Hershey \"Sixlets\"

Posted on: Fri, 11/02/2001 - 7:04am
nojiff4us's picture
Joined: 08/01/2001 - 09:00

My peanut allergic son received Hershey Sixlets for Halloween. Sixlets are similar to M&M's except they're round in shape. I personally think they taste more like M&M's than the Canadian "Smarties." There were no peanut products listed in the ingredients. My husband spoke with a representative from Hershey today and was told that they have a team of allergists that check their manufacturing process for cross-contamination. If there is any chance of cross-contamination they will clearly label this on the package. Therefore, the sixlets are safe at this time!

Posted on: Wed, 08/28/2002 - 12:42am
AJSMAMA's picture
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

Does anyone know if they are tree nut free as well (as far as cross-contamination). I called Hershey's this morning but the phone just rang and rang...

Posted on: Wed, 08/28/2002 - 7:18am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

I think Hershey is very good with labelling both peanuts and tree nuts.
In Canada anyway, some Hershey products have warnings such as "manufactured on the same equipment as almonds". So I believe Hershey Canada labels very well for both nut and peanut cross-contamination.
Maybe someone in the USA will know about their US labelling, although from what I have seen when I visted the USA the Hershey labels were good there too.

Posted on: Wed, 08/28/2002 - 1:14pm
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Anonymous (not verified)

AJSMAMA, my best friend in Michigan regularly sends us Sixlets and her family eats them as well. Her son is TNA as well as PA. I believe Sixlets are a comfort zone thing because a lot of Americans are uncomfortable with Hershey's period, but we have received many, many boxes here from a couple of friends in America without any problems. And again, her son is TNA as well.
Great searching of the board as well too! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Oh, and they definitely do taste much more like M&M's than our Canadian Smarties do. My DH absolutely loves them and regularly shakes any packages I receive from my friend to see if there are any Sixlets in them for him! LOL!
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 08/28/2002 - 11:08pm
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

We love the sixlets. They are actually a rediscovered candy from my childhood and give me that warm fuzzy memory of Christmas morning. They would be the penny candy sleeve in my stocking. Anyone else remember penny candy, LOL??? The colors are like M&Ms but taste is malty, IMO. I am really dying to try smarties. I gotta email dh right now about it, so we remember to contact a Canadian co-worker who just moved up to Toronto. I mentioned to dh we should ask him to keep us supplied when he comes for meetings(is still working with him remotely). I am so excited that I thought of this. Cindy, it was your thread that got my wheels turning, then dh mentioned this guy... becca

Posted on: Thu, 08/29/2002 - 1:11am
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Anonymous (not verified)

becca, yes, I remember penny candy! I remember going to the store and getting a huge bag full. My Grandmother also owned a variety store in cottage country and she sold penny candy as well, but that would be, well, nearly 40 years ago! LOL! It surprises me to-day when I see the prices for what I used to consider *penny* candy. But the kids still get some once in awhile!
Please let us know in the Smarties thread if you don't get in touch with the Canadian co-worker as I have another Canadian that just signed up that wants to be matched with someone to send Smarties to.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 08/29/2002 - 1:51am
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Joined: 03/07/2002 - 09:00

I've been to Target and the grocery store. Neither had Sixlets.(Actually I've never even heard of them before this [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]) Could someone tell me where the find them? I'm in Los Angeles if that helps.

Posted on: Thu, 08/29/2002 - 3:23am
punkinsmom's picture
Joined: 12/07/2000 - 09:00

I found them at a candy wholesaler that sells to the public. I bought a whole box for around $4.00. Try looking in the yellow pages and see if there is a wholesaler in your area.

Posted on: Thu, 08/29/2002 - 6:17am
AJSMAMA's picture
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

I found them at Target but I looked and looked and finally had to ask someone. They are in a yellow carton that stands vertically. It sells for around $1.50. They were way up on the top shelf by the gobstoppers, milkduds, etc... If you cannot find them still I could send you some.
My e-mail is [email]ajmoff@aol.com[/email]

Posted on: Thu, 08/29/2002 - 8:02am
JudyH's picture
Joined: 03/07/2002 - 09:00

Thanks, Jaime.
I'll look again next time I go. At least I'll have a picture in my mind of what I'm looking for. I'll let you know if I find them. Your offer to send them here is very sweet!

Posted on: Thu, 08/29/2002 - 10:01am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Keep looking. We found the $1.50 box at Target on the bottom shelf. In fact, I would have never found it, but Ryan did. It was even below his eye level, but he has eagle eyes. We stocked up on at least 10 boxes last time I was there.


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