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I wrote to Krispy Kreme Donuts because they are planning on opening stores in our Syracuse NY area. I've heard that they were peanut free, but wanted to make sure. Here is the response I got:

"Thank you for writing us. All of our company and franchise stores' products are made 100% peanut and tree nut FREE. We have taken into consideration that there are people out there that could suffer serious consequences if they ingest any of these ingredients. Therefore, in our preparation of mixes, as well as the entire doughnut making process, we are very careful and aware of the factors that could cause cross contamination. We avoid this at all costs to provide the public with a safe, tasty treat. Please let us know if you have any additional questions."

What I didn't expect was that they included an entire ingredients list for all their donuts. I was amazed they would do that- we know how manufacturers can be. I will try to post the ingredients- it's very long and I have to figure out how to do that. Anyone can email me though and I can always check it out for you. Take care, Kelly

On Jan 6, 2001

Kelly,

Thank you so much for this information. I should be embarrassed to say we drove to the newly opened Krispy Kreme (45 min) drive and waited in line 45 minutes to get them. But boy were they worth it.That would be great if you could post the ingredient list or let us know did you get it through e-mail or regular mail.

Thanks, Linda

On Jan 6, 2001

I just heard that the Krispy Kreme franchise is coming to Ontario, Canada (yum yum, can't wait - I've heard they're the BEST). I hope they're peanut and tree nut free here as well! Thanks for posting the info!

On Jan 9, 2001

WOW....i too, just heard they're coming to Ontario and didnt think too much of it until i read this thread...if they are indeed nut free, we will be at the front of the line! Tim Hortons in Canada (and some States) is a definate no no for us (as are all donut shops here), so we look forward to krispy kremes arrival! Thanks for the info Kaymarks!

On Jan 11, 2001

I just received an email from krispy kreme answering and confirming the same thing, and i'm delighted and look forward to their arrival to canada as promised in an early January 2001 news release by them! Does anyone know if they make cakes too? (thinking cakes that can be used for birthdays!)

On Jan 11, 2001

Krispy Kreme doughnuts are the BEST!! OOH, even microwaved for about 10 seconds to get nice and warm with a hot cup of coffee.

Yumm!!!!

------------------ Stay Safe.

On Jan 11, 2001

The Krispy Kreme franchise is only going to be coming to Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces, for now. Hopefully it will move out west soon (thinking of you, SharonA [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]).

On Jan 11, 2001

redtruck,

They just make donuts, no cakes. But let me tell you, no other donuts taste like these! I don't know what they do to make them taste so different but they are just incredibly, incredibly yummy!!

Linda

On Jan 12, 2001

I just wanted to add, that Costco warehouse carries Krispy cremes in a 1 dozen package.

On Jan 12, 2001

Shannon, thanks for letting us know Costco carries Krispy Kreme donuts. The nearest Krispy Kreme to us is 45 minutes away. They just opened a Costco in our area just before Christmas and I haven't been there yet!

This is great news! (Sooo long New Year's Resolution) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

------------------ Stay Safe.

[This message has been edited by Connie (edited January 12, 2001).]

On Jan 12, 2001

I just discovered Krispy Kremes in our local Kroger grocery store! They sure are yummy and what joy it was to see my 3 yr old pa son's face as he tasted his first doughnut. With a great big smile, he said "No peanuts?"

On Jan 18, 2001

I saw a small notice in our local paper a few days ago. It seems a Cranston R.I. company is going to be opening the franchise in CT, MA, and R.I. sometime in the near future. Our family is really looking forward to a new place to go for treats!

On Jan 29, 2001

To all who posted & read here -- please be sure to read the Krispy Kreme discussion & concerns under the topic heading "Restaurants".

EB

On Mar 17, 2001

Please read my post on the manufacturers board about Krispy Kreme Donuts. I was at one of their shops today and they were featuring almond amartetto donuts! I was so disappointed!

[This message has been edited by PattyR (edited March 17, 2001).]

On Mar 18, 2001

I also purchased Krispy Kreme donuts recently and they had the almond amaretto donuts. Perhaps they use imitations stuff but it would be interesting to find out. tkiaml

On Mar 19, 2001

Hi- I emailed Krispy Kreme regarding the almond amaretto doughnuts and this was their reply: "Thank you for contacting us again. This months' featured doughnut does have an almond flavoring, however, it is not nut based. Please let us know if you have any addtional questions."

