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Posted on: Wed, 09/25/2002 - 8:57am
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Hi Canadian Smarties authorities! We received some form my husband's coworker, who kindly brought some with him especially for our daughter. I am wondering if all are safe? There was a ordinary sized box(I would guess), and a specially packaged tube with a piglet character on top(and she just *loves* Pooh characters)! I just want to double check. Sometimes in the USA, the safe Hershey items might not be safe if in holiday or special packages. We are stashing this one for now anyway, thinking it perfect for a stocking stuffer! Oops, back to edit! I checked the Pooh package and it appears it is a product of Switzerland. I think it was purchased in the airport. Any info on this? I can do a search as well, and write to them to find out by Christmas.
We all tried the small box and liked them, but have to say, we like our M&M's better. Isn't it funny we like what we are used to, because I know most Canadians prefer their Smarties. Still quite a treat for a family who has basically given up chocolate! Thank you for the info. Becca
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Posted on: Wed, 09/25/2002 - 12:26pm
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Hi Cindy
I would be happy to send some safe treats across the border.
Let me know who has not been matched and I can contact them.

Posted on: Thu, 09/26/2002 - 6:06am
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Adam's Mom, I have Mitch's Mom and Andre's Mom who would both like Nestle products sent to the U.S.
Also, becca, was it you who questioned the safety of Nestle holiday products? The holiday ones are usually not *safe* but it's worth checking. Also, I'm not clear if the Nestle Switzerland ones are safe or not. If erik could pop into this thread, he could probably tell you what Nestle products are safe and when. Seriously. For manufacturer links for both America and Canada, you can check out [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] and e-mail directly from there. We'd be interested in any information you might receive.
Andre's Mom, I noticed that you posted your e-mail address in your message so that anyone could contact you off-the-board. Could you do me a favour? Could you let me know if someone does contact you to send you Smarties (you don't have to say who), just so that I know that you have found a match? That would be super.
Adam's Mom, are you able to contact me off-the-board at [email]cin42ca@hotmail.com[/email] to let me know if you can handle two - Mitch's Mom and Andre's Mom, or Mitch's Mom who was first in queue?
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 09/26/2002 - 6:13am
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Hi Cindy,
I would like to be matched up to a Canadian Family to get some safe to share treats for Halloween as well. My PA son is 20 months, a little young for major chocolate snacking, but my oldest boy, not PA, is 4 1/2 and will go trick or treating this year and I want to trade in his NOT safe to share treats for SAFE ones, because I know there will be just a little sharing going on!
I think that you are performing a great deed here, and I thank you for doing this for all of our PA kids.
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Posted on: Thu, 09/26/2002 - 11:56am
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I will contact both Mitch's Mom and Andre's Mom as both of their e-mails are listed [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 09/26/2002 - 2:29pm
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Hi Becca and Cindy,
I do not trust chocolate made in continental Europe so I would recommend against eating it. Eastern Europe chocolate is especially dangerous. And most chocolate from France, Belgium, Switzerland (ie: Lindt), etc have "may contain peanuts" warnings. St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto tested much of this European chocolate and found traces of peanut protein in many samples.
The only European chocolate I trust is from the U.K. Nestle UK, Cadbury UK, Terry's, etc all label extremely well.
Nestle in Canada and the USA also label well.
As for Nestle Switzerland, I went to their web page. It is only written in French and German. Here is what it says:
[url="http://www.nestle.ch/products/allergen_products_overview_exact.asp?strAllergicInfo=Keine_Erdnuesse&lang=fr"]http://www.nestle.ch/products/allergen_p...dnuesse&lang=fr[/url]
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Posted on: Thu, 09/26/2002 - 10:54pm
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Cindy - can you match us up with someone who's waiting for a smarties/safe candy. Cheers, KC (Syd's mom)

