Hershey Choc. Bars

Posted on: Wed, 12/03/2003 - 10:23am
kkeene's picture
Joined: 10/20/2003 - 09:00

Hi I am confussed about these products.
I have heard that some like the labling & others that says no choc bars are safe...

Can someone please tell me what if any are safe.

I have also heard that kisses are safe?...
But I have had them with nuts in them!!!

Please help me understand this.

(ps I am in the USA, but I also go to Canada)

Posted on: Wed, 12/03/2003 - 10:54am
wendysco's picture
Joined: 05/03/2003 - 09:00

I am under the impression that Hershey's labels very well. I spoke to them regarding their unsweetened baking chocolate but I believe their policies for labeling are the same for all their products. Due to soy allergies also we can only use the one chocolate, but as for PA I am under the impression that if there is no warning on the package it is safe. I live in the US.

Posted on: Wed, 12/03/2003 - 11:17pm
Jodi2boys's picture
Joined: 01/23/2003 - 09:00

Hershey's regular size chocolate bars and Hershey's kisses are the only chocolate I let my PA son eat. He's been eating them for probably 3 years with no problems at all. But...FYI, King sized Hershey's bars DO have a "may contain peanuts" on their label. I questionned them and for some reason, they make their king sized on machinery that also processes peanuts but not their regular sized.
Mommy to:
Jake~ 4 yrs. old- PA
Sam~ 2 yrs. old- Not PA

Posted on: Wed, 12/03/2003 - 11:48pm
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I also trust their labelling.
We regularly use their semisweet baking chips, and occasionally the plain bars, and plain kisses. We really do not buy and eat chocolate that regularly overall.
They are pretty specific about their labelling, if you look at several packages next time you shop. I have even seen what looks to be a safe mini Santa for a stocking, plain, only. They make a marshmallow bell that clearly has a warning. So it seems they really lable each item specifically for the exposure to PN/TN, and even if it is only one or the other. becca

Posted on: Thu, 12/04/2003 - 12:27am
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Are the Kisses (plain) made on the same equipment line as the almond ones? Has anything in recent years changed in the manufacturing process of the plain kisses?

Posted on: Thu, 12/04/2003 - 1:01am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Mb, though they will not say exactly if certain things are made on dedicated lines, the labels are very clear when they say, "Manufactured on equipmnet that processes almond" or it might say peanuts, or both, if you check several diferring products. The plain kisses have no warning of any kind, yet many other products do.
When I have called, on three seperate occasions, they say they do lable for such shared equipment and if they feel that there is any chance for cross contamination it wil bear the "manufactured in..." type label.
Guess it is up to yu from there to decide if you want to use the products. becca

Posted on: Thu, 12/04/2003 - 3:56am
kkeene's picture
Joined: 10/20/2003 - 09:00

Does anyone know if the Canadian Hershey bars are safe???
or is it just the us.
It is really hard keeping these all straight.

Posted on: Thu, 12/04/2003 - 4:18am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

The last time I checked, here in Canada, the regular size of Hershey bar had a peanut warning on it, but the snack size mini Hershey bar was safe. So the regular size Hershey bar in Canada is [b]not[/b] safe.
This may be due to the fact that the regular size Hershey bar we have is manufactured in Canada in a faciltiy that uses peanuts, while the snack size mini Hershey bar is manufactured in a different facility (imported from the USA)

Posted on: Fri, 12/05/2003 - 12:04am
tando's picture
Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

Did I misread something in the string? If the snack size Hershey bars are not safe in the US and the snack size Hershey bars in Canada are imported from the US, how can these bars be safe in Canada?
[This message has been edited by tando (edited December 05, 2003).]

Posted on: Fri, 12/05/2003 - 5:59am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

The *snack size* are safe in the US. No warning. We used them for Halloween. I don't see that size much outside of Halloween. Note I am not saying miniature, which is the mixture that contains Mr. Goodbars in it. becca

Posted on: Fri, 12/05/2003 - 6:23am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Hi Becca,
Yes... I think you probably have the same "snack size" Hershey bars that we do which are safe (no peanut warnings). I also see them at Halloween. I have also seen the mini Hershey chocolate assortment during the year (Mr Goodbar, Krackel, etc) and as you mentioned, these are not safe and have peanut warnings on them.


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