What kind of sweeteners do you use? We use a minimal amount of honey and maple syrup. Never refined or artificial sweeteners.
How much added sugar is in each product? Less than a 1/2 tsp of either honey is added per serving. That does not include the natural sugars found in raisins, for example, or the sugar used to make dark chocolate.
Why does NDF use coconut oil? Coconut oil provides a rich taste to baked goods, much like butter, but it is plant-based and therefore dairy-free. Coconut oil also has health benefits (we should add in the health benefits).
NDF uses a variety of nuts – aren’t those full of fat? Fat is not the enemy! Healthy fats are found in a variety of foods including nuts, plant-based oils and fatty fish. They are essential for good health, helping the body absorb vitamins, increase good cholesterol and support heart health. Hey, don’t take our word for it. Here’s the, um, skinny from Harvard Med.
Are your products paleo friendly and keto friendly? A paleo diet is a diet void of grains, dairy, refined sugars and is minimally processed. All of our mixes are made without grains, are free of dairy and only use small amounts of natural sugars, so yes, we are paleo friendly (please note that we do not make the chocolate chips and the fruit preserve in house, so those items do have small amounts of cane sugar (which is listed on the ingredient panel)!
Are NDF products OK for diabetics? Many of our diabetic customers are thrilled to report that our treats do not affect their blood sugars, but every diabetic is different with a unique metabolism. In general, our products do digest slowly and personally, as a type 1 diabetic, I have no difficulty metabolizing them.
Are NDF products gluten free? Yes, we use no grains, which makes them naturally gluten free. Please note, however, that our products are made in a facility that is not certified gluten free, but separate equipment and extra measures are put in place to avoid any cross contamination. Our founder, Debbie, has celiac disease and is very sensitive and eats our goodies almost every day!
Do you ship? We are phasing out the sale of our products so will no longer be shipping. You can purchase our dessert nut mixes, Posh Nosh, at the One Of A Kind Holiday show in Chicago on December 5th-8th, 2019. Thank you for your support!