Betty Crocker Frosting

Posted on: Fri, 04/23/2004 - 10:55am
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I was in grocery store today and I needed to buy a cake mix and frosting. I always use Betty Crocker for my dd. ( especially when I'm too lazy to make one from scratch )

Anyhow, I went to get the frosting and I saw a brand new flavor... Chocolate Almond. I was shocked. I read the ingreadient list and it didn't mention almonds at all. All it did say was artificial favorings.

I have been told by my allergist not to worry about artificial flavorings. I don't think I'll try it out on my dd though.

Denise

Posted on: Sat, 06/12/2004 - 4:56am
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is there soy in it? just a thought that it might be related, but not PA reaction. we use it alot. typing with baby on lap-sorry! or some other possible ingredient they could be sensetive to? what else did they eat and what else was at the party? becca

Posted on: Sat, 06/12/2004 - 6:05am
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Hi Becca--I don't think it's soy. Both my kids drink soy milk all the time with no trouble. I'm wondering if it has something to do with the random food colorings that are in the frosting. I'm going to call Betty Crocker on Monday just to give them the head's up. I'm not sure what happened today, but if there is a small chance of cross contamination, I think the company should know.

Posted on: Sat, 06/12/2004 - 10:47am
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I just made a post last week regarding the Betty Crocker frosting. My dd had a reaction to the Chocolate frosting. She had eaten it before with no problem and then she had it last week and she was really sick. She got really bad stomach pain and diarreha(sp?) She knew right away it was the frosting. We definately are making home made from now on.

Posted on: Fri, 06/25/2004 - 9:58pm
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Hi Everyone--
Just to let you know, I called Betty Crocker and they were fabulous. Turns out that the frosting we used was made in a nut free facility. Who knows what my kids reacted to. Anyway, for those of you who use the frosting, carry on!

Posted on: Tue, 06/01/2004 - 12:14pm
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First of all I hope your daughter is OK now. That is horrible that she had a reaction. I use the Betty Crocker whipped fluffy white frosting quite frequently for my PA/TNA son and we have never had a problem. I dont use the chocolate variety so I cant say anything about that but vanilla has never been a problem. I suggest you contact General Mills since they are the parent company of Betty Crocker. They are usually very good at labeling. Hope this helps you and your DD is feeling better!!!
Julie

Posted on: Tue, 06/01/2004 - 8:24pm
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OH no...I use Betty Crocker frosting all the time. It was the only one that I felt comfortable with. Definitely call the company especially since they do have an allergen label on the frosting. I've never seen any nuts w/ frosting but I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't have any. I hope your DD is better.

Posted on: Wed, 06/02/2004 - 12:50am
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I [b]only[/b] use Betty Crocker cakes mixes and icing. Never had any reaction of any kind.
I hope your daughter is ok today.

Posted on: Wed, 06/02/2004 - 1:38am
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We have always used Betty Crocker for frosting and fruit snacks and never ever had a problem. She had the chocolate frosting like always and then got sick. I visited their website yesterday and they do make a frosting with almonds and one with pecans however, I had never seen this at the store. Bummer...

Posted on: Wed, 06/02/2004 - 1:39am
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I have been using Betty Crocker Frosting only. We use vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate flavors--all types and kinds.
However, I have been thinking about:
1) General Mills now owns Pillsbury Frosting (and other Pillsbury itmes as well)...Pillsbury makes frostings with nuts. When will General Mills incorporate Pillsbury's products/flavors into their Betty Crocker line and discontinue the Pillsbury line? Makes financial sense to me.
2) A few weeks ago, I saw at one of our "big" supermarkets "Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy Chocolate Almond." My heart feel to the floor...almond is one of the tree nuts my son is allergic to.
3) Ok, back up here, Donni (talking to myself)...General Mills' labeling has always been trusted in the past so why not now? Well, there was that brownie recall due to walnuts...??? Well, General Mills has very, very few recalls... Well, they have always made Coconut Pecan Frosting which probably has a vanilla base... Well...do I go back to making my own frosting? Ummmm...on my list of things to incorporate into my schedule.
Just sharing thoughts...

Posted on: Wed, 06/02/2004 - 2:05am
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I recently called Betty Crocker to check with them about their frosting, especially since they have started making Chocolate Almond frosting. They assured me that the almond flavoring is artifical and does not actually contain any nut products.

