Well labelled, well packaged snacks and real food have a place in my pantry. Whether it’s for on-the-go nourishment or a treat, for an after school snack for one of my kids or their whole sports team, an outing or school trip where I pack my kids their own food, I am always looking for organic and nut-free, whole food, plant-based, shelf stable “fast food”. When I actually find products that are truly organic, vegan and nut-free (not free from nuts, but actually allergen free) that also taste great, I love to share and support, as the more that are bought and enjoyed, the better – for the companies with hearts and heads in the right place, for us, who love the convenience but have a commitment to clean, real food and have allergies, and also for our world, in dire need for a better food system for all.
Because things change quickly, and it’s best practice in any case, please always read labels and check before ordering and eating. We have linked directly to the company’s allergen statement on their website for you to read and review if they had one, and we otherwise checked directly with the companies to make sure the snacks are actually peanut and nut-free in addition to any other claims (and suggested they add an allergen statement if it doesn’t exist).
LUKE’S ORGANIC Luke was diagnosed with celiac disease at 7 years old, and couldn’t find a chip he loved, so he created his own. Gluten-free, organic, and nut-free, these snacks are not just great tasting, they’re also a great source of fiber and protein! Try Luke’s multigrain chips, crackers, potato chips, and clouds.
For a complete list of their ingredients, click here.
NEAL BROTHERS Neal Brothers makes it extremely easy to filter for nut-free products like their popcorn, kettlechips, and tomato sauce on their website. We love their organic blue corn chips with added organic flax seeds (paired perfectly with Neal Brothers Organic Salsa in a glass jar).
To filter through Neal Brothers’ nut free offerings click here and select “nut free”.
MARY’S GONE CRACKERS We love that Mary’s Gone Crackers uses only organic ingredients, while also supporting local suppliers with fairly paid workers. Dare we say their Super Seed Crackers are the perfect vehicle for hummus? While most of their products are nut-free, their new Thins and Minis are baked in another facility on equipment that is also used for dairy, soy, and tree nuts. Check out their online shop which indicates which products are peanut/nut free.
For more information, visit their FAQs page.
SWEETS FROM THE EARTH Sweets from the Earth cakes, cupcakes and cookies are not only made with safe and clean ingredients, it’s what’s NOT in them that will impress you even more – with every bite! You can even buy their ready-to-bake doughs and enjoy your own sweet, natural and sinfully delicious fresh baked treats! One of their bakeries is completely nut-free (and the other is gluten-free) so everyone can enjoy their sweets.
For all of the products made in their nut-free facility, click here.
NEW MOON KITCHEN COOKIES Lovingly hand made for over a decade, these cookies taste and feel like you baked them yourself right in your very own kitchen! They have over eight different flavours so you’ll be sure to please any cookie lover. Everything is made in their peanut and nut-free facility.
To read their allergen statement, click here.
GO RAW Go Raw’s pledge is to provide the healthiest, most flavourful foods ever made. No nonsense. No gimmicks. No nuts. Organic seeds dehydrated at a low temperature, making it LIVE, makes the perfect snack or meal replacement.
To read Go Raw’s nut-free guarantee, click here.
GIDDY YOYO Hand crafted chocolate bars other products made from raw cacao that are made to enhance feel good moods and emotions in the hopes of one day changing the world (changing the world through raw, vegan chocolate…now there’s something to get giddy about!). All of their products are made without nuts and tree nuts – and are also organic, wild-crafted, vegan, and kosher.
MADEGOOD These granola bars and granola minis contain a full serving of veggies from 6 different sources (but you would never know it)! They are made in a dedicated facility free from the 8 common allergens: peanut, tree nuts, wheat, dairy, egg, soy, sesame, fish and shellfish. Plus, all MadeGood products are organic, gluten free, and certified non-GMO.
They confirmed with us in an email that they are completely nut-free.
NATURE’S BANDITS These organic fruit and veggie snacks are as delicious as they are adorable. Made with real food ingredients (none of the bad stuff), they come in blueberry and mixed berry flavours, and are made and packaged in dedicated nut-free facilities. Although they’re currently only available in the US (and on amazon), keep your eyes out for them in Canada soon.
HERBALAND PROTEIN GUMMIES These Canadian made vegan gummies are an amazing source of fibre and protein, and there’s only 1g of sugar in the entire bag! They’re made with organic, non-GMO, fair trade ingredients, and are free from all allergens (they’re made in a certified gluten-free facility, and confirmed they’re nut-free too!).
