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I was wondering if anyone with PA/TNA have drunk any of these or knew if they were safe:

-schnapps (any flavor, but especially peppermint, vanilla, or apple)

-Grenadine

-Triple Sec

-Blue Curacao

-Wine (what brands are safe?)

-Aftershock

-any liqueurs, esp. strawberry and raspberry

-tequila

-sambuca

-brandy

-whiskey

I've been drinking flavored beers but I'd like to branch out. I checked previous alcohol posts but no one mentioned any of these. They're probably all safe since I didn't hear anyone saying to avoid them, but I don't want to find out otherwise when I'm intoxicated. Thanks! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Jun 29, 2005

I'll reply what I've had safely, but please don't just take my word for it. Call the manufacturers/research it youself also...

-schnapps (any flavor, but especially peppermint [b]yes[/b], vanilla[b]never had[/b], or apple[b]yes[/b])

-Grenadine [b]yes, had this several times daily for over a year when I was bartending. I loved to mix sweet & sour, grenadine, and sprite for myself to drink while working[/b]

-Triple Sec [b]yes[/b]

-Blue Curacao [b]yes[/b]

-Wine (what brands are safe?) [b]yes, but I don't like it so can't say which brands I've had[/b]

-Aftershock

-any liqueurs, esp. strawberry and raspberry[b]yes, but stay away from amaretto (almond) and frangelico (sp) is hazelnut[/b]

-tequila [b]yes[/b]

-sambuca

-brandy

-whiskey [b]yes[/b]

Rebekah

On Jun 30, 2005

I have a glass of wine every evening. Sometimes I'll even have two glasses (!) Any brand....

I've never had a problem with any wine (unless I have 3 glasses)

On Jul 1, 2005

hiya, I have had almost every sort of flavored vodkas, rums, Bailey's & other Irish Cream liquers, Kahlua and other coffee liquers.

As Rebekah states, steer clear of Amaretto and Frangelico. NOTE: When you have a drink made, tell the server that the bartender needs to use a clean washed mixer b/c you are allergic to nuts/amaretto/frangelico!

Also - if you are getting a blended frozen drink, be sure you look at the entire frozen drink speciality menu. Nowadays there are weird drinks...including, a peanut butter frozen mudslide!!! you can always go up to the bar and ask the bartender if they've made anything in the blender you'd be allergic too.

Many times, the mixing glass and blender get a quick rinse with only hot water. I know this, I was a bartender at one time.

Additionally, careful of certain kinds of gin. Bombay Sapphire infuses with "botanicals" - which include spanish almonds!

Now that the question has been brought up, I guess it would be good to know what other brands use to infuse and distill...hmmm...

Adrienne

On Jul 1, 2005

I heard that gin isn't safe for PA but I don't know why. Does anyone have feedback on this?

On Jul 1, 2005

If you search on alcohol, we've discussed this many times, you'll likely find more responses (to the initial question).

ygg

On Jul 1, 2005

Thanks everyone. I had looked at all the previous posts and no one had posted about these, so thanks for clearing it up [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Jul 3, 2005

One thing to be aware of is that alcohol can prime your system for a reaction if you come across your allergen.

My allergist told me this after I had an anaphylactic reaction to chamomile (didn't know I was allergic to chamomile at the time).

We ate out and DH and I shared a bottle of red wine (I drank at least half of it--2.25 glases or so). I had a vodka tomato cream sauce (tomato being the operative word here because of the acids, not the cooked off vodka) with my gnocchi.

After eating, we went to an Origins store where I tried some Everything Nice lotion which contains chamomile. Within 20 minutes my hands were swollen and my nose started running like crazy. By the time we got to the car (30 minutes later), my lips and tongue were swollen so that I couldn't talk.

I do have reactions to chamomile in shampoo and lotions, but they weren't as bad as when I had wine and tomato sauce beforehand that primed my system for a severe reaction.

So just make sure that if you know you're going to be around peanuts (airborne), that you are aware that having alcohol can make your reaction worse.

[This message has been edited by McCobbre (edited July 03, 2005).]

