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By Jodi2boys on Fri, 09-17-04, 17:35

I know there have already been lots of posts regarding Krispy Kreme donuts and I have read every one of them.

CT now has a KK in the Mohegan Sun Casino. I called and spoke to the Manager, who said they DO NOT use ANY peanuts/nuts. I looked on their website and read all the ingredients to every donut and it looked safe.

Then, to still make sure...I called the 1-800 number and was told that they can NOT guarantee their donuts are peanut/nut free. I told her that my son has a life-threatening peanut allergy and she said that I should not give him KK donuts then because it's not certain that they are 100% safe.

Now, I am SO confused. It would be great if he could finally have donuts but I don't know if I'm taking a risk because of what the women said.

Has anyone been to this KK? Who still considers KK safe?


Mommy to:
Jake~ 5 yrs. old- allergic to peanuts, cat dander and dust mytes.

Sam~ 3 yrs. old- NKA

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By California Mom on Fri, 09-17-04, 17:55

I haven't been to that one but I totally trust Krispy Kreme and I [b]do[/b] believe they are nut free.

I think that a lot of times companies get (understandably) nervous when we press home the point that our kids' allergies are life threatening. Whether it's a CYA thing or not, I don't know.

Take care,

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

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By Jodi2boys on Fri, 09-17-04, 21:21

This is the response I got from KK:.

Thank you for your email regarding our product ingredients. We appreciate
the opportunity to assist you.

Often we receive questions from consumers like you about the likelihood of
peanuts in our products. For clarification, Krispy Kreme does not knowingly add any peanuts or other nut derivatives to our doughnuts; however, we cannot guarantee that our products are free of nuts or nut derivatives. The final
decision to consume Krispy Kreme doughnuts will always rest with the consumer.

Still not sure....

Mommy to:
Jake~ 5 yrs. old- allergic to peanuts, cat dander and dust mytes.

Sam~ 3 yrs. old- NKA

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By becca on Fri, 09-17-04, 21:49

I am sorry if this takes this in another direction. All this talk of Krispy Kreme makes me want donuts! I assume all donuts have eggs? Am I right? Or do some just have yeast for rising and no eggs? We do not even consider donuts because I simply have assumed they all have eggs in them. becca

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By erik on Fri, 09-17-04, 22:14

from [url="http://www.krispykreme.com/glazed.html"]http://www.krispykreme.com/glazed.html[/url]

[i]The only animal byproducts used in our doughnut are [b]eggs[/b] (whites and yolks) and dairy products (including milk, butter, yogurt, whey, nonfat milk and nonfat whey). Our doughnuts are cooked in 100% vegetable oil shortening (partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil). All monoglycerides, diglycerides and enzymes are vegetable based. The lecithin we use is soy based. We also use wheat in our doughnuts, including bran, germ, gluten, starch and flour. [/i]

so I guess they are off limits for you..

Becca.. isn't your child only allergic to uncooked egg whites (as I used to be?)... or all eggs? if only uncooked egg whites, the donuts should be fine as they are definitely cooked [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By erik on Fri, 09-17-04, 22:17

Quote:Originally posted by Jodi2boys:
[b]Then, to still make sure...I called the 1-800 number and was told that they can NOT guarantee their donuts are peanut/nut free. [/b]

The problem is that Krispy Kreme has no way to verify their suppliers. They can ask their suppliers (sugar, chocolate, etc) if they are peanut-free, but they have no way to guarantee that no peanuts will enter their supplier's manufacturing facilities since they have no control or access to their supplier manufacturing facilities.

So they can't give you a rock solid iron clad 100% guarantee that they are peanut free. But I consider it 99.999% sure they are so that's fine with me.

(is anything in life a 100% guarantee anyway?? well, maybe Nestle Canada chocolate bars, but besides that :P )

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By MQriley2 on Sat, 09-18-04, 01:07

I haven't looked at the glaze in a while, but I now that the powdered and the chocolate and at one time the glaze were all made with soy flour and soy protein. (just incase you are allergic to soy)

They also told me not to feed this to my son when I called them. Too bad...I could eat them by the dozens. mmmmmm


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By cooper on Sat, 09-18-04, 01:34

My son (PA and TNA) has had KK donuts several times. A couple weeks ago, we tried one of the new KK's nearby, and the manager told us "there are no nuts in the building". (I think we were talking about the same thing [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ) At other stores, I've read the ingredients booklet. But I consider them safe for us, and we've never had any problems.

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By becca on Sun, 09-19-04, 05:00

Thanks, Erik. <> I grapple with this all the time. Had we never met an allergist, I would be feeding dd cooked eggs(as an ingredient in baked goods). Her reaction history is for egg whites in icing, a commercial product that is uncooked, but pateurized. No other notable reacions and she did eat cookies and at least my banana bread. But when we met the allergist, he said to avoid all eggs regardless. But, it seems the allergy is not going away. She had a very + skin test this July. It just seems static and she always seemed fine with the cooked breads and cookies.

