Yep, it’s that time again. Back to school. As our readers already know, many of the allergy friendly foods here at Gerbs are suitable for snacking…….Dried Fruits, Seeds, Seed Mixes, and even the Granolas make excellent snacks. But were you aware that there is also a Healthy Snacks categoryWe’d like to highlight two in particular, as snack treats because they both contain dark chocolate. They are allergy friendly safe, Gluten-free AND delicious.

Our allergy friendly snacks have crunch in them because crunch is actually important.

The sound of crunchy food is as important when it comes to how much people enjoy eating as color and taste is, scientists say. Scientists at the University of Leeds found that people’s ‘enjoyment of biting’ increased with louder, crunchier foods. We also associate crunch with freshness.

Is snacking helpful? For many adults and children, the long hours between meals may be difficult. Snacks are important for the energy and nutrients needed throughout the day. For children who are active and growing, snacks also give them the energy they require to grow and play. Snacks actually help keep you from getting hungry and overeating at mealtime. First up.


As the name suggests, there are indeed bananas in this yummy snack. And not just any bananas. These are snappy little bites bursting with flavor and without added sugar. Unsulphured and they contain no added preservatives or nitrates.

Safe Snacks for Kids - Gerbs Crunchy Monkey

So what else is in Crunchy Monkey? Roasted sunflower seed kernels, dried banana chips, dark chocolate chips (evaporated cane juice, natural chocolate liquor, non-dairy cocoa butter), and roasted pumpkin seed kernels. No added salt. The dark chocolate is Gluten-free!

  • Sunflower seed kernels are high in polyunsaturated fats – specifically, linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid also known as Omega-6. This fat is considered “essential” because our bodies cannot synthesize it, we must get it from food sources. This healthful fat helps keep our heart healthy, cholesterol levels in check and contributes to healthy skin and hair.
  • Pumpkin seed kernels are of the best, most alkaline sources of nutrition you can eat. Pumpkin seeds are incredibly high in iron and magnesium, and contain a larger amount of protein than chia or flax per ounce, boasting a total of 5 grams per ounce. They’re also rich in B vitamins They even contain high amounts of anxiety-relieving trytophan, an essential amino acid, which helps improve serotonin levels. most helpful for school stress!


This is safe snacking satisfaction on so many levels we can’t even begin to tell you. It usually produces a smile. Gluten free, Vegan and Kosher, this is a mix of dark chocolate, plain Gluten Free Bagel Chips, Pumpkin Seeds and Sunflower Seeds, and some Sea Salt. Nothing phony and no baloney.

Allergy Friendly Snacks - Gerbs Sweet & Salty Snack Mix

All of our raw snack ingredients are processed, packaged, handled, stored, and shipped by trained staff in our family owned & operated facility in Johnston, Rhode Island on dedicated non-GMO, Vegan, and Kosher Equipment. No Co-packers. No Co-manufacturers. For anyone with a mild to severe food allergy or a family with one, we wish to assure you that this is why Gerbs handles all aspects of production & operation, and we are among a handful of companies in the world who can state this.

Our goal is to give the Allergy Community relief in the battle of living with food allergies.

Take a look at all of our Healthy Snacks. FREE SHIPPING for orders above $59.99! Stock up. School is in session.


Written by Gerbs Eating Well Blog

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