Frequently Asked Questions

DO ANY OF YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN GMOs?

No! Our products are NON-GMO certified by the NonGMO Project, a non-profit organization, committed not only to verifying and labeling products, but also to supporting and coordinating efforts between seed breeders, farmers, processors and manufacturers. Their efforts protect and expand the availability of NON-GMO seeds, ingredients and products.

 

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS GLUTEN-FREE?

Yes! Our products are Certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. GFCO provides consumers and manufacturers confidence in knowing that products labeled with the GFCO certification mark meet the strictest standards in the industry for gluten-free.

 

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS CERTIFIED VEGAN?

Yes! Our products are certified vegan by Vegan Action and free of animal or animal by-products including flesh, bones, dairy, eggs, honey, fur, leather, wool, down feathers, and cosmetics or chemical products tested on animals.

  

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS PALEO-FRIENDLY?

Yes! All our products are grain-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and made without any refined sugars. We also use plant-based, heart-healthy fats like coconut oil and almond butter, which are wholly-embraced by the Paleo community.

 

DO YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN WHEAT, OR ANY OTHER GRAINS?

No! All of our products are grain-free and enjoyed by many who follow a Paleo diet.

 

DO YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN DAIRY?

No! All of our products are dairy free.

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS CERTIFIED KOSHER?

Yes!  All of our products are processed in a Star K certified kosher facility.

ARE YOUR PRODUCTS KETO?

Yes, our Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Chocolate Almond Butter Cups are Keto Friendly.  
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups: Each cup contains only 4 grams of sugar, and 5.5g of net carbs. 
- Chocolate Almond Butter Cups: Each cup contains only 3.5g of sugar, and 4g of net carbs.
The Paleo Foundations rules around certified Keto for a snack food is 6-8g of net carbs per snacking occasion, and maple syrup is an approved sweetener.  We also deliver a nice amount of healthy fats at 8.5g per cup.  We developed our recipes to be as close to a 1:1 fat to carb ratio as possible, which is also advantageous for a lower glycemic load.  We appeal to those healthy snackers who do not like sugar alcohols and/or monk fruit and appreciate the premium taste maple syrup delivers.  

DO YOU USE FAIR TRADE INGREDIENTS?

Yes! We source Fair-Trade dark cocoa powder and vegan dark chocolate chips which are both Fair-Trade certified by Flocert who independently certifies Fairtrade products worldwide. Flocert’s mission is to assure fairness and to help producers, traders and brands spread fair practices across supply chains.

WHY DO YOU USE COCONUT OIL?

We use organic virgin coconut oil for the luxurious taste and mouth feel it gives our Tarts, Cups & Bites. Coconut oil also melts at 76 degrees so when our products begin to reach room temperature, they literally melt-in-your-mouth. We think that melt-in-your-mouth experience is why our products taste so amazing. Coconut oil is also known for its beneficial medium chain fats and is used frequently by athletes and Paleo enthusiasts as an energizing fuel for the body. Coconut oil is also known to be anti-microbial and anti-bacterial.

WHAT ARE MEDIUM CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES?

Coconut oil is a Medium Chain Triglyceride (fat) that is rapidly absorbed by the body and is quickly metabolized (burned) as fuel unlike long chain fats. The result of this accelerated metabolic conversion is that instead of being stored as fat, the calories contained in MCTs are very efficiently converted into fuel for immediate use by organs and muscles.

WHY DO WE NEED TO EAT FATS?

We need fats to be healthy and strong. Plant based fats like those found in nuts, seeds and coconut oil, contain fatty acids that make up our cell membranes, help with brain function, are necessary for the absorption of fat soluble vitamins (including A, C , E, D & K) and for the production of energy and hormones.

DO YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN CORN OR SOY?

No! All of the products we make are free of corn, soy, and starches.

DO I NEED TO KEEP YOUR PRODUCTS REFRIGERATED?

Due to the delicate nature of our fresh, plant-based ingredients, all of our products should be stored in the refrigerator until ready to eat.  They can also be stored in the freezer to further extend their life!