costco after eight mints

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By xoxstacey on Sun, 10-15-06, 05:57

Hello all... Was is Costco's today doing a big grocery shop. I bought a big three pack of the boxed nestle after eight mints (the sqaured mint patties in a box) I noticed when doing a search before here that they are safe... are they still? No warning on the box but thought I should double check.... Are ALL boxed after eights safe??? Are they all made in the same factory still?? I know the other after eight products are NOT safe (ice cream,choc bars, cookies etc) but was wondering if you all feel safe still with the boxed square mint paties???

Thanks to all....

Stacey

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By ajgauthier on Sun, 10-15-06, 06:28

hiya - Nestle labels extremely well, so if there is no warning, then they are most likely safe. If you are unsure, you can always call and ask them.

Nestle labels for possible cross-x, including shared equip and same facility.

Here is their allergen statement (found in the FAQs section):

"Some Nestl

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By erik on Sun, 10-15-06, 14:54

Hi Stacey,

The boxed After Eight mints currently sold in Canada and the USA are imported from England. On the box, you should notice this written on the side.

I called about them once, and Nestle Canada told me that this facility makes nothing but After Eights mints all the time.. that's it. So there are no other products manufactured there, which is why there are no "nut warnings" on it.

I eat these too.. they are very tasty! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Enjoy!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By xoxstacey on Wed, 10-18-06, 01:33

I wrote to nestle to double check on the after eight mints... Was a little sad with the reply... Dear Stacey,

Thank you for taking the time to contact Nestl

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By erik on Wed, 10-18-06, 01:49

Quote:Originally posted by xoxstacey:
[b]If peanut/nut is not mentioned as an
ingredient and the product doesn't have a warning advising that product is manufactured on
equipment that may contain peanut or traces of peanut - you can be sure this is a peanut-free
product. Specifically regarding the After Eight Mint Squared Patties, this product is made in
equipment that also processes peanuts/nuts. [/b]

After Eight mints have no warning on them.. so how could they be made on the same line as nuts??? (folowing the logic above)

I think she made a typo.. boxed After Eights mints are made in England in a nut-free facility.. I will contact estle tomorrow too to confirm this.

(unless they have made a change very recently? but the box I ate a few months ago had no warning)

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By xoxstacey on Wed, 10-18-06, 03:33

Quote:Originally posted by erik:
[b] After Eight mints have no warning on them.. so how could they be made on the same line as nuts??? (folowing the logic above)

I think she made a typo.. boxed After Eights mints are made in England in a nut-free facility.. I will contact estle tomorrow too to confirm this.

(unless they have made a change very recently? but the box I ate a few months ago had no warning)

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Erik

I too am VERY confused by this. There is no warning on the boxes I purchaced...so why does she say it is made on same equipment after just saying if there is no warning it's safe... let me know what you find out...

Thanks

Stacey

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By xoxstacey on Tue, 10-24-06, 19:01

I am so confused!!!! Help!!!! I wrote back to nestle in responce to the e-mail they send. They stated the product I was requesting about (individually packed squared after eight mints...in the rectangle box) was made on same equipment as nuts/peanuts... yet if you continue to read the e-mail it says if there is no warning on a product that it is safe ... So I e-mailed back and will paste what was written.... I was so confucsed yet again because it says the mints in the stand up bags (isnt that my product?) is not safe.... but yet again stating if there is no warning it is okay.... So I called the number they left for me and the llady was soo nice... but she too said it states that all nestle products that aren't labeled for cross contaimination (may contain, processed on same equip, contains....) then they are safe... but yet when she toke my bar code and further looked into it that my product and all boxed after eight mints are made on the same eqipment as nut products...she too was confused... said she is going to figure out why this product wasn't labeled for cross contaimination. So she said for sure it isnt safe yet the it does not have a warning..... She took my # and e-mail and address so I will post the response...... I am so confused!!!! I so have a craving!!!! GRRRRRR I will post the e-mail reponce that made me call.... if anyone else has new info or calls let me know the responce....thanks!!!!! I JUST WANT MINT CHOCOLATE!!!!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Dear Stacey,

Thank you for contacting us recently about Nestl

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By xoxstacey on Tue, 10-24-06, 19:10

Grrrrrr after reading the letter they wrote me again I am so mad at this........

However, if the ingredient labeling of the product does not state 'peanuts' or 'nuts' and
if the packaging does not bear a warning advising you of a danger of cross-contamination, then
you have a peanut free product.

..... because I was told on the phone that my product was infact made on the same equpiment yet on my box it does NOT have a warning...

