Frequently Asked Questions
Why the unicorn logo?
The unicorn is actually a “unicone” and it represents our fun, don’t-take-yourself-too-seriously attitude – we like to say the one thing we do take seriously is our ingredients. The unicone also symbolizes the special nature of this type of treat, when you see the unicone you better grab it before it disappears! Where did the name Sorbabes come from? We like to say, we’re ladies making sorbet so what better name than Sorbabes!? However, the founders were coined “the Sorbabes” as they made sorbet during the red-eye shift at a Brooklyn creamery in their early years (2012) and the name just stuck.
Commonly Asked Questions
What are Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum and Tapioca Maltodextrin ? Why do you use them in Sorbabes products? Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum and Tapioca Maltodextrin are ingredients that interact with the water in the sorbet mix to control ice crystal formulation during freezing. This allows our products to have a rich, creamy texture. Without them the product would freeze solid comparable to an ice cube. While these are not ingredients one would typically have in his or her kitchen cupboard, they are commonly used in ice cream, sorbet, and frozen desserts.
What are the nut flavors made of that makes them them creamy like ice cream?
Our nut flavors start from creamy nut butters, rather than a nut milk. This lends to the product a rich and creamy texture similar ice cream.
Why do we use plastic packaging?
We know that our consumers like to see what they are purchasing, therefore we choose to use plastic packaging that allows the product to be visible at shelf.
Is Sorbabes gluten-free?
The ingredients used in Sorbabes products have been verified gluten-free. In addition, the facility that manufactures our products follows strict standards and rigorous sanitation procedures that allow us to label as gluten-free.
How does Sorbabes label for allergens?
It is important to us that consumers have a clear understanding of the ingredients in the products they purchase, in order to know that it meets their dietary needs. Our on-package label identifies ingredients used in the product and we encourage our consumers to read the label as they make their purchasing decisions. We follow all government regulations related to allergen labeling. There are peanuts and tree nuts used in the facility where Sorbabes products are made, and the facility does not have production lines that are dedicated solely to allergen or non-allergen containing products. However, the manufacturing facility is Safe Quality Foods (SQF) certified and has strict programs in place to sanitize product lines following each product run and prevent cross contamination. We understand the importance of allergen control, and strive to ensure that we provide our consumers with a safe food product.
How is Sorbabes sweetened?
Sorbabes uses non-GMO cane sugar to add sweetness to provide for the best flavor experience.
Are your products Vegan?
We work with all of Sorbabes suppliers to confirm that all ingredients are Vegan (not made with the aid of any animal products).
Is your product made with GMO free ingredients?
We know that some of our customers are avoiding genetically engineered foods. We work with our suppliers to purchase ingredients that have not been produced with modern genetic engineering.
How is sorbet different from ice cream, and what makes it lower in fat?
The key difference between sorbet and ice cream is that sorbets do not contain dairy. Ice cream begins with a dairy (cream) base, while Sorbabes begins with water and mixes in fruit or nut butters for its base. In Sorbabes nut flavored sorbet products, the fat comes from nuts, as opposed to dairy in ice cream.
Is Sorbabes Healthy?
Sorbabes delivers a clean desserting experience with bold flavor and a balance of sweetness. Sorbabes is a dessert, not a health food. When looking for an alternative to ice cream, gelato or frozen yogurt, sorbet sometimes is a better option, depending on one’s dietary needs.
What makes Sorbabes unique?
Dairy-free frozen desserts use a dairy alternative such as coconut milk, soy milk or almond milk as their “base”. Sorbabes uses only water and whole food ingredients, such as fruit or nut butters, to keep the flavors pure and as true to nature as possible. This yields a rich and creamy consistency. Sorbabes takes it a step further and mixes in gourmet toppings such as dark chocolate chunks or salted caramel swirl.
How is sorbet different from sherbet?
Sorbet is defined as a water-based frozen dessert, traditionally made with fruit or juice. Sherbet is often confused with sorbet however sherbet is made with milk.