Better Bites Cupcakes have a Lil’ Mo Allergy-Friendly Appeal than Hostess


When it comes to Ding Dong copycats, Katz isn’t the only game in town. Better Bites Cupcakes come in classic chocolate with icing and vanilla cream filling, but unlike the others, they’re vegan and free of the top allergens. They’re also sold shelf-stable for that fresh-from-the-bakery experience.

Better Bites Cupcakes by Better Bites Bakery Review & Info - Top Allergen Free

Better Bites Cupcakes have a Lil’ Mo Allergy-Friendly Appeal than Hostess

Right now, Better Bites Cupcakes come in just one flavor, but it’s sold in regular and mini-sized cupcake packs.

Big Mo and Lil’ Mo (aka Mostess Cupcakes)

The nutrition facts below are for a Lil’ Mo mini cupcake. The Big Mo is about 3-1/2 times as much cupcake.

Better Bites Cupcakes by Better Bites Bakery Review & Info - Top Allergen FreeIngredients: filtered water, chocolate (sugar, natural chocolate liquor [non-alcohol], cocoa butter), organic light brown sugar, sugar, white rice flour, organic coconut cream (organic coconut, water, organic guar gum), canola oil, tapioca flour, cocoa powder processed with alkali, potato starch, egg replacer (potato starch, tapioca flour, leavening [calcium lactate, calcium carbonate, cream of tartar]cellulose gum, modified cellulose), organic powdered sugar, organic sustainably sourced palm oil, natural flavor, baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, potato starch, potassium bicarbonate), salt, baking soda, vanilla bean paste (sugar, water, pure vanilla extract, vanilla beans), guar gum, coffee, pgpr.*

Nutrition (per 1-ounce cupcake): 100 calories, 4g fat, 16g carbs, 0g fiber, 10g sugars, 1g protein.*

More Allergen Notes

The founders of Better Bites Bakery have a son with gluten, egg, and milk allergies, so they built their bakery from the ground up to be allergen-safe. It includes new equipment, production and packaging onsite, and staff training on cross-contamination.*

More Facts on Better Bites Cupcakes

Price: $9.99 per 6-pack of Lil’ Mo Cupcakes; $5.49 per Big Mo Cupcake

Availability: Better Bites Cupcakes are sold at Whole Foods Market, HEB, Target, and other major grocers in the U.S. They are shelf stable.

Certifications: Better Bites Cupcakes are Certified Gluten-Free, Certified Vegan, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher Pareve.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Better Bites Cupcakes are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Better Bites website at

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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