REVIEW – Our Specialty Nut-Free Frosted Cookies

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Our Specialty Nut-Free Frosted Cookies

If you want to send things like cookies in to my youngest son’s school it isn’t as simple as sticking a tray of cookies into a bag and sending them. My son’s school is nut-free. As a result, things like that are supposed to be sealed, and are only allowed to come from certain places that guarantee they are nut-free.

Why the big deal, you wonder? According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology more than 3 million people in the US report having an allergy to peanuts, tree nuts or both. The rates of peanut allergies in children have more then tripled between 1997 and 2008. In the case of my son’s school, there are actually students there who are so severely allergic that accidental ingestion could be catastrophic.Yes, catastrophic. In the US, 90% of fatal food anaphylaxis occurs from peanut and nut allergies.

Some would think it would be as simple as making sure a person with a nut allergy doesn’t have nuts. But it isn’t that simple. Food is everywhere. A person with allergies can avoid certain foods but others can still cause contact.

Our Specialty Nut-Free Frosted Cookies - NutAllergy Ecosystem Infographic

That infographic up there that Our Specialty put together shows this broader nut-allergy ecosystem. It’s almost like six degrees of separation!

While only about .09% of the US population reports having a peanut or tree nut allergy, a single individual with the allergy affects so many other people. The folks at Our Specialty conducted a survey of moms, and nearly 1 in 3 said that nut allergies influence their food purchasing decisions. A few other little nuggets they uncovered while taking that survey stress the importance of nut-free snack options:

• 67% take nut allergies into account when deciding which snacks to provide for children’s events

• More than half of moms have received warnings or guidelines from their child’s school regarding nut allergies

• 1 in 4 were stopped from providing snacks at an event due to nut allergies

• 17% have been reluctant to provide snacks for an event in the past due to concerns over nut allergies

Now it’s a bit easier to understand why nut allergies are a serious subject, and why specialty desserts are a product that definitely has a place in today’s market, isn’t it!

Our Specialty Frosted Cookies, part of the Rich’s Product Corporation portfolio, is a line of nut-free frosted cookies. Their frosted sugar cookies are peanut-free and tree nut-free. Our Specialty offers a 100% nut-free guarantee. Their facility was built entirely nut-free from the ground up. And, as an added safety measure they only use raw ingredients from nut-free suppliers so they can ensure their guarantee and give consumers peace of mind.

The cookies come in a sealed sturdy tray, ensuring your cookies remain safe and looking as beautiful as the day they were made.

Our Specialty Nut-Free Frosted Cookies

Our cookies were beautifully decorated in patriotic colors. There are four main colors available year round and a number of seasonal colors as well.

Our Specialty Nut-Free Frosted Cookies

The cookies were delicious. They were surprisingly soft and tasted fresh! They are definitely sweet, they’re perfect with a cold glass of milk. These cookies are perfect for all sort of occasions, from family functions to corporate and school events.

Our Specialty Nut-Free Frosted Cookies are available for purchase in select grocery stores including King Kullen, A&P, Waldbaum’s, Food Emporium, SuperFresh, PathMark, Food Basics, Bottom Dollar Foods, WinCo, Haggen’s, Rosauers, Northgate Market, and Food Lion.

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6 comments

Pat. @ Here And There June 27, 2014 - 12:59 pm

It’s terrific to see products like this that will allow folks with nut-allergies to enjoy a treat at a party too!

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Kelly Hutchinson June 27, 2014 - 1:47 pm

It is always hard to find a snack that is safe for all the kids to eat. We love these cookies and bring them all the time to school events!

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Rebecca Swenor June 27, 2014 - 5:13 pm

I think that it is great for schools or even the parents to provide other parents with the food allergy lists. Their is a lot of things with nuts that would not even thing have nuts or oils in them. Thanks for sharing.

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Nicole Howell June 27, 2014 - 6:16 pm

My kids do not have allergies but I understand how important it is for food in a school to be safe for all the kids. I am glad there are companies making that happen.

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Debi June 27, 2014 - 7:03 pm

I love these kinds of cookies. And nut free is awesome because we have a friend who allergic.

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patricia Marsden June 29, 2014 - 9:22 am

Family nuts only!

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