I often forget that there are many people out there that are not only gluten-free, but dairy-free as well. I can’t even begin to imagine what a challenge that is in addition to maintaining a strict gluten-free diet. I often rejoice about finding amazing gluten-free products only to find out that many others can’t share in my excitement. I have made a mission to start keeping my eyes opened for more products that aren’t only gluten-free but dairy-free (and may be free of many other allergens as well).
I recently saw that Hain Celestial has a new gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate chip on the market – Chocolate Dream Semisweet Chocolate Baking Chips. While they also distribute gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate chips from Tropical Source, the Chocolate Dream chips are made by the same people (Taste the Dream) that make Rice Dream, Soy Dream, Almond Dream, etc. I love the Chocolate Dream Dairy-Free Chocolate Bars, so I would imagine that the chocolate chips were equally as good.
Enjoy Life Foods makes a gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate chip that is also free of peanuts, tree nuts, soy and egg. While the others don’t have those ingredients added, they are made in a facility where nuts (almonds) may be present. I have used these as a topping for ice cream and in baked goods and they work nicely. A coupon is available on the Enjoy Life home page for $.55 off any Enjoy Life product.
Tropical Source by Sunspire makes a wonderful gluten-free, dairy-free chocolate chip. Like the Chocolate Dream, they are made in a facility that processes nuts, so they may not be safe for those with nut allergies.
If I had to choose a favorite from the list above, it would be the Tropical Source by Sunspire Chocolate Chips. Even though I haven’t tried the Chocolate Dream Chocolate Chips, I have tried the chocolate bars. The Tropical Source chips are amazing. I love the taste & texture and would be willing to bet that it would be hard to tell them apart from a Nestle or Hershey’s Chocolate Chip.
If you can have dairy, the following list compiles some of the gluten-free chip varieties:
Here are a list of verified gluten-free chips from Nestle:
- milk chocolate chips
- semi sweet morsels
- chocolate chunks
- semi sweet mini morsels
- milk chocolate morsels
- premier white morsels
- peanut butter & milk morsels
- milk chocolate & peanut butter swirled morsels
- semi sweet & premier white swirled morsels
***The Nestle butterscotch chips are not gluten-free.
If you are looking for a butterscotch chip, Hershey’s are gluten-free, as are these others:
- Special Dark
- semi sweet
- milk chocolate
All of this talk about chocolate chips has me wanting to bake some cookies now!