When I orginally contacted them, I was told they were very aware of peanut/treenut allergies. I was sent a complete list of ingredients. Of course, I didn't know they had a doughnut of the month and now I will email back and find out exactly what that is all about. The initial response I received led me to believe they are very concerned about these allergies and would not use these ingredients. I'll let you know their response. Kelly

On Mar 19, 2001

Could they be using artificial almond flavoring? Mmmm, how appetizing... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]

Amy

On Mar 26, 2001

I've been emailing Krispy Kreme back and forth, and I finally got their answer. I did go to one of their stores this weekend and was presented a laminated card that listed all the ingredients for the almond amaretto donuts. I thought that was a fantastic idea. Yes, it is artificial flavoring. Again, I found them very allergy aware but I still wanted to make sure of all the franchises were the same. They do make the most wonderful donuts. Here is the response:

Subj: Re: allergens in doughnuts Date: 3/26/2001 2:52:27 PM Eastern Standard Time From: [email]Customer@krispykreme.com[/email] Sender: [email]aholder@krispykreme.com[/email] ile: allergen.zip (8813 bytes) DL Time (52000 bps): < 1 minute

Thank you for contacting us again. I must first apologize for the delay in my response. I had to do some research on this issue to insure that I answered all your questions correctly.

Your first question was, "Do you ever use peanut/treenut products in the featured doughnuts?" We do not use nut products in any of our featured doughnuts because we understand the risks involved for those with nut allergies.

To answer your second question, you can email customer service if you are ever concerned with a particular doughnut and we can provide you with ingredient information. I am attaching to the bottom of this email the most current ingredient legend which includes information on the next featured doughnut.

Your third question was, "Do all of franchisees participate?" Our distribution center does not supply any nut products to any of our stores. No nut based products are on our standard or optional product menu. However, there are two associate stores, one in Scranton, PA and the other in Kingsport, TN, that make peanut products. Scranton makes a peanut stick and Kingsport makes a cake doughnut, topped with chocolate and/or vanilla icing, and dipped in peanuts. They buying their nuts from a local vendor. Because of the issues involved with offering such a product, they will be removing those offering from their menu selection. All of our other locations are "nut free."

I do hope that I was able to answer your questions. If you think of anything else, please don't hesitate to contact us again.

Thank you for your patience.

Best regards, Alison Holder Krispy Kreme Customer Experience

On Mar 26, 2001

Can we all email these folks and thank them for being so allergy aware!

I'm impressed that they are taking steps to remove peanuts from the 2 franchises that include peanuts - obviously someone near the top of that organization truly cares about us, the customer..

Thanks for gathering and posting this info. Now if only they'd open up closer to my house.

On Mar 26, 2001

Interesting posts about the amaretto!

Yes, Bravo to Krispy Kreme for their good work! Excellent email program and responses. Tim Hortons can learn a thing or two from these guys (Tim's dont even accept emails!).

Can't wait til they finally arrive in Canada later this year!

On Mar 27, 2001

There must be something to this company. I heard on the news last night that they are opening in Denver today (at 5:30 a.m.) and people were camping out!

Since my daughter is going to the zoo later today - I'm taking Philip over there to enjoy the goodies! Not close enough to my house - but worth an outing.

On Mar 27, 2001

I was just at Krispy Kreme yesterday and noticed the big posters advertising the new amaretto flavored donuts. I was so depressed; especially since it looks identical to many of their other "filled" donuts. I am so thrilled to find out that they truly are as allergy aware as they have claimed to be, and that the almond flavoring is artificial. Hooray! I agree that we should let them know how much we appreciate their efforts. And yes, their donuts are so yummy and delicious!!!

On Sep 1, 2001

Krispy Kreme will be opening a store/factory in Mississauga, Ontario next year...and that's just the beginning. Yahoo!!!!

On Sep 4, 2001

I heard we're getting one in the Boston area on the 128 belt somewhere by the end of the year. I'll have to try to find out exactly where.

