SafeMama Review: Van’s Gluten Free Mini Waffles

By Kristie Turck •  Published 10/06/08 •  2 min read

Last updated on August 20th, 2022 at 12:34 am

Breakfast is good again. I’ve mentioned before, and I believe many parents of kids with allergies do the same, that I try to find equivalents to what the other kids are eating for my son.  About twice a week, his school provides a hot breakfast, so I needed to find something for him to eat while the other children were chowing down on silver dollar pancakes and french toast sticks.  I wound up finding Van’s Gluten-Free Waffles.

My son doesn’t have a gluten allergy, but these waffles happen to also be egg and dairy free.  And these are good, tasting like regular waffles.  I got the “mini” waffles to bring into to school, because they’re a good size for toddler’s hands, but I also got the regular waffles to keep at home, so that my whole family can eat the same thing for breakfast.

Now, of course, depending on how serious your child’s allergies are, you still want to read the box.  Van’s gluten-free products, like many other allergen-free products by other manufacturers, are created at a plant that also makes products that contain eggs, dairy and wheat. Van’s states that “good manufacturing practices [are] used to prevent cross-contamination…”

By the way, did you click on that nifty little link above to the Van’s website?  It’s rather impressive.  In addition to “gluten-free”, you can also search for products by other criteria like “nitrate-free,” “vegan” and “no artificial flavors”.  Just select a product and then “sort by”.  And you can click on their “store locator” link, select your product, and enter you zip code.  So you know in advance whether a particular store normally carries the particular thing you need.  Awesome.

 

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