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By erik on Tue, 10-24-06, 23:14

Quote:Originally posted by xoxstacey:
[b]Individually wrapped Pieces in stand-up bags, Change-maker, After Eight bars,
Straws, and Canisters are made in equipment that also processes peanuts/nuts.
[/b]

Hi Stacey,

In this email, they do not mention the After Eight mints in boxes that are manufactured in England and sold at Costco, Shopper's Drug Mart, etc. The After Eight boxed mints from England (says 'made in England' on the box) are made in a nut-free facility.

However, all After Eight products manufactured in Canada (including the invidually wrapped After Eights in stand up plastic bags) may contain peanuts.

I never had time to call Nestle yet but I will call this week. I have talekd to them before about the boxed After Eight mints from England and they told me it is a nut-free facility.

Maybe in your next email, you can reply that you are referring to the boxed After Eight mints that Nestle Canada imports from England.

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By erik on Tue, 10-24-06, 23:16

Quote:Originally posted by xoxstacey:
[b]Specifically regarding the After Eight Mint Squared Patties, this product is made in equipment that also processes peanuts/nuts.[/b]

I think they are referring to the individually After Eight mints in a plactic package that are made in Canada.

The Costco box is a different product.

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By erik on Tue, 10-24-06, 23:35

always check the label to be safe as manufacturing conditions can change at any time!!!

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[b]SAFE[/b]

[img]http://www.nestle.ca/NR/rdonlyres/FCF70670-4A2E-47F7-932C-6061309DBEEF/0/LF_A8Boxes_Aug05.jpg[/img]

Regular boxed After Eights are made in England in a [b]nut-free[/b] facility. There is no peanut warning on the packaging.

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[b]NOT SAFE[/b]

The following products all have peanut warnings on the labels as they are made in facilities in Canada that also process peanuts/nuts:

[img]http://www.nestle.ca/NR/rdonlyres/5E2368F8-8F6E-4C40-8AFB-49347B4F0438/0/A8BagLifest.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.nestle.ca/NR/rdonlyres/E3D5FC20-370C-4DCB-B2DE-CB0C7DCAC328/0/LF_A8PremBag_Aug05.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.nestle.ca/NR/rdonlyres/E8E8DB7B-CA2A-4487-B496-FC95EC8A2EB4/0/LF_A8Bar_Aug05.jpg[/img]

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By xoxstacey on Wed, 10-25-06, 17:54

Just wondering if any one else has heard anything fron nestle... I am still very conserned that there is no warning on after eight minds when they told me that they are in fact made on same equip....

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By xoxstacey on Wed, 10-25-06, 18:00

[quote]Originally posted by erik:
[b]always check the label to be safe as manufacturing conditions can change at any time!!!

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[b]SAFE[/b]

Erik... I am so happy to here from you. The mints you state are safe are the ones I was inquiring about and even gave them the bar code because when she said they are in fact made on same equip I wanted to be sure. I asked her and another nestle worker today about the factory you say ONLY makes the boxed ones and they said no such factory exsists.... The boxes you show are safe are the same ones I was told to stay away from from nestle because of risk of cross contamination... I am still very confused... I want to know!!! Please let me know after you talk to them... thanks!!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By erik on Wed, 10-25-06, 21:09

Quote:Originally posted by xoxstacey:
[b][quote]Originally posted by erik:
[b]always check the label to be safe as manufacturing conditions can change at any time!!!

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[b]SAFE[/b]

Erik... I am so happy to here from you. The mints you state are safe are the ones I was inquiring about and even gave them the bar code because when she said they are in fact made on same equip I wanted to be sure. I asked her and another nestle worker today about the factory you say ONLY makes the boxed ones and they said no such factory exsists.... The boxes you show are safe are the same ones I was told to stay away from from nestle because of risk of cross contamination... I am still very confused... I want to know!!! Please let me know after you talk to them... thanks!!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img][/b]

Hi Stacey,

I just called Nestle Canada now. The customer service rep told me that all After Eight products made in Canada may contain peanuts. However, she said that the After Eight "thin mints" in the box are safe as it is a peanut-free facility (these are made in England).

I will also email them so I can get this in writing, but I thought I'd quickly call today.

I also received some other good news.. Nestle Rowntree MacIntosh toffee (called "MACK") (which I have never eaten in my life) is now made in a peanut-free facility so I can try it!!

She said to ensure I always read the labels as there may be old product on the shelves or manufacturing conditions can change at any time.

