Thursday, March 1, 2012

Nut-Free Candy New: Amanda's Own Confections (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free and Gluten-Free, Too!)

Already stressed about filling your Easter basket with delicious but nut-free Easter candy? Stress no more. My kids and I recently had the opportunity to try the sweet and allergy-friendly treats from Amanda's Own Confections, a wonderful company that produces dairy-free, nut-free, egg-free and gluten-free chocolates and candies. Besides Easter candy, they've got an array of items for birthday parties, St. Patrick's Day, first communion and much more.

I'm always happy to pass on information about companies that are diligent in providing delicious candy that also adheres to nut-free (and other allergy-friendly) standards. It just makes life so much easier when we know that the allergy work has been done for us already. Then we can just sit back and watch our kids enjoy some yummy treats without the worry. Note: Be sure to save some of this delicious dark chocolate for yourself. Studies show that dark chocolate has health benefits for adults. Just sayin'.

What about soy? Here's what Amanda's Own says on their website: "Our chocolate contains soy lecithin, however, the soy protein has been removed." Check with your doctors about soy lecithin if that is a concern for you.

And here is some more information on the company's allergen-free facility: "Our suppliers have certifications from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stating that their facilities are dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, egg-free, gluten-free and sesame-free.There are no other products in our facility, so there is NO chance for any cross contamination from any other food allergens."

My kids loved the cute shapes and delicious deep dark chocolates we were given as samples, but the company also makes jelly beans and other nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free treats.

Best of all, Amanda's Own Confections are available in quite a few stores! Click the link for a store locator, or if it works better for you, you can order online.

FTC Note: Author was given food samples but no other compensation.

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