Posted on: Fri, 09/27/2002 - 2:14am
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Cindy, in reply to your post, I have been contacted by someone in Canada.
Thanks very much!
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Posted on: Fri, 09/27/2002 - 3:11am
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Thankyou Cindy and Erik! I did email Nestle Switzerland after posting here a few nights ago(no reply yet). I manged to muddle through the website enough to do that, LOL. Thanks so much for the translation. Enough said there for me not to give them to dd.
I guess my husband and I can enjoy them after bedtime, or perhaps give them to our(non-allergic)Canadian neighbors as a special treat from home! We were just so eager to try them after all I have read on here, and we did get to do that with the smaller package, at least.
I will post back when we need more candy in the house [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]! For now we have a tremendous stash of assorted candies leftover from our dd's birthday treat bags, and we are actually pretty restrictive on candy. If she ever starts eating some meat or cheese and green veggies, we may reconsider our stance there. Picky eaters? I could use a dose of that! Thanks for your help! Becca

Posted on: Fri, 09/27/2002 - 9:49am
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Adam's Mom, thank-you for contacting the two other Mom's that I asked if you were able to contact. Now, having said that, Syd's Mom has posted that she is also willing to be matched up and send Nestle products. Did you want to *give* her one of the Mom's you have?
(I'm sorry, I'm having trouble remembering the children's names that go with all of the Mom's right now - something to do with the dog getting loose from his lead in the backyard and nailing a baby squirrel and the squirrel is dead and the kids have gone ballistic as have I and animal control on it's way, a really dreadful story, dog didn't mean to do it, couldn't have reached the squirrel if the lead hadn't broken and DH no where to be found). At any rate, if you would like to do that, that would be okay.
Neil's Mom, I have found a match for you in my list of *regular* Canadians that I have. I just have to send them your e-mail address and then you will be contacted by them to receive Nestle Favourites.
erik, thank-you SO much for posting the information re the Swiss Nestle. I knew that you would have the information! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I think this has everyone sorted, but if not, please post and let me know.
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 09/27/2002 - 11:21am
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I am set up with Mitch's Mom and Andre's Mom. I don't mind helping out both of them. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 09/28/2002 - 12:53am
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Adam's Mom, thank-you! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Syd's Mom, I will contact you as soon as another American pops into the thread saying they would like Smarties or Nestle products. Thank-you also,
it's great to have another Canadian on the list of contacts. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
So, everyone is in order and accounted for.
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 10/01/2002 - 6:51am
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Thank You Cindy!
We have received an e-mail from Canada, and we are so excited about receiving safe candy!
We really appreciate your organizing this, words alone cannot express our gratitude.
Wish I had a magic wand........
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Posted on: Thu, 10/03/2002 - 1:22pm
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Some Smarties trivia:
Canadians eat 875 Smarties every minute. There are approximately 56 Smarties in every box.
So each day Canadians eat 1,260,000 Smarties (22,500 boxes).
(about half of that is me!) haha [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 10/03/2002 - 1:34pm
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I'm baaaa-aaack! My darling little 3yo is so thrilled with her "new sixlets" that dh and I officially decided to find a match here! His friend from work kind of missed the boat on it needing to be very precisely Canadian Smarties and we cannot clarify this with him without perhaps hurting his feelings for getting the wrong ones. Also, he would not accept reimbursement for them, so we would not want to take unfair advantage of him time and again, lol.
So, it seems safer and more of an official arrangement without feelings to have us matched here. Thank you so much Cindy for officiating this matter! Once matched, is it acceptable to get other safe candy too??
I have a new email just for allergy communications: [email]imissmandms@hotmail.com[/email]. Thanks again, becca
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Posted on: Thu, 10/03/2002 - 10:16pm
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I'd like to find a supplier for Canadian Smarties. I admit I did not read any of the 415 posts...only the original...so someone will have to clue me in (or tell me which page they are on) as to the rules of this.
I'm in NH, USA.
Thanks in advance!
Andrea

Posted on: Fri, 10/04/2002 - 11:11pm
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reraising as looks like there are two of us hoping for matches! Thank you! becca

Posted on: Sat, 10/05/2002 - 2:15am
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becca and Lauren's Mom, excellent! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] becca, I'm fairly clear that I have you "officially paired" already (in my head [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] ) with Syd's Mom who posted above that she was willing to send Smarties (or other Nestle products).
Lauren's Mom, I know at some point during the past 11 pages, I had to go through the different ways that this Smartie thing could work, so I'll try to find that post (AH! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] ) and re-post it. But for you, what you do right now is just sit tight and let me try to find a Canadian that I can match you with.
I have a very small group of Canadians who have contacted me off-the-board and offered to be in my Smarties contact file so that whenever an American should pop up, I just e-mail one of them. I have one in mind for you Lauren's Mom, let me contact her as well.
So, becca, I'll e-mail Syd's Mom now, but you are considered "officially paired" until I find out otherwise. And again, fairly clear I have Lauren's Mom matched as well, but will "officially pair" when I know.
And becca, man, you weren't giving me any time on this one were you? LOL! Can't even have my silent nervous breakdown for a few days without the Smarties thread exploding!
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Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 10/05/2002 - 2:17am
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[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] Sorry, double post, but not my fault [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 10/05/2002 - 3:28am
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Cindy, thank you, thank you, thank you. I did not mean to pressure you. I just noticed the topic was sliding down the screen and merely figured I would bump it up. I was not sure if the volunteers scan it as well.
I am a bit anxious because I have a preschool teacher bound and determined to give my dd chocolate, LOL! Mind you, the way I dole out the candy at home, that one box of Smarties we got 10 days ago still has 2 servings in it for her!! So, you can imagine how thrilled I am about her getting candy at every possible opportunity at school. Here's where I wish I knew how to do those cute eye rolling icons, LOL. This will be a nice treat if we get it together for the Harvest Party. There happen to be 2 other PA kids at the school, newly diagnosed, and maybe I can share my wealth in chocolate with them.
Sorry for the pressure. becca

Posted on: Sat, 10/05/2002 - 4:53am
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We received a shipment of safe candy last year and would love to have some again for this year. It doesn't have to be prior to Halloween as we don't normally celebrate that holiday. However, I would love to have some for Christmas!

Posted on: Sat, 10/05/2002 - 6:47am
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Naomi R., consider yourself on the list of Americans wanting Smarties. I have yet to confirm the "official pairing" of Lauren's Mom.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 10/05/2002 - 7:09am
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Lauren's Mom, I do have a match for you. I'll contact you asap (like later this evening) because munchkins (or is it monsters? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] ) are trying to feed gum to new dog. However, yes, I have a match for you, so you are "officially paired" with someone.
Naomi R., I have contacted someone on your behalf and may have a match for you tonight
as well.
I just realized something. Everyone has really been thanking me for organizing this thread, etc. I appreciate that especially when I'm trying to find pen that children magically managed to remove within seconds of me using it to get e-mail addresses down, etc. However.....
This thread was originally started I believe under Manufacturers by people posting about Smarties and one Canadian sent one American some Smarties and it worked out well for them. So, it certainly wasn't my brain child at all. I simply thought that if it was something that was going to take off, then I could at least organize it.
Secondly, and most importantly, the other thing is, all I do here is match people up and e-mail you that you have a match and give you one another's e-mail addresses, etc. I have to thank the wonderful Canadian contingent of people, especially the ones on my *permanent* Smarties list, who I'm able to contact at the drop of a hat basically and have them paired up with someone to send product to.
Now, that's not to say that there isn't credit to be given to the Americans also posting in this thread. You post that you would like Smarties but when it comes to the actual semantics of getting them, once I find a Canadian for you, you do it!
So, kudos to everyone here who has made this thread work and work well and often times when I was a dis-organized mess who had let it be relegated to Page 3. Seriously. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I'll pop in later tonight and get the pertinent information I need for everyone, etc. after I find what munchkins are now doing (trouble with two-storey house) and much silence downstairs while you work upstairs. Hmmm.....
Oh, and erik, I absolutely LOVED your stats on how many Smarties are consumed by Canadians. Where did you get that information? Now, I would like the break-down on how many people deal with their Smarties in an OCD fashion, i.e., mine all have to be lined up by colour and the longer lines of colours have to be eaten until they all equal the same length and then one Smartie is taken from each row until done. Yes, I am insane [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] It's also why I'm not the person in the house that eats the Smarties, I just buy them. I don't want the children to see what I'm doing [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] It was okay pre-children, but definitely not now. Also, I think it was okay with ex-DH, but definitely not with this one either. He'd have me bloody certified [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
Many many thanks to everyone [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 10/05/2002 - 12:53pm
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Lauren's Mom, as posted above, you have been "officially paired" with one of my regular Canadian Smarties people (great grammar, Cin [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] ) I have now e-mailed you with her address and her UserName from PA.com
Naomi R., I also have a match for you in the same person as Lauren's Mom. Since your e-mail address is not listed (and mine isn't right now either), could you please contact me at [email]cin42ca@hotmail.com[/email] when you see this and I'll be able to give you the e-mail address of the person you've been "officially paired" with.
Becca, as of tonight, I have not heard back from the Canadian, Syd's Mom, who posted that she was willing to send Smarties. However, since it is the week-end, is it okay if we give her a day or two? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] Otherwise, by mid-week say, if I haven't heard from her (actually, you can check her profile above and get her e-mail address as well, and perhaps e-mail her yourself telling her that you two were officially paired in the Smarties thread, yadda yadda), then I'll contact one of my regular Canadians.
However, I *think* I know who Syd's Mom is and I have been in contact with her for quite some time so I'm sure that she will come through for you.
So, that leaves the day with everyone matched. Fabulous! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 10/05/2002 - 1:56pm
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Hi Cindy. I replied to you personally after you contacted me. I did email Syd's mom on the email posted here in her profile. I guess we can give her some time off for the weekend! Thanks again. Becca

