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By KayMarks on Fri, 01-05-01, 15:59

I wrote to Krispy Kreme Donuts because they are planning on opening stores in our Syracuse NY area. I've heard that they were peanut free, but wanted to make sure. Here is the response I got:

"Thank you for writing us. All of our company and franchise stores' products are made 100% peanut and tree nut FREE. We have taken into consideration that there are people out there that could suffer serious consequences if they ingest any of these ingredients. Therefore, in our preparation of mixes, as well as the entire doughnut making process, we are very careful and aware of the factors that could cause cross contamination. We avoid this at all costs to provide the public with a safe, tasty treat. Please let us know if you have any additional questions."

What I didn't expect was that they included an entire ingredients list for all their donuts. I was amazed they would do that- we know how manufacturers can be. I will try to post the ingredients- it's very long and I have to figure out how to do that. Anyone can email me though and I can always check it out for you. Take care, Kelly

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By rilira on Sun, 01-07-01, 01:38


Thank you so much for this information. I should be embarrassed to say we drove to the newly opened Krispy Kreme (45 min) drive and waited in line 45 minutes to get them. But boy were they worth it.That would be great if you could post the ingredient list or let us know did you get it through e-mail or regular mail.


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By Cayley's Mom on Sun, 01-07-01, 01:47

I just heard that the Krispy Kreme franchise is coming to Ontario, Canada (yum yum, can't wait - I've heard they're the BEST). I hope they're peanut and tree nut free here as well! Thanks for posting the info!

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By redtruck on Wed, 01-10-01, 04:14

WOW....i too, just heard they're coming to Ontario and didnt think too much of it until i read this thread...if they are indeed nut free, we will be at the front of the line!
Tim Hortons in Canada (and some States) is a definate no no for us (as are all donut shops here), so we look forward to krispy kremes arrival!
Thanks for the info Kaymarks!

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By redtruck on Thu, 01-11-01, 21:59

I just received an email from krispy kreme answering and confirming the same thing, and i'm delighted and look forward to their arrival to canada as promised in an early January 2001 news release by them!
Does anyone know if they make cakes too? (thinking cakes that can be used for birthdays!)

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By on Thu, 01-11-01, 22:35

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are the BEST!! OOH, even microwaved for about 10 seconds to get nice and warm with a hot cup of coffee.


Stay Safe.

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By Cayley's Mom on Thu, 01-11-01, 23:05

The Krispy Kreme franchise is only going to be coming to Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces, for now. Hopefully it will move out west soon (thinking of you, SharonA [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]).

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By rilira on Fri, 01-12-01, 07:21


They just make donuts, no cakes. But let me tell you, no other donuts taste like these! I don't know what they do to make them taste so different but they are just incredibly, incredibly yummy!!


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By shannon on Fri, 01-12-01, 23:07

I just wanted to add, that Costco warehouse carries Krispy cremes in a 1 dozen package.

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By on Fri, 01-12-01, 23:44

Shannon, thanks for letting us know Costco carries Krispy Kreme donuts. The nearest Krispy Kreme to us is 45 minutes away. They just opened a Costco in our area just before Christmas and I haven't been there yet!

This is great news! (Sooo long New Year's Resolution) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Stay Safe.

[This message has been edited by Connie (edited January 12, 2001).]

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By Dawn on Sat, 01-13-01, 04:39

I just discovered Krispy Kremes in our local Kroger grocery store! They sure are yummy and what joy it was to see my 3 yr old pa son's face as he tasted his first doughnut. With a great big smile, he said "No peanuts?"

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By Janet Laflamme on Thu, 01-18-01, 17:27

I saw a small notice in our local paper a few days ago. It seems a Cranston R.I. company is going to be opening the franchise in CT, MA, and R.I. sometime in the near future. Our family is really looking forward to a new place to go for treats!

