Any mainstream chocolate safe out there for a PA?

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 2:20am
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DD's PA, and her school is becoming more and more open to my suggestions about how to make it nut-free. They do bake, and we're all wondering if there is any chocolate we can use that is safe. I know there's some from Canada that's safe, and Vermont Chocolate's fine, but anything I can buy from a local grocery store? Thanks!

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 3:29am
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As far as baking chips, I use Enjoy Life brand. They are allergen free. I can get them at Meijer here in Western MI.
Kara

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 4:03am
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We trust Hershey labelling and use kisses, rolos, baking chips, kissables, whoppers, regular size plain bars.
becca

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 4:24am
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Thanks for your replies. Becca, I called Hershey's and was told that the 1.55 oz (standard size) of the milk chocolate bars is safe, but the other sizes are manufactured on the same equipment as peanuts. I guess there's some good news there. Thanks.

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 4:30am
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I second for hershey!!! I read the labels on the bag each time. I haven't yet bought the smaller bars,but do use the bigger and I've been using the full size choco chips.

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 6:53am
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Is Hershey ok for TNA?
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(relatively recent adult onset non-ANA TNA/inconclusive PA)

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 8:00am
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Quote:Originally posted by journstep:
[b]Is Hershey ok for TNA?
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the only brand I totally trust for my tna

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 8:06am
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Hershey's is fantastic about labeling.
We also like Guittard chocolates-- they make [i]shockingly good[/i] chocolate chips.... but they may be difficult to find in the Eastern US. They are pn/tn safe and label well for XC (which, sadly, makes them off-limits for for severe MA because of a shared line between the milk and dark chocolate lines).... but the point is that they are super aware. AND the chocolate is superb.

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 8:48am
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We use Sharffenberger but only the 9.7 oz. bars. However, we have milk allergy too - it's possible the other sizes are nut-free.
I know you can get them at Cost Plus World Market and Trader's Joe's - not sure what other national chains would carry them.

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 9:10am
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If you can get them in your area, Guittard chocolate chips are not made with any types of nuts. The company stands behind the fact that no peanuts are used in their facility or in their products. I hope they keep it that way!
Guittard is manufactured in the San Francisco area.
Here is the company's allergy statement, FYI.
[url="http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/guittard-online/allergen2.pdf"]http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/guittard-online/allergen2.pdf[/url]
You can guy some of their products online.
[url="http://guittard-online.stores.yahoo.net/bakingproducts.html"]http://guittard-online.stores.yahoo.net/bakingproducts.html[/url]
[This message has been edited by SFMom (edited September 10, 2007).]

Posted on: Tue, 09/11/2007 - 11:55am
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We have also been using the Guittard brand chips. However, in June, the CS rep informed me that as of the end of 2007, Guittard will be bringing peanuts and tree nuts in house and will begin labelling for X-contamination.

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