Cold Stone Creamery

Posted on: Fri, 07/23/2004 - 1:57am
mamagaona's picture
Joined: 12/29/2000 - 09:00

I realize this is a comfort zone issue and debated about posting, but since our experience was so positive I thought I should.

New ice creamery by the name of Cold Stone opened up in town. Older dd who is not PA wanted to check it out. I realized there was no soft serve so I had told her we would go when dd, who is PA was off doing something else. She was disgusted, she is 14, need I say more.

Anyway, I decided to check out their website and was real impressed with their FAQ's section. They had a Q and A about peanut allergies and suggested what to do when you went in their store. For those of you who don't know, Cold Stone mixes ice cream and toppings on a stone and then puts it in a cone or cup.

Well, with Epi-pen in pocketbook, we took a trip. Luckily, our server had the same name as my PA dd, so we all smiled about that to break the ice. Then I told her I had read on their website that I should ask her to get new paddles from the back and scoop the ice cream from the back freezers. She didn't even flinch, just smiled and when ahead and made it in the back as well. She did check with us once since the sprinkles dd wanted were up front and could not be considered safe, so dd chose oreo's instead.

Our server also mentioned that her boss had told her that they couldn't be sure there was no peanut dust (whatever that is) in the air. (That is also on their website) I told her I realized that and thank you for mentioning that as well.

I understand for many of you this would not be ok, and my dd needs to eat at a peanut free table. Neither myself nor my other dd got anything with nuts. But we ate and were safe.

DD is 10 and we try to expand her food horizons as much as possible. She has other food allergies and food restrictions due to migraines as well. She also is not always with me now and must make intelligent choices on her own as she is involved in the Junior Golf Circuit. Scares me to death!

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