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Hi Cindy...
That Smarties info originally came from an article in the National Post in 2000. The article is posted on the Panhandle Premium web site at [url="http://www.panhandlepremium.com/National%20Post.htm"]http://www.panhandlepremium.com/National%20Post.htm[/url]

Posted on: Sun, 10/06/2002 - 10:41am
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Yikes! Alittle awol here.
becca: we're already stockpiling safe stuff for you, and I just quickly read your email -
Syd just turned 3 last week, so maybe we can double dip here by being pen pals for the girls as well, as both our girls are the same age. Cheers, KC (Syd's mom)

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Just wanted to let you all know that Adam's Mom was kind enough to ship me a huge box of Nestle assortment and a huge bag of Trebor Allen assortment for my son, Andre. The candy is wonderful, and I am so pleased to have goodies for Andre to choose from other than plain Hershey bars!
Thanks so much Adam's Mom! This is a great treat for my son, and so reassuring to know that Nestle Canada and Trebor Allen take food allergies so seriously!
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Posted on: Sun, 10/06/2002 - 11:59pm
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Andre's Mom, I'm really pleased that it worked out for you with Adam's Mom [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] That is just super. Trebor-Allan candy is just fabulous (I believe I tried to start a thread re that as well, perhaps not, can't remember), but it is great. Also one of those other things that I can't purchase for myself. I would love to be sitting here right now consuming a whole very large bag of their Gummi Bears. Seriously.
Syd's Mom and becca, I know you two got things worked out and Naomi R. has contacted me off-the-board (thank-you [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ) so I can give you the e-mail address of the person you're "officially paired" with. This is just super, thanks guys.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 10/13/2002 - 11:24am
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Hallo Neils 'Mom I just want to tell you that your candy's are in the mail thins lost friday and i would like you to contact me since your E mail adress is not more valed,i tryt to contact you this way but your email is being returnt to us with Receiver unknown,If you get this message please contact me
stay safe thomas

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Hi Cindy,
I just wanted to let you know that Adam's mom was very kind in sending me a HUGE box of Nestle Favorites for Halloween. She was also kind enough to give me a sample of Trebor Allen candy. Everything is delicious!!
Thank you Cindy, and thank you Adam's Mom!! All your effort is much appreciated. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Beth

