Late last night I posted our first of hopefully many safe food lists for people with peanut and tree nut allergies. The list can be found here http://www.peanutfreelife.com/safe-food-list.
The idea for this website really came about in the last week or so when my wife (Cindy) was in the middle of compiling a list of peanut and tree nut safe foods to give to a Summer Camp that we wanted to send our daughter to this summer. The camp director was open to the idea but understandably little overwhelmed at the thought. My wife and her friend, who also has a daughter with a peanut allergy, spent many hours creating a list of snacks, candy, ice cream, cereals that were peanut and tree nut free and that were not processed in a facility with peanuts and tree nuts. The list was derived from current online sources and hours spent in a grocery store reading labels.
Cindy and her friend then created two massive gift baskets filled with some of these items mainly candy and snacks along with a binder with the food lists and labels from some of these. My wife delivered the baskets to the camp director who just happened to be in town for a food distributor show and was planning the food for the camp this year. The director was astounded at the selection of foods available and the effort that my wife and friend put into it. The camp director was speechless. We are still in the process of helping create a peanut and tree nut free camp, but we are VERY encouraged by the attitude, willingness, and kindness of the camp director.
After my wife delivered the food, she said that she wanted to create a website that would share the information she had gathered. I agreed and here we are today less than a week after she stated her desire.
We will never charge for the lists on this website that we produce. We want to be a free resource for parents, friends, schools, camps or any other organization that is trying to find a peanut and tree nut safe food whether it is for a Birthday Party or a Summer Camp. We will try to offset some of our costs through affiliate links and Google ads.
Please let us know if you have any questions about any of the lists or if you question any item on the list. Please remember that labels change as do product recipes and ingredients. You must read the label on you own for everything you buy no matter how many times you have bought it. We want these lists to show you the number of options you may have to find peanut and tree nut safe foods and think it is a great starting point for your own due diligence. If you have any foods or categories of foods that you would like for us to create a list, please send an email, leave a comment, or tweet!