This is a sign of how the times have changed. Remember the Easy Bake Oven from Hasbro? It's been around forever, but I noticed in a thread on peanutallergy.com recently that the easy bake mixes are not peanut-free. What to do? Consider the new competitor toy!
One of the hot new toys this season is the Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker by Jakks Pacific. It retails for about $29.99. The cupcake mixes are gluten-free, wheat-free, trans-fat free and made in a nut-free facility. From a recent press release:
"We are thrilled that kids across America have been making, decorating and eating our delicious and award-winning Girl Gourmet cupcakes in all the yummiest and trendiest flavors," said Michael Rinzler, vice president of marketing, JAKKS Pacific. "Kids and parents can also breathe easy when it comes to the ingredients for Girl Gourmet cupcakes which are gluten and wheat-free, trans-fat free, and made in a nut-free facility. Many children who suffer from Celiac and nut allergies will be able to participate in the art of cupcake making AND eating with all of their friends."
Sounds like a toy that will please many little girls and their parents!
UPDATE: Due to some additional information we learned after this post, 2 additional posts about the Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker were published: