Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Possible Safe Breakfast Food Option at Starbucks?

I was on the Serious Eats site just now and they had a post about the new breakfast options at Starbucks.

Starbucks is now offering hot oatmeal as a breakfast option. I saw this at the SB across the street from my office but brushed the thought of it aside since I saw the word 'nut' associated with it.

But I may reconsider.

This photo from the Serious Eats site shows that the nuts come in a sealed packet. Plus they aren't even peanuts. I think I might actually be comfortable letting B have this. Whenever I take B to SB I always get her the prepackaged Madeleines, but I think I'll investigate this item a little further. It would be great to have a non sugary option for road trips.

Would you let your peanut allergic child eat these since the packets appear to be sealed? Is this any different from letting your child have a soft serve at McDonald's (where actual peanuts are packaged like this)?


Nicole said...

What a great new option, I'd have to give them a call and ask where the packaging happens -cross contamination, etc. But very good to know!

Anonymous said...

I just had this yesterday for breakfast and it was delicious. I have a child with a peanut allergy and would feel fine about giving it to her if the ingredient labels checked out ok. The sugar and fruit blends are in totally separate packets from the nuts.