Costco Warehouse Muffins

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Jacob had eaten these muffins before we found out about his PA-with no reactions, and when I saw the label said it was processed on machine with nuts I didn't want to buy them anymore. I asked the staff at Costco and was told they receive a dry mix and then they add wet ingredients "they do not come in contact with peanuts when they are mixed or baked in the store" but I was advised to call their headquarters. I called Costco's # in Seattle WA and they checked with the supplier that mixes & packages the dry ingredients. The supplier said the muffin mixes are only exposed to walnuts (NO PEANUTS) Jacob had about a half of a muffin today and NO REACTIONS. YEAH-my 3 1/2yo dd wants me to buy these muffins everytime we see them and I just couldn't buy them without knowing what kind of nut.

I did suggest they change their label to be more specific and list walnuts.

Just thought I would let everyone know.

On May 6, 2002

In London, Ontario Canada, the Costco label everything now in the bakery since they use "Macadamia" nuts in their cookies. I know the head of the bakery department and he says they have to label but nothing contains peanuts in the cakes or bagels which I always buy and plus my son isn't tree-nut allergic so even if a trace of the macadamia nut were ever in contact with something I wouldn't have to worry.

So I have to say, I buy their brownie cakes for the kids birthday's and even though they are labelled with "May contain traces of nuts" it is only because they use Macadmian nuts in cookies there. P.S...that is the only tree-nut they use in the bakery, and Peanuts or Peanut oil isn't used at all. But I still check everytime I buy something from there to make sure.

On May 6, 2002

Hi Smack,

Are you from London? That's where my DH grew up!

Amy

On May 6, 2002

Amy,

Yes, I'm from London, born and raised!

How old is your husband? What schools did he go to?

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On May 6, 2002

I think DH has a few years on you! He is 45. When he gets home I'll ask him what schools he went to. I know I've heard his mother refer to "the house on Maitland Street" numerous times. It is the gold standard by which she judges all houses. I don't think any house she has been in before or after compares favorably.

BTW, DH moved here when he was 14, so he's been here in NY for awhile.

Amy

On May 7, 2002

Hi Smack,

DH went to Ryerson (sp?) Elementary, which then went from K-8. He moved here after 8th grade. I don't think he's been back since, or maybe he visited while in law school (Buffalo, NY). I'd really like to go this summer but the boys have different ideas...

Amy

On May 7, 2002

Hi Amy,

If your husband was born in London, he is still more American now since he has been in the U.S. for 24 years now. I have heard of Maitland and asked my husband. He said it's one of the oldest parts in the city...big lawns, old houses, old money Tee Hee. Then there is the scummier part of Maitland and I said to my husband it couldn't be that since she raves about the house on Maitland [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Anyway, I have heard of Ryerson. And your right your husband has some years on me.(it feels good saying that since I'm usually the oldest out of my group of friends/husband-I have 31/2 years on my dh.

Are you in New York City or Buffalo N.Y. now? I have been to Buffalo N.Y. to attend a wedding(about 2 hours or so)from here. -Sylvia

On May 8, 2002

Hi Smack,

Yes, I'm assuming they lived on the ritzier part of Maitland. My MIL kept trying to find a neighborhood that was as beautiful as what she left, but found it unaffordable here. She's still talks about it after all these years! They were definitely not old money, though. The neighbors must have been in an uproar when they moved in.

We were in NYC, but are on Long Island now (really close - just 1/2 hour from Manhattan). And my DH is definitely more American now - not even a trace of his Canadian accent (which he was teased a-boot unmercifully when he moved here!). However, he never did develop the Lon Guyland accent either.

If we ever make it up to London, we will definitely get in touch.

Amy

On May 8, 2002

Hi Amy,

I have heard that houses are really expensive where you are. I haven't been to NYC but my sister and her husband have and said they couldn't believe how clean and safe it actually was.

For sure, let me know if you ever decide to make the trip!

On May 9, 2002

Smack,

I'm glad your sister and her DH liked New York City. For the most part it is quite clean and safe (even in the bad old days, there were just certain parts that were dirty and dangerous), and despite our reputation New Yorkers really are quite friendly. We just like to move fast, so we'll always answer requests for directions and such as long as we can keep moving!

And yes, we will be sure to get in touch if we ever make it north of the border.

Amy

On May 14, 2002

Hi Jacobs Mom. Are you in Oregon? That is certainly good news. Yet we don't know if our ds is allergic to treenuts. He'll be tested next year again so I guess will have to wait. We use to buy those muffins all the time.

On Jun 3, 2002

We are in Michigan.

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