Question about bake sale

Posted on: Thu, 09/06/2007 - 11:38pm
mom2boys1975's picture
Joined: 07/19/2007 - 09:00

We have a "back to school party" coming up and there will be a bake sale. I have volunteered to bake something for it.

I know there are other children in the school with peanut allergies. I was thinking of making up a tag that says "made in a peanut free home" to put on my goodies.
(for those that may remember me from another thread we have now 86'd the pb completely, too stressful)

I digress... Is there a point to this? Would you consider buying anything from a bake sale even if it said that? I'm not sure if I would which is why I ask.

What do you all think?

Posted on: Thu, 09/06/2007 - 11:48pm
Lindajo's picture
Joined: 10/14/2003 - 09:00

I think it depends on everyone's comfort zone. Yes, I think it would be helpful. Also, if your DD was to get something from there, she'd know it was made by you and would be safe.
I'd be glad to know that it was "made from a peanut free home" because I know there wouldn't be people eating peanut stuff all around and if I wanted to buy something for myself, I would consider buying it (I don't have PA). But for my DD, I wouldn't let her eat it anyway. No offense to you, its just my comfort zone.

Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2007 - 12:41am
kandomom's picture
Joined: 01/12/2006 - 09:00

I labeled from a "peanut/nut free home" when I baked cookies for a bake sale. This gave the peanut/nut allergic people the choice of whether or not they wanted to purchase. My DD bought them and they did sell out. I feel it is a nice courtesy and allows buyers to make the choice. Some people have looser comfort zones and would OK w/ this label.
I say go ahead and label your product! Happy baking!

Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2007 - 12:51am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

Based on confort zone, I wouldn't even buy something home-made with a *safe* label on it...I know, I am sorry. If it were store bought with a label, I would allow my kids to buy one from you(if you got individual packages(with ingredients on each package) and they could just *buy* one from you, so they feel like the other kids buying goodies)....I think that would be more up my zone. I know we all try to help these kids fit in, but even that is hard to do!!!! HUGS
edit to add...this is goign to differ form family to family, some would even allow the child to buy the reg baked stuff, some would buy your peanut-free labled stuff and some would avoid it all!!! But it's worth a try(and a great idea!!)
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 1/2(beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig, hamster & asthma)
Jake-6 1/2(peanut, all tree nuts, all seeds(sesame, sunflower, poppy, pine nut) beef, chicken, eggs, coconut, green beans/all beans, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-4 (peanut, tree nuts, milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig, hamster, grass, mold, dust mite and EE)
Savannah-1 1/2 (milk, beef and egg, dog(avoiding peanuts, tree nuts, strawberries, seeds, legumes and corn)
[This message has been edited by chanda4 (edited September 07, 2007).]

Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2007 - 1:48am
mom2boys1975's picture
Joined: 07/19/2007 - 09:00

Oh no offense at all! Like I said I don't know if I would allow it either.
I was wondering what others dealing with pa think about this though.

Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2007 - 2:18am
kandomom's picture
Joined: 01/12/2006 - 09:00

Yes- definitely a personal comfort zone thing. But the label gives those w/ a more relaxed comfort zone the CHOICE and that is always nice. Some families dealing w/ PA would be OK wit it, some not and that is OK.
Nothing wrong w/ offering the choice.
And really, it (PA) will be a non-issue for almost all the shoppers at the bake sale anyway. And they will buy w/ or w/out a peanut free home label.

Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2007 - 4:25am
Spoedig's picture
Joined: 09/17/2004 - 09:00

I too have considered adding the "peanut/tree nut free" home but decided against -- I know I would not purchase anything myself at a sale.

Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2007 - 5:22am
SallyL's picture
Joined: 02/20/2006 - 09:00

I wouldn't buy one unless it was made by someone I know and trust. But I WOULD appreciate seeing a label and seeing that someone is making an effort to make food safe. I also think it would help raise awareness - keep it fresh in others' minds that peanut allergies affect all sorts of things, including being restricted about what you can buy at a bake sale.
I'm sure there are people who WOULD feel comfortable buying it. I just personally don't like the idea of buying something for my kids that a stranger has made - allergies or not. So I'm not likely to buy anything at a bake sale! But that's just my paranoia! LOL I'm pretty laid back about other stuff.

Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2007 - 8:01am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I HAVE let DS have stuff that was baked in a peanut-free home. Even if I didn't know the baker personally, the teachers and school nurse did, and it was a PA home (not just "Oh, we don't like peanuts). I have since met the baker and spoken to her, and it sounds like her comfort zone is tighter than mine.

Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2007 - 8:25am
bethc's picture
Joined: 04/18/2005 - 09:00

There were baked goods at our church bake sale marked "peanut-free". I personally wouldn't buy them because I don't know what they mean by that. It may be just someone who means well but doesn't understand cross-contamination. But if I brought things I made, I'd put "made in a peanut-free home". There are PA people who would be okay with that. I think I'd also list the ingredients. And I'd make sure it was sealed well so it couldn't get cross-contaminated at the sale.

Posted on: Fri, 09/07/2007 - 10:32am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Years ago, had I seen your sign at a bake sale, yes, I would have purchased items from you. Nowadays, I don't purchase ANYTHING from bake sales. It's some thing I developed about eating food from other peoples' homes.
However, having said that, if it was something that my son really really really wanted to buy (so exciting he could not possibly resist [img][/img] ), I would let him.
Did I just do a major contradiction of myself? [img][/img]
See what happens when you spend too many Friday nights (and every other night of the week) alone? [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]
There but for the Grace of God, go I.

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