“Great Value” and “Allergen Free” aren’t terms we usually see in the same sentence. But Walmart is making the baking season more affordable for special diet households with their new store brand chocolate chips. They have launched in Dark, Semi-Sweet, AND White Chocolate Chips, all of which are made without any top allergens. In fact, their label boldly states “Free From Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Wheat, Soy, Fish, and Shellfish.” But see our Allergen Notes below for more details.
Photo by Denise Stover
Great Value Free From Baking Chips include Dairy-Free White Chocolate
These morsels are also organic, and yes, they are even vegan and soy lecithin-free. In fact, as you can see below, they contain very few ingredients. Once you try any or all of these varieties, leave your rating and review below! It helps others make an informed purchasing decision.
Ingredients: organic cane sugar, organic palm kernel oil, organic sunflower lecithin, organic vanilla extract
Nutrition (per tablespoon): 80 calories, 4g fat, 11g carbs, 0g fiber, 11g sugars (includes 11g added sugars), 0g protein.*
Ingredients: organic chocolate, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic sunflower lecithin, organic vanilla extract
Nutrition (per tablespoon): 80 calories, 5g fat, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 6g sugars (includes 6g added sugars), 1g protein.*
Denise Stover kindly supplied this image and information since I’m not near a Walmart, and they haven’t added the semi-sweet chips online. The back panel image we have was partially cut off, so we don’t have the calories and fat. I will update once we have these!
Ingredients: organic cane sugar, organic chocolate liquor, organic cocoa butter, organic sunflower lecithin, organic vanilla extract
Nutrition (per tablespoon): ?? calories, ?g fat, 10g carbs, <1g fiber, 8g sugars (includes 8g added sugars), <1g protein.*
More Allergen Notes
There are some mixed messages from Walmart. Great Value Free From Baking Chips are labeled as “free from” in several places all over the package, implying they are allergy-friendly. But our friend Raechel from Deliciously Dairy Free contacted the manufacturer and was told, “they are produced on shared equipment and they would not recommend them for consumption by someone with an allergy.” I found this odd, so I followed up with Walmart corporate, and told them about this “unsafe” information from customer service. They researched and sent the following response:
I am reaching out to you regarding your media inquiry around for the new Great Value Baking Chips. Sorry for the inconvenience, the information that you received is incorrect. We have followed up with customer service to resolve and have also verified with the supplier that the product claims on the package are correct. This can be accredited to a Walmart spokesperson.
More Facts on Great Value Free From Baking Chips
Price: $3.44 per 10-ounce bag
Availability: Great Value Free From Baking Chips are sold at Walmart stores.
Certifications: Great Value Free From Baking Chips are Certified Organic and Certified Kosher Pareve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Great Value Free From Baking Chips are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Walmart website at www.walmart.com.
*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.