Ice Cream (Nestle, Land O Lakes, Pet, Good Humor)


Our family only buys Breyers All Natural Ice cream (vanilla, neopol., peach, strawberry). I would like to expand our ice cream/popiscle choices. I know that I need to personally contact ice cream manufacturers to verify any info. I read here but I would greatly appreciate any responses on the ice creams that your peanut/tree-nut families have safely enjoyed...and info. on the companies/products that you don't trust.

I am particularly interested in the Nestle line (i.e., sherbet push-ups) and Land 'O Lakes, Pet (Dreamiscles, Brown Mules, Ice Cream Sandwiches, etc.). Thanks in advance for sharing info. on your family's ice cream treats.

On May 17, 2004

we don't buy any ice cream at all-since my dd's first allergy almost 8 yrs ago we've made our own. I have looked at nestle frozen treats here and they all say may contain. I'm in the US btw. I didn't know Breyer's was considered safe.

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On May 17, 2004

Hi: I am in the U.S. and my son is PA only (we stay away from tree nuts, but he is not allergic to them). We eat any Breyers flavors, as long as they are not labeled "may contain" OR have peanut or nut ingredients.

I also allow him any Good Humor (which I believe is owned by Breyers?) popsicles and ice cream treats. (Again, as long as they are not labeled "may contain" or have pnut ingredients.)

In addition, we ate Edy's vanilla ice cream for years with no problems.

Lastly, we use Hershey's toppings (as long as they are labeled according to my above comments) for some variety. My son is 7 and we have been eating these products for over 4 years. However, my comfort zone is a little looser than this is just what has worked for us.


On May 17, 2004

When I contacted Hood(in MA) I was assured that the regular ice cream sandwiches and hoodsie cups were safe. I cannot recall if it were exactly a nut free facility, but it would have been nut free production lines, based on my comfort level at the time.

We now have loosened up to allow some Edy's flavors, and we do use some Breyers. I have also allowed the popsicle brand(is that the good humor) after calling and hearing about the cleaning processes. I figure, for the fruity ice pops flavor, they would have to be very thorough to clean out milk traces and nut traces, for flavor alone, but also for the cross contamination. But we do not use and ice cream on a stick kind of items, where a similar item might exist with nuts or such.

Edy's has a great website for putting in allergens and coming up with flavors to consider. I feel they are putting more comittment into their proceedures by having this in print on a website, as opposed to companies that issue a standard CYA warning. becca

On May 17, 2004

This company has a safe selection of frozen novelties - check out there website.

Thank you for taking the time to contact me regarding our SUPERPRETZEL soft pretzels. We are glad you enjoy our products. Our SUPERPRETZEL Soft pretzels are free of dairy, tree-nuts, or peanuts.

All our frozen novelties are gluten free, tree-nut free and peanut free. Your comments have been forwarded to the appropriate departments and are greatly appreciated. Thanks again, and we hope you continue to enjoy our products. Sincerely,

Joanne Leso Marketing Department 856-665-9534 ext.305 J&J Snack Foods

On May 17, 2004

We love Philly Swirl. They have ice cream sandwiches and ice popsicles. THey also have italian ice cups. We also use Breyers vanilla and strawberry ice cream. I do let him get good humor ice pops (spongebob, spiderman, and hulk) from the icecream man. They are all made of icicle/sherbert products. I still check each time though. Hope this helps!!

On May 17, 2004

ok this is really exciting. So breyer's is considered safe by most and edy's too? And popsicle brand? I don't mind making ice cream for special occasions but for every day I don't want to. Also does breyer's and/or edy's have fat free or lo fat versions? (I'm doing weight watchers)

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On May 17, 2004

btw we still can't get philly swirl so that is not an option.

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On May 17, 2004

I eat Vanilla and Fruit-Flavored Kemps Ice Creams, Sherberts and Sorbets without a problem.

I had Philly Swirl recently on vacation in Florida. Their ice cream sandwiches were unbelievable...I wish I could get them in MN.

Blue Bunny labels their ice cream now very thoroughly and would eat their ice cream if it were on sale.

Glad to hear about Edy's and Breyer's...that's great news.

On May 18, 2004

A comment for those surprised Breyer's is safe....It's been a couple of years since I called Breyer's but we have safely eaten the "all natural" versions I listed above for sometime. They told me that they run the nut-free versions in the a.m. then follow it with any nut-containing items later in the day. Equipment is cleaned in a solution (bleach?) overnight. Please call to confirm this is still their manufact. process.

I'm more leary of the Good Humor brand because they make the Drumsticks (ice cream cone with nuts).

There seems to be lots of ice cream flavors out there that appear to be nut-free based on the label (no obvious nut items) but it is so frustrating when having to worry/deal with cross contamination issues.

As it feels like summer in the south already, please keep your responses coming.

On May 18, 2004

[quote]Originally posted by stimpsjd: [B I had Philly Swirl recently on vacation in Florida. Their ice cream sandwiches were unbelievable...I wish I could get them in MN.

Hi there,

The phillyswirl website [url=""][/url] says that their products are available at the walmart supercenter in MN.

We are in Nevada and they are only available at our walmart supercenter as well. Unfortunatley they only carry 2 of the products but it is better than nothing. :-)

Take care!

On May 18, 2004

I made a mistake about Good Humor from the icecream man. It was popsicle brand that makes the Hulk, spiderman and Spongebob Ice pops not Good Humor. They are purely fruit flavored pops,(although I doubt that there is any "fruit" in them at all) Just alot of dye that makes a huge mess. Sorry for the confusion!!

[This message has been edited by NutlessinNJ (edited May 18, 2004).]

On May 20, 2004

I called Nestle yesterday about the push-up fruity sherberts sold at Sam's Club. I didn't have a bar code to give them but they told me their products are made on shared equip. but they have a thorough cleaning process and often double check it with tests. They are so confident in their cleaning process that if they think there is a chance of cross contamination they label it so unless nuts listed in the label. This may not fit within your comfort zone but just wanted to pass along the info. They encouraged me to always call about a product if I have a question.

On Jun 6, 2005

anyone have a reaction to a chocolate eclair bar by good humor? they are my sons favorite but he hasnt had one since last summer. would like to try again. he never reacted to them.

On Jun 7, 2005

We trust Breyer's too, we would use the ice cream bars, I think even some of the Klondike bars read safe for PA, but all of those have soy in them so that's out for us. As far as Breyer's we use cookies and cream, dulce de leche (really good), mint chocolate chip, and anything else that reads safe, your options may be even more if you don't avoid soy. Personally I see a lot of Edy's and Ben and Jerry's recalls so even though they label well I'm not comfortable with those brands. If anyone knows of Breyer's recalls that I'm not seeing please educate me.

On Jun 7, 2005

Could you give us some more info on the Ben & Jerry's recalls you've seen? I haven't seen any in ages (and I'm on the FAAN mailing list for recalls), literally in at least a couple of years. Is there perhaps a regional difference? I'm in New England, if that helps.


On Jun 7, 2005

I just punched in a quick search on "Ben & jerry's recalls" and a few popped up I scanned a few, one being the "karmel Sutra" with undeclared peanuts in 4/2003, still awhile ago. Maybe the website would have more info.