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Posted on: Tue, 10/05/2004 - 8:46am
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Sorry, was there a question somewhere on this board about Dare not being nut (not peanut) free? I was sure there was or I wouldn't be here.
Anyway, finally bought the Maple Leaf cookies, able to regale my children with stories of how the Maple Leaf cookies (but by Mr. Christie's) had always been my favourite when I was a kid.
Ingredient label: wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil shortening, maple syrup, glucose-fructose dried whey, salt, soya lecithin, corn starch, baking powder, ammonium bicarbonate, natural flavour and colour.
Contains: wheat, soya and milk ingredients.
No artificial flavours or colours.
Manufacturered in a Nut Free/Peanut Free Facility.
But is there another thread where concern was raised?
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Posted on: Tue, 10/05/2004 - 9:17am
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[b]Sorry, was there a question somewhere on this board about Dare not being nut (not peanut) free? I was sure there was or I wouldn't be here.[/b]
There was (I can't figure out how to post the link).
The concern was that Dare uses a naturally derived almond flavour for the Almond Simple Pleasures.
Look at the "need opinions" thread re-raised on the main discussion board.
[This message has been edited by happycat (edited October 05, 2004).]

Posted on: Tue, 10/05/2004 - 10:55am
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happycat, thank-you, I did do a search and I did find that thread. But you know what? It didn't clarify anything for me. So, I'm still confused [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] Does that make sense?
Now, my son isn't TNA, but we do avoid tree nuts regardless and all "may contain tree nuts" but the Dare products very clearly say made in a Peanut AND Nut Free Facility so again, kinda confused.
Also, the one thread I found, it only had the thread starter and one response, and yet I remember a more lengthy thread re the same subject.
(Can I also note that the bag of cookies, purchased around 4:15 p.m. to-day are almost gone [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] )
Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 10/05/2004 - 11:01am
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I recently bought the maple leaf cookies for my kids. My pa/tna son loved them. I should say that he has always tested negative for almond however, altho we do avoid all tree nuts anyway. (He's also negative for pine nuts, but positive for pecan, walnut, pistachio.) I considered these safe - but I realize his history may confuse the issue. They were very yummy.

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 6:25am
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Are the Almond Simple Pleasures one of the cream filled cookies by Dare or are they one of the ones in more of a cracker looking like box? (Did that make sense? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] )
To-day, in looking at the cream filled varieties available on sale at my local grocery store, almond was no where to be found, but then since I'm not sure if they're one of the cream filled ones or not, that might be why. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img]
If they are the ones in more of a cracker like box, they're on sale this week as well, but I haven't checked them out.
I have a point. I'm trying to figure out if the Almond ones are still "out there" or if Dare has had enough complaints/concerns that they *may* have removed them from the shelves.
Personally, I still feel concerned not for my son (PA only) because of the confusion factor.
happycat, did thank you in the other thread as well - you found the lengthy one and re-raised it, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 6:53am
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The Almond Simple Pleasures are the plain "cracker type" cookies (not the cream filled).

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 8:07am
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happycat, thank-you. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Okay, I just checked the bag of cream filled cookies (the maple syrup ones) and it says Premium Creme Filled Cookies, so I did figure out that they were different than Simple Pleasures (but I do appreciate your answer, thank-you).
Contact information is:
1-800-668-3273
[url="http://www.darefoods.com"]www.darefoods.com[/url]
If I can remember (and you all know how well I do that [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] ), I'll check the other display to see what Simple Pleasures cookies are available at my local supermarket.
Oh, but here's where I continue to be confused then, if that's okay. Does that mean I can feel safer about the creme filled cookie line and more concerned or confused by the Simple Pleasures line? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 8:41am
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Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
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Oh, but here's where I continue to be confused then, if that's okay. Does that mean I can feel safer about the creme filled cookie line and more concerned or confused by the Simple Pleasures line?[/b]
I have to honest - I never bothered to follow that up. I just stopped buying any Dare cookies.
I was grumpy about the fact that a company that positions itself as nut free would choose to include a "nutty" flavour in their product line (I mean, why is that neccessary - just don't have it and remove any doubt on the consumers end of things) - and like you a bit confused about the whole thing.

Posted on: Wed, 10/06/2004 - 9:40am
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happycat, I'll try to follow-up (everyone knows I'm lousy with that [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] ). I think really, as far as liability issues, having your packaging indicate that your product is Peanut/Nut Free when it may, in fact, not be is quite worrisome to me.
I'm not even clear about Chapman's ice cream whether their products (that are PA safe) say peanut AND tree nut free or peanut free.
Now, I don't have an old ice cream carton to look at though.
Yes, why bother having an almond flavour at all?
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 10/13/2004 - 7:47am
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I did check late into last week while the sale was still on (Loblaw's stores, not sure if every one of them - I mean the offshoots like the one I go to, ValuMart, Sobey's, etc.).
Anyway, yes, there they were. The almond ones.
Quite frankly, I felt angry. Not rage angry, but angry regardless because if it's confusing to me, as a PA parent avoiding tree nuts, how bloody confusing would it be to a non-PA person.
You look at the box and it says almond cookies (whatever) and then you also look at the box and see made in a peanut/nut free facility. AH! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]
I do plan to contact Dare because I don't think it's acceptable, even if the flavouring is artificial and even if it comes from an apricot rather than an almond. It's darn confusing for everyone concerned and regardless of where Dare says they get the flavouring from, I would NEVER be buying the almond cookies. How does one explain it?
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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