We have a winner of the Sweet Alexis Cookie Valentine's Day cookie giveaway: Amanda W. (at the Party of 5 blog)--Congratulations! You win a dozen Valentine's Day cookies, courtesy of Sweet Alexis egg-free, nut-free and dairy-free bakery.
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can get your address and shipping info.
Thank you to everyone who entered! For those of you who didn't win, I hope you will check out Sweet Alexis Bakery for some great treats. They have a storefront in California but they ship if you buy online. Visit their website for all the yummy details.
This week is turning into unofficial cookie week on The Nut-Free Mom blog because I have another wonderful nut-free cookie company to tell you about: 504 Foods.
504 Foods was founded by Meredith Cohen, a mom of a peanut and tree nut-allergic child who was tired of her son never being able to have a cookie from the school caf. (504 refers to a "504 Plan," a health plan that is instituted to protect severely allergic students under Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.)
Under the brand "Zack's Cookies," 504 Foods is now working to make delicious, nut allergy-safe chocolate chip and sugar cookies available to schools, universities, summer camps, hospitals and other venues.
504 Cookies are made in a dedicated nut-free commercial bakery using only nut-free ingredients, with periodic testing for allergens. They are preservative-free and free of trans fats. They are currently sold as frozen "pucks" to bake on site and as packaged, pre-baked treats.
And they taste great! We received some samples of these cookies last week and the reason I don't have pictures of them is because my kids polished them off in no time flat as an after school treat!
These are really tasty cookies--anyone will love them, not just people with nut allergies.
I can't even imagine how great it would be if my daughter had more options in the school cafeteria. It takes the pressure off of parents, and helps kids with nut allergies to feel like they have choices instead of always bringing everything from home.
If you want to find out more about 504 Cookies' "Zack's Cookies" brand, and how to get them at your school or institution, visit the web site.
A special thanks to Kelly of Food Allergy Mama for introducing me to her friend Meredith and 504 Foods!