Krispy Kreme - Peanut Allergy Information

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Krispy Kreme will be rolling out a new line of multi-grain doughnuts. I heard it on the news this morning and checked it out on their website:

"Krispy Kreme Introduces NEW Multigrain Doughnut! A Delectable Treat Made With Seven Grains! WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., June 27, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) announces the introduction of its new Multigrain cake doughnut made with seven grains and topped with an oatmeal crisp crunch. For a limited time, customers can enjoy this delicious treat made with molasses, brown sugar and pecan flavors. "

They don't seem to have the nutritional/ingredient information on the new doughnuts on their website yet, so I don't know if the pecan one will really have pecans in it or be artificially flavored. I've e-mailed them to ask.

On Jun 27, 2007

Thanks for posting. I'll be looking to see what they tell you. We're going on vacation soon to visit my parents and my mom loves to buy KK for the kids (since I won't allow them to eat any of her food-it's almost all imported).

------------------ ============== [b]~Gale~[/b]

On Jun 27, 2007

Oh..I hope it's artificially flavored! They also have test markets now that have ice cream with peanut toppings- but at least those are in little bags (like McD's).

On Jun 27, 2007

I noticed some back- pedaling on their no nut ingredients last week when I received these responses after an inquiry- "Thank you for your email regarding the risk of nut products in our doughnuts. We appreciate the opportunity to assist you.

While we strive to minimize the risk of cross contamination, we cannot guarantee that our products are free of nuts or nut derivatives. All of the ingredients for the products in our stores are sent from centralized production plants. The final decision to consume Krispy Kreme doughnuts will always rest with the consumer. We certainly understand your concerns and value your feedback."

and earlier:We often receive questions from consumers like you about the likelihood of peanuts in our products. While we do not currently have peanuts in any of our doughnut varieties, we do offer ice cream in select markets with which individually wrapped peanuts are an available topping option. For that reason we cannot guarantee that our doughnuts are free of nuts or nut derivatives. The final decision to consume Krispy Kreme doughnuts will always rest with the consumer." I hope this is not a trend

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On Jun 27, 2007

I just emailed them. We don't have one near us, but it is a treat my son counts on when we visit Grandma.

Dang it, I'm doing a lot of emailing this week. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img]

Amy

On Jun 27, 2007

Just called the 800#- girl who answered did not have much information but said she did have an allergen stmt for the multigrain doughnut that said "wheat, soy, egg and milk" as allergens. She could not answer if the pecan flavor was artificial- but with no nut warning I'm hoping it will be. It will probably take them a little while to have the information- she said they would be in their stores soon. They did take my last name and zip code this time, something they didn't use to do.

On Jun 27, 2007

Our KK was sampling the whole wheat ones a few weeks back. YUCK! I am glad it was free because I would have been very disappointed had I paid for them! Lori

On Jun 28, 2007

I'm not sure if they're going to tell me! I got an e-mail back thanking me for my e-mail regarding the ingredients of their multi-grain doughnuts and saying they're glad to have the chance to assist me. Then they ask me to sign up for Friends of Krispy Kreme on their website. So I'm not sure if they're going to e-mail me again with the information or if they just want me to wait for it to come through on their Friends bulletins. If the e-mail was entirely generic, I'd assume it was just bumped back to me when they got my e-mail. But it mentions the topic I asked about.

On Jun 28, 2007

Here's the response I got (I still think trying to make a donut into "health food" is ridiculous!):

Dear Mrs. XXXXX,

Thank you for your email letting us know that you were unable to view the ingredients list we had provided. We appreciate the opportunity to assist you.

I apologize that the previous email was not in the proper file format. I have provided the ingredients list below:

Multi - Grain Cake Doughnuts

Ingredients: Enriched bleached wheat flour (contains bleached wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), sugar, water, vegetable shortening (partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil), vegetable oil (soybean and/or cottonseed oil), bulgar wheat, cracked wheat, coarse red wheat bran, rye flakes, rolled oats, triticale, barley flakes, yellow corn grits, millet, soy grits, ground golden flax seed, brown rice flour, buckwheat flour, egg yolks, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate), soy flour, whey, nonfat milk, dextrose, salt, cinnamon, monoglycerides and propylene glycol monostearate (emulsifier), lecithin, sodium propionate (preservative), maltodextrin, food starch modified, cellulose gum, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, enzymes, and BHT (to help protect flavor).

Glaze contains: Sugar, water, corn starch, calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate, agar, dextrose, locust bean gum, disodium phosphate, sorbitan monostearate, mono-and diglycerides, artificial flavor and salt.

Oat Crisp Crunch Topping contains: Rolled oats, unenriched wheat flour, margarine (liquid soybean oil, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, water, salt, whey, soy lecithin, soy mono and diglycerides, sodium benzoate (preservative), artificial butter flavor, beta carotene, vitamin A palmitate), brown sugar, sugar, natural and artificial flavors, sodium propionate (preservative), TBHQ (antioxidant).

So this is the ingredient information that we have regarding the multi -grain doughnut. We do not have any information that there is a pecan variety at this time.

As well, just so you are aware while we do not currently have peanuts or nut products in any of our doughnut varieties, we do offer ice cream in select markets with which individually wrapped peanuts are an available topping option. For that reason we cannot guarantee that our doughnuts are free of nuts or nut derivatives. The final decision to consume Krispy Kreme doughnuts will always rest with the consumer.

I apologize that we do not have more information regarding the Pecan variety of multi - grain doughnut, but I do hope it does not come out at your local store so you will still be able to enjoy Krispy Kremes.

Thank you again for your email, we appreciate the opportunity to assist you.

Best regards, Gillian Anderson Krispy Kreme Customer Experience [url="http://www.krispykreme.com"]www.krispykreme.com[/url]

On Jun 28, 2007

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Originally posted by Going Nuts: [b] We do not have any information that there is a pecan variety at this time.

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What does that mean? I saw it on the news and Krispy Kreme doesn't know about it? WTH?

------------------ ============== [b]~Gale~[/b]

On Jun 29, 2007

Yeah, the press announcement's on their website too..I think under media or press or something. I think the problem is- I was told it's not out in the stores yet...once they are selling them then I think they will have more information - which they told me was soon.

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On Jun 29, 2007

I went to our KK the other day and noticed that they now have a sticker on the door saying that their products are made in a facility that produces individually wrapped peanut toppings. I'm not yet sure how I feel about this. I do let me daughter eat at McDonald's, where there are nuts for salads and sundaes, so I'm not sure how different this would be. If they start making a donut with pecans on it though, I would definitely not be comfortable at KK anymore.

On Jun 29, 2007

Wonder if McDonalds actually "produces" the peanut packages in the same plant though? I don't know why KK couldn't get them already packaged...I might have a different comfort zone if they have peanuts in their plants that they are in there packaging...and if McDonalds gets there's elsewhere prepackaged...interesting...

[This message has been edited by PennMom (edited June 29, 2007).]

On Sep 23, 2007

I also asked about the sticker. There are peanuts in sealed, individually wrapped packages that go on the new ice cream.

On Sep 24, 2007

[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000970.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum10/HTML/000970.html[/url]

Reference this thread re the Pecan/ praline concern

I'll check for the sticker at my KK in NC and will get back to you all

On Sep 28, 2007

no sticker here yet- No ice cream either

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