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A Company Who Cares: Snyder’s of Hanover July 28, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — malawer @ 12:59 pm
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This is a sponsored post.

#PretzelsBaby

 

Snyder’s of Hanover recently asked me to spread some good news with the food allergy community.  As soon as I heard it, I couldn’t wait to sit down and get this out to you all.

 

Snyder’s of Hanover, long known for their line of delicious pretzels, have made some changes – for the better.  With their consumers’ interest in mind, they recently transitioned their main factory in Pennsylvania to a peanut-free facility.   This inclusion of food allergy families is so meaningful!

 

Already beginning to hit supermarket shelves, kids with and without a peanut allergy can enjoy Snyder’s line of pretzels.  A popular item at snack bars, vending machines and sporting events, kids with peanuts allergies can now munch down some Snyder’s pretzels along with their friends and teammates. Our safe snack universe has just been greatly expanded!

 

[*Food allergy note:  Snyder’s continues to make nut-based pretzels, such as Snyder’s of Hanover Peanut Butter Filled Pieces which are manufactured in a separate facility in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.  The brand also has a snack line which includes chips that are made in this facility.  All products coming from the peanut-free factory in Hanover will have the peanut-free logo under the ingredient label. By the end of 2016, the manufacturing of all Snyder’s pretzels should be transitioned to the peanut-free facility.*]

 

We bought Snyder’s of Hanover Snaps Pretzels for the first time as a tennis team snack.  I got a thrill seeing the “Peanut-Free” symbol following the ingredient list.  Plus, I felt great knowing that other children with peanut allergies, accustomed to being forced to forego group treats, could snack away safely.

***I’d like the decision-making team at Snyder’s of Hanover to understand how much this means to peanut allergic kids and how grateful food allergy parents feel when their children are considered.  I hope that more companies appreciate the powerful statement Snyder’s has made by including peanut allergic kids into their family of products and will think about doing the same. ***

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Our bowls of Snaps before they were quickly devoured!

 

 

Excited to try Snyder’s of Hanover’s now-safe pretzel line, we thought we’d share our first impressions:

Snaps

Snaps Pretzels:

These are the perfect snacks for a group!  Our giant bowl of pretzels was empty in minutes thanks to their fun design and great taste which allows for just the right amount of salt goodness.

 

 

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Soudough Nibblers

Sourdough Nibblers:

I’m fairly certain I’m already addicted to these pretzels.  They are delicious, crisp and crunchy.  And their bite-size shape are perfect when you’re looking for a nibble.  It’s impossible to eat just one without daydreaming about more.  You’ve been warned…

 

Thins

Thins:

The classic.  Slender, baked to perfection, and flavorful, these crispy pretzels are great for dipping.  Try them dipped in cream cheese for a satisfying salty/sweet snack (a favorite combo of mine since middle school).  These pretzels also make hilarious eye glasses that are sure to crack your kids up.

 

 

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Minis

Mini-Pretzels:

These 100-calorie packs are perfect for people on-the-go.  I would stash these in my desk drawer and plan to pack them in my boys’ lunches come fall.  In the meantime, I’m popping a few into my beach and pool bags!  A satisfying snack on its own – you could also pair this will snack-size hummus for a healthy mid-day pick-me-up.

 

 

Thank you to Snyder’s of Hanover and kudos on the factory transition — and a big “woohoo” for the rest of us!

#PretzelsBaby

 

Summer Chic and Simple Food Allergy Solutions July 22, 2016

Filed under: Parent Sanity,Preparedness,Travel — malawer @ 4:39 pm

It’s hot out there! And, as you know, carrying epinephrine is tricky in warm weather. Here’s how I’m carrying my son’s epinephrine autoinjectors these days.

 

Because the heat is intense these days, be sure to pack your epinephrine in some kind of cooler when you’re outside. Ideally, epinephrine should be stored at 77 degrees F. (25° Celsius). But while you’re out and about, manufacturers recommend that epinephrine be kept between 59° and 86°F.

 

I recently found this cute, envelope shaped cooler bag in our local supermarket for under $5.   It’s stylish on its own (like a clutch!) and fits nicely in both my purse and pool bag.  A similar style can be found here:  Igloo Lunch Clutch.

I stick a lunch box sized cooler pack in the insulated cooler bag, throw in my Emergency On-The-Go Pack already stocked with my son’s autoinjectors (or wrap them in a kitchen towel) to keep them right around room temperature.  Sometimes, I’ll throw in a juice box (someone always wants one anyway) to create a buffer between the cooler pack and epinephrine.

 

Stylish AND safe!

Igloo Clutch with my Emergency On-The-Go Pack

 

Everything fits perfectly!

 

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