Saturday, July 19, 2008
I am editing this post to add that apparently this long lost list is not lost or forgotten (but still long). It was compiled by Jana and was originally posted here
Since it was so good I must have saved it onto my computer a while ago, and my poor little mind stored it in the not nearly used enough memory banks. So, I just wanted to say thank you to Jana for this list, and I am sorry I did not realize it was yours and give you credit for it. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me. snif snif snif
A & J Bakery Bakery
Nut Free. Egg & Dairy Free Cakes
AllerEnergy - Allergen-Free Nutrition Ba
Sports energy/nutrition bar available free of several major food allergens
Alti Plano Gold
Wheat and Gluten free hot cereal
Amanda’s Own Confections
Dairy-free, nut-free, peanut-free, egg-free and gluten-free chocolate
Packaged food suitable for many special diets
Nut free, peanut free, tree nut free, dairy free and egg free
Aunt Candice Foods
Products are free of gluten, casein, soy, corn, peanut and yeast and do not use any preservatives, artificial flavorings or hydrogenated fats.
Gluten Free Babycakes
No sugar, no eggs, no gluten, no wheat, no dairy, no nuts
Bur Oaks Farm
Soynut and popcorn products – no peanuts come in to contact with their products.
Restaurant and catering - gluten free and vegan (milk and egg free) selections
Several Canadian chocolate bars are made in a nut free facility. Shipping available to U.S.
Candy Creations Co.
Peanut and Nut free.
‘Cause you’re special
Gourmet mixes from a gluten-free, casein-free, wheat-free, tree nut and peanut-free facility
Dairy-Free ~ Lactose Free ~ Casein Free ~ Gluten Free ~
Vegan Chocolate Emporium
Non dairy and gluten free specialties. Contact them about other dietary limitations
Dairy Free Dessert
College Farm Organic
Organic Candy. NO Gluten, NO Nuts, NO Soy, and NO Eggs
Cookies for Me?
Gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free. Dairy-free coming soon.
Gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free baking mixes.
Made in Oregon – available locally
Crispy Cat Bar
Gluten-free; egg-free; dairy-free; organic;
Kosher Da Vinci Bakery & Café
Gluten Free Bakery in Seattle. Some selections dairy, egg and soy free. Now peanut free.
Nut Free chocolate
Cookies, popcorn made without peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and milk.
St. Claire’s Organic Sweets®, Tarts™, and Aromatherapy Pastilles® are gluten-free, casein-free, wheat-free, fish & shellfish-free, nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and soy-free. Contains nothing artificial.
Edward and Sons
Many items are suitable for a wide range of special diets
Enjoy Life Foods
No gluten, wheat, dairy, casein, egg, soy, corn, nuts, potato, gmo's, hydrogenated oils, artificial anything, or worries - made in a gluten-free & peanut-free bakery.
One of the country's foremost producers of foods for diet-restricted individuals - wide range of ready-made foods and mixes
Cookies and coffee cake, baked in dedicated facility with no peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, wheat, or dairy - whole grain, certified organic, and contain no cholesterol or trans fat. Cookbook available
Galaxy Nutritional Foods
Vegan cheese, soy free, milk and egg free selections
Wheat, Gluten and Lactose free products ready-made foods and mixes
Gimbals Fine Candies
Nut free, trans fat free, gelatin free, egg free, gluten free, dairy free
Dairy and Egg-free mixes. No peanuts used but read their FAQ about contamination risks.
Arrowroot Cookies. Organic. Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free
I. M. Healthy
Soynut Butter, Roasted Sweet Corn, Corn Flake Crumbs Peanut, nut, gluten, dairy free. Kosher.
"Rice Dream" and "Soy Dream" dairy alternative products
Cookie selection choices wheat-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, egg-free, soy-free, dairy-free
Nut free candy
Character merchandising candy from a nut-free facility – in the U.K.
Kitchen Basics Stocks
Soup stocks do NOT contain: MSG, HVP, Disodium inosinate or guanylate, Yeast extract, Yeast, Soy, Milk, whey, casein or caseinates, Wheat, oats, rye, barley
Wheat free, dairy free cookies
Maine Gold 100% Maple Sugar Candies
https://www.mainegold.com/index.cfm?section=shop_online&product_category=special ty_foods&product_ID=91 “free of additives and preservatives and contain no gluten, wheat or dairy. All of our cooking pans are used only for the making of candy, so there is no chance of other ingredients mixing in.”
Muffin and Pancake mixes free of dairy, egg, peanuts & tree nuts - manufactured in a dedicated peanut/tree nut free facility.
Holiday chocolates in US peanut free facility
Gluten Free cookies
Miller’s Hot Dogs
Hot dogs and sausages are made with no allergens and no gluten
Variety of food products for those with food allergies and intolerances, particularly those with multiple food issues.
