Jelly Belly Jelly Beans - are these safe now?

Posted on: Thu, 03/11/2010 - 7:22am
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I was in CVS and noticed most of the bags of Jelly Belly brand jelly beans do not have a peanut warning or peanut butter/peanut flour listed as ingredients. I did notice one bag that had the warning, perhaps it is old.

I know they had a peanut butter flavored bean at one point. I checked the website and apparently they have discontinued the PB flavor. Although existing bags may still have the PB flavor.

Anyway has anyone else added these to their list of safe treats/candy? Has anyone called them recently?

http://mycusthelp.com/Jellybelly/_cs/AnswerDetail.aspx?sSessionID=&inc=2...

Posted on: Tue, 03/16/2010 - 9:30am
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I have not done the research on this myself but I read this post on the Peanut Free Mama blog recently:
http://peanutfree.blogspot.com/2010/02/peanut-allergy-and-jelly-bellys.html

Posted on: Tue, 03/23/2010 - 11:19pm
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I personally don't trust brands with peanut flavors. I know that Brach's was taken over by Farley, and they have not been pn/tn friendly in the past. So once I saw the Starburst brand, I was hopeful. My son is anaphylactic, so I have to be extremely careful.
I think we are going to go with the Starburst Jelly Beans--Starburst have been (historically) safe to eat and I received this statement from the company:
Dear Tracy, Thank you for contacting us to inquire about the presence of nuts in StarburstĀ® Jelly Beans candy. You will be pleased to know that Skittles and Starburst sold in the U.S. do not contain any peanuts or tree nuts. Skittles and Starburst are made on lines that are not shared with peanut or tree nut products nor do they contain peanuts, tree nuts or traces of them. They are considered suitable for people with peanut or nut allergies. We hope this information is helpful in finding your favorite products. If you have any further comments or questions please feel free to contact us, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, at 1-800-974-4539. Sincerely, Amy SopranoConsumer Affairs Representative

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