ARE YOUR FOODS PALEO, GAPS, SCD AND LOW GI FRIENDLY?
We do our very best to follow the guidelines of the founders of these diets.
ARE YOUR FOODS GLUTEN FREE AND GRAIN FREE?
Yes, we use only non glutenous, non grain, non GMO organic flours such as coconut (not a tree nut), tree nut (primarily almond), seed meals (pumpkin, sunflower, flax, hemp and chia) tapioca, arrowroot.
ARE YOUR FOODS ALSO COMPLETELY DAIRY FREE?
Yes! When milk is called for in our products we use only coconut milk and almond milk in our foods and baked goods. We do our research and contact each ingredients’ supplier to make sure that any other ingredients we use such as chocolate chips and vegan cheese products are also completely dairy free. Please remember that eggs are not dairy.
ARE YOUR INGREDIENTS SOY FREE?
Yes, we make sure we contact each company that we purchase ingredients from in order to ensure those ingredients and every product that we make is completely soy free.
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS LOW GI FRIENDLY?
Yes and though there is some refined sugar in certain ingredients, such as our chocolate chips, we do our best to use low glycemic sweeteners such as honey, organic coconut sugar, a concentrated pineapple/ pear syrup and organic non GMO birch xylitol. In addition we use low glycemic, high fiber flours and meals such as coconut and almond flour and seed meals. It is important for each person to check with your doctor or health professional to ensure you are consuming the proper amount of sugars for your health condition and lifestyle.
WHY ARE YOUR PRODUCTS A BIT PRICIER THAN YOUR STANDARD INGREDIENT COMPETITOR?
In most cases Organic and non GMO ingredients are more expensive even at the wholesale level, we are using non conventional sweeteners and gluten free flours, such as nut and coconut flours, which are higher priced than traditional ones as well. But with the higher price you are getting a quality product that is nutrient dense and made with whole food ingredients.
HOW CAN YOU SAY YOU ARE DAIRY FREE IF YOU STILL USE EGGS?
This is a common question. Though eggs are in the dairy case at your local grocery store, eggs are in fact not dairy. Dairy is a product or byproduct of milk. Other things made from milk are cheese, butter, ice cream, sour cream and whey protein. We make every effort to ensure that our ingredients and our products do not contain any milk and/ or dairy byproducts.
WHY ARE YOU ONLY PEANUT FREE AND NOT COMPLETELY NUT FREE?
We choose to use nuts and nut flours, particularly almond flour in certain baked goods because we do not use any grains or traditional gluten free flours(wheat, corn, oats, rice, teff, sorghum etc) or legumes (beans, peanuts, soy) in our baking and food making process. Nuts are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. We are extremely careful not to bake with nuts or nut flours at the same time we bake with other flours, we store all nut products separately in sealed containers and though we can not promise that it will never occur we make every effort to ensure that cross contamination does not occur.
At Snackin’ Free we make all our foods and baked goods free of gluten, grains, dairy, soy, peanuts, artificial ingredients and preservatives and all our products are made in a completely dedicated facility.