Gluten Free Chocolate and Cocoa Powder Statement


Santa Barbara Chocolate confirms that chocolate couverture and cocoa powder products manufactured in the United States meet the requirements for "Gluten-Free" as set forth by the USA government.


78 FR 47154-47179 Final rule on "Food Labeling; Gluten-Free labeling of Foods" (Aug 5, 2013)

21 CFR101.91 Gluten-Free Labeling of Foods (August 5, 2013)


*This communication is intended to provide informal advice to Santa Barbara Chocolate customers upon their request. Our interpretation of the law does not represent a formal legal opinion, as we have not sought concurrence with the competent authorities. Customers are encouraged to consult with their own legal counsel.


Chocolate and Cocoa that doesn't have gluten as an ingredient.


Santa Barbara Chocolate is proud to offer an extensive range of premium chocolates and cocoas with no gluten.


What is Gluten Sensitivity?


Gluten sensitivity or celiac disease is an intolerance to certain proteins found in grains such as barley, wheat and rye. If someone is gluten intolerant, these foods will cause inflammation and as a result discomfort or health problems.


The Truth About Gluten Free Chocolate


We understand that when it comes to chocolate it should be enjoyed by everybody, which is why our traditional recipe chocolate made from roasted cacao beans has no added gluten ingredients and can be called gluten free. Because we use pure cacao ingredients without additional processing you won't find gluten as an ingredient in our pure chocolates.


Every Effort to Ensure Our Chocolate is Gluten Free


We strive to make all our innovative chocolate products accessible to everyone.


Santa Barbara Chocolate takes every effort to ensure that there is very minimal risk of cross contamination. We care about our customer’s health and want everybody to have the equal opportunity of indulging in the taste of pure cacao. With this in mind we ensure that our chocolate couvertures are lovingly created separately from those products that do contain gluten. Our chocolate chips and solid chocolate bars are created with your gluten sensitivity health in mind and we hope this helps you enjoy dessert that much more.