No matter the type, allergies suck, period. Although I have seasonal allergies, I consider myself fortunate for not having any known food allergies. With so many delicious foods out there, it would be devastating to not have the opportunity to enjoy them all.
Unfortunately, many individuals deal with food allergies, which
more than likely they developed at an early age. According to
allergist, "Food allergies in children are on the rise, affecting nearly
6 million or 8% of children."
The nut family contributes to the noted statistic, as many children find out the hard way that they are allergic to certain kinds of nuts, if not all of them. Missy Chase Lapine, Chief Mom Officer of The Sneaky Chef Foods, is all too familiar with this particular food allergy. Even though she's not allergic to nuts, she is well educated on the matter due to her daughter, Sami, having the food allergy.
Missy is known for her creative recipes and book series for implementing veggies within children's favorite foods. Using her experience, Missy set out to develop a new recipe/formula for developing the same peanut butter taste, without the peanuts, so that her daughter could also enjoy the spread. She integrated naturally sweet & nutty tasting golden peas instead of using peanuts. Her product, Creamy No-Nut Butter, has been well received by not only Sami, but by many consumers around the nation. Now, she's ready to introduce a new flavor for her 100% nut free-peanut free-soy free-gluten free-dairy free-non-gmo spread line.
If you like chocolate (seriously, who doesn't like chocolate?), then you'll want to try Missy's new Chocolate No-Nut Butter spread. As she explains it, the Chocolate No-Nut Butter "has all the rich, fudgy taste of the leading chocolate nut spreads without the nuts (and half the sugar)!!" For those cautious about what they are consuming, allergic or not, Missy's product doesn't have an endless list of ingredients. Simply, the Chocolate No-Nut Butter is made up of non-gmo powdered sugar, non-gmo canola oil, non-gmo yellow peas, non-gmo cocoa, non-gmo palm oil, non-gmo mono & diglycerides (vegetable source), salt, and natural vanilla.
Interestingly enough, what separates Missy's spread from other spreads is not all about what it is made from, but also where it is manufactured. If you take a look at many products, odds are good that a warning label is printed under the ingredients section, stating that the product was manufactured at a location that also processes nuts. Knowing that this was unacceptable for individuals allergic to nuts, Missy decided to manufacture her spreads at a 100% free peanut and tree nut facility.
During my call with Missy, there was an attribute of hers that stood out the most to me. Her drive and ambition to make a difference was very noticeable in her voice. She has successfully found ways to help parents implement important and necessary nutrition into their kids' favorite meals, without giving up the taste. She has taken an idea (No-Nut Butter) and turned it into a product that can be found in 500 retailers, including Target. Therefore, it's clear to see that she'll make the Chocolate No-Nut Butter happen one way or another as well.
Missy's new spread has the potential of joining the Creamy No-Nut Butter on the shelf of retail stores, as it will be a big hit for all chocolate lovers. While conversing, Missy and I talked about the fact that although her products do solve a problem, they're not only geared towards those allergic to nuts. Her products are simply mouth watering and can be enjoyed by anyone looking for an alternative to peanut butter. I know I'm looking forward to receiving my jar in the near future.
Overall, producing a delicious and chocolaty nut-free product POPs.
The Chocolate No-Nut Butter Campaign Page
The Sneaky Chef Website