Vermont Nut Free Chocolates
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Vermont Nut Free Chocolates was founded in 1998 by the mother of a little boy with a potentially life-threatening peanut allergy. Gail and Mark Elvidge first learned of their son Tanner’s allergy when he suffered a reaction at 8 months old. They were shocked, concerned and frightened to see this reaction in their baby.

To ensure their son’s safety, they began to thoroughly read ingredient labels and discovered that the hardest product to find for a nut allergic child was chocolate. Many chocolate companies manufacture products that contain or may contain nuts due to cross-contamination on shared production lines and facilities. This leads to the rest of the manufacturer’s products to be unsafe for those with a peanut and tree nut allergy. Not wanting Tanner to miss out on a classic childhood indulgence, Gail began making her own homemade chocolate that was 100% guaranteed nut free and safe for Tanner.

The combination of love for her son and passion for chocolate inspired Gail to create a company that is dedicated to making quality peanut and tree nut free confections. For the first two years, Gail and Mark ran their business out of their Vermont home hand making all the chocolates in their kitchen. Previously located in the beautiful Lake Champlain Islands for the past 20 years, they’re proud to continue their production in a 100% nut free facility in Colchester, Vermont with over 30 devoted employees. In addition to ordering online, customers can now find our products in over 500 stores nationwide.

We are committed to providing quality chocolates and treats that are fun, safe and delicious for those with peanut and tree nut allergies. From chocolate covered pretzels and gourmet truffles to granola bars and trail mix, we truly believe that those with and without nut allergies will find our gourmet chocolate to be among the finest they have ever tasted.

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates has received accolades from Food Network, The Boston Globe, Medium Magazine, and many local news platforms. Although these are great, our greatest achievement is our commitment to the community of people who make our nut free confections possible.

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Allergen Policy

Our entire selection is 100% nut free and completely safe for those with any peanut or tree nut allergy. Our products are produced and packaged in our 100% dedicated nut free facility. We work closely with sources to ensure that our raw ingredients are not only nut free but produced in nut free facilities as well.

For those concerned with other food allergies, please note that we do make products in our facility that contain gluten/wheat, soy, eggs, dairy. The ingredient labels on our packaging will indicate if the product is processed on shared equipment with a top 8 allergen.

At Vermont Nut Free Chocolates, we are 100% focused on the safety of our products. In order to ensure that our products are 100% nut free and safe to consume, we employ a full-time Food Quality and Safety Lead. Our facility adheres to a strict food safety management system to provide you with safe, quality products that you can trust. Key elements in the manufacture of our high-quality foods includes adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), a complete allergen program with dedicated production rooms, proper sanitation practices and tests, environmental/temperature maintenance, and random tests of finished products. Our quality is monitored by a dedicated team of trained professionals to provide you with the finest gourmet chocolates for everyone!

Satisfaction Policy

We are proud to have a dedicated peanut and tree nut free facility that uses only the finest nut free ingredients available. Our products are handmade and hand-wrapped in Vermont, the old-fashioned way, in small batches to guarantee quality and freshness. The whole family will enjoy our gourmet chocolates and confections. From chocolate lollipops and shapes to gourmet truffles and caramels we know you’ll find something you love.

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates is committed to providing quality chocolates and treats that are safe for those with tree nut and peanut allergies. We truly believe that those with and without nut allergies will find our gourmet chocolates to be among the finest they have ever tasted.