It’s true…I confess…I’m the ultimate double agent…a health conscious chocoholic!
When I originally started Undercover Chocolate Co., my goal was to make decadent chocolate covered goodies for events, gifts and holidays. I quickly realized I was shooing away my kids, and hiding all that deliciousness from myself and my husband. People would tell me how much they loved my chocolates, then take a little bite and try (as best they could) to resist over doing it.
I loved the chocolates I made too — but what I really craved was the satisfaction of just enough, absolutely delicious, premium chocolate, over something healthy, light and naturally good for you.
After two of my chocolate-obsessed daughters were diagnosed with celiac disease, I became determined to make this snackable treat gluten-free too.
I experimented with every ingredient I could find — and ultimately discovered the perfect combination…
Then I added some healthy, simple ingredients to create several amazing flavors and voila…Undercover was born.
At first, I made Undercover in small batches on my own in a rented commercial kitchen. As sales quickly grew, I knew I needed to find a way to increase production. While I considered using a co-manufacturer, I ultimately decided it was extremely important to control the quality and the manufacturing process. That’s when I brought in my husband, Michael, who has decades of experience working with food manufacturers, as the Chairman of Undercover. Together we opened our own state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in East Hanover, NJ and are proud to report that we are now certified as an SQF Level 3, Kosher facility, capable of producing more than enough Undercover for the world to enjoy!
Since we manufacture our own products, we decided to ensure our facility is not only certified gluten-free, but also certified peanut and tree-nut free. As a mom whose kids can’t eat gluten, I know how hard it is to find safe snacks, and wanted to provide that same assurance to people with other food allergies as well. Although our milk chocolate contains milk, our facility and products are free from all of the other top ten food allergens including wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soybeans, fish, shellfish, sesame and poppy seeds.
At Undercover Snacks, we carefully source all-natural, non-gmo, simple ingredients and Rain Forest Alliance Certified chocolate. We are also committed to giving back to the community through several local and regional charities.