Americans Who Want Canadian Nestle Products (Not Smarties) Post Here!

Posted on: Tue, 07/24/2001 - 1:56pm
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After much thought and discussion which has been going on really for months, I thought it would be okay, especially after our huge success with Nestle just recently (and I believe in large part to participation from people outside of Canada, not to negate the importance of the Canadian contribution), to start a thread where their other "safe" chocolate bars are requested like in the Smarties thread.

I had wanted to keep the Smarties thread separate because it's 7 pages long of just Smarties "stuff", so I thought it would be okay to separate the two.

So, if anyone would like to try the following Nestle chocolate bars, please post and hopefully we'll have someone that will be willing to send some to you. Also, please remember that Nestle products are available in assortment bags of all of the "safe" chocolate bars, but I do believe there is one "unsafe" one in there with them.

The chocolate bars are:-

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Coffee Crisp

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Aero

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] KitKat

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Mirage

Also, this came about by checking a website that had been posted in the Smarties thread.
There are other Canadian chocolate bars not made by Nestle that may or may not be safe.
For example, one of the chocolate bars on the website was Cadbury's Caramilk. Last summer I was overjoyed to find that Jesse could eat a Caramilk bar, because, to me, it is quite the experience. However, I have not contacted Cadbury's to see if they label correctly and safely, I simply felt by reading the label that they did. So, if there is another chocolate bar that we only have in Canada, made by a company other than Nestle, that someone would like, if you are able to document from the company that it is, in fact, "safe", then they could be in the Nestle thread too.


That way, we won't have 10 different threads running for chocolate going to the U.S.!

Also, I think it's about high time someone contacted Nestle on my behalf and told them how I am co-ordinating the sending of their products to our American friends. Of course, I'm not the actual person purchasing them and mailing them or the person paying for them on the other end. We all deserve kudos as far as I'm concerned.

So, here's to the start of a new thread and hopefully it will work out as well as the Smarties one continues to.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Posted on: Tue, 07/24/2001 - 4:17pm
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I was at Zellers today, and I checked a caramilk bar, and it had a peanut warning on it. But I also checked a bag of mini-boxes of smarties (yes, I know this isn't the smarties thread) and it came from North York, but it had a peanut warning on it. Does anyone know if those are just a residual of Nestle's short-lived policy change or if they are truly not safe?
But I haven't been back to Costco lately. Maybe they have different caramilk bars there.
Amy

Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2001 - 2:12am
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Some Information From the Cadbury website ([url]http://www.cadbury.chocolate.ca[/url]):
Are any of your products peanut-free and or nut-free?
As a food manufacturer, we take the issue of food allergies seriously. Products containing nuts or made on non-nut free lines carry the warning label, "May contain traces of peanuts and other nuts". We believe that by using a precautionary statement on our products, we assist people with ingredient hypersensitivities in making informed choices about the products they consume.
The majority of our 30 different chocolate bars are made at our production facility in Toronto. We manufacture chocolate bars with and without nuts, on a daily basis. We utilize a rigorous food safety enhancement program, which puts checks and balances in place, to significantly reduce any possibility of traces of nuts being found in our non-nut products.
The following is a list of Cadbury and Neilson chocolate products manufactured in nut-free plants and on dedicated nut-free processing lines.
Products Manufactured in a Peanut-free and Nut-free Facility
Revised October 2000
Easter 2000:
Cadbury Creme Eggs 39g, 117g
Products Manufactured On Lines Dedicated to Products Without Peanuts or Nuts (Revised October 2000)
Although these products are run on dedicated non-peanut and non-nut lines, the production facility is not peanut-free or nut-free. We recommend consumers always read the label. Any changes to our products' peanut or nut status will be identified by a peanut/nut disclaimer on the package.
Deleted from this list:
Dairy Milk 12's 166g
(This brand will no longer have peanut-free status and a peanut notice has been applied
to the new packaging which will be available for sale in the second half of 2000.)
Products Available Year Round:
Dairy Milk Rolls 47g
Crunchie 44g, 67g
Caramilk 50g, 52g, 100g
Caramilk Coffee 52g, 100g
Caramilk Rolls 47g
Rosebuds 37g
Coconut 41g
Pep 48g
Flake 32g
Jersey Milk Buds 37g
Cerises 45g
Choclairs 35g (*Hazelnut flavour is artificial. Choclairs do not contain any nut ingredients.)
Fund Raising Products:
Golden Caramel 100g
Easter 2000:
Dairy Milk Bunnies 35g,
Caramilk Bunnies 36g
Bunnies Combo 142g
Mini Eggs 43g,120g, 200g, 400g, 1kg
Great Bunny 100g, 160g, 200g
Magic Milk Chocolate Eggs 153g
Mini Egg Gift Pack 183g
Hunting Eggs 170g
Dairy Milk Egg 25g
(Easter Seal Kidsaction research)
Halloween 2000:
Jersey Milk 12's 168g
Christmas 2000:
Caramilk Choc-o-men 37g
Dairy Milk Choc-o-men 36g
Mini Eggs 43g, 165g, 1kg
So it is up to your own comfort level whether you allow your PA child to have Caramilk or not. Personally, I let my dd have them on occasion as a special treat but usually go for a KitKat or Smarties when we want chocolate.
take care
deb

Posted on: Wed, 07/25/2001 - 3:39am
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Triciasmom, yes, the product you looked at is definitely left-over before Nestle's reversal of their initial decision. I received a notice from Jesse's school when they reversed their decision and in it, they did indicate that there would be some products out there with the warning on them, even though they were, in fact, "safe". Not you, but anyone else, please remember that Nestle was not going to start making "unsafe" products until January 1, 2002 but were beginning to label their products as unsafe so that consumers would get used to it and know that their line was unsafe.
So again, the Smarties you saw were, in fact, "safe". Now, also, there are times of the year when Smarties aren't safe, special occasion time and they are marked very clearly. It's too bad that Nestle began labeling them as unsafe, in one regard, so early, because it is confusing. Also, because my son now reads labels as diligently as I do and can definitely see the "may contain" warning on something, I don't think I would purchase any of the product with the warning, even though I do know it's safe. I know that sounds bizarre, but it all has to do with my assurance to my son that I would NEVER allow any peanut or "may contain" products into our home.
DebO, wonderful information from Cadbury, thank-you! This is definitely a "comfort zone" thing, for sure, especially after reading what you posted.
It would look like for everyone, Nestle products are the ones to stick with. Then, hopefully, if someone else does request another product, based on their comfort zone and the information you have posted above (again, it is simply great!), I would hope that others would respect someone's decision and not comment if they, themselves, wouldn't allow their PA child to consume that particular chocolate product.
I think everyone knows what I'm trying to say. I don't want this thread to become contentious in any way.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2001 - 2:41pm
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Simply re-raising! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 08/19/2001 - 2:40pm
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I have our first person to add to the list!
Renee would like Nestle KitKat bars. She is also on the waiting list for Smarties, so a mix of Smarties and KitKat would be great.
So, here's the list to-date:-
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Renee - KitKat
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2001 - 3:17am
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Could I please be added to this list? I'm on the Smarties list, and would love to be able to get my son some KitKats, too. (As well as any other PA-safe goodies available).
Thanks so much,
Debbie

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2001 - 3:33am
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Sorry. Double post.
[This message has been edited by DRobbins (edited August 20, 2001).]

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2001 - 5:44am
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DRobbins, actually the Nestle products do come in group packs of different "safe" ones, so I think we could put you down as wanting
all of the "safe" Nestle products. I do know that I saw some in the store just the other day.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Renee - KitKat
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] DRobbins - all Nestle "safe" chocolate
DRobbins, please correct me if I am wrong, or if you are only interested in specific "safe" Nestle chocolate bars.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2001 - 10:10am
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Cindy, you have it right. I am interested in all the safe products. (Less interested in the coffee flavored ones, but if someone is sending me an assortment that includes those, that's fine. My PA son might not prefer them, but I'll certainly enjoy them myself [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] )
Thanks so much,
Debbie

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2001 - 3:32pm
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DRobbins, I have to tell you. Coffee Crisp has been my lifelong favourite chocolate bar, even before I was *allowed* to drink coffee!
It's been a long standing love affair! I think you'll enjoy them.
I read another thread about the new Nestle products that are also "safe" - orange flavoured Aero and Coffee Crisp and something else and all I could think was yuck, but that's just me.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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