On Jul 7, 2005

[quote]Originally posted by starlight: [B]I was wondering if anyone with PA/TNA have drunk any of these or knew if they were safe:

-schnapps (any flavor, but especially peppermint, vanilla, or apple)

-Grenadine

-Triple Sec

-Blue Curacao

-Wine (what brands are safe?)

-Aftershock

-any liqueurs, esp. strawberry and raspberry

-tequila

-sambuca

-brandy

-whiskey

Can someone tell me if they have ever drank Godiva liquor or Khalua? I make a great tiarmisu and have used Khalua in the past and avoided giving my son a taste bc I wasn't sure if it was safe.

On Jul 9, 2005

Some brands of gin (maybe all I'm not sure) include almonds, for example Bombay Sapphire, so I just avoid all gin just in case.

I've had all kinds of schnapps without a problem, and wine, and sambuca. Aftershock was fine too (in the allergy sense, but it's so disgusting I won't be doing it again in a hurry!)

Take care Rach

On Jul 20, 2005

I've been bartending for a little over a year now so I'm getting familiar with some of these topics. It's kind of interesting, both I and the bartender who trained me have severe peanut allergies.

In terms of what is on your list I've had all the schnapps you mentioned (usually dekuyper brand), grenadine, triple sec, blue curacao, aftershock and tequila with no problems... I can say also that my fellow PA bartender has been fine with all of the above.

In terms of liquers, Chambord (which is raspberry) is probably my favorite thing in the world to make drinks with and cook with. I've never run into any problems with stawberry liqueur either.

You mention sambuca, and I tend to stay far away from that (maybe its the black licorice, im not totally sure). I hate the smell of it and I'm scared that I could possibly be allergic to it. Now, my fellow PA bartender also does not care for the taste or smell of sambuca, but has said he's had it in the past without problems. But since we both tend to have an eerie feeling towards it, I'm very cautious that I don't drink it.

Wine --- so many wines so little time. Honestly, I've never had a problem with wine. I can't say that I have been as cautious as I probably should be with wine though... and I do tend to drink red wine, which can often have hints of nuts.

To make a generalization about a certain brand of wine that is "safe" is very hard to do, since most wine makers tend to change what goes into their wines and some don't list everything they put in it. But here are a few wine cellars that are my favorites and I've had no problems with:

Cakebread Cellars Ravenswood Folie a Deux Twin Fin

hope ive helped a little... if you'd like any more detailed information, i could ask my PA bartender friend if he has any specific recommendations. but from working with him the past year, ive basically just learned to stay away from certain gins, frangelico (there is actually a shot called Peanut Butter and Jelly that includes this!), 'buca, soho lychee, and any other types of obviously nut-flavored liquers.

just remember, if you are at all nervous about a certain wine, liquor, etc. always avoid it. it's better to be safe than sorry.

On Jul 20, 2005

Scruffy, It's nice to know that there's a PA aware bartender out there! Thanks for the info. Do you know of any reason to avoid gin?

Many thanks.

On Jul 20, 2005

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Originally posted by starlight: [B]

Can someone tell me if they have ever drank Godiva liquor or Khalua? I make a great tiarmisu and have used Khalua in the past and avoided giving my son a taste bc I wasn't sure if it was safe. [/b]

i use godiva liqueur in chocolate martinis and kahula in my white russians or with my coffee and have never had a problem with either.

some people might be a little sceptical about the godiva though, depending on their comfort zone, just because godiva does make chocolates with nuts. i've found the liqueur to be okay though. (even though i dont drink it much because im not a huge fan of chocolate)

On Jul 20, 2005

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Originally posted by Adele: [b]Scruffy, It's nice to know that there's a PA aware bartender out there! Thanks for the info. Do you know of any reason to avoid gin?

