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Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2001 - 4:57am
Mike and Missy's picture
Joined: 04/26/2001 - 09:00

We always buy Chapman's ice cream. I'm not sure if anyone on this thread is from Canada. Chapman's has a website and it lists their peanut and nut free lines. There are nut products in the facility, but all of the ice cream products I buy are on "nut free" lines.
Hope this helps. My son absolutely loves it. He's nine and he just started having ice cream this year after I found out about this company.
They make popsicles, sandwiches and much more.

Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2001 - 8:26am
supermom1023's picture
Joined: 01/12/2001 - 09:00

Does anyone know about Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream or Homemade Vanilla with Strawberries? When I called about it they said it was not on a dedicated line but the line was broken down and cleaned between and flavors and that the vanilla was run first and not close to any peanut products. I am now doubting my comfort zone on this. I don't give my PA daughter anything else that "may contain" peanut traces. I also give her Blue Bunny vanilla. I called about it and was told that it is safe, but that's been a while back. Also Blue Bunny may just be a southern product.

Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2001 - 9:29am
SF's picture
Joined: 06/06/2002 - 09:00

I have posted on the issue of "safe" ice creams numerous times and I am still not comfortable with ice cream. I have emailed Chapman's and their products sound great and I would love to purchase them but they do not distribute here in the US. I have become extremely frustrated with many manufacturers, since they do not have dedicated lines. The only ice cream I give my PA son is Ben & Jerry's "world's best vanilla" as he has not had an incident with this one. However, they make so many flavors with all kinds of nuts and candy mixtures, and introduce new flavors all the time, I am not sure how comfortable I am any more with their products. I am desperately searching for a safe ice cream "cup" that they can serve at preschool. Everytime there is a celebration, they want to serve dixie cups to the kids and we don't because we do not have a safe one. Instead we give them Jello chocolate pudding and they love it! I am also confused on the issue of safe popsicles and ices. Needless to say: when the ice cream truck comes around we do not buy! I would really appreciate your suggestions...lets work together to find safe ice cream! Thanks!

Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2001 - 9:40am
supermom1023's picture
Joined: 01/12/2001 - 09:00

If you can get Blue Bunny they have the individual cups of vanilla ice cream and rainbow sherbert. Both are safe.

Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2001 - 11:37am
MyNick's picture
Joined: 04/13/2001 - 09:00

Supermom1023 where can I find Bluebunny vanilla ice cream cups and rainbow sherbert?
Is it sold in NY?? Also did you find out if they are on dedicated lines?? I too am looking for a safe ice cream cup for my son for school and camp. I did not realize how difficult this is. If one company was smart they would dedicate a safe line for PA people. I sure would push for that product to be purchased for school and other funtions. Does anyone know about ice pops??

Posted on: Wed, 06/27/2001 - 3:54pm
supermom1023's picture
Joined: 01/12/2001 - 09:00

We live in Arkansas and we've had Blue Bunny here for as long as I can remember but it may just be a southern brand. I just looked on the pkg of sherbert cups and this is their web-site.... [url="http://www.bluebunny.com."]www.bluebunny.com.[/url] My pa daughter eats it at home, church, birthday parties and at the grandparents' houses. She's never shown any sign of reaction. I hope you can find it in your area. I know it's hard on the little ones not to have a treat that others can have. Also, we buy Blue Bell ice pops.

Posted on: Thu, 06/28/2001 - 2:30am
McKenziesMom's picture
Joined: 03/05/2001 - 09:00

We live in Ontario, about 1/2 hour from the Chapman's plant.
It is the only brand of ice-cream we allow our daughter to eat. They are very cautious and their plant is immaculate. They have 21 flavours that are made on dedicated lines.
We are very lucky. We have asked the local ice-cream parlour if they could keep one unit just for Chapman's product, and they are checking to see if this will be possible - it has something to do with their purchasing agreement with Nestle's, who currently provides their ice cream.
We'll see what happens!

Posted on: Thu, 06/28/2001 - 2:46am
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

According to the web site there are a few places to get Blue Bunny in New Hampshire.

Posted on: Thu, 06/28/2001 - 7:52am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Keeping one tub in an ice cream parlour with a safe ice cream (ie Chapmans) when the rest of the ice cream is not safe will not work too well. The reason is how can you guarantee that the same scoop that is used to scoop the "unsafe" ice cream won't be used to scoop the "safe" ice cream.
A scoop used to scoop peanut butter ice cream might be used afterwards to scoop the "safe" ice cream , making it unsafe. Even if the scoop is quickly rinsed in water, there will likely be residue on the scoop. As well, pieces of ice cream will often fall off the cone during scooping .. look in an ice cream parlour and you'll usually see traces of one ice cream in a tub of another ice cream (ie: some pieces of butter pecan might fall into the vanilla if they are placed next to each other).
You really need all of the available flavours to be safe to be sure it will be okay. And if they use peanuts to sprinkle on sundaes, even worse as peanut pieces could fall into any of the ice cream tubs.

Posted on: Thu, 06/28/2001 - 11:32am
ARI's picture
Joined: 12/14/2000 - 09:00

I too have a whole box of 24 Pathmark ice cream sandwiches in my freezer because I though they were the culpirt of a mysterious out break of hives. My son has eaten this brand for about 1.5 years with NO reation but about 2 weeks after eating them on separate occasions he had very, very bad hives (all over his body).
I did not bother to call Pathmark just decided to let his father finish them out.
Does anyone know of any icecream sandwiches that are safe. It one of sons favorite foods.


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