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Posted on: Wed, 10/02/2002 - 10:12pm
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Thanks for the updated info, becca.

Posted on: Wed, 10/02/2002 - 10:50pm
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Well I was at the store and found a huge bag of candy corn that was safe for Christopher. I gave it to him and of course now the bag is long gone. he loved it and the fact that it was for only him. Sometimes i allow him only stuff because of the other two getting special things durning the week that he may not get. Even though my 4 year old has never had PB he has had may contain candy at different places. Such as kit-kat bars and twix bars. only when we are not at home. So anyway now i want to buy the bag of Candy corn for chris and i can not remember the name of the bag.It was a huge bag. He keeps asking me if i got it and of course i can not even remember where i got it because i went to a ton of stores that day with 5 kids so the name is a blur.
I am going out looking today and hope i find it. I know it was no name i had before.
Amazing how many people love candy corn. Kind of like ice cream. take care claire

Posted on: Thu, 10/03/2002 - 12:35pm
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ks65: I was thinking exactly the same thing!
How will our children know the difference between which candy corn is safe and those that are not?? This is another reason I have never persued giving my son candy corn.
Now that I know Blueberry Hill is nut free, I am still not sure I feel comfortable with the whole idea of candy corn! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 10/03/2002 - 5:58pm
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Isn't that true of a lot of foods? Some breads are safe, some are not. We still give our kids bread. Same with lots of other foods. I let my kids eat ritz crackers and graham crackers from nabisco, but there are lots of generic versions plus keebler that I don't trust. I can't not let them eat everything because there's a version of it that might not be safe.
All that said, I finally found blueberry hill candy corn at kmart tonight and bought 12, yes, that's 12 bags of it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] Not sure yet if I want to share-I LOVE candy corn! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I didn't give the kids any of it anyway, since it was close to bedtime when I got home but I will probably let them try it tomorrow.
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Posted on: Thu, 10/03/2002 - 11:32pm
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We have a regular ped. visit today. We saw the allergist 4 mos ago, and egg RAST was only 1.14. I so want to ask for another test today, LOL, so I could start cooking with eggs and to let dd have the blasted candy corn!! They could have it in her school candy corn count if not for the eggs in the Blueberry Hill one! She was never severely reactive to eggs, only in icings that we ever noticed, and had eaten things with eggs cooked in all along, until tested. A little digression, but sure would be nice to knock one iff the list and we were so close. I bet insurance would not cover such frequent testing. becca

Posted on: Fri, 10/04/2002 - 1:32am
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My son was offered candy corn last night and I said no - most likely not safe. Today I ran into a Michael's Craft Store ( Canada) and saw a Haunted House Kit ( like the Xmas Gingerbread House kit) - I looked at the ingredients ( listed separatley forthe cookies pieces and the candy - and there was no warning on the candy corn. I got home and then it twigged - that they may have been imported from the US. Not sure what company made them - will try to get back to check it out. Has anyone else seen these?

Posted on: Fri, 10/04/2002 - 3:40am
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I talked to Brach's about their candy corn since I had a bag with no may contain statement on it. The Brach's person told me that in fact all of their candy corn may contain peanuts/nuts and that they are in the process of changing their labeling to reflect that. So if you are in the U.S. and you have Brach's candy corn it is NOT safe.
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Posted on: Sat, 10/05/2002 - 12:27pm
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I was looking again through my circualrs for the new week, and saw Blueberry Hill candy corn advertised. Right under it was a product called "Harvest Jelly Beans", which look like black and orange jelly beans, and looked like the same label as the candy corn. I plan to scope it out tomorrow, but does anybody know if this is in fact a Blueberry Hill product? I can only hope if it is, it is egg free, *and* nut free. If it is I think I found a solution to the candy corn count that is a reasonably similar substitute that will make the teacher happy. I swear she is more upset to change the candy corn than any of the kids!! I will let you all know tomorrow, but appreciate any knowledge if you have it.
Back to edit, and I apologize if I am repeating info here. I happened to just go to their website(Bradford foods) and they have tons of products like holiday jellies, spice drops, lollies and others. So I emailed the address given to ask in general about any and all products and their manufacture. I hope I hear what we all want to hear, and do not get our bubble burst! I will be back with my info.
Oops. I see SF already called. I was so excited to see so many products, so hopefully I get the same answer, and we have more fun products over the year to use! becca
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Posted on: Sun, 10/06/2002 - 2:29am
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Well, they do not appeal to me and they certainly are not candy corn, but they *are* black and orange jelly beans, are egg and nut free, and made by Blueberry Hill. They do have natural flavorings in the ingredients, so I should call, but they sound so nut free overall, I may trust it until I hear back. I guess, for us, they will make a good substitution for the candy vorn count in terms if still being candy and festive halloween colors! becca

Posted on: Sun, 10/06/2002 - 3:08am
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becca,
When you say "natural flavors" does that mean real licorice for the black jelly beans?
Just wondering because licorice is a legume, so there is the possibility of a cross-reaction.

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