Hersheys semi-sweet chocolate chips

Posted on: Wed, 09/19/2007 - 10:07pm
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Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

Does anyone still use Hersheys semi-sweet chocolate chips for baking after Hersheys started using sheanut butter for Kissables?

Posted on: Thu, 09/20/2007 - 12:33am
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Joined: 10/16/2003 - 09:00

I use the Hershey's Milk Chocolate chips, almost exclusively, as there aren't any other brands I've been able to find. My son has never had a problem. (PA & TNA)
I use them several times a week as my kids are addicted to chocolate chip pancakes!

Posted on: Thu, 09/20/2007 - 5:05am
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Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

We still use them. It makes me nervous though because they might be a 'may contain' kind of issue. We have no other options here-we can't find Guittard. We do have Ghirardelli which I think is now safe for pa/tna on *some* of their varieties (I think it used to be pa safe but not tna safe). I'm having a hard time with that though but maybe we should try them.

Posted on: Thu, 09/20/2007 - 11:56am
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Joined: 07/20/2007 - 09:00

We started using them for Choc Chip Pancakes just like timmysmom, since nestle changes they are the only ones I can find that seem safe, DD has been fine with them and hasn't complain about them tasting funny etc.

Posted on: Fri, 09/21/2007 - 6:16am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I was just thinking about this topic myself. I went to buy some chocolate chips sicne my biggest baking season is coming up. I looked at all the packages, and they all are "manufatured ina facility" now. There used to be one or two that were not, but now they all are. I am looking into the Vermont nut free ones now, but I hate to have to buy it in bulk to save on shipping.
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Posted on: Fri, 09/21/2007 - 6:40am
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Joined: 10/14/2003 - 09:00

We use Hershey's chocolate chips. Our bags don't have any warnings on them.

Posted on: Fri, 09/21/2007 - 8:05am
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Joined: 08/01/2006 - 09:00

I've switched to the Vermont nut free ones...but we don't use Choc chips very much. I actually don't give DD Hershey's chocolate much anymore since the Shea controversy...we buy her some Vermont nut free and we eat the Hershey's as I still feel safe having it in the house..but would prefer not to give it to her. Last time I talked to Hershey's they weren't labeling "shea" as nuts...in other words for may contain,,,,etc...only listed it if in the ingredients...don't know if that's changed or not?

Posted on: Fri, 09/21/2007 - 11:28am
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Joined: 06/15/2004 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by bigreys5:
[b]I looked at all the packages, and they all are "manufatured ina facility" now. There used to be one or two that were not, but now they all are. [/b]
Are you talking about Hershey's semi-sweet chips? I have never seen a bag of these labelled may contain, and I buy them weekly.

Posted on: Sat, 09/22/2007 - 7:12am
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Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by mcmom:
[b] Are you talking about Hershey's semi-sweet chips? I have never seen a bag of these labelled may contain, and I buy them weekly. [/b]
I haven't either. BUT Hershey is now making things with shea and they do not label for shea cross contamination like they would with other nuts. So I think people are beginning to be concerned about possible cross contact with shea that wouldn't be listed. I am. But I agree-I have never seen any that say 'may contain' other than some specialty flavor chips.

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