Does Joy really make these snacks?
Yup! From concept and recipe development to ingredient sourcing and production, there’s no question that Joy has earned her title as Nourish’s Chief Nutrition Officer.
You talk about purposeful ingredients, what does that mean?
All of our snacks are made with purposeful ingredients, that is, ingredients that are nutrient-rich and add beneficial nourishment to your diet (think: whole grain sorghum, millet, hemp seeds, wild blueberries, bananas, apples). For specific information about our ingredients, check out our Purposeful Ingredients section.
Do you have any snacks that contain no sugar?
YES! We’re so thrilled to announce that our NEW Sea Salt Ancient Grain Crisps contain absolutely zero sugar, and our White Cheddar Ancient Grain Crisps have less than 1 gram of total sugar per serving.
Do your snacks contain any of the common food allergens, i.e. soy, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, egg or milk?
ANCIENT GRAIN CRISPS
All of our Ancient Grain Crisps, are made in a nut-free facility, so they’re totally safe for anyone with nut allergies.
Our White Cheddar Ancient Grain Crisps contain milk.
All of our chocolate granola bites Chocolate-Peanut Butter, Chocolate-Banana and Double Chocolate contain soy from the emulsifier, soy lecithin.
Our Chocolate-Peanut Butter Granola Bites contain peanuts. Our
Coconut-Vanilla Granola Bites contain coconut, a tree nut. Additionally, while our facility exercises best practices to prevent cross-contamination, all our snacks are produced on shared equipment, so they contain trace amounts of soy, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, egg and milk.
Do you use all-natural ingredients?
All our ingredients come from natural sources, but we’ve cut them up, mixed them together and cooked them. One thing we’ll say is, we’ll never add anything artificial to our snacks – no artificial sweeteners, no artificial colors, and no artificial preservatives.
Do your snacks contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?
All of our Granola Bite products are Non-GMO Project Verified.
None of our products contain GMOs, with the small exception of our White Cheddar Ancient Grain Crisps. Here’s why: While all of our grains and seeds in our White Cheddar Ancient Grain Crisps are non-GMO, we are committed to using real cheese as an ingredient for this flavor. Turns out, sourcing non-GMO dairy is somewhat difficult (for us it proved to be limiting and cost prohibitive). In fact, take a look in the snack aisle next time you’re in the grocery store—you’ll find that there are lots of non-GMO cheese flavored products that don’t actually contain real cheese.
To learn more about GMOs, read our blog post.
Are your snacks gluten-free?
All the ingredients we use are naturally gluten-free, but our snacks are not Certified Gluten-Free.
Are your snacks Kosher?
All of our snacks are Kosher Dairy and certified by the Orthodox Union (OU).
What do you mean by the term “nutrition philosophy”?
Our nutrition philosophy is a set of nutrition guidelines that lie at the heart of our snack development. Over her extensive career as a Registered Dietitian, Joy has developed these guidelines that she applies to snacking, and has created all our snacks in keeping with the following criteria: they contain no more than 200 calories per serving, no more than 200 mg of sodium per serving, and no more than 10g of total sugar per serving. And truly, all our current snacks fall well below these thresholds.