any safe candy corn

Posted on: Sun, 09/28/2003 - 10:42am
momofjen's picture
Joined: 10/07/2002 - 09:00

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
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

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
SF's picture
Joined: 06/06/2002 - 09:00

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][/img]

Posted on: Sun, 09/28/2003 - 12:10pm
SaraO's picture
Joined: 02/18/2003 - 09:00

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
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

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)

Posted on: Sun, 09/28/2003 - 10:30pm
momofjen's picture
Joined: 10/07/2002 - 09:00

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
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

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.

Posted on: Thu, 10/02/2003 - 5:26am
Jana R's picture
Joined: 02/09/1999 - 09:00

There is a recipe on an old thread [url=""][/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
awomick's picture
Joined: 05/16/2002 - 09:00

Last year walmart's great value brand was made by Blueberry hill and was safe.

Posted on: Fri, 10/03/2003 - 10:16am
Donni's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

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
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

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][/img]


Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

Those with peanut allergies often find that they are unable to enjoy dessert since there's always the...

Those who have peanut allergies know to avoid peanut butter cookies, of course – but what about other...

Which candy bars are safe for those with peanut allergies? Those without allergies are accustomed to...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

For those who have wondered whether airport x-ray machines negatively affect epinephrine auto-injectors, the folks at Food Allergy Research &...

Molecular allergy component testing identifies the specific food or environmental proteins triggering a person’s allergic reactions. Component...

An epinephrine auto-injector provides an emergency dose of epinephrine (adrenaline) to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Those who have...

Misunderstanding the significance of food allergy test results can lead to unnecessary anxiety and dietary changes. The three tests used most...

It can be easy to overlook the presence of nut allergens in non-food items because the allergens are often listed by their Latin or scientific...

Tree nuts and peanuts are distinctly different. An allergy to one does not guarantee an allergy to the other. Peanuts are considered legumes and...

Welcome to the complex world of being a Peanut Allergy Parent. Get ready to proofread food labels, get creative with meals, and constantly hold an...

Take control of your food allergies! Get results in ten days and change your life forever! If you are tempted to use a home testing kit...

What can you eat if you can't eat peanut butter? Fortunately for people with a peanut allergy, there...

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, one out of five people in the U.S. has an allergy. Because there is a...

Eliminating peanut butter is the best way to handle a rash caused by this food

If your baby or toddler develops a rash caused by peanut...

Nearly all infants are fussy at times. But how do you know when your baby's crying means something wrong? Some babies are excessively fussy...

For those who don't have experience with peanut allergies, going 'peanut-free' often seems as easy as avoiding peanut butter sandwiches and bags...

A new study shows that there may be a link to peanut ingestion in pregnant mothers and peanut allergy in their children.

Dr. Scott Sicherer...

When people think of nut allergies, they tend to think of peanuts. In fact, a sizable number of people are allergic not to peanuts (which are...

Cakes are a central part of many celebrations, from kids' birthdays to weddings. For those with severe ...