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Posted on: Wed, 03/31/2004 - 10:50pm
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Hi,
The only safe jelly beans I have seen are by DARE and by STARBURST.
edited to add: ***Starburst jelly beans now have a warning label on them as is posted below***
edited on April 4 - Staburst jelly beans are actually safe - see below
[This message has been edited by erik (edited April 01, 2004).]
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Posted on: Thu, 04/01/2004 - 12:40am
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Erik,
Since you are the candy GURU, do you know if Just Born jelly beans are safe? There is no warning on them (in the US). The only problem maybe being the licorice flavored one. TIA [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 04/01/2004 - 1:03am
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Canadian specific, as is erik's answer, I, personally, have only found Dare jelly beans that are "safe". erik, I haven't found the Starburst ones here.
My PA son tried his first jelly bean, hard to believe, at the age of 7, when I finally found the Dare jelly beans. In the town we were living in before, they didn't have them, but I did keep my eyes open and find them here thanks to erik. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 04/01/2004 - 2:11am
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I think the LifeSaver jelly beans are safe, too.

Posted on: Thu, 04/01/2004 - 2:27am
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I believe the Just Born jelly beans are still safe.
A year ago, tgab posted an email received from Just Born that said their candies are peanut free--except for their peanut clusters, of course, which were being manufactured in a separate facility.
If you want to double check this year, you can ask questions about ingredients by calling their consumer affairs no: 1-888-645-3453
Or go to their website [url="http://www.justborn.com"]www.justborn.com[/url] and you can email them from there.

Posted on: Thu, 04/01/2004 - 4:09am
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Thanks Sandra... yes, I think Just Born is the same company that makes Mike & Ikes, and I remember their candy is safe as you mentioned.
Cindy, the Sraburst jelly beans are made by Mars but I have never seen them in Canada, but I heard from members in the USA that they are safe (it seems all Starburst and Skittles products are safe).
Lifesaver products all seem safe too.. in NYC, I bought the Life Saver fruit jellies, but here in Canada, I have never seen LifeSaver jelly beans.
Yes Cindy, it is hard to find safe jelly beans, but fortunately DARE is available is a lot of places these days. They make a lot of good old fashioned candy like jelly beans and ju jubes. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Persoanlly, I like the more extreme stuff made by Trebor Allan (ie sour cherry blasters, sour patch kids, fuzzy peach, etc). [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 04/01/2004 - 4:35am
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Lifesavers jelly beans are safe as are the Just Born. I live in Northern Virginia and the only place that I have found the Just Born jelly beans is Wegman's (which is also in NJ, PA, and western NY).
The Starburst ones are not safe. The package I read at my local Target had a "may contain" or "processed in a plant that also..." warning label.
Thanks for the info on Jelly Belly. I'd not seen a warning label before. I'll have to look more closely.

Posted on: Thu, 04/01/2004 - 4:37am
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Quote:Originally posted by erik:
[b]Thanks Sandra... yes, I think Just Born is the same company that makes Mike & Ikes,
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Mike & Ikes remind me of [i]hybrid[/i] jelly beans. Maybe it's just the biologist in me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 04/01/2004 - 4:49am
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Quote:Originally posted by ceross:
[b]The Starburst ones are not safe. The package I read at my local Target had a "may contain" or "processed in a plant that also..." warning label.
Thanks for the info on Jelly Belly. I'd not seen a warning label before. I'll have to look more closely.[/b]
Thanks Ceross. Starburst jelly beans used to be safe, but I guess they have changed the manufacturing process. Shows how it's always important to check the labels. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
edited on April 4:
Quote:Originally posted by ceross:
[b]Hi everyone,
I just wanted to correct my previous post. I was at Target and double checked the Starburst jelly beans. They have no warning. It was the Jolly Rancher jelly beans that had a warning. Sorry about the confusion.
Colleen[/b]
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Posted on: Thu, 04/01/2004 - 5:17am
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Does Hershey still make Jolly Rancher jelly beans? They may also be safe. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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