Christmas Candy

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Does anyone know of any safe christmas candy for PA? i am in the US.

On Dec 2, 2003

I did see some small Hershey santas at the store and they have no warning on them. Im assuming that by their labeling standards they should be safe, but havent checked yet. There were like 8 or 10 in a package.

On Dec 2, 2003

My PA son loves York Pepperment patties, (we always check label) Hershey's is usually very good with labeling. Also Chocolate kisses, and you can always try Vermont Nut Free Chocolate Company! They're yummy!

On Dec 2, 2003

Spangler candy canes, maybe other brands, Junior mints, Erik says After Eight dinner mints, Pez dispensers, Blueberry Hill spice gumdrops, Andes mints.

I trust Hershey products.

Peeps(they make fun Christmas shapes), by Just Born. becca

On Dec 2, 2003

We found safe Tootsie Roll Peppermint Candy Cane Lollipops - Christmas Nerds, Christmas Skittles, Starbust Candy Canes, Gobstopper Candy Canes and Andes Mints. All Wonka Candies except for the Chocolate Ones are safe.

I did see a warning label on the Spangler Candy Canes. "Very Small Print" but a warning was there. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

We are still in search for a safe Peppermint Candy Cane. I read labels on a zillion today but didn't see any safe ones besides the one listed above.

On Dec 2, 2003

We found safe Tootsie Roll Peppermint Candy Cane Lollipops - Christmas Nerds, Christmas Skittles, Starbust Candy Canes, Gobstopper Candy Canes and Andes Mints. All Wonka Candies except for the Chocolate Ones are safe.

I did see a warning label on the Spangler Candy Canes. "Very Small Print" but a warning was there. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

We are still in search for a safe Peppermint Candy Cane. I read labels on a zillion today but didn't see any safe ones besides the one listed above.

On Dec 3, 2003

Thank you everyone for all your help. Theresa

On Dec 3, 2003

What was the warning on the Spangler candy canes? We've used these in the past and there wasn't a warning.

On Dec 3, 2003

Was that warning in the US? I'm very surprised as Spangler usually lists their candy canes on their web site and being safe. Kellie's Candies has some really cool holiday stuff.

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This is taken directly from [url="http://www.spanglercandy.com"]www.spanglercandy.com[/url] just today.

Q: My child is allergic to milk and nut products. What products do not contain these ingredients? A: Dum Dum Pops, Saf-T-Pops, Astro Pops, Candy Cane & Cane Classics, and Picture Pops do not contain milk and nut products. The ingredients in these products, as well as the processing aids (such as release lubricants), do not contain any peanuts, peanut by-products, eggs, milk, or dairy products. These products are processed on dedicated lines.

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On Dec 3, 2003

I have two boxes of Spangler candy canes *in my hands* and neither has a warning. One is regular peppermint, the other are a box of 40 mini peppermint canes.

There is a tiny label saying "manufactured by Spangler..." or such, but it is not a nut warning. Maybe you caught that word quickly and thought it a warning? That word always catches my eye. becca

On Dec 3, 2003

Actually it said made in a facility that also processes peanuts. It was on a box of mini candy canes they were flavored ones "Jelly Belly flavors" Spangler was listed as the manufacturer and the warning was on the back after the ingredients. Maybe they make the flavored ones some where else. Made in the US and US store.

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On Dec 3, 2003

I think we had better stick with the Candy Cane & Cane Classics specifically and not buy any other varieties of candy canes by Spangler. Good to know that they label for cross contamination.

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On Dec 3, 2003

Ah! Well, Jelly Belly jelly beans are not safe, so that may explain it. Must be done elsewhere for the flavored. Thanks for the more specific info. becca

On Dec 3, 2003

I bought some Allan candy canes at a US Wal-mart tonight. Anyone know if they are safe?

I know the original question was for peppermint canes, but i also bought some chocolate/mint flavored ones made by Hershey for those of you who trust Hershey's labeling.

On Dec 4, 2003

Just Born marshmallow Christmas trees, snowmen, etc.

On Dec 24, 2003

I found an old post from DeeDee about the Spangler candy canes/jelly belly issue - it seems like this may still apply:

"Here is a reply I got back from Spangler on 11/29/01. Our candy canes, cane classics, astro pops, dum dums, saf-t-pops, picture pops, atomic fireball lollipops, lemonhead lollipops, and ice cream dum dums are still peanut and tree nut free. We do manufacture a product that contains peanuts but it is made in a separate part of the plant and on dedicated lines so that there is no cross contamination from the peanut dust. The Jelly Belly candy canes are also free of peanuts and tree nuts but there is a small packet of jelly belly jelly beans in the box and on the packet it states that these are manufactured in a plant that processes peanuts.

Happy Holidays to you and your family as well.

Sincerely, Spangler Candy Company

DaWanda Van Buskirk Laboratory Supervisor

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