On Sep 4, 2001

I am sitting here with tears in my eyes. My son can eat a donut! A yummy, yummy Krispy Kreme donut to boot. I never even guessed a franchised donut company coul dbe so allergy aware. Here, in Northeast Ohio, they sell Krispy Kremes in some of our convenience stores. Every sunday, after church, they sell Krispy Kreme donuts, and always drag my PA son out while his little friend stays. This is amazing! I am so happy that I finally upgraded my home computer and can surf this site more.

On Sep 23, 2001

This is great, I hope. When Krispy Kreme came to the Metro Detoit area I asked about peanuts and was told that they use a vegetable oil that contains peanut oil. I will go back and ask again--maybe that employee made a mistake! I'll let y ou know what I find out. Thanks, Jeanne

On Oct 29, 2001

I hate to scare people, but I noticed something at our ACME market late one evening and thought I'd share it. Our Acme sells Krispy kreme doughnuts in boxes. I read about them here and once Alex outgrowns his egg allergy I plan to eat them until they come out my ears. Any way, late one night I was walking by the bakery, an employee was taking all the dougnuts, crossionts, cookies...out of the bakery cases and putting them in bakery boxes for sale as packages. I saw her use the same tongs to pickup peanut butter cookies, muffins with walnuts and doughnuts that she put in Krispy Kreme boxes!!! I asked her if the doughnuts in the front of the store came factory sealed or where put in boxes like I saw. She was CLUELESS. And flippant. I called the bakery manager twice and never heard from them. I ended up never following through since Alex can't eat them due to egg allergy but when I read about everyone enjoying them I just wanted to warn to the CHECK it out with your supermarket if that is how you purchase them> Sorry to cause alarm!

On Oct 29, 2001

Heather: I just emailed them. Here is the contact info: [url="http://www.krispykreme.com"]www.krispykreme.com[/url] (336) 725-2981 I will post their response when I get one...

On Oct 29, 2001

dit, There may be a chocolate donut your son can eat from Krispy Kreme. They e-mailed me their main donuts' ingredient list for my son who is also allergic to peanuts and eggs. I found one that had no eggs in it. Ask them for their list. Then enjoy the donuts. Keilley

On Nov 8, 2001

Here is the Oct. 30th response that I received from Krispy Kreme, too bad I don't even have one near me!!!!

Thank you for writing us. To answer your question, we do not use peanuts or nut derivatives in the manufacturing of our products. An attachment of our ingredient legend can be found below for your review.

We appreciate your interest in Krispy Kreme.

Best regards, Alison Holder Krispy Kreme Customer Experience

On Nov 14, 2001

Just in case a Krispy Kreme exec is reading this ... how about building a Krispy Kreme store in southeastern Washington State? (Specifically Richland, Washington?)

I guarantee that you'll get lots of customers!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Dec 5, 2001

I am replying to this topic to raise this thread.

On Dec 11, 2001

Open for business in Canada, specifically in Mississauga as of today!! Yippee. Must go try them out!

On Dec 13, 2001

Hey i finally got to try the Krispy Kreme donut...it really does melt in your mouth! Of course we had to wait 1 hour in line to get them! I'll have to let my pa daughter try one tomorrow morning. Boy are they sweet though! This new location seems to be a huge hit...and causing quite a traffic jam around the store!

On Dec 20, 2001

My daughter loved the donuts. She ate a few and enjoyed them very much, as we all did! She asked me to get some more this week, but i told her not until the lines go down by a few hundred people (probably in a few months)! Its still crazy there! Has anyone else in Toronto tried them yet?

On Dec 20, 2001

Yes!

My brother and his wife drove from Scarborough out to the store in Mississauga (about 70km/42mi round trip) last weekend and bought 2 dozen, then divided them out among the family. We all thought they were great! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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On Apr 9, 2002

I just got the most wonderful news from Krispy Kremes...we in Massachusetts are getting a store in Medford and a store in Dedham!!!! Yahoo!!! It's about time I got some good news!!!!

On Apr 9, 2002

I was just curious, does anyone know why the Krispy Kreme website states "Our products may contain/have come into contact with peanuts, nuts or other allergens". Here's where I got it - [url="Http://www.krispykreme.com/nutri.html"]Http://www.krispykreme.com/nutri.html[/url]

That seems to conflict with everything you guys have said that the company tells you. Lea

On Apr 9, 2002

Interesting...I have written to them for a proper response, i'll keep you informed. And yes, they did write back to us stating safety from nuts last year!

