B.C. boy with autism who only eats brand of discontinued waffles gets home recipe

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B.C. company comes to aid of special needs child who loves discontinued waffles
B.C.'s Nature's Path company has come to the rescue of a desperate mother who put out a call for a brand of discontinued waffles, which were the only thing her special needs son would eat. Kylie Stanton reports. – Feb 3, 2021

Jerico Roman won’t be going hungry any time soon.

The nine-year-old from Surrey, B.C., has autism along with extreme oral aversion and complex eating challenges, and will eat virtually nothing but a particular type of maple cinnamon waffle.

Jerico’s mother, Jenna, says the growing boy usually puts down two boxes of the waffles a day.

But earlier this year, panic set in when she learned the product, manufactured by Nature’s Path, had been discontinued.

Now, the company has followed through on a pledge it made last month to ensure Jerico has all the waffles he can eat for years to come.

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Nature’s Path was able to adapt the recipe for the product — which is usually made in massive batches — for home use. On Friday, it delivered that recipe, along with the necessary ingredients to the family.

It’s a major relief for his mother, who had started a GoFundMe in an effort to track down and buy every remaining box of the product in North America amid fear she wouldn’t be able to feed her son.

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