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By ajas_folks on Mon, 01-29-01, 15:28

To all who posted & read here -- please be sure to read the Krispy Kreme discussion & concerns under the topic heading "Restaurants".


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By PattyR on Sun, 03-18-01, 03:12

Please read my post on the manufacturers board about Krispy Kreme Donuts. I was at one of their shops today and they were featuring almond amartetto donuts! I was so disappointed!

[This message has been edited by PattyR (edited March 17, 2001).]

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By tkiaml on Sun, 03-18-01, 20:11

I also purchased Krispy Kreme donuts recently and they had the almond amaretto donuts. Perhaps they use imitations stuff but it would be interesting to find out.

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By KayMarks on Mon, 03-19-01, 16:55

Hi- I emailed Krispy Kreme regarding the almond amaretto doughnuts and this was their reply:

"Thank you for contacting us again. This months' featured doughnut does have an almond flavoring, however, it is not nut based. Please let us know if you have any addtional questions."

When I orginally contacted them, I was told they were very aware of peanut/treenut allergies. I was sent a complete list of ingredients. Of course, I didn't know they had a doughnut of the month and now I will email back and find out exactly what that is all about. The initial response I received led me to believe they are very concerned about these allergies and would not use these ingredients. I'll let you know their response. Kelly

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By Going Nuts on Tue, 03-20-01, 01:19

Could they be using artificial almond flavoring? Mmmm, how appetizing... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]


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By KayMarks on Mon, 03-26-01, 20:10

I've been emailing Krispy Kreme back and forth, and I finally got their answer. I did go to one of their stores this weekend and was presented a laminated card that listed all the ingredients for the almond amaretto donuts. I thought that was a fantastic idea. Yes, it is artificial flavoring. Again, I found them very allergy aware but I still wanted to make sure of all the franchises were the same. They do make the most wonderful donuts. Here is the response:

Subj: Re: allergens in doughnuts
Date: 3/26/2001 2:52:27 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: [email][email protected][/email]
Sender: [email][email protected][/email]
ile: allergen.zip (8813 bytes)
DL Time (52000 bps): < 1 minute

Thank you for contacting us again. I must first apologize for the delay in
my response. I had to do some research on this issue to insure that I
answered all your questions correctly.

Your first question was, "Do you ever use peanut/treenut products in the
featured doughnuts?" We do not use nut products in any of our featured
doughnuts because we understand the risks involved for those with nut

To answer your second question, you can email customer service if you are
ever concerned with a particular doughnut and we can provide you with
ingredient information. I am attaching to the bottom of this email the
most current ingredient legend which includes information on the next
featured doughnut.

Your third question was, "Do all of franchisees participate?" Our
distribution center does not supply any nut products to any of our stores.
No nut based products are on our standard or optional product menu.
However, there are two associate stores, one in Scranton, PA and the other
in Kingsport, TN, that make peanut products. Scranton makes a peanut
stick and Kingsport makes a cake doughnut, topped with chocolate and/or
vanilla icing, and dipped in peanuts. They buying their nuts from a local
vendor. Because of the issues involved with offering such a product, they
will be removing those offering from their menu selection. All of our
other locations are "nut free."

I do hope that I was able to answer your questions. If you think of
anything else, please don't hesitate to contact us again.

Thank you for your patience.

Best regards,
Alison Holder
Krispy Kreme Customer Experience

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By Philip's Mom on Mon, 03-26-01, 22:50

Can we all email these folks and thank them for being so allergy aware!

I'm impressed that they are taking steps to remove peanuts from the 2 franchises that include peanuts - obviously someone near the top of that organization truly cares about us, the customer..

Thanks for gathering and posting this info. Now if only they'd open up closer to my house.

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By redtruck on Tue, 03-27-01, 02:43

Interesting posts about the amaretto!

Yes, Bravo to Krispy Kreme for their good work! Excellent email program and responses. Tim Hortons can learn a thing or two from these guys (Tim's dont even accept emails!).

