Safe Treats for All
– Diane’s Story –
After a very frightening allergic reaction to walnuts at 2 years old, Diane’s daughter was diagnosed with a severe allergy to tree nuts and a mild allergy to peanuts. Over the course of her daughters’ elementary school years Diane was always on the search for a bakery that would make fresh, nut free cupcakes or cookies. Most would not take the risk because they used nuts in other products. The stores that would say their products were nut free were usually not knowledgeable enough about allergies to understand the dangers of cross contact.
When her daughter was in Kindergarten there was an instance when Diane called another parent to check on some cookies that had been provided. The first thing the parent said was “they’re sugar cookies so there wouldn’t be any nuts in them”.
Realizing that most people who have never had to deal with a food allergy may not understand the issues with cross-contact Diane started thinking about opening a truly nut free bakery with delicious goodies that everyone could enjoy and that would be a safe place for parents to shop for school treats.