On Apr 9, 2002

Good catch Lea. I just called their 800# and spoke with Krista. She again told me that their donuts are safe for peanut allergic individuals. When I informed her that their web site stated otherwise she said "Oh my God- please hold". Then after a few minutes on hold, the customer service supervisor gets on the phone (his name is Kevin) and said that the web site is correct. Their donuts may come in contact with peanuts or other allergins. His basic message was, that even though they do not use any peanuts or nuts in the ingredients they could not guarantee the safety of their donuts to individuals with allergies. Nothing has changed in their manufacturing process. It sounds to me like the lawyers are just trying to cover their butts. My son really loves those donuts. You going to have make the decision based on our own comfort level as to whether you will continue to purchase from them. My feelings are, as long as Krispy Kream does not outright carry or use any ingredients that contain any peanut/nut donuts I will continue to purchase them for my son.

On Apr 10, 2002

Yes, i think i agree with you b's mom on both counts...trying to cover their butts, and so long as they dont actually use any kinds of nuts on their donuts, hopefully their safe.

ps... if there is a possibility of trace amount from cross contamination from a raw material supplier, wonder if the deep frying affects the nut protein?

On Apr 14, 2002

ok, i didnt get a response this time from krispy kreme, but then, i cant find the email i sent them last week in my outbox, so maybe it didnt go thru!

BUT, i did recheck their website to find on the ingredients and nutrional info on their donuts, now DO NOT have the nut allergy warning (changed from last week), yet do specify that their donuts may contain allergens!!!

Ok, again, trying to cover their butts, but at least they dont actually use any nuts in any of their products...therefore making it a comfort level choice.

Hey at least theyre not Tim Hortons with nuts in their products including peanut butter.

Imagine, how much more business they would get if they ever switched to nut free products!

On Apr 15, 2002

I finally did hear back from krispy kreme and was pleased to read their response, and as mentioned earlier, that they did indeed change their website. Here is their reply...

Dear Robert,

Thank you for your email regarding the rumour you heard about the nuts in our products. We appreciate the opportunity to provide assistance.

Often we receive questions from consumers like you about the likelihood of peanuts in our products. For clarification, Krispy Kreme does not use peanuts or any nut derivatives in the manufacturing of our products.

We hope that this information is helpful and appreciate the opportunity to resolve your concern. At Krispy Kreme, we recognize that our success is measured by the satisfaction of customers like you....

On Apr 16, 2002

Redtruck, Thanks for keeping us informed! Sounds like they were worried about loosing business from the PA community. As I said before, I will continue to buy Krispy Kreme donuts for my son. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Apr 18, 2002

I am so happy to say this, the Krispy Kreme in Scranton Pennsylvania is now peanut and nut free. On an earlier post on this thread the reply from corporate Krispy Kreme said there were only 2 krispy kreme's that have nuts and I was SO upset to see that the only Krispy Kreme anywhere near me was one of them. My husband made the trip to that Krispy Kreme 3 weeks ago (a 45 minute drive) to find out if they really did get rid of their nuts. He said they were very helpful and very excited to say that yes they no longer use peanuts or any nuts and have made sure everything has been cleaned properly and they even sent home a paper krispy kreme hat for my daughter! She's only 18 months and a bit young for sugary sweet donuts, but it sure is nice to know they are there for the future and also so that we know we can enjoy a safe treat around her without having to worry about touching her after eating it! (we stay away from anything that may be cross contaminated for fear touching or kissing her may cause a reaction) YEAH KRISPY KREME IN SCRANTON PENNSYLVANIA!!! kcmom [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

On Apr 30, 2002

RedTruck - where in Mississauga.

I live in Scarborough, and it's not listed in my phone book.

I've tried making my own doughnuts -yuck!

please, Please, PLEASE send me the address!!

