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Posted on: Thu, 05/06/2004 - 1:16am
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We finished off the bag! The kids took a couple to school for snack. As I packed the last cookie in their lunch bags, they asked if we could buy more .... of course!!
We made a "big" deal during supper to tell their Daddy that we have ANOTHER peanut and nut free item to add to our list!!

Posted on: Thu, 05/06/2004 - 2:23am
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Codyman,
They are yummy.
The kids are home for lunch and tried them and both loved them. Austin is usually really picky and he really liked them so I'm pleased.
Especially to have a sweet around when the EA'S are acting up.
My dh has environmental allergies as well and is the same as Austin. They get an incredible sweet tooth around this time.
Dh was eating candy floss in bed last night, left over from kids b-day.
I told the kids not to tell Daddy about these cookies and Megan says "NO WAY"
OMGoodness, my Dog Molson is downstairs with me as I write this he let out a Fart just as loud and long as a human.
Made me LOL and I almost fell off my chair with wheels [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 05/06/2004 - 7:10am
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You know, this is a VERY bad thing....
We haven't had a commercial cookie in 6 years. My daughter has never had one, and my son doesn't remember the ones he did have.
I was baking GOOD cookies, healthy ones too.
And now this?? You mean I can just go to the store and pick up cookies with no cleaning to do, and they'll taste the same every single time???
This is a *BAD* thing. I can hear myself fatten up as I type this...

