We have several amazing bakeries in my neighborhood, but unfortunately none of them are nut-free.
For a while many of us were under the impression that one of the more popular bakeries was nut-free. Not quite. After having a casual conversation with the owner I discovered that he and I had very different definitions of exactly what “nut-free” means.
As a food allergy dad, to me “nut-free” means that his bakery would be free of all nuts, including any ingredients that “may contain” or are “made on the same facility” as peanuts or tree nuts. He, on the other hand, was satisfied with the fact that he didn’t use any actual peanut or tree nut ingredients and is in fact using ingredients that “may contain” or are “made on the same facility”.
Oh, did I forget to mention that he also uses sesame seeds?