I noticed a christmas yule log by Dessert and Passions in No Frills earlier today. I wouldn't normally buy something like this but for some reason I picked it up just to see if it had nuts, almost assuming that it would. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it carried a nut-free symbol. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any allergy info on their website. Here's another company missing the peanut-free marketing boat. They should be all over this! I've never seen this company come up in any peanut-free searches that I've done.
A blog about how one family is finding safe places to eat out in Toronto
Always do your own research before eating out with a severely allergic child. Call ahead and speak with the restaurant owner or chef, remind the staff once you arrive. Ask once again before you order and when the food arrives. Always carry an epi-pen, medical information and a cell phone. Understand there is always a risk.
Since my 20 month old son was diagnosed with life-threatening peanut allergy, I've become the crazy nut lady!
In Toronto, eating out is almost a sport, and it's one that my husband and I enjoyed frequently, both with and without our tot.
An anaphylatic reaction to a dab of peanut butter smeared on toast pretty much put an end to that. Instantly, we stopped eating out. Even ordering in seemed fraught with stress.
By starting this blog, I'm hoping to find a 'new normal' A way to balance keeping our son safe, while still enjoying all that the city has to offer.