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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:58 am 
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From the Wall Street Journal. I love that the title of the column is the "Cranky Consumer":

Finding Snacks for Kids With Allergies
We Hunt Online
For the Peanut-Free
And the Eggless

September 13, 2007; Page D2

More than 12 million Americans are allergic to certain kinds of foods, like peanuts and wheat, according to the nonprofit Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. Out of that population, 2.2 million are school-age children -- and one in 17 children kids under age 3 has food allergies. Not surprisingly, a growing number of companies have sprouted up to help, offering everything from egg-free waffles to wheat-free pasta. While parents can increasingly find such offerings at gourmet grocery stores like Whole Foods, they can find an even wider-range of products online.

We ordered from Cherrybrook Kitchen, Divvies, Ener-G, Gak's Snacks and Allergy Grocer. For all but one company, we ordered several different items to see if they were tasty enough to tempt our somewhat finicky toddler, who is allergic to eggs and peanuts. Overall, the extra effort and, in some cases, the higher price tag paid off as most were devoured by our toddler. In addition, we received peace of mind, since many products say they both don't include the offending substances, and also aren't processed on machines that could come into contact with the allergens.

Rest of article is here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1189641 ... lenews_wsj
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