any safe candy corn

Posted on: Sun, 09/28/2003 - 10:42am
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Has anyone run across any safe candy corn? I know that last year I couldn't find any. I wondered if anything has changed.

Posted on: Sun, 09/28/2003 - 10:53am
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Last year, after reading about it here, I called myself and found Bueberry Hill(farms?) to be safe-no nuts in their products. But, unfortunately for us, they have eggs as an ingredient(dd is also egg allergic). They are currently for sale at Stop and Shop in MA, for anyone looking for them. becca

Posted on: Sun, 09/28/2003 - 11:05am
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I remember talking about candy corn last year and Blueberry Hill came up, I just am not sure of my comfort level with candy corn at all...I am afraid my child will think all candy corn is the same and therefore safe, they look the same etc
I have not done my research on candy corn. Can you tell me why they are not safe? Is it an issue of cross contamination, may contain etc etc...just curious before I get started on my safe candy corn search...
Thanks! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 09/28/2003 - 12:10pm
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I contacted Brach's last week and got a message back saying that their candy corn was not run on dedicated lines and that there were peanut products in the same facility. I assume that is the main reason for the problem...cross contamination. I haven't given our daughter candy corn because I was also worried she wouldn't know "Safe" candy corn from "unsafe" candy corn.

Posted on: Sun, 09/28/2003 - 6:03pm
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We use blueberry hill also. Unfortunately Kmart was the only place here that sold it and our local Kmart closed. I'm hoping to find another Kmart close by that stocks it and I'll buy a dozen bags or so. I really love candy corn (oh, my kids like it too. lol)
Gale

Posted on: Sun, 09/28/2003 - 10:30pm
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We never use Brachs products, just don't trust them.
As far as candy corn, I have in the past seen candy corn with nuts lists in the ingredients.
I think if I found a safe one, I would let my dd have it. She is old enough ( 6 ) to understand that she only eats the kind tat I give her and that they are not ALL safe.
I can't wait until she is a proficient reader and can start looking at labels when I am not around.
I have heard of Blueberry Hill and will start my search this week.Thanks!

Posted on: Thu, 10/02/2003 - 4:31am
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Has anyone been able to find Blueberry Hill Candy Corn? The only two places near me that used to have are no longer selling it. Blueberry Hill is trying to help me locate some, but they haven't gotten back to me yet.
Amy

Posted on: Thu, 10/02/2003 - 5:26am
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There is a recipe on an old thread [url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum11/HTML/000190.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum11/HTML/000190.html[/url]
Quote:Originally posted by creek14:
[b]Just thought that I would give you all a candy corn recipe.
Candy Corn
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup white corn syrup
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
several drops food coloring (optional)
2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup powdered milk
Combine sugar, white corn syrup and butter in pan, bring to boil stirring constantly. Turn heat low and boil 5 minutes. Stir
occasionally. Remove from heat and add vanilla and several drops food coloring (optional) Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar, salt and powdered milk Add all at once to mixture in pan. Stir until cool enough to handle. Knead until stiff enough to hold its shape. Shape into triangles, or any shape desired.
Makes 1 3/4 lb candy.[/b]
Has anybody tried this making it milk-free also? I think powdered soy milk has a strong flavor so I'm looking for any other milk-free substution suggestions.

Posted on: Fri, 10/03/2003 - 4:58am
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Last year walmart's great value brand was made by Blueberry hill and was safe.
Alicia

Posted on: Fri, 10/03/2003 - 10:16am
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Amy (Going Nuts)...I currently can get Blueberry Hill candy corn (regular, the "black ones" and pumpkins) at 99 cents a bag plus 5% MD tax. I'll be glad to pick them up and mail them to you. Send me a PM if you like.

Posted on: Fri, 10/03/2003 - 11:53am
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Donni,
If I can't find them by next week, I may take you up on that. I'd like to find them though, 'cause I offered to get them for someone else. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Amy

Posted on: Sun, 10/26/2003 - 9:13am
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Quote:Originally posted by awomick:
[b]Last year walmart's great value brand was made by Blueberry hill and was safe.
Alicia[/b]
I was told that last year too, but at our walmart the candy corn had a may contain statement. When I asked blueberry hill about it, they said that walmart has more than one company make their great value brand. This year the walmart candy corn doesn't have a warning, and it says made in mexico like blueberry hills did, but I can't get a hold of walmart to find out for sure if it's safe. Supposedly blueberry hill also makes target's brand of candy corn but I looked today and all it says it dis. by target and no manufacturer. I asked the girls stocking the candy and they said all of target's brand name foods are made by archer something-or-other. I don't know who to believe. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
btw, I have checked 3 kmarts, walmart, meijer, target and kroger and so far I haven't found any blueberry hill branded candy corn. I literally almost started crying in kroger last week over stupid candy corn. I'm just so sick of so many things being unsafe for my kids. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Gale

Posted on: Sun, 10/26/2003 - 10:00am
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My husband talked to a rep from blueberry hill and was told they are making Walmart and Target brand candy corn. He was also told that they are peanut free. He bought a bag and dd has eaten them over the past two days with no problems.

Posted on: Sun, 10/26/2003 - 10:01am
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I forgot to add that this was specific to our area ( Michigan). You would probably want to call blueberry hill to see what is in your area.

