FAQ

What is unique about MadeGood snacks?

MadeGood products are school-safe because they’re nut-free and free from the other most common allergens.  But they’re also organic and contain the nutrients of a serving of vegetables. Healthy, nutritious and safe. That’s a pretty unique combination of benefits – not to mention delicious!

What are the quality standards for MadeGood products?

  • Organic
  • Non-GMO project-verified
  • Gluten-free
  • Kosher
  • Vegan
  • Dairy-free
  • Non-GMO Project-verified
  • Dedicated Facility free from peanuts, tree nuts, soy, sesame, dairy, fish and shellfish

What does "Made in a Dedicated Facility" mean?

When we say our products are made in a dedicated facility, free from the common allergens, it means that those allergens or any ingredients that could be contaminated with those allergens are not allowed in the production facility.  Some manufacturers only dedicate certain machines to allergy-friendly products or may switch machines from regular to allergy-friendly products with a thorough cleaning in between.  But we don’t take any chances – we keep peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, sesame, fish & shellfish completely out of the facility so there’s no chance of contamination. Our employees are regularly trained to become knowledgeable about allergens and our allergy policies. We believe these extra steps are worth it for your safety and peace of mind.

How Does MadeGood put the nutrients of a serving of vegetables in the snacks?

exampleIngredientsUsing a unique, trademarked process, vegetables are quickly freeze-dried and turned into an extract powder so the nutrients of the vegetables are preserved.  We don’t add a vitamin mix to our products, the nutrients are direct from the vegetables themselves. There is no taste to the vegetables, so those who taste our products often can’t believe there’s actually vegetable powder in there.

Vegetables are naturally rich in vitamins A, B1, B6, C, D and E. One serving of vegetables provides approximately 20% of your required daily intake of these nutrients.

Each serving of MadeGood® Organic Snacks or Cereal contains at least 20% (or one serving size) of your required daily intake of vitamins A, B1, B6,C, D, and E. The source of these vitamins is vegetable powder made of, spinach, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, beets and shitake mushrooms.

What is the shelf life of MadeGood products?

Our products have a shelf life of 12 months. The “best before” date is printed on our packaging.

How much sugar is in MadeGood products?

We keep the sugar between 6 and 7 grams per serving.  Compared to many snack foods and soft drinks this is quite low.  We add some sugar to make the snacks delicious but we keep it as low as we can without affecting the taste.

Does the chocolate in MadeGood products contain dairy and soy?

Absolutely not! The chocolate that we use is free of all common allergens and is safe for anyone with sensitivity to soy, dairy and nuts. This is exciting because great-tasting chocolate that’s soy-free, dairy-free and nut-free is hard to find.  And we’ve recently launched MadeGood ® Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips and Chunks – so your baking can be dairy-free, soy-free and nut-free as well.

Are MadeGood products kosher?

Yes. Our products contain no dairy.

Where are MadeGood produced? 

MadeGood is produced in our own facility in Vaughan, Ontario.

Where do the ingredients in MadeGood products come from?

Our ingredients come from all over the world.  We try to source ingredients as close to home as possible – the oats we use, for instance, are grown on the Canadian prairies. But not everything grows close to home, so we reach across the globe for the finest ingredients available.  Our raisins are grown in Turkey and our vegan chocolate comes from Peru. Where possible, we deal directly with producers to ensure we know exactly where the crops are grown and that workers are treated fairly.

Why isn’t there more protein in MadeGood?

MadeGood snacks are made to taste great with organic simple ingredients, low sugar and the nutrients from vegetables.  We are always on the lookout for ways to add protein into our products, but we haven’t found anything that adds protein without affecting taste and texture.  When we find something delicious to add, you‘ll be the first to know!

Is MadeGood packaging recyclable?

Our boxes are made from recycled cardboard and can be recycled in your community programs.  Our wrappers aren’t recyclable yet, but we’re working hard on a solution, because minimizing our footprint on this planet is important to us.

What does the term school safe mean?

Many schools require students to bring nut-free lunches and snacks. Our MadeGood® Organic Snacks are made in a peanut-free and tree nut-free facility so they can be sent safely to school. All of our school-approved products have a nut-free logo on the package and are marked “school safe free from peanuts and tree nuts”.   And because our snacks are free from the other most common allergies (dairy, soy, gluten, sesame, fish & shellfish, and egg) many more people can enjoy them.

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What does organic really mean and why do you choose organic ingredients?

When a product is certified organic, it means that it is made of ingredients that have been produced without any chemical fertilizers, pesticides or genetically modified plants.

The farming practices used to grow organic food are designed to encourage soil and water conservation and to reduce pollution.

The benefits are: less chemical contaminants entering your body and farming practices that are better for the environment.

What is the difference between organic and all natural?

The definitions of organic and natural speak to different aspects of ingredient quality. Organic focuses on how the ingredients are grown while natural speaks to how the ingredients are processed.

Organic products are made without any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or genetically modified ingredients. To claim a product is organic it must comply with the EU Organic Standard. Natural products cannot contain additives or preservatives.  Nothing can be removed from the ingredients (except water) and they must be minimally processed. Natural product labeling is also regulated by the European Government. All MadeGood® Products are both organic and made with natural ingredients.

What is the difference between whole wheat and whole grain?

Whole wheat is one example of a whole grain. There are many more including pure rolled oats which is a primary ingredient in our granola snacks.