La Vida Cocoa is here to put you at ease with our fine selection of delicious foods that are free from gluten and other common allergies, and vegan friendly. Food safety is our primary concerned, matched only by our commitment to great tasting food that everyone can enjoy.
While gluten-free, sugar-free or dairy-free alternatives are becoming increasingly more common, both on store shelves and restaurant menus, finding something that’s both safe and satisfying is still an uphill battle. Few establishments can guarantee a designated cooking area to avoid cross-contamination, while many sugar or flour substitutions found at big box stores simply can’t produce the desired taste.
People with celiac disease are often forced to avoid everyday foods like bread, cakes, certain cheeses and even sauces. The same can be said for those with an intolerance to lactose, or those suffering from allergies to eggs or soy. Such ingredients are typically found in most recipes and even a small trace can lead to cross-contamination and illness.
Even simple ingredients like sugar can prove to be dangerous. Just ask anyone suffering from diabetes who spends hours anxiously scanning labels to make sure their favourite dessert won’t come with a side of undesired consequences.