FAQ

What are the benefits of eating a plant-based diet?
According to the Mayo Clinic, people who eat only plant-based foods — aka vegetarians — generally eat fewer calories and less fat, weigh less, and have a lower risk of heart disease than non-vegetarians do. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/meatless-meals/art-20048193

What is in your Herbal Corn?
Because of the simplicity and popularity of our product,  we do not disclose all of the ingredients we use to season the popcorn.  But let me assure you, there is nothing in it that the average person would not find in their own kitchen cupboard.  Little Lad’s uses no chemical ingredients, no artificial flavor enhancers like MSG, no 25-letter ingredients that originate in a laboratory, no harmful spices, or inedible preservatives.  We love to eat the food we make, therefore we want to use only the best ingredients – for us and our families, as well as for yours.

Do you use peanuts?
No.  We are a peanut-free facility for those of you who have a sensitivity or allergy to peanuts.

Do you use tree-nuts?
Yes, we use a variety of nuts in our products.  But, if the product you are buying does not list any nuts on the ingredients, that product has none in it.  We clean our equipment carefully, and process and package all of our products in ways that ensure that there will not be any cross-contamination.  We want you to feel confident that what you are eating is just exactly what you expect it to be.

Are you environmentally conscious?
Yes, we reuse or recycle everything we can.  The boxes we get ingredients in, are reused to pack and ship orders out.  The cases we buy for packing popcorn in, get used many times over.  We cook with dry beans to reduce the number of tin cans thrown away.  Many plastic bags that come in food cartons get reused as trash can liners.  Plus, we use absolutely no animal products and by-products so that makes an impact on the greenhouse gases caused by farm animals.  (Google: cows and global warming)  And the list goes on…

Do you use any local produce?
Yes, we have several local farmers and producers that we buy from.  Potatoes, carrots, squash, kale, maple syrup and many other ingredients we source locally.  And our organic grains and flours are milled here in Maine out of Maine-grown wheat as often as possible.

Is your popcorn GMO-free?  
Yes, all of our popcorn is GMO-free.

What kind of oil do you use?
Most of what we use is non-GMO expeller pressed Soybean oil, but in some products we use extra virgin Olive Oil or coconut oil.  (Google: Settling the Soy Controversy by Neal Barnard)

Do you make any wheat-free products?  
Yes, our Sesame Honey Cookies, Fruit & Nut Bread and Carrot Cake Bread.  Breads are available at select stores in Maine.

Do you make any soy free products?  
Yes, all of our crackers are free of soy with the exception of the Cheez-isn’ts.