Red Robin Redeems

Today I received a phone call from our local Red Robin’s kitchen manager. (See my post When our Old Stand-By Disappoints for a recap of a recent negative experience there.) I suppose corporate saw “allergy issue” in my email and automatically handed my complaint to the kitchen manager when, in fact, it was a front-of-the-house, not kitchen, staff issue.

The kitchen manager is terrific. She wanted to let me know how seriously she and her staff take food allergies, and she said that Red Robin wants to be known for how well they handle patrons’ allergies. She discussed some of the extra precautions the kitchen takes when they’re alerted to a diner’s food allergy:

  • Clean prep area and obtain clean pans and utensils
  • Change gloves
  • And soon they’re going to implement a new procedure which will require a manager to oversee the preparation of the meal when someone comes in with a food allergy

I explained that my concern stemmed from the fact the kitchen was never even alerted to my kids’ allergies, and that re-training of the front-of-the-house staff was necessary. She told me that she would take care of ensuring that training occurs, and I believe she’ll follow through.

I learned from this experience that I did something wrong too and I’ll correct how I communicate with servers and managers going forward: I should have told our server about all the allergens we are avoiding, not just my kids’ known allergy (peanut). In my quest to offer succinct, simple information, I usually tell servers about the kids’ peanut allergy, but we follow the usual protocol of having them avoid tree nuts due to the high probability of cross-contact with peanut, and because they’ve never eaten tree nuts, we don’t know whether they’re truly allergic to any of them. I always check both the peanut and tree nut sections of the allergy menu though, so I should have communicated both allergens as being problematic. If I’d said, “My kids are allergic to peanuts and tree nuts,” the server, who kept insisting that the kitchen was peanut-free, probably would have changed his attitude and used the “allergy alert” button when entering our order since there are tree nuts (walnuts) in the kitchen.

We will certainly give Red Robin another chance, because as I posted before, the great majority of the time we’ve had a positive experience with regard to food allergy management. And my kids have eaten their safely dozens of times in the past.

Training Summer Camp Providers

While researching suitable summer camps for my kids, I contacted our local Brickz for Kidz owners and asked whether they could accommodate the kids’ food allergies and felt comfortable administering the Auvi-Qs if necessary. I was drawn to their camp because my daughter had done an in-school “field trip,” and their website said that all campers had to bring a nut-free snack.

One of the owners responded that, while most of the staff consists of preschool and elementary school teachers who are already trained in anaphylaxis and administering the auto-injectors, she was looking for an affordable class for the owners and for those summer staffers who weren’t already trained. I told her about the free online training that EpiPenTraining was offering, but didn’t realize at the time that their training was free for only three months.

This week, she emailed me asking if I could teach the class. I’m ecstatic that I get to thoroughly train the people who will be responsible for keeping both of my kids safe for a week this summer! But now I have just three weeks to put together concise yet comprehensive training that can be used as a “train the trainer” module so that they feel comfortable recognizing and treating anaphylaxis and also educating other teachers.

Here’s a quick brain dump for a class outline that I’d love feedback on:

  1. Pre-Training Quiz (so I can find out what they do/don’t know and they can realize where their knowledge limits are)
  2. What is food allergy? (basic info about how food allergy is on the rise, immune system differences for a person with food allergies, Top 8 allergens, bee/ant/insect bite allergies, how any food can be allergenic, how food allergies can develop at any time throughout life and to foods safely eaten in the past, that 20-25% of epinephrine administrations in schools involve individuals whose allergy was unknown at the time of reaction, delayed reactions)
  3. Anaphylaxis overview: signs of anaphylaxis, what occurs in the body during anaphylaxis, how a child may describe an allergic reaction
  4. Anaphylaxis first aid: auto-injector administrating, call 911, lie patient down, administer epi again if symptoms don’t resolve, etc.; demonstration of EpiPen & Auvi-Q
  5. Resources: Food Allergy Action Plan, FARE, Auvi-Q website, EpiPen website
  6. Post-Training Quiz: go over quiz questions again to ensure all points discussed and understood, additional Q&A

I will leave them with a handout of the presented information and I’ll give them an Auvi-Q trainer and an EpiPen trainer.

If anybody has any feedback on the outline or has other things to add, I would REALLY appreciate it!