Many thanks. [/b]

i have heard *rumors* about peanuts being used in the distilling process of certain gins, but i honestly do not know this to be a fact, and have quite honestly drank many gins without a problem. i could do some research and ask my other bartender if he knows anything further... i do know that he drinks beefeater martinis quite often without reactions.

i also do know that if you are allergic to almond, you should avoid bombay sapphire gin, as it contains almonds as a flavoring agent. i do believe tanqueray also has almond flavoring...

other other common liqueurs with almond are tuaca, amaretto (i think someone already mentioned this), and frangelico.

keep in mind, not all liqueurs that are almond (or nut) flavored actually contain almonds (or said nut)... you can usually check the bottle to see if its natural or artificial.

sorry to keep running on here and getting way off topic, but i forgot to post in my earlier messages about a liqueur called "peanut lolita" which im sure you all can figure out is made with peanuts and would probably avoid if you saw it on a shelf. but just keep in mind; dont ever accept a drink from a stranger, not just because of what they could slip into it, but because of the dangerous liqueur that could be floating around in there.

specifically, beware of a drink called a "brown bomber" as it contains peanut liqueur

On Jul 20, 2005

Scruffy - I have an aversion to licorice, too. Found out in the last couple of years licorice is a legume so perhaps PA people are more likely to be allergic to it?

Rebekah

On Aug 14, 2005

Something to add about drinks...

I used to manage a bar/restaurant, so I

On Oct 12, 2005

I've had weird reactions to gin before, but never to the point of needing an epi-pen. COuld the process used break down the almond protein or something? (Almonds are probably my least severe nut allergy, which may play a part.) I've never reacted to Sambucca, nor do I have an aversion. And I've never had any other responses to alcohol- although I'm not much for the fancy mixed drinks and flavored alcohols.

On Oct 15, 2005

My PA/TNA son turns 19 in a few weeks - legal drinking age here in Canada. He plans on going to a bar with his friends, knows the safety rules regarding having a designated driver, and also plans on having a sober friend keep an eye on him. He says he just wants to be able to have a social drink, which I understand.

How do we know which drinks are safe? He knows to stay away from liqueurs, but is beer safe? What about wine? From other posts most people seem to think wine is OK, and I actually offered him some red wine a few weeks ago, which he declined. I suspect it will be beer that he will drink.

Any information will be appreciated [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Oct 15, 2005

I had another post before I made this one, everyone pretty much agreed that beer is safe (not that it matters to me anymore cause I can't stand the taste!). I hope you found that one in your search too, cause I got some good info from it. One thing to remember, though, is the possible mixed nuts at the bar.

On Oct 24, 2005

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Originally posted by sidni: [b]I've had weird reactions to gin before, but never to the point of needing an epi-pen. .[/b]

Me too - but I don't think it had anything to do with peanuts!

On Dec 22, 2005

bumping for tidina.

also, i'm a frequent drinker of guinness and never had any issues. i've never called the factory, though. same with all sorts of wine from all over the world - never a problem, but never called the manufacturer, either.

On Dec 22, 2005

I just got given a gift pack of three liqueurs at work - Mozart Original Chocolate Liqueur, Black Chocolate Liqueur and White Chocolate Liqueur.

There are 3 little bottles in one box. On the back of the box, it has the ingredients for each little bottle and it specifically says for each of them "NO nut flavour additives!"

I'm excited, even though my PA DD is only 15 and shouldn't be concerned with alcohol, I wanted to try this - I think it will go really well on vanilla icecream or I may use one to soak the pound cake for my trifle!

Now, the bottles say product of Austria, but I think I'm going to trust the label, since it's been re-packaged and labelled in Canada, in both English and French.

Any opinions?

Linda

On Dec 22, 2005

^i just did a quick web search. i think you might like what they say. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] if someone gave this to me, i'd feel comfy giving it a try.

[url="http://www.mozart-distillerie.com/en/pub/mozart_black/product_information_mb.cfm"]http://www.mozart-distillerie.com/en/pub/mozart_black/product_information_mb.cfm[/url]

On Sep 20, 2006

Raising for Stacey

On Oct 1, 2006

(edited), thanks for the warning! I never think to read labels on alcohol....as I usually only have wine, but I will from now on!

On Oct 17, 2006

[quote]Originally posted by andromeda: [b]^i just did a quick web search. i think you might like what they say. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] if someone gave this to me, i'd feel comfy giving it a try.

