Friday, May 16, 2008

Got TINGS??!

I went upstairs to get dressed (I had laid out my clothes ahead of time so all I had to do was throw them on) and left Matthew alone in the family room for 5 minutes and this is what I found: Matthew had opened the kitchen pantry door, climbed up to the 2nd to top shelf, grabbed the Tings bag, opened the zip lock bag they were in, removed the chip clip, dumped the contents onto his plate, and began eating. You cannot leave this child alone for one minute! I thought I was being "safe" by giving him juice, turning on PBS Kids (Clifford), and dead-bolting the doors. Matthew obviously has an addiction to Tings. They are similar to Cheetos but without the cheese (he's GFCF) and are "natural crunchy corn sticks" made by Robert's Gourmet. They are pretty good but I wouldn't eat them for breakfast!

5 comments:

Tori said...

Hey there. Just wanted to let you know that we are GFCFSF and my 3-year old was really into Tings. I got nervous since usually if he REALLY likes something, it means there is an "issue" with them. So I contacted the company. Tings are, in fact, not GFCF in that they are run on shared equipment with products that contain Gluten, Casein, and Soy. I posted about it on my blog at http://gfcfblog.blogspot.com/2008/03/tings-cross-contamination-issues.html. Hope this helps!

www.nutritionandmind.com said...

Tori is right...it's good to be on watch when kids go to such lengths to find a food. Often they are contaminated. You might try Corn Thins is he isn't sensitive to corn.

As for drink boxes, there is one that sometimes kids on the spectrum like and will drink. It's not juice, but rather a medical food that contains amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. You can find out more and get samples at www.nutritionandmind.com

TheFiveDays said...

HA! :)

J said...

LOL! I never heard of these but they must be really good since Matthew wanted to eat the entire bag!

Kim Stagliano said...

I've been known to devour Tings. They are just delicious! :)

Kim