jeely beans

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 7:02am
Chrissi's picture
Joined: 03/01/2001 - 09:00

pHi Please confirm if in fact Jelly beans are dangerous? I'm sorry if this is repetitive./p

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 7:19am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Hi Chrissi and welcome aboard,
Jelly Belly Brand jelly beans are NOT safe! I received an e-mail response from them and they do not have dedicated lines. They make a peanut butter flavored jelly bean.
This is their response to me:
"We use peanut-based ingredients in our Peanut Butter flavored Jelly Belly jelly beans. We know peanut allergies are a serious problem for some people who have to watch what they eat, so we clearly list Peanut Butter and Peanut Flour in our ingredient statements that can be found on the packages or bulk bin labels. We sell this flavor in bulk in our 20 Assorted Flavors mix and in our 39 Assorted Flavors Mix.
None of the other flavors contain peanuts (or any other nuts) as an ingredient.
We feel it important that you be aware that we produce all our Jelly Belly flavors on the same equipment. This means that it is possible for peanut oils or other peanut products to be transferred to any of our other candies. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that all flavors are 100% free of peanut products. To be safe, we regret that we must recommend that you avoid all of our products."
I don't know about other brands of jelly beans being safe, someone else might be able to help you there.
Stay Safe.
[This message has been edited by Connie (edited March 12, 2001).]

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 9:25am
WoozerMom's picture
Joined: 12/28/2000 - 09:00

I live about 15 miles from the Jelly Belly factory, and what they say is absolutely true. I eat none of their products. I took a tour there one day, and had to leave my family and return to the lobby because of the peanut smell. My family totally adores their jelly beans, but they are not allowed in my house.
I think that many other brands of jelly beans can be safe because they do not usually produce peanut butter flavored beans. Just be sure to read labels and call first.

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 10:07am
Sandra Y's picture
Joined: 08/22/2000 - 09:00

Starburst candy is safe, so you might want to try Starburst jelly beans. I get them at Target.

Posted on: Tue, 03/13/2001 - 3:28am
Liamsmom's picture
Joined: 02/21/2001 - 09:00

A friend just sent me a package of my all-time-favorite Easter candy, the pectin jelly beans from Russell Stover. I'm avoiding peanuts and nut products while nursing my son with PA, and was SOOOOO disappointed to read that these jelly beans are made in a plant which processes nuts. I'm not crazy about the flavor of the Starburst product, and would love to learn of any other brands which are safe. Thanks!

Posted on: Tue, 03/13/2001 - 6:01am
CVB in CA's picture
Joined: 10/15/1999 - 09:00

Last year (2000) there was a post about "Just Born" jelly beans being safe. Their main product is those marshmellow chicks in the assorted colors which are also supposed to be safe (as their plant does not use nuts.) I did use both products these last year based on the information on this board, but this information may no longer be accurate this year (2001). If anyone has called them already and verified this year, please post. I found the brand last year at Safeway and at one of the major drug chains, might have been at Rite Aid. I have not seen them yet this year.

Posted on: Tue, 03/13/2001 - 12:58pm
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Anonymous (not verified)

Chrissi, welcome! I have actually been having a hard time finding "safe" jelly beans. Kerr's candy has recently put a "may contain" warning on all of their candy, including jelly beans. I knew, from this board that the "designer" jelly beans weren't okay. Dare, candy manufacturer, does not have a "may contain" warning on their label but I am a bit suspicious about them and have to contact them. I'm not clear that they're simply not labeling things "correctly".
I'm wondering if Trebor-Allan has a jelly bean available. That's another place I should contact also.
It's funny, but it's seems really discomforting when something as simply as a jelly bean, consumed by SO many people, loved by so many people is unavailable to us.
I do believe there is another thread on this board - oh, about Safe Easter Chocolate and there is some discussion of jelly beans in there too.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Tue, 03/13/2001 - 9:42pm
morgansmom's picture
Joined: 04/29/2000 - 09:00

Cindy: We use No Name Jelly Beans, we find them at Fortino's. ...been using them for about 3 years now with no problems but I must confess I haven't called the manufacturer. I will do so and get back to you!

Posted on: Wed, 03/14/2001 - 2:01am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Morgansmom, thank-you! I have been buying scotch mints for myself, the store brand from IGA. They are really good and you get a really good size bag for a good price. Well, a couple of months back, they ended up with the "may contain" warning on them. I was quite ticked off.
Now, for the last month or so, I've been buying them again without the warning. I'm not sure if it's old stock, or if they were manufactured by someone else who didn't need to put the warning on because they were "safe" or not. Your post actually reminds me that I should follow-up with IGA. I'm pretty sure they have a bag of jelly beans too, but it's because I'm not 100% positive about the scotch mints that I haven't bothered to try them.
This is totally off-topic, but you know what candy I used to love to eat by the bag full?
JuJubes. I haven't had any for quite some time and probably for the same reason - can't find any safe ones. It's not as if I need to sit around and eat a bag of candy anyway! LOL!
Many thanks and best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 03/14/2001 - 2:11am
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

I have heard that Teeney Beanie Jellie Beans are safe but I haven't been able to find them in any store and I haven't checked out this information myself.

Posted on: Wed, 03/14/2001 - 3:36am
Sandra Y's picture
Joined: 08/22/2000 - 09:00

I just remembered LifeSavers makes jelly beans too. My PA son eats GummiSavers all the time, so I think I'd let him eat their jelly beans as long as the ingredient list is OK. Actually, my son has some problems with his mouth (cleft palate, teeth badly misaligned) and doesn't chew well, so I don't give him jelly beans because of the choking hazard. But I'm a HUGE jelly bean fan and I try to buy safe ones just in case he "catches" me eating them or discovers my stash. I avoid the Brach's jelly beans because they make a lot of nut candies and I wouldn't let my son have anything from Brach's.


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