My Own Meal
Kosher ready to eat meals that require no refrigeration. Special Diets page indicates allergen safe choices
French company that sells shelf-stable allergen free meals. Delivers to all Europe. (Click on the British flag to read in English.)
Gourmet Pies and other products for those with dietary needs or food allergies
New Moon Kitchen
Baked goods: organic spelt flour, dairy & egg free, nut & peanut free. Kosher.
Tomato free sauces. No soy, dairy, wheat, gluten, nuts
No Nuttin' Foods Inc.
Granola Bars free of many allergens - In Canada
No Worries Bread Mix
Gluten Free, Dairy Free Bread Mix
Peanut free chocolate
Nu World Foods
Organic Amaranth Food Products for gluten-free, allergenic and health conscious folks.
Nutrilicious Natural Bakery
All products are Egg & Dairy free, Lactose free, Vegan, Kosher, Cholesterol-free and MSG-free. Sugar Free, Fat Free & Wheat Free products available
Chocolate and candy
Omega Smart Nutritional Bar
No Artificial Flavorings, Dairy or Whey, Hydrogenated Oils, Sugar, Wheat, Synthetic Vitamins, Eggs, Predigested Hydrolyzed or Soy Protein Isolates or Caseinates that contain MSG, & No GMOs
Wheat free and gluten free (note their allergy information)
Peabutter in U.S. http://www.jsfoods.us/
Peabutter in Canada http://www.peabutter.ca/
Golden Peabutter - alternative to peanut butter.
Completely nut free and gluten Free
Nut-free, peanut-free products
Gluten and Nut free company. Check out their allergy awareness newsletter.
Pure Fun Candies
No dairy, No gluten, No dyes
Gluten-free, nut-free, lactose-free/Parve, Vegan search options
Rise and Shine Desserts
Bakery for special diets
Road's End Organics
Vegan (milk and egg free) products including Macaroni and "chreese"
Peanut/nut free chocolate
Simple Food Inc.
Crunch dried snacks 100% free of any peanut products, nuts, grains or preservatives.
Biscotti that’s wheat-free, gluten-free, peanut-free (not free of tree nuts)
Chocolate, Candy, Cookies, Gourmet Mixes Without Soy
http://www.spanglercandy.com/ Check out their allergen statements http://www.spanglercandy.com/spangler/newspr/techfaqs.php regarding peanut free, egg free, milk free, and gluten free candy
Sweetie Cakes Co.
Allergy info: NO eggs, dairy, soy, msg, nuts, corn, peanuts, artificial ingredients, citrus. Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Mix: has NO wheat or gluten. Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake: uses Agave Syrup
Sunflower seed spread made in a peanut-free facility. Also other peanut free products.
Sun Flower Baking Company
Cookies – milk and egg-free
Gluten, egg, nut, potato-free cookies
Temptation Non-Dairy Dessert
Products manufactured in on dairy-free, egg-free, peanut-free, and tree nut-free equipment in a plant that is ALSO dairy-free, egg-free, peanut-free, and tree nut-free. All but two products are also gluten-free
Tickle Your Tummy
Treats 100% Nut-free. School Program. Canadian – ships to US
Rice pasta. No wheat/gluten, corn, egg, dairy, casein, meat, soy, nut or peanut.
“Allergen Sensitive” baked goods that are 100% Nut & Peanut Free, some product are also sesame seed free, egg free and dairy free
Dairy free frozen desserts. Allergen statement about other allergens http://www.soydelicious.com/health/allergies.html
Twin Cove Confections
Peanut, Nut, Coconut free confections (Victoria, BC). Check out their allergen statement
"DariFree", a non-dairy milk alternative from potatoes and "SNO*E Tofu", a non-dairy soy beverage mix
Free of milk and egg (and other animal products) - click on “food and sweets”
Vermont Nut Free Chocolate
Exclusively produces peanut-free and tree nut-free chocolate candy
Dairy-free, egg-fee, gluten-free, wheat-free, tree-nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free selections
Yummy Earth Organic Candy
Gluten Free, Wheat-free, Egg-free, Casein-free, Dairy-free , Soy-free, Corn syrup-free, artificial dye-free, plant doesn’t use peanuts or tree-nuts.
Yum Yum Snacks
Lists available for natural and organic kid-oriented products that are vegan (egg, milk-free), Peanut-free, gluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free.
Soy milk and pudding. Milk and nut free.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
but instead forgot to always watch out for the friendly fire.
As I walked in the door of the school I saw a small can of almonds sitting on a table with a tag nicely stating "take one" Thankfully it was almonds and not peanuts, or I would probably have had a breakdown right then. If there was a picture of Mr. Peanut on the can, I surely would have been a blubbering sobbing mess. But lucky for us all it was only almonds. My first thought was to take the can, run out the door, run over to the local cliffs, and launch it out as far as I could into the ocean. Then of course my disturbed little mind thought "oh no, what if they got on the beach, and some poor unsuspecting nut allergic child got a hold of them and had a reaction. I could never forgive myself.
