First Fresh Chicken Sausage Review: Gluten-Free and Allergy-Friendly


I’m so excited to share with you another allergy-friendly product that is absolutely delicious….and healthier!

Last night I added these dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free First Fresh Chicken Sausage to our breakfast-for-dinner menu.  I paired it with baked apples and biscuits, and it was the perfect combination.

First Fresh Sausage Review~Gluten-Free & Allergy-Friendy~Mom Vs. Food Allergy

I cooked these breakfast sausages in a skillet, and I was happy with how easily they browned and cooked quickly.  The aroma from the sausages that filled the kitchen was so good, and I couldn’t wait to dig in!  In a separate skillet I was making my hubby the Hot Italian Sausages, and they smelled just as yummy.  Since they’re chicken sausages, there was so little fat (if any) in the pan, which is a good thing (because it’s not camping out on my hips after I eat them-ha!).  However, I did add a little oil to the Hot Italian Sausages because they started to stick to the pan, but it was not a non-stick skillet.

So, what did we think?  We loved them!  Well, the adults loved them.  We think that the breakfast sausages were a bit on the peppery side, making it a no-go for my 4-year old.  My 7-year old dipped them in syrup to off-set the spicy flavor.  They have a Maple Chicken Sausage, that I think my kiddos might like a little better.  I’m so happy that they are peanut-free, tree nut-free, dairy-free and egg-free, making it safe for Superman!

Overall, they were a hit and I would definitely work them into our weekly menu again.  My husband had the Hot Italian Sausages, and he thought they were delicious, but only a mildly hot sausage.  To give you an idea of why he gave it a mild rating, he likes to coat things in hot Sriracha sauce, and appreciates spicy foods.  If you’re like me, you may prefer their Mild Italian Sausage.

To take a look at their allergen statement, check here.  It gives you a good idea of their sensitivity to food allergies.  I felt really comfortable with this statement, but keep in mind that many of their sausage products contain dairy and I believe some other products (not sausages) contain egg.  For specific allergy concerns and questions, contact the company here.

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**This post was sponsored by First Fresh in which I was sent sausage products for review.  All opinions are my own, and I did not receive payment to share my opinion.

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Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels Now Made in Peanut-Free Facility! Enter the Giveaway!


Disclosure:  This blog post and giveaway is sponsored by Snyder’s of Hanover.

Just in time for Back-to-School lunch packing, Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels are now made in a dedicated facility that is completely peanut-free!  The timing couldn’t be better, as pretzels are an easy ingredient to a school lunch.

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While Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels never actually contained peanuts, they are now in a peanut-free facility, making them completely safe for those with peanut (and tree nut, as I understand) allergies.  All of Snyder’s peanut products are produced in a separate facility in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.  For those avoiding gluten, there is also a gluten-free variety that is also peanut-free.

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Snyder’s of Hanover‘s press release states, “Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels made in any of the company’s peanut-free facilities will have the packaging clearly marked with a  peanut-free icon and allergen information.  Many of the products, including favorites such s Pretzel Minis, Pretzels Sticks, Pretzel Snaps and Pretzel Rods already display the new allergen information and are on the shelves now.  Remaining products with updated graphics will be on store shelves but the end of the year.”

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Our family couldn’t be happier about this new, peanut-free news!  My son immediately asked if we could make chocolate covered pretzels!

To help spread the word of the newly peanut-free #PretzelsBaby, Snyder’s of Hanover is sponsoring this giveaway!  Enter below for a chance to win!  Share this post and be sure to use the hashtag #PretzelsBaby.

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