Halloween safe candy

Posted on: Sat, 09/08/2001 - 10:26am
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With Halloween just around the corner...anyone want to start a halloween safe for PA list? Besides Tootsie roll brand candy and Vermont any others?

Posted on: Sun, 09/09/2001 - 3:01am
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Trebor Allan candy (Swedish berries, fuzzy peach, sour patch kids, etc) is safe. Always check labels though. You can email them at [email]tai.webmaster@treborallan.com[/email] to get an updated list of all their candy that is made in a peanut free plant. Their web site is at [url="http://www.treborallan.com/"]http://www.treborallan.com/[/url]
Nestle Canada also makes their Aero, Coffee Crisp, Smarties, Mirage, and Kit Kat in a peanut free factory (web site [url="http://www.nestle.ca"]www.nestle.ca[/url] for more details).
I think there are other candies made in nut free factories (ie Willy Wonka Nerds, CeDeCe Rockets, etc) but I don't know the details.. maybe other people know of other candies?
Happy Halloween!
(ps. Nestle Canada had planned to start using peanuts in Jan 2002 so they had added the "may contain peanuts" to many of their products recently, but due to consumer response, they cancelled this plan to use peanuts ..... however, some products still have the warning label on them as they are made with the new packaging.. they are safe however. You can contact Nestle at their web site [url="http://www.nestle.ca"]www.nestle.ca[/url] if you want details.. this will cause much confusion this Halloween.)

Posted on: Sun, 09/09/2001 - 3:10am
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I just did a whole site search for the word "Halloween". There were 98 threads on the subject - many were about what's safe/not.
HTH.

Posted on: Wed, 09/25/2002 - 6:16am
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Thought I would raise this topic as we have a bunch on Halloween and thought we might add to this one or others rather than starting more more Halloween topics [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Wed, 09/25/2002 - 6:24am
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I posted yesterday under Manufacturer's safe and unsafe about alternatives to VT Nut-free. Love that company but just like an alternative for something different.

Posted on: Wed, 09/25/2002 - 6:38am
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American Smarties

Posted on: Wed, 09/25/2002 - 2:13pm
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Canadian Rockets are also safe.
(they are the same thing as American Smarties)

Posted on: Thu, 09/26/2002 - 1:12am
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Mike and Ikes, Hot Tamales, Peeps, Zours, Skittles, Sixlets.

Posted on: Mon, 09/30/2002 - 8:27am
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I just bought a bag of American Smarties for Patricia today. I was surprised and pleased to note the following statement on the bag:
"Smarties contain none of the following common allergens: gluten (from corn, wheat, oats), soybeans, milk, eggs, peanuts, nuts, seeds, fish, shellfish, or mollusks."
I am deeply moved that the manufacturer is showing more awareness of kids with allergy issues. It's really a bright moment in a whole aisle full of peanut candy! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I'm going to contact the company and thank them for their labeling.
Amy

Posted on: Tue, 10/01/2002 - 5:16pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Triciasmom:
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"Smarties contain none of the following common allergens: gluten (from corn, wheat, oats), soybeans, milk, eggs, peanuts, nuts, seeds, fish, shellfish, or mollusks."
I am deeply moved that the manufacturer is showing more awareness of kids with allergy issues. It's really a bright moment in a whole aisle full of peanut candy! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I'm going to contact the company and thank them for their labeling.
Amy[/b]
Does this include cross contamination risk or just actual ingredients? I always read or heard that american smarties were a 'may contain' type of candy.
Gale

Posted on: Wed, 10/02/2002 - 9:55am
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I remember reading in the past that American Smarties (known as Rockets in Canada) are made in a peanut-free plant here in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. I always thought US Smarties were the same, but I am not 100% sure (since they are made in the USA).
I checked the web site ([url]http://www.smarties.com[/url]) and don't see any other products made by this company with nuts, but to be sure you could always phone the company. I will try to call them too, but I think they are safe.

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