SunSpire - Carob Chips All Natural Vegan - 10 oz.

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Carob Chips All Natural Vegan by SunSpire

SunSpire - Carob Chips All Natural Vegan - 10 oz. (283 g)

Dairy-free baking at its best! Sun-drenched Mediterranean carob is combined with Sunspire's signature malted grain sweetener and a bit of palm kernel oil that helps the chips hold their shape in warmer temperatures. SunSpire Carob Chips All Natural Vegan is a silky-smooth vegan carob chip that brings a delectable flavor to all of your baked goods.

 
A word about Carob
Carob is a tree-grown fruit with its own natural sugars that impart subtle sweetness and a mellow taste. According to renowned vegetarian chef, Mollie Katzen, carob has its own flavor characteristics. Referring to it as alternative to chocolate sets up an unrealistic taste expectation instead of enjoying carob for the uniquely sweet treat that it is.

SunSpire's Natural Chocolates
Good chocolate is more than just rich flavor and a texture so smooth it melts on your tongue. It's also made with 100% natural ingredients, without artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. That's what makes good chocolate even better.

Health Facts
  • All Natural - No Artificial Flavors, Colors or Preservatives
  • No Hydrogenated Oils
  • SunSpire Organic Chocolates Support Chemical-Free, Sustainable Agriculture
  • Natural Alternative Sweeteners: Malted Grains, Organic Sugar, Dried Cane Juice & Molasses
  • Cholesterol Free
  • Non-Dairy Varieties
  • No MSG/HVP
 
Frequently Asked Questions

What does "organic" mean on Sunspire products?
Organic means that all the ingredients are grown, harvested, produced and packaged without chemicals. Sunspire has a dedicated line of organic confections as well as organic chocolate baking chips. SunSpire products are third-party certified organic by QAI. (Quality Assurance International).

Are Sunspire products certified Kosher?
Yes. SunSpire products are certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union, the most widely recognized Kosher certification in the world. This certifies that every ingredient has been inspected and/or approved by a qualified Rabbi from the Orthodox Union. SunSpire products carry the OU-D symbol. As our dairy-free ingredient products are made on equipment that makes dairy ingredient products, the Orthodox Union certifies our products as OU-D.

Is Sunspire Chocolate "fair trade" certified?
SunSpire organic cocoa is grown in Central America and parts of South America. It is purchased at premium prices and produced to standards that map very closely to globally defined fair trade practices. Many of the growers who supply SunSpire with organic cocoa are members of fair trade coalitions within their own countries. SunSpire supports the principles of fair trade; however, SunSpire products do not have fair trade certification. SunSpire's conventionally grown cocoa comes from all three major cocoa growing regions: Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. SunSpire works closely with our chocolate suppliers and stand by their statements that the cocoa in SunSpire products is being produced under fair labor conditions. Further, as members of the World Cocoa Foundation, SunSpire has extended their work to directly support the well-being and livelihood of cocoa growers worldwide.

How is chocolate made?
Raw cocoa beans are dried and roasted, then they are cracked, and the "nibs" (the center of the cocoa bean) are ground. Using a hydraulic press, the cocoa butter is extracted, leaving a dense, rich, and bitter substance called chocolate liquor. Despite the name, this substance does not contain any alcohol. After drying, the chocolate liquor is ground into powder form. This is unsweetened chocolate joining her family's successful chocolate business. As she began her quest to develop all natural recipes, Jennings also discovered ways to innovate many of her family's classic ones. She researched nutritive sweeteners and worked on crafting the best-tasting and purest natural candies. As a result, Sunspire pioneered the natural chocolate category, setting the taste and quality standard for natural chocolates and confections - a standard that has never been met by another company.

Do their products contain caffeine?
They do not measure the caffeine in their Sunspire and Dream products.

Do SunSpire or Dream products contain allergens?
They declare all major allergens (peanuts, soybeans, milk, eggs, fish, crustaceans, tree nuts, and wheat) on the product label.

Are SunSpire and Dream products kosher?
All SunSpire products are certified Kosher. Kosher information can be found on the front of each package.

