Nut Free Snack /Party List

 

There is an increasing number of students enrolled in HCA who have food-related allergies to

products containing peanuts and/or tree nuts. Reactions can include anaphylactic shock and death.

Since one of the goals of HCA is to build a safe environment for all of our students, we ask that

all party treats be nut free.

 

In order to assist you with this, we have compiled a list of known nut-free snacks. Snacks on this

list are known to be safe; however, labels and ingredients are constantly changing. Therefore, we

ask that you always check the labels and watch out for manufacturer’s disclaimers on their

products, such as “made in a facility that processes peanuts and tree nuts” or “may contain

trace amounts of nuts.”

 

Snacks should be in the original container, it must be labeled with the brand name. For

example, just marking it “pretzels” is not sufficient. Rold Gold Pretzels are peanut-free, while

Snyders pretzels contain trace amounts of peanut dust.

 

*Please serve items with serving gloves which should be available at school. Please wash your

hands with soap and water before you serve food at the party.

 

ITEMS TO AVOID:

- Any chips fried in peanut oil

- Candy or cookies with peanuts or peanut butter

- Check all labels for chocolate candies

- Orange crackers (cheese/peanut butter)

- ALL “Little Debbie” brand snacks

 

BAKERY ITEMS:

Local bakeries (supermarkets, Missouri Bakery, Lubeley’s, Federhofers, Sam’s Club, Walmart,

COSTCO, Schnucks etc.) cannot guarantee their products will be safe from cross contamination.

Items brought in from these stores are not considered safe UNLESS A LABEL IS PROVIDED.

 

These are safe bakeries:

1. Divvies. www.divvies.com

An online bakery making popcorn, cookies, cupcakes and candy that are all peanut and nut free

2. Whole Foods: They stock (and can order) from a company called “Tickle My Tummy.”

These products are peanut and nut-free. They regularly stock chocolate chips cookies and vanilla

and chocolate cupcakes. Seasonally, they also offer shortbread cookies. Call ahead to place a

3. Krispy Kreme: original glazed donuts (with or without sprinkles)

4. Dunkin’ Donuts: original glazed or chocolate glazed donuts. The Kirkwood store does not

have any peanuts or nuts present in their store.

5. Entenmann’s: Mini Bites muffins (no nut varieties), brownies, and glazed doughnut holes,

many donuts (no nuts), Little Bites Crème Filled choc or golden

*6. Dierbergs: “ Party Cupcakes”- double check label at point of purchase

*7. Shop n Save: Cupcakes- double check label at point of purchase

8. Many Hostess Products- see below

9. Sara Lee- Brownie Choc Chip Cakes, Choc Crème Cupcakes, Golden Fudge Cades,

Devil’s Food Crème Cakes

 

HEALTHY SNACKS: fruits, vegetables, cheese and dairy:

- All fresh fruits and vegetables (and dips) are acceptable.

- Applesauce cups (assorted variety fruit flavored as well)

- Dole or Del Monte fruit or gel bowls

- Raisins (plain) or Craisins and other dried fruit

- Yogurt in cups or tubes

- Pudding in cups, cans, or tubes

- String cheese or other cheeses

- Drinkable yogurt or smoothies

- Quaker rice cakes

- Kraft Handi-Snack dips with cheese

- Bagels (read label), cream cheese

- Cereals (no nut varieties or nut ingredients)

- T. Mazettis Caramel apple dips with apples

 

COOKIES/SWEETS:

- Chips-A-Hoy

- Honey Maid and Keebler graham crackers

- Honey Maid cookies (oatmeal)

- Enjoy Life brand cookies or bars

- Vienna Fingers

- Fig Newtons

- Nilla Wafers

- NutriGrain breakfast bars, Special K bars

- Pop Tarts

- Rice Crispy treats (plain)

- Teddy Grahams

- Annie’s brand snack mix, grahams

- Kraft Handi Snacks OREO dippers

- Yogos

- Gripz Chips Ahoy

- Jet Puffed Marshmallows

- Goldfish graham snacks

- Nabisco Barnum Animal Crackers, Oatmeal and Iced cookies

- Keebler brand cookies (EL Fudge, Fudge Stripes, Grahams, Fudge Shoppe, Grasshopper,

Fudge Sticks, Scooby Snacks, Bug Bites)

- Oreos (regular, golden, minis, Fudgees)

- Entenmann’s donut holes, little bites, brownies, Crème Filled choc or Golden

- Pepperidge Farms Milano, Chessmen, shortbread, gingerbread and sugar cookies

- Tickle My Tummy brand cookies (on line and Whole Foods)

*- Duchess Honey Buns (Sam’s...near bakery)

*- Big Texas Cinnamon Rolls (Sam’s...near bakery)

*- Cloverhill Cheese Danish ((Sam’s...near bakery)

*- Pillsbury Twin Pack Brownies (Sam’s...near bakery)- You could add Betty Crocker Cup

Cake Icing and a holiday cupcake pick or a cake mate sugar candy to make more festive.

You could also add some whipped cream topping and sprinkles.

*Holiday Lollipops (24 Pack) labeled 24 Christmas Pops $8.98 at Sam’s

*Dolly Angel Food Cake (Shop n Save)- You could add whipped cream and sprinkles to

make more festive.