On Apr 30, 2002

I was in the Krispy Kreme store in Mississauga, Canada (early one Saturday) with no line ups. I specifically asked the person working behind the couter about their product and if it is peanut free. He said that they can "guarantee" five generations back that the product has not come in contact with peanuts. Took some home to my PA son and he gobbled it up!!! I understand they will be opening more in Ontario very soon.Klara

On May 1, 2002

Anna Marie, the Krispy Kreme donut store in Mississauga is located at: 5920 Mavis Road (south of Hwy 401) 905-826-2166. Havent been there in a while, but i did hear the huge lineups are gone so it should be fairly convenient. Take Hwy 401 West to Mavis, go south (left) and its on your right hand side (west side). Bon appetite!

On May 1, 2002

So, is this just in the Krispy Kreme stores, or does this go for the boxes of KK products in my local grocery stores (like Giant Eagle, Kroger, WalMart, etc...)?

I'm going to read back through all the posts real quick here to see if I missed something.

Thanks, Tammy

On May 1, 2002

I Just heart that Krispy Kreme is planning on coming to New Jersey! I am very excited about that and hope that the franchises are sold quickly. Move over Dunkin Donuts...there will be a new kid on the block. Hooray! Stay Safe!

On May 1, 2002

Lois, Krispy Kreme donuts are already here in NJ. They don't have any franchises open yet, but most of the Exxon mini marts carry them. My PA son just loves them. B's Mom

On May 2, 2002

Thanks redtruck.

Bribed hubby and actually got out there last night. We live in Scarborough. Line up looked worse than it was. Only took about 20 min. and I was out the door.

They were giving out doughnuts in the line up, but old fears die hard. I didn't dare eat one til I got home.

Checked there web site and no allergy info anymore. I called the TO number, and spoke with Kevin. He was on-line and tried to direct me to the correct page when he suddenly went - hey, what's this? This is new.

The page now talks about calories... (If that's your concern - don't eat doughnuts ;o))

Thanks everyone. Time to get back to eating...

On Jun 18, 2002

Here is the e-mail I just got in response to a question about whether their products contain peanuts/nuts. This "knowingly" thing is an unfortunate retreat from their previous statements. ---------------------------------------------

Thank you for your email regarding the ingredients in our doughnuts. 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.

Ms. Bers, we hope that you'll find this information helpful and appreciate the opportunity to provide assistance. At Krispy Kreme, we recognize that our success is measured by the satisfaction of customers like you.

Once again, thank you for your continued support! We look forward to serving you again in the future.

Sincerely, Adam Maxwell Krispy Kreme Customer Experience [url="http://www.KrispyKreme.com"]www.KrispyKreme.com[/url]

[This message has been edited by abers (edited July 03, 2002).]

On Jun 20, 2002

Picked up a batch of doughnuts last night. There was a sticker on the box.

New Krispy Kreme opening at Hillcrest Mall, Richmond Hill, in September 2002.

Regarding the *knowingly add* almost all companies want to cover their behinds. If they guarantee peanut free they can be sued. If you buy a vegetable that someone rubbed with a peanut it could be contaminated. Nobody can give us guarantees. They can only do their best to keep an area peanut free, and advise us if there are peanuts there, or on the line. Most companies these days are referring to themselves as *allergy aware*. Then I question them to find out how aware. Then we all have to settle our own comfort levels.

Hope my Northern Neighbours enjoy the new store.

On Jul 10, 2002

Here is the response I got to my question about why they say they do not "knowingly" add peanuts/nuts. I think it comes down to a question of suppliers of ingredients, which, I have to think, would be true for almost any manufacturer/restaurant. ---------------------------------------------

Thank you for asking a very thoughtful and interesting question about Krispy Kreme doughnuts, which are prepared from time-tested recipes and according to very precise specifications to assure the highest standards of quality control.

To address your question, we do not add ingredients containing nuts or nut products to our doughnuts. However, we cannot guarantee that our suppliers do not use them in their factories or processes or that all items supplied to us are free of nuts and nut products. In addition, we may use nut flavorings in certain beverages.

We appreciate your giving us an opportunity to assist you, and we hope you will continue to enjoy Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Best regards, Nicole Megginson Krispy Kreme Customer Experience

On Jul 26, 2002

Krispy Kreme has announced that they will be building a new store in Kitchener, Ontario.

(Also just a reminder from another poster that some Krispy Kreme donuts that are sold in grocery stores may not be safe because they are packaged by the stores in areas where they could come in contact with peanuts or nuts.)

