What are sweet proteins?
Bye-bye sugar — hello healthy sweetness! Meet the future of sweet. These are novel proteins from nature that charade as sweeteners but digest like proteins. You don't get any of the bad sugar and sugar-alternative side-effects (like triggered blood sugar levels and changing gut microbiomes).
Where do sweet proteins come from?
Most sweet proteins come from fruits and berries that are native to West Africa and other similarly hard-to-reach (and not easy to grow in) places. Many of these fruits and berries have been used for centuries by locals as naturally occurring sweeteners. We like to think of them as "nature's candy."
How do sweet proteins work?
Sweet proteins evolved to trick primates into climbing to hard-to-reach places in search of delicious sweet flavors. What did the plants get? They could stay alive by having their seeds spread. When the primates ate the sweet proteins they triggered their T1R2/T1R3 receptors (these are how we "taste" sweet flavors) for a satisfying bite. But, because they are proteins, not sugars, they immediately unfold and are digested without triggering blood sugar levels and add only a small number of calories. Turns out that an evolutionary trick is exactly what we humans need today — the sweet tastes we love without any of the health baggage.
How much sweeter are sweet proteins than sugar?
Oobli sweet proteins are up to 5,000 times sweeter on a like-for-like (size) basis. So, incredibly sweet. A little goes a long way!
Are sweet proteins healthy?
Sweet proteins don't trigger blood sugar levels in digestion or issues in our guts. Sweet proteins are protein, not sugar. Period.
Does eating sweet proteins constitute protein-loading?
Sweet proteins are up to 5,000 times sweeter on a like-for-like (size) basis, so a little goes a long way, so although Oobli foods use sweet proteins to sweeten them, they use such small amounts that few if any will change the % total of proteins already in that particular food. Specific foods list specific proteins on their nutrition fact panels. Sweet proteins show up in the protein % to total.
Are sweet proteins natural?
Yep, our proteins come from nature without any chemicals or unpronounceable ingredients included. Nothing funky, just all-natural sweetness – and joy.
Does your protein contain GMOs?
No, Oobli proteins are nature-identical and do not contain GMOs. The yeast we work with are really good at producing different kinds of protein naturally. We simply give them instructions for producing exactly the type of protein we want — in this case, sweet proteins. We then filter out the yeast, leaving only sweet protein powder. In other words, we use a bioengineering process, but there’s no genetic material present in our delicious sweet proteins.
How do you make your sweet proteins?
Our sweet proteins are made through a fermentation process called “precision fermentation.” And while fermentation has been around for years -- used to make everything from cheese to vitamins (think brewing beer!) -- thanks to amazing break-throughs in technology in recent years we can now also "brew" very specialized sweet proteins that are identical to the sweet proteins found in nature. These proteins offer a game-changing solution for delicious sweet foods that are good for your body and our planet.
Are sweet proteins safe?
Yes, nothing is more important to us than your health and safety. Oobli has worked closely with regulatory agencies providing extensive test data in multiple countries since our company was founded. For products sold in the United States, we follow the FDA's Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) standard. Sweet proteins are made from fruits that have been eaten for 100s of years in places like West Africa. We make our proteins by precision fermentation, a safe, well-established method that has been used to produce proteins -- including rennet for cheese and insulin for diabetics -- for decades.
For more information about the FDA's GRAS process: https://www.fda.gov/food/food-ingredients-packaging/generally-recognized-safe-gras.
Where are Oobli chocolate bars made?
Our chocolate is made in a dairy-free, nut-free, kosher facility in Southern California.
Where do you source your chocolate from?
The chocolate used in Oobli chocolate is sourced from Barry Callebaut, a premium Belgian-Swiss cocoa processor and chocolate manufacturer.
What are the ingredients in Oobli chocolate?
Unsweetened Chocolate, Chicory Root Fiber, Organic Coconut Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Ground Vanilla Beans, and Oubli Fruit Sweet Protein. The raspberry bars contain freeze dried raspberry granules, and the sea salt bars include sea salt. Please see the nutrition panel on the back of the product for full details.
Is Oobli chocolate vegan?
Yes, Oobli chocolate is 100% vegan and made in an allergen-free and vegan facility!
Is Oobli chocolate keto-friendly?
Each serving of Oobli chocolate has 8-9 grams of fiber and only 5-6 net carbs. Please see the nutrition fact panel on the back of the product for full details.
Is Oobli chocolate safe for those with tree nut or peanut allergies?
Yes, our chocolate does not contain nuts and is made in a nut- and dairy-free facility.
Is Oobli chocolate kosher?
Yes, our chocolate is made in a kosher facility and our ingredients are all kosher!
Should I keep my chocolate bar refrigerated?
No, you do not have to keep Oobli chocolate refrigerated -- but chilled bars taste great too!
Do Oobli chocolate bars contain sugar cane or sugar alcohols?
No, Oobli chocolates do not include sugar cane or sugar alcohols.
Do Oobli chocolate bars contain soy?
No, Oobli chocolates do not include soy lecithin.
Do Oobli chocolate bars contain gluten?
Oobli chocolates are gluten-free!
Shipping & Returns
Where do you ship to?
We currently only ship to Continental U.S. addresses. Sorry, at this time we do not ship to Alaska or Hawaii, or internationally. Please stay tuned for more markets as we grow!
Can my order be delivered to a P.O. Box?
We're sorry, we are unable to ship to P.O. Boxes at this time. Please stay tuned for more markets as we grow!
When will my order ship?
Standard shipping by UPS typically takes 5-8 business day to deliver, depending on location.
We work hard to be quick -- orders usually ship within 48 hours of receipt! December 2022 pre-orders will begin shipping on 12/26/22.
Do you offer expedited shipping?
We don't offer expedited shipping at this time, but we're working on it! Most orders ship in less than 48 hours.
How do I track my order?
You will receive tracking information via email after your order ships. If you have any questions about the status of your order, please contact us at email@example.com and let us help!
Can I cancel or change my order?
Once your order has been processed and your credit card has been charged, we are unable to make any changes. Please make sure to double check your shipping address and cart contents before confirming your purchase!
Can I return a product?
All food items are non-returnable, but if an item arrives damaged or defective, you may request a refund or replacement within 10 days of delivery. We value happy Oobli customers!
How do I reach Customer Service?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org