Back to School - Peanut-Free Snacks

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I just came back, last night, from a week in Ottawa, ON. My son is starting first-year university and I helped him move out. We had a beautiful week, weather was on our side. Now I have two kids that are living in Ottawa and one still at home.

Today is the first day of school for Mathieu. There is no cafeteria in his school so he needs to pack a nutritious lunch. Also when I shop for snacks I have to be conscious of the different allergies. Did you know that one out of every 150 children suffers from a nut or peanut allergy? Some schools in Canada are enforcing strict rules and parents need to know which products are peanut-free to send to school.

Thanks to Loblaws, Canada's largest grocery retailer, they are taking this issue seriously. We can now shop for snacks that are clearly identify with the nut free logo. There is 10 products to choose from. Out of the 10 products, six are freshly-baked. They are available in different varieties and kids and adults will find a variety that they like for their lunches.

Loblaws sent me a box to try their products and do a review for a group I belong to called: BloggerAid Changing the Face of Famine. Members of this group use their blogs as a platform for raising awareness about hunger in communities at home and abroad. Soon a cookbook will be released and profits of the sale will benefit Friends of the World Program. Please check out the website and you can join us, if you had not done it yet.

So far we tried the Banana cakes and a friend of my son really like that treat. My son really likes the Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chips Cookies and I like the Soft and Chewy Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. They had a great buttery taste.

Other snacks that we received are: President's Choice Blue Menu Wheat Bran Bites, no name Low Fat Crispy Rice Squares, President's Choice Cereal Bars and President's Choice Granola Bars.


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  1. nice logo that makes it easy to recognize

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  2. It is great that the labeling is so clear, and that they are marketing some peanut free products.
    Yay for kids moving out! Mine is starting 2nd year and is moving out this month.

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  3. I like the arrangement in the picture. Gives it a nice "clean" feel (peanuts are dirty). We have a surprising number of peanut allergies at my school. My class has had one the last two years. It is a very serious matter with peanut free tables in the lunchroom and everything. I just wonder where this onslaught came from.

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  4. I used to work for an allergist and know the importance of having peanut free products. I am sure it was a thrill to be on the receiving end of products from Loblaws. Isn't the View & Review at BloggerAid-CFF fun.

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  5. what a wonderful cookies. Love how you wrap it beautifully too.

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  6. If I have a chance, I think I would like to try the soft and chewy cranberry oatmeal cookies, it sounds yummy :)

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  7. It doesn't seem like such a long time ago when there were hardly any kids with allergies and we didn't have to go to such lengths to make sure they are safe.

    Kudos to Loblaws and President's Choice for coming up with great options for us. And many thanks to them for participating in the BloggerAid - Changing the Face of Famine projects. It's always exciting to get a package in the mail and to be among the first to try out new tasty treats...and to share them virtually with our foodblogging friends.

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  8. I haven't tried any of those PC products but it's great to know that they're offering so many peanut free snacks! Good luck to your son on his first year. =)

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  9. It's great that there products like that in your area.. I wish we have one like that here too..

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  10. I think it is great that grocery stores are providing much more specific labeling about the food that is sold. In a way, they have taken a page from some farmers markets.

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  11. Me too love the way you wrappe dit up.
    I didn't know so many kids were agergic.
    Cookies looks so yumm.

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  12. Love the glass in the first click..looks classy with the floral design on it :)

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  13. it's astounding just how many people have peanut allergies! it's high time some company took the initiative and created excellent treats for those afflicted. :)

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  14. It is very nice that the packaging is very clear :-)

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  15. So true, there are a lot of concerns about nut allergies these days. BloggerAid sounds like a great cause!

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  16. Everything looks delicious. Two living away...and Mathieu still at home...you sound remarkably sane about that...when that times for me, I am afraid I will be very very lonely without them around. Am going to enjoy these next two years immensely!

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  17. I love how the biscuit is wrapped .. it remains me of the delicate wrapping in Japan ... and they look delicious! But I am sure you also can make nut free biscuits - which will taste even better!

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  18. This is so helpful! My daughter's classroom is nut-free so I have to pack her appropriate snacks. Thanks for great ideas!

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  19. The allergy issue is definitely taken more seriously in school nowadays. When I was in elementary school, there were no precautions or rules. It's good to see that companies are producing more peanut-free snacks.

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  20. These sound excellent, even more so for people who would want to avoid peanuts.
    Wish they were available here too. :(

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  21. This is great. A friend of mine has a son with a lot of allergies -- these products would be great for him.

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  22. Having three girls in school (last one in grade 8) we've had to be very careful when we pack their lunches. Not only lunches, but also when their friends come over for sleepovers, parties or to just hang out. The first question out of our mouths whenever kids come over is "do you have any allergies that we should be aware of"

    P.S. I really don't recall all these allergies when I was a kid many moons ago!

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