So I took a few deep cleansing breaths and walked over to our new school director.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Then one day, a friend who is vegan told me about an amazing product. There was a mayonnaise that was vegan, and so had no eggs, no dairy, no animal byproducts. And even more amazing, it really tasted like mayonnaise. This amazing product was called Vegenaise.
Apparently in order to be called mayonnaise in the United States, you must have eggs in your recipe, so instead Vegenaise was born. It comes in four varieties, original, grape seed oil, organic, and expeller-pressed.
So I ran out to the local store that carried this mystical product. To me mayonnaise and eggs had always been synonymous. I took home a bottle of the grape seed oil Vegenaise and we opened it for everyone in the house to have a taste test.
Everyone loved it, even those that had never tried mayonnaise before. Mick and I thought it tasted easily comparable to real mayo, and excitedly started planning all the things we (or he...I am not the best cook) could do with it. Jan is from Thailand, and not that familiar with American mayo, but seemed to like it. The young folk all willingly tried it, and even the extremely picky princess begrudgingly agreed it wasn't bad.
So last night for dinner, Mick made his Aunt Kate's really yummy mayo, crab toasted sandwich things that I really love, and we have not had for years.
Now does anyone know of an egg free quiche???
Monday, July 14, 2008
Conor's peanut allergy is anaphalytic, so I generally only take him to completely peanut free restaurants. I have a friend who works at one of these restaurants and one night she told me what she thought was a very funny story. This is a sit down restaurant with a separate kitchen, chef and waiter, etc. Anyways, a little boy ordered a hot fudge sundae for his dessert. When he took a bite he told his mother it tasted strange. The mother tasted it, and immediately called over the waiter. Apparently someone in the kitchen had accidentally put teriyaki sauce on the ice cream instead of fudge. Yikes!! This put fear into my little heart. If you can put teriyaki sauce on ice cream, how can I be sure you won't accidentally cross contaminate my son's food despite the fact that I have repeatedly told you about his life threatening peanut allergy.. I figure the only way to be somewhat safe is to have a peanut free restaurant. Then it would be hard (but not impossible) to make this sort of mistake.
Thankfully Conor is not as sensitive to egg, so I am not as concerned about eating out with his egg allergy. I really have no clue how those of you dealing with more serious egg, milk, etc allergies survive. I have trouble just dealing with what is on our plate. (pun intended)
I love Chipotle. It is one of my many peanut free restaurant options. They also are egg free, and no fish free. Since we only have peanut and egg allergies it is one of the few places we can go into, and Conor can eat anything on the menu. Also it is not so fast food yucky, and they have great burritos and chips. Sometimes I even go there alone, just because I like the food, and not because it is the only safe option.
Although they have no ingredient information on their website, I have previously emailed them, and was told there were a peanut free restaurants. The only potential danger was the milk shakes, as they could not verify the source they came from to be free of cross contamination. I have heard that as far as fast food restaurant chains go they are very allergy aware, and have even called people in response to email inquiries. We also eat here way too much, and have never had a problem.
We used to go here when we thought Conor was only allergic to nuts. WoooHooo peanut free doughnuts. It is a great safe dessert option if you are only dealing with nut allergies.
The only animal by-products used in our doughnuts are eggs (whites and yolks) and dairy products (including milk, butter, yogurt, whey, nonfat milk and nonfat whey). Our doughnuts are cooked in zero grams trans fat shortening (palm, soybean, and/or cottonseed and canola oil). All monoglycerides and diglycerides are vegetable based. Enzymes are also present. The lecithin we use is soy based. We also use wheat in our doughnuts, including bran, germ, gluten, starch and flour. Our products may contain allergens. To get further information about our products call us at 1-800-4KRISPY.
http://www.mcdonalds.com/app_controller.nutrition.categories.ingredients.index.htmlindex.html I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with McDonalds. I love that they are within our comfort zone and we can get safe ice cream and hot fudge sundaes there. I hate most of the food there, and the way they can get my children to beg to go there simply to get the ever exciting Happy Meal toy. Yes, we spend way, way, way to much time at McDonalds. Just be careful if the person at the table next to you happens to open up the sealed package of peanuts with a careless disregard for the peanut allergic.
Yes, that is right, someone has actually started a blog dedicated entirely to eating out with food allergies. This blog writer is my hero!! While I love to provide useful information, I also love to write little bizarre antidotes about fictional characters like Mr. Peanut or Mr. Food allergy. She has lists of restaurants in different cities around the country, chains and fast food restaurants with actual quotes from the web sites about their food allergy policies. Go check it out!! It is awesome!!!!.
A blog entirely dedicated to eating out with food allergies.