do you let your kids eat skinny cow stuff?

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 7:04am
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I emailed and got this:
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Dear Gale,
Thank you for taking the time to write to us.

I would like to inform you that the following products do contain nuts/ peanuts: the chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream sandwiches, the low carb peanut butter bars and the vanilla caramel pecan low carb bars. Please be advised that our remaining products are manufactured at different production lines and some at different manufacturing plants. There is no cross contamination involving our nut contain products.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us again.

Your time and interest is truly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Donna

Silhouette Brands, Inc.
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and then when I inquired about nut free plants I got this:
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Dear Gale,

I must make a correction to my previous email. All of our production facilities do handle nuts. However, we work in strict ways to prevent any cross contamination.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me again or call me at 212-244-7477.

Your time and interest is truly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Donna

Silhouette Brands, Inc. [/i]
What would you do? Do you use skinny cow stuff? i really want to try it since I'm doing ww but my kids will see it in the freezer and want some too. In a way I think dedicated lines should be good enough but then I thought someone posted a while back about being told that the machines making the peanut flavors would emit "fumes" that might contaminate the other lines. So if that's the case what good does dedicated lines do? Also, I'm a little hesitant after seeing how she gave wrong information the first time. Plus the way she wrote that there is no chance of cross contamination.


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Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 7:14am
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I would be hesitant too since you were initially misinformed and due to the fact that they use nuts in their facility, no designated nut free lines etc. Did they mention how they label their products?
Stick with Phiilyswirl, they are the best and the only 100% nut free and delicious ice cream company!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 7:15am
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Quote:Originally posted by SF:
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Stick with Phiilyswirl, they are the best and the only 100% nut free and delicious ice cream company!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img][/b]
I can't get philly swirl around here. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 7:17am
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Quote:Originally posted by SF:
[b]I would be hesitant too since you were initially misinformed and due to the fact that they use nuts in their facility, no designated nut free lines etc. Did they mention how they label their products?
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oh forgot. They do use dedicated nut free lines, just not a nut free facility and I remembered the post about the fumes. They didn't mention anything about labeling.
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Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 8:30am
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I like this product, but I think they're expensive and also very large! I think they're too big for kids. There are certain foods that I buy for adults only--these are one of them. I tell my kids these are special low-cal treats for adults and they have other kid-ice cream they can eat instead.
My kids don't need low-cal treats and with the amount of ice cream they eat, I'd go broke feeding them Skinny Cows all summer.
When we visit my mother, she doesn't have the type of ice cream my kids usually eat, so when we're visiting her, they can eat the skinny cows but I cut them in half. Mean Mommy.

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 8:51am
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I would get them.I have been eyeballing them for awhile. I dont think they will be a problem, you said you would use them yourself. Tell your kids its diet ice cream, that always scares my kids away, lol. Plus even though the rep did give you the wrong info the first time they are probably safe.
Maybe if you are nervous call the company or email them again tomorrow, you might talk to someone else.
How many points are they btw????
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Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 9:29am
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I'm not sure of the points but I think it's 1 or 2. They don't care if it's diet-they'll still want it. LOL. If there was a safe ice cream option to offer instead I could do that but there isn't. I can't find a safe ice cream around here at all. Otherwise I would buy that for them and the skinny cow for me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 9:36am
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I know I have a wider/looser comfort zone than many on this board, but I have let my PA child have these on several occasions (both the vanilla center & the mint center types). She had no problem with them. As a previous poster pointed out, they are pretty expensive & pretty large, so we don't have them around very often.
Anne

Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 12:53pm
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I tasted them and thought them quite hideous! If you buy them to try, buy a small box.
Cindia

Posted on: Sun, 05/30/2004 - 11:20am
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I'm wondering about their chocolate "ice cream" products on sticks. The same shape on a stick is also offered in other flavors including peanut butter. Don't know about the "ice cream cups".
I mean do they use a "dedicated" line for products of similiar shape and preparation? You know, separate lines for the chocolate variety ice cream on a stick, the vanilla variety, and the peanut variety?

Posted on: Thu, 06/06/2013 - 6:25am
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For a more current update - I just got off the phone with customer service at Skinny Cow. He stated that they label only if the top 8 allergen is present in the ingredients. They do NOT label for possible cross-contamination and their products are made on SHARED equipment. No labeling and shared equipment - we will stay away.

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