I do allow her to cook in school, but not eat things with eggs, and do not worry about cross contact issues with eggs. I just do not feed then to her in any way that is known to me. But I am rethinking that. Even yhe allergist said, "In the old days, we would allow cooked eggs, but..." yadda, yadda, yadda. I am on the fence with it. I do not think it would be life threatening to try. becca

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By erik on Sun, 09-19-04, 13:57

Hi Becca,

For me, it was only uncooked egg whites that caused a reaction, and it was hives around my mouth etc (discivered this when eating my mother's tapioca pudding when I was a child, in whcih she had "blended in" uncooked egg whites to make it fluffy as per the recipe.

My allegist often told me when the egg is cooked, the protein changes (which is why cooked eggs didn't cause me a problem)

A piece of good news.. by the time I was a teenager, I had outgrown this allergy. I hear this allergy is often outgrown, so I hope this will be true in your situation too.

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By momma2boys on Sun, 09-19-04, 14:45

becca, my son is the same as your daughter and Erik. Even had the same reactions as Erik, hives around the mouth. I do feed him cooked eggs and he has never had a problem, and my allergist didn't have a problem with it either. His RAST was very high, higher than pa sons peanut rast! So I do sometimes question whether he should be eating them. I guess it depends on who you ask.

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By toomanynuts on Sun, 09-19-04, 18:50

In regards to the Krispy Creme Donuts my dd and dh eat them all the time.

Never had a problem or even a mild reaction.

WE always get them at the Stores that actually make them there never at the Super Market.

This is one treat we feel very comfortable with.

My dd is contact reactive and allergic to all nuts.

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By Codyman on Sun, 09-19-04, 23:06

I told hubby all summer that we should take pa daughter to Krispy Kreme but we never made it the store.

Last week, hubby came home from work with a box of Krispy Kremes. PA daughter had 2 doughnuts after supper!

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By Jodi2boys on Mon, 09-20-04, 00:26

Thanks for all your responses!

We did decide to let our son try a KK donut...NO reaction and he LOVED it!!!

Can't wait to try some different kinds of their donuts!! YUM!

Mommy to:
Jake~ 5 yrs. old- allergic to peanuts, cat dander and dust mytes.

Sam~ 3 yrs. old- NKA

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By Timmysmom on Mon, 09-20-04, 03:04

Oh I'm so happy to see this topic! There's a Krispy Creme being built in my town and should be opened by Christmas! I've only ever had Krispy Creme when I've been down south, but never knew if they would be good for my son. Yeah! A treat he can have!

So much for my diet though...LOL

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By Susanhopes on Fri, 01-07-05, 00:22

We were especially glad to find out that Krispy Kreme is safe as we live in Winston-Salem, NC, where the company was founded and is HQ'd. So glad my DD gets to have something that is native to her birthplace. Isn't it funny the things for which we are grateful?

We stick with the original glazed, as they come straight off the conveyer and don't have any chocolate supplier issues. New donut holes are a good thing, too. Enjoy!


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By becca on Fri, 01-07-05, 01:17

I recently noticed Krispy Kreme donuts in a case(their own brand on the case and no other products in it) at a local grocery chain store(Shaws in MA). Are these made at a Krispy Kreme shop then transported to tohe store, or does anyone know anything about this type of distribution?

I had always written off donuts, assuming they all had eggs. However, a recent visit to the Dunkin Donuts site proved me very wrong. Many of theirs do not have eggs, so I think Krispy Kreme could be the same.

I am not concerned about cross contact on eggs, since my dd does tolerate them cooked but we still avoid all eggs(per allergist advie). But Dunkin Donuts does have a few bakery items with nuts. I am hoping maybe we can try Krsipy Kremes from the grocery store if they come direct. Of course I need to talk to Shaws and Krispy Kreme, but wondered if anyone ate these ones? becca

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By renny on Fri, 01-07-05, 13:24

I recently bought Krispe Kreme from a local supermarket. They were boxed, not in a case. I called the company and they told me if they were boxed in the company packaging they were safe. She told me she couldn't guarantee the safety of the cold cases were you get them individually in the store.
No problem with the donuts in the box.

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By Life of Riley on Fri, 01-07-05, 19:28

Our KK stores are few and far between but our local Wal-Mart and even certain Canadian gas stations (PetroCan or Esso?) that have small convenient food section are now carrying KK donuts in 12 pack boxes. They have never arrived home with all 12 still in the box [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I was told that the supply of these daily boxed deliveries is not coming from a local KK store but from a larger KK manufacturing location so the risk of cross contamination is greatly lessoned. I hope it is the same for you. We have always just stuck to the plane glazed ones verses worrying over who supplied the colored or chocolate sprinkle and whether that supplier was a safe one - I could eat a box of the glazed ones right this moment in time [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

[This message has been edited by Life of Riley (edited January 07, 2005).]

