Editorial Disclosure: This is a sponsored giveaway (that has now closed) and post written by me on behalf of Snyder’s of Hanover.
With back-to-school season upon us, food allergy mamas like me are in full swing getting supplies but also safe snacks for our kiddos. Many schools are now nut-free, which means the snacks we send in must be nut-free too.
While I was growing up, pretzels were absolutely one of my favorite snacks. The salty crunch dipped in mustard or just on its own was unlike all the rest. But managing the different food allergies of family members has turned snack time into a whole new ballgame.
So when Snyder’s of Hanover reached out to me to review their pretzels, their MADE IN A PEANUT-FREE FACILITY absolutely caught my eye! I just love when companies recognize a call being made by their patrons and follow through with flying colors.
Traditional Unseasoned Pretzels Now Made in Peanut-Free Facility
So Snyder’s of Hanover has transitioned its main bakery based in Hanover, Pennsylvania, into a dedicated, peanut-free production facility. This is so important for those with peanut allergies, because it means there is no chance of cross-contamination.
According to the company’s July 18 news release, many of their products, including Pretzel Minis, Pretzel Sticks, Pretzel Snaps and Pretzel Rods, “already display the new allergen information and are on the shelves now.”
Of course, the first question food allergy parents will ask is whether the pretzels contain other allergens. A representative of the company told me there are no tree nuts in Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels or this peanut-free plant, but they do contain sesame. Also, they do have Snyder’s of Hanover products that contain dairy: Butter Snaps and Seasoned Pieces.
While the traditional (unseasoned) Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels that I received are not made with eggs or dairy, they said the equipment is shared between those items containing dairy and those that are not. They also noted that they do have a strict allergen program, and lines are cleaned after production of any known allergen.
Also, the company’s nut-based pretzels are manufactured in a separate facility in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, the release said.
Enter GIVEAWAY and Use #PretzelsBaby
As part of this Snyder’s of Hanover promotion, I’m running a giveaway from now through August 5 where one of you can win a Snyder’s of Hanover prize pack and a $25 Visa gift card! Enter by simply commenting on this post, or on my Mothernova Facebook and Twitter pages with #PretzelsBaby in your responses!
On August 6, I’ll announce the winner’s name, and Snyder’s of Hanover will ship the prize pack and gift card to you directly.
Is it really that simple? Yes. And it tastes just as good.
As with all of my favorite companies, I’m sending a big thank-you to Snyder’s of Hanover. Going through the grocery aisles with kiddos in tow while reading food labels is hard enough. If a company can help take the guesswork out of whether a product is safe for me and my children, I’m all for it.
When managing any food allergy and reading labels, please always check the labels of your particular product and call the company with any questions related to your particular food allergies. Also, I‘m always on the lookout for safe products that are yummy too. If you’ve found some winners for your family, we would love to hear from you!