Hu Kitchen

No Weird Ingredients. Ever.

Before industry, food was minimally processed and nourishing. Demand ingredients with that same pre-industrial standard. Humans evolved to eat whole foods that exist in nature, not ingredients made in labs. If you don’t recognize an ingredient, there’s a good chance your body won’t either.

Hu (as in HUman) Chocolate is a cult-favorite vegan chocolate line free from dairy, palm oil, emulsifiers, soy lecithin, gluten, refined sugar, cane sugar and sugar alcohols. Like all Hu products, Hu Chocolate is proudly Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, and Kosher.

 

 

Certified Products:

Simple Dark Chocolate

The one that started it all. Our Simple Dark Chocolate bar is made from organic house-ground cacao and has a rich cocoa flavor punctuated by subtle caramel notes. Just trust us, it’s a solid choice.

Hazelnut Butter Dark Chocolate

Our most indulgent chocolate bar. Enjoy rich hazelnut butter spread inside dark chocolate. It’s our version of everyone’s favorite hazelnut chocolate spread, and it’s DELICIOUS.

Salty Dark Chocolate

A savory twist takes our Simple chocolate to the next level. Hand-sprinkled fleur de sel (premium French sea salt). Visible salt crystals hit your taste buds first. Followed by deep, dark chocolate flavor. An intense, delicious combination. Our sea salt contains no anti-caking agents, no additives, and no conditioners.

Crunchy Mint Dark Chocolate

Our most refreshing bar. Made with peppermint oil for a subtle mint flavor. Satisfying crunch provided by specially-sourced organic fair-trade cacao nibs throughout.

Cashew Butter & Pure Vanilla Bean Dark Chocolate

Our in-house Hu favorite. Custom dry-roasted cashews make for a unique, creamy cashew butter housed in Hu’s rich dark chocolate. Real vanilla beans (not vanilla extract) add a luscious layer of flavor.

Cashew Butter & Orange Vanilla Bean Dark Chocolate

Creamy cashew butter blended with real vanilla beans and 100% pure orange essential oil. An irresistible combination as is, but we decided to cover it in 70% dark chocolate (just to be safe). Reminiscent of a playful orange creamsicle, minus the refined sugars.

Cashew Butter & Raspberry Dark Chocolate

Our version of a PB&J. But this classic childhood flavor is elevated with 70% dark chocolate, creamy cashew butter and subtle tart notes of real organic raspberries.

Hu Hunks

You can now enjoy the wonderful taste and feeling of Hu Chocolate in its perfect snacking form: Hunks! This bag of delicious chocolate-covered Hunks comes with a convenient zipper seal closures to ensure freshness. Our 6oz bag is the perfect size to throw into your purse, bag, or briefcase for a tasty chocolate treat on the go. Great for sharing, better for not sharing.

Availabe in Cashew Butter & Vanilla Bean Hunks, Sour Goldenberry Hunks, and Almond & Sea Salt Hunks flavors!

Hu Grain-Free Crackers

Crisply baked and made with a unique blend of almond, whole cassava, and coconut flour.

Available in Everything, Pizza, and Sea Salt flavors.

Snacking & Baking Dark Chocolate Gems

Hu Gems are the newest addition to our cult-favorite vegan chocolate line free from dairy, palm oil, emulsifiers, soy lecithin, gluten, refined sugar, cane sugar, and sugar alcohols. Like all Hu products, Hu Gems are proudly Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, and Kosher.

 

"We couldn't find a chocolate that met our standards. So we made our own."

- Jordan, Jessica, & Jason, Co-Founders

 

Behind the Brand

When we first realized we needed to “Get Back to Human,” we were in the same place a lot of people are today. We tried to live a “healthy” lifestyle — avoided junk food, exercised, read some labels — but we knew we could feel and perform better. Inspired by Jordan’s extensive health and wellness readings and self-experiments and Jason’s successful battles with auto-immune disease, co-founders Jordan Brown, Jason Karp, and Jessica Karp wanted change. Jordan hung up his corporate suit and immersed himself in all things nutrition and food. The trio experimented and researched the gut-brain connection, the causes of systemic inflammation, and the impact of certain foods and additives on our health, immunity, and performance. When all was said and done, the answer was pretty clear: replacing weird, industrial ingredients with simple, healthier ones was the key to thriving, not just surviving. Motivated by their health and wellness learnings, they set out to create a food brand that brought to life their newfound passion and human-centric philosophy.