When our Old Stand-By Disappoints

Red Robin logo

We usually have great food allergy management at Red Robin, and it’s one of our go-to restaurants.

Update: Please see my post here with Red Robin’s response.

Last night we went out to eat at our usual place: Red Robin. As much as I’d like to try the more eclectic, local restaurants that focus on healthy, locally-sourced ingredients, I just haven’t made an effort to pick one and work with the general manager to determine whether my kids could eat there safely. So our old stand-bys are our old stand-bys because we’ve eaten there safely in the past, they’re chains – which means there is a certain amount of consistency among stores – and because menu changes are infrequent. Red Robin and Chipotle are our go-to places, and the kids’ favorite is Red Robin, so we’ve eaten there probably 50 times in the last year or so. Ninety percent of the time, we’ve had a great experience. Last night wasn’t one of them.

Printed Allergy Binder was Nixed

If you’re a frequent patron of Red Robin and someone in your family has food allergies, you’re probably familiar with the Allergy Menu, which is a three-ring binder with a section for each of the Top 8 food allergens. People with, say, a peanut and soy allergy can flip to those two sections to determine which meals are free from soy and peanut, or how to order to ensure those ingredients are left out. We knew that as of late-April Red Robin was discontinuing the printed allergy binder and instead was directing patrons to the app or website for allergy information. No big deal, right? Wrong.

I already had the phone app, and when I was alerted to the new procedure a few weeks ago, I opened the app but, for the life of me, couldn’t find where allergen information was. (I still can’t.) It’s easy enough to find on the website, but it’s a bit of a pain to navigate the website from my phone. So last night before we left the house, I used my computer to visit the website and check the menu. This means that my kids have to determine what they want to order before we leave – not a huge deal since they generally stick with just a couple of favorites. But last night, as I navigated the site, I was dismayed to find one of their favorites – the grilled cheese sandwich – absent from the menu when I selected peanuts and tree nuts as ingredients to avoid. As a test, we deselected all allergens except fish to see whether the item would appear. It didn’t. So we concluded that they’d made a mistake and left off the grilled cheese entirely. To me, this is extremely frustrating. Misspell a word or have text overlap an image on your website, and I’ll forgive you. But if your patrons’ lives are relying on the accuracy of the allergen information on your website, triple check it before making the site live because mistakes are unforgivable.

Manager Issues

When we arrived at the restaurant, I told the hostess about the allergen error on the website and she said she’d send a manager right over (kudos for suggesting that and for following through). When I explained to the manager about the website, I told him, “I’m assuming the sandwich is still fine since we were just here less than two weeks ago and it was safe.” His response was, “I don’t know why it wouldn’t be. It’s just two pieces of bread and some cheese.” Oh, boy. I’m sure this manager had been trained in cross-contact avoidance in his own kitchen, but he clearly didn’t think through his comments before speaking or he doesn’t fully understand that the possibility exists for cross-contact further up the line in the food processing operation. I let it go, and I did allow my son to order his grilled cheese (which he ate safely).

Server Issues

Our waiter arrived and we ordered drinks. While he was getting them, I was kicking myself because the first thing I always mention to the server is: my kids have severe peanut allergies. (Actually, if the manager had been worth his salt, he would have found the server in charge of that station and would have already alerted him to the food allergies.) As soon as the server arrived with our drinks, I told him about the kids’ allergies. He said, “Oh, no worries. We don’t have anything with peanuts in our kitchen.” Again, OH, BOY! Please don’t ever tell a food allergy parent “no worries” or “there’s no need to worry” when you’re cooking or serving food to a child with food allergies. It’s demeaning and unhelpful. We will always worry, and you should too. That child’s life is in your hands and if your attitude is “no worries,” then you clearly don’t understand the responsibility that you’ve been given.

The second (actually is this the third or fourth?) red flag was that the server didn’t write down our order. I understand that memorizing orders is a nifty little trick that some servers like to employ to show their professionalism and dedication; however, alerting the kitchen to a patron’s food allergy is paramount. If you forget to tell the grill cook that I want my burger well done and it comes out medium, rectifying the issue is easily accomplished by throwing the burger back on the grill. If the kitchen doesn’t know about my kid’s food allergy and serves my kid his allergen, you can’t correct that.

For what it’s worth, my kids ate their meals, reaction-free.

Strike Three – You’re Out!

