‚ÄčOne of our Core Values is that we are evangelists for all things natural and humanitarian. Therefore, these are food items and ingredients that are banned for sale in Grubb's Grocery.

  • acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)
  • acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
  • ammonium chloride
  • artificial colors and artificial flavors
  • aspartame
  • azodicarbonamide
  • benzoates in food
  • benzoyl peroxide
  • BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
  • BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
  • bleached or bromated flour
  • brominated vegetable oil / BVO
  • calcium bromate, calcium disodium, calcium peroxide, calcium saccharin, calcium sorbate, calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate,
    caprocaprylobehenin
  • carmine
  • cyclamates
  • cysteine (l-cysteine), as an additive for bread products
  • DATEM (diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
    dimethylpolysiloxane
  • dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate / DSS
  • disodium calcium EDTA, disodium dihydrogen EDTA, disodium guanylate, disodium inosinate
  • ethyl vanillin
  • ethylene oxide
  • ethoxyquin
  • FD&C colors
  • foie gras
  • GMP (disodium guanylate)
  • hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • hydrogenated fats
  • IMP (disodium inosinate)
  • irradiated foods
  • lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
  • methyl silicon
  • methylparaben
  • microparticularized whey protein derived fat substitute
  • monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • natamycin
  • nitrates/nitrites
  • partially hydrogenated oils
  • polydextrose
  • potassium benzoate, potassium bromate, potassium sorbate
  • propionates
  • propyl gallate
  • propylparaben
  • saccharin
  • sodium aluminum sulfate, sodium benzoate, sodium diacetate, sodium glutamate, sodium nitrate/nitrite, sodium propionate, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
    solvent extracted oils, as standalone single-ingredient oils (except grapeseed oil).
  • sorbic acid
  • sucralose
  • sucroglycerides
  • sucrose polyester
  • sulfites (except in wines, meads and ciders)
  • TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
  • tetrasodium EDTA
  • vanillin