RITA's and Reeses!!

Posted on: Fri, 02/18/2011 - 1:14am
Cookie's picture
Joined: 09/25/2001 - 09:00

I checked Ritas.com as I always do when our local Rita's is about to open for the season, only to find under "What's New" the availability of REESE's peanut butter cup candy toppings/blend-ins!

This is extremely disappointing, as it raises a significant risk of cross-contamination of the other products during preparation and service by Rita's workers - usual teenagers.

Please go to http://ritas.com and contact them if you share this concern. Let them know they risk losing their loyal peanut-allergic customers and ask that they withdraw this menu item!

Posted on: Fri, 03/04/2011 - 5:56pm
cinderfan's picture
Joined: 03/05/2011 - 00:23

yes, very frustrating!! i sent them a message. we won't be going there anymore.

Posted on: Mon, 04/11/2011 - 11:34am
lynnie's picture
Joined: 04/11/2011 - 18:28

we actually spoke directly w/the CEO of Ritas, sharing our disappointment with their decision to introduce nut products. Basic answer is it's a business decision (sales have skyrocketed with the introduction of these products) and nut allergy sufferers are a small percentage of the population. Bottom line- call and voice your concerns..it's the only way to get the point across..

Posted on: Tue, 04/12/2011 - 7:14am
Samantha418's picture
Joined: 04/11/2011 - 12:44

This is so sad because as a 22 year old with a lifelong allergy to peanuts, Rita's has been my only safe desitination for dessert. Although they should get rid of the new product, I doubt it'll happen... :(

Posted on: Tue, 05/10/2011 - 5:13am
HookwormIsHope's picture
Joined: 10/13/2010 - 21:22

This is really terrible. Can't believe it, especially after all their efforts to accommodate allergy sufferers.

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by merryjuicy Wed, 08/05/2020 - 1:01am
Comments: 0
Latest Post by merryjuicy Wed, 08/05/2020 - 1:01am
Comments: 0
Latest Post by merryjuicy Wed, 08/05/2020 - 1:01am
Comments: 0
Latest Post by merryjuicy Wed, 08/05/2020 - 1:01am
Comments: 0
Latest Post by merryjuicy Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:38pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by merryjuicy Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:37pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by merryjuicy Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:37pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by merryjuicy Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:37pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by Naf Tue, 08/04/2020 - 1:23pm
Comments: 0

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

Peanut oil is an inexpensive, healthful and inoffensive way to cook—unless you have a peanut allergy!

Light peanut oil is popular as a...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

People with peanut allergy should know about foods to avoid, as many who are allergic to peanuts are allergic to other nuts like walnuts, cashews...

If you or your child has a peanut allergy, that unmistakable smell of peanuts wafting through the air...

Whether you have a child with a peanut allergy or you are sensitive to packing a nut-free lunch out of concern for other people’s children, it is...

For those living with peanut allergies, having a source of ready-to-eat 'safe' foods can be a...

Those with severe peanut allergies soon learn to look for the 'peanut-free sign' on any packaged food purchase. This is a notation found on a wide...

For many people with peanut allergies, baked goods present one of the most significant risks. Even if...

Are you craving sweets? Those with peanut allergies must be especially careful when indulging their...

Peanuts and Nuts Can Trigger An Asthma Attack

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAI), more than 3...

There are more "peanut-free" products than ever on the supermarket shelves. This means more choices than ever for peanut-allergic shoppers and...

It Is Easy To Buy Peanut Free Chocolate Online

Ask any parent of a child with a potentially life-...

How Do You Determine If A Food Is Safe For A Peanut Allergic Person?

The answer varies. “Peanut-free” means different things to different...

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a New Drug Application for an epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) designed for use with...

Fact 1: Over a third of food allergy reactions happen after the first known oral...

It can be easy to overlook the presence of nut allergens in non-food items because the allergens are often listed by their Latin or scientific...

It’s hard to think of Chinese food without thinking of peanuts. China is the world’s leading peanut producer, and that’s not a coincidence....

Soymilk is one of the most popular alternatives to cow’s milk. As well as being rich in fiber, soy is a great source of protein and contains all...

My mom was at a lakeside restaurant enjoying fish and chips when her mouth began tingling. The next day at a family gathering, we had grilled...

Peanuts and peanut oil are cheap and easy additives to food and other commercial goods. It is surprising (and alarming if you have a...