Ingredient Glossary

Amaranth

This is used to add a soft crunch to our treats. Amaranth is a plant that comes from densely packed flowers.

Antioxidant
Antioxidants are commonly added to food products to prevent or delay their deterioration from being exposed to air.
Brown Cane Sugar

Also known as “Brown Sugar”, this is a combination of sugar and molasses refined without any added colorings, flavourings or coatings. Formed using the traditional method of crystallizationbrown sugar gives a rich, sweet flavour to our treats.

Brown Rice Flour

This flour comes from unpolished brown rice and includes bran from the hull of the grain.

Brown Sugar

Brown sugar is an alternative to refined sugar. While both sweeteners are made from sugar cane, brown sugar doesn’t undergo the same degree of processing that refined sugar does.

Buckwheat Flour

Despite its name, Buckwheat Flour is unrelated to wheat. Its closest edible relative is actually rhubarb!  Our certified gluten-free buckwheat flour is ground and then combined with other flours to create our signature gluten-free flour blend for our treats!

Cane Sugar

Alternative to refined beet sugar this sugar is made from sugar cane.

Chocolate Chips

Our chocolate chips are produced in a dedicated gluten-free and nut-free facility, and are also dairy-free and soy-free.

Cocoa Butter (Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter)

Cocoa butter is a component in our chocolate chips and, despite its name, is milk-free. After the cocoa bean is extracted from the shell, the bean is then ground into a liquid called chocolate liquor. From that point, the fat is extracted from the liquor, which is called cocoa butter (non-dairy of course). Once the cocoa butter is removed all that remains is cocoa powder.

Cocoa Mass

Cocoa Mass is also know as unsweetened chocolate and is the dark brown component of the cocoa bean that is derived when the bean is ground and the fat is separated out. Unsweetened cocoa mass is very bitter.

Cocoa Powder; Natural Process Cocoa Powder

We use unsweetened cocoa powder, which is made from naturally processed cocoa solids that remain after chocolate liquor is pressed to extract cocoa butter.

Cranberries

Cranberries are a sweet fruit with a tart, tangy flavor we just love. Ours are sulphite-free too!

Date Paste

Made purely from dates, this ingredient helps to keep our treats moist and is naturally sweet.

Dried Strawberries

Dried strawberries start with red juicy strawberries which are carefully dried to maintain their colour and flavour.

Flavour Enhancer

Used to improve the taste of a food or drink.

Flavouring(s)

Primarily substances obtained from raw plant materials to impart a particular taste.

Flax Seed

Made from pure ground flax seed, flax helps deliver a “nutty” flavour.

Gluten-Free Flour

Flour which does not contain flour from wheat, rye, barley or other gluten containing ingredients.

Glycerol
Derived from palm, we use glycerol to keep some of our products soft and chewy.
Gum Arabic

Gum arabic is made from the sap of acacia trees. It is a gum that we use as a binder, emulsifier and stabiliser in our products. It also adds stretch to gluten-free dough as well as a chewy texture!

Honey

We use a natural honey for delicate sweetening of our products.

Humectant

Humectants such as glycerol help keep food moist.

Konjac Gum

Konjac is derived from tubers of the elephant yam (a perennial plant) also known as amorphophallus konjac (hence the name). We use this ingredient in to add pliability and increase moisture retention.

Malic Acid (Natural Flavour Enhancer)

Malic acid is a tart tasting organic acid.

Millet Flour

Millet Flour is made from finely ground millet seed. It is an ancient grain and a common staple in India and Africa. We combine it with other flours to create our signature gluten-free flour blend!

Potassium Tartrate

Coming from natural crystalline acid deposited on the insides of the wine barrel, this powder helps in activating the sodium hydrogen carbonate.

Palm Oil

Our Palm oil is made from the fruit of the oil palm. Semi-solid at room temperature, it helps some of our products maintain their delicious crunch! It also helps keep our treats stay fresher for longer.

Potassium Bicarbonate

We use this raising agent to help our goodies rise.

Puffed Amaranth

This is used to add a soft crunch to our treats. Amaranth is a plant that comes from densely packed flowers.