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By AJSMAMA on Fri, 01-07-05, 21:54

The "distributed by" ones often have a tree nut allergy warning on them.

The "maufactured by your local Krispy Kreme" have never had a warning that I know of.

My son eats the kruellers, chocolate iced glazed, original glazed, doughnut holes, and raspberry filled with absolutely no problems.

He is allergic to tree nuts and peanuts so we do obviously avoid the "distributed by" packages.

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By Julius7us on Mon, 01-10-05, 02:26

I was shocked to read all these statements about Krispy Kreme being nut-free. I have a 5 year old son with PA but have 4 other children and my other kids favorite krispy kreme donut is key-lime which is frosted and topped with tons of NUTS! I am in Wisconsin, so maybe other areas are different. THey also have different seasonal donuts that I have seen nuts on.

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By erik on Mon, 01-10-05, 03:27

Quote:Originally posted by Julius7us:
[b]I was shocked to read all these statements about Krispy Kreme being nut-free. I have a 5 year old son with PA but have 4 other children and my other kids favorite krispy kreme donut is key-lime which is frosted and topped with tons of NUTS![/b]

Krispy Kreme doesn't use any nuts on their donuts according to the corporate head office.

I checked the Krispy Kreme web site and it says that the key-lime donut topping is made of graham crackers.

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By Julius7us on Mon, 01-10-05, 04:16

WOW! I'm sorry. I would swear those were nuts! I've even eaten them and thought they were nuts. My mistake. Sorry. I did just check out their website though and they have one with caramel that has a toffee topping. Isn't toffee made with peanuts?

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By gw_mom3 on Mon, 01-10-05, 06:49

Toffee isn't made with nuts. I agree, though, that the KK topping looks creepily like nuts.


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By on Mon, 01-10-05, 15:07

They actually have two or three that look like nuts. And the texture - yes - very nut-like. I've eaten them, with no problem. (I did actually ask one of the people working there - and she said it's a very common question.)

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By pgrubbs on Mon, 01-10-05, 19:45

I also live in W-S! We eat KK all the time from the first ever shop, on Stratford Rd in W-S.


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By AJSMAMA on Mon, 01-10-05, 20:33

Quote:Originally posted by gw_mom3:
[b]Toffee isn't made with nuts. I agree, though, that the KK topping looks creepily like nuts.

Actually, toffee can be made with pecans. However, the Krispy Kreme ones are not.

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By katam's mum on Tue, 01-11-05, 01:50

If you go on the KK website under the category Nutrition, it clearly states that KK doughnuts may contain allergens.
That's enough for me!

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By mcmom on Mon, 01-24-05, 18:00

"If you go on the KK website under the category Nutrition, it clearly states that KK doughnuts may contain allergens."

Yes, but it doesn't say contains *nuts*. Keep in mind, that eggs, milk and soy are also allergens. If you go further into the Nutrition category, you can get the ingredients for every donut.

My local supermarkets have never carried KK, but when I went to Target last week, they were carrying boxes of KK donuts (in the KK packaging). Next time I stop in, I will pick some up for my son, he'll be so excited!

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By AJSMAMA on Mon, 01-24-05, 18:47

All of the KK packaged ones that were previously "distributed by" and had a tree nut warning on them, are now made here locally and no longer carry any allergen warnings! We had some delicious KK cinnamon cake doughnuts this weekend.

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By Scooby on Mon, 01-24-05, 22:48

For Becca and anyone dealing with egg allergy,

When I was a kid we used to make donuts with Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits. Just make a whole in the center and fry in oil. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cinammon. Yummm!

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By becca on Tue, 01-25-05, 15:02

Thanks Scooby! They actually did that at school. I should try it. But it would be nice for a lazy treat to just get some at the store or bakery once in a great while! becca

[This message has been edited by becca (edited January 25, 2005).]

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By x-contaminated on Tue, 01-25-05, 15:25

I will never forget the first time we went to a Krispy Kreme store and my son was able to choose anything he wanted from the bakery case [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

He told the employees that it was his first donut EVER and they made a production out of it with singing, balloons, and even took his picture for us. That picture of him with a donut baker's hat and powered sugar from head to toe is one of our family favorites.

We reserve Krispy Kreme for very special occasions, perhaps twice a year, and it always well received.

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By TinaM on Tue, 01-25-05, 21:50

We have had the boxed KK from the grocery store. There was no warning at all on the box.I did call KK and got the same info as everyone else.
So far, we've ate them a few times and have had no problems.
We have to do the box ones since we don't have a local KK bakery.

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By SaraO on Wed, 01-26-05, 03:47

We bought a box last weekend. There was no warning on the box. My daughter LOVES them as they are the only breakfast "treat" she can eat. She ate them without any problems.

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