Can't wait til they finally arrive in Canada later this year!

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By Philip's Mom on Tue, 03-27-01, 17:01

There must be something to this company. I heard on the news last night that they are opening in Denver today (at 5:30 a.m.) and people were camping out!

Since my daughter is going to the zoo later today - I'm taking Philip over there to enjoy the goodies! Not close enough to my house - but worth an outing.

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By California Mom on Wed, 03-28-01, 04:39

I was just at Krispy Kreme yesterday and noticed the big posters advertising the new amaretto flavored donuts. I was so depressed; especially since it looks identical to many of their other "filled" donuts. I am so thrilled to find out that they truly are as allergy aware as they have claimed to be, and that the almond flavoring is artificial. Hooray! I agree that we should let them know how much we appreciate their efforts. And yes, their donuts are so yummy and delicious!!!

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By river on Sat, 09-01-01, 23:18

Krispy Kreme will be opening a store/factory in Mississauga, Ontario next year...and that's just the beginning. Yahoo!!!!

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By Heather on Tue, 09-04-01, 14:51

I heard we're getting one in the Boston area on the 128 belt somewhere by the end of the year. I'll have to try to find out exactly where.

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By Jonathan's Mom on Wed, 09-05-01, 03:09

I am sitting here with tears in my eyes. My son can eat a donut! A yummy, yummy Krispy Kreme donut to boot. I never even guessed a franchised donut company coul dbe so allergy aware. Here, in Northeast Ohio, they sell Krispy Kremes in some of our convenience stores. Every sunday, after church, they sell Krispy Kreme donuts, and always drag my PA son out while his little friend stays. This is amazing! I am so happy that I finally upgraded my home computer and can surf this site more.

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By Tessie on Sun, 09-23-01, 16:42

This is great, I hope. When Krispy Kreme came to the Metro Detoit area I asked about peanuts and was told that they use a vegetable oil that contains peanut oil. I will go back and ask again--maybe that employee made a mistake! I'll let y
ou know what I find out. Thanks, Jeanne

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By dit on Mon, 10-29-01, 16:39

I hate to scare people, but I noticed something at our ACME market late one evening and thought I'd share it. Our Acme sells Krispy kreme doughnuts in boxes. I read about them here and once Alex outgrowns his egg allergy I plan to eat them until they come out my ears. Any way, late one night I was walking by the bakery, an employee was taking all the dougnuts, crossionts, cookies...out of the bakery cases and putting them in bakery boxes for sale as packages. I saw her use the same tongs to pickup peanut butter cookies, muffins with walnuts and doughnuts that she put in Krispy Kreme boxes!!! I asked her if the doughnuts in the front of the store came factory sealed or where put in boxes like I saw. She was CLUELESS. And flippant. I called the bakery manager twice and never heard from them. I ended up never following through since Alex can't eat them due to egg allergy but when I read about everyone enjoying them I just wanted to warn to the CHECK it out with your supermarket if that is how you purchase them> Sorry to cause alarm!

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By SF on Mon, 10-29-01, 21:12

Heather: I just emailed them.
Here is the contact info:
(336) 725-2981
I will post their response when I get one...

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By keilley on Tue, 10-30-01, 03:02

dit, There may be a chocolate donut your son can eat from Krispy Kreme. They e-mailed me their main donuts' ingredient list for my son who is also allergic to peanuts and eggs. I found one that had no eggs in it. Ask them for their list. Then enjoy the donuts.

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By SF on Fri, 11-09-01, 02:03

Here is the Oct. 30th response that I received from Krispy Kreme, too bad I don't even have one near me!!!!

Thank you for writing us. To answer your question, we do not use peanuts
or nut derivatives in the manufacturing of our products. An attachment of
our ingredient legend can be found below for your review.

We appreciate your interest in Krispy Kreme.

