Hostess chocolate cupcakes

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By josh'smom on Wed, 08-09-06, 14:40

I called about factory #53 in Georgia and was told that there was a possiblity of Walnut cross contamination at this factory not peanut though. Do you think this is ok to give my son who is PA/EA? He tested negative to walnuts but of course has never had walnuts, but I used to eat them like crazy on a low carb diet around him.

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By on Wed, 08-09-06, 15:25

josh's mom, the question would be about your "comfort zone". Do you feel okay about your child eating "may contain tree nuts" since he is not TNA?

It's only within the last two years that I've allowed my son (PA only) to eat "may contain tree nuts" products - on two occasions - when we were not home. It's still something I'm trying to figure out in my own comfort zone and I can tell you, just for me, it's kinda hard. It means changing a comfort zone I've had for nearly 9 years.

My basic thought or question is - what are the chances of a "may contain tree nuts" product having a trace of tree nut in it that was then cross-contaminated with a peanut? I think pretty low.

But this is a ?, as I say, that I'm still trying to figure out as well.

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By josh'smom on Wed, 08-09-06, 15:55

HI I think I am just going to try and find a different option for him. I just wanted to have something he would enjoy that he could bring to a birthday party or have as a special treat, but they definetly run walnuts on the same line and I didn't even think about cross contam with peanut. So thank you for pointing that out. I think we have a big comfort zone but why chance it.

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By luvmyboys on Wed, 08-09-06, 16:43

If you can find code 00 (that is what we have found here), I just called on them last week and they said pnut/tnut free still. We also have hoho's, twinkies and suzy Q's here that fall under that plant number!
Luvmyboys

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By alliedhealth on Wed, 08-09-06, 19:45

what about mini moon pies from the original moonpie factory- choc, vanilla, banana- the reps have told me no nuts of any kind in their facility (chattanooga bakery) moonpie.com
[url="http://www.moonpie.com/allergy.asp"]http://www.moonpie.com/allergy.asp[/url]

here is the allergen statement- no peanuts,treenuts, eggs or milk

[This message has been edited by alliedhealth (edited August 09, 2006).]

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By josh'smom on Thu, 08-10-06, 00:54

He doesn't really like the marshmellow in it. I have the chocolate and vanilla moonpies. I guess I will just make some kissable cookies and keep them in freezer. I was hoping that he had outgrown the egg so I could just buy that yummy pepperidge farm cake.

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By becca on Thu, 08-10-06, 03:57

Where I live, all the Hostess cupcakes have a may contain egg warning. We had just started enjoying them, too, and then the warning popped up.

Just noting that because I see you mentioned EA. becca

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By josh'smom on Thu, 08-10-06, 15:07

The chocolate cupcakes contain egg yolks which thankfully he is not allergic to anymore...Yeah!!! But all the other products contain whole eggs or egg whites, even the vanilla cupcakes. So I will have to wait and see if I can find chocolate cup cakes with another code on the box. I am just so scared that he will develop more allergies. My family says why don't you just put him in a bubble. Obviously my family doesn't get it. I just say "my son my rules-get over it"!!!

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By saknjmom on Thu, 08-10-06, 15:31

Our twinkies have a may contains warning on them.
the suzie Q, cupcakes do not.

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By josh'smom on Thu, 08-10-06, 16:25

What are Suzie-Q cupcakes??? Do they have egg whites?

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By tidina on Mon, 03-12-07, 00:48

i cant find the safe codes in my area anymore. the cupcakes are now from a different plant. i have to call tomorrow and find out if codes changed, if there are new codes or what??

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By tidina on Mon, 03-12-07, 23:44

anyone on here in Maine? the cupcakes i usually get are code 087 from Maine. Im hoping maybe weather has kept them away for the time being. 68 is also safe and thats the philadelphia plant. 65 is jamaica NY and safe but only breads, not cakes/snacks. in my area 56 is NJ and NOT SAFE!!

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By momll70 on Tue, 03-13-07, 00:52

Hi there. My son is PA/TNA and allergic to seeds. He's 5 now. When he was 2 he was only allergic to peanuts. I gave him Hostess cupcakes and read the label and felt it was fine. He didn't have a bad reaction but I noticed that wherever the cream touched his face his skin turned red. This happened 2 times. I don't give him Hostess anymore after that.