Posted on: Wed, 06/02/2004 - 1:43pm
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We use Betty Crocker Vanilla alot without any incident. I have called. But I always worry about all the frosting brands since they all make nutty varieties of some sort. becca

Posted on: Thu, 06/03/2004 - 5:01am
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We use Betty Crocker (all of the icings) without incident as well.
I did read the label on their new almond flavoured one and it listed nothing with almonds so it is artificial as Ismom stated.

Posted on: Sun, 06/06/2004 - 12:00pm
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We frequently use the whipped white and creamy vanilla betty crocker frostings. Have occasionally used the chocolate, but neither of my kids like it. Never had a reaction though. What was the reaction she had? I hope it was a mild one and that all is well now.

Posted on: Sat, 06/12/2004 - 12:55am
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Sorry to hear about your incident. I hope all is well.
I've always used Betty Crocker, all flavors with no problems (ut oh, knock wood).
I'm going to call them again. Maybe the more calls the better.
Has anybody been told (like I have) by there allergist that you must call the company of the artificial flavor product to make sure it is not derived from the real true nut source?
He said this to me "if you really want to use it". I really don't (my comfort zone won't let me) I just wanted to check w/him because a family member always makes her pound cake with artificial almond and I won't let my daughter have it. (she makes it with just vanilla now) My family good w/allergy. Thank God. Much more than I can say for the other half to them I'm paronoid and deny daughter.
So do companies check where their source comes from?
Galette

Posted on: Sat, 06/12/2004 - 12:57am
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Sorry to hear about your incident. I hope all is well.
I've always used Betty Crocker, all flavors with no problems (ut oh, knock wood).
I'm going to call them again. Maybe the more calls the better.
Has anybody been told (like I have) by there allergist that you must call the company of the artificial flavor product to make sure it is not derived from the real true nut source?
He said this to me "if you really want to use it". I really don't (my comfort zone won't let me) I just wanted to check w/him because a family member always makes her pound cake with artificial almond and I won't let my daughter have it. (she makes it with just vanilla now) My family good w/allergy. Thank God. Much more than I can say for the other half to them I'm paronoid and deny daughter.
So do companies check where their source comes from?
Galette
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Posted on: Mon, 07/05/2004 - 5:53am
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Quote:Originally posted by Donni:
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1) General Mills now owns Pillsbury Frosting (and other Pillsbury itmes as well)...Pillsbury makes frostings with nuts. When will General Mills incorporate Pillsbury's products/flavors into their Betty Crocker line and discontinue the Pillsbury line? Makes financial sense to me.
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General mills does NOT own pillsbury's mix and frosting line. They own everything BUT that stuff. Right now the pillsbury site says that stuff is owned by Smucker's but that must be recent because a few months ago it was owned by another company whose name escapes me right now.
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Posted on: Fri, 04/23/2004 - 12:42pm
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Hi:
Just wanted to mention that many times almond flavoring is derived from something other than almonds (I believe it is a peach pit?!) I know it sounds weird, but last year Krispy Kreme had an "almond donut" that used this type of flavoring.
I have never checked the Betty Crocker Chocolate Almond Frosting, so I am NOT saying that it doesn't contain almonds...only that it is possible that it doesn't.
Thanks for the head up,
Kelly

Posted on: Mon, 08/17/2009 - 1:12am
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Hello,
Sorry to hear about your son's reaction. We used Betty Crocker recently and had no problems. (My son is allergic to just peanuts.)
Jennifer B
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Posted on: Mon, 08/17/2009 - 7:42am
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We too have used Betty Crocker frosting without incident but ONLY use the plain ones-not the ones with candies or mix ins.
I just looked at the ingredients and don't see anything that might have triggered it other than a whole lot of preservatives. I don't know if there are any pnut/nut containing frostings but suppose there could be cross contamination issues if there are.
Sorry I can't be of more help!
Ruth

Posted on: Tue, 08/18/2009 - 3:41am
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We use Betty Crocker frostings when we're feeling lazy or making cupcakes for a big bbq or something. Never had a problem. There is a LOT of cr*p in those frostings though-- the body is not really designed to ingest chemicals and preservatives-- I would be willing to bet your son reacted to something like that...
Then again, I don't trust chocolate as much I trust plain vanilla versions of things...

Posted on: Tue, 08/18/2009 - 5:14am
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We've used all sorts of BC (aside from the ones with nuts, of course) frostings and have never had a problem at all. It's the brand I always tell people to use when they call wondering which one we trust. We use the cake mixes with no problem either.
Best of luck!

Posted on: Wed, 09/30/2009 - 5:04am
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We have used them for years with no problem.

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