*Important notice* Nestle Canada chocolate products

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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.

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So in summary, for the new chocolate bars:

Safe: Aero caramel Kit Kat dark Kit Kat Chunky White

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

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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).]

On Dec 4, 2003

you are GREAT, Eric!

On Dec 4, 2003

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]

On Dec 5, 2003

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.

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Just remember, Kit Kat Chunky Caramel and Smarties chocolate bars are [b]not safe[/b] and have peanut warnings on the packaging.

On Dec 6, 2003

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

On Dec 6, 2003

Thanks Erik.

Gotta try that new Aero. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

On Dec 6, 2003

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]

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On Dec 7, 2003

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]

On Dec 7, 2003

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) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Dec 8, 2003

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]

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On Dec 8, 2003

ERIK!!!!!!!!!!

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.....

On Dec 11, 2003

Hi! I am 8 years old and I have a peanut allergy. My Mom is a member here. On Tuesday, I had a new Aero Caramel bar. It was really good. But, I can't figure out why they only put caramel in the top. I like the Aero Caramel better than Caramilk.

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On Dec 11, 2003

Hi Captain Jack Sparrow,

I agree. I had an Aero Caramel too, and it is really good. I think it is better than Cadbury Caramilk also.

I think they only put the caramel on the top because the caramel is very sweet. If the entire bar was filled with caramel, it would be too sweet.

You might want to try the Kit Kat orange too. It is very good! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Dec 11, 2003

erik, I have only tried the Aero Orange not the KitKat Orange. I thought it was very good too. My Mom thought that the Aero Caramel was very sweet with only the filling in the top.

Nestle has really good safe chocolate bars.

Have you ever tried the Aero Peppermint? It is really good but my Mom hasn't bought any for a long time for me even though they are at the store right across the street from us. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On Dec 11, 2003

Hi Captain Jack Sparrow,

Yes, you should try an orange Kit Kat. They are really good. It is fun when they introduce all of these new flavours. The raspberry Coffee Crisp was also really good!

Yes, I have tried the peppermint Aero bar and it is really good. If you like that, you should try the Nestle After Eight mints.

But be sure to always read the labels on the package. Even though the After Eight mints are safe to eat, there are other After Eight products (cookies, chocolate bar, ice cream) that have a peanut warning on the label.

So be sure to always read the labels to be safe. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Christmas is only two weeks away. Maybe if you ask for an Aero Peppermint bar, one will appear under your tree on Christmas morning if you are a good boy [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I agree with you that they are very good [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

On Dec 11, 2003

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Originally posted by erik: [b]I think they only put the caramel on the top because the caramel is very sweet. If the entire bar was filled with caramel, it would be too sweet. [/b]

I think they only put the caramel on the top because they need a place to put the bubbles. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I just tried the KitKat Dark.

Seeing as it's Nestle, of course it is good. But not as good as some others (like Aero caramel - definitely the best).

Hey Captain Jack - welcome aboard. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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