Chex mix alternative

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 12:26am
qdebbie1's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/10/2005 - 09:00

I am looking for a manufactured item that can be replace the oh so necessary(sarcasm) chex mix at my church. This is a big church so I am not looking for a recipe or an expensive health food store item but something in a big bag that I can offer to replace that stupid peanut flour product.
Thanks

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 1:16am
Lori Anne's picture
Offline
Joined: 07/13/2005 - 09:00

What about something like this?
[url="http://www.fritolay.com/fl/flstore/cgi-bin/products_munchies.htm"]http://www.fritolay.com/fl/flstore/cgi-bin/products_munchies.htm[/url]
They do have milk and wheat. Double check the ingredients to be sure they are in your comfort zone. The only problem: I've only seen them in smaller bags (not individual size though). I don't know what size bag you need or if they are willing to get a few smaller sized ones.
Good luck.
edited to say: uh oh...another problem. If you have anyone allergic to milk, these would not be good at all. They have that powdery cheese that sticks to your fingers and then gets all over everything. I'm sorry. I didn't think about that at first.
I guess I wasn't a help at all. Sorry.
[This message has been edited by Lori Anne (edited June 11, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 1:28am
qdebbie1's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/10/2005 - 09:00

Yes, that was helpful.
No offense to people with milk allergies...but we do not have one. If there was one in the church, I would be totally repsectful of their needs but no one has spoken up so milk is just fine with us.

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 1:29am
qdebbie1's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/10/2005 - 09:00

In fact, the guy who is in charge of another church program my kids attend works for frito lay so I am going to get with him and see if he can get them in bulk for me.
see...very helpful. thanks

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 1:34am
Lori Anne's picture
Offline
Joined: 07/13/2005 - 09:00

I'm glad that will work out.

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 2:06am
maphiemom's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/01/2005 - 09:00

We have Bits and Bites in Canada it is Christie product , it has no peanut products , I hope you have it where you are.
To my shock I don't think the US has Christie as a Kraft Brand, it seems to be nabisco , which I think is all Christie here.Sorry I am of no help I suppose.
[This message has been edited by maphiemom (edited June 11, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 2:08am
maphiemom's picture
Offline
Joined: 12/01/2005 - 09:00

[url="http://www.kraftcanada.com/en/ProductsPromotions/A-C/BitsBitesSnackMix.htm"]http://www.kraftcanada.com/en/ProductsPromotions/A-C/BitsBitesSnackMix.htm[/url]
I sure hope this works

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 2:47am
anonymous's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

In the past we have eaten something called Gardetto's. I believe it is made by General Mills. You may want to look that up. I am not sure if it is still safe. I know about 1 year ago we had it and it was fine. And I am not sure why we have not eaten it...just forgot about it. I had seen it at Wal-Mart in the past.

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 3:24am
lj's picture
lj
Offline
Joined: 01/26/2006 - 09:00

I mixed up a big amount of my own type of mix for my son's camp last year. It went over great. You can use different cereals, popcorns, sunflower seeds (we used David's), safe choc chips, raisens, etc. At least it doesn't have all the added fat and you know what goes into it.
We have also had Gardetto's in the past and the Frito Lay one.
LJ

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 4:01am
anonymous's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I have used both the Frito-Lay mix and the Gardetto's on occasion. But what my family really loves is the mix that Utz makes (not sure--may be a regional brand?). I have found Utz is very good about labeling, and their website indicates that they are pretty well-informed on allergies.
------------------
[url="http://www.the3day.org/boston07/deedaigle"]http://www.the3day.org/boston07/deedaigle[/url]

Posted on: Mon, 06/11/2007 - 4:41am
anonymous's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Quaker Oats makes a kid party mix that appears to be peanut safe.

Pages

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by beachgal2020 Thu, 07/09/2020 - 2:17pm
Comments: 173
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Thu, 07/09/2020 - 2:08pm
Comments: 714
Latest Post by beachgal2020 Thu, 07/09/2020 - 1:51pm
Comments: 483
Latest Post by doggydude (not verified) Wed, 07/08/2020 - 6:06am
Comments: 9
Latest Post by doggydude (not verified) Wed, 07/08/2020 - 6:00am
Comments: 14
Latest Post by SmilinMo Tue, 06/09/2020 - 11:29am
Comments: 7
Latest Post by MoRich Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:06am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by Sarah McKenzie Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:57pm
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Wed, 05/20/2020 - 9:30am
Comments: 5

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

Peanuts and Nuts Can Trigger An Asthma Attack

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAI), more than 3...

There are more "peanut-free" products than ever on the supermarket shelves. This means more choices than ever for peanut-allergic shoppers and...

It Is Easy To Buy Peanut Free Chocolate Online

Ask any parent of a child with a potentially life-...

How Do You Determine If A Food Is Safe For A Peanut Allergic Person?

The answer varies. “Peanut-free” means different things to different...

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a New Drug Application for an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) designed for use with...

Fact 1: Over a third of food allergy reactions happen after the first known oral...

It can be easy to overlook the presence of nut allergens in non-food items because the allergens are often listed by their Latin or scientific...

It’s hard to think of Chinese food without thinking of peanuts. China is the world’s leading peanut producer, and that’s not a coincidence....

Soymilk is one of the most popular alternatives to cow’s milk. As well as being rich in fiber, soy is a great source of protein and contains all...

My mom was at a lakeside restaurant enjoying fish and chips when her mouth began tingling. The next day at a family gathering, we had grilled...

Peanuts and peanut oil are cheap and easy additives to food and other commercial goods. It is surprising (and alarming if you have a...

Vegetable oil is healthy before it is hydrogenated and a process that requires adding hydrogen to unsaturated fats. Oils that are often...

Although it's true that peanuts are in many snack items, there are several snacks that do not contain peanuts. Anyone who has a peanut...

The most frightening thing about a severe allergic reaction to a new food is that it can happen so fast. If parents are not looking for allergic...

It may never be safe to begin feeding peanut butter to your baby or toddler if you have peanut allergies in your family. If either parent or one...

Families who have food allergies are familiar with reading food labels and of being aware of everything that they or their allergic child eats....

If a parent is alert and observing their toddler when peanuts are first introduced, the chance of the child receiving help if she has a reaction...

For those who don't have experience with peanut allergies, going 'peanut-free' often seems as easy as avoiding peanut butter sandwiches and bags...

Dealing with food allergies can be difficult, especially if you're not sure what's 'safe' to buy. This is especially true for those with severe...

Are you craving sweets? Those with peanut allergies must be especially careful when indulging their...