Frequently Asked Questions

Are your products nut-free?

All of our chocolate products are made in a nut-free facility.

Is your chocolate dairy-free?

Yes, all of our chocolate products are free from dairy and made in a dairy-free facility.

Which PASCHA products are certified gluten-free?

All PASCHA products are certified gluten-free by the Celiac Support Association. You can read more about this certification here.

What other ingredients are you free from?

In addition to being free from the Top 8 allergens (milk, eggs, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans), our products are FREE FROM the following:
  • gluten
  • oats
  • barley
  • carrageenan
  • coconut
  • sesame
  • sulfites
  • mustard
  • legumes (including peas)
  • sunflower*
  • cherries
  • raspberries
  • kiwi
  • grapes
  • rice*
  • sage
  • sorghum

* our Rice Milk Chocolate Chips (both dark and white) contain both rice and sunflower lecithin. They are made in a separate facility from our other dark chocolate products.

Sunflower is also present in the facility where our Mini Bars and Chocolate Fruit Spread are made.

What is a dedicated manufacturing facility?

PASCHA Chocolate is produced in a facility which is FREE FROM all eight major food allergens including peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, shellfish and fish.

These allergens account for 90% of the allergen reactions in the US. A dedicated facility means our products are not subject to cross-contamination, and provides the greatest assurance that our chocolate is safe.

Do you use soy lecithin or another emulsifier?

All of our PASCHA products are free from any additives used to emulsify, with the exception of our Rice Milk Chocolate Chips, which utilize sunflower lecithin.

Is your sugar refined?

We only use organic cane sugar which is free from various synthetic processes such as the application of pesticides.

What is the best way to melt PASCHA Chocolate?

We receive this question a lot, so we worked with one of our bloggers, Alisa at Go Dairy Free, to develop the best way to melt PASCHA Chocolate. You can read the instructions here.

Is there any forced child labour involved in producing your cocoa beans?

No, we only work with certified Fair Trade beans from known producers.

Which products do you recommend for children?

We recommend the PASCHA 55% CACAO chocolate. The flavour profile and the cocoa beans are mild and gentle, lighter on the palate for children.

Which PASCHA products are certified Vegan?

All PASCHA products are certified vegan. To read more about the vegan certification, please go here.

Which PASCHA products are certified USDA Organic?

The following PASCHA products are certified to be organic by USDA:

  • 3.50z Dark Chocolate Bars (all eight varieties)
  • Dark Chocolate Chips (all three flavors)
  • Dark Chocolate Mini Bars (all three flavors)
  • Rice Milk Chocolate Chips (both varieties)

To read more about the USDA Organic certification, please go here.

Which PASCHA products carry the Non-GMO Project verification seal?

The following PASCHA products are certified Non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project:

  • 3.5 oz Dark Chocolate Bars (all eight varieties)
  • Dark Chocolate Chips (all three flavors)
  • Dark Chocolate Mini Bars (all three flavors)

To read more about this certification, please go here.

Which PASCHA products are kosher certified?

All PASCHA products are kosher certified. You can read more about the kosher certifications here.

Which PASCHA products are made using fair-trade ingredients?

PASCHA strives to utilize fair-trade ingredients wherever possible. These products are currently certified fair trade:

  • 3.50z Dark Chocolate Bars (all eight varieties)
  • Dark Chocolate Chips (all three flavors)
  • Dark Chocolate Mini Bars (all three flavors)
  • Make Me Smile! Chocolate Fruit Spread (both varieties)
  • Rice Milk Chocolate Chips (dark chocolate variety)

To read more about the fair-trade certification, please go here.

Which PASCHA products are certified paleo?

The following PASCHA products are certified to be paleo compliant:

  • 3.5 oz Dark Chocolate Bars (all eight varieties)
  • Dark Chocolate Chips (all three flavors)
  • Dark Chocolate Mini Bars (all three flavors)

To read more about the paleo certification, please go here.

Which PASCHA products are made with UTZ certified cacao?

The following PASCHA products are made with UTZ certified cacao:

  • 3.50z Dark Chocolate Bars (all eight varieties)
  • Dark Chocolate Chips (all three flavors)
  • Dark Chocolate Mini Bars (all three flavors)

To read more about the UTZ certification, please go here.

What is maca?

Maca is a root vegetable that is similar in appearance to a radish. It adds a slightly (non-dairy) creamy texture and is recognized for its energy properties.

What is lucuma?

Lucuma is a sweet Latin American superfruit that has a low glycemic index and creates a rich caramel (non-dairy) note. Lucuma is also high in antioxidants and micronutrients. In our Lucuma bar, we replace half the organic sugar with this delicious superfruit.

What are goldenberries?

Also known as Cape Gooseberries, Goldenberries are chewy superfuits native to the Andes. They are bright yellow in colour and extremely sweet when ripe with highly beneficial nutrients such as protein, minerals, vitamins and beta-carotene.

What are cocoa nibs?

Cocoa nibs are the central part of the cocoa beans and, following a process, they are peeled from their shells and crushed into smaller pieces. They are also considered as a superfood rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Can I buy PASCHA products online?

Yes! We have our own online store, or you can check out these popular online retailers to see if one of them carries our products!

My favorite local retailer doesn’t carry PASCHA products. What can I do?

We recommend seeking out the grocery manager and personally asking them to consider carrying PASCHA Chocolate. To make it easier, please print this page and provide it to your grocery manager.

Where can I find the ingredients for your products?

As the ingredients vary for each our chocolate products, please visit our website and click on the INGREDIENTS tab.

Where can I find the nutritional information for your products?

As the nutritional information vary for each our chocolate products, please visit our website and click on the NUTRITION tab.

Are PASCHA chocolate products available internationally?

For our international customers, outside the United States, we recommend ordering from Vitacost. Vitacost ships to over 160 countries. Additional shipping information from Vitacost is located on their website here.