When the check arrived, I was utterly horrified that nowhere on our ticket (or chit, as the kitchen would call it) was the usual “allergy alert” verbiage that I’m so used to seeing. The ticket contains the same information that the kitchen sees, so I knew that if I wasn’t seeing “allergy alert – peanut allergy” on my ticket, the kitchen hadn’t seen it on theirs. I sat there for a second wondering how to proceed. I knew I wanted to talk to the server, but I didn’t necessarily want to rat him out to the manager because 1) the manager didn’t really seem overly concerned with managing our food allergies, and 2) I wanted the server to correct his mistake for future patrons, not get in trouble or get automatically annoyed with the next guest with food allergies because we “told” on him.

So when he came to gather my payment, I was going to point out that I noticed he’d neglected to enter the kids’ food allergies into the ordering system and, thus, the kitchen wasn’t even alerted to the fact that my kids meals should be treated specially. I can’t remember exactly what I said, but before I could get far, he interjected, with somewhat of a patronizing smile, with something like, “Oh, I’m trained in food allergies. When someone comes in with a food allergy, I enter information into the computer and then the kitchen knows about the allergy and they do things like change gloves, clean the prep area, and use clean pans to prepare the food.”  I told him that, yes, I know; however, on our ticket there was no allergy information. Again, he said, “Oh, but there are no peanuts in our kitchen.” I calmly told him I understood that…and at this point I wanted to patronizing smile at him and explain that all those extra precautions he just explained to me that the kitchen takes for food allergy patrons were not taken for my food allergic kids. And, yes, you may not see peanuts in the kitchen, but there are items on the menu that are NOT safe for people with peanut or tree nut allergies. I felt like he’d dug his own grave with the diatribe he gave me about how well he’s trained and all the precautions the kitchen takes and that he’d realize what a huge blunder he’d made, but he still didn’t get it and he didn’t even apologize. I left it alone but told him to please, next time, enter the food allergy information into the system.

And now I need to alert corporate to two things: the issue with the website and the staff at our local restaurant who, unapologetically, made big mistakes. I don’t know where this leaves us. I do think that my kids can still safely eat at Red Robin, but I think if we have another experience like that again, especially with the same staff members, I won’t be able to stay as calm as I did last night.

But this experience did teach me to never let my guard down, even at places we’ve visited time and again. Please continue to be diligent when you eat out too!

Let me know what you think. How would you have dealt with the situation?

Update: Please see my post here with Red Robin’s response.

Explaining What It’s Like to be a Food-Allergy Mom

"Don't worry. I'm a very safe driver and accidents don't happen often."

“Don’t worry. I’m a very safe driver and accidents don’t happen often.”

I recently had an issue related to food allergies with my kids’ school, our first big problem. The crux of the issue was that the parent association, which I’ve been actively involved in for a couple of months, had a mom in charge of implementing a new lunch program at our small private school where all the kids eat in their classrooms. I won’t bore you with all the details, but even though the mom in charge had reported at one of the meetings that she wasn’t going to include items with peanuts due to peanut allergies – and I thanked her for that decision, explaining to her that I had two peanut-allergic kids – she apparently changed her mind and decided to include PB&J on the lunch menu. I found out when I, along with the rest of the school, received the email announcement about the “great” new lunch program. Suffice it to say, I was shocked, but I realized that she obviously doesn’t understand what it’s like to be a parent of a child with life-threatening food allergies.

That experience made me think about how I could easily and vividly explain what it’s like to have children with severe food allergies to other parents. Below is the best I could do. I would love it if anybody has a better analogy so that parents of kids with no food allergies could better understand what we go through every day.

Imagine that your child has been assigned his own private chauffeur. The driver will pick him up each morning, drive him around for 30 minutes and then deposit him at school. At the end of the day, the chauffeur will pick him up from school, drive around for 20 minutes or so, and then return him home. The catch is that using the chauffeur is mandatory if you want your child to attend school and your child can’t wear a seatbelt while he’s being driven by the chauffeur. But there’s no need to worry because the chauffeur is a very safe and experienced driver, and bad traffic accidents are rare. Also, you can teach your child to stay seated during the entire drive so he has a better chance of staying safe.

Would you feel OK with this, or do you think you would have at least mild anxiety and feel you have little control over the safety of your child while he was being driven to and from school? I think most parents would be worried the entire time their child was in the car and would sigh with relief when their child returned home each day.

