Thursday, September 11, 2014

NEW Dare Bear Paws & Wagon Wheels With Wowbutter Are Peanut-Free & CONTEST! (~OVER~)


First Day of School, September 2014
The first week of September was the busiest week of the year for our family, with all five of the kids in school for the very first time.  Although we shopped ahead for back-to-school clothing, backpacks, lunch bags, and school supplies, it still felt like we were pressed for time.  On the first day of school, we scrambled to assemble the lunches that we'd made the night before, get a good breakfast into the kids, get them dressed, washed, and out the door in time for school.  It was definitely a scramble!

To add to the chaos, teacher assignments were not handed out until the first day of school, so parents and students alike congregated in the school yard without any foreknowledge.  However, it didn't rain on us that morning, and neither of my kindergarteners kids cried on the first day of school, so the day was a success in my eyes!

This year the kids have suddenly become fussy about lunches and snacks; our 9-year-old will no longer eat sandwiches, and the other children will not eat certain meats.  To address this problem, we've gotten the kids involved in choosing their own lunches and two school snacks.  In the snacks category, the kids must select one nutritious snack (ie: an apple, pear, carrot or celery sticks), and one snack of their own choice (either nutritious or "fun").

The kids' school is peanut-free, so all lunches and snacks have to fall into that category.  And rightfully so, as some children in my kids' classroom have life-threatening peanut allergies.  It's that serious of an issue.  On that important note, Bear Paws and Wagon Wheels now make snacks with Wowbutter, a peanut-free spread that tastes like peanut butter, so they’re appropriate for school lunches.  The snacks are portable, individually packaged and labelled peanut-free.

The snacks from Dare Foods are available in 3 different varieties: Bear Paws Morning Snack Wowbutter and Strawberries, Bear Paws Minis Chocolate Chip & Wowbutter, and Wagon Wheels Wowbutter.  All varieties can be purchased in major grocery and mass merchandise stores across Canada.

My kids like the taste of Wowbutter, and my oldest child thinks the flavour tastes like a cream filling.
The Peanut-Free Bear Paws & Wagon Wheels Are a Hit!
And they're made better too; take a look at the nutrition in Bear Paws Morning Snack Wowbutter and Strawberries:

· 3 g protein per pouch
· 8 g whole grains
· 3 g of fibre
· No artificial colours or flavours
· No trans-fat
· Peanut-free


Did you know that Bear Paws has it's own Facebook page?  Follow them for tasty snack ideas, latest news, promotions and contests!

Disclosure: I am participating in the Dare Bear Paws and Wagon Wheels blogger program with enCompass Media and received product and payment as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

WIN This Dare Canada Prize Pack From SnyMed.com!
CONTEST (~OVER~)

WINNER: Tina F.

WIN a tasty Dare Canada prize pack from SnyMed.com, including Dare Canada snack products (Bear Paws Morning Snack Wowbutter and Strawberries, Bear Paws Minis Chocolate Chip & Wowbutter, and Wagon Wheels Wowbutter), lunch box containers, an ice pack, a water bottle, a lunch bag, a back pack, and a $25 Visa or Mastercard gift card!  Note: prize may not be exactly as shown, and may include substitutions, including in product, styles, or colours shown.  Contest open to Canada, and ends on Thursday October 2nd, 2014.   

How to Enter:
Leave a COMMENT below stating if your child or grandchild's school is peanut-free OR what Dare Canada snack product you (or your child/grandchild) would like to try the most.  Then, use the entry form below to enter the contest.  GOOD LUCK!


48 comments:

  1. My son's school is not nut free, however, he has a classmate with a severe nut allergy so his classroom has gone nut free

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  2. My daughter's school is not nut free. I'm sure that would change if there were students with nut allergies but it's a small school so there isn't yet.

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  3. Our school does it on a case by case basis. So sometimes my kids classrooms are and some years they aren't.

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  4. our school is peanut, tree nut and sesame free

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  5. My daughters school was nut-free last year but not this year! My kids want to try the bear paw minis

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  6. We have tried everything except the wagon wheels so we would love to try them absolutely love these products. Wow Butter is amazing . Thanks for chance. Little one isn't in school yet .

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  7. My daughter's school as a whole is not peanut free, but her classroom is nut free because a girl in her class is allergic to nuts. There is no lunchroom in the school, the children all bring their own lunches and eat in their classrooms, so any classes with allergies have a big sign on the door stating what allergens are banned from their particular classroom (and a letter goes out to parents of children in those classrooms at the beginning of the year).

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  8. The school isn't technically nut free, but some of the class rooms are, and they prefer snacks to be nut free if at all possible. They take bears paws regularly as part of their snack :)

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  9. My grandchildren's school is peanut free.
    Julie G

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  10. My grandchild's school is peannut free. She loves bear paws

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  11. Our school when we were young was not peanut free, we didn't even think of such a thing.

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  12. nut-free school!...... My grand kids want to try the bear paw minis

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  13. My girls' school is not officially peanut-free but no one brings foods with peanuts according to them.

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  14. My neice and nephew's school is peanut free.. I think they would like the bear paw minis...

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  15. not nut free but they'd love the wagon wheels

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  16. We'd like to try the Wagon Wheels.

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  17. I would like to try the wagon wheels.

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  18. My grandchildren love wagon wheels.
    Florence C

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  19. My kids school is not peanit free. I know we are lucky because many schools are!

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  20. Love them Wheels of the Wagon

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  21. My Grandkids both love Dare Bear Paws.

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  22. Peanut-free is the rule for the school.
    Also, not sharing snacks -- as much as they want to.

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  23. It has been awhile since we have tried Wagon Wheels, so that is what we would love to try the most.
    DOREEN LAMOUREUX

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  24. I would like to try the Bear Paws Minis the most!

    (Karla Sceviour)

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  25. My daughter isn't old enough to go to school yet but the school she will be going to next year is both peanut and fish free. Chloe had a peanut allergy that she outgrew by the time she was 2 (thankfully) so I know how important tasty peanut free treats are. These days, she even prefers the taste of WowButter over regular peanut butter!

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  26. the school is peanut free, but they've also requested that parents not send wowbutter to school as it is "too hard to tell the difference" lol. I think we'd enjoy the wagon wheels.

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  27. My daughter goes to daycare, and it is peanut free.

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  28. We'd love to try Bear Paws Morning Snack :)

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  29. I would like to try Bear Paws Minis Chocolate Chip & Wowbutter the most :)

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  30. My daughter isn't in school but i do know the school that shes going to go is peanut free

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  31. My girls all attend nut free schools. My eldest loves wagon wheels and my other two little ones would love to try dare bear paws morning snack

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  32. Thank you so much Jenna for the win..My kids will love this

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  33. Haha for a second I thought it was me since I read Tina. Better luck next time...

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