Monday, April 02, 2007

If you have a peanut allergy in your family-read this and know this!!

Dear Snickers with almonds,

You cannot imagine how happy I was to discover your new candy bar a couple of summers ago. At last I was able to share the goodness that was snickers with my dear hubby who is only allergic to peanuts-not almonds. We both loved this candy bar and it was a treat we were able to share. Wedded bliss.

Fast forward to last week when I was treating myself but did manage to share a tiny bite with my groom. I was having a little guilt because his bite was so small. Little did I realize, my selfishness probably saved his life. He said, "I know we eat these all the time, but my mouth feels tingly." I ruffled in the trash and retrieved the wrapper only to find "contains peanuts" all over the wrapper. He rinsed his mouth and spit out as much as he could, took two benadryls while I had a couple of mini-strokes.

I am fuming mad. Most people do not read wrappers of candy bars they have eaten a million times UNLESS there is a wrapper redesign. My husband's allergy is not anaphylactic-thank goodness or he would be dead.

I really think you should go ahead and redesign the wrapper and maybe even rename the "Snickers with almonds" to "Snickers that still has peanuts but we added an almond or two". Such sneakiness is very uncalled for in this day and age where so many people are allergic to peanuts.

No longer your biggest fan,

1 comment:

Amber said...

I think a peanut allergy would be THE WORST! Amazingly enough, a friend of mine had a very serious one and went to see an allergy accupuncturist who was able to cure it.