Is SunSpire and Dream Chocolate "fair trade" certified?
Yes

Do they offer any vegan products?
All of their SunSpire and Dream products are vegetarian. The following products are suitable for vegans: SunSpire Vegan Carob Chips, Sweet Chocolate Dream Creamy Sweet, Dark Chocolate Dream Pure Dark, Dark Chocolate Dream Rice Crunch, Dark Chocolate Dream Raspberry, Dark Chocolate Dream Almond.

Are there trans fats in SunSpire or Dream products?
SunSpire products do not contain trans fats.

What is soy lecithin emulsifier?
The emulsifier used in their Sunspire and Dream confections is derived from soybeans. It is used to keep the solids in cocoa butter or palm kernel oil from separating out of the finished product.

What is carob?
Carob is a natural fruit with a sweet and toasty flavor. The pulp of the fruit is used to make carob products.

What is cocoa butter?
Cocoa butter is the natural, cream-colored vegetable fat extracted from cocoa beans during the process of making chocolate and cocoa powder.

Can I use products after the date?
They recommend using any product before the Best Buy date. After that date they can not guarantee they will meet their strict standards of quality and taste.

Can I recycle SunSpire or Dream packaging?
They are always evaluating their packaging in an effort to find options that are earth friendly while meeting the high quality standards and shelf life their consumers expect. Materials vary by product to keep Sunspire and Dream products fresh. Please check your package for recyclable symbol.

How do I read the date code on SunSpire and Dream products?
U.S. date codes are usually listed as day, month, year, (DDMMMYY). For example, BEST BY 09FEB11 is February 9, 2011.

Q: What is the shelf life of Sunspire products?
Their SunSpire and Dream products provide a "best by" code date on the package which represents the end of the shelf life. The shelf life varies by product.

How should SunSpire products be stored?
For best results, we recommend that you store their chocolate and carob products between 55 and 65 degrees. Make any temperature changes gradually.

Health Benefits of SunSpire Sweeteners
Sunspire's commitment to delicious and healthy products is shown in the variety of sweeteners that SunSpire uses. SunSpire believes that less refined sugars are a better choice and they even enhance the flavor profile of SunSpire products.

About Sunspire
The SunSpire story began in 1979 when Janet Jennings, a fourth-generation chocolatier, set out to create a line of all-natural chocolate products that used no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or additives. Drawing on her family's time-honored chocolate making traditions, Janet soon blazed a new trail within the natural chocolate category, expertly combining premium ingredients to establish exceptional taste and quality standards that remain unmatched to this day.

In her quest to craft delicious sweets that contained only natural ingredients, Janet quickly became a pioneer in the natural foods industry. Under her direction, SunSpire made several landmark innovations. They experimented with natural sweeteners, ultimately originating several healthful and delicious alternatives to refined sugars. They were the first company to market Fruit Source, a patented sweetener derived from grape juice and brown rice. They significantly expanded the all-natural baking chip category through the introduction of several groundbreaking products, including carob chips, organic chocolate chips, and the only white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips made without harmful trans-fats. And they helped to shape the rapidly growing gluten-free and dairy-free segment by launching their delectable Chocolate Dream candy bars and baking products.

SunSpire Today
Today, SunSpire is one of the nation's leading providers of all-natural chocolates, as well as the number one producer of all-natural chocolate products in the baking category. They boast a delicious line of entirely natural products that include Fair Trade Certified, organic, non-dairy and gluten-free, carob, and vegan selections. Their assortment encompasses baking chips, bars and cocoa powder; SunDrops, the natural alternative to M&M's; and a growing selection of decadent candy bars. They also offer a wide array of dried fruits and premium nuts that are generously coated in milk or dark chocolate, carob or yogurt. In accord with their founding values, every SunSpire products is made from the purest ingredients available and is completely free of refined sugars, hydrogenated oils, trans-fats, preservatives, artificial flavors or colors. Even the bright colors on their SunDrops come straight from Nature through beet juice, caramel and beta-carotene.

The Hain Celestial Group
In 1999, SunSpire was acquired by nSpired? Natural Foods, owner of Cloud Nine Confections, Tropical Source Chocolates and MaraNatha Nut Butters. In 2008, The Hain Celestial Group, a leader in natural and organic products, acquired nSpired? Natural Foods. Since then, Hain Celestial has worked to expand the SunSpired brands and to leverage them to innovate new high-quality baking and confectionary products that continue to meet the standards that SunSpire first set more than two decades ago.

