All sorts of chocolate products may be certified organic. From chocolate bars to chocolate powder to baking chocolate, a large array of certified organic chocolate products are on the market.
- Successful certified organic chocolate company: Theo Chocolate.
12. Herbs & Spices
Herbs and spices are both available in certified organic form. Organic herbs and spices may be sold whole, in ground bulk or ground packaged form, fresh in the produce section, sold as garden plant starts or used in prepared organic food items.
- Successful certified organic herb & spice company: Mountain Rose Herbs.
13. Edible Flowers
Certified organic edible flowers are a newer to market organic product, although people have been using edible flowers for years. In fact, for growers already growing crops, edible flowers can be a great product diversification strategy.
- Successful certified organic edible flower seller: The Rusted Gate.
15. Wild Crops
Wild crops do fall under NOP guidelines and are eligible for organic certification. Wild crops may include berries, herbs, edible flowers, nuts and various other found plants and plant parts.
- Successful certified organic wild crop company: Wild Crops.
16. Beer & Other Alcohol
Wine, beer, champagin, vodka, gin and other alcoholic beverages qualify for organic certification. To meet organic certification standards grapes, barley, hops, apples, pears and any other ingredients used to make the beverage must meet NOP standards for organic certification.
- Successful certified organic beer company: Eel River Brewing Company.
17. Baking & Cooking Goods
From olive oil to cornmeal to sugar there are tons of certified organic baking goodies and cooking essentials available in organic form. Baking and essential cooking food items that are allowed to be certified organic, may include...
- Flour and other baking grains.
- Oils and vinegar.
- Tapioca and gelatin.
- Baking mixes, such as pancake and waffle mix.
- Food coloring.
- Natural food flavorings such as organic vanilla or orange.
Note that some baking goods cross over to the organic grains category.
- Successful certified organic baking products company: Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods.
Sweeteners such as honey, all types of sugars and maple syrup are allowed to be certified organic. Other sweeteners include agave, barley malt syrup, molasses and more.
- Successful certified organic maple syrup company: Jacobson's Farm Syrup Company.