Posted on: Sun, 10/13/2002 - 1:50pm
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Thomas, could you please contact me off-the-board, just to remind me really, but I'll see if I can find Neil's Mom's e-mail address for you if it is different from what is here. Also, there are a couple of things I want to ask you about your particular transaction, no big deal [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Mitch's Mom, wonderful! There is a line of Trebor Allan candy, and I'm not clear what it is about them, but they are not "peanut free". I was so disappointed the other day, I checked jelly beans, ju jubes, and gum drops, standard *kid* candy and none of them were safe. However, they're standard kid candy from when I was a kid. My checking also brought me to their whole safe line of candies (including Maynard's Wine Gums), Gummi Bears, Sour Patch Kids, Fuzzy Peach, Sour Cherry Blasters. Well, DD wanted some Fuzzy Peach so I bought a small Hallowe'en bag so that she could share the mini size ones with her brother and then what did I do?
I bought the biggest bag of Gummi Bears I could (250 grams, not really that big) and I ate the whole thing while we walked home, didn't even want to share [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] I just love them.
To-day, I checked in the same store because Jesse has been wanting me to buy a particular Lunchable simply because it has a mini KitKat bar in it. Well, the store had Hallowe'en size KitKats only in a bag (not assorted). I'll probably get him some when I can. Also, Coffee Crisp and Smarties (I was only looking for the KitKats so probably missed minis of other ones). And, of course, the bags of just the Nestle Favourites now, as they are called - the whole safe assortment.
When presented with the whole lines now of Trebor-Allan and Nestle candies/chocolates in great Hallowe'en packaging at good prices, I really can't understand why anyone would be handing out peanut products at all. Seriously. I can see if you don't deal with PA stocking up on the peanut products now while you can get them at such good prices, but in a world that is becoming more PA aware, with two great lines running in Canada, why bother? Really.
The Trebor-Allan line, again, is really wonderful. My best friend's husband adores the Sour Cherry Blasters. She has found some Trebor-Allan candy in Michigan but not the beloved Sour Cherry Blasters. So, I think it is kinda find-able in the U.S. but I think everyone here would agree to send Trebor-Allan candy as easily as they do Nestle. So, post away.....
Jesse the other day mentioned that he wished he wasn't PA because he wanted to try a Nestle Crunch bar ("may contain"). I told him that I would have to do some research and see if Nestle Ireland produces a safe Nestle Crunch. After all, it is only the chocolate bar with rice krispies in it. But then, after all, a popsicle is only frozen flavoured water. So, I have to check that out for my guy.
I'm glad things are working out well for everyone. Probably any last minute Hallowe'en requests could be met if posted now [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 10/13/2002 - 2:22pm
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Bye the way every one my wife is working for trebor allen and she geets a great discount there witch we could pass on if you dont mind bulk pakages of candys direckt from the factory just an idea let us know bye email
stay safe thomas

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Cindy,
You are probably already aware of this, however just in case you aren't, Vermont Nut Free sells a Crunch type chocolate bar. I have bought them in the mini bars, and they are really quite good & taste just like a regular crunch bar (maybe even a little better).
Anyway, I thought it was worth mentioning.
Beth

Posted on: Tue, 10/15/2002 - 2:53pm
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Thomas, WOW, this is wonderful news! I could deal with a case of gummi bears (not that they would last and not that anyone else in the house would see them [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] ). Wow! This is simply wonderful, thank-you for posting this. This might come in quite handy for people wanting to get some Canadian candy, a lot of it, one shipment. You are too kind! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Mitch's Mom, you know what? I have never checked out Vermont Nut Free. Aren't you all just horrified? You know why? Well, basically because I can't afford to and I usually find what I want with the Nestle line.
But now that you've given me the information you have re the Crunch bar (and I'm sure it is better because I've heard their chocolate is just out of this world - perhaps that's why I avoided them as well, no one else in the house would see any of it either [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ), I will have to check them out. Probably makes more sense than writing to Nestle Ireland [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] Thank-you so much. That was very thoughtful and very much appreciated. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Just want to thank Syd's Mom and Cindy for hooking us up to safe candy! What an assortment we received. I have to say how much this generosity and spirit of sharing has warmed my heart. It is just candy, but the bigger thing of caring and sharing is sorely lacking in life these days, and I am so glad we found our new buddies in Canada!
Enough mushies, this is good chocolate! I really like the Coffee Crisp. I have always liked Kit Kat and they taste just like ours, but awesome they are safe! We also got some gummies, and I am not a huge gummy fan, but dd and dh are, and I actually loved these ones. Very soft and flavorful. I know why you love 'em, Cindy! Guess I tried everything!
Just want to add, Cindy, we have tried the Vermont Nut free crispy. It is delicious, I think my favorite of their candy from what I have tried. The bag of mini bars wrapped in foil is a reasonable buy. Thanks for the introduction to Syd's Mom, and thanks Syd's Mom! Becca

