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Monday, September 6, 2010

Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies - packaged milk/egg/peanut free option

Baking is commonplace for those of us handling food allergies.  One of the greatest benefits is that we don't use all the additives and preservatives found in many store bought items.  One of the biggest challenges is the time factor and occasional inconvenience of throwing something together at the last second.

Finding a store bought alternative can, at times, be a life saver.

Here is a recent one I found that my kids love.  It's an easy treat for lunches and school activities.

Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies, distributed by Cherrybrook Kitchen.

The following allergen information is found on the box: Peanut Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free; Contains wheat and soy ingredients ( soy lecithin).

The listed ingredients are as follows:  – unbleached flour, evaporated canejuice, non-dairy chocolate chips (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter (no dairy derivatives), dextrose, soy lecithin, pure vanilla extract), brown sugar, palm oil, baking powder, natural vanilla flavor, sea salt.

Included is the following packaging statement: CHERRYBROOK KITCHEN MINI COOKIES ARE PREPARED IN A PEANUT-FREE AND TREE NUT-FREE FACILITY. OUR COOKIES SHARE EQUIPMENT WITH PRODUCTS CONTAINING DAIRY AND EGG; HOWEVER, WE HAVE STRICT MANUFACTURING AND CLEANING PROTOCOLS AND TEST FOR THE PRESENCE OF PEANUTS, DAIRY AND EGGS.

Here's more contact information:
http://www.cherrybrookkitchen.com/  1-866-I-LUV-CBK
From their on-line website you can order products and find a local store provider.

They've even got a little more added incentive for buying their products.  They have a program in place that rewards you for purchasing their products. Simply collect the bottom flaps of their products and redeem them for great prizes like t-shirts, water bottles, product and more.

Heat these up a bit in the microwave and try them out.  Not quite as good as mom's but a lot less hassle to make.

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