What We Believe In

We started with asking questions about our food, which lead us down a crazy rabbit hole of health and wellness discovery. We decided to cut through the clutter and focus on 6 simple things to get back to human:

Our Missions

The words "healthy" and "natural" used to mean something before the food industry hijacked them.

We are taking them back.

Simple Dark Chocolate - Hu Kitchen - Certified Paleo by the Paleo FoundationIngredients: Organic fair-trade cacao, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter
Hazelnut Butter Dark Chocolate - Hu Kitchen - Certified Paleo by the Paleo FoundationIngredients: Organic fair-trade cacao, hazelnut, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter
Salty Dark Chocolate - Hu Kitchen - Certified Paleo by the Paleo FoundationIngredients: Organic fair-trade cacao, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter, sea salt 
Crunchy Mint Dark Chocolate - Hu Kitchen - Certified Paleo by the Paleo FoundationIngredients: Organic fair-trade cacao, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter, organic fair-trade cacao nibs, alcohol-free peppermint oil
Cashew Butter & Pure Vanilla Bean Dark Chocolate - Hu Kitchen - Certified Paleo by the Paleo FoundationIngredients: Organic fair-trade cacao, cashew, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter, vanilla bean, sea salt
Cashew Butter & Orange Vanilla Bean Dark Chocolate - Hu Kitchen - Certified Paleo by the Paleo FoundationIngredients: Organic fair-trade cacao, cashew, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter, vanilla bean, 100% pure orange essential oil. Contains less than 2% of hazelnut and almond
Cashew Butter & Raspberry Dark Chocolate - Hu Kitchen - Certified Paleo by the Paleo FoundationIngredients: Organic fair-trade cacao, cashew, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter, organic raspberry, vanilla bean. Contains less than 2% of hazelnut and almond
Snacking & Baking Dark Chocolate Gems - Hu Kitchen - Certified Paleo by the Paleo FoundationIngredients: Organic cacao, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter
Almond & Sea Salt Hunks - Hu Kitchen - Certified Paleo by the Paleo FoundationIngredients: Organic almond, organic cacao,  unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter, sea salt
Cashew Butter & Vanilla Bean Hunks - Hu Kitchen - Certified Paleo by the Paleo FoundationIngredients: Organic cashew, organic cacao, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade coconut butter, sea salt, organic vanilla bean 
Sour Goldenberry Hunks - Hu Kitchen - Certified Paleo by the Paleo FoundationIngredients: Organic goldenberries, organic cacao, unrefined organic coconut sugar, organic fair-trade cocoa butter 
Grain Free Crackers - Pizza - Hu Kitchen - Certified Paleo by the Paleo FoundationIngredients: Grain-free flour blend (almond, cassava, organic coconut), Organic tomato, black chia seed, flaxseed, Organic coconut aminos (fermented organic coconut nectar, Himalayan salt), nutritional yeast, sea salt, Organic apple cider vinegar, Organic oregano, Shallot, Organic garlic, Organic marjoram, Organic rosemary extract (organic rosemary, organic coconut oil)
Grain Free Crackers - Everything - Hu Kitchen - Certified Paleo by the Paleo FoundationIngredients:Grain-free flour blend (almond, cassava, organic coconut), Organic sesame seed, black chia seed, Organic onoin, flaxseed, sea salt, organic coconut aminos (organic coconut sap, sea salt), Organic poppy seed, Organic garlic, Organic apple cider vinegar, shallot.
Grain Free Crackers - Sea Salt - Hu Kitchen - Certified Paleo by the Paleo FoundationIngredients: Grain-free flour blend (almond, cassava, organic coconut), black chia seed, flaxseed, organic coconut aminos (organic coconut sap, sea salt), sea salt, organic apple cider vinegar, shallot. 

