Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Amanda's Own Confections

Before Easter, I was looking safe chocolate for Brody. Not just any chocolate, but SPECIAL chocolate that was in cute seasonal shapes. I really was looking for little bunny shapes instead of a big bunny that he would have a hard time eating . For holidays, it is more difficult to find candy that is special for children who have food allergies, etc.

I could have bought him an Enjoy Life chocolate bar, but I felt he deserved to have some sort of bunny chocolate like other kids are able to eat :) I don't want his food allergies to keep him from having special memories. I remember, as a child, having special chocolate in my Easter basket and wanted to see him enjoy a special treat.

I was searching allergen free chocolate on the Internet and came across Amanda's Own Confections. I discovered that the chocolate was dairy free, egg free, gluten free, tree nut free and peanut free. I was really excited to see all of the options to choose from for holidays and for special occasions.

Amanda's Own Confections was developed as a result of their daughter Amanda's life-threatening food allergy to diary products. Her parents did not want her miss out on all of the chocolate for holidays or other special occasions.

They started making chocolate that was totally diary free, tree nut free, peanut free, egg free and gluten free for Amanda, and she loved it. They they began to share the chocolate with friends who have children with food allergies and it received such a positive response in regard to the great taste and safe ingredients, that Amanda's Own Confections was created to offer safe chocolate for others!

Here is the statement about food allergies that made me feel confident in the product I would be receiving:
The purity of our dairy-free, tree nut-free, peanut-free, egg-free, gluten-free chocolate is of the greatest importance to us, as the safety of our child and yours depends on it.

The chocolates were delicious and the shapes were adorable. It made me so happy to see Brody eating special chocolate for Easter. My older son enjoyed it and loved it too.

I connect with why Amanda's Own Confections was created and I am thankful for those who are passionate about helping other children have yummy, healthier treats. I love supporting companies like this.

I know I have said this before, but I truly believe some of the yummiest, healthiest food is the allergen free food.

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