Sunday, May 11, 2014

Poll Answer

The answer is D!  Adrian Finch of Australia holds the Guinness World Record for peanut throwing, launching the lovable legume 111 feet and 10 inches in 1999 to claim the record.  Wow!!

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Which One Wednesday: Crouton Answer

Did you choose the Essential Everyday Garlic & Butter croutons as the peanut-friendly food?  Well, unfortunately, you were incorrect.

The Texas Toast Garlic & Butter croutons are peanut-friendly, and delicious!

The Everyday Essentials Garlic & Butter croutons may contain tree nuts, so I definitely avoid these.  Because of the seriousness of my allergy, I can't take the chance of even a trace of peanut/tree nut in my food items.  

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Which One Wednesday: Crouton Edition

We all know that salad is just so much more delicious with a couple croutons.  The extra crunch provides the little bit we need to convince ourselves that we aren't really eating vegetables!

Which croutons can I eat - Essential Everyday Garlic and Butter or Texas Toast Garlic and Butter?

Comment below with your guess:
a. Essential Everyday Garlic and Butter
b. Texas Toast Garlic and Butter
c. Both
d. Neither

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Monday, May 5, 2014

NUTS and Bolts of Food Allergies

Did you know…the majority of fatal allergic reactions from peanuts occur outside of the home?  Many of these happen at school. 

So…should peanuts be banned from school?

Peanuts are obviously found in the cafeteria.  Peanut butter sandwiches, cookies, granola bars, and candy bars are just a few of the lunch box favorites that could cause major issues for a peanut allergy sufferer.  There are also treats for class parties and craft projects that often involve peanut butter or peanuts.

Some schools choose to create an allergy-free table in their lunchrooms.  Others have tables for people who bring peanut butter so that the rest of the cafeteria is peanut-free.  Still other schools pair allergic students with a buddy who promises to bring nut-free lunches to school.

The schools that I have attended did none of the above.  Each family works with the cafeteria staff to understand what foods are safe to eat.  Kids at the lunch table know about my allergy and are very careful about what they pack.  Aside from the aroma of those crazy peanut-shaped cookies (you know who you are), I have had no issues at the lunch table.  The key is to tell everyone you know what your limitations are.  Education is the answer.

What do you think??

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Which One Wednesday: Donut Answer

For this week's Which One Wednesday, if you guessed Hostess Donettes, you are correct!

Since these donuts have a similar taste, I am once again grateful that Hostess stayed in business!  Little Debbie donuts are not peanut-free.  

Visit again next week for another edition of Which One Wednesday!

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Which One Wednesday: Donut Edition

There is nothing better couple chocolate donuts in the morning.  While they may not be too healthy or filling, the pure joy of a bit of sugar in the morning makes it all worth it.

I can only eat one of the following donuts.  Which is peanut-friendly: Little Debbie or Hostess?  

Comment below with your best guess!
a. Little Debbie Donuts
b. Hostess Donettes
c. Both 
d. Neither

Keep out of the nut house!

Monday, April 28, 2014

A Few of My Favorite Things: Smarties

Who makes America’s favorite roll of candy?  If you said Smarties, you are pretty smart!!

Smarties Candy Company has been family-owned by the Dee Family for three generations.  This year it will celebrate its 65th anniversary!  Wow!!

Two factories make Smarties 24 hours a day to churn out BILLIONS of Smarties Candy Rolls each year.  Smarties come in three sizes – classic, giant, and mega – but they all have the sweet flavors we love – orange cream, pineapple, cherry, strawberry, grape, and orange! 


(Fun Fact: One of the factories is in Ontario, Canada.  Candies produced at this factory are called Rockets!!)

Smarties production facilities are free of most allergens, including peanuts and tree nuts. That’s one of the best reasons to include Smarties and Rockets on my list of favorite things.

Smarties’ allergen information can be found here.

Keep out of the nut house!