On Sep 12, 2002

Bringing this to the top for MyNick

On Oct 30, 2002

Just got an e-mail from Krispy Kremes. The store in Medford, Massachusetts will be opening April 2003. Yippee!!!

On Oct 30, 2002

See you in Medford in April!! Yippee!!!

On Mar 27, 2003

This is funny about the development of the Krispy Kremes in Medford, MA.

[url="http://www.taquitos.net/snacks.php?page_code=13"]http://www.taquitos.net/snacks.php?page_code=13[/url]

On Mar 27, 2003

I just noticed they are building a Krispy Kreme about 2 miles from my house in Naperville.

On Mar 30, 2003

Bought some Krispy Kreme doughnuts and they are yummy!

On Mar 30, 2003

Whenever I see this thread on "daily topics" I worry that something has changed, and that Krispy Kreme will no longer be nut free. Thank goodness that is not the case!!! Enjoy your Krispy Kremes, everyone! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] Miriam

On Mar 30, 2003

Here's hoping dd outgrows her egg allergy soon! We go to the allergist in June! If we pick up Grandpa, we drive right by this location on the way to my Brother's home. Would be a great stop for a substitute for birthday cake when we go to cousin's parties!!! becca

On Apr 2, 2003

Here's the e-mail I got from Krispy Kremes:

Thank you for your email regarding the upcoming Krispy Kreme store in Medford, Massachusetts.

We have determined that there will be a new store coming to Medford, located at Revere Beach Pkwy, on June 17th.

So that we can continue to accommodate loyal customers like you, we are working hard to expand throughout the United States and Canada.

For your convenience, new store location details are also available on our website, [url="http://www.KrispyKreme.com."]www.KrispyKreme.com.[/url] The site is regularly updated with information as soon as it becomes available.

We appreciate the opportunity to assist you. At Krispy Kreme, we recognize that our success is measured by the satisfaction of customers like you.

Once again, thank you for your interest and continued support!

On Apr 10, 2003

Just heard that the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut is getting a Krispy Kreme franchise. My son will be excited-he gets tired of homemade things.

On May 8, 2003

they just opened a store around here (MOntreal). We'll be going, although it's a bit far from us

On May 9, 2003

Darthcleo, where is it? We will be driving through Montreal this summer and it might make a nice *fresh* treat while travelling.

BTW, it is worth the trip. Are you familiar with Toronto? We travel from Scarborough to Mississauga just to get them [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

On May 10, 2003

Wow, are they that good? I had them before in the States, they were good, but I wouldn't travel miles and miles for them.

They're in March

On May 11, 2003

Are they that good? Well, they're that fresh, and they're the only doughnuts I can eat! Also, when my five year old (not pa) eats them I can still get sticky hugs [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Also, you can warm them in the micro the following day (or two days) and they'll be fresh again [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Now, highway 40 sounds familiar [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] I'll copy out the rest for DH. He travels to Montreal a bit on business and knows the area around the airport quite well [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Thanks, and enjoy.

On May 28, 2003

I called them on the phone the other day and they told me... they told me that they don't knowingly use any peanuts or nuts in the making of their donuts, but that they couldn't guarantee the flour. They said the flour might have been processed in a facility with peanuts, and that it was about as safe as any flour you'd buy at the grocery store.

I don't remember who I talked to but it was a very nice person at the other end of their 800 number. Personally I'd feel safe buying donuts from a Krispy Kreme store but would be reluctant to buy some from a grocery store.

On May 28, 2003

Hi,

I'm from Montreal, and a Krispie Kreme just opened about a month ago near my area.

When we asked if they were peanut-free, they told us that they don't have any nuts or peanuts on site but that they couldn't guarantee the ingredients coming from their suppliers. I'm thinking of calling them again just to find out who their suppliers are and then contacting them. I feel that their plain sugar glazed doughnuts should be safe but I want to be absolutely sure.

Darthcleo, march

On May 28, 2003

Quote:

Originally posted by AnnaMarie: [b]...when my five year old eats them I can still get sticky hugs [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] [/b]

...hoping joeybeth gets some "sticky hugs". [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On May 28, 2003

Quote:

Originally posted by Tina123: [b] march

On Jun 15, 2003

Another disconcerting response from Krispy Kreme. Has anyone been able to get to the bottom of their disclaimer - can we find out which ingredients they seem to feel might possibly be cross-contaminated with peanut and WHO their suppliers are - so we can contact them directly? It seems that no matter how I ask the questions, they still give the same nebulous response. Anybody have better luck?

