January 4, 2011

Desperate Mornings Call For Desperate Measures...Treasure Mills

Christmas is over, we've all rung in the New Year and the kids are back to school this week.  Back to early mornings, show-and-tell prep, and homework.  And back to school snacks.  Cheese and crackers would be an easy choice, or a piece of fruit.  But we all have those 'desperate' mornings where there is barely enough time to throw a store-bought snack into your child's backpack.  If you find yourself in this situation, remember that there are great options out there that won't leave you feeling guilty.

Introducing...Treasure Mills, a 100% Nut and Peanut Free manufacturing and baking facility.
  • Treasure Mills is a Canadian owned company specializing in the manufacture of Allergen Free, Health Based baked goods, as well as Hearth Baked Bread products.  (A hearth is a brick or stone-lined fireplace or oven used for cooking and baking.)
  • Their manufacturing is done in a Nut and Peanut Free facility. 
  • Treasure Mills manufactures foods free of GMO's (genetically modified ingredients), and uses natural and/or organic ingredients that are allergen screened. 
  • Many products are trans fat free. 
  • Along with being 100% nut and peanut free, many products are also sesame seed free, egg free and dairy free.
For Aidan's school snacks (or snacks on-the-go for both my boys), I buy Treasure Mills brownies, cookie bars and snack/loaf cakes.  With flavours like chocolate chip, banana raspberry, and lemon blueberry, it's easy to keep him interested and excited about snack time, while offering him a healthier store-bought choice.

For parents of children with food allergies, particularly nut allergies, take comfort in knowing that Treasure Mills products are manufactured in a peanut and nut free environment.  This allows the company to provide schools with safe snacks.  Below is a statement from their website:

The “School Safe” seal above, when placed on a product manufactured by Treasure Mills or any other manufacturer will guarantee that the product contained in that package has been manufactured in a 100% Nut & Peanut Free environment.
At Treasure Mills we take our commitment to a Nut & Peanut Free facility very seriously.
When a life can quite literally hang in the balance by what is consumed we are proud to offer not only the product, but the markings to clearly state that the product is safe for consumption by those with a nut and peanut allergy or sensitivity. 

Busy mornings shouldn't leave you feeling guilty about tossing a store-bought treat in your child's backpack.  There are healthy, nut-free options at the store that can help in any 'desperate' moment.  Check out Treasure Mills' products...you won't hear complains from your little ones!

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