*Hostess: Twinkes, Cup Cakes, Ho Ho’s, Ding Dongs, Honey Bun, Greek Yogrut Cakes-
Strawberry Swirl and Chocolate Swirl

NO Famous Amos cookies

NO Oreo Cakesters

 

CRACKERS/CHIPS:

- Rold Gold pretzels (plain, honey, cheese)

- Triscuits, Wheat Thins, Vegetable Thins (all flavors)

- Ritz crackers (NOT Ritz bits or sandwiches)

- Town House, Club, Toasteds crackers

- Cheez-Its, Cheez-It party mix, Cheese Nips, Better Cheddars

- Saltines, Oyster crackers

- Wheatables, Air Crisps, Munch’ems, Keebler Snack Stix

- Kashi Tasty Little Crackers (TLC)

- Town House Pretzel crackers

- Keebler Club crackers (not sandwich crackers)

- Shop ‘N Save house brand snack mix

- Kraft Handi Snacks cheese and crackers

- Cheetos, Doritos, Fritos, Tostitos (all flavors)

- Krunchers, Lays, Pringles, Jays, Cape Cod and Ruffles brand potato chips

- Popcorn (Pop Secret, Orville Redenbacher, Vics, Healthy Choice, Pelican Bay)

- Bugles, Sun Chips, Pringles snack stix

- Annie’s brand snack mix

*- Utz Holiday Pretzel Shapes (Sam’s) for Halloween and Christmas

NO SNYDER’S brand pretzels

 

ICE CREAM/POPSICLES:

(many of these can be found at Shop n Save as well as other stores)

- Popsicles

- Minute Maid, Tropicana Juice Bars

- Dole whole fruit bars

- Good Humor Fudgesicles, Scribblers

- Edy’s Fruit and Outshine Bars

- Original Bomb Pop

- Icee squeeze up tubes

- Orange push-ups

- Breyer’s brand

- Turtle Mountain and SO Delicious brands

- Blue Bunny brand varieties (no peanut or nut flavors)

- Shoppers Value Strawberry Shortcake

- North Star ice cream sandwiches

- North Star Chocolate Éclair Bars

- North Star Totally Tobular Orange Sherbet Treats

- North Star- Lotta Juice (popsicle) and Krispy Krunch

- North Star Ice Cream Cups- Vanilla, Chocolate Sundae, Orange Sherbet, Strawberry Sundae

- North Star Ice Cream Sandwiches and Mini Sandwiches

- North StarTriple Choc Ice Cream Sandwich and Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich

- North Star: Ice Cream Bar, Malt Krunch, Dream Bars, Fudge Bars, Lotta Fruit (popsicle)

- Stoneridge: Ice Cream Sandwiches, Ice Cream Bars, Krunch Bar

- Popsicle Brand: Jolly Rancher, Orange Cherry Grape, Twin Pops, Bubble Gum, Fudge Bars,

Orange Cream Bars, Red White and Blue

- Kemps Cookies N Scream (at Dierbergs in Oct 2012- Vanilla Flavored Orange Colored Ice

Cream with Cookie Pieces Between Chocolate Flavored Waffers for Halloween)

NO EDY’s brand ice cream

 

CANDY/FRUIT SNACKS:

- Fruit snacks (twists, gushers, roll-ups, etc.) PLEASE READ LABELS for any disclaimers

- Air Heads

- Blow pops

- Dum-Dum suckers

- Gummy bears / worms/ DOTS

- Hersey Kisses – Milk Chocolate

- Hersey Kissables

- Jolly Ranchers

- Junior Mints

- Laffy Taffy

- Life Savers (hard and gummy)

- Mike & Ike’s

- Milk Duds

- Necco Sweethearts boxes (candy hearts)

- Nerds

- Pixie Sticks

- Ring Pops

- Rolos

- Runts

- Sixlets

- Skittles

- Smarties

- Spree

- Starburst

- Swedish Fish

- Sweet Tarts (regular and chewy)

- Tootsie Rolls

- Tootsie Roll Pops

- Twizzlers licorice

- Whoppers

- Bottlecaps

NO Mars, Ghirardelli, or Wonka brand chocolate

NO M&Ms plain or peanut

 

*More Chirstmas Party Ideas

- Hershey Milk Chocolate Santa’s 12 oz (they are sold individually and in 6 packs)

- MI-DEI Gingerbread Men (found at Dierbergs in 11/12- 24 cookies are $3.29) in the Christmas

- Many red and green tortilla chips are safe (Check label)

- Most salsas are safe (Check label)

- School Safe Products from Dierbergs Bakery.....(They make brownie and cookie bars and

- Pop Tarts – Frosted Sugar Cookies flavor...found at Dierbergs

- North Star Peppermint Candy Ice Cream Sandwiches ...found at Dierbergs

- North Star 6 Frosty Mint Swirl Ice Cream Cups ...found at Dierbergs and Shop n Save...has red

- Holiday Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows

- Just Popped Theater Style Popcorn in red and green Colors (Shop n Save)

 

It is a good idea to have serving gloves while serving food!

 

*Revised Sept 16, 2014