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Other Food Allergies
Peanut & Peanut Butter SMARTIES
A reminder to always read ingredient labels.
There are two new products in the stores:
[b]Nestle Peanut Smarties
Nestle Peanut Butter Smarties[/b]
There is no risk of cross contamination with the regular safe Nestle Smarties, as the peanut and peanut butter Smarties are manufactured overseas and imported into Canada.
This is similar to the Kit Kat Chunky peanut butter, which is also manufactured overseas so there is no risk of cross-contamination with the Canadian Kit Kats.
Thought I better post this though to remind people to always check labels. If you see a bowl of Smarties at someone's house, don't just eat them - always make sure to read the ingredient label to be safe.
I think Nestle has begun to carry these products to compete with M&Ms, Reeses Pieces, etc. as their competitors (Cadbury, Hershey, M&Ms, etc) do have a lot of products on the market containing peanuts.
An additional note - there is a new product called [b]Coffee Crisp beans[/b] that comes in a plastic package - it is labelled as [b]"manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts"[/b]. Smarties Shakers and Christmas tree ornaments have the same warning.
So in summary, [b]always read ingredient labels to be safe[/b]