Suggested Use
Suggested Use
Incredibly Creamy Carob Pie
  • 1 10 oz. pk. SunSpire Carob Baking Chips
  • 20 oz. Tofu (firm)
  • 3/4 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 9-inch graham cracker/cookie pie crust
Melt SunSpire Chips in double boiler, add honey. Blend tofu until smooth, mix into chocolate/honey mixture, pour into pie crust. Chill overnight, slice and serve.

Oatmeal Coconut Bars
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
Topping:
  • 1 cup SunSpire Carob Bakin Chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix oatmeal, maple syrup and melted butter or oil together thoroughly. Press mixture evenly over bottom of lightly oiled 8-inch square baking pan. Stir together SunSpire Carob Chips, nuts, coconut, maple syrup and vanilla. Spread evenly over oatmeal crust. Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand until cool. Cut into 1 x 2-inch bars.

Makes 32 bars.
Ingredients
Ingredients

SunSpire - Carob Chips All Natural Vegan - 10 oz.
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp (15 g)
Servings Per Container: 18
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 70
   Calories from Fat 30
Total Fat 3.5 g 5%
   Saturated Fat 3 g 15%
   Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 10 g 3%
   Dietary Fiber 1 g 0%
   Sugars 5 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 0%
*Daily Value Not Established.
†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Other Ingredients: Malted corn and barley, palm kernel oil, carob powder, soy lecithin.
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Average Customer Rating: (5 out of 5)

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10 of 10 (100%) of customers said they would recommend this product to a friend.
  • By Michele ( , )
    10/25/2010 11:31:12 AM

    I recommend this product!
    I use Carob chips for desserts my son cant have. Due to health problems, my son can not have chocolate/caffeine, so I substitute with the Carob chips. I have also used the chips as an icing for my dogs' birthday doggie cakes. I never knew about the Carob tree, I was so happy when I discovered this! Thank you!!
  • By Amy ( Elkhorn, WI)
    3/10/2012 2:38:45 PM

    I recommend this product!
    If you've never had carob and want to know what it tastes like, it actually reminds me of a malty kind of chocolate flavor. Almost like eating Whoppers. I really like these and have since bought other carob products. I especially like that I can share it with my dog. I think she likes that too!
  • By Denise ( Hobbs, NM)
    3/26/2012 11:23:31 AM

    I recommend this product!
    excellent
  • By Daniel ( West Bend, WI)
    11/19/2012 3:08:39 PM

    I recommend this product!
    Delicious!
  • By Patricia ( Roanoke, TX)
    2/18/2013 1:40:52 PM

    I recommend this product!
    I love chocolate and can not have it anymore so when I get the urge for chocolate, I pop a few of these in my mouth & let them melt and it takes care of that crave. I also put them in muffins, pancakes & hot cereal. I love them!
  • By Deborah ( Goderich, ON)
    2/28/2013 6:53:17 AM

    I recommend this product!
    I love that their is no refined sugars in these carob chips. Great product.
  • By Marilyn ( Las Vegas, NV)
    3/8/2013 9:07:04 AM

    I recommend this product!
    These are delish. Great in raw cookies.
  • By Jenifer ( Brigham City, UT)
    1/22/2014 10:12:13 AM

    I recommend this product!
    Delicious!! Love it by the handful and in baked treats!! And a great price!
  • By Jared ( OREM, UT)
    7/12/2013 4:34:10 PM

    I recommend this product!
    These chips came right to my door. Unfortunately I wasn't there, and it was a hot summer day. Imagine my delight to find that they hadn't melted! They are well made and taste great, with NO milk products and the ability to hold their consistency when used in baking.
  • By nancy ( Marstons Mills, MA)
    3/15/2014 9:06:53 PM

    I recommend this product!
    I ordered sunspire carob chips vegan. i love the product and the service. This is the best kind of carob chip to buy. It was much cheaper to buy a larger amount and i am more than satisfied all around - nm
Manufacturer Info
About SunSpire

Sunspire Chocolates was founded in 1979 when Janet Jennings, a fourth generation chocolatier, decided to follow her vision of crafting high quality sweets with only natural ingredients instead of joining her family's successful chocolate business.


Consumer Relations The Hain-Celestial Group 4600 Sleepytime Dr.
Boulder, CO, 80301
Phone: 800-434-4246
http://www.sunspire.com

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