ALLERGENS AND ATTRIBUTES
Yes, all of Chatfield'sCarob Chips, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, and Double Dark Semi-Sweet Chips are free from the common 8 allergens: Wheat, Soy, Dairy, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts and Peanuts.
All of Chatfield’s products are vegan except for Chatfield's White Chocolate Chips, which contain dairy and soy. Please review all packaging prior to consuming to ensure all products meet your dietary needs.
No, alcohol is not present in Chatfield’s Carob Chips
All of our products are gluten free. Chatfield’s Date Sugar, Carob Powder and Cocoa Powder are Certified Gluten Free.
Your allergen statement on the carob powder, cocoa powder and date sugar packaging indicates, "Produced in a facility that also processes soy". How does this affect those with allergies?
Chatfield’s processing facility follows good manufacturing practices. A strict sanitation procedure and QC inspection are in place between each allergen run. We cannot, however, guarantee that trace amounts of allergens will not be present.
There are about 5 mgs per serving of caffeine in Chatfield's Cocoa Powder. Chatfield's Carob Powder is caffeine-free.
Yes, all of Chatfield’s products are Kosher. Please read our packaging carefully as some products are Kosher Parve and others are Kosher Dairy.
CAROB & COCOA
Carob is a natural fruit, cultivated for its edible seed pods. It is processed into chips or powder and used as an ingredient in cakes and cookies, as a substitute for chocolate. Check out our recipes for great uses of this natural, caffeine-free product.
Based on storage conditions, the color of carob chips can change due to variations in temperature. The color does not affect the quality or taste of the product. Carob chips should be stored in a cool dry area.
Carob is free from caffeine, which is a stimulant. Carob also contains more than two times as much calcium as cocoa powder. Both offer a great taste for your cocoa inspired beverage and food needs.
No, Chatfield's Carob Powder does not have contact with corn or corn derivatives.
Many cocoa powder products are treated with alkaline solutions to raise the pH level (making it easier to control the color and flavor). This is called Dutching. Chatfield's Cocoa Powder is NOT Dutched.
Our Chatfield's Date Sugar is 100% granulated dehydrated dates and is a delicious, wholesome sweetener. Date sugar is a great replacement for white or brown sugar.
These are the measurement equivalents for substituting date sugar for refined sugar:
|Refined Sugar||Chatfield's Date Sugar|
|1 tablespoon||2 teaspoons|
|1/4 cup||2 tablespoons|
|1/2 cup||1/3 cup|
|1 cup||2/3 cups|
If Chatfield's Date Sugar should become solid, the taste of the product will not be compromised. Date sugar may harden if unused over time, so be sure to check the best by date on your package. Many bakers soften date sugar by placing it in a microwaveable container and heating in a microwave in ten (10) second intervals.