Ice cream cones and shakes from McDonald\'s, Wendy\'s, Jack in the Box?

Posted on: Mon, 05/20/2002 - 3:26am
marina_twinmom's picture
Joined: 09/06/2001 - 09:00

pI know that most ice creams sold at the grocery store may be cross-contaminated with nuts, even if they aren't labeled. We don't buy them./p
pBut what about milkshakes and soft ice cream cones from places like McDonald's, Wendy's, and Jack in the Box? Are they safe, or not? Has anyone actually called the manufacturer to find out, or do you just skip buying these?/p

Posted on: Tue, 05/21/2002 - 9:35am
PattyR's picture
Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

We do allow our son to have ice cream cones from McDonalds but not the shakes. We also let him have Frosties from Wendy's and have never had a problem. We don't have Jack in the Box where we live so I can't comment on that.

Posted on: Tue, 05/21/2002 - 10:41am
LOIS's picture
Joined: 08/15/1999 - 09:00

PattyR, I am wondering why you don't allow the shakes from McDonalds. Any specific reason. My grandson always has shakes from Burger King, without any problems, but we haven't tried anything from McDonalds yet.
Stay Safe,

Posted on: Sun, 05/26/2002 - 10:37am
LaurieI's picture
Joined: 04/04/2002 - 09:00

We allow icre cream from McDonalds and Frosty from Wendys. We never go to Burger King. Both my kids hate their food.
I am more wary of the shakes at McDonalds because they make the flurries with peanut containing products. The toppings are kept in dispensers with an opening in the bottom. Then the shakes are held under it so the toppings can be added.
My daughter has had the shakes without a problem. But, I would not buy one at a high peak time when things are crazy behind the counter. I have worked in a restaurant and that is when things get messy.

Posted on: Sun, 05/26/2002 - 9:08pm
Sandy's picture
Joined: 05/27/2002 - 09:00

McDonalds Mcflurries are safe in Ontario. They used to use nuts for a topping years ago, but now they just use ground up cookies (that look exactly like peanuts in the dispenser!!) but they are not.
We have never had a problem.

Posted on: Wed, 05/29/2002 - 6:37am
rilira's picture
Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

We don't do Jack in the Box shakes because they have oreo and Heath bar shakes. They have one of those stirry thing machines( don't know the name) where they stick the silver cup on it and it blends the shake together. Well they make all shakes like that so even if you get plain vanilla it could have the residue of the previous shake on it. We do Frosty's from Wendy's.

Posted on: Wed, 06/26/2002 - 7:39am
jennyfrd's picture
Joined: 04/03/2000 - 09:00

My son has had a reaction 3 times now after a McDonald's Happy Meal w/ Vanilla Shake. He is PA and allergic to some other legumes. McDonalds website lists ingredients of Shake mix as having Guar Gum...which I find is in legume family ( Mild reactions first two times last time was more shakes from McD's!

Posted on: Thu, 06/27/2002 - 8:25am
AJSMAMA's picture
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

I let my son try a vanilla shake at McDonalds last week and he was fine. The nuts were packaged seperately (in the U.S.!) That was the first time I had seen that.

Posted on: Thu, 06/27/2002 - 12:26pm
kelly01's picture
Joined: 03/19/2001 - 09:00

Hi: I think if you do a search on Wendy's you might find info regarding the ingredients in the Frostys. We have never had Jack In the Box, but he has had McD's shakes and Frosties from Wendy's several times. I do tend to stay away from the softserve ice cream only because where we are that is the ice cream they use for the McFlurries, etc and I am would prefer to avoid any cross-contamination issues. My son (who is PA case that matters) is only 5 years old, so he is just as happy with a shake.
Hope this helps,

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