[url="http://www.mozart-distillerie.com/en/pub/mozart_black/product_information_mb.cfm"]http://www.mozart-distillerie.com/en/pub/mozart_black/product_information_mb.cfm[/url] [/b][/QU OTE]

OMG!!! Yum! I checked out the website too! How re-assuring!!! I am going to look for some today to have on hand for quests. Hope the have this in Canada... if not I think you can order it in??? I am so excited because I am sooo pariniod I just avoid it all together (plus no hurry since I am still nursing) but when you are garenteed it's nice... why can't more products be like this???? Just tell it to us straight!!! Anyone taste this? Is it good? (Mozart)

On Nov 12, 2006

Hmm...that is interesting. I never really drank much alcohol period. Never liked beer but did drink wine from time to time (especially the 4-pk wine coolers).

I noticed a difference between wine and wine coolers. I could drink White Zifandel (one or two) without a problem but with wine coolers (flavored), I'd react with a sharp pain in my back right in the shoulder blade area.

I have not had a chance to do a search on ingredients of either alcohol but would like to hear opinions from everyone who had or has experience weird reactions.

On Nov 12, 2006

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Originally posted by Precious1971: [b]Hmm...that is interesting. I never really drank much alcohol period. Never liked beer but did drink wine from time to time (especially the 4-pk wine coolers).

I noticed a difference between wine and wine coolers. I could drink White Zifandel (one or two) without a problem but with wine coolers (flavored), I'd react with a sharp pain in my back right in the shoulder blade area.

I have not had a chance to do a search on ingredients of either alcohol but would like to hear opinions from everyone who had or has experience weird reactions.

[/b]

the pain sounds like GERD symptoms or acid reflux.

Wine coolers have tons of sugar and fake flavors, as well as harsh carbonation...pretty bad if you have gastric or acid reflux problems.

Wine, real wine, is nothing like wine coolers...which are fake sugary carbonated alcoholic grain drinks. Unless...you get one made in a bar with real wine and carbonated water [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Adrienne

------------------ 30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

On Nov 25, 2006

Does anyone know if Southern Comfort is safe for pa/milk allergy? We are going to a restaurant where they put Southern Comfort in the sauce they serve with shrimp cocktail, one of the few things dd can usually eat.

On Dec 11, 2006

Hello to all... I am taking a trip up to the liqour store to start my Christmaqs stock up (we are having a Christmas party at our house) I am going to see if we have Mozart because I was so impressed that there website states they do not use nut/peanuts or oils. I would also like to get some beer and wine. I have read on many posts that this is a safe choice for TA/PNA I am in Canada was wondering what brands of beers and/or wines that are safe for PA/TNA I would feel more safe if I knew brands that you have tried with no reaction.... like has anyone tried Molson Canadian, Heiniken..?? Thanks so much!!!!

Stacey

On Dec 11, 2006

I'm not in Canada, but I did write to Red Hook Brewery and they assured me that all their beers are peanut/nut-free and egg-free.

Cathy

On Dec 11, 2006

Glad this topic was reraised, because no one answered the southern comfort question.

I'd also like to know if anyone has tried the new Bailey's Mint Chocolate or called on it.

Stacey, I'm not in Canada, but I've tried Heiniken before and survived, PA wise at least. I don't know how people can drink that stuff, I think it's horrendous, I couldn't bring myself to take a second sip.

I think they have party-pack type things of the different kinds of Smirnoff malt beverages now (ice, triple black, and the twisted V's). I enjoy all of those, and it's something for everyone. I've also heard good things here about budweiser.

On Dec 11, 2006

hey starlight... I too would like to know about certain flavoured drinks... for some reason I thought Smirnoff products were NOT safe?? I think I called or e-mailed... anyone know for sure? Also thought bailies was NOT safe too??? I was wondering if anyone has ever called about these products.... I know there are a lot of alchol that is not safe for TNA....

