Cold Stone Creamery

Posted on: Wed, 09/24/2003 - 9:32am
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A Cold Stone Creamery ice cream parlor just opened in my town. They specialize in mix-ins; needless to say there isn't a blessed thing there for our kids. One of my PA friends suggested that we write to them requesting a safe soft serve or slushy machine. I'm not sure whether that would be safe with all the mix-ins there, but if anyone is interested in writing, here's the link:

[url="http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/secondary/feedback.asp"]http://www.coldstonecreamery.com/secondary/feedback.asp[/url]

Thanks,

Amy

Posted on: Wed, 09/24/2003 - 1:58pm
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Amy,
Cold Stone Creamery came to our neighborhood several months ago. It looks great but there is no way that ds will be able to have anything there.
They mix the ice creams and anything else you want (whatever you order) together on a slab of granite (I believe) and then scoop it up into a cup or cone. I haven't been in it but this is what I have heard from friends.
We'll just stick to the Wendy's frosty. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 09/24/2003 - 3:45pm
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Wouldn't be great if PA folks could open one of these and make it nut free. So delicious! We have to get our own safe candies ect for mixins but okay!

Posted on: Thu, 09/25/2003 - 4:04am
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I saw a COld Stone when I went to Arizona this summer. I have a fairly lax comfort zone but it was just way to unsafe. It is a good idea for someone without fa but there is way too much cross-contamination issues. THey do the "mix-in" part on the same counter, without washing in between orders.
Allison

Posted on: Sat, 09/27/2003 - 12:22am
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We ate there once with our PA daughter before I Got Serious (tm). I wish we hadn't and we count ourselves lucky nothing happened. I have to admit that though I am kind of a big spender on food and restaurants and love a variety of expensive food ~ I thought they were overpriced for the quality. Maybe just me though - I don't have much of a sweet tooth.

Posted on: Sat, 09/27/2003 - 12:32am
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I went in there this week with a friend and her 2 year old who were visiting from Seattle (they love it and go all the time). I was totally unimpressed. The Cream Machine in Troy, N.Y. and the Original Steve's in Somerville, Mass. did it [b]so[/b] much better! Way too expensive.
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 08/13/2004 - 11:43am
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We live in Dayton. The store here will take the following precautions for peanut allergic individuals: go to the back and use a clean scoop to get the ice cream and topping that you choose and then mix them on a separate slab. There are definitely peanuts and peanut products in the store, though.
Sorry - I did a search before posting this but searched coldstone instead of cold stone and didn't see the other thread!
[This message has been edited by Kelseymom (edited August 13, 2004).]

Posted on: Fri, 08/13/2004 - 6:27pm
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Linking to the other thread
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000434.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000434.html[/url]

Posted on: Sat, 08/14/2004 - 3:55am
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Ignoring the issue of the mix-ins, I don't see how this ice cream would be "safe".
Wouldn't the ice cream itself be manufactured on the same equipment as the nutty flavors? Or do they not have any flavors that contain nuts/peanuts before mixing in goodies?
--Debbie

Posted on: Sat, 08/14/2004 - 7:18am
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Quote:Originally posted by DRobbins:
[b]Ignoring the issue of the mix-ins, I don't see how this ice cream would be "safe".
Wouldn't the ice cream itself be manufactured on the same equipment as the nutty flavors? Or do they not have any flavors that contain nuts/peanuts before mixing in goodies?
--Debbie[/b]
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Yes, this is way outside my comfort zone.
Amy

Posted on: Wed, 08/18/2004 - 2:59am
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Ok, it's been awhile since I have posted in this thread.
My ds for the first time ate ice cream at this place. He loved it! My dh took the boys in for something to drink (they were out buying me my birthday present and got thirsty from all the shopping [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ).
The employees said something like, "oh, not having any ice cream today?" Then my dh chimed in saying my son has a p.a. and he couldn't eat it.
Well, they practically did back flips they were so excited because they are completely prepared to handle pa. They stated that they have completely seperate equipment, different utensils, etc. After my dh checked the labelling on the ice cream he felt confident to let him try some.
I have checked their web site and spoke with them. They seem very knowledgeable about pa.
I was a little shocked when dh told me he had ice cream there but was very comfortable with how everything was handled.
We will definitely be going back for more ice cream. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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