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Oct 1, 2020
Care Packages

Living on a college campus for the first time can be hard at first. For some it might be the first time they are away from home. Well, if your child has a nut allergy or if you yourself have a nut allergy and want to order snacks in bulk, we have just the thing for you! OCM has a couple of options for care packages that help you avoid the nut problem. You can rest assured knowing that all the products in these packages will be completely nut-free.


We all understand how difficult it can be for people with a nut allergy. Having a nut allergy is all too common and finding snacks without nuts can be hard, it can be especially harder for someone away at college. The last thing any wants is for your student to eat the wrong thing and have a poor reaction just because they were not cautious enough. It would make it not only so much easier, but also safer for your child to be able to pick from a selection of nut free snacks that are delivered straight to their dorm door. 

Here’s a look at OCM’s Nut Free Welcome Package. Snacks that include Skittles, Oreos, Pretzels, and Popcorn are just some of the great options that come in this care package. Image courtesy of OCM. 


Option 1: Nut Free Welcome Package

The welcome package is the perfect care package to send your child during their first couple of weeks of college. The package will be delivered straight to their dorm room and they will be excited to see all of the goodies that you sent over to help them ease into college life. OCM partners with the universities to deliver the care package based on the school calendar as well. You can also personalize a greeting card that contains anywhere from 50 to 75 words. Now, for the moment you have been waiting for, the snacks that come in the Welcome Package!

  • Act I Microwave Popcorn
  •  Act II Microwave Kettlecorn
  •  Cooper Street Granola Cookie (2)
  •  Cheez Its (2)
  •  Smart Food Cheddar Popcorn
  •  Skittles
  •  Zee Zee's S'mores Bar (2)
  •  Mike and Ike Tropical Fruit Candy
  •  Oreo Cookies (2)
  •  Popcorners Sea Salt Popped Corn Chips
  •  Pretzels
  •  Chex Mix - Traditional
  •  David's Sunflower Seeds - Ranch
  •  Twizzlers Singles (5)
  •  Yum Earth Fruit Snacks (2)


Option 2: Nut Free Snacks

The “Nut Free Snacks” care package is a great option for anytime of the year. OCM makes sure that the products in the care package never have a product that contains nuts. The Nut Free Snacks care package includes a variety of snacks that consists of the following.

  • Wheat Thins 
  • Raisinets Chocolate Covered Raisins
  • Yum Earth Organic Fruit Snacks
  • Inka Plantain Chips
  • Stretch Island Fruit Leather
  • Smart Food Cheddar Popcorn
  • Lucy’s Gluten Free Ginger Snaps
  • POPchips Potato Chips
  • And more!

However, the products in this package are subject to change depending on product availability.

Here’s an image of OCM’s Nut Free Fun care package. This care package includes some fan favorites such as Wheat Thins, Fudge Stripes, Milk Duds, and Cheez Its. Image courtesy of OCM. 


Nut Free Fun

Does your child have a bit of a sweet tooth? If so, this is the care package to send. Sometimes it can be hard finding sweets without nuts, but do not worry, OCM has done that for you! The Nut Free Fun care package includes 25 different snacks that anyone can enjoy. The various snacks include;

  • Microwave Popcorn
  • Mike and Ikes
  • Animal Crackers
  • Wheat Thins
  • Rice Krispies Treat
  • Swedish Fish
  • Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies
  • Oreo Cookies
  • PopCorners Popped Corn Chips
  • Cheez-its
  • Traditional Chex Mix
  • EatSmart Veggie Sticks
  • Milk Duds
  • Tootsie Pop
  • And so much more!


