*Important notice* Nestle Canada chocolate products

Posted on: Thu, 12/04/2003 - 9:03am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Nestle Canada has released 5 new products this week. It is a reminder of the importance of [b]always reading labels.[/b]

First, the warnings...

[b]Kit Kat Chunky Caramel[/b]

This product is [b]not safe[/b]. As it clearly written in bold in the ingredient label, it is manufactured in a facility/with equipment that process peanuts. There is also a warning graphic of a peanut in a circle on the front of the bar. This product is manufactured by Nestle Australia and imported into Canada by Nestle Canada.

[b]Smarties Chocolate bar[/b]

This product comes in both milk chocolate and white chocolate varieties. This product is [b]not safe[/b]. As it clearly written in bold in the ingredient label, it is manufactured in a facility/with equipment that process peanuts. There is also a warning graphic of a peanut in a circle on the front of the bar.

The Smarties themselves are always safe as they are manufactured in a nut-free facility, but the chocolate in the bar is not safe. This is the same situation as with the Christmas Smartie shakers and Smarties Easter eggs as we have had each year.

[b]Aero Caramel[/b]

This product [b]is safe[/b]. It is manufactured in the peanut-free/nut-free Toronto facility along with other Aero products.

[b]Kit Kat Dark[/b]

This product [b]is safe[/b]. It is manufactured in the peanut-free/nut-free Toronto facility along with other Kit Kat products.

[b]Kit Kat Chunky White[/b]

This product [b]is safe[/b]. It is manufactured in the peanut-free/nut-free Toronto facility or in the nut-free/peanut-free Nestle UK facility - I can't remember at the moment.


So in summary, for the new chocolate bars:

Aero caramel
Kit Kat dark
Kit Kat Chunky White

Not Safe:
Kit Kat Chunky Caramel (from Australia)
Smarties Chocolate bar


Nestle Canada has labelled the unsafe products very well with bolded warnings and an illustration of a peanut on the wrapping.

Always read ingredient labels to be safe! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

[This message has been edited by erik (edited December 04, 2003).]

Posted on: Thu, 12/04/2003 - 12:05pm
Danielle's picture
Joined: 04/08/2003 - 09:00

you are GREAT, Eric!

Posted on: Thu, 12/04/2003 - 2:33pm
mae's picture
Joined: 07/12/2002 - 09:00

erik -- thanks so much for this - I'm "stocking stuffer" shopping tomorrow, between work and picking the kids up from school - so will probably be in panic mode. We usually put one or two big bars in the kids stockings - one of the few times they get a "big" chocolate bar.
Anyway - a HUGE thank you (I'd paste a hug if I could).. can't wait to try the Kit Kat Dark.. and the other two...yum! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 12/04/2003 - 10:50pm
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

You're welcome Danielle and Mae..
Yes.. the Kit Kat dark and Aero caramel and Kit Kat Chunky White are all safe. I have tried all three.
For those of you who like Cadbury Caramilk, you will love Aero caramel.
Just remember, Kit Kat Chunky Caramel and Smarties chocolate bars are [b]not safe[/b] and have peanut warnings on the packaging.

Posted on: Fri, 12/05/2003 - 10:24pm
mattchrismom's picture
Joined: 02/12/2003 - 09:00

Thanks Eric, I'll be sure to pass the info to family and friends.

Posted on: Fri, 12/05/2003 - 10:26pm
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Thanks Erik.
Gotta try that new Aero. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 12/06/2003 - 7:21am
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erik, dazed and confused in the pharmacy last night after waiting 3 hours in the walk-in clinic [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] but did manage to see 2 of the 5 products you listed above. I saw the Caramel Aero and I also saw the Smarties chocolate bar. I was SO pleased that the kids did not see the Smarties chocolate bar. To me, that seems so "kid friendly" that it *should* be safe, but I understand that even in the past there have been other Smarties items that weren't "safe" (that you have posted about extensively). But a Smarties chocolate bar, c'mon!
Anyway, great to see new product on the shelves and do have to say that even though I kept my distance from the Smarties chocolate bar so the kids wouldn't see it, I could very clearly see the peanut on the package, so kudos to Nestle regardless.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 12/07/2003 - 1:45am
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Do you know if these are *temporary* or are they part of the *permanent* line? (I think I'm using the wrong words -- but you know what I mean)
The Aero is delicious. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 12/07/2003 - 5:32am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Hi Anna MArie,
I agree.. I was at Costco this weekend and picked up a cae. they are REALLY good.
I think these are "temporary" items. However, if they sell really well, I think Nestle would make them permanant.
For example, Nestle Aero dark was only a temporary special edition, but now it is permanant. I hope they make it permanant, as it is even better than the Cadbury Caramilk (impo)

Posted on: Mon, 12/08/2003 - 11:35am
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Joined: 10/09/2003 - 09:00

UserName #2 blipped out so I'm using this one. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
Well, erik, after listening to you (if that what I'm doing when I read your posts? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] ) and Anna Marie discuss the Aero Caramel to-day in the Rudeness thread, when I went to the variety store tonight and Jesse asked if he could have the Aero Caramel (remember, he had clamoured for one Friday night), I gave in. All three of us got one. The kids couldn't have theirs given the lateness of the hour but I did manage to scarf mine down!
Absolutely spectacular. More chocolately and less caramel than a Caramilk. Very very sweet like a Caramilk. Oh, and still the giant, since it is a chunky Aero, bubbles of an Aero. Thumbs up from me. The kids get their's tomorrow. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Jesse did stand and label read while we were in there and he read the Smarties chocolate bar label. I don't know if they had the other new ones or not. So far, I've only seen the Aero Caramel and the Smarties chocolate bar, but, then, as everyone knows, I don't get out that much. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 12/08/2003 - 2:59pm
nikky's picture
Joined: 11/14/2000 - 09:00

You simply have to stop talking about the new aero caramels.....you're driving me crazy!!!!!!!!!!
Now, if only you had as good of a pitching arm as I do.....you think you could make it over the lakes???? I'll have to fight the [i]duks[/i] though. LOL LOL [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] You think they like aero caramels as well as chocolate easter eggs???? I only hope I'm as good of a catcher as I am a pitcher....
Okay....start throwing.....


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