Does anyone just avoid Chocolate?

Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 6:35am
Mom2Sariah's picture
Joined: 12/14/2003 - 09:00

for your PA child? Before we found out about Sariah PA...we had planned on not giving her chocolate until she was older.....but now I just don't see any point in giving it to her unless I can order it off the internet....and JMO but that stuff is expensive!!! lol Am I the only one that just avoids chocolate?

I'm just thinking about the future.

Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 10:12am
e-mom's picture
Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

Oooohhhh heck no--we let the kids have chocolate as a special treat on ocassion. I see that you are in Idaho. There are actually quite a few safe chocolates out there that you can just buy at your local grocery store.
Hershey's Kisses - Plain
Hershey's 1.55 oz. chocolate bar
Cadbury as of this year, I believe, is also safe.
Around all the "candy" holidays there tends to be more of a variety to choose from, too.
I can't think right now but I'm know there are many, many more. Hershey's is very good with labelling.
btw, we never gave our first ds (pa) chocolate until he was about 2 1/2 I think--maybe 3. Never really needed to. I mean, kids are not introduced to candy until you give it to them but they will eventually want some as they will see others or commercials, etc. Now we limit the amount of candy that our children eat. I keep telling them that the dentist will be upset at all the candy they want to eat. LOL (she concurred, too)
If your dd is young, I really don't see the need to push the candy or chocolate. Although it really is a very nice treat for them to eat [img][/img] However, keep in mind, once you start--it is nearly impossible to never give it (chocolate) again.
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Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 1:34pm
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Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Hi e-mom,
I agree.. in the USA, there is tons of well labelled Hershey chocolate. In addition to your list, I have found the following. Always check labels as manufacturing conditions can change at any time:
Hershey Krackel (regular size)
Hershey Rolo (regular size)
Junior Mints
York Peppermint Pattie
Nestle After Eight mint patties (in a box)
Hershey Creamy Caramel chocolate bar
Hershey Cookies and Creme (regular size)
Cadbury Mini eggs
Cadbury Easter creme eggs
As well, even thought the Hershey Kit Kat is NOT SAFE as it has a peanut/nut alert, last time I checked the Hershey Kit Kat Bites were safe.
So there are a lot of safe chocolate products out there in the USA.
And if you want to do mail order from Canada to order some of our safe chocolates (Nestle Smarties, Aero, Coffee Crisp, Kit Kat, etc) you can check out [url=""][/url] [img][/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 1:48pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We do avoid it completely. Cade doesn't ask for it so I don't offer it. Since there are so many unsafe chocolates I thought it would be better not to confuse him right now. Maybe when he's older and can understand and read labels we may try it. But until now he thinks all chocolate could have peanuts.
Cade PA
Carson NKA

Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 1:56pm
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erik, thank-you. [img][/img] I had answered Cindy in another thread about ordering chocolate from Vermont Nut Free and I meant to come back tonight and re-raise the thread re Panhandle Premium so that she could price out the safe Nestle line.
However, all Cindy really needed to do was consult with The Candy Guru [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Tue, 06/15/2004 - 2:11pm
Mom2Sariah's picture
Joined: 12/14/2003 - 09:00

Thanks Everyone! I know I can't avoid dd having chocolate as she is only a few months away from being 2 she still has plenty of time before she will even learn what it is.
Hopefully the future will bring more safe foods/manufac. before she even starts asking for it. (I can hope/wish...right? hehe)
Cade's mom: I was glad to see your post! It's how I feel. I understand there's safe chocolates out there but I do NOT want to confuse my dd. Thanks for responding!

Posted on: Tue, 06/15/2004 - 11:35pm
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Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

If we decided to avoid all chocolate, I think my ds would pack his things and move out!
I craved chocolate every day I was preg. with him, and I always joke he has chocolate running through his veins instead of blood!
I agree at 2 though, you should avoid it as long as you can, because once they get it, it is addictive! Good luck

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