Nut Free Out of the Blue Package

This package is meant to be sent at a completely random time as a surprise, so try to catch the person you are sending this to off guard. This package is also great for anyone that enjoys movie nights or someone that loves to binge watch TV shows. The Nut Free Out of the Blue care package also includes a 50 to 75 word personalized greeting card for you to express your love to your child. This wonderful care package has a huge catalog of snacks that are perfect for anyone including;

  • Act II Microwave Popcorn
  • Act II Microwave Kettlecorn
  •  Cheez Its White Cheddar
  •  Quaker Chewy Maple Brown Sugar Granola Bar (2)
  •  Oreo Cookies (2)
  •  Stretch Island Fruit Leather - Grape
  •  Stretch Island Fruit Leather - Apple
  •  Mike and Ike Tropical Fruit Candy (2)
  •  Pretels
  •  Chex Mix - Traditional
  •  Skittles (2)
  •  Twizzlers (5)
  •  Eat Smart Veggie Crisps
Here’s a look at the Nut Free Fall Penn Package Plan. The package plan delivers several packages to your student’s door throughout the year and it is a great surprise for your student every time they open their door. Image courtesy of OCM.


Nut Free 6 Care Package Plan

Unlike the other care packages, this is a scheduled nut-free care package program that will deliver a package to your student’s dorm six times throughout the school year. With a one time payment of $175, your child will be surprised six different times when they open their dorm door to find a package filled with nut free goodies. Some occasions each care package will include are Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and of course the most stressful time of the year-- finals week. Each care package will also contain a personalized greeting card, just like some of the previously mentioned options. This package plan will include the Welcome Package, a package called the Trick or Treater (which also contains a festive Halloween surprise), the Out of the Blue package, Fall Finals Survival package, the Valentine Surprise, and the Spring Finals Survival package. With all of these packages, your child will have plenty to munch on while they are studying late at night or when they simply need something to hold them over until their next meal. 

Your student will love to open their door to find these amazing nut free care packages. You will also get the peace of mind that your child is doing well, is nourished, and has the tools they need to power through their long college days. We can guarantee that OCM’s nut free care packages will put a smile on your child’s face. 

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Make Your Own!

Maybe your student is a little more of a picky eater, that is totally fine! You can get creative and build your own nut free care package with whatever your child likes inside. This process also only takes a few steps.

  1. Get a box.
  2. Buy a bunch of snacks and maybe even some other nicknacks your child might appreciate.
  3. Send the box off with a letter inside.

Need some ideas? No problem! While it may seem that most snacks have nuts, there are a lot more options than you might realize. What you decide to put in your customized care package is entirely up to you, but let’s think about what your student likes.

There are so many different snack options to choose from when building your very own care package for your student. Think about all of your child’s favorite snacks and go from there! Image courtesy of Society 19. 

Does your student like salty snacks? Well, there are plenty of options for that. 

  • Any kind of chips! You can rest assured knowing that pretty much any chip option does not have any nuts, so it is an easy choice.
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Goldfish
  • Pirate’s Booty
  • And crackers

Maybe your student is into sweets? There are a lot of options for that too.

  • Graham crackers
  • Fruit flavored candy including gummy bears, Fruit Roll-Ups, Skittles, Jolly Ranchers, and Starburst.
  • Oreos
  • Fig Newtons
  • And various different forms of chocolate. Although, make sure you read the ingredients for the chocolate for there are a lot of types of chocolate that do have nuts. Plain and dark chocolate Hershey Kisses are always a good option.

If your student wants healthier, more natural choices, preserved and dried fruit is a solid pick as well. Dried fruit can be tasty too with options like dried pineapples, figs, and mangos. 

Holiday Themed Care Packages

Based on the time of year, you can make the care package have a particular theme. If it is around Halloween time, send your student a “trick or treat” style package. It can be full of candy and Halloween themed decor that your student can use to decorate their room or dorm door. Around Valentine’s Day, the care package can be full of chocolate, peeps, and maybe some corny valentine themed decor or actual valentines. 

Easter is another holiday where students typically do not come home for and your student could use an extra boost of energy or emotional support that would come in a care package. The point is, there are plenty of times throughout the school year where your child would love to receive a small surprise from their parents. 

No matter what you decide to send your student, we are sure that they will very much appreciate the thought and will love what you send them no matter what. As much as parents like to know that their children are safe and nourished, children love to know that their parents are thinking about them while they are away. A care package is a great way to show your child that you are thinking about them.

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