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Are all candy canes safe?

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By peanuts4yucky on Fri, 12-12-08, 01:03

My son's school is going to play a game with candy canes and my son is freaking out about it.....I have always told him that we read all labels of anything that goes in his mouth. He has a severe peanut allergy. He said that they threw the labels away already and his teacher told him no candy canes have peanut traces in them. I need help from you guys....have you ever seen a candy cane that may contain traces of peanuts or are manufactured in the same facility as peanuts? Please post a reply soon-they may be playing the game tomorrow!

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By gw_mom3 on Fri, 12-12-08, 02:36

I wouldn't go so far as to say all are definitely safe-especially considering some could be repackaged in a facility that also packages nut items. I don't know if I've seen any with warnings though. We only buy Spangler and if they get one from say, Santa, we throw it away. My kids don't go to public school though.

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By ctmartin on Fri, 12-12-08, 14:03

i recently spent about 10 minutes at both CVS/Walgreens trying to find safe candy canes. if you consider "unsafe" to be "made in the same facility as products containing peanut" then indeed, there are many UNSAFE options out there. we don't have spangler readily available here in FL (i could only find the dum dum candy canes by spangler, not any traditional peppermint ones, so those are the ones we bought), but it might be different where you are.

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By peanuts4yucky on Fri, 12-12-08, 20:47

Thank you very much for replying! I DO consider anything made in the facility with peanuts to be unsafe, so we will have to figure out something for my son to do so he will not be left out. Our rule is ALL labels must be read and I didn't like them telling my son that no candy canes have peanut traces. He won't be eating them, just handling them....I'm wondering if they are all wrapped in individual packages? I will have to find out that info, but thanks for letting me know there are some brands out there that are unsafe. I shouldn't be surprised anymore, but I am. :-(

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By gw_mom3 on Sat, 12-13-08, 00:14

The only place I've found small spangler candy canes so far is Michaels Crafts. I've seen the large ones at Walmart.

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By pfmom2 on Sat, 12-13-08, 09:53

The only ones I have found to be safe (haven't checked this year, so not sure labels have changed) but Spangler, Dum Dum and maybe Bob's. Also, just realize that even if big ones are safe the small ones may not be. Good luck, why must they use food anyway, just bugs me!

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By Lindensmom on Sat, 12-13-08, 16:38

Raley's has large Spanglers and Michaels crafts has the small sizes. We live in California. Can you supply the candy canes for the project so they are all safe? They aren't very expensive if you can find them. I was looking for them at Target yesterday and no luck. Good luck! BTW, Spanglers are safe in both large and small sizes.

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By cathlina on Sun, 12-14-08, 03:42

You can order Spangler candies and candy canes online:


Merry Christmas to all!

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