{Snacks & Allergies} Carley’s Animal Cookies

by Leighann on April 26, 2013

Always use the consumer package for nutritional information as formula and ingredient changes may occur at any time and may not match the information provided here.

My daughter was so excited that the snack served at school one day was not only milk-free, but that the package specifically said that it was made in a facility free of nuts. The school nurse snapped a picture of the box and messaged it to me so that I could remember what to look for at the store.

I looked at every grocery store in town before finally going to Carley’s website. I found out that Menard’s carried the brand…of all places! (Menard’s is a Midwest chain similar to Lowe’s or Home Depot.)

I went to Menard’s in search of these animal crackers and was so bummed that the box stated that it was made in a facility with tree nuts!

It just goes to show that if your child has a severe food allergy, you need to check the package every time.

Carley's Animal CookiesCarley's Animal Cookies

Q and I popped into Menard’s for something else and I thought I would check out the snacks again. This time the box said that it was made in a nut-free facility. Score!

We put four boxes into our cart, lol!

I will say that although we couldn’t purchase too many of the Carley’s snacks because they either had milk or were made in the same facility as tree nuts, I am completely impressed that the company has very thorough labeling, far exceeding government standards. If only every company cared enough to actually label for potential cross-contamination.

That afternoon I did a little math to determine the weight of a 15 carb serving and made up a bunch of single-serve bags.

Carley's Animal Cookies

(Carley’s is actually part of Pures Food Specialties, Inc.)

Further Reading

100-Calorie Snack Packs (15 carb make-ahead portioned snacks)

More posts about food allergies

More posts about snacks

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julie April 26, 2013 at 9:33 am

I’m new to the CWD world, my daughter was dx on 3/10/13 (DH WAS DX 14 years ago, but he takes care of himself for the most part.)

I have another child with multiple food allergies.

Sounds super challenging to have both in one kid.


2 Tim Brand April 26, 2013 at 9:50 am

Cool. I have a Menards close to me, ill check out their snack sections and not just the tools.


3 Lisa April 26, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Great, need to look for these…hope they carry them somewhere in the PNW – will check their site.


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