Posted on: Wed, 10/16/2002 - 6:42am
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Hi Cindy,
You wrote:
"There is a line of Trebor Allan candy, and I'm not clear what it is about them, but they are not "peanut free". I was so disappointed the other day, I checked jelly beans, ju jubes, and gum drops, standard *kid* candy and none of them were safe. However, they're standard kid candy from when I was a kid"
Most of the Trebor Allan candy is manufactured in Hamilton/Burlington Ontario.
I have also seen this candy in yellow bags that say "TREBOR" on them, and none of them are safe. These products are manufactured at a Trebor factory somewhere in Quebec. The factory is Quebec is not safe so all the products have nut warnings.
Originally, Allan and Trebor were separate companies. Several years ago (early 1990s I think?), Cadbury (which owns Trebor) purchased Allan and created a new company called Trebor Allan (owned by Cadbury).
So it is best to stick with the Hamilton/Burlington factories (the original Allan factories) that make fuzzy peach, sour cherry blasters, swedish berries, Orange Crush candy, big feet, sour patch kids, Swedish fish, etc.
Regarding the unsafe Trebor candy (original Trebor factory) in the yellow bags from Quebec (gum drops, ju jubes, etc), a good substitute would be Dare candies. They have most of these candies made in nut-free plants in Ontario. But always read the label, as Dare also has two or three candies made by other companies for them which have the "may contain peanuts" on the packaging.

Posted on: Wed, 10/16/2002 - 10:01am
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hello erik ,yes you are right with this that they are candys at trebor allen that have a warning on them ,because my wife works there i have some information you are interestet in at the hamilton plant where my wife is working they have 6 different levels of production lines at Two of them they make Peanut products but this company is even with having only one line running peanut products at 2 levels ,they will automatikly label the hole level with the peanut warning syne it may contain they have eatch level seperated completly from the other line and still they are very caution one time a co worker of my wife just the wrong boxes for a product with peanuts and the boxes where for non peanut items so what they dit because of croscontermination they labelt all thos apsoluly non peanut products with may contain and the worker receipt a warning letter (you get Two your fired) ,So what i am trying to say that i feel verry safe with how they handle there product
stay safe Thomas
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Posted on: Wed, 10/16/2002 - 1:37pm
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becca, see, by bumping the thread up a couple of times, you got things moving and my soul, got your stash already! I'm really pleased [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I know that Syd's Mom was as well.
erik, thank-you for the information re Trebor-Allan, very good to have, especially if we do start sending that to the U.S. as well. Do you know what? I can't find Dare candy. Seriously. I don't shop at Zellers or Wal-Mart where I suspect you *might* be able to find it and I haven't found Dare in any of the grocery stores I've been in. I can find Kerr's (not safe) and then the Trebor-Allan both safe and unsafe, but not Dare.
I really need a ju jube fix. Haven't had one in years when I used to eat a bag for lunch (before PA). I guess that's why I'll smoosh as many gummy bears in my mouth as I can 'til I get the ju jube fix.
It was wonderful growing up. At one point, my Grandparents owned a gas station/variety store on a cottage lake (does that make sense?). At any rate, Grandma had penny candy (it was only a penny or less back then, seriously [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] ) galore. It was simply wonderful. I have always always loved penny candy.
Ju jubes first and then some jelly beans. My Dad and I used to fight over the licorice ones. I miss that [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 10/16/2002 - 1:55pm
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Cindy,
I found Dare ju-jubes (big, honkin' bag, probably 2 kg?? Not sure, cuz it's long gone!) at Costco. YUMMMMMMMM! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I don't remember what I paid, though .....
Tracey

Posted on: Wed, 10/16/2002 - 2:19pm
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Yes.. the A&P and Dominion grocery stores in Toronto also sell Dare ju jubes, jelly beans, etc.. and they are made in a peanut free factory.
I am sure that some stores in Belleville must sell Dare candies.... one of these days you'll see them I am sure.

