Krispy Kreme

Posted on: Thu, 09/12/2002 - 1:25am
MyNick's picture
Joined: 04/13/2001 - 09:00

pDoes anyone know if Krispy Kreme donuts are safe for a pa person. Tomorry is a birthday party in school and that is what the other parent is bringing in. I am very concerned. Whenever I go there they all look like I am crazy when I ask./p

Posted on: Thu, 09/12/2002 - 1:31am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

There is a thread on Krispy Kreme under peanut free businesses.

Posted on: Thu, 09/12/2002 - 10:30am
AJSMAMA's picture
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

If you haven't already looked at the other threads, the answer is yes they are safe if you buy them at the KK store for sure. Sometimes the ones sold in the grocery (in bags) were packaged somewhere else and thus may have been cross-contaminated. I believe if they were there will be a warning. My son eats the packaged kruellers all the time with no problems. You obviously would never want to buy the ones in the display case at Krogers as they usually have pb cookies and what not directly above/beside the doughnuts.

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 3:55am
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

I haven't been to that one but I totally trust Krispy Kreme and I [b]do[/b] believe they are nut free.
I think that a lot of times companies get (understandably) nervous when we press home the point that our kids' allergies are life threatening. Whether it's a CYA thing or not, I don't know.
Take care,
Miriam [img][/img]

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 7:21am
Jodi2boys's picture
Joined: 01/23/2003 - 09:00

This is the response I got from KK:.
Thank you for your email regarding our product ingredients. We appreciate
the opportunity to assist you.
Often we receive questions from consumers like you about the likelihood of
peanuts in our products. For clarification, Krispy Kreme does not knowingly add any peanuts or other nut derivatives to our doughnuts; however, we cannot guarantee that our products are free of nuts or nut derivatives. The final
decision to consume Krispy Kreme doughnuts will always rest with the consumer.
Still not sure....
Mommy to:
Jake~ 5 yrs. old- allergic to peanuts, cat dander and dust mytes.
Sam~ 3 yrs. old- NKA

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 7:49am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I am sorry if this takes this in another direction. All this talk of Krispy Kreme makes me want donuts! I assume all donuts have eggs? Am I right? Or do some just have yeast for rising and no eggs? We do not even consider donuts because I simply have assumed they all have eggs in them. becca

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 8:14am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

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[i]The only animal byproducts used in our doughnut are [b]eggs[/b] (whites and yolks) and dairy products (including milk, butter, yogurt, whey, nonfat milk and nonfat whey). Our doughnuts are cooked in 100% vegetable oil shortening (partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil). All monoglycerides, diglycerides and enzymes are vegetable based. The lecithin we use is soy based. We also use wheat in our doughnuts, including bran, germ, gluten, starch and flour. [/i]
so I guess they are off limits for you..
Becca.. isn't your child only allergic to uncooked egg whites (as I used to be?)... or all eggs? if only uncooked egg whites, the donuts should be fine as they are definitely cooked [img][/img]

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 8:17am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Jodi2boys:
[b]Then, to still make sure...I called the 1-800 number and was told that they can NOT guarantee their donuts are peanut/nut free. [/b]
The problem is that Krispy Kreme has no way to verify their suppliers. They can ask their suppliers (sugar, chocolate, etc) if they are peanut-free, but they have no way to guarantee that no peanuts will enter their supplier's manufacturing facilities since they have no control or access to their supplier manufacturing facilities.
So they can't give you a rock solid iron clad 100% guarantee that they are peanut free. But I consider it 99.999% sure they are so that's fine with me.
(is anything in life a 100% guarantee anyway?? well, maybe Nestle Canada chocolate bars, but besides that :P )

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 11:07am
MQriley2's picture
Joined: 05/25/2004 - 09:00

I haven't looked at the glaze in a while, but I now that the powdered and the chocolate and at one time the glaze were all made with soy flour and soy protein. (just incase you are allergic to soy)
They also told me not to feed this to my son when I called them. Too bad...I could eat them by the dozens. mmmmmm

Posted on: Fri, 09/17/2004 - 11:34am
cooper's picture
Joined: 12/20/2002 - 09:00

My son (PA and TNA) has had KK donuts several times. A couple weeks ago, we tried one of the new KK's nearby, and the manager told us "there are no nuts in the building". (I think we were talking about the same thing [img][/img] ) At other stores, I've read the ingredients booklet. But I consider them safe for us, and we've never had any problems.

Posted on: Sat, 09/18/2004 - 3:00pm
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Thanks, Erik. <> I grapple with this all the time. Had we never met an allergist, I would be feeding dd cooked eggs(as an ingredient in baked goods). Her reaction history is for egg whites in icing, a commercial product that is uncooked, but pateurized. No other notable reacions and she did eat cookies and at least my banana bread. But when we met the allergist, he said to avoid all eggs regardless. But, it seems the allergy is not going away. She had a very + skin test this July. It just seems static and she always seemed fine with the cooked breads and cookies.
I do allow her to cook in school, but not eat things with eggs, and do not worry about cross contact issues with eggs. I just do not feed then to her in any way that is known to me. But I am rethinking that. Even yhe allergist said, "In the old days, we would allow cooked eggs, but..." yadda, yadda, yadda. I am on the fence with it. I do not think it would be life threatening to try. becca


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