Dealing with anxiety comes with the territory when parenting a food-allergic child

Dealing with anxiety comes with the territory when parenting a food-allergic child

A food allergy mom feels this anxiety every morning when her child gets on the school bus and the entire time he’s at school, especially if she knows special events are occurring (e.g., birthday or holiday celebrations) or if students are often rewarded with food, and this is the relief she feels when her child returns home. Telling us that it’s our responsibility to teach our food-allergic children how to cope and navigate the world safely is condescending, as we already do that every day. And, just like in the chauffeur example, food-allergic children have to rely on other people to help them stay safe (i.e., they rely on the “chauffeur” and “other drivers”); they can’t control all the variables themselves. We don’t mean to be an inconvenience to others; we aren’t trying to quash your freedom by asking you not to consume our allergens near us. We are just trying to do what we think is necessary to allow our children to come home safely every day.

To Those Lucky and Empathy-Lacking Moms*

Conflicting ideasLately, there seems to be a lot of venom out there on the interwebs between the food-allergy moms and the food-allergy-free moms. This is par for the course, with uproar on both sides ebbing and flowing, usually flowing when an article or blog post is written about how childhoods are ruined when food is banned from birthday celebrations at school. In general, I try to steer clear of these wars debates for two main reasons. One, I feel like my family has a fairly good grip on both our food allergy management plan and our emotional state related to the kids’ allergies so there’s no reason for me to get inflamed about something that doesn’t directly affect us. And, two, I loathe reading insensitive comments from trolls who suggest things like, because my kids have life-threatening food allergies, their genes should just be allowed to be extinguished. You know, Darwinism in action.

For the most part, moms (and, less often, dads) who write these unsupportive articles with regard to how their child’s life is being unnecessarily inconvenienced – or ruined – by another child’s food allergies are not bad people. They most likely are merely lucky enough to have a neurotypical and healthy child and are suffering from their own disability: a diminished capacity for understanding and empathy**.

You see, your inability to empathize with my child’s life-threatening medical condition means that you’re teaching your child how to be rude and uncompassionate and a bully. And moreover, stop crying that your kid can’t feed cake to every other kid at school…since when is school your kid’s birthday party venue? And stop whining that, if you are given permission for the school to host your child’s birthday party, that you have to make a little extra effort to ensure all his birthday party guests – who have no choice but to be there – can participate in the event, which, you’re arguing, consists solely of scarfing cake. Teach him how to be a good host and accommodate his guests, not only so they’ll have a good time at his party, but also so it’s not interrupted by EMS taking a party goer out on a gurney while receiving multiple injections of epinephrine – or how about just so nobody dies at his party?

Am I saying that my food-allergic child is more important or precious than your child? Of course not. But it seems to me that you’re saying your child’s cake is more important and precious than my child’s life. That’s not only rude, it’s psychotic.

Given how prolific obesity and diabetes are, why are you even debating the merits of sending in sugar-laden treats for not only your child, but everyone else’s too? Save the birthday cake for the after-dinner celebration at your own home. Oh, you’re celebrating at home with another cake? No wonder nearly 18% of kids are obese.

If you’re too uncreative that you can’t think of a different way to celebrate another trip around the sun other than eating a piece of crappy cake, here are some ideas:

  • Give a dollar store trinket to each kid because we all know kids like those crappy gifts even more than they like crappy cake (pencils, erasers, stickers, pinball, paddle board, stuffed animals, bouncy balls, tattoos, bubbles, books, crafts, action figures).
  • Come into his classroom and do a craft with the students – tell the teacher that it’ll be less mess than cake and won’t really take any more time.
  • Negotiate a 15-minute longer recess and have the class sing happy birthday on the playground. This one is my favorite and probably the most appreciated by the kids and the teacher. The teacher should totally be on board since the kids will be occupied for an extra 15 minutes on the playground versus spending five minutes stuffing their faces with cake and then an hour bouncing off the walls from the sugar rush. Plus, she won’t have to clean up crappy cake crumbs from her classroom.
  • For younger kids, read a book to the class and then donate the book to the classroom.
  • More ideas

*Wow, this post took a complete 180 from where I intended it to go. I was initially going to tell the food allergy moms to calm it down a bit. The article yesterday kept making disclaimers that life-threatening food allergies were game changers and didn’t apply. I initially didn’t have a problem with the author’s perspective. We keep shelf-stable treats in my kids’ classrooms for birthday celebrations, which are just about weekly. It works for us. But as I wrote out my thoughts here, I decided that it really is silly for someone to argue so vehemently for celebrating birthdays with food at school when there are so many more important reasons to celebrate without.