Posted on: Sun, 10/26/2003 - 1:16pm
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The Target candy corn at my Target in MA has a made in facility warning on it. becca

Posted on: Mon, 10/27/2003 - 2:52am
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Quote:Originally posted by punkinsmom:
[b]My husband talked to a rep from blueberry hill and was told they are making Walmart and Target brand candy corn. He was also told that they are peanut free. He bought a bag and dd has eaten them over the past two days with no problems.[/b]
that's just it. They told me that last year about walmart and then when I went to walmart the bags said 'may contain'. So then I called blueberry hill back and they said they aren't the *only* supplier/manufacturer for all walmarts. So it's no guarantee. I'm in Indiana so I would think our targets would have the same supplier but who knows. At any rate I'll call target and walmart today.
Gale

Posted on: Mon, 10/27/2003 - 7:43am
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Caramel Corn
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup corn syrup(I use dark...never heard of white)
pinch cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
20 cups freshly popped popcorn(about 1 cup popping corn)
In a heavy sauce pan, stir together sugars, butter, corn syrup with pinch of cream of tartar. Bring to a boil, stirring; boil for 5 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat, stir in baking soda. Place popcorn in roasting pan; pour sugar mixture over and mix well. Bake in 200 deg. oven for 1 hour; stirring every 10 minutes. Let cool, stirring occasionally. Store in airtight containers. Makes 20 cups.

Posted on: Mon, 10/27/2003 - 8:40am
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Oooh, Smack, that would make some nice crafty Holiday gifts in fancy tins or jars. I might have to give that a try! becca

Posted on: Mon, 10/27/2003 - 2:43pm
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I called target today (for future reference the number is 800-316-6151) and was told that more than one company makes their brand of candy corn. Namely, blueberry hill, brocks and brachs. He gave me these DPCI numbers of the blueberry hill stuff:
055020355
055000397
055000568
but I would suggest calling them yourself.
Gale
btw-thanks for the caramel corn recipe smack, but it's just not the same. LOL. My kids are begging for candy corn.

Posted on: Mon, 10/27/2003 - 3:56pm
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I found [b]*a*[/b] "safe" candy corn. Singular.
bought a pinata resembling a candy corn. Going to stuff it with "safe" candy, trinkets, etc. just in the event of inclement weather halloween. Well actually, rain or shine, the pinata gets it on halloween. I am sooooooooo excited!

Posted on: Tue, 10/28/2003 - 8:54am
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Just picked up a bag of target candy corn today and there is no warnings on the bag. We live in upstate NY. I got so disgusted looking for candy for my ds.
Good Luck everyone, i guess it depends on where you live.

Posted on: Tue, 10/28/2003 - 9:26am
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Ok, I will admit to not ever trying candy corn.
Only ever tried caramel corn...but then again maybe that's because of preference.
Fellow Canuks, do we have candy corn?
As I type munching away on caramel corn..."bring me a bucket"
I've been eating way too much
Oh Monty, how I remember that train ride.
Anyway, it takes a long time to make but holy mackeral it's tasty [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
...the caramel corn recipe that is.

Posted on: Tue, 10/28/2003 - 10:26am
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Not sure if anyone is dealing with an egg allergy also, but the Blueberry Hill brand has egg ingredients(we have the actual stuff in our grocery store). Other candy corns do not all have egg, but have a warning for nuts/peanuts. So, just be sure if your Target has the code for the Blueberry Hill one that the lable reflects their ingredients(which include egg). Just wondering how careful they are at target bagging them all differently. becca

Posted on: Tue, 10/28/2003 - 6:31pm
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Becca-that's interesting. So blueberry hill is the only candy corn that has egg? So if my target numbers match AND the ingredients list shows egg then it's very likely blueberry hill? Or is the egg a possible cross contaminant and not an ingredient?
Gale

Posted on: Wed, 10/29/2003 - 12:01am
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Gale, I am pretty sure that Blueberry Hill is the only one, or possible one of two, I have seem with egg listed in ingredients. I was so bummed, since it is otherwise safe, and I have ready access. I would send you some, but it is too late! Let me know. Might be 50% off Saturday! Still tastes great. My email is [email]imissmandms@hotmail.com[/email].
I know Brach's did not have egg, but is unsafe. It has a warning.
I would guess, if your Target bag has egg in the ingredients, and no warning, that it is safe. And you have those codes to cross reference. I know the bag I saw at Target either had a warning or eggs(I actually feel confused about it now, I just know it was no good for us). Good luck! becca
I think candy corn is like a marshmallow thing. Sometimes there can be egg whites and other times not. Need to check ingredients carefully. becca

Posted on: Sat, 11/01/2003 - 11:11am
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I ran to Target in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania on Wednesday. I bought two bags of candy corn. My daughter (age 6), who has been begging me for a candy corn was so happy..until she ate some and then announced "Yuch! These are gross!" Well, I couldn't give them out as Halloween treats because I don't give out anything that is not wrapped...so what do you all think I have done with them???? I have been sitting here reading the threads and eating the darn things myself! I hope everyone had a safe Halloween. Susie

Posted on: Mon, 11/03/2003 - 4:58pm
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I haven't been back to target yet (it's over an hour away) and I forgot to look at the ingredients at walmart today. I'll keep looking and I think I might call target this week and if they still have any candy corn I might go check it out. I hate to have someone buy it and send it since it's so darn heavy (and I want a lot of it. lol). If I don't end up getting any and can't find it next halloween I'll cough up the cash for shipping. lol. thanks Becca!
Gale

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