Thanks.... anyone else tried any for sure safe beer or wine or called about them? brands?

thanks

Stacey

On Dec 11, 2006

oh ya... forgot to mention... when I went to the liquor store today I was told they do not sell Mozart... ya of course they don't... it's the only alchol I know for sure is safe for PA and TNA because it says so on the website ([url]http://www.mozart-distillerie.com[/url]) I am bummed! Anyone know where the closet place I can by this? I'm in B.C. Canada... this is sucky!!!

On Dec 11, 2006

I found a dusty bottle of Carolans Irish Cream that I had forgotten about.

I've enjoyed a wee dram of it with no problems....and it is really yummy stuff.

On Dec 12, 2006

I'm pretty sure all the smirnoff is safe (at least for PA). But I never called, I just started drinking it and never had a problem.

I also had Bailey's before. Didn't like it, but didn't have a problem. But I'm not TNA. The list from FAAN that someone posted in this thread: [url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum24/HTML/000033.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum24/HTML/000033.html[/url] only says that Bailey's has milk, and someone said Bailey's has some vegetable oil and they can't guarentee what's in the oil. I don't usually question vegetable oil anyway so I felt okay drinking it (I have a loose comfort zone).

Does anyone have any recent info on Bacardi? Someone mentioned in Canada it had a may contain, but was this for the rum or for the malt drinks? I'd love to have another option for a malt drink since not many bars stock Smirnoff ice around here...

On Dec 12, 2006

I am not in Canada, but I am PA/TNA. I have had many different brands of beer w/o incident. My favorites are Sam Adams & Sierra Nevada. I have also had Molson and Heineken, Coors Light and Bud to name a few. I've had Smirnoff Ice but I prefer beer or wine. So glad I'm not pregnant anymore [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Dec 12, 2006

Good news.... I called 1-800-767-3123 (a contact number for smirnoff) I was happy with his responce he said that the smirnoff ice and other smirnoff products were safe for PNA/TNA but couln't be sure of the baileys but that he will forward my question to baileys and I should get a responce soon... couldn't be sure about the vegitable protein in the baileys.... I was happy to be sure of the smirnoff... please if anyone else contacts them let me know if you get the same responce.....

Thanks...

Stacey

On Dec 15, 2006

I have done a lot of research regarding alcohol. Domestic and imported beers should never be a problem for PA or TNA, but be very careful when you go to microbreweries and places that serve there own beer...they always add ingredients to the beer...oftentimes this includes nuts and peanuts!!! Wines should also never have nuts in it even though they are often described as having a nutty taste, but once again be careful of things like mulled wines around the holidays (wines that have been simmered with other ingredients possibly nuts). I have contacted Bombay Sapphire and it definitely contains almonds although when the product is distilled much of the almond ingredient gets removed, but probably would not want to risk it. Gin is my favorite alcohol and I have had no problems with other brands like Tanqueray. I know it sounds tacky but your best bet is a cheaper gin which would be the least likely to add nuts for flavor. I have contacted Bailey's and they said that there is a may contain and they can't guarantee it's safe. I have also always been told never to have anything irish cream flavored. Also Kahlua has a may contain when I talked to their reps. And about the Southern Comfort question...drink right up!!! Hope that helps!

On Dec 15, 2006

Hey blockc... Thanks for the post.... One questions since you did a lot of looking into this subject... do you trust smirnoff ice? I called (the number is in my last post) and they said it is safe, the reason I ask is they also make bailey's.. They did tell me they were not sure about baileys and that they would advise avoiding it at least until I get a responce back... of course I will for sure stay clear but if smirnoff ice is made by the same company should I avoid it too??? Has anyone else called them? My hubby has his work Christmas party tomorrow night so I want to have this drink but I am so nervous... have not had a drink since even before finding out about my PA/TNA.... thanks

Stacey

[This message has been edited by xoxstacey (edited December 16, 2006).]

On Dec 16, 2006

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Originally posted by blockc: [b] I have contacted Bailey's and they said that there is a may contain and they can't guarantee it's safe. I have also always been told never to have anything irish cream flavored. Also Kahlua has a may contain when I talked to their reps. [/b]

May contain what nuts? Peanuts or treenuts? I'm okay with "may contains" if it's treenuts, I'm not TNA (but I do avoid things that have blantant treenuts, like almaretto).

