Dairy Queen Pre-Packaged Treats?

Posted on: Mon, 04/12/2010 - 7:32am
emw's picture
Joined: 05/25/2008 - 11:01

My stance on Dairy Queen is that I don't like my PA son step inside... but my parents live right near one that has tables outside. I thought he could never have anything, but parents looked at the prepackaged Dilly Bars and the Stars (??) and said they say "may contain milk" etc. So it sounds like they are labeling well. Are these prepackaged treats actually safe? If we open them ourselves? Is anything else safe there?


Posted on: Mon, 04/19/2010 - 7:20am
emw's picture
Joined: 05/25/2008 - 11:01

If anyone is interested... here is the response I got from DQ. I'm pretty bummed because I thought I finally found something safe for my son there, but it looks like that is all about to change. They are making efforts to avoid cross-contamination, but I'm not sure that I am comfortable with that.
Thank you for contacting International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ) with your inquiry about our Starkiss® Bars.
The Starkiss Bars were part of our "dairy free" and "peanut/nut free" product offerings at Dairy Queen restaurants. The manufacturer that makes these novelty treats now produces other products and treats in their facility that may contain peanuts/nuts, dairy, and wheat. They may also produce other products that contain these ingredients on the same line on which our Starkiss bars are created. It should be noted, the labeling on the Starkiss Bars has been changed to include a disclaimer noting that these bars may contain peanuts/nut, dairy, and wheat, however please note that we have been assured that the Starkiss Bars are not being
manufactured on a line that includes products with nuts. All the Dilly bars are also produced in this plant. The company does do allergen cleaning between each process to provide a peanut free product.
Thank you, once again, for contacting us and I hope this information helpful.

Posted on: Wed, 05/05/2010 - 7:02am
emw's picture
Joined: 05/25/2008 - 11:01

Not to continue this conversation further. But my parents asked DQ the same question and got this response... a bit different than the first. But I found it interesting. I am really looking for something safe at Dairy Queen, thus my minor obsession with this. :) It sounds like the lines are peanut-free, but not the facility and they do NOT label for that!!!!
> Dear ,
> Thank you for contacting International Dairy Queen, Inc.
> (IDQ) with your
> request for DQ® nutritional information. I apologize for
> the delay in my
> response. While all of our pre-packaged items (obviously
> minus the Buster
> Bar) are made on a peanut free line, there are peanut items
> packaged in
> the warehouse. It appears the only allergen information
> listed for these
> items is: ALLERGEN INFORMATION: May contain a trace
> amount of milk
> protein. I hope this helps!
> We have great news for you! We have a nutrition calculator
> available on
> our website. You can get to it by logging into our 'Eats
> & Treats' page by
> clicking the Eats & Treats arrow on top of our home
> page. Then select the
> white Nutrition Calculator Arrow. I've also provided
> a link which will
> take you directly to the page.
> http://dairyqueen.com/us-en/eats-and-treats/nutrition-calculator/
> Our nutrition calculator offers nutrition, ingredients, and
> allergen
> information for all approved products within the Dairy
> Queen system.
> Please check back often! The nutrition calculator is
> continually updated
> with the newest information on products (including updated
> information on
> the removal of artificial transfats) and promotions as we
> strive to
> provide the most accurate, up-to-date information.
> You can pull up information on the calculator by individual
> product, and
> you can also search the product list for a particular
> ingredient name and
> specify whether you wish to see a list of products that DO
> contain or DO
> NOT contain that item. You will find that search box
> at the upper right
> of the Nutrition Calculator page.
> Please note, some Dairy Queen restaurants sell food and/or
> soft serve that
> is not the licensed Brazier line of food product or DQ®
> trademarked soft
> serve mix. Our online nutrition information on food
> products applies only
> to the Brazier products served by authorized Brazier
> restaurants or DQ
> trademarked soft serve mix. Please check all of this
> information
> regarding food and treats with your local restaurant.
> Best Regards
> Consumer Relations Specialist
> American Dairy Queen Corporation

Posted on: Tue, 06/15/2010 - 6:13am
Ben_mom's picture
Joined: 06/09/2010 - 06:33

Great Info! Thanks!

Posted on: Sat, 03/19/2011 - 4:24pm
skm001's picture
Joined: 02/16/2010 - 09:25

My boyfriend is PA/TNA and he just found out this year that he can have Dilly bars! :) It really made my day to hear that he could have those!

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