Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 10:02pm
maddiesmom's picture
Joined: 12/20/1999 - 09:00

I am here in Mt Tremblant while DH is racing his car. The drive from the US was only 5 hours and it was a nice quiet ride, my mother-in-law is watching the 2 kids for the next 4 days yipeee. I just have one thing to say I LOVE CANADA!!

Last night, our first night here, DH knew where I wanted to go after dinner. Yes, the grocery store to buy safe products for PN/TN allergic DD.

I stood in the snack/cereal aisle of the local small grocery store and I started to cry!! I could not believe how many products that were labeled as PN Free or has the words "made in a PN/Nut free facility". I was just overcome with emotion, and I hadn't had too much wine at dinner! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I was fun and exciting and 30 canadian dollars later, we left with 4 bags of many DARE products and many boxes of the Quaker Granola bars! DD is going to be so excited when we bring these home for her! it will be better than Christmas for her!

All of the Canadians on this board....you are very lucky! I told DH tonight that he needs to get a job in Canada-we need to move here! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Not only is it just beautiful, the food is great, the people are very nice AND you have so many products that cater to the allergy community! LUCKY DUCKS!

Have a great day! I will be enjoying your country for the next few days-might need to rent a truck to bring home a truckload of safe products back to the USA! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Shandra (mom to Madeline 8 yrs old pn/tn/soy and Grant 4 no allergies)

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 10:21pm
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

We feel the same way. And since DH grew up in Canada, it wouldn't be such a stretch for us to relocate!

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 10:21pm
LindyLovesA's picture
Joined: 08/10/2006 - 09:00

We are going to Toronto for a wedding and I am excited to get all the Canadian products... can just imagine the customs questions "anything to declare"... me "52 boxes nut free granola bar, 140 aero bars, 90 boxes of Dare cookies, and the trunk is filled with ice to keep the ice cream cold"

Posted on: Fri, 08/11/2006 - 11:17am
S and Js mom's picture
Joined: 02/21/2006 - 09:00

I do feel very lucky. We went to Las Vegas
recently and I went to a grocery store. I could not believe the amount of peanut products that are there. Everything seemed to have peanuts/oil in them, even chips.

Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 12:54am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Something new to pick up when you are here are the peanut free MARS bars. My DS loves them since they were always off limits! Check the label as all aren't nut free - the ones that are safe have the nut free symbol on the label. Enjoy!!

Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 1:31am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Scott'sMom:
[b]Something new to pick up when you are here are the peanut free MARS bars. My DS loves them since they were always off limits! Check the label as all aren't nut free - the ones that are safe have the nut free symbol on the label. Enjoy!![/b]
I just saw a large box of "snack size" Mars bars at Shoppers Drug Mart this weekend. A large "Peanut-free" logo on the box [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 08/13/2006 - 7:24am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I love Canada too!!!!!!!
Our pastor and hiw wife just came home from a fishing trip way up somewhere in Canada (8 hours north of Toronto). Well anyway, they came to church this morning with 18 boxes of granola bars, 12 boxes of DARE bear paws, a couple of that Betty Crocker Brownie mix, and lots of little kit kats, coffee crisps, smarties and aero's. Needless to say we are just giddy here. Didn't make it out of the parking lot before 2 boxes were torn open.
If only America could catch on........

Posted on: Wed, 08/16/2006 - 6:12am
proudmomof2's picture
Joined: 09/19/2005 - 09:00

This is cool. Can anyone send us some safe Mars Bars? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I would pay for the cost and the shipping too, of course!
We get kind of tired of Rolos, Hershey bars and Kit Kat Bits.

Posted on: Wed, 08/16/2006 - 9:38am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

proudmomof2, this seems to be the ? that no one has answered *properly*. We used to have a Smarties thread going (which I thought was quite successful) and then we were told that Canadians couldn't ship into America and then we were told that we could, but the Smarties thread never got off the ground again and I'm not sure why.
I can tell why you'd want the Mars bars. It's like being in heaven. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] To not have eaten one in 10 years, well.....
As far as I could tell, we CAN ship into America, but I think people are hooking themselves up now rather than having me co-ordinate stuff. I don't know. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 2:02am
Maple Leaf's picture
Joined: 02/10/2006 - 09:00

Maddiesmom, I grew up in Tremblant and just spent the month of July up there with my kids!!!!!
I had the opposit problem, every sorbet/frozen dessert and popsicle container I looked at "was made in a peanut facility"!!! It was also during the horrendous heat wave!!!! I am spoiled down here in Colorado, I have found many frozen desserts that my DD can eat!
However the restaurants up there are pretty helpfull. St Hubert in St Jovite is Terrific for allergies. Very helpful staff. Also Coco Pazzo on the mountain is outstanding!!!

Posted on: Sat, 08/19/2006 - 3:19am
maddiesmom's picture
Joined: 12/20/1999 - 09:00

So sorry you had a problem with the "contain peanut/nuts" --we did not have our kids with us and our daughter is the one with the allergies. So, hubby and I were able to eat whatever and not worry about allergies for a few days! I have to admit I ate a ton of things with nuts and peanuts just because I could!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] We were able to buy Canadian packaged items to bring home to her that we cannot buy in the USA. We ate at Coco Pazo and a lot of the places on the mountain-we actually stayed on the mountain right above all the shops. Very cool! The weather was beautiful-actually chilly (I didn't pack the proper attire-had to shop at ROOTS ha ha) It was packed with tourists so I can't imagine how it must be to grow up there. I am sure you got tired of the foreign folks! ha ha
I am trying to plan another trip up to Canada to stock up on the DARE products-she loves all the cookies and we have gone through a lot in just a weeks time! love DARE!


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