Chips Ahoy Question

Posted on: Wed, 08/25/2004 - 11:59pm
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For those who buy Chips Ahoy - have any of you ever bought the box that has ten individual bags of mini Chips Ahoy? Another PA parent assured me that these are safe, but I thought all of the minis had pecan flour. I haven't been able to get to the store all week to check for myself, just curious if anyone here has seen/purchased these.

I did call Nabisco, but of course I didn't have the packaging, and of course they said if there is anything like pecan flour it will be on the ingredient list.

Posted on: Thu, 08/26/2004 - 12:25am
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I remember seeing a nut ingredient on the Mini Chips Ahoy.
My son eats the regular sized ones all the time.
I am careful to not buy the minis and continue to tell my son to always have someone read the label even if he thinks he's had something before.
If you get an answer from your phone call to them, let us know!

Posted on: Thu, 08/26/2004 - 1:50am
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I recall the same thing: pecan flour in the mini's. Of course this could have changed - it's been a while since I've checked so I don't know.
Is it possible that the other mom is not avoiding tree nuts? Just a thought.
Take care!
Miriam

Posted on: Thu, 08/26/2004 - 8:12am
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Miriam, the other mom did know that the minis used to have pecan flour - she was pretty well versed in all of the usual safe snacks [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I did finally get to the store this afternoon. And she was right - no pecan flour listed on any of the minis! Not on the 12 pack of small bags, not on the big pouch filled with minis, not even on the 99 cent checkout bag! I wonder if this was a recent change - I haven't even bothered to check them in so long. As I said I did call Nabisco today and they said if there was pecan flour in an item, it would definitely be listed. Now that I have seen the packaging for myself I'll call back tomorrow to find out specifically if they've recently changed the recipe. (If so, kudos! It's always great to have one more safe snack to add to the list.) Lol, I guess I owe the other mom an apology - I was questioning her like she was in the witness chair [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] It's just so rare to hear of a *good* change of ingredients!
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Posted on: Thu, 08/26/2004 - 9:47am
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I had bought the minis and noticed Pecan flour as the last ingredient. So I stopped buying them, then someone told me it was no longer an ingredient. I called the company and too was told that they had changed the ingredient. Now, I buy them for my daughter.

Posted on: Thu, 08/26/2004 - 2:31pm
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Hooray! Finally some good news!!! I will buy some the next time I see them to show my appreciation!!!!
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

Posted on: Thu, 08/26/2004 - 11:37pm
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Just a word of caution about Chips Ahoy. My son had hives for 48 hours after eating a Chips Ahoy cookie with no warning on the bag. Turns out they labeled the package incorrectly. This was not the minis and it happened about a year ago.
Jaime

Posted on: Fri, 08/27/2004 - 3:34am
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I've noticed the snack size bags of cookies where pecan flour is on one ingredients list right next to another package without the pecan flour listing. The were at the same store, same time, identical in every other way. You really have to be careful with those. My dd loves them so I buy them but always read the whole list carefully each time. Does anyone know why it isn't listed in bold when it's an ingredient like that? It sure would make it easier on us.
Laurie
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