I also know another mom of a PA only child who doesn't give her child Hostess but I never found out why.

Later, he became allergic to tree nuts and seeds and I don't know if there are any seed oils in the ingrediants, but I remember their label didn't say anything about peanuts or tree nuts as I was avoiding all.

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By tidina on Tue, 03-13-07, 03:20

they do not label for cross contact. they will give you nut free codes if you call and ask them. these codes are printed on the box. i believe they may have palm oil.

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By Cindy2 on Wed, 03-21-07, 00:12

Quote:Originally posted by tidina:
[b]anyone on here in Maine? the cupcakes i usually get are code 087 from Maine. Im hoping maybe weather has kept them away for the time being. 68 is also safe and thats the philadelphia plant. 65 is jamaica NY and safe but only breads, not cakes/snacks. in my area 56 is NJ and NOT SAFE!![/b]

I was having the same problem in NJ. I always bought 087 & 68 cupcakes for DD. Finally, last week I called the Phila. distribution plant and spoke to someone in charge (you could tell he wasn't used to talking to PA Mom's). Anyway, he explained to me that the plants we always used were modified to make the new 100 calorie packs of cupcakes. He assured me that those plants would go back to making regular cupcakes in a few weeks. The 100 calorie packs don't have a warning from those plants either, so I'm assuming they still have no nuts there. I keep looking, but still no regular cupcakes, suzy Q's or Ho Ho's that I can use. It's a shame because they made a great safe snack to take to parties, etc. Please post if you find them again. Thanks!

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By ajgauthier on Wed, 03-21-07, 01:42

Quote:Originally posted by Cindy2:
[b] I was having the same problem in NJ. I always bought 087 & 68 cupcakes for DD. Finally, last week I called the Phila. distribution plant and spoke to someone in charge (you could tell he wasn't used to talking to PA Mom's). Anyway, he explained to me that the plants we always used were modified to make the new 100 calorie packs of cupcakes. He assured me that those plants would go back to making regular cupcakes in a few weeks. The 100 calorie packs don't have a warning from those plants either, so I'm assuming they still have no nuts there. I keep looking, but still no regular cupcakes, suzy Q's or Ho Ho's that I can use. It's a shame because they made a great safe snack to take to parties, etc. Please post if you find them again. Thanks!

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Actually, the 100-calorie cupcake packs are pretty good. Three small cupcakes...an adult can eat one in one or two bites, kids I could see 2-3 bites (though totally stuffable whole into mouths!)

I actually find that they fill the sweet need at work in the afternoon. No real difference on taste.

Adrienne

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By tidina on Wed, 03-21-07, 01:50

my son and i have tried the small 100 calorie cupcakes. i called hostess again because i couldnt find the safe ones either. i found some that said 00068. i called to make sure they were safe and was told that the 00 is safe but not usually in our area but since the 100 cal. packs are taking up space in the baking plants (i guess) they are shipping cupcakes from different places to here now. so i saw some of the large cupcakes and some suzi q's at hennings that were safe. when you call hostess they will send you a coupon for one free item by the way.

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By emily'smommy on Wed, 05-30-07, 02:40

I called last week to get the nut free codes. One I did not see listed here was 07. Then I found some crumb doughnuts that had that code...yummy!!! They also restated that 00 was also nut free. There were a few codes at the store in the 50's, but the rep told me those were peanut free plants, but NOT tree nut free plants.

They sent me a coupon worth $4 off any item!! Worth the phone call.

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By Precious1971 on Wed, 05-30-07, 10:52

Hotess Cupcakes...Yum-Yum but not safe enough for us to eat unfortunately.

I much rather make cakes, cookies, & like from scratch knowing it is 100% safe...even if is a small batch for a family of 4 or so... The receipes can be modified & just takes a bit of extra time.

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By MimiM on Wed, 05-30-07, 13:49

I called a year or two ago and was told that the HoHos are always safe no matter where in the country you buy them. I don't know if this is still the case but it would be worth checking. I'm pretty sure that when I checked recently, it still used the 68 code which is safe. Did someone see differently?

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