Best regards,
Alison Holder
Krispy Kreme Customer Experience

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By marina_twinmom on Wed, 11-14-01, 23:28

Just in case a Krispy Kreme exec is reading this ... how about building a Krispy Kreme store in southeastern Washington State? (Specifically Richland, Washington?)

I guarantee that you'll get lots of customers!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By kelly01 on Wed, 12-05-01, 15:33

I am replying to this topic to raise this thread.

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By redtruck on Wed, 12-12-01, 04:20

Open for business in Canada, specifically in Mississauga as of today!! Yippee.
Must go try them out!

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By redtruck on Fri, 12-14-01, 05:26

Hey i finally got to try the Krispy Kreme donut...it really does melt in your mouth! Of course we had to wait 1 hour in line to get them! I'll have to let my pa daughter try one tomorrow morning. Boy are they sweet though! This new location seems to be a huge hit...and causing quite a traffic jam around the store!

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By redtruck on Fri, 12-21-01, 00:16

My daughter loved the donuts. She ate a few and enjoyed them very much, as we all did!
She asked me to get some more this week, but i told her not until the lines go down by a few hundred people (probably in a few months)! Its still crazy there! Has anyone else in Toronto tried them yet?

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By Adam's Mom on Fri, 12-21-01, 03:40


My brother and his wife drove from Scarborough out to the store in Mississauga (about 70km/42mi round trip) last weekend and bought 2 dozen, then divided them out among the family. We all thought they were great! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

[This message has been edited by Adam's Mom (edited December 20, 2001).]

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By Heather2 on Tue, 04-09-02, 13:55

I just got the most wonderful news from Krispy Kremes...we in Massachusetts are getting a store in Medford and a store in Dedham!!!! Yahoo!!! It's about time I got some good news!!!!

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By Klutzi on Tue, 04-09-02, 21:28

I was just curious, does anyone know why the Krispy Kreme website states "Our products may contain/have come into contact with peanuts, nuts or other allergens". Here's where I got it - [url="Http://www.krispykreme.com/nutri.html"]Http://www.krispykreme.com/nutri.html[/url]

That seems to conflict with everything you guys have said that the company tells you.

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By redtruck on Tue, 04-09-02, 23:03

Interesting...I have written to them for a proper response, i'll keep you informed. And yes, they did write back to us stating safety from nuts last year!

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By B's Mom on Wed, 04-10-02, 02:30

Good catch Lea.
I just called their 800# and spoke with Krista. She again told me that their donuts are safe for peanut allergic individuals. When I informed her that their web site stated otherwise she said "Oh my God- please hold". Then after a few minutes on hold, the customer service supervisor gets on the phone (his name is Kevin) and said that the web site is correct. Their donuts may come in contact with peanuts or other allergins. His basic message was, that even though they do not use any peanuts or nuts in the ingredients they could not guarantee the safety of their donuts to individuals with allergies. Nothing has changed in their manufacturing process.
It sounds to me like the lawyers are just trying to cover their butts.
My son really loves those donuts. You going to have make the decision based on our own comfort level as to whether you will continue to purchase from them. My feelings are, as long as Krispy Kream does not outright carry or use any ingredients that contain any peanut/nut donuts I will continue to purchase them for my son.

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By redtruck on Wed, 04-10-02, 23:03

Yes, i think i agree with you b's mom on both counts...trying to cover their butts, and so long as they dont actually use any kinds of nuts on their donuts, hopefully their safe.

ps... if there is a possibility of trace amount from cross contamination from a raw material supplier, wonder if the deep frying affects the nut protein?

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By redtruck on Sun, 04-14-02, 22:38

ok, i didnt get a response this time from krispy kreme, but then, i cant find the email i sent them last week in my outbox, so maybe it didnt go thru!

BUT, i did recheck their website to find on the ingredients and nutrional info on their donuts, now DO NOT have the nut allergy warning (changed from last week), yet do specify that their donuts may contain allergens!!!

