American Cookie Company

Posted on: Sun, 03/04/2007 - 11:07pm
oliverioa's picture
Joined: 06/12/2001 - 09:00

I know that the American Cookie Company posts a warning to all peanut allergic people not to eat their products. But, I'm wondering is there anyone out there who, like me, has allowed their child to have the plain choc. chip cookie cake? They are so prevalent in my community. It seems their at the end of every soccer season party, classroom bday party, etc. I know I'm probably going to be criticized for this and I probably need to be, but it goes back to the whole quality of life/comfort zone thing. I ALWAYS have Benadryl and two epis. My son has not had a reaction in over two years. Anyone else eating cookie cake?

Posted on: Mon, 03/05/2007 - 5:37am
pitterpat's picture
Joined: 02/04/2006 - 09:00

No way. The very kind people behind the counter will assure me that they are safe, but I see those PB cookies and pecan cookies right next to the choc chip. Not in my comfort zone. Not worth the risk. I pack my own "giant choc chip cookie" that I made safe just for dd. That way I can breathe while she eats it [img][/img]
As usual, this is a comfort zone thing.

Posted on: Mon, 03/05/2007 - 6:25am
NicoleinNH's picture
Joined: 06/21/2003 - 09:00

My sister owns a franchise cookie business (they make bouquets, but I'm not specifically naming the company). She said there is no way she would let my DD eat anything from there other than the sugar cookies (but the sugar cookies cannot be guaranteed 100% safe so we wouldn't allow DD). My sister said all of the gourmet cookies are made and placed near each other. She said the previous owners of her store, did assure customers the cookies were safe for peanut allergies. I've worked in the kitchen there and there is no way there is not cross-contamination.
So, to answer your question my answer is no. We don't eat anything from bakeries unless it is one of the rare nut-free bakeries.

Posted on: Mon, 03/05/2007 - 6:50am
MimiM's picture
Joined: 10/10/2003 - 09:00

I would never let my son eat a chocolate chip cookie cake made in a place that uses peanut/nut cookies. There have been many people who have had severe reactions this way and or deadly reactions.
I have made choc. chip cookie "cakes" for his birthday and they come out great!
People always give complements because most prefer cookies to cake anyway.

Posted on: Mon, 03/05/2007 - 10:01am
Chicago's picture
Joined: 04/21/2001 - 09:00

Your child needs to learn how to have a different "cake" at a party (and a different snack at break time etc...) I really think that this is an important part of dealing with a food allergy - events are not all about the food. Enjoy the party, be with your friends, play the games and EAT YOUR OWN FOOD.
Trust me, when your child is in middle school and you are no longer welcome hanging out at parties, you will thank me!

Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 7:32am
oliverioa's picture
Joined: 06/12/2001 - 09:00

Thank you for all your responses. The last one (from Chicago) REALLY impressed upon me. I haven't even thought about this in regards to when he's a little older and I'm not standing there with a watchful eye and Benadryl/epi in hand. Thanks.

Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 11:24am
Ethan Mom's picture
Joined: 03/27/2006 - 09:00

FYI - Rebecca's Nut Free (on-line) ships choc. chip cookie cakes that are nut-free. We just ordered one for my son's bday and all the kids loved it..

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