Junior mints

Posted on: Mon, 12/20/2004 - 12:46pm
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On a cherished 'date" my husband and I escaped to see the Incredibles at the theater. I purchased Junior mints as part of our so infrequent dating ritual. On the box they had a very clear allergy warning that they contained milk products. They did not say anything about peanuts. does anyone know if Junior Mints are ok?

Posted on: Mon, 12/20/2004 - 1:01pm
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I have never called the company - but we have eaten Junior Mints for years with no problem.
FYI - dd is TNA and PA

Posted on: Mon, 12/20/2004 - 1:11pm
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I've eaten them for over 20 years now too [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 12/20/2004 - 1:20pm
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I have contacted the company - they are made by Tootsie, and they are safe [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 12/20/2004 - 1:36pm
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Yippee!!!

Posted on: Mon, 12/20/2004 - 2:57pm
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In general, if I see a "may contain" message for milk, soy, etc, basically anything other than nuts or peanuts, than I assume that it is peanut/tree nut free. I am not sure if that is in everyone's comfort zone, but it is in mine.
But Jr Mints are made by tootsie & are safe.

Posted on: Mon, 12/20/2004 - 10:48pm
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I know someone respectable on POFAK whose child had a BAD reaction to jr. mints. They placed a call, and lo and behold, it DOES contain milk products. It wasnt stated THEN.
I dont know a darn thing about it and peanuts, though... But it DOES contain a minute amt of milk [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Blah.
Jason
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Posted on: Mon, 12/20/2004 - 10:59pm
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My son eats those and other Tootsie products often with no problems.

Posted on: Tue, 12/21/2004 - 12:39am
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I have given my milk allergic daughter Junior Mints. There was definitely no milk warning (also no peanut warning/tree nut warning) on it. I have been giving them to her for a year or two and as recently as two months ago, there was no waring of any kind. We are in California.

Posted on: Tue, 12/21/2004 - 1:06am
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Quote:Originally posted by Carefulmom:
[b]I have given my milk allergic daughter Junior Mints. There was definitely no milk warning (also no peanut warning/tree nut warning) on it. I have been giving them to her for a year or two and as recently as two months ago, there was no waring of any kind. We are in California.[/b]
(From friend of mine who's very respected IMO)
No, they are not milk free. I confirmed with the makers of Junior
Mints earlier this year that Junior Mints may be contaminated with
milk. My son actually anaphylaxed to Junior Mints last Christmas. I
had the product tested by a research lab, and it confirmed milk was in
the Junior Mints.
I corresponded with the Tootsie Roll Corporation, they did some
internal checking with suppliers, etc, and was informed that the
labeling would be changed in response to my son's experience.
I noticed on the treat sized boxes in my local store here the other
day, the Junior Mint packages do say that there is a chance of milk
contamination.
(That was from Oct 30th of this yr) FWIW.
We avoid 'em anyways [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Jason
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Posted on: Tue, 12/21/2004 - 9:17am
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I definitely won`t give them to her any more. One more thing to cross off the already short list----sigh.

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