Great news! The Just Love Food Company has launched a fantastic new product: individually wrapped cupcakes.
The cupcakes were a big hit with my children on the taste front and, from my perspective, they are ideal for taking to my son’s friends’ parties and including in his safe treats box for school.
The Just Love Food Company’s nut safe promise
As a family, we are big fans of the Just Love Food Company’s cakes for birthdays and special occasions. They made my son a fantastic bespoke Spiderman cake for his birthday last year and I’ve just bought one of their “decorate your own” cakes for my daughter’s birthday this week.
If you haven’t already heard of the brand, I can’t recommend them highly enough. Founded by Mike and Karen Woods in 2010, two of the couple’s three children have nut allergies (read their story here). They therefore understand first hand what shopping for a nut allergic child involves and, specifically, the difficulties nut allergic children can face joining in with food-centred social occasions such as birthday parties.
The company makes a nut safe promise, explaining:
“We know that even the smallest trace of nut contamination can have a detrimental effect, so whilst we can never make a 100% guarantee (although we try 100% of the time), we have taken every possible step to make sure they are the safest on the market and safer than making it at home.”
As Mike sums it up:
“My children eat these cakes and I wouldn’t want to put my own children at risk.”
The company is, I believe, currently the only manufacturer of nut free cakes in the UK which are sold in the supermarkets. Their celebration cakes are available in Asda, Sainsburys, Tesco and Nisa.
The new cupcake range
As I’ve written before, since diagnosis, my go to cake brands are the Just Love Food Company (for birthday cakes) and, for small cakes, I used to buy Fabulous Bakin Boys cupcakes and muffins. That all changed last October, when Fabulous Bakin Boys announced their products would no longer be nut free.
Since my son started school last September, I’ve been amazed at the speed he has rattled through the contents of his safe treats box. Someone’s birthday? Their mum sends in cake and D instead has a treat out of his safe box. Halloween. The same. Ditto Christmas. The safe treats box idea has has worked well for us. However, it seems far more inclusive if he can enjoy a similar treat to his friends, where possible. 50 children munching cake and the boy with a peanut allergy with some chocolate buttons? Although he might enjoy his treat, he’d stand out less if he could have a cake too.
Step forward the Just Love Food Company with their new cupcake range. The cupcakes are £20 for 48 (which includes shipping costs) and are currently available directly via their website. For the ingredients list, see below.
The company are selling the cakes in quantities of 48 (4 boxes of 12), to keep the shipping costs as economical as possible. If 48 seems a daunting prospect, just to say: they are suitable for home freezing. (In fact, my son’s teacher has put a few in the school freezer ready for the next celebration day!)
If you would like to order, please contact the Just Love Food Company via their website.
Fingers crossed we see them on the supermarket shelves soon too!
Ingredients List for Individually Wrapped Cupcakes
SPONGE: Sugar, Free Range Egg, Wheat Flour(Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin, Thiamin), Vegetable Fat: Palm Oil, Rapeseed Oil; Water, Dried Skimmed Milk, Raising Agents: (Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate Wheat Flour); Humectant: Glycerine; Whey Powder (Milk), Salt, Potassium Sorbate, Natural Flavouring(Vanilla).
SWEET FILLING: Sugar, Margarine [Vegetable Oil (Palm, Palm Kernel, Rapeseed), Water, Salt, Humectant (Glycerine), Natural Flavouring (Vanilla).
ICED SUGAR DISC: Icing Sugar, Sugar Gum [Glucose, Vegetable Oil (Palm, Rapeseed), Water, Sugar, Humectant (Glycerine), Stabiliser (Gum Tragacanth)],
For Allergens including cereals containing gluten see ingredients in bold
Due to Manufacturing methods during production, this product may contain traces of Soya