Friday, October 26, 2012

Food for Thought: Maplehurst Bakeries {Peanut Free} Cupcakes

With Halloween next week, many classrooms will be having parties and treats. For those with children in peanut free schools or classrooms, finding ready-made fun snacks can often be a challenge.
I was so thrilled when I was contacted about doing a review of Maplehurst Bakeries {Peanut Free} Cupcakes. Even though Little Miss is now gluten free, I thought back to her first few years of school and how I would have *loved* to have been able to quick run into a store and buy a guaranteed peanut free cupcake from the bakery department. Something my fellow food allergy parents understand, it's a luxury we do not get to enjoy freely.

This type of review was going to take my full focus. My sole attention. My entire lack of will power.
So yes, I may have had stacks of cupcake packages in my house. I may have shared some of them with coworkers. I also may have taken one flavor in particular into my basement and disappeared for a few hours. Maybe...
Okay! It's TRUE! Twist my arm...
The Red Velvet & Cream Cheese Icing Cupcakes and I have a special relationship.
I hid. And ate them. They were *mine*!
And they were delicious. :)
I was also able to try from my local Walmart, one of many Maplehurst {Peanut Free} Cupcake retailers, the Cookies n' Creme and the Halloween/ Autumn Sprinkles variety.
All were delicious! I took one of the Halloween batches into my main office at work to share. By lunch hour, they had all but vanished! Mission accomplished. Share the joy, save my thighs! (Actually I was saving myself for more Red Velvets later - Shh! Don't tell!)
With Maplehurst products, each package is carefully noted as a {Peanut Free} product for your comfort and making them easy to find.
Pictured on the left above is the standard Maplehurst Label you will find on their cupcake packages - Notice the peanut free logo in the upper right corner.
On the right are special labels that are used at Walmart retail locations. The cupcakes are made by Maplehurst for Walmart, however, please make sure you look for the packages that have the peanut free logo and say "Made in a Peanut Free Facility" or "Peanut Free Product" on the label. I say this because Walmart has similiar brown colored labels on other items they sell in the bakery department. The logo and special "Peanut Free" notes are your friends for safety! 

Rest assured, Maplehurst is committed to providing safe cupcakes for those with allergies:

·  No peanuts or tree nuts are utilized in the manufacturing of products at the Manchester facility.
·  No peanuts or tree nuts are warehoused within the Manchester facility.
·  The equipment at the Manchester facility is not used to manufacture anything containing peanuts or tree nuts.
·  Maplehurst tests for the presence of peanuts and peanut products in the Manchester facility. However, due to the lack of accurate and reliable testing methods for detecting the presence of all tree nuts, Maplehurst cannot and therefore does not make the claim that its products are “tree nut-free.”
·  Products made and labeled in the Manchester facility bear a “peanut-free” logo and/or a statement that claims “Made in a peanut-free facility.” 
These peanut free cups of goodness are economically priced and available at your fingertips!
The next party or event you're attending, please take a moment to look for that {Peanut Free} logo or label and share the goodness!
To learn more visit them online at or follow them on twitter @PNutFreeCupcake


  1. This is awesome!!! I've never even heard of this brand! Although I usually bake the cupcakes myself, this is great to know in case I want to buy something instead!

  2. Red Velvet is my favorite too. Thanks for this post. Now I know where to get PF cupcakes for my girl's classroom events.


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