My youngest son is so plagued with allergies, he gets no enjoyment from foods, as he is limited by ingredients, and latex. I would love to see a smile on his face when he finds a food and is actually able to have that food but he is unbelievably limited. Every time we go to the store, we read all the labels, and we shop more and more organic with each trip, attempting to provide him with the purest forms of food and ingredients available.
It is very difficult to see a child unable to consume everything from any form of bee products, nuts, fruits(he can only consume about 4), seafood, most potatoes and more. The challenge also becomes snacking and finding fun snacks that he can still eat! It is also hard because we are in sports and all of his friends can drink most flavored drinks and eat most snacks that come into a locker room and he can not. He can not eat chocolates, fruit punch drinks, fruit drinks, most chips, most fruits and other fun snacks. He feels funny telling the other kids about it because it makes him odd man out, and he does not want pity, he just wants to be able to eat foods like the other kids are eating!
Recently, because of the kindness of a company known as Sun Cups, my son has been able to eat what resembles on every front, from look to smell, to taste a ‘mock’ peanut butter cups. Since he was diagnosed with so many allergies including nuts of any and every form, so many foods have become forbidden he has not been able to come near a peanut butter cup and he misses them so much! His most favorite, peanut butter has become the most foreign food to him as it is not a possible choice. Suddenly, eating what looks like a peanut butter cup, tastes like a peanut butter cup and satisfies like it was a peanut butter cup comes in a package that looks like this:
They are incredible. The taste is as good as if not better than a peanut butter cup. The chocolate is smooth, the presentation screams peanut butter cup and the flavor is outstanding. He usually shakes his head when I give him ‘fake’ peanut butter items, but with this he simply asked for more. This is truly a Frugal Find as he can eat and not have any reactions meaning no trips to the doctor’s office or ER room!