, Taylor Otto played by Meg Donnelly is splitting a muffin with friends and right behind the foursome is the Lemon Poppy Shortbread cookies in the unique Klara’s Gourmet packaging.

“When we heard that the show chose to use our cookies on set, we were quite giddy with excitement. For me, this is the American dream, our cookies are celebrities now!” says Klara Sotonova, owner of Klara’s Gourmet.

Klara’s Gourmet cookies are made in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts with original rich Czech recipes that have been passed down in Klara’s family for generations. The cookies can be purchased nationwide online and at HomeGoods, TJMaxx and Marshall’s in the gourmet foods departments.


Klara Sotonova, owner of Klara’s Gourmet hails from Chrast, a village of 5,000, two hours southeast of the historic Czech capital city, Prague. At age 19, Klara emigrated to the U.S., with the dream of owning her own business – one that honored her family’s long tradition of home-baked, traditional Eastern European sweets. 

In 2009, Klara settled her business in the small New England town of Lee, Mass., where she has been sharing her family traditions ever since – with her retail customers, and as a wholesaler to grocery stores and specialty retailers around the country. Using natural, organic, non-GMO ingredients wherever possible, Klara’s Gourmet brings pure, authentic flavors to her family heirloom of sweets.

For further information: Contact: Dana Swinney Public Relations Dana Swinney 518-694-1204 [email protected]