Coming from Guittard’s dedicated dairy-free kosher pareve industrial line in Fairfield, the three dairy-free baking chips - Semisweet Chocolate Chips, Extra Dark Chocolate Chips, Akoma Organic Extra Semisweet Chocolate Chips - are now available for retail purchase.

“Guittard is already beloved for its high-quality baking staples, and shifting some of our most requested products to dairy-free will continue to bolster trust and usability with allergen-conscious consumers,” says Gary Guittard, chief executive officer of Guittard Chocolate. The introduction of these products expands diverse benefits for consumers, industrial customers and professionals looking for allergen-friendly and kosher pareve options.

Guittard’s Fairfield facility, which opened in 2001, allows the company a dedicated production line that is kosher pareve and free of 14 major food allergens, including dairy, enabling greater flexibility in fulfilling the demand of modern consumers and the needs of industrial customers. The Fairfield facility expanded Guittard’s production beyond their original Burlingame facility, which is peanut-free, tree nut-free, and gluten-free. 

As the oldest continuously family-owned and operated chocolate company in the United States, Guittard Chocolate Company, now under the fourth and fifth generation of family management, continues to grow with the same innovative spirit and commitment to sustainability that has made it one of the world’s most respected makers and suppliers of premium chocolate over the past 150+ years.