Nut free food: biscuits, cakes and crisps

Are you looking for nut free biscuits? Searching for a safe birthday cake?

If so, check out the list below which includes both:

  • Dedicated “nut free” food brands; and
  • Details of other food manufacturers which, according to their product labels or information on their website, do produce some nut free products.

Manufacturers do change their recipes (and their production arrangements), so please do check the product label for yourself each time, and make your own enquiries of the manufacturer, if you are in any doubt about whether something is safe.

I will add to the list as I come across more nut free brands and products … and do let me know if you have any product recommendations!

Please see the main nut free food page, for a complete alphabetised list of all the nut free food brands listed on Nutmums.com.

Biscuits (sweet and savoury)

Barkat

(bread, cereals, crackers, ice cream cones, pasta shapes)

The website listing for the alphabet shapes pasta (for example) states:

Nut allergy information Barkat

Carr’s

(savoury biscuits)

Note: United Biscuits produce a list of Products suitable for a nut and peanut avoidance diet, which is regularly updated. 

Crawford’s

(biscuits)

Note: United Biscuits produce a list of Products suitable for a nut and peanut avoidance diet, which is regularly updated. 

Doves Farm

(pasta, cookies, baking ingredients)

The website listing for Lemon Zest Cookies (for example) states: “These award-winning cookies are baked in our dedicated gluten free bakery in Wiltshire that does not use gluten, milk, peanut, egg or soya.”

Their website FAQs give more detail, see for example Q: What allergens do you have onsite, and where?

DS Gluten Free

(bread, biscuits and pasta)

Note: DS Gluten Free told me at the Allergy Show in October 2013 that if a DS Gluten Free product doesn’t have a “may contain nuts” warning, it has been made in a nut free environment.

Jacob’s

(biscuits, crackers)

Note: United Biscuits produce a list of Products suitable for a nut and peanut avoidance diet, which is regularly updated. 

McVitie’s

(biscuits)

Note: United Biscuits produce a list of Products suitable for a nut and peanut avoidance diet, which is regularly updated. The July 2015 list includes milk chocolate digestives, ginger nuts, jaffa cakes, rich tea and more…

Oreo

(biscuits)

Nut allergy information Oreo

Pennywise

(savoury biscuits)

Note: United Biscuits produce a list of Products suitable for a nut and peanut avoidance diet, which is regularly updated. 

Cakes

Anniversary House Sugarcraft

(cake toppers)

Note: Creative Party confirmed by email in August 2014 that “Our cake toppers do not contain nuts, however some of the colours used are produced in a factory where nuts are present”. If I can find out more details, I will update this entry.

The Frank Food Company Limited

(FRANK snack bars)

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Heavenly Cake Company

(cakes)

Nut allergy information Heavenly Cake Company

It’s Nut Free

(cake bars, cereals, chocolates, snack bags)

Nut allergy information It's Nut Free

Just Love Food Company

(cakes)

Nut allergy information Just Love Food Company

Matthew Walker

(Christmas pudding)

Nut allergy information Matthew Walker

Orgran

(cakes, pasta, bread and snacks)

Nut allergy information Orgran

Crisps and similar snacks

Inka 

(corn snacks)

The website listing for Roasted Giant Corn (for example) states:

Nut allergy information Inka Snacks

Kettle Chips

(crisps)

Nut allergy information Kettle Chips

Penn State

(pretzels)

Note: The label states “These snacks were produced in a nut free factory”.

Pom-Bear

(children’s teddy shaped crisps)

For other nut free food items…

Please see:

For an A-Z list of all brands featured on Nutmums.com, see here.

2 comments

  1. Hi looking through this site I am finding it impossible to get onto any of the listed companies each site says sorry not available. I am hunting for biscuits / cakes and food that is nut free it is a nightmare trying to buy anything, listings that I have looked at all contain palm oil and I don’t know if that should be avoided also rapeseed oil

    1. Hi Moira – thanks for letting me know about the broken links – now updated (the United Biscuits product page had moved on the UB site – I’ve just updated the above list to go through to the July 2015 version). We tend to stick to McVities for biscuits / cake bars (check out the safe options on the UB product list) and Just Love Food Company for birthday cakes etc (they do tray bakes in stores too, plus cupcakes that you can order directly from their website). If you haven’t seen it, the Anaphylaxis Campaign has some information on palm oil and rapeseed oil here (http://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk/what-is-anaphylaxis/knowledgebase/vegetable-oils) (we don’t avoid them – but they were something my son was fine with before we found out about the peanut allergy). Hope that helps – if you’d like any other recommendations – always feel free to post a question on the Nutmums facebook page (www.facebook.com/nutmums). Louise

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