People with severe food allergies need to avoid products not only that contain them as ingredients, but even that are manufactured on equipment with environmental exposure to them. For some, even trace amounts can be dangerous.
The following chocolate makers either indicate nut-free or at least have no warning on their wrappers about any potential presence of nuts. I tried to contact and confirm the complete absence of nuts with each of them, and discovered some additional info about potential tree nut exposure. I didn't hear back from Bonnat.
In addition to the list below, Potomac has one grinder that was formerly used with peanut butter. The grinder has since been thoroughly cleaned many times and is now used only occasionally for small batches. Due to that potential exposure, though, I excluded them from the list.
Remember to always carefully review all labeling before purchasing any chocolate, as previously safe chocolate may no longer be so.
Makers With Chocolate Bars Not Exposed To Nuts
- Bonnat -- no confirmation
( Apotequil, Puerto Cabello, Ceylan, Chuao, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cacao Cusco, Équateur, Jamaïque, Juliana, Libânio, Madagascar, Marfil de Blanco, Porcelana, Real del Xoxonuzco, Hacienda El Rosario, Trinité, 100% Cacao )
( Colombia, Mantuano Venezuela, Elvesia Dominican Republic, Rio Caribe Venezuela, Sambirano Madagascar, Upala Costa Rica )
( 210 Jamaica, 211 Ghana, 212 Dominican Republic, 213 Dominican Republic, 214 Madagascar, 215 Madagascar, 216 Madagascar, 217 Chuao, 218 Chuao, 219 Papua New Guinea, 220 Papua New Guinea, 221 Papua New Guinea, 222 Papua New Guinea )
( 100%, 82%, 71%, 60% )
- Guittard -- potential almond exposure
( Ambanja, Chucuri, Nocturne, Quetzalcoatl, Quevedo, Sur del Lago, Tsaratana )
( Hispaniola, Piura, Rio Caribe, Sambirano, Silvestre )
- Stirs the Soul -- potential coconut exposure
( Blissful Dark, Dark, Honey Dark, Origins Ecuador, Origins Madagascar )
Please see our permanent Chocolate Lists page (link at upper right) for current information.