About ViVealth Products
Vocoa products include dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free, vegan hot cocoa and brownie mixes made in Derry, NH from carefully sourced, high quality ingredients.
We gave up dairy and meat for health reasons and compassion towards the environment and animals. We found lots of ways to continue enjoying foods we love and traveling without going hungry (tips coming soon!) but we REALLY missed hot cocoa. Sure, there are lots of recipes online to make vegan hot cocoa, but when you're traveling, stuck at work, in a rush or simply run out of your favorite milk substitute - wouldn't it be great to have a shelf-stable package of dairy free hot chocolate ready to go by simply adding water? We realized others might share in this need and decided to make Vocoa for vegans, lactose intolerant people and others to enjoy! We later expanded to brownie mix after realizing how prevalent gluten sensitivities and allergies are and recognizing how hard it was for us to find bakery items as vegans, we wanted to offer something virtually everyone could enjoy!
We make our products in small batches in a shared commercial kitchen, using dedicated equipment.
Other companies that also use the kitchen may include major allergens like milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy in their food products. Everyone entering the kitchen must follow FDA and Board of Health regulations in preparing, using, cleaning and sanitizing their work surfaces and equipment. All companies using the kitchen are licensed by the Board of Health.
We use dedicated equipment not used by any other companies in the kitchen. Our equipment is covered and removed from the kitchen when not in use by us. We do not produce any products containing ingredients derived from milk (dairy), fish or shellfish, tree nuts or peanuts, or that contain soy or gluten.
We source raw ingredients from United States distributors and directly from U.S. manufacturers when possible. We only uses reputable manufacturers and distributors that can adhere to complete ingredient sourcing and tracing protocols.
An overview of our quality ingredients (as of July 2021):
Brown rice flour: we source rice flour from a single manufacturer through a single reputable local distributor. The manufacturer's facility is gluten free and regularly tested for gluten free integrity. The flour is also vegan, Kosher, and non-GMO verified.
Cocoa power: we source dutch processed cocoa from a single manufacturer through a single reputable local distributor. The manufacturer is a chocolate and cocoa powder manufacturer located in Belgium. We recently switched to a new cocoa manufacturer and hope you still love the taste! This manufacturer is committed to sustainability and ethically sourced cocoa.
Golden flax seed: we source golden flaxseed meal from a single manufacturer through a single reputable local distributor. The manufacturer's facility is gluten free and regularly tested for gluten free integrity. The flour is also vegan, Kosher, non-GMO verified and certified USDA Organic.
Oat powder: we source our oat powder directly from a single manufacturer located in Kentucky. The powder is certified gluten free.
Salt: given the volumes we use, we purchase salt from local retailers. We always use a Kosher salt produced by a century old salt manufacturer that utilizes a craft evaporation process (no additives or mechanical compaction).
Sugar: we source our cane sugar directly from a manufacturer of syrups and sweeteners in Pennsylvania. The sugar is certified vegan and non-GMO verified.
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