Being an allergic child is difficult, especially around Christmas. Fun-looking, unsafe food is everywhere. Parents do their best to make dairy-free treats that are “just like” the ones everyone else has, but it’s not the same. Where is the pretty wrapping? The fun shapes? The sparkly foil? Where is the Advent calendar with chocolates in it?! Enter Amanda’s Own Confections. Every morsel is made in their top allergen-free facility.
Tasting Notes for Amanda’s Own Chocolates
Amanda’s Own makes chocolates for every major holiday and just about any occasion, but we sampled several of their Christmas confections. The chocolate is pleasantly semi-sweet—not too overpowering for a child’s palate but definitely chocolate-y. This isn’t surprising, considering the ingredients are just evaporated cane juice, chocolate liquor, and cocoa butter.
The Present Box
The really exciting part for me, though, is the beautiful packaging of the Present Box. Eight tiny, sparkly packages waiting to be unwrapped and enjoyed.
Chocolate Advent Calendar
In addition to the Present Box, we had the chance to try Amanda’s Own Chocolate Advent Calendar. It features their delicious semi-sweet chocolates nestled in a colorful Christmas box. I was expecting each day’s door to reveal a gift-shaped chocolate like those in the Present Box, but no! Behind each door is different chocolate shape, which makes it all the more fun. The extra Christmas day Santa chocolate really impressed us! This was the first year we were able to enjoy chocolate Advent Calendars in our home.
Other Christmas chocolate items Amanda’s Own features include Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Chocolate Bars, Santa Totes, Angel, Santa, and Snowman Chocolate Lollypops, and Solid Santas. Allergic children can so easily feel left out of the fun of eating special treats, especially around the holidays. Thanks to Amanda’s Own, they can have their own festive chocolates, too.
If you’re looking for an everyday treat (or perhaps a Halloween surprise) instead of a holiday one, look no further than Amanda’s Own’s Sunflower Cups. The bottom layer is a combination of their chocolate and sunflower seed butter, the middle is an extra dose of pure sunflower seed butter for an added flavor boost, and it’s topped with pure chocolate. That extra sunflower butter layer takes these cups over the top! Everyone in our family loves these, even the peanut butter cup devotees.
More Allergen Notes
Amanda’s Own is at the top of our Brands that use a Dedicated Dairy-Free Facility List.
All of our products are dairy-free, nut-free, peanut-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, egg-free, corn-free, sesame-free, mustard-free, shellfish-free, crustacean-free, sulfites-free and lupin-free.
The don’t even use latex in their facility!
The Facts on Amanda’s Own Chocolates
Availability: Amanda’s Own chocolates are sold exclusively through their website below.
Certifications: We did not note any certifications on Amanda’s Own Chocolates.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Amanda’s Own chocolates are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For Product Information: visit Amanda’s Own at www.amandasown.com
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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Favorite Holiday Chocolates
I order Amanda’s Own chocolates for Christmas, Easter, and other holidays. Their Advent calendar is my favorite, and I order it every year. Their chocolates have great flavor, and I never have to worry about cross contamination. They also have wonderful customer service.