Jello pudding mix

Posted on: Wed, 06/13/2007 - 5:18am
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does anyone use this with soy milk? does it contain milk ingredients? i read it and didnt notice anything derived from milk but we are not avoiding milk so im not an expert at it. wanted to make a dessert for my sons bday that the milk allergic kids can have too.

Posted on: Wed, 06/13/2007 - 12:45pm
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Not sure about this year, but in the past there have been concerns about Jello pudding and cross contamination with a pistachio flavor - or perhaps it was some other nut, but nut cross contamination one way or the other. Have you contacted the Jello folks? I tend to avoid their puddings, and ice cream pops. Please let me know if you have heard recently that they are made in a dedicated facility. Thansk!

Posted on: Wed, 06/13/2007 - 10:44pm
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i think the pistachio has an almond flavoring? not sure. my son never liked it when he was little, before diagnosis. i know some people here like kraft and some dont.
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Posted on: Wed, 06/13/2007 - 11:40pm
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We don't use it due to previously hearing about the cross contamination with the pistachio flavoring as well. Only read it second hand, but I have a tight comfort zone- so we just avoid- sorry I couldn't help!
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Posted on: Fri, 06/15/2007 - 2:25pm
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I've found that the instant pudding doesn't set with soy milk, but the cook and serve varieties work fine if you aren't concerned about the cross contamination.

Posted on: Sat, 06/16/2007 - 1:47am
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Does anyone use jello pudding?

Posted on: Sat, 06/16/2007 - 2:31am
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I'd like to know too.
I do use other Kraft products, but because the pistachio could possibly be one of our tree nut allergies, I'm just not yet comfortable with using their pudding and other Jello products.
If I knew their gelatin was produced on different lines from the pudding I'd feel a lot better, but knowing their allergen policy, I'm sure they will never confirm that for me. Besides, I have a strong feeling that they are all run on the same lines.

Posted on: Sat, 06/16/2007 - 3:09am
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Quote:Originally posted by jw:
[b]I've found that the instant pudding doesn't set with soy milk, but the cook and serve varieties work fine if you aren't concerned about the cross contamination.[/b]
It does set with alternative milks... you just have to use less of it (milk).
I've had good luck using coconut milk for pudding for my daughter.
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Cheryl, mom to Jason (9 MFA including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, coconut, sesame, squid)
Joey (7 NKA)
Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
Ryan (1) nka *knock on wood*

Posted on: Sat, 06/16/2007 - 12:19pm
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Quote:Originally posted by tidina:
[b]Does anyone use jello pudding?[/b]
I do. I have always used the chocolate pudding mix. And I use jello gelatin mix. I did hear about the recall, but not anything further - but we have never had a problem. (I do use Kraft products.) Is there another brand of pudding mix that is completely x-contam safe?

Posted on: Sun, 07/22/2007 - 2:44pm
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Quote:Originally posted by solarflare:
[b] It does set with alternative milks... you just have to use less of it (milk).
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Do you happen to know how much less? Have you tried rice milk? I think this would be a special treat for my dd as she has never had pudding.

Posted on: Sun, 07/22/2007 - 4:13pm
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We use Dr. Oetker pudding mixes. They work fine with soymilk.
Cathy

Posted on: Sun, 07/22/2007 - 9:42pm
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I've used My-T-Fine pudding mix. Not the instant. Chocolate, chocolate fudge and vanilla, once we tried the butterscotch one too. I never tried it with soy milk though.
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Posted on: Mon, 07/23/2007 - 5:58am
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I have personally had a rapid heart rate no hives after eating Chocolate instant Jell-o Pudding. My son just had out all 4 wisdom teeth and is picky picky eater so I had to make everything from scratch. Tried pudding for the first time and I must say it was excellent! Chocolate was oh, my goodness good- Vanilla a lot like tapiocoa flavor. The recipe is made with milk and egg but, I am going to play with it. Try not to use egg. WE are not allergic to eggs or dairy but, for variety. I even used butterscotch chips from Vermont Nut Free and it was great! So , here is the recipes -I would play around with it! What the heck baking and cooking are but an art form! WE even froze the butterscotch into pudding pops!
Basic Vanilla Pudding:

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