American Sixlets Candies Exchange

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2001 - 9:43pm
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pI live in Tennessee and I myself am Class 5 PA. There is an American candy named "Sixlets" (named for the six different colors of the candy, I think), and they are miniature chocolate balls with a hard candy shell. They are similar to MM's, but are completely safe for those with PA, and quite yummy!!!! If you would like your child to try them, I would be more than happy to send you some. Please either post back in this forum or e-mail me personally and I will get them in the mail to you.br /
-- Julie/p

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2001 - 10:32pm
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I will be delighted to send some as well. Julie, if you would like I could send some to the second person who responds. Miriam

Posted on: Mon, 02/05/2001 - 2:03am
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Excellent thread, Julie!
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Posted on: Mon, 02/05/2001 - 8:51am
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I would also be willing to send sixlets for anyone who wants them!!
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Posted on: Sun, 03/11/2001 - 1:59pm
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I'm raising this thread again, not because it's my place to, but I have a story to go with it!
Another PA parent was sending me something in the mail and she very kindly included two packages of Sixlets, one for each of my children. Obviously, she's American. Well.
I must say that this is the closest thing to M & M's that I have tasted. Smarties are no comparison. Both of my children enjoyed them safely. Also, there is really no need to worry about them being confused with M & M's because they are round ball like.
Now, I found them very sweet but that is what Jesse's teacher (from Kentucky) said she missed about M & M's (she won't eat them in his "peanut free" classroom), that Smarties weren't as sweet as M & M's.
I would actually encourage anyone, either Canadian or in parts of the States where they're not available to sign up in this thread to get Sixlets. They were really good (and this comes from someone that only got ONE), are not confusing, and are safe.
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Posted on: Sun, 03/11/2001 - 8:39pm
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I had called on sixlets a few years ago and I was told that these were not safe candies. Does anyone have a number for these so that I can call and then I can send some out as well(Carolyn, Cayley's mom, you can definately expect some from me if I can find them!).
carrie

Posted on: Tue, 03/13/2001 - 8:55am
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I live in the USA (in Michigan) and haven't seen sixlets in stores. Can you tell me what stores you have found them in?

Posted on: Tue, 03/13/2001 - 9:05am
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Thanks carrie! I'm glad your children enjoyed the Smarties. Amy2 sent some Sixlets to Cayley at Christmas time, and we were all asking her to share - they're very good! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 03/13/2001 - 9:51am
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I found sixlets at the corner store in the office building I work in. I heard they can be found at drug stores (CVS) and places like WalMart. The package is similar to M&M (with the crinkle paper at the ends - unlike a regular candy bar) but it is a lot skinner. Also the outside package is see through with colored writing. I almost missed them because they were on the bottom shelf. Since I now know what the package looks like I should be able to locate elsewhere. They were good but I'd personally prefer a M&M, however now that I have a TNA that is definitely out. Good luck!

Posted on: Tue, 03/13/2001 - 11:11pm
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Sixlets are in every convenience store around me. I would be happy to send some to anyone who can't find them - Can. or USA. They are great for Easter baskets!
Rachel

Posted on: Wed, 03/14/2001 - 4:56am
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So are these made on a dedicated line then...that's why they are totally safe? I have them at my local WINCO...and have been wanting to try them.
Or someone has talked to the company?

Posted on: Wed, 03/14/2001 - 8:28am
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Aren't Sixlets made by Hersheys? Are they safe? If they are and anyone who can't find them wants some, I would be happy to send some. Email me at [email]AmyAmy4734@aol.com[/email]
Amy

Posted on: Thu, 03/22/2001 - 12:48pm
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I was in here bringing up the Smarties thread again so I thought I'd bring this one up for Julie, as well.
Also, I just seem to be being a board busy body tonight! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 03/31/2001 - 12:59pm
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I know Julie is co-ordinating this thread, but I bring it up every time I bring up my other three threads that SHOULD be brought up on a regular basis.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 04/12/2001 - 1:29pm
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Just re-raising this thread for Julie again since I was in raising my other ones that require attention.
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Posted on: Thu, 04/12/2001 - 11:39pm
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Okay, S.O.S. time here:
I was out shopping last night and saw Sixlets at our Walmart for the first time ever. I vaguely remembered this thread and so I bought some. Well I logged on this morning and reread the thread and felt unsure, so I called Hershey's and they are CLOSED today for Easter! Can someone who has spoken to Hershey's regarding the production line please respond? I don't want to put these in the kids' Easter baskets until I hear that they are DEFINITELY safe.
I was all excited to think that they could have a little chocolate, after all....
Miriam

