Cadbury Chocolate???

Posted on: Tue, 04/17/2001 - 6:30am
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pDoes any one know how safe Cadbury Chocolate is? My son just dicovered (do to Easter) Cadbury chocolate. It is made in England for Hershey's. I am wondering how safe Cadbury is as our local drug store carries Cadbury chocolate from England. It also carries products for Mars Choclate of England and Nestles and none have a may contain label except one cadbury bar. Yes they are expensive but I figure if they are safe then it would be a nice treat once in awhile for Axel(PA)./p

Posted on: Tue, 04/17/2001 - 7:16am
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Mars & Nestle's are never safe. Hershey's Krackle is a good sub for Nestle's Crunch. I cannot vouch for the full Cadbury line, but Hershey's American-made products (except Mr.Goodbar, of course) are safe, & I know that Cadbury Mini-Eggs are as well. I look forward to them every spring ~ they're as close to M&Ms as a pa can get! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 04/17/2001 - 9:59am
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Christopher eats the Cadbury mini eggs also. He has his own special drawer for only him,and they are in there. He is so good about checking every ingredient,but I feel so bad at holidays when food is such a big ordeal. I was amazed at all the candy he could actually eat and liked this year. It was hard but I managed to find a lot. As you know I am a chocolate crazed person so I allow my kids a ton of it at Easter.I did receive a solid Chocolate bunny that had a procesed in a facility that processes nut. Now that kind of frightened me. However Christopher still is eating the mini eggs with no problem. We found some Whoppers that had no warning on them. He tried them. The only thing that bothered us with this is that he had a bad stomach ache last night and a bad head ache. Maybe nothing to do with nuts,but he will no longer eat the whoppers. Take care claire

Posted on: Tue, 04/17/2001 - 7:30pm
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If it is imported from UK / Ireland and had no warnings, I would trust it completley. My dad works for Cadbury and I am very impressed with their policy on cross contamination etc, and I have never reacted to anything by Cadburys.
I did post their entire policy a while ago, I'll see if I can find it and bring it up agian.
Gwen
PS Sillyfeline, would you mind explaining why you think Mars and Nestle are never safe? I always thought they were and eat a fair amount of their products.... Thanks!
[This message has been edited by Gwen Thornberry (edited April 18, 2001).]

Posted on: Wed, 04/18/2001 - 1:16am
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I'd love to read Cadbury's written policy. I know I can call to confirm myself but if it's already posted somewhere! I am also concerned about any differences in Cadbury's manufactured in Bournville and in the US.
[This message has been edited by EILEEN (edited April 18, 2001).]

Posted on: Wed, 04/18/2001 - 1:19am
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I live in the northeastern US & every single product I have ever read produced by M&M/Mars or Nestle has had a peanut warning on it, so I just presumed that none of it is safe. I may be wrong ~ there could be pa-safe products by these companies in other products or other regions ~ just not in my experience.

Posted on: Wed, 04/18/2001 - 1:50am
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Thanks for that sillyfeline. We don't have any warnings on Mars products - at least not the ones I eat! I'll check it out though.
Eileen, here is a link to the Cadbury Ireland FAQ section (specifically about nuts) [url="http://www.cadbury.ie/faq6.asp?t=faq"]http://www.cadbury.ie/faq6.asp?t=faq[/url]
and the address for the UK site is [url="http://www.cadbury.co.uk"]http://www.cadbury.co.uk[/url] you can go to the FAQ's there to find out - its basically much the same info anyway.
Gwen

Posted on: Wed, 04/18/2001 - 3:35am
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Gwen - Mars bars in Canada also have a "may contain" warning on them, so they're off-limits to us. The UK plant must run them on a separate "safe" line. I haven't really checked into Nestle yet.

Posted on: Fri, 02/22/2002 - 9:19am
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As Easter is approaching I wanted to warn you all that I had a reaction yesterday to Cadbury Mini Eggs. There was no nut ingredients or warning label on the package (Hershey's) but I checked the Cadbury website (afterwards [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] )and the Mini Eggs are not listed as nut free.

Posted on: Fri, 02/22/2002 - 12:24pm
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I think this info about mini-eggs must be for the USA only.
The Cadbury mini-eggs available in Canada are made on a nut-free processing line. As well, any product made by Cadbury Canada that has any chance of contamination with nuts will always have a "may contain peanuts/nuts" warning on the label.
So if you are in Canada and buying Cadbury/Neilson chocolates, and there is no warning on the packaging, then it is made on a nut-free processing line.
I have eaten Cadbury mini-eggs and their other bars (ie Caramilk, etc) for many years with no reactions and consider them safe as Cadbury Canada will always laebl if there is any chance of contamination (I believe that Cadbury UK has the same policy too).
Unfortunately I have no info about US products.. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] Sorry to hear about your reaction to that Cadbury-Hershey USA product.

Posted on: Fri, 02/22/2002 - 11:08pm
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I'm glad I read this, so the mini-eggs are safe...funny I thought they weren't either. I perhaps thought so because I read it somewhere. Maybe at one time they weren't but now they are. Anyway, what is in them? Are they the same as the reg.cream eggs but smaller. You mean easier to pop in your mouth and not just eat one but lots?
Forget it, summer's coming [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Oh I know it's for my kids but when the craving calls....
[This message has been edited by smack (edited February 23, 2002).]

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