Chocolate! Allergy Friendly! FREE!

If that headline got your attention, you’re probably a chocoholic like I am.

Did you also say this mantra when being tested for food allergies? Please don’t let me be allergic to chocolate. Please don’t let me be allergic to chocolate. Please don’t let me be allergic to chocolate.

Ha! You ARE a chocoholic like me!

Fortunately, to my great relief, I am NOT allergic to chocolate!

Unfortunately, I AM allergic to dairy, eggs, soy, gluten, corn and vanilla–all ingredients that are typically found in most chocolate.

For a long time, I was sad. Very, very sad. Especially during Valentines Day and my birthday. And maybe also Thanksgiving and Easter . . . and all the days in between.

But now I’ve recently discovered Amanda’s Own Confections. Actually they discovered me (thank you! thank you!), and it just so happens the month of April is both my celiac college son’s and my birthday month. Yes, I know the lemon in the sunglasses looks way too young to have a kid in college (or perhaps that’s why An Allergic Foodie uses a lemon for a Gravatar! LOL!).

Chocolate Bar Giveaway. Enter to win by Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5 PM EST

Chocolate Bar Giveaway.
Enter to win by Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5 PM EST

Anyway, back to chocolate. To celebrate our birthdays,  Amanda’s Own Confections wants to give one lucky person a present–a box of chocolate bars! That’s right! An entire box. TWELVE BARS OF GLORIOUS CHOCOLATE.

These chocolate bars make me close my eyes and moan–maybe that’s too much info?–and there are only three ingredients: Cane sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter. So this makes them free of dairy, nuts, gluten, eggs, sesame, and fish/shellfish. (Why any fish would be in any chocolate is incomprehensible, but I’m told it happens.)

Here’s what you need to do to enter (you only have to do one, but if you do all I will do a happy dance and post it on You Tube*).

  • Write a comment below telling me how much you love chocolate (and my blog, of course).
  • Follow @anallergicfoodie on Instagram and like one of the pictures of Amanda’s chocolate bars. I’ll be posting several.
  • Follow me on Twitter–that 2,000 rule is killing me!–and tweet this blog post  with hashtag #amandasown
  • Like my Facebook Page and give a thumb’s up to one of my posts mentioning Amanda’s Own Confections.
  • Pin this blog post on Pinterest.

The contest will end on Tuesday, April 22, 8 PM EST. Must live in the U.S. to enter.

Ready. Set. Go!

I hope you win!

*I won’t really do a happy dance on You Tube because my sons, and maybe my husband, would be mortified.

Chocolate! Allergy Friendly! Free! first appeared at Adventures of An Allergic Foodie.

20 thoughts on “Chocolate! Allergy Friendly! FREE!

  1. I couldn’t imagine winning these chocolates. I just found Amanda and my son got an easter bunny for the first time in his life. He is 8. We are allergic or sensitive to so many things in our house that finding chocolate bars/candy is just hard! But we can’t live without chocolate that would be a sad sad life.

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    • Theresa, So happy your son was able to eat Easter candy this year. I have older kids, but one is allergic to dairy/egg and one has celiac disease. I am so happy Amanda’s is available, too! Best to you and your son.


  2. I am so excited about this! I am a choco-holic but also have TONS of food allergies, including wheat, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, and dairy. It is nearly impossible to find safe chocolate to eat and I am eager to give this a try!

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    • Sounds like we have a lot in common, Amanda! Check out Amanda’s Own Confections website
      The sunflower cups are the only ones that aren’t free of the top 8 allergens; all the rest are! And everything I’ve tried have been so yummy. Not like the “other” brands I’ve tried.


  3. Thank you for doing this! I have missed chocolate terribly since I was diagnosed with a soy allergy 3 years ago. It seems harder than ever to find #soyfree chocolate. Thank you for feeding my obsession!


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