At SPUD, we care about what you eat and know that healthy, real food is important to you. Because it’s important to us too! That’s why we’ve done our research, and compiled a list of totally unnecessary food additives that we find unacceptable.


Since we started in 1997, we’ve been committed to providing simple access to real, healthy, local food.

Here’s our checklist:

  • Practice or actively support organic and sustainable growing methods that respect crop diversity and soil health, avoiding the use of pesticides.

  • Display a deep commitment to the local community.

  • Are transparent about product ingredients and sources, prioritizing local when possible and avoiding the use of artificial components like high fructose corn syrup.

  • Remain GMO-free.

  • Provide safe, fair working conditions for food producers.

  • Respect ecological habitats and animal welfare by fishing responsibly to prevent resource depletion and providing ample grazing space for livestock. Animals must be raised without the use of growth hormones or antibiotics.


Our banned ingredient list helps determine what products make it to our shelves. These include artificial colors and flavors, preservatives, hydrogenated fats and many others.

To see a complete list of banned ingredients, follow the link below!


If you still need help or have any other questions please contact us below, or chat with us live using the chat bubble on the bottom right of this page!

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