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Posted on: Mon, 09/17/2007 - 6:48am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I don't think this was old stock, since some of it was the stuff packaged for Halloween (and I know it's not left from last year, because I bought their 75% post-Halloween stock last year).

Posted on: Mon, 09/17/2007 - 7:35am
ceross's picture
Joined: 01/27/2004 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Jimmy's mom:
[b]Did Kissables stop using shea? I started my annual Hallowwen prowl through the candy aisle today. (I always look at all the candy I can find, see what is labeled as may contain, check out what the packages of safe/unsafe stuff looks like so I can spot what's what easily on Halloween.) Anyway, the individual Halloween packs of Kissables did not list shea. Then I looked at the regular bags, and they did not list shea either. I haven't called, but was wondering if any of you know anything about it?
I wonder if it is a regional thing. I checked the package of the individual Halloween packages of Kissables at my local Target and the ingredients listed shea among the possible oils used (sunflower was also listed). I'm in Northern Virginia.

Posted on: Mon, 09/17/2007 - 7:36am
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Last time I checked at walmart the regular kissables still had the shea. Same with the cookies & creme bars. There is a little bit of old stock at one of our grocery stores so I buy a little at a time (it's $3.69 a bag so I can't afford to buy it all). I got some last night but have it hidden for now (maybe for halloween). I haven't looked at the halloween versions yet-I will look next time we are at walmart.

Posted on: Wed, 09/19/2007 - 3:54am
esmom's picture
Joined: 07/25/2001 - 09:00

I looked the store and no mention of shea oil on the new halloween bags

Posted on: Wed, 09/19/2007 - 5:15am
mcmom's picture
Joined: 06/15/2004 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Jimmy's mom:
[b]I don't think this was old stock, since some of it was the stuff packaged for Halloween (and I know it's not left from last year, because I bought their 75% post-Halloween stock last year).
The store probably sold out of what they had on hand last year, but likely Hershey's has lots of last year's stock left and is still shipping it. I have one Halloween bag left from last year and it has no expiration date on it, they are free to still ship old product. Even individual bags that do have exp dates on them are dated 18 months ahead, so Halloween candy from last season would still be saleable this year. Likely certain regions are getting old stock and others are getting new, depending on what warehouse their local stores get shipments from. Here, I see a lot of old individual packs still around, but every store that has Halloween kissables has "new" ones, with shea.

Posted on: Wed, 09/19/2007 - 11:06am
schnoob's picture
Joined: 02/11/2005 - 09:00

I found some of the old small bags at Albertsons grocery store today...I called Hersheys AGAIN (which I urge all of you to do as they are keeping records of this particular complaint) and they told me that they only started producing the Kissables with shea in April 07...so no doubt there is still alot of old stock floating around.
Im on the prowl tomorrow for some of the old Halloween stock....sigh.

Posted on: Wed, 09/19/2007 - 11:43am
dgood's picture
Joined: 03/27/2004 - 09:00

My daughter eats them with no problem.

Posted on: Thu, 09/20/2007 - 6:17am
MJMD's picture
Joined: 07/18/2003 - 09:00

Our allergist didn't know what to tell us when I asked him about avoiding shea oil in food. He said he'd research it & get back to me, which he did, and he said not to allow him to eat it. We're in DE. I also bought some of the "old stock" at Walmart - big 14 oz. bags - they were mixed in with some of the new bags.
My concern is what other products are running on the same lines as the Kissables? When I talked to Hershey, I told them they should be treating these as a tree nut product, b/c the FDA lists shea nut as a tree nut. But Hershey's not saying what else is produced on the same lines. (or the girl I talked to didn't know).
Hopefully they switched the formula back! Keep calling, I guess!

Posted on: Sat, 09/22/2007 - 9:22am
mcmom's picture
Joined: 06/15/2004 - 09:00

I looked at the Halloween little packs, as well as the big bag of Halloween colors today at Target. Both had shea. I *know* for certain the big bag is new stock, because the package has different graphics from last year, and the colors of the candy are black and orange - last year they were yellow and orange. The little packs look exactly the same as last year. The ones I saw with shea had an expiration date of January *09*, so I assume these are new stock for 07, rather than leftover from 06. (I have an old package from last year that actually doesn't even have a date on it, just a manufacturer's code.)
Anyone who has seen kissables without shea in Halloween packaging - what is the expiration date? And if you have seen the large bags, are they orange and black or orange and yellow?


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