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If you’ve hung around here long enough, you know that Everyday Made Fresh was started because Kelsie was diagnosed with multiple food allergies.
You can read about how we started here.
When most people think about food allergies, they aren’t thinking about anything other than what foods that a person can and can’t have. I actually thought the same way…until Kelsie got sick.
When Kelsie got her first cold, after her initial diagnosis with food allergies, we started seeing medicines, cough drops, throat lozenges, and the whole “sick” aisle in a new light.
I can’t remember if it was me or Zack that picked up the first box of throat lozenges and realized that because of the ingredients, she couldn’t have them.
Food allergies don’t just affect what you eat, but also medicines you take.
I honestly felt at a loss. As a mom it’s my job to help make my kids feel better when they are sick. As a mom, I felt like I was failing, thanks to some stupid ingredients on the back of a box, Kelsie was going to be miserable.
Honestly, she ate a lot of ice chips for sore throats back then. Sure it helped, but it’s not very convenient. At the time we didn’t have an automatic ice dispenser on the front of the freezer. And, ice chips aren’t easy to travel with.
Thankfully, since her initial diagnosis in 2013, the industry, all across the board from food to “medicines,” the ingredients have gotten safer for those with food allergies.
It’s not uncommon to find organic options that are tree nut free and soy free now. However, not all of those ingredients aren’t created equally. Sometimes even the label organic will fall short, for us.
Kelsie has an allergy to, I think one of the hardest ingredients to avoid, corn syrup. A lot of times, I’m finding in those organic ingredient lists, organic corn syrup. This aggravates me. Then I move on.
This is How Lolleez Changed Our Life –
Kelsie had a sore throat around the holidays last year, and we were in Target picking up a few things. I quickly scanned the cold medicines, looking for safe throat lozenges, which I had yet to find, and spotted Lolleez, organic throat soothing pops for kids, with organic honey.
As soon as I saw the words honey, I knew that that is what they were sweetened with. A quick scan at the ingredients list, and thank you Lord, there is no corn syrup! As a matter of fact the whole list of ingredients is short, and I knew exactly what each item was.
I had no idea how pectin worked at the time as the active ingredient, and didn’t care, because I had found something that she could finally have for her sore throat.
Since then we have kept a bag of Lolleez in Kelsie’s medicine drawer, just in case a sore throat arises.
She loves the way they taste. I love that there are no weird ingredients. And, we both love that they work!
I highly recommend that you pick up a bag the next time you or your kids have a sore throat. (I even love them!)
We bought ours at Target, but they also sell them on Amazon.