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Safe Nut-Free Snacks Included at Columbus Zoo’s Halloween Celebration

Salida, CO – Tasty and nutritious nut-free snacks for kids are coming to Columbus Zoo’s Halloween Celebration, thanks to a Colorado-based company with Ohio roots called Don’t Go Nuts.

The company will give 23,000 full sized nut-free energy snack bars to trick-or-treaters at the Columbus Zoo this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The treats also are non-GMO, certified organic and kosher-dairy. Don’t Go Nuts will be in “little boo village” handing out four of its playfully packaged bars: Gorilla Power (chocolate chip granola bar), Lift Service (brownie bar), Whitewater Chomp (white chocolate chip granola bar) and Blueberry.

“Halloween can be truly scary for kids with peanut and tree nut allergies,” said Jane Pinto, Don’t Go Nuts CEO and co-founder. “We wanted to give to the Columbus community and help increase awareness of the need for safe nut-free options by participating in these festive events.”

The family-run company’s 14-year-old daughter, Lily, suffers from a life-threatening allergy to peanuts and tree nuts. Lily inspired and approved the company’s Field to Fingers Nut-Free Process for ensuring safe nut-free foods.

Two of the Don’t Go Nuts team members grew up in Dublin, and the third attended Ohio State University.

The energy snack bars and Don’t Go Nuts soy spreads are sold locally at Raisin Rack Natural Food Market in Westerville.

About Don’t Go Nuts LLC

Don’t Go Nuts offers nut-free foods for nut-free kids and the world around them. Safe, healthy and delicious thanks to our Field To Fingers Nut Free Process. We get it. We have a nut allergy, too. Don’t Go Nuts makes nut-free foods using organic, non-GMO ingredients that are good for you and good for the planet. Don’t Go Nuts is a division of Pinto Barn.

About Pinto Barn Inc.

Founded in 2011, based in Salida, Colo., Pinto Barn is a collective of caring hearts who commit their energy, talents and passion to consciously creating products that help people to live healthy, whole lives.


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“Thank you for keeping my family safe in this scary world of food allergies. Food allergies have altered our way of life and knowing there are conscious companies out there gives us a small sense of security :-).”



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