FAQ'S

  1. Is your food (SCD™, GAPS™, Paleo) compliant?

  2. Is your food sugar free?

  3. Is your food lactose free?

  4. Is your food GMO free?

  5. Why is your food so expensive?

  6. Why are your portions so small?

  7. Will you bake something special upon request?

  8. How can I track my order?

  9. How do you determine if a product is "KETO"?

  10. Is your food kosher?

  11. What certifications do Liberated® products have?

 

IS YOUR FOOD (SCD™, GAPS™, PALEO, KETO) COMPLIANT?

There is much discussion and some debate on what exactly is and is not legal under the various diets, including whether processed food itself is legal.  See the individual item for ingredient details.  We have tried to make our products suitable for those on Keto, Paleo, GAPS™, SCD™ “type” of diet, in that our food is:

  • Gluten/Grain Free
  • Free of added starches.  See our promise
  • Contains only sugar from honey or fruit (when needed)
  • Artificial Sweetener Free
  • Artificial Preservative Free
  • Our Paleo offerings are completely casein and lactose free.  Our other products use dairy products with little or no lactose (SCD complaint).  See our  promise
  • Our Keto and Low Carb offerings are significantly lower in carbohydrates when compared to similar products on the market. Keto items are determined using a ratio. Please see our How Do You Determine If Your Product Is "Keto"? statement

    ARE LIBERATED® PRODUCTS SUGAR FREE?

    We only sweeten our products with honey and fruit.

    ARE LIBERATED® PRODUCTS LACTOSE FREE?

    Our Paleo offerings are casein and lactose free.  Our other products may use dairy products that may contain fractional lactose, like hard cheeses, farmer cheese or our own specially made yogurt (all SCD compliant).

    ARE LIBERATED® PRODUCTS GMO FREE?

    While all of our Certified Paleo® are Non-GMO Certified through EarthKosher International, some of our non-paleo, SCD™ products may contain farmer cheese that we can not ascertain the GMO status of.

    See this note from one of our main suppliers: Friendship Dairies.

    WHY ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN OTHER GLUTEN FREE FOODS?

    Compare us to the competition! In general, this type of product will be more expensive simply because most of our baked products are based from  almonds, cashews, and coconut, as opposed to starch, rice, grains and a long list of preservatives and stabilizers.

    Additionally:

    • We attempt to source high quality ingredients from reputable suppliers who meets our strict requirements--If it's on the "Dirty Dozen" list, we make every attempt to purchase Organic Fruits and Veggies
    • We don’t use any artificial preservatives, which means we have to refrigerate and freeze them to provide a reasonable shelf life
    • We don’t use fillers--only whole ingredients in our kitchen
    • Our manufacturing processes is predominately by hand which is time consuming. We don’t have assembly line or automation equipment. Our process is different than traditional ‘grain based’ bakeries and their equipment can’t always be used in our processes
    • Our products are handmade in small batches 
    • All cheeses are grated in-house to ensure they are free of anti-caking ingredients and 100% pure
    • Olive oils are organic and cold-pressed

      WHY ARE LIBERATED® PRODUCT PORTIONS SO SMALL?

      While our baked goods may be physically smaller in size, they are filled with nutrients and calories comparable to a larger, traditional item.  This is because we often use denser ingredients like nuts in place of grains.  You’ll find that we often have higher fat content than traditional items, but a reduced carbohydrate content.

      WILL LIBERATED® SPECIALTY FOODS BAKE SOMETHING SPECIAL UPON REQUEST?

      Contact us! If I can find the time and the ingredients, chances are we will do it!  An additional charge will apply of course.

      HOW CAN I TRACK MY ORDER?

      Customers will receive an email notification once the shipping label has been purchased (be sure to check your spam/junk/promotions folders, if you do not see an email from Liberated® Specialty Foods; info@liberatedspecialtyfoods.com).

      To track your shipment, open the email with the subject “A shipment from order LSF-(order number)-SHOP is on the way” and click the “Track my Shipment” button.

      The Liberated Specialty Foods website will show your order information including the tracking number. Click on the tracking number to see the detailed tracking information on the UPS or USPS website.

      HOW DO YOU DETERMINE IF A PRODUCT IS "KETO"?

      The methodology we use when assigning products to the "KETO" category on our website.

      In our research, depending on the source, foods with a 0-15% net carbohydrate range can be categorized as ketogenic. Using this range, we have set a threshold of ~15% net carbs (total carb minus dietary fiber) as Keto. We hope this methodology keeps things simplified and easy to use when deciding which foods are right for you.

      IS YOUR FOOD KOSHER?

      Yes, all baked Liberated products made in our facility in Madison, AL are EarthKosher certified. This certification includes both pareve and dairy products made in our bakery. Liberated® received kosher certification on November 27, 2018.

      Please note our sauces are not EarthKosher Certified. 

      We may sell products from brands that hold kosher certifications from other agencies. Be sure to read the product descriptions to ascertain specific information.

      WHAT CERTIFICATIONS DO LIBERATED® PRODUCTS HAVE?

      We are proud of the products we make and strive to meet the demands of our customers by offering dependable value that they expect. Certifications we hold are:

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      • Women Owned™
      • Paleo Certified™
      • EarthKosher Certified™
      • Non-GMO Certified by EarthKosher
      • Certified Grain Free Gluten Free by Certified Paleo