"Thank you for your email regarding your inquiry 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."

On Jun 15, 2003

Krispy Kremes do have soy flour for any of you trying to avoid soy as well. I found out when I called after my son had been breaking out w/ ezcema right after eating them. We are so disappointed. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

On Jun 16, 2003

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Originally posted by Yonit: [b]"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."[/b]

I think that this is similar to many manufacturers, as in they have a peanut free facility and do not use peanuts in their products, but they can not give a 100% guarantee.

I don't think there are many companies that will give you a 100% guarantee that the products are peanut-free. Nestle Canada has a few chocolate bars with this guarantee, and there are a few other products (Touce Bakery, Bransons Bakery) that give a 100% peanut-free guarantee.

But in general, I have found it rare for this to be the case. Many manufacturers will say they do not use any peanuts in their facility, or that they have a peanut-free facility, but I have noticed that there are not many who will give you an absolute 100% peanut-free guarantee.

On Aug 20, 2003

I'm not only PA, but I'm also all tree nut allergy. I just found out that their current "feature of the month" has "some sort of nut on it". I had been craving donuts for a few days & was talking to a friend who lives near the krispy kreme (Denver) & she said that they have a "walnut" donut right now...So I called & talked to "Mike" who said that he would check into it for me, if I come in tmrw he will have an answer. I read the website ingredients & it doesn't say anything about a nut, but if they are using chunks of candy bars (such as heath bars) on them, then this could be a problem!

On Aug 20, 2003

Quote:

Originally posted by erik: [b] I think that this is similar to many manufacturers, as in they have a peanut free facility and do not use peanuts in their products, but they can not give a 100% guarantee.

I don't think there are many companies that will give you a 100% guarantee that the products are peanut-free. Nestle Canada has a few chocolate bars with this guarantee, and there are a few other products (Touce Bakery, Bransons Bakery) that give a 100% peanut-free guarantee.

But in general, I have found it rare for this to be the case. Many manufacturers will say they do not use any peanuts in their facility, or that they have a peanut-free facility, but I have noticed that there are not many who will give you an absolute 100% peanut-free guarantee.

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'Liability', [i]thy name is what you say it is[/i]?

MommaBear [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]

On Sep 6, 2003

Quote:

Originally posted by princesshinmighty: [b]I'm not only PA, but I'm also all tree nut allergy. I just found out that their current "feature of the month" has "some sort of nut on it". [/b]

I know Krispy Kreme has a doughnut that [b]looks[/b] like it has nuts on it - has anyone confirmed if there is another that does have nuts?

On Sep 8, 2003

Quote:

Originally posted by AnnaMarie: [b] I know Krispy Kreme has a doughnut that [b]looks[/b] like it has nuts on it - has anyone confirmed if there is another that does have nuts?[/b]

Hi Anna Marie,

I rasied a thread called "Krispy kreme special doughnuts" in the Manufacturers Safe and Unsafe area with details about this new special donut (nut-free.. what looks like nuts is caramel) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

[This message has been edited by erik (edited September 08, 2003).]

On Sep 9, 2003

Hi Erik,

I've actually seen that doughnut and assumed that was what was being discussed - but we know what can happen with assumptions [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] . Just wanted to make sure there wasn't another one.

BTW, we were in the drive through line and had already ordered when DH saw the picture of the new doughnut. He was ready to raise the roof if they had nuts. (and of course, we also would have cancelled our order)

On Oct 24, 2003

OH MY!!!

I am just back from my first trip ever to Krispy Kreme... While in line, we were offered some very very fresh doughnuts!

I confirmed the absence of peanuts and nuts and splurged on a dozen for my kids. (including 4 with pumpkin !)

Tomorrow morning, my kids will eat doughnuts for the first time in their life!

On Oct 24, 2003

Darthcleo, arent they Awesome? Be careful, they go down easy. Hope your kids enjoy them!

