Making Snacking Inclusive with FreeYumm Allergen-Free Snacks

FreeYumm Allergen-Free Snacks

I used to count my lucky stars that my kids had no big allergies and food aversions. They are lactose intolerant which would give them tummy issues but it was not leaving them gasping for air so I still considered myself one of the lucky ones.

It wasn’t until my kids hit school that the importance of allergen-free snacks really hit home. Not because I realized my kids came into contact with other kids with allergies but because my kids would watch me pack lunches like hawks so that they didn’t harm one of their friends. That was eye-opening.

When Friends Are Allergic to Everything

Fast forward a few years and the amazing kids down the street who are best friends with my two older kids are actually allergic to a whole bunch of stuff. Their dad tried to explain it all to me but when the list got so long he finally told me that they would be happy with apples. Apples are great and all but I do feel bad handing my kids a chocolate granola bar when their friends are eating apples. So we set out searching for snacks that all the kids could eat together. Ones that would be delicious and safe. We found them in FreeYumm.

FreeYumm Allergen-Free Snacks

FreeYumm Allergen-Free Snacks

So here is the thing. I have since learned that nut-free was not enough and knew I had to go more broad with allergens but it wasn’t until I discovered FreeYumm snacks that I found out I could actually make my own little peoples tummies hurt less as well. 

FreeYumm makes bars and cookies that are free of the top-8 allergens. They are made with no milk (actually all dairy), eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat/gluten, soy, fish, shellfish, sulphites and sesame in a dedicated bakery that ensures there is no cross-contamination. The ingredients are top of the line and you (and probably your kids) can read every single thing on the ingredient list of any of the FreeYumm products. 

The most important thing though? I can now offer the same snack to both my kids and the neighbourhood kids without feeling like one was missing out. With flavours like Double Chocolate Cookies, Banana Maple Cookies, Blueberry Oat Bars, Rasberry Chia Bars, and Chocolate Chip Oat Bars we have options friends—and the kids are not complaining. Neither is this mom because for once I can feel good knowing that even their own dairy intolerance is not aggravated. 

FreeYumm Allergen-Free Snacks

Getting FreeYumm Snacks into Your Home (and Bellies)

You can buy FreeYumm snacks online at great Canadian online retailers like Well.caVitaSave.ca, and GoodnessMe.ca or head-on into a local store (find yours here). Here in Ontario they can be found in Farm Boy stores so make sure you keep your eyes open for the brightly coloured packaging. It’s time we made snacking inclusive with FreeYumm allergen-free snacks. 

This post is in partnership with 3C Consulting and FreeYumm Snacks. All opinions are my own.

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18 Comments

  1. Clair Palmer
    March 14, 2018 / 9:48 am

    awesome thanks, I’ve never seen them, must try and look for them to give them a try

  2. Leanne
    March 14, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    My best friend has children with severe allergies and it seems like a nightmare to prepare lunches or even snacks. There’s not as many allergen free products on the market as you would think . I’ll have to pass along the name of this product, thanks .

  3. Katherine Moore
    March 15, 2018 / 7:27 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! I’m always looking for something new to put into the kids lunches that is healthy as well as safe for those who have food allergies. I’m going to pass this information onto a friend of mine. Her niece has severe food allergies. She often has to buy safe snack products from specialty shops in the states. She will be thrilled to find out about this new product!

  4. Joanne C
    March 16, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Ive never seen these before. But it’s a great product for people with lots of allergies.

  5. BobbiJo Pentney
    March 17, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    I know a little guy that requires these, thank goodness they are available.

  6. March 18, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    I love this product so much. Even when snacks don’t list my daughter’s allergens, there’s often the clause “may contain …” because the product was made in a factory that also processes other foods. FreeYumm’s dedicated bakery is so reassuring. I can feel confident that my daughter won’t be harmed by cross-contamination.

  7. March 19, 2018 / 10:05 pm

    These look awesome! I also love when I can serve the same snack to everyone in the group and not have any of the kids feel different, as that definitely is a concern of most of the kids we know with allergies. And I never want to take a chance with someone’s health, so it’s great to have something to grab and not worry about. We’ll have to pick some up for sure!

  8. Mike Gismondi
    March 26, 2018 / 6:57 pm

    We discovered these at the Healthy Family Expo and love them!

  9. March 27, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    I didn’t have to worry about food allergies for my daughter or classmates when she was in school. I want to try these for myself!

  10. March 27, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    Our favourites! Love that my kids can happily snack on these at school without worry of cross contaminating to a school mate with allergies.

  11. March 27, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    My daughter LOVES this stuff. We always have a box (or five) in the cupboard.

  12. March 27, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    It’s crazy the number of allergies affecting kids these days. I had just about given up tryin to please everyone. I appreciate you doing the leg work here. Now I can be a snack hero. 🙂

  13. March 27, 2018 / 10:12 pm

    we were just enjoying FreeYumm as an after dinner snack tonight. I love how delicious and healthy they are!!

  14. March 27, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    We JUST tried these for the first time last weekend…. SO STINKIN’ GOOD!

  15. LisaM
    March 31, 2018 / 9:22 am

    They’d be great for school snacks too!

  16. Calvin
    April 10, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    These look like super healthy yummy snacks, Cool name too

  17. Debbie White Beattie
    April 12, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    These sound like great treats whether you put them in lunches or just snack at home

  18. kathy downey
    June 15, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    I’m looking forward to trying these soon,I think the grandkids would enjoy them!

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