Ok, again, trying to cover their butts, but at least they dont actually use any nuts in any of their products...therefore making it a comfort level choice.

Hey at least theyre not Tim Hortons with nuts in their products including peanut butter.

Imagine, how much more business they would get if they ever switched to nut free products!

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By redtruck on Mon, 04-15-02, 23:55

I finally did hear back from krispy kreme and was pleased to read their response, and as mentioned earlier, that they did indeed change their website. Here is their reply...

Dear Robert,

Thank you for your email regarding the rumour you heard about the nuts in our products. We appreciate the opportunity to provide assistance.

Often we receive questions from consumers like you about the likelihood of
peanuts in our products. For clarification, Krispy Kreme does not use
peanuts or any nut derivatives in the manufacturing of our products.

We hope that this information is helpful and appreciate the opportunity to resolve your concern. At Krispy Kreme, we recognize that our success is measured by the satisfaction of customers like you....

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By B's Mom on Wed, 04-17-02, 00:19

Thanks for keeping us informed! Sounds like they were worried about loosing business from the PA community.
As I said before, I will continue to buy Krispy Kreme donuts for my son. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By kcmom on Thu, 04-18-02, 21:51

I am so happy to say this, the Krispy Kreme in Scranton Pennsylvania is now peanut and nut free. On an earlier post on this thread the reply from corporate Krispy Kreme said there were only 2 krispy kreme's that have nuts and I was SO upset to see that the only Krispy Kreme anywhere near me was one of them. My husband made the trip to that Krispy Kreme 3 weeks ago (a 45 minute drive) to find out if they really did get rid of their nuts. He said they were very helpful and very excited to say that yes they no longer use peanuts or any nuts and have made sure everything has been cleaned properly and they even sent home a paper krispy kreme hat for my daughter! She's only 18 months and a bit young for sugary sweet donuts, but it sure is nice to know they are there for the future and also so that we know we can enjoy a safe treat around her without having to worry about touching her after eating it! (we stay away from anything that may be cross contaminated for fear touching or kissing her may cause a reaction) YEAH KRISPY KREME IN SCRANTON PENNSYLVANIA!!!
kcmom [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

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By on Tue, 04-30-02, 15:55

RedTruck - where in Mississauga.

I live in Scarborough, and it's not listed in my phone book.

I've tried making my own doughnuts -yuck!

please, Please, PLEASE send me the address!!

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By Klara on Tue, 04-30-02, 18:10

I was in the Krispy Kreme store in Mississauga, Canada (early one Saturday) with no line ups. I specifically asked the person working behind the couter about their product and if it is peanut free. He said that they can "guarantee" five generations back that the product has not come in contact with peanuts. Took some home to my PA son and he gobbled it up!!! I understand they will be opening more in Ontario very soon.Klara

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By redtruck on Wed, 05-01-02, 17:51

Anna Marie, the Krispy Kreme donut store in Mississauga is located at: 5920 Mavis Road (south of Hwy 401) 905-826-2166. Havent been there in a while, but i did hear the huge lineups are gone so it should be fairly convenient. Take Hwy 401 West to Mavis, go south (left) and its on your right hand side (west side). Bon appetite!

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By Lam on Wed, 05-01-02, 18:02

So, is this just in the Krispy Kreme stores, or does this go for the boxes of KK products in my local grocery stores (like Giant Eagle, Kroger, WalMart, etc...)?

I'm going to read back through all the posts real quick here to see if I missed something.


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By LOIS on Thu, 05-02-02, 00:49

I Just heart that Krispy Kreme is planning on coming to New Jersey! I am very excited about that and hope that the franchises are sold quickly.
Move over Dunkin Donuts...there will be a new kid on the block. Hooray!
Stay Safe!

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By B's Mom on Thu, 05-02-02, 02:44

Krispy Kreme donuts are already here in NJ. They don't have any franchises open yet, but most of the Exxon mini marts carry them. My PA son just loves them.
B's Mom

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