I have a cake in the oven right now and completely forgot that it's going to a nut-free school for the teachers. Is Betty Crocker nut-free? There's no where on the box that says it may contain nuts. I'm making Butter Pecan and it's artificially flavored. Should I be concerned? I'll call the 1-800 number in the morning but I'm wondering if I need to start over again with plain old white...
Hi, I'm answering as a mom of a kid who used to have severe food allergies. Thank God, she's outgrown them, but believe me, I know all about food allergies.
Some artificially flavored products still have the allergen present. They use part of the original to make the copy, so to speak.
If the school is nut-free, I wouldn't take that cake. I know it sucks now, because it's already in the oven, but some kids are just too sensitive to nuts for artificial flavors.
Thanks for your response! I would rather know now than have it thrown out before it gets through the doors of the school! I'm a student teacher and I think I have a lot to learn about allergies!
In case anyone is interested in this topic - I called Betty Crocker and they assured me that their cake mixes are made in a nut-free facility. I also inquired about the flavouring and they said there is absolutely no nut products in it.
Just bumping so others will know.
I'm allergic to tree nuts and I gotta tell you, if told me it was a Butter Pecan cake I'm not gonna eat it, whether reassured by a phone call to Betty Crocker or not.
Folks who take their allergies seriously are pretty leery of eating things they didn't make anyway.
It was nice of you to check though!