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Posted on: Fri, 09/20/2002 - 4:07am
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pI am hoping these ARE safe, I bought Hersey's Chocolate Lovers which is a bag of an assortment of Milk Chocolate, Symphony and Dark Chocolate small bars, all individually wrapped. I did NOT see ANY 'may be' warnings on there. Anyone???/p

Posted on: Fri, 09/20/2002 - 8:25am
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I have seen on here several times that the only Hersheys bar folks consider safe is the regular size bar. I don't let my son have anything from Hersheys as he is also allergic to almonds and I am just not comfortable with it.
Jaime

Posted on: Fri, 09/20/2002 - 11:17am
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Same here, allergic to tree nuts but their other products DO have those warnings on them and I have looked and looked at this package again and again and today *I* tried one of the milk chocolate ones since I'm not P/A but I am tree nut allergic...

Posted on: Sat, 09/21/2002 - 1:24am
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Did you have any reaction? I am sorry I said that I don't let him have anything from Hersheys. I was wrong. I do let him have Sixlets and Twizzlers.
Jaime

Posted on: Mon, 09/23/2002 - 2:21am
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No, I didn't have any reaction. I did however see that they have another bag with a different assortment of these mini bars which contained almonds and there WAS A WARNING ON THOSE BAGS! Hershey's has been real good about those so I am thinking that the ones I purchased that didn't have it ARE safe.
I also see that there is a new Hershey syrup, Dark Chocolate, has anyone tried it?

Posted on: Mon, 09/23/2002 - 5:42am
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Quote:Originally posted by AJSMAMA:
[b]Did you have any reaction? I am sorry I said that I don't let him have anything from Hersheys. I was wrong. I do let him have Sixlets and Twizzlers.
Jaime[/b]
I was told by hershey's in the past that they don't recommend my pa daughter eat any of the twizzlers. Has that changed?
Gale

Posted on: Mon, 09/23/2002 - 7:00am
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A recent(past few months) phone call to Hershey gave me a stern lecture,LOL, that they label for any potential contamination with nuts. However it does seem that more occasional items are popping up without labels. Not sure what his means. I use to notice all their stuff had warnings, except the sixlets, regular size bar, silver foil kisses in standard packaging, and some marshmalloy chocolate santa things at Christmas(but I was afraid to let dd have them-I ate them). It would be nice to know if perhaps they dedicated another line or something. Wishful thinking?? becca

Posted on: Mon, 09/23/2002 - 11:38pm
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Gale:
I don't know anything about Twizzlers not being safe. There has never been a warning that I am aware of (although it has been awhile since he had them last). He has eaten them numerous times though without problems.
Jaime

Posted on: Thu, 09/26/2002 - 7:12pm
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Quote:Originally posted by AJSMAMA:
[b]Gale:
I don't know anything about Twizzlers not being safe. There has never been a warning that I am aware of (although it has been awhile since he had them last). He has eaten them numerous times though without problems.
Jaime[/b]
I think it was probably about 2 or 3 years ago when I was told that by hershey. Every other time I've called since then I haven't asked about the twizzlers. I don't know why they wouldn't put a warning on it if it isn't safe, but at the time I'm pretty sure they told me that there was a chocolate twizzler flavor (??) and that was the reason it wasn't safe. Maybe they aren't making that flavor anymore. I'd like to know even though we don't eat twizzlers anyway. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Gale

Posted on: Fri, 09/27/2002 - 12:07am
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Ewww-chocolate twizzlers! That sounds so gross. I don't recall seeing that flavor at the store. I will pick up a pack of Twizzlers next time I go to the grocery and call Hersheys about them.
Jaime

Posted on: Thu, 12/18/2003 - 10:43pm
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I have never actually fed these to my child but, Hersheys will swear everytime you call them that if there is even the slightest chance of contamination there would be a warning on the bag.
I have let A.J. have the full size Hershey bar and the Hershey santa and he has been fine with both.
HTH,
Jaime

Posted on: Thu, 12/18/2003 - 11:14pm
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We buy hershey kisses all the time for Trevor. He hasn't had any problems with them whatsoever. The kisses and the regular sized plain hershey bars is about all we've been able to find for chocolate that is safe.
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Posted on: Fri, 12/19/2003 - 12:18am
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I trust Hersey's labelling, and if one of their products had no warning label, I would feel comfortable letting my PA daughter eat it. Enjoy!

Posted on: Fri, 12/19/2003 - 1:09am
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I agree with Kim on Hershey's. If the label checks out, we use it. becca

Posted on: Fri, 12/19/2003 - 7:00am
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Be careful, though. I have been looking for safe chocolate Christmas treats as well and I happened to notice that the Hershey's bag of assorted miniatures does not have any warning on it at all (at least in our stores on the west coast). These bags contain Mr. Goodbar's which have peanuts in them. They do list peanuts in their ingredient list, but there isn't a warning. It's always best to read the ingredient list thoroughly even when there isn't a warning.

