FAQ- Jan 2022
We use a handful of wholesome, real ingredients in our bites including nuts, dried fruit, puffed rice, and adaptogens. Please check our product page for the specific ingredients in each flavor.
What are adaptogens?
Adaptogens are superfoods, which according to ancient wisdom, help our bodies positively adapt to everyday stress. One of the most popular adaptogens is ashwagandha.
What adaptogens are in your bites?
Our bites contain KSM-66 ashwagandha extract. There are roughly 600 mg of ashwagandha extract in each bite. You can learn more about KSM-66 here: KSM-66 website
How does ashwagandha impact stress?
There have been a number of clinical trials of ashwagandha. You can read about some of them here: Clinical trials
Do your bites contain protein?
Yes, there are roughly 2 grams of protein per bite. Please see the product page for more details about each flavor.
Are you a B Corp?
Yes, Empowered Bakery is a California Benefit Corporation. You can read our annual assessment report here.
Are your bites non-GMO?
Yes. Our Chocolate & Toasted Nut and Chocolate Raspberry Bites are verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO project. Our White Chocolate Bites are not yet verified.
Are your bites organic?
About 50% of our ingredients are organic. We will keep you posted as we make progress towards 100% organic.
Are your bites vegan?
There are no animal-based ingredients in our products. However, the ashwagandha extract we use is processed with milk and may contain trace amounts.
Are your bites gluten free?
We do not use any ingredients that contain gluten. (Please see the product pages for the ingredients in each bite.)
Are your bites soy free?
Are your bites dairy free?
Our ashwagandha extract is processed with milk and may contain trace amounts. Our white chocolate bites contain milk in the white chocolate.
Are your bites certified kosher?
Not at this time.
Do your bites include any common food allergens such as nuts, milk, etc.?
Our bites are a smorgasbord of allergens. Truly. They contain all kinds of nuts plus our ashwagandha extract is processed with milk and may contain trace amounts.
Is your packaging recyclable?
Yes. Our jars are plastic #1, which is the easiest to recycle. We’ve explored glass jars. However, it takes tremendous energy to make and recycle glass, plus glass is very energy-intensive to transport (because of its weight.) We continue to search for ways to make our packaging more sustainable. In the meantime, we are big fans of reusing Empowered jars. They are the perfect size for storing all kinds of things!
What domestic violence non-profits do you support?
We support National Domestic Violence Hotline. You can read about the great work they are doing here: National Domestic Violence Hotline website
How will you use my email address?
We will only use your email address to communicate directly with you, If you tell us that’s okay. We will never sell your address or share it with any other company.