Pamela's Products Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Pecan Shortbread Cookies - 5.29 oz. (150g)
Pamela's Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Pecan Shortbread Cookies has chunks of chocolate and pecans in your favorite shortbread. Pamela's Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Pecan Shortbread Cookies are made with 95 % organic ingredients. Pamela's Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Pecan Shortbread Cookies have been formulated and produced to be wheat free and gluten free. Pamela's Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Pecan Shortbread Cookies are produced in a facility which also makes products containing peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs and soy.
How should I store the baking mix once I open the bag?
They recommend storage in an air tight container, like a zippered bag, plastic food container, or fold down the top of the mix bag and seal with a clip.
Is the Baking & Pancake Mix dairy-free?
No. Their Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix contains cultured buttermilk. For a complete list of their non-dairy products and all potential allergen ingredients they use please visit their "Allergy Information" page.
What does the "K" on your baking mixes stand for?
The "K" designates that their products are under Kosher supervision.
What does the "OUD" stand for on the cookies? Does the "D" in the OUD mark mean there is dairy in the cookies?
The "OU" part of the kosher mark on their cookies designates that these products, including the facility that they were produced in, are certified by Orthodox Union. Since butter (a dairy product) is in some of their products, the entire facility is designated as a "dairy" facility. Kosher law mandates that everything made on equipment that makes products containing dairy/milk will be designated with the "D", even if there are no dairy/milk ingredients used in that product. This means that many of their non-dairy products will carry the "D" designation even though they contain no dairy ingredients.
Where does your Palm Oil come from?
Pamela’s Products uses palm oil sourced from Spectrum Organics. Spectrum chose to partner with DAABON Organic, a company committed to being stewards of their community and the planet. DAABON’s farms are located in the northern Caribbean coast of Columbia on the western slopes of the Santa Marta mountain range. All are certified in accordance with international third party certifying agencies and have obtained social and environmental certification through such organization as S.A. 8000, Eco-Cert, Proforest and Bio Suisse. It’s clear that DAABON is proud of their role in creating a sustainable model for the palm industry.
One reason DAABON is able to make such a large impact on an entire industry is vertical integration. They are the only company in the world that has vertically integrated their palm production from seeder to farming, harvesting, mechanical pressing, physical refinery and finally to end products. By being directly involved in all stages of the process, DAABON is able to ensure not only the quality of their product, but the treatment of their employees and the land. Pamela’s Products takes great pride in creating foods for those with wheat allergies and gluten intolerance. All ingredients they use are of the highest quality to protect their customers. They have spent their 20 years in business developing strong relationships with reliable ingredient suppliers and they are confident that they offer good food that is safe and will positivity impact the health and well being of their customers
Which products are gluten-free & casein-free?
They have a wide assortment of products that fit a Gluten-free & Casein-free diet. For a complete list of potential allergen ingredients they use please visit their "Allergy Information" page.
- Traditional Cookies: Ginger with Sliced Almonds; Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies; Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies; and Peanut Butter Cookies
- Organic Cookies: Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chunk Cookies; Spicy Ginger with Crystallized Ginger Cookies; Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies; and Old Fashion Raisin Walnut Cookies.
- Simplebites Mini Cookies: All flavors - Ginger Snapz, Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies, and Extreme Chocolate Mini Cookies
- Baking Mixes: Gluten-free Bread Mix, Chocolate Brownie Mix; Chocolate Cake Mix; Vanilla Cake Mix, Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix, Dark Chocolate Frosting Mix, Vanilla Frosting Mix and Confetti Frosting Mix
- Whenever Bars: all flavors
Why do you have "non-dairy" on the package, but in the ingredients it states it may contain traces of dairy?
Products designated as "non-dairy" have no dairy ingredients, but products that do contain dairy are produced on the same machinery. They cannot guarantee that their products are completely free of any trace of dairy.
Why does it say that your chocolate chunks may contain milk protein?
Their non-dairy, dark chocolate chunks are produced on the same equipment as milk chocolate. They want people with a severe milk allergy to have this information. For a complete list of potential allergen ingredients they use please visit their "Allergy Information" page.
When they think of bakeries they dream of the delicious treats of childhood, of cakes and frosting, cookies and pies but for me it was awful tasting allergy cookies and heavy whole grain breads. My grandparents started one of the first health food stores (and bakery) in San Francisco. Growing up in the Health Food Industry, I was given the “weird” food to take to school by way of heavy, nutty breads and small, dry health food cookies or with carob instead of chocolate. No one wanted to trade food with me! I spent my summers in my family’s bakery, packing rice and soy cookies for people with special dietary needs. Although these dry, tasteless cookies were in high demand, they were not particularly appetizing. At a young age, I could relate to those who had to eat these “weird” foods. I imagined life with food allergies and without the joys a great chocolate chip cookie. I pondered my own enjoyment of cookies and food and contemplated what life would be like if all I could eat were the rice and soy cookies I packed everyday. I suggested making the wheat-free and gluten-free cookies taste better, but I was told that “the allergy people were fine and happy to have something”. Back then the Health Food Industry was much less interested in taste. Health food was known to be dry, hard, and crumbly but always nutritious.
In 1988, after college I left the family business to start my own independent company founded on the premise that wheat-free and gluten-free foods can taste great and that everyone should have food delicious enough to celebrate. My company, Pamela’s Products, continues to lead the industry with award winning decadent and delicious gluten-free foods. Much has changed since those days; Health Food, is now called Natural Food and most people are concerned about nutrition and taste equally. Although my company is part of the Natural Food Industry I have always strived for something better, something different. I have always insisted on eye catching, brightly colored labels instead of the dreary packaging of the day, I was the first to use real butter when everyone else was using oil, and today I lead the pack by insisting on the finest ingredients such as imported European Dark Chocolate and true crystallized ginger for my most delectable treats.
Pamela’s Products has had a far reaching impact on the gluten-free food market and the Natural Food Industry. I love what I do and everyone I’ve met along the way. I continue to take pleasure in finding new flavor combinations and creating tasty new products to celebrate with friends. I hope you enjoy my products too!