Between 1997 and 2010, the number of people allergic to peanuts quadrupled and there was a 265% increase in allergy-related hospitalizations. Today, food allergies affect one out of every 13 children and send someone to the emergency room every three minutes, according to food activist Robyn O’Brien. Yet each Halloween, parents of children with food allergies have two choices: Send kids into a minefield of allergens or force them to stay home. This year, make yours a safe house with allegen-free, vegan, organic and fair trade, individually-wrapped minis from PASCHA Chocolate. Want to try? You can win some, just in time for Halloween!
This year, make your Halloween treats safe for kids with food allergies with PASCHA Chocolates. Want to try? You can win some, just in time for Halloween! The fact is, conventional chocolate is typically made with (or contains trace elements of) common allergens like peanuts, milk, tree nuts, soy, wheat, gluten and egg, which can trigger food allergies. USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO, and fair trade, as well as vegan, paleo and kosher certified, PASCHA Chocolate is not only allergen-free, it’s made in an allergen-free factory.
I first discovered PASCHA Chocolate at Expo West this year, where just a taste of the delicious chocolate had me hooked. Developed by a longtime chocolatier who became aware of the problem while raising two daughters with food allergies, PASCHA Chocolate goes the extra mile to make sure their delicious bars and chips are as pure and natural as possible.
This is so important, especially when it comes to Halloween, when we spend more money on chocolate than any other holiday of the year—nearly $4 billion in 2013, according to USA Today. For the past two years, I’ve asked readers to boycott Hershey—the biggest chocolate manufacturer in America—because of delays in implementing third-party certification to reduce the prevalence of child labor, forced labor, child trafficking and verbal, physical and sexual harassment in Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana, where the company sources its cocoa. I even published a Better Halloween Candy Guide to help parents navigate away from companies like Nestle, which phased out artificial food additives in their European confectionary line three years ago, but have yet to make the same move here in America.
But there’s no navigation needed when it comes to PASCHA Chocolate. Available in 55%, 70% and 85% cacao, individually wrapped PASCHA Chocolate minis ensure that what you’re giving—and getting—is safe for all the kids in your ‘hood.
Want to win some PASCHA Chocolate just in time for Halloween? Enter here!