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Posted on: Mon, 01/13/2003 - 10:11pm
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Anne,
My child tested "clinically insignificant" to almonds, but we, like you, avoid them altogether, for lots of reasons.
My son has been tested (positive) for peanuts, walnuts, cashews, and pecans. He hasn't been tested for any other nuts (well, except almonds). We were told, with his results, to avoid all of them, just in case.
Interesting that almond is in the peach family - my son doesn't like peaches very much. Thanks for sharing that info.
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I'm just glad I could help. I'm never sure when I can count on my memory anymore! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 01/14/2003 - 1:37pm
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We just bought a bag of Kit Kat bites as they are my daughter's favorite also. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought they were made in the Hershey's Plant in PA. The label on this package says "H. B. Reese Candy Co, a division of Hershey foods Corp., under license from Societe des products Nestle S.A., Vevey, Switzerland." Does any one know what this means or if they are made at Hershey's? It's so confusing! I plan on calling tomorrow to find out, but thought someone might know before I do. Until I find out, I'm not letting her have any of these.
They also came out with a Limited Edition of white chocolate covered and chocolate covered pretzel bites. I will ask about these as well.
Thanks.

Posted on: Wed, 01/15/2003 - 5:52am
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I totally trust Hershey's labeling. I always assumed the "allergy allert" info. was to inform about c-c issues or other "hidden" ingredients.
We recently discovered the KK Bites and the girls love them!
Rachel

Posted on: Wed, 01/15/2003 - 6:10am
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Hi Linda Jo,
The brand name "Kit Kat" is owned by Nestle. Throughout the world, Kit Kat chocolate bars are made by Nestle.
However, the the United States, Hershey has purchased the rights to be the sole manufacturer of certain Nestle UK products that were formerly made by Rowntree. For example, Kit Kat, Rolos, etc.
So even though Nestle (based in Switzerland) owns the trademark for Kit Kat, Hersheys has an agreement whereby it manufactures Kit Kats in the USA.
Reese is a division of Hershey. The regular Kit Kat bar made in the USA is made in a plant with peanuts so it has the warning "may contain peanuts".
However, the Kit Kat Bites are made on a nut-free production line so there is no warning.. they are safe to eat.
(in Canada, UK, etc, regular Kit Kat bars are safe as they are made by Nestle in peanut free factories)

Posted on: Tue, 01/21/2003 - 3:29am
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Erik, thank you for the info! I hate when I get used to a product and then they change some part of the labeling that makes me question that product. I did end up calling Hershey and they told me pretty much the same info that you said. She assured me that if there was any chance of cross-contam. they would label as such and told me to always check the labeling. I also asked about their new Pretzel Bites, which also had a different manufacturing plant listed and she said those were OK as well. I trust Hershey's and will continue to use their products.
Thanks again!

Posted on: Tue, 01/21/2003 - 4:19am
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careful mom: i am so glad you found out about the almonds in the heath bites before you inadvertently gave them to your child! eek. i live in fear that i will do something like that.
as for the kitkat bites, my two PA kids eat them all the time and even gave them to their knucklehead grandparents (in pretty jars) for christmas in hopes of steering them toward keeping something safe in the house. the girls are so thrilled to have something so "normal" to eat when they go to the movies or want a really fun occasional snack.
joey

Posted on: Wed, 01/22/2003 - 10:02am
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I took the kids grocery shopping with me after school (I know, someone needs to examine my head) and I happened to see the Kit Kat Bites and I got them. We are almost out of our Canadian Kit Kats (and the last time my husband went to Canada he FORGOT to get more!!! HOW could he forget??? That's another post).
Anyway, I told my son they're safe for him, just the Bites in the U.S., not the bars, then my 10 yr old daughter (not PA) took the package and examined it and grilled me: "Are you sure they're safe, because they also make Almond Joy and Reese's Bites?" Have I trained that kid well or what?!
Later, after dinner, I gave some to my son and he was so happy, but before he ate one he checked one more time: "Mom, you're sure they're safe?"

Posted on: Sat, 12/16/2006 - 5:39am
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Raising.

Posted on: Sat, 12/16/2006 - 8:12am
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we have eaten the kit kat bites but not the kit kat bars. the rolo bites are NOT safe yet the rolos in the bags are? go figure!!

Posted on: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 10:04am
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We have had the rolos and never seen a warning? Are you sure? I always have the kit kat bites on hand! Yum!

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