What ingredients do you use?
Simple is our promise. Our products contain over 50% peanut butter (organic dry roasted peanuts), and we never add oil or peanut flour. Our puff is made of both organic degermed yellow corn meal and organic whole grain corn meal. We do add a little bit of sea salt to our products and some also contain added sugar (but under 5 grams). Our Original Organic Peanut Butter Puffs do not contain any added sugar. You can find the Nutrition Facts statements for each product on our product pages (second or third images):
Are your products organic?
Yes – USDA-Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth
Are your products Gluten-Free?
Yes – Certified Gluten-Free
Are your products Kosher?
Yes – OU-D Kosher Certified.
Are your products vegan?
Our Original, Dark Chocolate and Strawberry PB&J Peanut Butter Puffs are, but our Honey is not.
What retailers currently sell your products?
We have select-distribution across the U.S. at natural/specialty retailers in the east along with Whole Foods (NE) and have recently gone into 5 Kroger divisions with our original and Strawberry PB&J products (Ralphs, Mariano’s, Kings Sooper, Fred Meyer and QFC). Market of Choice. You can check out some of the banners who carry our product on our “Find Us” page. We also sell our products off our website (FREE standard shipping) or you can find us on Amazon.
Where do you currently ship?
Right now we only ship within the U.S. We are always looking into options to expand this to Canada and beyond but at this time do not have the capabilities.
Can you tell me more about early peanut introduction?
For most infants with severe eczema and/or egg allergy who are already eating solid foods, introducing foods containing ground peanuts between 4 and 10 months of age and continuing consumption may reduce the risk of developing peanut allergy by 5 years of age. FDA has determined, however, that the evidence supporting this claim is limited to one study (LEAP). If your infant has severe eczema and/or egg allergy, check with your infant’s healthcare provider before feeding foods containing ground peanuts.
What evidence suggest early introduction can minimize the risk of peanut allergies?
Under the new recommendations, published simultaneously in six journals including the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, all infants who don’t already test positive for a peanut allergy are encouraged to eat peanut-enriched foods soon after they’ve tried a few other solid foods. The guidelines are the first to offer specific recommendations for allergy prevention based on a child’s risk for peanut allergy:
- Infants at high risk for peanut allergy—based on severe eczema and/or egg allergy—are suggested to begin consuming peanut-enriched foods between 4 to 6 months of age, but only after parents check with their health care providers. Infants already showing signs of peanut sensitivity in blood and/or skin-prick tests should try peanuts for the first time under the supervision of their doctor or allergist. In some cases, test results indicating a strong reaction to peanut protein might lead a specialist to recommend that a particular child avoid peanuts.
- Infants with mild to moderate eczema should incorporate peanut-containing foods into their diets by about 6 months of age. It’s generally OK for them to have those first bites of peanut at home and without prior testing.
- Infants without eczema or any other food allergy aren’t likely to develop an allergy to peanuts. To be on the safe side, it’s still a good idea for them to start eating peanuts from an early age.
For more information, please visit the below links:
- The Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) Study
- New guidelines detail use of ‘infant-safe’ peanut to prevent allergy
- Prevent Peanut Allergies (National Peanut Board)
Can I use Puffworks baby if my child has already been diagnosed with a peanut allergy?
No. Puffworks baby peanut butter puffs are not a treatment for infants or individuals with a known peanut allergy.
What should I do if I suspect my infant is having a reaction to peanut?
If you suspect your infant is having a reaction to peanut from our puffs, stop feeding immediately and contact your pediatrician. If the reaction appears to be life-threatening (e.g. Anaphylaxis) call 911 immediately and let them know your child is having a severe allergic reaction.
Can I use this product if I think my infant may have a peanut allergy and/or can I use the product to diagnose a peanut allergy?
No. This product is a intended for infants who have never had peanut before. If you suspect your infant has a peanut allergy and/or you want to diagnose a peanut allergy, speak to your pediatrician or an allergy specialist.
How often should I feed my baby the puffs to help prevent a peanut allergy?
Based on The Learning Early About Peanut Allergy Study (LEAP), children were fed 3g of peanut protein a week for 5 years. For most infants with severe eczema and/or egg allergy who are already eating solid foods, introducing foods containing ground peanuts between 4 and 10 months of age and continuing consumption may reduce the risk of developing peanut allergy by 5 years of age.* If your baby isn’t allergic, regular exposure is key to allergy prevention. The guidelines recommend that infants—and particularly those at the greatest risk of allergies—eat about 2 grams of peanut protein 3 times a week** (or 3 bags of Puffworks baby per week!).
What’s the difference between the Puffworks baby product and the original puffs?
We designed our Puffworks baby product to be a softer, more dissolvable puff which also contains lower sodium. Our original puffs (which come in 3.5 oz and 1.2 oz/single-serve bag options) are crunchier and contain slightly more salt/serving. However, as your toddler grows and becomes more accustom to eating crunchier solids, our original puffs are a good transition food to continue exposing him/her to peanuts!