Does the Easter bunny accommodate food allergies?
My heart sank when Lucia experienced her first symptoms of food allergies at 2 months old, then again at 10 months old, 18 months old and finally resulting in her first hospital procedure at 2 years old, diagnosing her with ulcerative colitis. I remember checking her in at the Children’s Hospital that very early September morning and crying my eyes out. The hospital staff were so sweet and just handed me a tissue and waited patiently as I wept my way through filling out her paperwork.
What makes it so much better for me as a mom to a kiddo with ulcerative colitis and food allergies is finding treats that are “Lucia-friendly” and this is no easy task. Every year, holidays are a struggle, especially ones that are so focused on treats, like Valentine’s Day and Easter. Even though I can find “Lucia-friendly” chocolate bars for her basket, I want the special stuff for her.
Over the years of having more and more food allergies, I have shifted my focus, instead of stuffing a basket full of junk (which isn’t even possible), I now focus on putting a few high quality allergy friendly treats in her basket along with other non-food items.
The high quality brand I have been super impressed with is No Whey Chocolates, they have no artificial colors or flavors. Their chocolates are also vegan, kosher and free of the top 8 allergens (gluten, dairy, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, tree nuts and peanuts)! I gravitate towards brands that are free of the top 8 common allergens, because we have several allergies and it is so much easier to trust a brand that is ALWAYS free of the top 8 allergens versus reading hundreds of labels.
Most importantly though I want my three year old to be able to experience the same goodies that other kids do, especially for holidays and Easter is no exception. Lucia’s Easter basket is going to be stocked full of goodies from No Whey Chocolate, because they are the ONLY company I know of that makes chocolate Easter bunnies that are “Lucia friendly” and if you take some time to peruse their website you’ll notice they also make other seasonal chocolates (Chanukah, Mother's Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween and Valentine's Day). You better believe I'l be, not so subtley, telling everyone in my family about No Whey Chocolate being friendly for our whole family.
Plus, I don’t know about you but finding the right treat to put into our eggs for the Easter egg hunt is a serious struggle, but No Whey Chocolate also makes “Chocolate No No’s” which are perfect to fill your eggs with for those kids with allergies, and cover all your bases for allergens.
Everything I have tasted from No Whey Chocolates is delicious and it will make your Easter holiday much less stressful by just ordering your goodies and having them delivered straight to your doorstep, plus they ship to many countries worldwide (check their website for specifics).
Sponsored Post: This post is sponsored by No Whey Chocolates but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.