Gummi Bears

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Has anyone contacted this company regarding the safety of their Gummi Bears? Do you know if they are run on shared lines? I noticed on their website they also make candies w/ nuts.

Farley's & Sathers Candy Company in MN. The package also says Heide.

Thanks for any help!

On Jan 18, 2003

Oh guru where are you?? [img][/img]

On Jan 19, 2003

Hi! I was out for dinner at Canyon Creek. Had a good meal there... no peanuts too..

Hmm.. I am really just a candy guru for Canada since I live here. In Canada you can buy Trebor Allan, Dare, etc gummi bears that are safe...

I am not sure about the USA.. we need to find an American cady guru too! hehe

On Jan 19, 2003

erik, I think it would be so much harder to find a candy, cookie, or even food guru for the U.S. It just seems like we do have a lot more safe options available to us, as Canadians.

I would visit the [url=""][/url] website and see if the company you mentioned is listed there. I would also try to find out if they have a website and see if you can contact them with your question via e-mail (this is my favourite way of contacting manufacturers - less stressful).

Please let us know what you find out.

I know that my children have yet to try a jelly bean or gum drop but simply because I haven't found the Dare ones (in Canada) yet. I know they're here, erik, just can't find them.

Can you imagine being 7 and 5 and never having tried a jelly bean or gum drop? I know that the Trebor-Allan line has such great candies those old penny candy main stays may not even be important, but I personally can't imagine it. [img][/img]

Again, please let us know how you make out. Oh, also, if you do go to [url=""][/url] and there is not information listed about the company you're questioning about, feel free to e-mail Steve Kinsley. I know that he welcomes e-mails and will try to help to the best of his abilities get an answer for you.

Best wishes! [img][/img]


On Jan 19, 2003

You guys are great!

I had been thinking the same thing...we need an erik in the USA!

Cindy, I appreciate your advice. I eventually did find their website and sent an e-mail, but being the weekend, I won't hear from them until at least tomorrow.

I was in a small panic when I posted because someone had already given them to my son and he ate it. My husband o.k.'d them in my absence, but he is not as much into the cross contamination issue as I am.

I thought that maybe someone may have already looked into the company. I saw on their website that they make candies w/ nuts also, so I was a little anxious.

I will definitely post their website info and their answer once I hear from them

Thanks again for your support!

On Jan 22, 2003

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I just spoke with someone at the company regarding their manufacturing process. Their Gummi Bears USED TO BE run on separate lines but are now on SHARED equipment as they don't have the room for separate manufacturing. They are in the process of changing their labeling at this time.

All Farleys products are run on SHARED equipment which she says are washed down inbetween runs. So that would be a comfort zone choice if you are comfortable using shared equipment.

She did say that the ONLY candy made on dedicated lines and in a separate room from other candies was the AMAZIN' FRUIT product that can be purchased at Target stores.

On Jan 22, 2003

Hi Cindy and Eric- I just want to tell you that you both have me running for the border this weekend when I go into Buffalo. I'm bringing a cooler and buying every flavor of Chapmans ice cream (if I have one more vanilla cone...) and Eric- what is this Kit Kat chunky you mentioned on another thread- sounds too yummy. It'll be interesting if my cooler gets searched. Only candy and ice cream. We have alot of safe candy in the US, but I miss Kit Kats etc. Are Three Musketeers ok there? Take care, Kelly

On Jan 22, 2003

Hi Kelly...

No... unfortunately our Three Musketeers bars are the same as yours.. not safe.. same with Twix.. not safe. However, M&M/Mars does make one safe bar if coconut is okay - the "Bounty" bar in nut-free facility.

If you go to any drug store/7-11/A&P/etc, you should find lots of peanut free candy.

There are 3 types of Nestle Kit Kats currently available made in the nut-free factory:

Kit Kat Chunky (a single finger thick Kit Kat) Kit Kat regular (in regular size and mini size) Kit Kat orange

Other bars made in a nut-free factory include Nestle Aero (regular, mint, orange, chunky, dark chocolate), Coffee Crisp (regular, orange, raspberry, triple chocolate, Smarties (regular, and Valentine coloured), and Mirage (Mirage is like a thick Aero).

Cadbury also makes some chocolate bars on nut-free lines... ie: Caramilk. If it says "Cadbury Canada" on the package and there is no nut warning, it is made on a dedicated nut-free processing line.

You will be able to find a lot of candy too. Trebor Allan makes gummi bears that are safe, in addition to lots of other candies (fuzzy peach, sour cherry blasters, swedish berries, swedish fish, big feet, orange crush candy, etc).

And Dare makes lots of safe bagged candy too (ju jubes, jelly beans, etc) but always check the labels - anything made that is not safe will have a warning on the package.

And have fun picking up lots of Chapman's ice cream.. it even says "Nut Free" right on the packaging for the varieties that are safe (the ones in the cardboard box packaging).

Have a fun shopping trip up here! And be sure to always read the labels to make sure you have picked up the safe stuff [img][/img]

On Jan 22, 2003

Thank you, Eric!!

On Jan 22, 2003

You're welcome [img][/img]

Be sure to try the Kit Kat Chunky... they are SO GOOD!!!!!!! [img][/img]

On Jan 22, 2003

Pretty sure we will be north of the border in the summer. I cannot wait! It will be such a treat to just pop into a place and buy ice cream or a treat for dd. I so fondly rememebr the treat part of summer vacations as well as the rest.

We plan to go to PEI, where dh will do some geneaology, but also because it looks beautiful. Becca

On Jan 22, 2003

Cindy: Tootsie has a safe gumdrop product they call Dots that I purchased in the fall at a Shopper's Drug Mart here in Waterloo. They come in a bright yellow box containing 261 g. I wouldn't eat them myself (stick to the teeth), but my daughter enjoys them. I know you didn't mention Gummy Bears, but I have phoned President's Choice about their Gummy Bears and Worms and have been told they were safe (not manufactured on shared equipment). Becca: Chapman's is a great ice cream, but is not always widely available outside of Ontario. So you aren't disappointed, I would check where in PEI it is sold. The contact info from their website is: CHAPMAN'S ATLANTIC CANADA LIMITED Hampton, New Brunswick Phone #: 1-506-849-7517 Toll Free #: 1-888-783-6777 Sarah

On Nov 7, 2005

are juju bees and jujy fruits safe? i believe they are by farleys??

On Nov 8, 2005

ARent' the Hairbo gummy bears safe? WE have those on our safe list from another poster for Halloween candy. Does anyone know if they other products from Hairbo are safe too? THe gummies are the ones in the gold bags.. they have them everywhere in Walmart. Andrea

On Nov 9, 2005

NotNutz has peanut-free gummie bears, worms, etc. I've found their products to be very good. Check out [url=""][/url]