Lots of processed and packaged foods contain carrageenan, an additive used to thicken, preserve, and emulsify foods. The ingredient comes from an edible red seaweed native to the British Isles (also known as Irish moss), but some studies suggest it may pose risks to your digestive health. One animal study found that “exposure to undegraded as well as to degraded carrageenan was associated with the occurrence of intestinal ulcerations and neoplasms.” Other reports don’t find the current evidence proof enough to ban the ingredient altogether, and believe more testing is required to determine whether or not carrageenan is actually harmful to humans. Either way, if you’re looking to avoid this ingredient and happen to have a compulsion for creamer, we have some great news for you.
The History of nutpods
In 2013, Madeline Haydon was on vacation in Lake Tahoe. She was also pregnant, looking to avoid potentially harmful ingredients like carrageenan, and not happy with the non-dairy options at the local diner. Six months later, Haydon launched a Kickstarter campaign to create a non-dairy creamer that was up to her standards, and managed to raise the $32,000 she needed to officially launch the brand. (Her daughter was born right in the middle of the campaign!). Two years later, nutpods debuted in a local Seattle health store, which eventually led to other placements as the brand gained momentum among people looking for non-dairy creamers.
nutpods Company Mission
Nutpods makes keto- and paleo-friendly creamers that are smooth, balanced, and of course, creamy. Think of it like a plant-based version of half & half, except nutpods’ cartons are made with a mix of almonds and coconut cream. Since its founding, the brand has paid it forward in a variety of ways like donating time, product, and money to causes it believes in, like the Food Lifeline food bank, and Vision House, which helps support homeless populations.
Benefits of nutpods
If you’re looking for a keto-friendly, paleo-friendly, non-dairy creamer to enhance your morning beverages, look no further than nutpods. This brand holds a variety of third-party certifications including:
- Certified Vegan
- Certified Gluten-Free
- Whole30® Approved
- Non-GMO Project Verified
Made with US-sourced almonds and non-GMO coconuts from Southeast Asia, nutpods decided to leave its products unsweetened so you can use your own additions like honey, maple syrup, or stevia—or just avoid the sweet stuff altogether.
Top nutpods Products
To achieve coffee or tea perfection, just pour in one of these non-dairy creamers.
Unsweetened Non-Dairy Creamer
The O.G. creamer is a great place to start if you’re discovering nutpods for the first time. Rich and creamy, this vegan and dairy-free pick is made from almonds and coconuts.
Hazelnut Unsweetened Non-Dairy Creamer
You’ll love this luscious dairy-free creamer that perfectly blends coconut cream and purified water with buttery hazelnuts.
French Vanilla Unsweetened Non-Dairy Creamer
If fragrant vanilla is your jam when it comes to flavoring your coffee, this keto-friendly creamer won’t disappoint.
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