Gluten-free, Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips
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Mar 10 2011

Gluten-free, Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips

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
  • cinnamon
  • semi sweet
  • milk chocolate

All of this talk about chocolate chips has me wanting to bake some cookies now! 

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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  • Pat Rowden

    hi just found your website, was interresed in your
    chocalate bars, was not able to eat chocolate for quit
    a while till I found sweet williems brand of chocalate,
    very nice I like the white chocolate it is dairy free and
    tastes very yummy, one of my favorite chocolate, i live in
    south australia, where I can this chocolate at my local
    woolies or coles or big w, have to be careful
    what I eat cant have wheat or glutin or dairy, or nuts
    or apples and a lot of other fruits, can have bananas,
    and naturals sultanas, i make my own bread and cake
    very cool.