Skeeter Nut Free, a Westport-based snack-food company that provides peanut and tree nut-free snacks, has forged a partnership with JetBlue Airways that will put Skeeter’s Chocolate Chip Minis in all nationwide flights starting March 1.
“We are thrilled to partner with JetBlue Airways and expand our presence nationwide,” said Pete Najarian, CEO and Co-Founder of Skeeter, in a release. “We applaud JetBlue’s initiative to create an even safer environment onboard and are delighted that our Chocolate Chip Minis are a trusted choice to offer all of its passengers.”
Skeeter Nut Free was founded in 2012 by two fathers of nut-allergic kids. According to the release, the fathers were “tired of scrutinizing ingredient lists and frustrated that the snack-food industry was responding to this widespread issue with warning labels and disclaimers rather than new products.” Skeeter is currently available in retailers and schools nationwide and its products are also available for purchase via Amazon.com.
“Given the growing prevalence of food allergies, our goal is to continually seek out and introduce a wide variety of snack options that meet our customer’s dietary needs, but also taste good,” said Nicole Huang, Manager of Product Development, JetBlue Airways, in the release. “We are proud to now offer a delicious, nut-free chocolate chip cookie onboard. This small change will enhance the overall inflight customer experience as they will not have to worry about food allergies; they can just sit back and relax.”
Skeeter Nut Free manufactures all of its products in the United States. To purchase Skeeter snacks near you, check out the store locator or conveniently purchase right to your home via Amazon.com. For more information about the company and its industry leading nut-free protocol, visit www.skeetersnacks.com.