Contact Us

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Restaurant

212-510-8919

Customer Service

1-888-389-2224

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Sat-Sun closed

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support@hukitchen.com

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How can I find out more information about a product?

Answer: You can look to individual product sales pages to find information on a specific product, including nutrition facts, allergy statements, and ingredients lists. If you can’t find the information that you are looking for, reach out to us at support@hukitchen.com. We’ll give you all the inside info.

Can I find Hu chocolate in stores?

Answer: Of course! Find Hu in stores near you by heading to our store locator page and entering your zip code: https://hukitchen.com/pages/store-locations

Are your products fair-trade?

Answer: Hu Chocolate uses USDA-Certified Organic cocoa butter and USDA-Certified Organic cacao. With regard to Fair Trade, Hu Chocolate uses certified Fair Trade cocoa butter and has historically used certified Fair Trade cacao. Beginning in March of 2019, Hu switched its organic cacao source to a new and emerging fair trade region – this co-op is “transitional Fair Trade” and will be certified Fair Trade in 2020. Hu is excited and proud to support emerging Fair Trade regions!

Are all of your products vegan?

Answer: All of our chocolate products (including Hu chocolate bars and Hunks) are vegan.

Are all of your products gluten free?

Answer: All of our chocolate products (including Hu chocolate bars and Hunks) are certified Gluten Free.

What makes your chocolate “clean”?

Answer: Hu chocolate is clean because it has NO Dairy, NO GMOs, NO Emulsifiers, NO Soy Lecithin, NO Gluten, NO Refined Sugar, NO Cane Sugar, and NO Sugar Alcohol.

Are all of your products organic?

Answer: Yes! All of our chocolate products (including Hu chocolate bars and Hunks) use organic house ground cacao. Coffee for Humans and Decaf Coffee for Humans use organic shade-grown 100% Arabica beans and is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

How should I store your chocolate?

Answer: To keep your chocolate as fresh as possible, keep it in a cool, dry place. Keeping your chocolate in the fridge or freezer is OK (let’s be real – frozen chocolate is tasty AF) if you are only storing it for a day or two, but try to keep it in a drawer or compartment that blocks out excess moisture to avoid blooming (crystallization and streaking).

Are all of your products paleo?

Answer: All of our chocolate bars are considered paleo except for Almond Butter + Puffed Quinoa and Vanilla Quinoa Qrispy, which are considered primal. All Hunks flavors are paleo.

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About Us : 

Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of improving the tolerability of the paleo diet, and to help adherents easily identify products that met its basic tenets.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and lab -tested Grain-Free Gluten-Free certification programs.

 


Disclosures:

100% of  Paleo Foundation revenue is generated through certifications.  We do not accept donations, corporate sponsorships, or financially benefit from the sales of any certified products, product giveaways, or partnerships with industry contacts or retailers for the purpose of maintaining the integrity of an impartial certification standard. 


Certified Paleo logo Certified Paleo:

Each certification program has a different set of standards.  Certified Paleo is the Paleo Foundation’s first, most popular, and highest level of certification for Paleo-compliant products.  Certified Paleo Products are products that contain Paleo ingredients, but may have some 21st-century processing or packaging methods allowing for shelf stability.

 


Grain Free Gluten Free Certified LogoGrain-Free Gluten-Free: 

Grain Free Gluten Free Certified products are gluten-free and do not contain any grains of gliadin competitive residues.  All Grain-Free Gluten-Free products have undergone two rounds of audits, including lab tests, and a final review to become approved for the Grain-free Gluten-free Certified Program. 

 


 

Keto Certified LogoKeto Certified: 

The ketogenic diet is a restrictive, demanding diet that can be difficult to maintain, and tolerability of the ketogenic diet is the single most important factor limiting individual acceptance for initiation.  Therefore, improving the tolerability of the ketogenic diet is crucial to preventing diet discontinuation, warranting further investigation into methods for improving palatability, improving the availability and convenience of foods that are compliant with the ketogenic diet, as well as addressing cultural and social acceptance.

The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.