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White vs dark chocolate...difference???
Can someone help, I have ??s regarding chocolate. No one told us that regular chocolate is often contaminated with peanuts. I gave my son a tiny taste of chocolate and he broke out in hives, so I assumed he was allergic to chocolate. For THREE YEARS this has been my opinion. He has had white chocolate on occasion without any problems. I thought this was odd, but thought he was allergic to the cocoa in chocolate. This could still be true, BUT does anyone know if a child is allergic to regular chocolate if he will also be allergic to white chocolate? I would really like to get this child a treat from Santa. As you all know many of the companies are putting "may contain traces of peanuts" on EVERYTHING to cover their backs. This is severly limiting what I can buy for my son, no eggs, no peanuts, no chocolate. I bake, but I really don't want to open a candy factory too!
My son thinks that Santa makes all of his own treats so will make sure there are "safe" treats for him christmas morning! If I have to make it myself I will. I will order from Vermont Nut, if I think he can try chocolate again. Thanks for your help! Andrea
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