Ingredients & Allergens

Ingredients & Allergens
  • Why does my Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup say "contains milk" when there are no milk products in the ingredients?

    Even though there are no milk ingredients added in our delicious Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and the recipe has not changed, we did update our labels a few years ago. Our new labels now indicate “contains trace amounts of milk” because they are processed on shared equipment with our Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, which do contain dairy. While there is a sanitation process between each batch, the reason we made this change is two-fold, both deriving from our company’s primary fundamental – safety.
    Justin’s is very careful about choosing and selecting only the highest quality chocolatiers to source not only our dark chocolate but all of the chocolate used in our products. However, it is common practice for the chocolate industry to process cocoa beans on shared equipment with milk containing ingredients. So, while we are extremely careful, the chance of cross-contact exists even before we purchase the chocolate. 
    In addition to sourcing the highest-quality chocolate, we use the best manufacturing practices for safety and quality. Because our Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups share equipment with our Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, which do contain dairy, the opportunity for cross contact as we manufacture the peanut butter cups at our facilities also exists. We felt this precautionary message may help our friends who are extremely sensitive to dairy .

  • Are the almond and hazelnut butter jars and squeeze packs free of peanut cross-contamination?

    Although we do not add peanuts or soy into our almond or hazelnut butters, you will see a “shared on equipment that processes” statement disclosed on the label because they are produced on machinery that processes peanuts, various tree nuts and soy ingredients for other products. While there is an extensive sanitation process between each batch, the reason we are making this change is due to our company’s primary fundamental – safety. Our prior and current labels similarly disclose the possibility of cross-contamination.

    Justin’s has chosen to partner with several world-class facilities to produce our high-quality products. Due to high demand, these facilities also process other products containing peanuts, various tree nuts and soy products.



    Though this product is not currently certified vegan, the ingredients used to make this product do not contain dairy or any other animal by-products. For our friends that are highly sensitive or allergic to dairy, please note that our covered nuts are produced on shared equipment that processes milk.
  • What is evaporated cane sugar?

    The evaporated cane sugar ingredient we use is an extremely fine, pulverized, unrefined sweetener made from the first crystallization of organic sugar cane juice.
  • Are your chocolate ingredients Rainforest Alliance Certified?

    At Justin’s we strive for sustainability and conscientiousness in all of our work. We are proud to source Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa for our products. This organization goes to great lengths to ensure the safety and quality of the farms from where we source our cocoa. Rainforest Alliance accomplishes this by defining the criteria for suitable labor conditions, educating and training its farmers, and monitoring labor practices on farms through the certification audits and specific studies. 
    Additionally, our chocolate is organic, which prohibits the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, thus increasing soil biodiversity. 
    To learn more about Rainforest Alliance and its initiatives, visit rainforest-alliance.org/work/impact/social/women-children.