Kissables again

Posted on: Sun, 08/26/2007 - 10:54am
schnoob's picture
Joined: 02/11/2005 - 09:00

I know we have talked about Hersheys Kissables so much, but I wanted to just see how many of you out there are still letting your PA kids eat them now that they have Shea in them ?
I was at Walmart today and was looking for the small bags of them - the girl stocking the shelves right near where you check out and usually find the small bags of candy etc said she had put them all "out the back" as they were now discontinued. She went and got a few bags for me, but they were all the kind with shea in them - she said Walmart will be putting them all out on clearance soon at .10 cents per bag and then they will not be selling them. Thats all she knew about it - she was a 15 year old girl stocking shelves, so Im not sure how reliable this info is.

Posted on: Sun, 08/26/2007 - 3:37pm
carpediem's picture
Joined: 01/08/2007 - 09:00

Not us. I know there's controversy about it, but no thanks.

Posted on: Sun, 08/26/2007 - 7:54pm
Donni's picture
Joined: 11/06/2000 - 09:00

We don't buy anything with shea. In fact, I asked Dr. Wood several months ago and his comment was, "...there's other candy..." He also told me that currently there's no "test" for shea nut allergies. If my son had a reaction, we might not know it was to shea.
With all that said, I've personally done the "taste test" on the different Kissables. The ones with shea taste like inferior chocolate and are not worth the money IMHO.

Posted on: Sun, 08/26/2007 - 11:15pm
Lori Anne's picture
Joined: 07/13/2005 - 09:00

I've been checking the labels on them out of curiosity. Have they changed the ingredients back? I haven't seen any more with shea. The ones I have been seeing have cocoa butter--no shea.
It's possible they are still old ones, but I doubt it since these are stores that carried the shea ones previously. Has anyone talked to Hershey's to see what their decision was regarding shea?

Posted on: Sun, 08/26/2007 - 11:43pm
starlight's picture
Joined: 01/16/2004 - 09:00

I checked out hershey's site, and there's no nutrition info listed for the kissables. Did there used to be? Could they be in the process of changing the recipe back? One can only hope...

Posted on: Mon, 08/27/2007 - 1:11am
DRobbins's picture
Joined: 07/19/2001 - 09:00

I bought some Kissables recently, and they didn't contain shea butter. I was pleasantly surprised. Are they being discontinued by Hershey's, or is Walmart just not stocking them any more?

Posted on: Mon, 08/27/2007 - 1:17am
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

At CVS in the Houston area a couple of weeks ago I saw both the king size and regular size small bags--these are not the large bags (both could fit in a hand). Neither had shea. The king size looked like a new size to me, and I was wondering if they're switching back. I'm pretty well stocked up on these things; I bought lots and lots of the original kind while I could find them.
But if they're switching back to the original formulation, perhaps they are for the Cookies n' Cream bar, too. Let's hope!

Posted on: Mon, 08/27/2007 - 2:53am
solarflare's picture
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

We're still using them.
Cheryl, mom to Jason (9 MFA including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, coconut, sesame, squid)
Joey (8 NKA)
Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
Ryan (1) nka *knock on wood*

Posted on: Mon, 08/27/2007 - 6:21am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We still eat them, but I do plan on calling them to change the formula so it doesn't include shea for all the other members of our community who have stopped eating them.

Posted on: Mon, 08/27/2007 - 6:54am
tidina's picture
Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

asked our allergist about shea oil. she said its fine. she said shea butter is fine. im not giving to my son. why worry and watch him for a reaction. im not even sure if allergist knows that US is using shea oil in things.

Posted on: Mon, 08/27/2007 - 11:47am
notnutty's picture
Joined: 03/15/2004 - 09:00

Our allergist told us to avoid. So among allergist there is even controversy as to whether or not shea is safe.
I still buy Kissables. My son has eaten them with no problems, so we are still buying them on occassion.


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