Posted on: Thu, 10/17/2002 - 2:04am
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Eric/Cindy: You two are my "safe canadian candy connection".
Can you post a new link (in whichever foum link you feel best) with your listing of safe Canadian candies, as I've totally lost track now that ju jubes are in the running with trebor allen & I'm still not sure how to tell which Dare products are safe!
I'm tracking down the supplier for CeDe Candy necklaces & wrist watches, which are manufactured out of holland.
Which brings me to a question about Regal - Regal packaging of the CeDe stuff (rockets, ect)- I'm on to find out if they're packaging process also includes peanut products - if anyone knows, please let us know.
Sorry that I posted this here, but wanted Cindy & Erik to definately see it. Cheers, KC (Syd's mom)
p.s. becca - send us a picture of you eating your treats!
Quote:Originally posted by erik:
Yes.. the A&P and Dominion grocery stores in Toronto also sell Dare ju jubes, jelly beans, etc.. and they are made in a peanut free factory.

Posted on: Thu, 10/17/2002 - 5:58am
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Snapped a couple of the cutie in her PJs holding it all last night, LOL! Gotta finish up the roll. We shared a Kit Kat after lunch. She is very happy, and it is nice to give her something like this and see that guarantee on the box. Usually I get butterflies in *my* tummy when I give her a new thing!
Gotta confess that dh and I are plowing through the coffee crisps. She gets to hyped up on candy as it is, we do not dare let her have the coffee ones(or that is our excuse)! Thanks to all, becca
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I am looking for someone to send us some Smarties! We lived in Calgary two years ago and sent some at that time to someone here on this board! Now I'd love a return favor since we are living back in the states. Ds is four and would probably love these - I happen to prefer them over M&M's myself! Please let me know if there is anyone out there. Also, could a few of you give me some ideas of what it may cost (what you had sent, shipping etc.) I can't remember what it totaled when I sent them! Thanks...
CoCo

Posted on: Thu, 10/17/2002 - 9:43am
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Trace'sMom,
I'd be happy to send you some. (Let me just avoid the Cindy-middle-man by jumping in here, LOL!)
Do you want Smarties only? Or all the Nestle's treats? I just sent some this week (a box of 70 of the minis). The box was $8, the shipping was $12 (Canadian). A bag of 12 mini Smartie boxes are $3 (Can.). I don't know the price of a case of large boxes from Costco, though. Let me know what you're interested in. Oh, and to email me, would you mind getting my addy from Cindy? I prefer not to post my email addy here ...
~Tracey~

Posted on: Thu, 10/17/2002 - 1:44pm
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teacher, thank-you, a match before I even had to e-mail you! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I appreciate it. But hey, I also like being the middle woman here for the most part. It's my only contribution to the Smarties thing.
Syd's Mom, I'm never great at finding links to different things. I have noticed that erik is so he might prove more helpful. However, this is where I do go to get most of my information re any manufacturer and I know Steve has up-dated information re Trebor-Allan on the website - [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] If you're never been there before, click on Food Allergies at the top of the website page and it will take you where you want to go.
You can then e-mail the manufacturers directly from the website, which I also find helpful. And actually, I think Steve may live fairly close to you so you may even want to e-mail him personally. He has always been a wonderful help to me and again, when I have to think about contacting a manufacturer, I go to [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] first.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 10/17/2002 - 2:34pm
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Hi Syd's Mom..
The web site [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] that Cindy posted above is very helpful for finding out information about manufacturers. Thanks Cindy!
I have also raised a thread called "What candy do you let your kids eat?" in the Main Discussion Board. In this thread, I have posted safe candies (and other people posted safe candies too).
Have a good night.
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[This message has been edited by erik (edited October 18, 2002).]

Posted on: Fri, 10/18/2002 - 5:50am
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I am the parent of a PA youngster who thinks she is strange or weird because everyone else eats M&Ms... This would really help. We would love to meet other PA families anywhere, the fact that they are our neighbors to the North makes it better.
God bless!
What else do I need to do?

Posted on: Fri, 10/18/2002 - 9:53am
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dreese,
If you email Cindy, she will connect the two of us, and I'd be happy to get you whatever Nestle candies you would like. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
~Tracey~
P.S. Again, Cindy -- thanks for taking on the job of being my middle-woman! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 10/18/2002 - 12:48pm
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Wow, you are doing a good thing. Being a kid is all about eating candy. Do you think they will get Kit Kat? Put me down and Thanks, Thanks and more Thanks

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