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Posted on: Sat, 09/02/2000 - 7:48am
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Hello to everyone, I am a new member, and I was wandering if anyone knew of any chocolate candy that is peanut free that is available in stores. I would like to be able to just go to a store and buy some without ordering it! Thanks in advance!

Posted on: Sun, 09/03/2000 - 3:23pm
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Amy,
For some reason, I just can't bring myself to trust any chocolate candies. Most of them are made in plants that make other candies containing peanuts. I give my son Oreos instead. However, I do know that many PA people enjoy candy bars and are able to eat them safely. Look on the back of the bar. Most of them have an 800 number you can call and the company will usually be glad to tell you how the candy is manufactured and you can decide for yourself if it seems safe. Be sure to check ingredient labels every time because ingredients or the manufacturing process can change, and what was OK last week is no longer safe. Definitely stick with the big name brands and just forget about those imported gourmet chocolates. Good luck!

Posted on: Mon, 09/04/2000 - 11:43pm
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On the manufacturer board there is a pretty extensive discussion of Hershey's chocolate bars. I believe the bottom line was that the regular size (1.5 oz?) is ok, but the miniature ones are suspect. As always, you should probably call them yourself to make sure you are comfortable with their answer.

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2000 - 2:25am
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My son has had York Peppermint Patties a few times and didn't seem to have any problems. As usual, you should call the manufacturer yourself if you are unsure.

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2000 - 2:35am
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My son loves tootsie rolls. He also eats plain chocolate Hershey bars, Charleston Chews, York Peppermint Patties, and Junior Mints.

Posted on: Mon, 09/11/2000 - 2:05am
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Ditto to DMB above.. and add on Hersheys chocolate Kisses, plain only.

Posted on: Tue, 09/12/2000 - 3:09am
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THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CANDY TIPS! I CALLED HERSHEY AND WAS HAPPY TO HEAR THAT THEY TAKE PEANUT ALLERGY VERY SERIOUSLY WITH THEIR COMPANY. SHE SAID THE PLAIN HERSHEY BARS ARE SAFE, AND THEY ARE MADE ON A DEDICATED LINE. AND THAT, IF THERE IS NOT ANY LISTING AROUND THE INGREDIENTS OF PEANUTS OR A WARNING, THAT IT IS SAFE. SHE TOLD ME THAT THE PRODUCTS THEY MAKE ON THE LINES WITH OTHER PEANUT CONTAINING PRODUCTS, BETWEEN EACH PRODUCT THEY BREAK DOWN THE LINE AND THOROUGHLY CLEAN IT AND INSPECT IT BEFORE STARTING A NEW PRODUCT. IT WAS VERY REASSURING TO ME TO HEAR HOW SERIOUS THEY TAKE THIS ALLERGY. HOPE THIS HELPS TOO.

Posted on: Thu, 09/14/2000 - 11:38am
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I have found KIT KATT safe for my son that is PA. Always read label.
Quote:Originally posted by amy2:
[b]Hello to everyone, I am a new member, and I was wandering if anyone knew of any chocolate candy that is peanut free that is available in stores. I would like to be able to just go to a store and buy some without ordering it! Thanks in advance![/b]

Posted on: Thu, 09/21/2000 - 7:07pm
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Hi Amy2
Where are you from? Nestle in Canada makes numerous chocolate bars in a completely peanut free plant, but many of these same bars may not be safe in the US. You can find info on Canadian chocolate on the Calgary Allergy Association website or just post again and I will add a link to some info.
take care
deb

Posted on: Thu, 09/21/2000 - 11:43pm
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Yeh for Hershey and yeh for us! We're new to PA, and I just started looking for candy for this Halloween for my son. It was really discouraging after reading labels. How do you guys handle trick or treating with your kids? Can wrapped candy bars become contaminated if in the same bags as wrapped peanut or nut ones? I would not think so, but I've discovered a lot of things that have surprised me.

Posted on: Fri, 09/22/2000 - 2:16am
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Thanks guys, to DebO I am from Indiana. And Hershey's plain chocolate bars is about all I can find. And to Jonathon's Mom, Halloween just isn't too fun for my PA child! I would not mix the peanut candies even if they are wrapped with the candies he can eat. My PA child is 3, and each year we just go to family for Halloween. He gets tootsie rolls, peppermint patties, and now hershey bars and plain kisses. But my family also gives him other treats he likes. Oreos, and some homemade goodies. You do have to be creative at Halloween. But your son will adapt. My son was 10 months old when he was diagnosed, so he doesn't even know what a "candy bar" is. It is so sad to hear him ask me "what is that?" when he sees M & M's or other candies. But he is just as happy with oreos and other treats. But it is too difficult and dangerous to just go trick or treating like other kids. Hope this helps. Easter is interesting too! Another good treat is the plain rice crispy treats. And Russel makes chocolate marshmallow pumpkins, santas, etc., and there is no warnings in the ingredients. My son has not had any problem with them. But, I have not called the company, so please do if you try them. Bye for now [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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