Frequently Asked Questions
When did Dang Foods start?
Vincent launched Dang Foods back in 2012 with his brother Andrew, and they’ve since grown the company to 3 product lines in over 8,000 stores nationwide.
Where did your company name come from?
Dang’s the name of our founders’ mother! She provided the recipe for Thai lettuce wraps with toasted coconut that inspired Vincent to start Dang Foods.
Where is Dang headquartered?
Dang Foods is headquartered in beautiful Berkeley, CA.
I’m interested in having Dang Foods sponsor or donate product to an event. How do I do that?
Fantastic! Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
I’m interested in sharing Dang Foods’ snacks on my blog, how do I do that?
Shoot us an email to email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!
Where Can I find Dang Snacks?
Whole Foods Nationwide, Target, Safeway, Sprouts, Kroger, plus many regional and independent retailers around the country. We’re also available online through Amazon. Click here to find a store near you.
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Do your products contain any allergens?
We track the presence of all top 8 allergens (according to the FDA) in our products, and state any on our packaging under the ingredient statement. Here is some information that people with food allergies and sensitivities should know:
- Our coconut chips and rice chips contain coconuts. Coconuts are designated as tree nuts by the FDA, but the products and the facilities are otherwise tree-nut or peanut free.
- Our Salted Cacao Coconut Chips contain milk powder as an ingredient. For those who steer clear of dairy, there is good news—we’ve replaced the Salted Cacao flavor with our new vegan Chocolate Sea Salt Coconut Chips (the new recipe is dairy free). Keep an eye out for the Chocolate Sea Salt in stores near you starting in March or April!
- If you have more specific allergy questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are your products vegan-friendly?
Absolutely! Most of our coconut chips, sticky-rice chips, and onion chips are strictly vegan. The only exceptions are the Salted Cacao Coconut Chips which contain milk powder (keep an eye out for the new dairy-free Chocolate Sea Salt flavor in stores near you starting in March or April!), and the Applewood BBQ Onion Chips which contain honey granules.
Are your products gluten free?
Yes! Not only are all of our ingredients gluten-free, but we also test for the presence of gluten in all of our products. If you have more specific questions please contact us directly at email@example.com.
Are your products organic?
While we work with a network of small coconut farmers who employ farming methods with practices similar to organic, we do not have organic certification. This is an important issue to us, and we’re currently exploring ways to get some of our products certified organic in the near future.
Are your products snacks Non-GMO?
Yes! All of our products are certified Non-GMO and bear the Non-GMO Project seal. Learn more about the Non-GMO Project here.
What is the small packet inside some of your Onion Chips bags?
Some of our onion chip bags contain a freshness packet (also known as a desiccant) inside the package. Bags with a “Best By” date on or before April 10, 2017 contain these packets. It’s a small white pouch that contains silica gel pellets. These pellets are odorless, non-toxic, non-reactive, and not poisonous. The packets absorb moisture from the onion chips to preserve freshness. Once we realized the issue, we labeled many of the remaining packages with stickers informing people of the freshness packet inside and removed the desiccants entirely from future production. Bags of Onion Chips with a “Best By” date on or after April 11, 2017 will not contain a desiccant. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I accidentally ate one of your freshness packets. What should I do next?
These freshness packets containing silica gel pellets are odorless, non-toxic, non-reactive, and not poisonous. Silica is GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) by the FDA, and is found in foods at up to 5% concentration. If you’d like to take extra cautionary measures, please contact your doctor or the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 1(800)-222-1222.