I will let you know once I receive an email response from Nestle. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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note- they may say this factory does not exist because it does not exist in Canada.. it is located in England

---> I just submitted my question at their web site - it says I should get a reply within a few days

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By xoxstacey on Wed, 10-25-06, 23:35

Thanks so much... I wonder why then they told me the box I bought were made in a factory that also produces nut products... perhaps mine were made in Canada? I can't see anywhere on the box saying it's from England... this is what mine reads

T.M.OWNER/PROP.DES MARQUES:SOCIETE DES PRODUITS
NESTLE S.A., VEVEY, SWITZERLAND/SUISSE. IMPORTED BY/IMPORTE PAR:
LICENSEE/LICENCIE: NESTLE CANADA INC., NORTH YORK, ON M2N 6S8

It does not have any warning though on the label yet when I explained the product and gave my bar code I was told it was made in same factory with other nut products...

... I am going to look for a box next time I go shopping that is from England...

...I wonder why we got such differ info.... I will try calling again....

I must seem like such a wack job. I am just so careful and pariniod still... I am just learning and I am so new to this.....

Stacey

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By erik on Thu, 10-26-06, 02:32

I'll check out the drug store tomorrow and see the label to ensure it still says "Made in England". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I'll let you know once I receive the reply from Nestle.

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By teacher on Thu, 10-26-06, 05:37

The arrival of the After Eights at Costco signals the start of the Christmas season for me. We buy these at Costco every year. DS8 has never had a reaction from them ... hopefully we haven't been fluking it off. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

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By erik on Thu, 10-26-06, 13:32

Quote:Originally posted by teacher:
[b]The arrival of the After Eights at Costco signals the start of the Christmas season for me. We buy these at Costco every year. DS8 has never had a reaction from them ... hopefully we haven't been fluking it off. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img][/b]

I'm sure they are fine. I've been eating them for over 25 years and never seen a peanut alert on them. I emailed Nestle and will post the response I get from them into this thread.

I really think the confusion is due to the fact that all After Eight products made in Canada 'may contain peanuts' while the After Eight thin mints in a box made in England are peanut-free. This seems to be causing a lot of confusion, so we'll see what Nestle writes in their response to me [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] They say repsonses are sent within a few business days.

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By smack on Thu, 10-26-06, 15:23

Stacey,

Did you already take off the plastic that usually wraps all three boxes of after eight mints together? Just wondering because this usually has a sticker that indicates ingredients and where they are made.

We have always bought them from Costco as well and never had a problem so hopefully they are still making them in England.

Hey Erik, can't wait to buy the toffee candies, my ds loves that flavour.

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By erik on Thu, 10-26-06, 16:05

Quote:Originally posted by smack:
[b]We have always bought them from Costco as well and never had a problem so hopefully they are still making them in England.

Hey Erik, can't wait to buy the toffee candies, my ds loves that flavour.[/b]

Hi Smack,

Be sure to check the MACK toffee packaging carefully to ensure there are no peanut alerts in case it is older product.

At my local grocery store, I have found the MACK with no allergy alerts on the package!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

To ensure the After Eight thin mints are not made in Canada, check the label and it should say "Made in England".. or "imported by Nestle Canada".. then you will know it is not made in the unsafe facility in Canada.

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By erik on Tue, 10-31-06, 19:14

I received a reply from Nestle Canada today. I know all After Eight chocolate bars and bagged mints made in Canada may contain peanuts. But I asked about the After Eight thin mints in the boxes that are imported to Canada.

[b]After Eight thin mints are peanut-free.[/b]
THEY ARE SAFE. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] These are the boxed mints you see at Costco, Shoppers Drug Mart, CVS, Duane Reede, etc

[i]Thank you for contacting us recently about Nestl

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By xoxstacey on Wed, 11-01-06, 01:04

Thank you thank you Erik!!!! Sorry if i was a pain on this topic. I was confused by the responce I recieved. The responce you got seemed more cut and dry... thank you.... I am very happy!!!! Woo hoo!!!

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Stacey

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By erik on Wed, 11-01-06, 05:23

Quote:Originally posted by xoxstacey:
[b]Thank you thank you Erik!!!! Sorry if i was a pain on this topic. I was confused by the responce I recieved. The responce you got seemed more cut and dry... thank you.... I am very happy!!!! Woo hoo!!!

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Stacey[/b]

Hi Stacey,

Glad I could help! Enjoy the After Eight thin mints!!

p.s. and always remember to read labels carefully too.. each time [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By PiannetteG on Mon, 03-07-11, 05:17

Costco is a specialized business with regards to retail. I found this here: Costco adjusting offerings amid strong sales and dropping stock Though stock prices are dropping, quarterly product sales results are powerful -- and Costco is making some modifications to its promotions.

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