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Peanut-Free Candy Anyone?

Posted Mar 03 2009 4:14pm

If you read this blog last fall, you know that we literally crossed the border to find safe candy for Tyler. I don't really understand why Canada seems to understand the need for peanut-free candy more than the US does. I'm just thankful we only live an hour from the border.

I received the following information from Karen at Avoiding Milk Protein (thanks Karen!). Since so many of you are looking for safe treats for your PA Kid, I thought these links to Canadian candy were worth posting. Prices for this type of candy are certainly higher than you would pay at the store butworth it for few safe treats that you can't get in the US (like Kit Kat!)

Canadian nut free facilities have been expanding and popping up in recent years as American neighbors watch in wonder. With the economic down turn, companies are unlikely to build in the US, especially with costs involved with insuring the facility is indeed nut free.

This has created a growing industry of companies that ship much wanted nut free from Canada to the US. Some of these companies started as candy shipping companies, then out of demand have categorized their nut free products. Most of these companies have grown out of the demand for Nut Free Canadian products. The newest shipper is Canadiannook, who only sells Canadian nut free products.

I not have dealt with most of these companies so I can't personally endorse them. I have, however, dealt withAllerneeds.comand have a favorable review of them coming later this week.
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