Pumpkin Seeds

The edible seeds found in a pumpkin.  Our pumpkin seeds have had the hulls removed and the dark green, delicate flavored seeds that remain are roasted.  Sometimes they are also referred to as pepitas.

Quinoa Flakes

Quinoa flakes are quinoa that’s rolled to create a thin flake that we love to use in our treats! They add great texture to our products.

Quinoa Flour
Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds.  The seeds are harvested and ground into a powder or flake form for use in a variety of foods such as bread, cakes, cookies and snacks. Quinoa is gluten-free.
Raising Agents

Raising agents such as sodium hydrogen carbonate are used in baked goods to help them rise.

Raisin Juice Concentrate

This is in fact water in which raisins have soaked. The resulting product is concentrated by evaporating some of the water. We use this as a flavouring agent and to add a touch of sweetness to our products.

Raisins

Nothing could be simpler, just grapes and the sun go into making raisins. Ours are sulfite-free too!

Rice Bran

The powdered, outer layer of the rice grain.  Typically used to thicken or stabilise baked goods.

Rice Crisps

Made out of Rice Flour, Rice Bran, Raisin Juice Concentrate, Honey, Salt, these crispy bits of puffed rice bring the perfect crunch to some of our favorite treats!

Rice Flour

This great basic is milled from polished white rice. Because it has such a bland flavour, it is perfect for baking. We add it to the mix to lighten the flavour and texture of our products.

Rice Starch

A native starch prepared from waxy rice, it replaces modified starch while imparting stability to products.

Roasted

Cooked or heated.

Rosemary Extract

You might wonder what rosemary is doing in a cookie. This rosemary extract helps our products have a longer shelf life.

Safflower Oil

Safflower oil is used as a processing aid.

Salt

The salt we use is not iodised and therefore, contains no corn or corn byproducts.

Stabilisers

Stabilisers such as xanthan gum help the food maintain its structure.

Strawberries

A bright red fruit with a juicy texture and sweetness.

Sunflower Kernels

The “heart” of the sunflower seed, it is a great nut-free alternative.

Sunflower Lecithin

Sunflower lecithin comes from sunflower seeds.  The sunflower seeds are dried, pressed and separated into three basic parts: oil, gum and solids.  The lecithin comes from the gum portion. Sunflower lecithin is an emulsifier that gives our goodies a creamy, moist, smooth texture.

Sunflower Seed Butter

Made from ground roasted sunflower seeds, evaporated cane juice and salt, we use this to add that “nutty” flavour to our products.

Sweetened Cranberries

Cranberries are a tart red fruit with a tangy flavour we just love. Ours are gently infused with cane sugar and carefully dried to maintain their colour and flavour.  They are sulphite-free too!

Sweetened Strawberries

Strawberries that are washed, gently infused with cane sugar, and carefully dried to maintain their colour and flavour.

Tapioca Flour

We use tapioca flour as a thickener.

Tapioca Syrup (Manioc Syrup)

Tapioca syrup is made from the cassava tuber, or yucca root, a plant that is indigenous to the tropics of South America. The syrup is made when enzymes are introduced to the cassava tuber. This process is known as enzymatic hydrolysis. After enzymatic hydrolysis is complete, a sweet syrup is formed.

Vanilla Extract

This vanilla extract comes from 100% vanilla beans grown in Madagascar, off the African coast. It is considered to be the highest quality vanilla available and adds a smooth and mellow sweetness to our cookies. It is not processed with any gluten-containing ingredients.

Vegetable Glycerin

Derived from palm, we use vegetable glycerin to keep some of our products soft and chewy.

Vegetable Oil

Liquid oils derived from plants.

White Rice Flour

This great basic is milled from polished white rice. Because it has such a bland flavor, it is perfect for baking. We add it to the mix to lighten the flavour and texture of our products

Xanthan Gum

Xanthan gum helps to prevent our goodies from crumbling (a job normally performed by gluten in mainstream foods). Xanthan comes from the dried cell coat of a microorganism called Zanthomonas campestris. Though it sounds chemical, it is actually an all-natural ingredient.