**Instead of focusing on the inconvenience you feel for this one moment in time, picture instead what it’s like to live in the shoes of the mom of a child with life-threatening food allergies every single day. Below are some of the things you’d have to deal with (and to be honest, this barely scratches the surface). And by the way, I offer this information to provide perspective, not to receive pity.

  • Every time your child eats anything, you wonder whether this will be the time that you have to inject him, as he screams, with epinephrine, ride to the ER in an ambulance, and pray to a god you may not even believe in that he will be OK.
  • You know that the above is a possibility because when your child had that first reaction, you were dumbfounded by how quickly his lips and tongue swelled up, his eyes became red, and his skin looked blotchy. Then you watched him become lethargic and vomit, while he broke out in hives all over his body. At the ER, he just looked stunned, prone on the enormous hospital bed, you holding his chubby little hand as he wore an oxygen mask and a nurse took his blood pressure.
  • Going out to eat is such a production and so risky that you usually just don’t do it. Grabbing a quick dinner from the grocery store is never quick. All the nicely prepared foods in those long display cases are off limits since they’re made in a kitchen that uses your child’s allergens, as is the salad bar and hot food bar. So you’ll need to prepare dinner, just like every other meal. Shopping for ingredients that come in a package is time consuming since each label has to be read every time you buy it. But don’t worry, you’ll get used to making all of your meals from scratch.
  • When the school’s number comes up on your cell phone’s caller ID, especially around lunch time, your heart skips a beat as you snatch up the phone while praying again to that god you may not believe in that it’s not the nurse saying she thinks your child may be having an allergic reaction.
  • You can’t help but read the articles about the kids who died from a food allergy when they come up on your Facebook newsfeed, and you cry not only for the family who lost their child, but also because the possibility is real that one day an article like that might be written about your child.
  • A weekend spent with the grandparents feels like it requires more planning than the free time with your husband is worth. You pack all your child’s food for the weekend and present your food allergy reminder course to your in-laws before they leave with epinephrine auto-injectors in hand.
  • Play dates and sleep overs are always at your house. Sending your child to a friend’s house, unless he shares your child’s allergies (and none of them do), is too risky.
  • Even though you live in a safe neighborhood, your child can’t roam and explore like you did as a kid because you never know when a severe reaction may occur. He has to always be close to an adult who knows how to use the epinephrine auto-injector and can call 911 (and that person is almost always you).
  • Going to another child’s birthday party sometimes requires more planning on your part than on the birthday child mom’s part. You need to find out whether your child’s allergen will be served, and if it is, you have to decide whether your child can even go. If he has bad reactions just by being around his allergen, you’ll flat out decline and then have to explain to your crying child why it’s too risky to attend. Your child can never eat the cake, so you spend the morning baking his own safe treat before each party. No biggie, your child is used to this and so are you. You get to the party and all the other parents wave good-bye and go have 90 minutes to themselves. But you have to stay: you can’t burden the birthday child’s parents with a crash course on recognizing an allergic reaction and EpiPen training. After “Happy Birthday” is sung and the mad dash to cut and serve the cake begins, your child looks at you expectantly and you nod, dodging around the other kids and the adults who are frantically slicing cake and flinging icing and crumbs like confetti as you try to procure a crumb-free plate, napkin, and fork so that at least your kid’s dinnerware will match the other kids’. Then you carefully place his treat down in front of him and answer his friends’ questions about why he gets something different. Upon returning home, you have him wash his hands well and change his clothes so that he doesn’t get itchy, red eyes within the hour, which is what used to happen before you learned this post-party trick.
  • And given all of the above, you have to deal with people who still honestly think that food allergies aren’t real or who think that if your child eats just a little bit of his “allergen” he’ll be fine. Because, you know, it’s food and food is innocuous. OK, maybe he’ll get a few hives, but you’re really blowing this whole death thing out of proportion.