Posted on: Mon, 05/10/2004 - 1:02pm
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Dare is also eliminating trans-fats from their cookies. The first two varieties of cookies to be trans-fat free are the Ultimate Vanilla and the Ultimate Strawberry [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 05/15/2004 - 12:53am
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Pharma Plus has the bags of Dare cookies on sale for $1.99 this week [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 06/23/2004 - 11:31am
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Another PA.com member just sent me within the last week (I swear [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ) the news release that accompanied Dare's decision to go "peanut free". That member has actually decided that because Dare is willing to declare itself "peanut free" they are switching from Mr. Christie's to Dare products.
I don't often buy store bought cookies anymore and there are two main reasons. First of all, I got sick of eating Mr. Christie's cookies. Secondly, I've never quite believed their concrete barrier in the middle of the plant story.
Now, I did buy some of their Funilla cookies a couple of weeks ago (oh, that's a third reason, if I buy a bag of cookies I will scarf them all down whereas when I made home-made ones I freeze what I want to keep for the kids for school or even the next day so I can't do that! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] )
So, the news release:-
Dare introduces "Ultimate" cookies developed with no trans fat and made with real ingredients!
Strawberry Creme and Vanilla Creme New to the Dare Ultimate Line-up
TORONTO, April 26 /CNW/ - Dare Foods Limited introduces the ultimate in
vanilla and strawberry flavours with the introduction of two new cookies to
the Dare Ultimate line - Vanilla Creme and Strawberry Creme. These new
flavours are the first sandwich cream cookies made with no trans fat and can
make a claim of 0.0g trans fat on the nutritional panel. As with all Dare
Ultimate cookies, Vanilla Creme and Strawberry Creme are made with real,
natural ingredients and have no artificial colour or flavour. The launch of
Strawberry Creme also represents the first time a strawberry cream cookie will
be available in the Canadian market.
To expand Dare's line-up of products developed without trans fat, the
company is in the process of removing trans fat from all Dare Ultimate cookies
with the goal of having the entire line-up contain 0g of trans fat by the end
of 2004.
"Dare is committed to bringing authentic taste and a range of choices to
our loyal cookie-loving customers," said Lucinda Wallace, Brand Manager -
Cookies, Dare Foods. "By providing an entire line-up of cookies made with real
ingredients and launching two new flavours with no trans fat, Dare is building
on its tradition of satisfying the needs of both parents and kids alike."
25% of kids picked strawberry as favourite flavour
Dare developed the two flavours following extensive market research that
identified strawberry as the most popular flavour choice among kids at 25% and
that 44% of moms rated vanilla as their top choice after chocolate.
In addition to Strawberry Creme and Vanilla Creme, the Ultimate cookie
line-up features Dare flavour favourites Chocolate Fudge, Milk Chocolate
Fudge, Maple Leaf Creme, Cinnamon Danish, Coconut Creme, Lemon Creme, French
Cremes, Chocolate Chip and Harvest from the Rainforest.
Dare Ultimate cookies are now available in 300g and 350g packages at
convenience, grocery and mass merchandise stores across Canada with a
suggested retail price of $3.29 to $3.69.
Dare's Nut Free/Peanut Free Options
Along with the elimination of trans fat from the Dare Ultimate line-up,
Dare is also responding to the public's growing concern over nut allergies by
manufacturing the new Strawberry Creme and Vanilla Creme cookies in its
peanut/nut-free facility in Kitchener, Ontario. These new cookies are part of
a complete line of peanut/nut-free products available by Dare that are
labelled as "Manufactured in a nut-free/peanut free facility" to help
customers easily identify which of Dare products are peanut/nut-free.
"At Dare, we understand our customer's increasing concerns about safety
issues surrounding peanut and nut allergies and are committed to providing
safe products that can be enjoyed by everyone, everywhere," said Lucinda
Wallace. "As of November 2003, Dare's manufacturing facility in Kitchener
became completely peanut and nut-free. The packaging information will help
customers determine which Dare products are made in this facility and are safe
for our customers with nut allergies."
About Dare Foods Limited
A Canadian family owned and operated company, Dare Foods Limited products
have been appealing to a wide range of customers for over 110 years. The
company strives for consistently high quality in all its products and services
and continually works to develop new and exciting product concepts designed to
appeal to its growing list of customers. Dare Foods Limited is made up of a
number of business divisions including cookies, candies, crackers, fine breads
and soups. The company is headquartered in Kitchener, Ontario.
Visit us on the Web at [url="http://www.darefoods.com"]www.darefoods.com[/url]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 06/23/2004 - 12:06pm
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Here is the list of products from the website:
Dare introduces products manufactured in their nut free/peanut free facilities
Also in time for summer, Dare is responding to increasing customer concerns about foods that can cause severe adverse allergic reactions by providing a range of products manufactured in their nut free/peanut free facilities. This range includes: Simple Pleasures and Ultimate cookies, Breton crackers, Grissol fine breads, Wagon Wheels and Viva Puffs, among others. These products are easily identified with the statement "manufactured in a nut free/peanut free facility" on the side panel of the package, just below the ingredients.
Dare's Canadian bakery manufacturing plants in Kitchener, ON, St. Martine, QC and St. Lambert, QC are now nut free/peanut free facilities. To accomplish this, Dare implemented a very stringent quality control process, which involved moving the manufacture of all products containing nuts/peanuts to outside facilities and putting process and packaging equipment through an allergen cleaning procedure that is repeated regularly. It also required the commitment from Dare employees not to allow any nut/peanut products into the facility.
The following products and brands are manufactured in Dare's nut free/peanut free facilities:
Simple Pleasures
Ultimate (except Ultimate Harvest of the Rainforest)
Breaktime
Whippet
Viva Puffs
Bear Paws
Wagon Wheels
Econo
Dare Traditions
Maxi Fruits
Normandie
Breton
Breton Minis
Breton Gourmet
Vinta
Vivant
Grissol
Melba Toast
Canap

Posted on: Fri, 07/16/2004 - 2:08pm
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Simply re-raising for Mom2Four. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 07/20/2004 - 3:08am
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Yet ANOTHER reason for me to leave Florida and move to Canada! Nestle, Chapman's, AND Dare Foods? You guys have it made! Of course, we have Phillyswirl. Whew - at least it's something!
Carolyn
P.S. FWIW, I emailed Dare Foods today asking them to distribute more products in the US. I'll post if I get a reply.
[This message has been edited by tcperrine (edited July 20, 2004).]

Posted on: Tue, 07/20/2004 - 7:00am
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Quote:Originally posted by tcperrine:
[b]Yet ANOTHER reason for me to leave Florida and move to Canada! [/b]
[img]http://www.darefoods.ca/images/tile_home.gif[/img]
The full list of DARE nut-free/peanut-free items can be found at this website:
[url="http://www.darefoods.ca/English/NutFree/nutfree.html"]http://www.darefoods.ca/English/NutFree/nutfree.html[/url]
ENJOY!!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[img]http://www.darefoods.ca/English/NutFree/assets/images/bottom_productshot.jpg[/img]

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