Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Perserve My Son CAN Eat!! (Link to Giveaway!)

A few years ago, we discovered that my son has an unusual allergy...he is allergic to something called benzoate. This is a preservative often used in dried fruits or preserved fruits--especially in jams and jellies. His allergy is not serious, thankfully, so he can have a very small amount without getting sick.

Because of my son's allergy, we have to be very careful what brand of jelly we buy. Most jellies use benzoate as a preservative, and--get this--it is not required by the FDA that it is listed as an ingredient! We have had to learn (sometimes the hard way) which brands are safe, and which are not.

Smuckers is a safe brand! Their preserves are all natural, which is healthier for all of us.

Smuckers has recently come out with some new flavors that I would LOVE to try...especially the Orchard's Finest Michigan Red Tart Cherry. Doesn't that sound wonderful??

I just entered to win an Orchard’s Finest product sampling in branded crate over at The Dirty t Shirt. I would love to have a whole sampling of jellies that are safe for my son to eat!

This giveaway ends on December 15, so hurry over HERE for your chance!


  1. I am always amazed and all of the products that contain preservatives. They are so hard to avoid even if you read every single label. I always opt for Organic because organic product do not contain any additives and preservatives (at least artificial, toxic ones).

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