Posted on: Fri, 12/19/2003 - 9:15am
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I put Mint Hershey Kisses in my son's advent calendar this year - they taste great and have no warning label. Some of Hershey's do - Hugs, I think. My PA son (aged 17) has been eating them with no problem and actually ate about ten the first night, as I bought the calendar and candies late, in mid-December [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I trust Hershey's to label properly.

Posted on: Sat, 12/20/2003 - 2:36am
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Quote:Originally posted by B'sMom:
[b]Be careful, though. I have been looking for safe chocolate Christmas treats as well and I happened to notice that the Hershey's bag of assorted miniatures does not have any warning on it at all (at least in our stores on the west coast). These bags contain Mr. Goodbar's which have peanuts in them. They do list peanuts in their ingredient list, but there isn't a warning. It's always best to read the ingredient list thoroughly even when there isn't a warning.[/b]
Hi B's Mom,
I think peanut warnings are only put on products that do not usually contain peanuts. For example, products like Snickers bars, Reeses peanut butter cups, etc never have a peanut warning on them.
It is true that the ingredient list always needs to be read as this is where the peanut info will usually be. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 04/05/2006 - 1:55am
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hi. we dont use the kisses but we use the plain hershey bars without a warning on them. i dont give my son a whole bar at once. i was wondering about the candies in a tube by hershey. they are like skittles or something. i think jolly rancher. does anyone know what im talking about? hershey will list for cross contamination. thats their policy.
[This message has been edited by tidina (edited April 05, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 04/05/2006 - 1:57am
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Banj,
I trust Hershey's more than any other company. They seem to put forward the most effort in communicating with the public. (labeling, phone calls, email etc...) You should call the company yourself and hear their speal. The new Kissables are a favorite around here! (What PN free Hershey's product isn't tho LOL)
pp

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 2:46am
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I trust Hersheys labelling and my son has eaten many of their products including the jolly rancher candy in the tubes, full size Hershey bar, kisses (before they made the pb one), cookies and cream bar, cookies and mint bar and any holiday item where the labeling was safe (santas at X-Mas etc...)

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 6:24am
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I trust their labeling completely too.
Keep in mind that some items in different sizes (for example the milk chocolate bar) can and may have different labels (one with and one without a warning).
Hershey's is one of my fave brands for labeling in general.

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 6:48am
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yes we read everything everytime. i trust them.

Posted on: Sat, 04/08/2006 - 2:31am
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What I am understanding is that if Hersheys does NOT state "may contain peanuts" than they make the item in a nut free facility?

Posted on: Sat, 04/08/2006 - 4:18am
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I don't know for sure the answer to the last question, but plain milk chocolate Hershey Kisses are a staple in our house. I keep them on hand to trade for something not safe. They make caramel ones now, and those have a may contain label, so we stay clear of those. I've always trusted Hershey's labelling too.

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 1:09am
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yes i wanted to buy hershey bars in the large packages and couldnt find safe one. we always just get one at checkout. i noticed an almond warning too. there are two different small sizes. its confusing!!

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 1:19am
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Are the large Hersheys bars still safe?

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 2:58am
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just read them. i believe the special dark and the regular hershey bars do not have nut statements or ingredients. we get single bars at the checkout. if it had cross contamination it would state it. thats what hershey tells me. we also use the cocoa for baking.

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 6:58am
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I think it's the 1.55oz bars that are safe.

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 2:53pm
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josh'smom, I noticed that change too. I used to buy the little three square (snack size) bars in an 8 pack - they were so great to have on hand.. Then I noticed a 12 pack of them, and it had an almond warning on it. And a few months later, the 8 pack ones have the watning too. My son was disappointed [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
I think the snack size ones at Halloween are actually slightly bigger (maybe 4 bars?) I hope those will still be safe, I get them every year - they are pretty much the only chocolate thing I give out!

Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 12:18am
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I believe this just started happening this fall, so some of the ones that were out then had the label and some didn't. I don't know whether they just never labeled for that cross-contamination before or if they started running them on a shared line when they didn't before. Some of the flavored Kisses have that warning, too.

Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 12:54am
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i heard that snickers now has an almond warning too. im hoping that maybe they are trying to get nuts in one building and eventually have a nut free plant. wishful thinking!!

Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 1:14am
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Quote:Originally posted by bethc:
[b]I believe this just started happening this fall, so some of the ones that were out then had the label and some didn't. I don't know whether they just never labeled for that cross-contamination before or if they started running them on a shared line when they didn't before. Some of the flavored Kisses have that warning, too.[/b]
From my conversations with Hershey's reps, it means that the manufacturing procedure has changed, and the new procedure requires a warning. You will see with labels from Hersheys, that they have a variety of levels of warnings: May contain X, may contain traces of X, manufactured on the same equipment as X, and manufactured in the same facility as X.
I myself don't second guess Hershey's labels. Different size bars are made on different equipment, and even regionally sometimes there are differences depending on the procedures at that particular facility.
I've called before on the filled kisses and hugs b/c sometimes the labels have changed. When hugs first came out, there was no almond warning, then a year after they had the warning, then a year after that there was no warning. I was told that the manufacturing procedures changed and to trust the labels. Because they have the 4 levels of labels and always are on the ball when I call, I trust the label.
That being said, I don't eat any kisses or any Hershey's candy unless I can read the label of the bag it came from. I do this will all foods...I've eaten the same Quaker oatmeal for the past 15 years,and everytime I buy it I read the ingredients.
best,
Adrienne
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Posted on: Wed, 04/05/2006 - 1:55am
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hi. we dont use the kisses but we use the plain hershey bars without a warning on them. i dont give my son a whole bar at once. i was wondering about the candies in a tube by hershey. they are like skittles or something. i think jolly rancher. does anyone know what im talking about? hershey will list for cross contamination. thats their policy.
[This message has been edited by tidina (edited April 05, 2006).]

Posted on: Wed, 04/05/2006 - 1:57am
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Banj,
I trust Hershey's more than any other company. They seem to put forward the most effort in communicating with the public. (labeling, phone calls, email etc...) You should call the company yourself and hear their speal. The new Kissables are a favorite around here! (What PN free Hershey's product isn't tho LOL)
pp

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 2:46am
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I trust Hersheys labelling and my son has eaten many of their products including the jolly rancher candy in the tubes, full size Hershey bar, kisses (before they made the pb one), cookies and cream bar, cookies and mint bar and any holiday item where the labeling was safe (santas at X-Mas etc...)

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 6:24am
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I trust their labeling completely too.
Keep in mind that some items in different sizes (for example the milk chocolate bar) can and may have different labels (one with and one without a warning).
Hershey's is one of my fave brands for labeling in general.

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 6:48am
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yes we read everything everytime. i trust them.

Posted on: Sat, 04/08/2006 - 2:31am
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What I am understanding is that if Hersheys does NOT state "may contain peanuts" than they make the item in a nut free facility?

Posted on: Sat, 04/08/2006 - 4:18am
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I don't know for sure the answer to the last question, but plain milk chocolate Hershey Kisses are a staple in our house. I keep them on hand to trade for something not safe. They make caramel ones now, and those have a may contain label, so we stay clear of those. I've always trusted Hershey's labelling too.

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 1:09am
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yes i wanted to buy hershey bars in the large packages and couldnt find safe one. we always just get one at checkout. i noticed an almond warning too. there are two different small sizes. its confusing!!

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 1:19am
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Are the large Hersheys bars still safe?

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 2:58am
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just read them. i believe the special dark and the regular hershey bars do not have nut statements or ingredients. we get single bars at the checkout. if it had cross contamination it would state it. thats what hershey tells me. we also use the cocoa for baking.

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 6:58am
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I think it's the 1.55oz bars that are safe.

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 2:53pm
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josh'smom, I noticed that change too. I used to buy the little three square (snack size) bars in an 8 pack - they were so great to have on hand.. Then I noticed a 12 pack of them, and it had an almond warning on it. And a few months later, the 8 pack ones have the watning too. My son was disappointed [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
I think the snack size ones at Halloween are actually slightly bigger (maybe 4 bars?) I hope those will still be safe, I get them every year - they are pretty much the only chocolate thing I give out!

Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 12:18am
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I believe this just started happening this fall, so some of the ones that were out then had the label and some didn't. I don't know whether they just never labeled for that cross-contamination before or if they started running them on a shared line when they didn't before. Some of the flavored Kisses have that warning, too.

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i heard that snickers now has an almond warning too. im hoping that maybe they are trying to get nuts in one building and eventually have a nut free plant. wishful thinking!!

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Quote:Originally posted by bethc:
[b]I believe this just started happening this fall, so some of the ones that were out then had the label and some didn't. I don't know whether they just never labeled for that cross-contamination before or if they started running them on a shared line when they didn't before. Some of the flavored Kisses have that warning, too.[/b]
From my conversations with Hershey's reps, it means that the manufacturing procedure has changed, and the new procedure requires a warning. You will see with labels from Hersheys, that they have a variety of levels of warnings: May contain X, may contain traces of X, manufactured on the same equipment as X, and manufactured in the same facility as X.
I myself don't second guess Hershey's labels. Different size bars are made on different equipment, and even regionally sometimes there are differences depending on the procedures at that particular facility.
I've called before on the filled kisses and hugs b/c sometimes the labels have changed. When hugs first came out, there was no almond warning, then a year after they had the warning, then a year after that there was no warning. I was told that the manufacturing procedures changed and to trust the labels. Because they have the 4 levels of labels and always are on the ball when I call, I trust the label.
That being said, I don't eat any kisses or any Hershey's candy unless I can read the label of the bag it came from. I do this will all foods...I've eaten the same Quaker oatmeal for the past 15 years,and everytime I buy it I read the ingredients.
best,
Adrienne
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