I’m very lucky to have two boys that so far don’t have any food allergies, but of course not everyone we know is so lucky. Our small-town school is very reasonable about peanut allergies and each year the teachers inventory the students and limit foods allowed in lunches on a class-by-class basis. The first few years, Zackary was still able to take peanut butter sandwiches and other nut-filled treats to school, as nobody in his class was allergic. But this year both of my boys have children with peanut allergies in their class.
That means I need to be careful when I’m packing snacks because, as the teachers say, if a snack isn’t labelled as being peanut-free, it’s not safe to send to school. So I was thrilled to learn about the new Dare Bear Paws and Wagon Wheels snacks made with Wowbutter! These treats use peanut-free Wowbutter, a spread that tastes just like peanut butter, to let kids enjoy a great nutty-tasting treat without actually eating nuts!
There are currently three varieties of Dare treats featuring Wowbutter: Bear Paws Morning Snack Wowbutter and Strawberries, Wagon Wheels Wowbutter and Bear Paws Minis Chocolate Chip and Wowbutter. My boys love chocolate almost as much as they love peanut butter, so the chocolate-coated Wagon Wheels Wowbutter were their personal favourites. The little Dare Bear Paws Minis were ideal to send along in lunchboxes for an afternoon snack. And while both boys enjoyed the Bear Paws Morning Snack Wowbutter and Strawberries, I have to admit that after I tried one of these moist and delicious snacks packed with protein and fibre, I wanted to keep the rest for myself!
Best of all, each individual package is clearly marked with a peanut-free label so parents can feel confident about sending the treats to school even if the child is in a peanut-free classroom. And they make a great safe snack for play dates, daycare centres and parties as well!
Want to let your child indulge in a little peanut-free deliciousness this school year? Dare is very generously offering one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader a Dare Peanut-Free Back-to-School Prize Pack containing Dare Bear Paws and Wagon Wheels with Wowbutter, a backpack, a lunch bag, lunch containers, a water bottle, an ice pack and a $25 Visa gift card, a $75 total value, so that you can pack tasty peanut-free lunches for weeks to come! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment about which of these three varieties of Dare snacks with Wowbutter your kids would be most excited to try.
My boys have always loved Dare Bare Paws and Wagon Wheels and the addition of Wowbutter to the treats has only made them more popular in our house. Check out the Dare Bear Paws Pattes d’ours Facebook page for the latest news, promotions and contests from Dare Bear Paws and then grab a box of these new snacks to see what your kids think of them. No matter which variety they love best, you’ll be able to rest easy popping them into your child’s lunch even when you need that lunch to be peanut-free!
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