And Tanqueray doesn't have almonds? That's good to hear [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Thanks for all the info!

On Dec 16, 2006

I have the same questions as Starlight for Bailey's and Kahlua ---may contain what?

Also --- what specifically did they tell you? There is a huge difference between "may contain XXX because it is run on the same lines as XXX" and "could contain b/c we don't check out our supplier ingredients"

Please elaborate on your research [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] We tend to look for very specific information on these boards as we all have different comfort zones.

Of note: my normal drinks out at bars are usually something with Bailey's or Kahlua, and I've never had any problems...so I am really curious what specifically they said to you (I may call them on Monday myself)

Adrienne

------------------ 30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

On Dec 16, 2006

Blockc, Interesting information! I have been enjoying a sip or two of Carolann's Irish Cream in the evenings fpr the last week or two.....doing my bit to get into the festive spirit!

I've had a squirrely stomach since I started enjoying the Carolann's. Nothing bad....just not normal. So I emailed Carolann's a few days ago and have yet to get a reply.

When and if I get a reply, I'll post it here. Thanks for your information.

On Dec 17, 2006

(edited),

You say your PA is deadly, do you also have a TNA? Just wondering since last might was my hubby Christmas party. Was so excited... got my smirnoff ice... had a couple swigs and waited. within 15 mins my throat and tongue felt numb.. I decided not to finish my drink. Of course as time passed I felt better and the numbness stopped... I was wondering if you were TNA as well only because I am as well as PA so if you are TNA I think I could outrule a reaction and conclude the numbness was prob due to the fact I haven't had a drink in like four years...hahahaha I can't remember what it feels like... As you can tell I am so nervous about intoducing new things since finding out about my allergy. I don't mean to be so parinod but i can't help it. That is why I like to hear about what you all tried without reaction....

... also to all TNA and PA allergy... anyone safely have a Corona or molson Canadian? Thanks to all....

Stacey

P.S. anyone ever buy the Mozart liqour listed before? I can't find it where I live (B.C. Canada)

Stacey

On Dec 17, 2006

heh, okay, don't know why it didn't cross my mind to check the web until now.

From Bailey's Website: Nuts: The emulsifier in Baileys contains refined vegetable oil. This constitutes 0.35% of the weight of the final product. This vegetable oil may be of nut or nut origin whose ingredients are mixtures of glycerol mono or diesters with minor triesters.

On Dec 18, 2006

The vegetable oil is probably being used as an emulsifer/suspension agent to keep the cream and alcohol all mixed up together, so it's quite likely soy-derived, not nut-derived.

ygg

On Dec 18, 2006

In response to my former post I don't know what the rep said bailey's may contain, b/c I asked for both TNA and PA, as I am deadly allergic to both. I think the rep was really just very unconfortable guaranteeing that I would be safe, I'm not certain if he even knew what was in it at all! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] But I figured for those of you extra cautious ppl it would be a good tip. I don't think alcohol is worth having a deadly reaction. Just to put my two cents in, I an pretty sensitive to any nut and I never had a problem with smirnoff ice drinks, and I even had quite a few in one night. I'm also fine with budweiser and molson. I hope everyone can post random alcohols that they have found to be safe b/c it's so hard without drinks being labeled like food. But good luck to everyone!

On Dec 19, 2006

Thanks so much everyone with your replies. I like what blockc asked (if ppl can randomly post on what drinks they have had saftley) I am definatly thinking the numb tongue and throat I "thought" I felt while having a smirnoff ice drink the other night was because I haven't had a drink in over 4 years, plus I was almost waiting for a reaction because I was worried... I will try again sometime (no hurry because I am still nursing) I go an e-mail responce from smirnoff today.......

.....here it is.........

Thank you for your interest in Smirnoff! I am happy to tell you that there are no nuts of any kind in any Smirnoff product. If you have any further question, please feel free to contact me again.

