I have added a new product to my range: nut-free date coconut balls made with the following certified organic ingredients:
- raw cacao butter
- medjool dates
- extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil
- desiccated coconuts
There is no added sweetener - the dates are sweet enough in my view. The healthy saturated fats (raw cacao butter and coconut oil) slow down the release of the sugars in the dates to avoid insulin spikes and crashes- particularly important for children or those with blood sugar issues. Raw cacao butter is the saturated fat part of the cacao bean which gives the balls that lovely chocolately taste without the stimulatory caffeine hit as no raw cacao powder is added.
These balls retail at the same price as my activated nut balls and my raw cacao balls- $15 for a packet of 6x20g balls. To purchase simply contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (0407 871 884) to arrange a mutually-convenient time for you to collect from my home in Bronte.
I have been making these balls for many years for my kids to take to school as most, if not all, schools nowadays are strictly nut-free. I hand over a large packet to each of my kids' teachers at the beginning of each year and ask them to give my kids 1 or 2 balls whenever a classmate is celebrating their birthday as a substitute for the (usually heavily processed) birthday treats that are brought in for the class to share. Because my kids love these balls so much, and because I have explained the dangers of processed foods to their health, my kids are totally fine with this arrangement (so far!).
I decided to add these nut-free balls to my product range on an ongoing basis because I have been receiving increasing questions from mothers asking me what healthy nut-free snacks they can offer their children especially in substitute for processed foods typically offered at birthday parties. So here's my answer! My raw cacao balls are also nut free but because they are 75% raw cacao powder content they are typically too strong/stimulatory for children ('tho not for my 5 year old daughter - she has somewhat regrettably inherited her parents' fondness for caffeine!).
If you do purchase these nut-free balls I would love your feedback on what you and your children think of them. Enjoy!