I remember how scared I was the first time I gave my son a bite of my peanut butter sandwich. As a first time mom, all the news reports of children with severe peanut allergies scared the crap out of me. It’s frightening to think that a seemingly harmless childhood treat could send a kid to the emergency room.
Fortunately, my son isn’t allergic to peanut butter. But, peanut allergies are a growing problem. In some schools, there are children with severe enough allergies that the entire school needs to be made a peanut free zone. This means that all parents need to be aware of how to handle peanut allergies in relation to their food choices.
Skeeter Snacks are made especially for kids who have nut allergies or who attend nut free schools and need to have a safe snack to pack in their lunchbox. The company currently makes three different kinds of cookies: Chocolate Chunk, Golden Oatmeal, and Skeeter Doodle (a nut-free version of the Snicker Doodle).
After sampling the cookies, I can say I’d be happy to give any of them to my child to take school for himself or to pass out as a birthday treat for his classmates. The Chocolate Chunk was my favorite, but all of the flavors are pretty good. The taste is comparable to any other packaged cookie you’d buy and the cost is comparable to other packaged snacks. (I’d describe the Skeeter Snacks Chocolate Chunk cookies as being pretty similar to Chips Ahoy!)
The only thing that’s missing from Skeeter Snacks is the potential for a scary allergic reaction, so this seems like no-brainer purchase for me.
Visit the Skeeter Snacks website to learn more about where to buy these cookies in your area.
Disclaimer: Samples of Skeeter Snacks were provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of preparing this review.
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