Thank you! Samantha Taylor Consumer Relations - Supply Quality DIAGEO North America 903 West 143rd Street Plainfield, IL 60544 815-577-2366 [email]Samantha.Taylor@diageo.com[/email]

On Dec 20, 2006

grrrr!!! What is wrong with companies??? I e-mailed a couple days ago regarding budweiser beer and this is the responce I recieved today...

Thank you for your email Stacey! We do not knowingly or intentionally add any nuts as ingredients in our brewing process. However, trace amounts of nuts or their by-products may be present in a small number of food industry-approved machinery oils and lubricants used in the manufacturing process. We do thank you for your interest in Labatt.

Cheers! Katherine Labatt Customer Service

....I guess it's a comfort level thing because I read posts on hear about many ppl who were extremely allergic and had this beer with no reaction.... just is frustrating!!!!!!

Stacey

On Dec 20, 2006

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Originally posted by xoxstacey: [b]

Thank you for your email Stacey! We do not knowingly or intentionally add any nuts as ingredients in our brewing process. However, trace amounts of nuts or their by-products may be present in a small number of food industry-approved machinery oils and lubricants used in the manufacturing process. We do thank you for your interest in Labatt.

[/b]

*eyeroll* This would be true of every single food item on the planet that ever passes through a machine. Including fruits and veggies because they're usually picked and packed up by machine, not by hand.

Which in itself is rather...ew. Personally, I don't want the lubricant that greases the hinges of the machines ending up in my food. Oh well. Hopefully other companies take care to not let their machine grease get into the food. But thinking of it, wonder if this is why some people have mystery reactions with normally perfectly safe foods.

On Dec 20, 2006

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Originally posted by starlight: [b] *eyeroll* This would be true of every single food item on the planet that ever passes through a machine.

[/b]

Starlight

I hear ya, I think they just said that to cover their *ss but it's still frustrating for someone as parinoid as myself hahaha I am still so new to this and so I still don't like introducing new things withour looking into it. If I feel good with the response and no one here has had a problem then I usually will give it a try... I think I am overboard but hopefully as time passes I will be better... I did like smirnoff's responce... I still think budweiser is prob fine I just hate the frustrating responses some companies seem to give.....

stacey

On Jan 7, 2007

Just re-posting my Irish Cream (Bailey's) recipe - it's so easy to make!

Irish Cream Liqueur

Ingredients: 2 eggs 1/2 tin condensed milk (I use light) 1 cup (250 ml) whipping cream (do not whip) 1/2 tsp instant coffee 3/4 tsp cocoa powder 1/4 cup hot water 1 1/2 cups Irish whiskey (1 mickey) (Rye makes a smoother drink, but I prefer the kick from the Irish whiskey

Method: In blender, beat eggs well. Add condensed milk and whipping cream (do not whip before adding to blender). Dissolve instant coffee and cocoa powder in the very hot water. Blend together with above. Add the whiskey. Mix well. Bottle and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Makes 4 cups (one regular size Irish Cream bottle + one cup). Enjoy

On Mar 17, 2007

Re-raising for tyguy2354

On Apr 11, 2007

hi, i'm new here. i suffer from PA, and TNA... and am a student in the UK, so know a fair bit about alcohol.

i have never had any problem with beer, lager, ale, wine. i would steer clear from gin - definitely bombay sapphire; a quick wikipedia search shows that it DOES contain almonds. i have had an odd reaction to jagermeister in the past - whether this is because it is a disgusting drink, or whether it could be because of its 'secret blend of 56 herbs', i am not sure.

i find the biggest problem of drinking alcohol not to be the ingredients of the drinks themselves, but the possibility of cross-contamination. with the presence of peanuts etc in most bars/pubs, i would always suggest buying your own drink. friends who have been eating peanuts and drinking tend to buy a round, and bring you your drink whilst holding the rim of the glass.

i think that it is should be made that drinks have the same labelling requirements as food - often drinking a new drink can be a lottery.

[This message has been edited by David2206 (edited April 11, 2007).]

On Apr 11, 2007

Jager is peanut-free, soy-free, papaya-free, and gluten-free. I didn't ask about treenuts, since I don't avoid them.

I find it quite tasty. I can't wait until I'm done gestating and can have a celebratory shot!

ygg

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