Answers to your most pressing questions about Mary’s Gone Crackers’ products.
At Mary’s Gone Crackers we have our own dedicated gluten free facility. To avoid any possibility of cross-contamination, we do not bring ingredients containing gluten into our factory.
While all our products carry the same certifications (organic, gluten free, non-gmo, vegan, kosher) our new Thins and Minis are being baked to our specifications in another facility on equipment that is also used for dairy, soy, and tree nuts
We also occasionally test our ingredients and our finished products to be sure that they are not contaminated. The test we use detects gluten at 10 parts per million (ppm). Our products and ingredients have always come up as 'less than 10 ppm,' which means no detectable gluten.
The highest source of arsenic in rice comes from the rice grown in the Southeastern part of the U.S., where cotton had previously been grown. The soil there is full of arsenic from the chemical pesticides put on the cotton crops and rice is the kind of plant that more readily absorbs arsenic if it’s in the soil. California, which is where we get all of our rice, has the lowest levels of arsenic in the soil. Arsenic levels found in people’s blood are highest in Asian countries, where rice is a staple in their diet.
Please CLICK HERE to read Mary’s complete message about arsenic.
To read the Organic Trade Association’s White Paper Executive Summary on Arsenic, CLICK HERE.
For another important view about the difference between ORGANIC and INORGANIC arsenic, CLICK HERE.
Mary's offers a large selection of products that do not contain soy: Super Seed Crackers (Classic, Basil & Garlic, Chia & Hemp, Everything, Seaweed & Black Sesame), THINS Crackers (Lightly Salted, Ancient Spice, Kale, Italian Herb, Garlic & Onion), MiNiS Graham Bites (Vanilla, Graham, Cocoa), Everything Pretzels, Cookies (Chocolate Chip and Ginger Snaps), and Jalapeño Crackers.
We add no sweeteners to our crackers or our pretzels. Our love Cookies contain organic coconut palm sugar and organic tapioca syrup, both low glycemic sweeteners. The Ginger Snap Cookies also have some molasses. In addition, the chocolate chips in the Chocolate Chip Cookies and Double Chocolate Cookies have a small amount of cane sugar.
Mary’s Gone Crackers, Inc. currently does not provide a Glycemic Index for any of its products. GI tests are very hard to obtain and are not able to take things such as metabolism, physical activity, and other medical conditions into consideration.
At Mary’s Gone Crackers, Inc. our products are so unique and use such special blends of ingredients that even if we wanted to have GI testing done; there are no comparable products in which to test ours against. Even the ADA; the American Diabetes Association, places disclaimers of their GI indexes of food such as whole fruits, vegetables, and grains as how they affect individuals is just that; individually.
Here are two helpful links explaining the GI, how it works in relation to food, and how it is tested:
No, our crackers are baked.
You can purchase all of our cookies, crackers, and pretzels here on our website! Click here.
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We do not ship internationally because it is very expensive; however we have distribution in a few other countries.
On our cracker and cookie boxes, the expiration date and batch number are embossed onto the top flap of the box. On our pretzel bag, the expiration date and batch number are stamped in ink on the bottom right side of the bag.
Is vinegar used in any of your products?
Our supplier of organic, certified gluten-free tamari uses vinegar, in a very small amount, to facilitate fermentation. Tamari can be found in our Original, Herb, Black Pepper, Onion, and Caraway cracker flavors and our Sea Salt Pretzels.
We currently make the crackers in 7 flavors: Original, Jalapeño, Super Seed, Caraway, Herb, Black Pepper, and Onion. There are 3 flavors of pretzels: Sea Salt, Chipotle Tomato, and Everything. And we also have love Cookies! They currently are available in Ginger Snap, “N'Oatmeal” Raisin, Chocolate Chip and Double Chocolate. There are plans for more products in the future.