If you're like me, you need to get moving on Easter treats.  Here are some sources:

These first few companies, I've ordered from on numerous occassions and can personally recommend.

Gimbal's Fine Candies:  They have a larger assortment.  You can find their jelly beans at Walmart.  Many of their products are Kosher Pareve, Nut/Peanut Free, Gelatin Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free and Trans Fat Free.

Divvies: Divvies sells cookies and cupcakes.  This year they are featuring chocolate rabits too that are peanut, tree nut, egg, and dairy free.

Amanda's Own:  "The home of great tasting chocolate that is completely dairy-free, tree nut-free, peanut free, egg-free and gluten-free!".  They have a wide assortment of foil wrapped seasonal shapes, full bars and of course, the coveted bunnies.

Below are more sources (that I haven't ordered from, but that might work for you).

Ms. Roben's, Food Allergy Solutions
Natural Candy Store
No Nuttin'
Soy Free Sales
Vermont Nut Free


That's right - there are new muffin mixes on the market that are free from milk, egg, peanut and tree nuts.  Meraby's Allergy Family Foods brings to you boxed muffin mix in 2 flavors, Classic Blueberry and Cranberry Orange.  They do contain wheat and they list they may contain traces of soy.  The Cranberry Orange mix has sunflower oil in it.  We recently received 2 sample boxes.  I made the Classic Blueberry.  They were very moist.  If I make them in the future, I would probably add more blueberries to get more blueberry flavor.  They tasted great with a hint of blueberry.  I just happen to make a more hearty blueberry muffin.  Very very quick and easy to make - just add water and oil and pour into your paper lined muffin tins.  Melinda has the Cranberry Orange and is going to try the alternative recipe on the box to make pancakes.  That's right - you can make these muffin mixes into pancakes too.  Enjoy.

-Melissa Dalton


Recently, I was contacted by Karry Brook, owner of Wee Wee Wear, a local novelty clothing company based in metropolitan Detroit.  Karry is not only a business-woman, she is also the mother of a 2 year-old with food allergies and is expecting her second child.  Wee Wee Wear has created a line of t-shirts and buttons to raise awareness about food allergies.  The concept is very cute and features whimsical illustrations of common food allergens with a tagline of "help us make friends.  fighting for a cure for food allergies."  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) Walk for Food Allergy in Milford, Michigan.  Please check out Karry's fun creations at www.weeweewear.com