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Helping people discover great new allergy-friendly snacks

Our monthly subscription box provides a variety of new and some familiar snack brands each month.  Just give us your dietary preferences and we'll send your customized box.


A little bit about our mission here at Num-Nums Munch Box...

Our mission is to help those with food allergies connect with new products that are safe and convenient. This is important to us because our family also has multiple food allergies and we have found it difficult to find a good variety of allergen-friendly packaged snacks. We would have to travel to multiple stores at great distances to find just a handful of snacks. We hope that our box will provide variety and simplicity for your family. We will donate a portion of our proceeds towards food allergy research organizations.


Meet our Team

Tina S.

Founder


Myong M.

Co-Founder


K.S.

Taste Tester


O.S.

Taste Tester



How it all started

It all started with one Peanut...

It started with a Peanut allergy...

We went to a corn maze and bought a bag of boiled peanuts to try. Even though my son was only 16 months old we figured a boiled peanut was soft enough for him to eat. Within minutes of eating it, he started fussing and crying. We thought he was just tired. We got home within ten minutes and noticed he was covered in hives. We still didn't make the connection to the peanut. We gave him benadryl for the hives and he calmed down and napped. The pediatrition just told us to keep an eye on him and schedule an appointment with a specialist for testing. He was positive for peanut as well as some tree nuts. Now we know that a reaction like that we should use an Epeniphrine injector.

We had a second anaphylactic reaction to an accidental ingestion of a snack with cashew nuts.  We did not know the snack had cashews in in it and it ended up being a biphasic reaction.

Then there was the Milk allergy...

My daughter had what we thought was baby acne that wouldn't go away. She's scratch her face until it bled and we had to keep her in mittens at night to prevent this. Having experienced peanut allergy, we suspected an allergy, but the pediatrician assured us that it was dermatitis and eczema. After months of persistence, we finally got an appointment with the allergy doctor. Skin testing was negative according to the doctor but the blood test was positive. We switched practices and the new doctor performed a skin test and blood test and they both came out positive for Milk, Tree Nuts, and Sunflower seeds. So far no anaphylactic reactions for her.

The milk allergy had definitely been more of a challenge. Every birthday party or class party becomes a danger zone. I'm always looking for a good substitute treat for my picky eater.

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