Mommy Greenest Approved: PASCHA Chocolate Fights Food Allergies
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!
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Giving out vegan chocolate peanut butter cups.
Yum!!! I love Justin’s version 🙂
Probably, Yum Earth candies.
Those are great! Organic and fair trade, love it!
We don’t get many visitors; in fact, we usually only get two young adults who live nearby in a residential program for the developmentally disabled. They like any kind of candy, so I make sure I have a generous amount for both (and a little extra in case I get surprised). My brother is also developmentally disabled, and Halloween is his favorite day of the year, too. When we were kids, I’d give him anything in my bag that had coconut, and he’d give me something with caramel in return. Worked out great!
Symbiotic, I love it!
I don’t get many trick or treaters but will have to buy some for my mom who gets a ton of kids. Healthier treats would be a great way to introduce parents and kids to better goodies options.
Yes, absolutely. Thanks Therese!
I am giving out pinecones and pennies.
I like to give out little bags of chips as there are so many sweets. Then I can enjoy leftovers too. 🙂
I live in a rural community so we just dont have anybody that comes to the house. But, I gave up giving out candy years ago in lieu of other things like stickers or trinkets like folding fans or mini decks of cards or pencils.
We’re never home on Halloween so we don’t give anything out. If I did it would probably be something non-candy like stickers or something like that.
I live in an apartment block so nothing. Except maybe something to myself!!
Not sure yet. I need some ideas. Maybe Glee Gum.
These look great!
I haven’t decided yet what I’ll be giving out. I still have a couple weeks to make up my mind…
Chocolate! I plan to go to my brothers house because more kids show up and its fun!
Oh I am so not a fan of the big H!
We usually give out bubbles and stickers.
I’m giving out little candycorn temporary tattoos
Ooh great idea!! I have to find those! Where do you get them?
no, I’ll be out of town this year so I will not be giving out.
Hopefully I am giving out this candy! Would love to be able to give out some of this fantastic
individually wrapped chocolates!
Lots of chocolate
Organic, pretty please?
This year we will be out of town on Halloween so we aren’t giving out any treats.
We don’t typically get trick-or-treaters because we are at the edge of town. We do have Reese’s PB Cups available if we do.
There are some GREAT natural, organic peanut butter cups available now if you want to check those out!
We don’t get trick-or-treaters, but if we DID, I love the idea of being able to give these out. 🙂
I live in a gated condo community so we don’t get trick or treaters.
We are giving out Mike and Ike’s Variety packs and PEEPS.
Pumpkin bran muffins
Mini candy bars
Organic fair trade? Yes!
We don’t get TOO many trick or treaters so I’ll find some special chocolates to give out this year, maybe the fancy kind you get on the good side of the candy area 😉
The organic side!!! 🙂
We are giving out chocolates (have a hubby who insisted on buying candy he loves eating so he gets all the leftovers!)
I give mini playdoh and a chocolate to the little kids and chocolate to the bigger kids.
I love the playdoh idea! There are great dye-free playdohs too these days…!
not giving out, going trick or treating instead
this year we are giving out a little cutie orange to each kid
That’s a GREAT idea! I love this!!