Posted on: Sat, 04/28/2001 - 1:17pm
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I called and spoke to someone at Hershey's and she said that they were made in a dedicated plant or there would be safety warning on them.
I LOVE them. I gave them to my PA son and he was ok. they are sweet and tasty!
They have them in a Dollar store close to my house so email me if you need some!

Posted on: Mon, 04/30/2001 - 2:11pm
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I have also called Hershey's and the woman I spoke with told me that the only thing safe for my son to eat is their 1.5 oz hershey bar. Has anyone else been told that?

Posted on: Sat, 05/26/2001 - 4:32am
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I have been told the usual--they take allergies seriously and if there is a risk of cross-contamination, it will be listed on the package. I asked the Hershey rep who they ship to and was told major retailers like Target and Walmart, but both of my local ones don't have it or offer it only during holidays. I figured I'd have better luck talking the store manager at my local grocery store and he said he'd ask the Hershey rep about this. He was much more helpful than the Target or Walmart employees.
Hopefully, I can get my hands on some soon.

Posted on: Wed, 05/30/2001 - 8:48am
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Just bringing important topics up!
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Posted on: Thu, 05/31/2001 - 6:04am
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I called Hersheys today. The rep said that if there is a risk of cross-contamination, the product will be labelled. However, they have NO dedicated facilities. All of their facilites produce peanut products.
To me, this is an unacceptable risk, especially since chocolate is not, contrary to popular opinion, a necessity of life. Besides, our smarties are going to stay safe. So I guess what I am saying is that Hersheys chocolate, sixlets, do not fall within my safe zone right now.
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 10/12/2001 - 11:35am
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I'm simply re-raising this one in the hopes that M's Mom might see it.
Also, it was a very interesting read through.
I have received quite a few very large boxes of Sixlets and never had a problem with them even though I did see they were made by Hershey's. I feel quite comfortable with the labeling practices of Hershey's in Canada and so I guess that's why I felt okay about getting the Sixlets. But now, after re-reading this thread, I'm wondering if this is another thing where the American owner of a Canadian manufacturer isn't labeling correctly.
I would love to add this to my growing list of things to do (mostly to do with my moving) but I really feel that an e-mail should be sent to Hershey's U.S. and their response posted herein. I'll see what I can do, but if someone else is able to, please, it would be a great help.
But again, I have had several large boxes of Sixlets here and Jesse has eaten them safely.
In fact, I just recently re-raised my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe here under Snacks because I had subbed Sixlets for chocolate chips. Hmm.
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Posted on: Sat, 12/15/2001 - 3:12am
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I just bought Sixlets for my pa son to decorate a gingerbread house. I found them in a "Family Size" box at Target. They are near the Milk Duds in a similarly shaped box. Hope this helps. Happy Holidays to all!

Posted on: Sat, 12/15/2001 - 4:53am
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I feel very comfortable with Hershey USA in the last year. It seems they really have pulled themselves together in labelling their products for allergens and cross-contamination. My son as been eating the Sixlets for about 4 months and I've allowed him to start eating York Peppermint Patties (also by Hershey). Our grocery store manager says he will stock Sixlets year round for my son. What a doll!

Posted on: Sat, 12/15/2001 - 10:17am
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I live in Pa. and have never heard of sixlets am I missing a good candy for my son.

Posted on: Sat, 12/15/2001 - 11:20am
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Thanks Lidia, I've been looking for them for weeks! I hope I can get to Target this week.
Amy

Posted on: Sat, 12/15/2001 - 1:37pm
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I too live in PA. Our family dollar store carries sixlets [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]. I also can order them out of our local grocery store.
I have been giving them to my pa son for about 2 years now. He has never had a reaction to them. If anyone would like sixlets shipped to them please e-mail me, I too would be more than happy to semd some out.
Best wishes to all,
Renee [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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