JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Skeeter Snacks, LLC, maker of Skeeter Nut Free™ snacks that are loved by everyone and safe for people with peanut and tree nut allergies, today announced it will exhibit at Natural Products Expo West in the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif., from March 11-13, 2016.
With nut allergies being the most prevalent of all food allergies and experiencing a 400% growth in incidence since 1997, all consumers need a solution – not just nut-allergy families.1 Skeeter Nut Free offers great-tasting, wholesome snacks made from whole grains and natural ingredients, with no artificial preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, or trans fats, making Skeeter Nut Free the perfect choice for school lunch boxes, team sports snacks, birthday parties and every pantry.
The company will display at Booth #166 and feature fan favorites Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies and Cinnamon Grahams and new flavors Double Chocolate Mini Cookies, Shortbread Mini Cookies and Honey Grahams.
Skeeter Snacks is building a leading consumer products brand and is driving the nut-free category, ultimately making it easier for all families to make the safe choice. Since 2014, the company:
- Earned shelf space in more that 1,200 chain retail stores, including Wegmans and Central Market;
- Introduced three new flavors;
- Launched a relationship with JetBlue Airways to become the only cookie served to its customers; and
- Can be found in major school markets, including New York City, Miami, Orlando, Dallas, Houston and San Francisco.
About Skeeter Snacks
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Skeeter Snacks was founded by two fathers of nut-allergic children frustrated by the lack of great-tasting, safe snacks for their families. The company's mission is to create foods that are readily available, loved by all and ensure safety and inclusion for people with nut allergies. All Skeeter Nut Free™ products are made in a dedicated nut-free facility with an audited nut-free supply chain, and each production run is tested internally and by third parties before being released for distribution. Skeeter Nut Free™ chocolate chip mini cookies are available as a complimentary offering in the JetBlue Airways snack basket, seen and enjoyed by millions of JetBlue passengers annually. All Skeeter Nut Free™ products meet the nutritional requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kid Act for inclusion in school nutrition programs as a whole grain and are served in schools across the country. For more information, please visit www.skeeternutfree.com or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/skeeternutfree.
1 Journal of Pediatrics volume 128, number 1, July 2011: The Prevalence, Severity, arid Distribution of Childhood Food Allergy in the United States
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