With Easter a couple of weeks away, finding a basket for our farm kids is easy because we make coiled fabric baskets, and they make beautiful Easter baskets.
Filling them with candy is a challenge though because my grandson is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. There is some candy like Peeps, Gimbals, and Tootsie Roll products we can buy because they have good allergen warnings detailing what they contain.
If you read the back of most Easter candy, you will likely find they contain a generic allergen warning stating it ‘may’ contain or ‘may’ have been manufactured in a facility that ‘may’ have handled peanuts, nuts, etc. It lists everything but the kitchen sink and means we don’t buy it.
Finding chocolate items to include in our baskets is the biggest challenge, and we consider ourselves fortunate that we can buy delicious Sun Cups from Seth Ellis Chocolates which are produced in their nut-free and gluten-free facility in Boulder, Colorado.
They come in three flavors: caramel, mint, and sunbutter with either milk or dark chocolate covering. They can be ordered on-line or picked up at some grocery stores in single or double cup packages. We love them because they are produced in a nut-free environment, taste delicious, and are low in carbohydrates (7-10 carbs per cup).
If you want a beautiful Easter basket for your children or grandchildren that you can use from year to year, take a peek at our line of baskets at 1840 Farm’s Mercantile.
For some high quality chocolate cups to put in your basket, check out Seth Ellis Chocolates. Maybe next year Seth Ellis Chocolates will produce a chocolate Easter Bunny – now that would be something to shout about!
Until there is a chocolate Easter Bunny produced in a peanut-free environment, my daughter will continue to make her beautiful Easter Bunny creations. We especially love the one that drives a tractor. 🙂
Farm made, home made or store bought, we hope you have fun filling your Easter baskets.
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