Dietary Concerns

We get many customers come in that have dietary concerns, so here’s the scoop…

Soy ya later

Nope, no Soy in our products.

Ah Nuts!

COCO is not a nut free facility. So, while there are no intentional nuts put into the chocolate, there are no guarantees that it has not come in contact with nuts.  If I’ve added nuts to anything, it will be clearly marked. If you have a life-threatening allergy, I would advise not eating our products, as I wouldn’t want anything to happen to anyone just because of a piece of chocolate!

Gluten

I get asked this question alot from our customers “Do your chocolates have gluten in them?” COCO only uses pure organic chocolate that contains no gluten. The only place you will find gluten in our shop is in the brownies and the biscotti or other baked goods. Not in the caramel or hiding anywhere it shouldn’t be.

Dairy

Our dark and extra dark chocolate is dairy free, as are some of our truffle flavours.  So those of you with dietary concerns can still enjoy lots of what we have to offer.  We always have at least two dairy free ice cream options too!

Caffeine

There is caffeine in chocolate, but only in small amounts, depending on the type of chocolate one chooses. Dark chocolate usually contains about 5 to 10 milligrams of caffeine per ounce of chocolate. Milk chocolate usually has 5 milligrams or less of caffeine per ounce. Generally, the level of caffeine in chocolate is higher as the chocolate gets darker.  The average cup of coffee contains about 10-15 times the amount of caffeine in one ounce of chocolate. Usually coffee contains between 100-150 milligrams of caffeine in an eight-ounce cup.

Preservatives

Really…food is SUPPOSED to go bad.  If it lasts forever, then what is it?  Other than lemon juice and sugar which act as natural preservatives, there are no preservatives in anything we make.  The solid chocolates have a fairly long shelf life, but anything containing fresh cream such as our truffles is a little more delicate and should be eaten within 7 to 10 days of purchase.

Calories

Well, it is chocolate folks, so I’m afraid it does have a load of calories, but as long as it isn’t your main diet, there shouldn’t be a problem with that.  I mean, just walk to the store and back and by the time you get home you’ll have worn off all those chocolate calories (and be much happier).  Of course, this will only work if you live nearby – if you live in Winnipeg, I wouldn’t recommend this approach.

In the words of the incomparable Julia Child “Everything in moderation…including moderation”

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