Hershey Bar

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I noticed on the plain Hershey Bars that they have no peanut ingredients. They have no labeling about "may contain" I know that Hershey's makes the Mr. Goodbar with peanuts..Does anyhone know if the plain Chocolate Hershey bar is OK (is it made in a different facility or different equipment than other bars containing nuts/peanuts)...I was happy yesterday thinking my PA daughter might be able to enjoy this?

On Jul 14, 2000

I have called Hershey's and I am comfortable with their statements regarding allergies. Rather than retype all the Hershey's info here, please go to the "Manufacturer's" board on this site and do a search on Hershey's and you will get some good information. Christine

On Jul 14, 2000

Our two very PA girls have no trouble with the Hershey plain chocolate bars.

On Jul 14, 2000

Christine - I looked on the manufacturers board (i am new at this and should have looked in the first place) and saw your great write-up. I will probably call them just to get my own comfort..but it looks like Hersheys and Pepperdige Farms are very good about allergy statements. I look forward to my daughter having candy now...at least from Hersheys!!

On Aug 7, 2000

When I called Hershey (several months ago) they told me that the plain Hershey "1.5 oz. size only" was made on a nut-free line dedicated to this particular size/type candy bar. However, this line was next to another line that contains nuts. Therefore, no separate room or ventilation to keep out nut dust/particles that could become airborne and contaminate the product. Please call Hershey and discuss their manufacturing process so you can accurately determine for yourself if it is worth the risk. We feel it is not worth the risk. If and when they make this product in a nut-free facility or at least nut-free environment, we may feel differently.

On Aug 16, 2000

I thought Hershey Bars were safe until my son opened one and found two almonds. I was horrified. I called Hershey and they apologized like crazy and offered to send my son coupons for free candy bars and other junk. We got the coupons and most of them were for candy bars with nuts!!!! Some were even for peanut butter chips! We do not eat plain Hershey bars that much, only for smores when we go camping and I examine the bar before he touches it.

On Aug 16, 2000

Have you tried the chocolates from "Vermonts Nut-free"? We have ordered from them before and my pa daughter loves it. They had a yummy choc. and rice crisp shaped chicken at Easter. Halloween is coming up etc. Also, they sell choc. chips for baking. The fact that the owner's child is peanut allergic and understand makes it very safe. This site endorses the company. Also, I enjoy supporting a small business. What have others experienced?

On Aug 17, 2000

Yes, we use Vermont Nut-Free products only, for chocolate (except we do use Hershey's or Droste cocoa). They are excellent and it's so nice not to have to phone the manufacturer every time I want to bake chocolate chip cookies. The coins work well for s'mores.

On Aug 17, 2000

Hi if you look up the Hershey factory on the internet I think they may be able to help with that question.If I do find it I will let you know. Claire

On Aug 17, 2000

Hi I did just do an e-mail to the hershey factory. If you go to hershey factory there are many lines in wich you can mail comments. If I did this right they should let me know soon. You may be interested in going to this web site. Claire

On Sep 13, 2000

I got the same answer when I just called Hershey - 1.5 ounce bar is made on a dedicated line but not a dedicated facility. The Allergy Task Force decides what allergy warning/statement to put on the wrapper, if any.

On Sep 13, 2000

Hi, When I called Pepperidge Farm a few months ago, they recommended that peanut/nut allergic folks avoid all their products since they do produce some foods with nuts. We have been using the cinnamon swirl bread for the past few years w/o problem and have continued to, but do not buy anything else from pepperidge farm.

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Originally posted by kathryn65: [b]Christine - I looked on the manufacturers board (i am new at this and should have looked in the first place) and saw your great write-up. I will probably call them just to get my own comfort..but it looks like Hersheys and Pepperdige Farms are very good about allergy statements. I look forward to my daughter having candy now...at least from Hersheys!![/b]

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