ZEGO Everyone will love these fruit and seed bars (even people who don’t like bars!). And, in addition to taste, this company is serious about nutrition and food safety. Not only are they made in dedicated facilities, but you can actually scan the QR code on each box to see the results for that bar’s batch test.
Click here to read about Zego’s Food Allergen Safety Program.
BARE FRUIT Bare Fruit makes apple, coconut, and banana chips that are simple, flavourful, and crunchy (we recommend the organic apple chips!). They are baked, free of preservatives, and a great source of dietary fiber.
Here is where they state they are nut-free (except for coconuts, of course)!
VEGGIE-GO’S These aren’t your ordinary fruit strips or leathers. These ones are made with organic whole fruits AND veggies, and have no added sugars or preservatives. These tasty treats are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
While the facility where Veggie-Go’s are made does process tree nuts and milk, Veggie-Go’s are made on dedicated allergen free equipment in a dedicated allergen free room, as stated on their FAQs page here.
MATT’S MUNCHIES All the fun of a fruit roll-up, with no added sugars, preservatives, or artificial anything. And these school safe snacks are made in a facility free of peanuts, soy, or dairy. Just delicious, real, organic fruit ingredients.
Click here for where they describe their nut-free facility in their FAQs.
YOU LOVE FRUIT LEATHER These delicious snacks are packed with dried fruits, vegetables, and superfoods.
In an email, they told us their entire line is made in-house in a dedicated nut-free facility.
SURF SWEETS The Surf Sweets line of candies are made with Organic Fruit Juice instead of conventional corn syrup and doesn’t use anything fake to colour or flavour their gummy bears or worms. Made in a facility free of the top 10 most common allergens, including peanuts and tree nuts. You can’t ask for a better decoration for ice cream sundaes & cupcakes!
Click here to read their statement on allergens on their FAQs page.
YUMMY EARTH Yummy Earth began with two dads who cared about what their kids were eating. Only the finest ingredients go into their candy – they even use black carrots and organic pumpkin for fabulous colour in their organic lollipops!
Click here and scroll down to their FAQs for their statement on nuts.
NUD FUD Satisfy your craving for something sweet or savory with these crunchy, raw, vegan, gmo-free, gluten-free snacks. Various superfood flavours taste great with some avocado, seed butter, coconut jam, or just enjoy plain on their own!
They confirmed in an email that their products and facility are peanut and tree nut free.
THE HEALTHY CRUNCH We absolutely love that these kale chips are peanut-free and nut-free, making them safe for school lunches and camp too (even the cheezy ones)! Featuring bold flavours, this snack is made from organic and whole ingredients.
To read their allergy statement and why they are nut-free, click here.
SIMPLY GUM An all natural chewing gum that comes packaged in a box, not in plastic! No aspartame, BHT or other toxic chemicals, just real, vegan, and organic ingredients. Available in 6 great flavours, you can enjoy this seriously good chew.
In an email, they confirmed with us that their gum is nut-free and made in a nut-free facility.
CHIA SQUEEZE My kids love this convenient, fun snack made from organic chia seeds infused with organic fruits and vegetables. Please note their facilities are not certified nut-free, although they use post-allergen cleaning procedures and perform allergen testing to ensure the lines are allergen-free.
In an email, they confirmed with us that their Chia Squeeze does not contain nuts or tree nuts, although it shares equipment with coconut.
GREAT BEAR PALEO BITES These fueling bites are perfect for active people on the go. They’re grain-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free and vegan – and come in 4 yummy flavous.
In an email, they confirmed with us that their paleo bites are nut-free and made in a nut-free facility.
MUSTACHE MUNCHIES These little mustache-shaped bites are like the goldfish crackers from your childhood — except they’re also organic, non-GMO, vegan, and gluten-free. We were pleasantly surprised to learn they ‘re made from garbanzo bean flour, kale, and chia too.
In an email, they confirmed with us that their munchies are nut-free and made in a nut-free facility.
ZAK ORGANICS CRUNCHY PEAS You’ve never had green peas like this! Zak starts with crunchy, whole, organic, Canadian-grown green peas and creates bold flavours using herbs and spices (the Smoky BBQ flavour is super!). Not only do they make and package the snacks, but they grow the green peas too!
To read their allergy statement click here. Please note that while they don’t use any nuts or treenuts in their product, they are made in a facility that also processes nuts and tree nuts. In an email, they confirmed the equipment is taken apart and cleaned every night, and their goal is to have their own, nut-free facility soon.
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