Review: Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels

Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate MorselsI was excited to discover that Enjoy Life now makes dark chocolate morsels, which contain only two ingredients: unsweetened chocolate and cane sugar. There’s not much to say about these dark chocolate chips other than YUM! My kids couldn’t wait to try them, so they taste tested them by eating a handful right out of the bag, and they loved them.

Muffins with Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels

We made coconut flour muffins and wheat flour pancakes using the dark chocolate morsels, and both turned out fantastic. (The kids added Enjoy Life Mega Chunks to the top of the muffins.)

Visit Enjoy Life [bottom of the home page] for a coupon that can be used on any product. And, currently, any online order on their website that is over $49 receives free shipping. To find a store, visit the Where to Buy page.

If you missed my review of the Enjoy Life Decadent Bars, click here

Happy Baking!

Review: Enjoy Life Foods Decadent Bars

Disclaimer: A marketing representative from Enjoy Life Foods reached out to me and offered me samples of the Decadent Bars, which I was all too happy to accept. I was not paid, or even asked, to write this review. It reflects my personal opinion.

Picture of Enjoy Life Decadent Bars

The Enjoy Life Decadent Bars arrived nicely packaged!

My kids were super excited to tear into the Enjoy Life bars when they arrived. If you’re not familiar with Enjoy Life Foods, their products are free of the Top 8 food allergens (wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish, and shellfish), as well as casein, potato, sesame, and sulfites. Because all of our particular food allergens are covered in the previous list, my kids know that, when they see the Enjoy Life logo on a packaged treat, it’s synonymous with safe! And that’s exactly the mission of Enjoy Life: to make delicious products that just about everyone can EAT FREELY.

The bars were generally chewy and sweet. At 1.2 oz per bar, they’re not big, but I would consider them right-sized. I’m pretty discriminating when it comes to food, so I certainly wouldn’t tout these bars as offering much in the way of true nutrition (though I don’t think there’s a processed food out there that I would label as “healthy”!). And on the spectrum of processed food, these bars are on the acceptable end: although they’re processed, they’re not chemical-laden. And they are Non-GMO Project Verified, which is a big bonus to me. Depending on the bar, the amount of sugar ranges from 9-12 grams. (For comparison, three Oreos have nearly 12 grams of sugar.)


The bars come in four flavors: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Sunbutter, Cinnamon Bun, and S’Mores.

Cherry Cobbler Comments

This bar was chewy with some crunchy bits. Nobody was quick to gobble them down. It tasted sweet but didn’t offer much other flavor.

Chocolate Sunbutter Comments

Thumbs up from my daughter (who adores Sunbutter), my husband, and me. The Sunbutter flavor is not dominating, which is my preference – the chocolate flavor comes through. These were definitely my daughter’s and my favorite. (My son isn’t a fan of Sunbutter, so he wouldn’t try them.)

Cinnamon Bun Comments

The only family member who liked these was my husband. Everyone else thought they were too sweet with no other discernible flavor.

S’Mores Comments

Thumbs up from me, my husband, and the kids. They don’t really taste like s’mores, but they are chocolaty goodness nonetheless.


The bars can be ordered online on Enjoy Life’s website. As a gift for reading this review, you can use code DECBLOG10 for 10% off your order.

Or, visit Enjoy Life’s website to find a store or other online retailer.


If you’re interested in what other products Enjoy Life offers, you can see their full product list here. We enjoy the mini chocolate chips, chocolate bars, seed and fruit, and snickerdoodles often. It really is freeing to be able to buy and eat these packaged foods without worrying about them containing or being cross-contaminated with our allergens, and we can take them to gatherings where we cover our extended family members’ milk allergy and gluten intolerance.


This company supports the food allergy community, not just with their products, but also in other important ways:

  • They have the ingredient list and nutrition labels for all their products on their website, AND it’s easy to find!
  • They have a contact form on their website that won’t get lost in cyberspace; a real person will answer you. Or you can call and talk to a person.
  • They will donate samples for a food allergy related event if you ask. (The request form is also easy to find on their website.)
  • They are present at our food allergy events (FARE walks, food allergy conferences, Celiac awareness events, etc). They’re there to meet their customers, offer their support, give out samples, and answer questions.

I appreciate the company’s values and support, so I want to support them. But more importantly, if I’m looking for a treat for my kids, I feel at ease serving an Enjoy Life product, such as these bars, to my food-allergic kids!