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Hello and welcome to Chukar!
We've done our best to anticipate your questions but feel free to drop us a line if we've missed anything.
Questions on this page are organized in the following sections:
For shipping questions, please visit our shipping page.
What is the shelf life of Chukar® brand products?
When stored in a cool, dry place…
12 months for chocolate confections, energy mixes, and granola
18 months for dried fruits and unopened pantry items
6 months for Chocolate Cherry Caramels
Coffee cake is best if used or frozen within 7 days of delivery.
Biscotti should be stored in an airtight container and enjoyed within 3 weeks of opening.
How should I store my Chukar® Chocolates and Dried Fruits?
Store unopened bags in a cool, dry place. Once opened, store all energy mixes, dried fruit and chocolate-covered confections in an airtight, zip tight bag. Refrigerate jar products once opened.
Do you have No Sugar Added products?
Yes. View Chukar's no sugar added product line.
Are your products Organic?
Where can I find nutritional information about each product?
When viewing each product, the nutritional information is available in the "Nutrition" tab beneath the product's description.
How does Chukar Cherries select ingredients? What is the standard you use?
Through careful research and select suppliers, we proudly use only the most natural and delicious ingredients to fuel the body and life's adventures!
Are Chukar Cherries products Kosher?
Nearly all Chukar® brand products are certified kosher by KOF-K. Products not certified kosher are Cherry Raspberry Coffee Cake, Cherry Almond Biscotti, Almond Cherry Granola, Pacific Northwest Energy Mix, Owl Orchard™ Pickled Asparagus, and Portlock® Smoked Salmon.
Why do you use certain ingredients?
We select ingredients for flavor, texture, and well-being. What is well-being? How you feel after you eat it and how it fuels our bodies and soothes our spirits. Utilizing only pure ingredients without additives is basic and a good foundation.
Some of the premium ingredients we use include:
- Naturally Dried Cherries and Berries: Nature’s low fat, high-energy, vibrantly flavored fruits are high in antioxidants, minerals, and fiber. We dehydrate three different cherries: Bing, Rainier, and Montmorency Tart, with nothing added whatsoever!
- Dark Chocolate: A quick energy boost and high in antioxidants. A treat every once in awhile is good—and good for us!
- Almonds: A great source of Vitamin E and powerful antioxidants.
- Cashews: Packed with smart fats, fiber, and minerals.
- Pecans: Packed with 19 vitamins and minerals for a heart healthy snack.
- Pistachios: Cholesterol free and high in copper, magnesium, and B vitamins.
- Northwest Hazelnuts: Rich in thiamine enhancing energy and vitamin E.
What types of payments are accepted on www.chukar.com?
Chukar® Gift Cards (learn more)
How do I know my online order was successfully placed?
Shortly after your order is submitted, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
My online order doesn't show my discount. Was it applied?
Discounts will be applied when your order is processed in-house.
Can I place my order now to ship at a later date?
Yes, we can place orders on hold. Your credit card will not be charged until your order is shipped. This option is available once you've entered the checkout process for your order.
I forgot my online password, how do I place an order?
You can reset your password at any time and then place your order.
Can I send a personalized message with my gifts?
Of course! This option will be available during checkout.
I see a discrepancy in my order what can I do?
Save your packing slip and call Customer Service at (800) 624-9544.
I am not satisfied with my order what can I do?
Keep product and packaging and call Customer Service at (800) 624-9544 for directions.
Do you have a quantity discount program?
Yes. Please see our Business Gifts page for more information.
What is a Chukar? Why the name Chukar Cherries?
Originally from Asia, the Chukar Partridge favors the arid climate of the inland Northwest. An aerial speedster, this game bird's notable red beak and legs make it the perfect symbol for Chukar Cherries. Pronunciation: ('chə-kər).
What are the health benefits of Cherries?
Cherries are one of today's 'super fruits' because they contain many vitamins and minerals which may have many health benefits when combined with wholesome living habits. Cherries contain Vitamin C, Vitamin A, bioflavonoids, ellagic acid, perillyl, anthocyanins, and melatonin.
Scientists have learned that antioxidants increase our resistance to disease and boost immunity and are essential to good health, especially with respect to aging and age related disorders.
The higher the ORAC value of food, the more antioxidant power it contains. So what is ORAC? ORAC stands for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity of food. ORAC provides us with a method of measuring the overall antioxidant power of foods and supplements. The word "food" is significant, as scientists have found that antioxidants are most effective when received from a whole food; hence the recommended serving is 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day.
Studies show that the average person gets only about 1200 ORAC units per day from 3 servings of fruits and vegetables. To provide a significant impact on health, current minimum recommendations are 3,000 to 5,000 ORAC units per day.
Cherries are full of antioxidants which have been shown to help fight diseases like cancer and heart disease.
Cherries may reduce cancer risk by inhibiting tumor development and growth of human colon cancer cells. Cherries produce a phyto-nutrient called perillyl alcohol which many studies indicate may help rid the body of carcinogens that cause cells to divide rapidly, help revert tumor cells back to normal, and help reduce blood supply to cancer cells starving them of oxygen and nutrition to grow.
Cherries aid in diabetes prevention by lowering cholesterol levels, increasing blood antioxidant capacity, reducing body fats, lowering insulin and fasting glucose levels, reducing ‘fatty liver’, and lowering levels of oxidative damage.
Cherries are the only anti-inflammatory food known to reduce uric acid within the body; a known cause of gout and arthritic pain.
Cherries contain melatonin which is acknowledged to fight jet lag by regulating the body's biorhythm and natural sleep patterns.
Cherries offer 'heart-health' benefits by providing the body with anthocyanins which lower blood lipids, thus reducing heart disease risks and metabolic syndrome traits associated with heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
What foundations does Chukar partner with and why?
Chukar Cherries supports family farms, rural communities, and sustainable agriculture by buying our fruit from local growers and providing good jobs in rural Washington.
Each year, Chukar also responds to numerous requests by donating products and funds. Because we want our local community to thrive, we give annually to the Historic Downtown Prosser Association.
The Chukar Team makes a conscious effort to integrate sustainable practices everywhere possible. We are hopeful that new available technologies will lead to continued improvements. Currently, we practice the following:
Reduce, Recycle, Reuse:
- Chukar® retail carry-out bags are produced with 98% recycled content.
- Minimal carton packaging is utilized wherever and whenever possible.
- Offices are virtually paperless and we shred and recycle leftover paper.
- Chukar Catalogs are produced utilizing partially recycled paper content.
Utilize everything; from left-over chocolate, to the juice from processing cherries.
Respect and Value the Chukar Team as critical to the health and welfare of our customers and the business.
Generously give to Mother Earth with a focus on our local community, regional farmers markets, environmental health, and women's health issues.
Where are local Cherry Festivals held?
- Macon Int'l Cherry Blossom Festival (Macon, GA)
- Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival (Conyers, GA)
- National Cherry Blossom Festival (Washington, DC)
- Taste Washington (Seattle, WA)
- Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival (Seattle, WA)
- Cherry Blossom Festival (Monterey Park, CA)
- The Dalles Cherry Festival (The Dalles, OR)
- Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) (Brooklyn, NY)
- Cherry Fest at Yellow Bay (Yellow Bay, MT)
- Emmett Cherry Festival (Emmett, ID)
- International Pit Spitting Championship (Michigan)
- National Cherry Festival (Traverse City, MI)
- Polson Cherry Festival (Polson, MT)
Is Chukar Cherries Hiring?
We are always looking for great people to join our team. See our Careers page for current openings.