On Oct 27, 2003

Darthcleo, glad you (and your kids) are enjoying doughnuts. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

When I first found them in Toronto we were picking them up a few times a month. Now, they're just for *special treats* again.

BTW, there is another Krispy Kreme opening in Toronto soon. I saw it in the want ads - they are hiring new staff for a new store.

On Oct 29, 2003

My son wanted to go and get more even before the last one was eaten. But I explained to him they were special treats. I also told him that they were the only donuts he can have, just in case there are donuts served at parties.

Both my kids (PA son, unknown daughter) just went beserk when they got their first taste.. Not too good a thing, since we are trying to stay away from junk food! LOL.. so much for that!

On Oct 29, 2003

Still trying to remember where the new one in Toronto is. I checked the web-site and it's not listed. HOWEVER, it now lists THREE in Montreal.

And everybody deserves a little fattening high calorie food every now and then [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

On Oct 29, 2003

Scarborough Town Centre!!!

Opens tomorrow [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Oct 30, 2003

Quote:

Originally posted by AnnaMarie: [b] I checked the web-site and it's not listed. HOWEVER, it now lists THREE in Montreal. [/b]

THREE? WHERE? I know of two, but not the third one...

On Nov 8, 2003

In Toronto area, you can now pick up krispy kremes at Walmarts and Fortinos delivered fresh each day with date labelled on box! Easier access not only allows us to indulge in this high fat food, but at least also allows for more parents to bring in these donuts if they must bring donuts to school (with some more encouraging from us)!

On Nov 9, 2003

Three in Quebec - not Montreal.

Here's the addresses and phone numbers for anyone near them.

1000 Rue Legendre Ouest Montreal 514-388-9210

600 Auguste Street Greenfield park 450-656-3915

2625 Boul. Daniel Johnson Laval 450-688-9364

********

Sorry about that Cleo. I assume you recognize the city names more than I do, but if there are two right in Montreal, only one of them is listed on the web-site.

On Nov 9, 2003

Hi Anna Marie,

A location has also opened at BCE Place (near Bay & King) in downtown Toronto.

On Nov 10, 2003

Technically Greenfield Park and Laval are outside of Montreal (even after the megamerger). However Laval is close to me, even closer than the one in Montreal!

On Nov 17, 2003

OH MY GOODNESS!!!

I just learned that a krispy kreme will be opening within WALKING distance of where we live!!

(Ok, it's not walking distance in the winter time, it's about 30 minutes walk, but way way way too close!)

On Dec 8, 2003

[b]TORONTO[/b]

There is another new Krispy Kreme. It is at Eglinton and Don Mills. There is a new Loblows Superstore, and on the first floor is a Krispy Kreme.

On Jan 28, 2004

Jan 28, 2004 "Thank you for your email regarding nuts in 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." Best regards, David Brayford Krispy Kreme Customer Experience [url="http://www.krispykreme.com"]www.krispykreme.com[/url]

This thread is very confusing to new members. Is there any way possible to add this new information to the first post on this thread so it causes less confusion?

------------------ Cher ~ Dougie 12/14/01

On Jan 28, 2004

If they don't use nuts or nut products where would the nuts come from? My daughter and her Pa friends have eaten these and never had a problem.

On Jan 28, 2004

If they don't use nuts or nut products where would the nuts come from? My daughter and her Pa friends have eaten these and never had a problem.

On Jan 29, 2004

Quote:

Originally posted by toomanynuts: [b]If they don't use nuts or nut products where would the nuts come from? My daughter and her Pa friends have eaten these and never had a problem.[/b]

I am PA and I eat them as well on an occasional basis (I'd eat them every day if they were a healthy food choice!)

It is good that Krispy Kreme does not use nuts or nut products as it gives me a place where I can eat the donuts. All of the other chains (Tom Horton's, Country Style, Coffee Time, etc) are unsafe since they use peanut/nut products.

On Jan 29, 2004

Cher and toomanynuts,

this is a discussion that comes up every now and then - not just regarding Krispy Kreme, but there are a few other companies as well.

Some companies that label their product *peanut free* get letters from all their suppliers that the ingredients are peanut free, or they have sample products tested once or twice a year.

Krispy Kreme does neither (that we know of). Is it possible the wheat was purchased from a farm that also grows peanuts? I guess it is possible. Did the farmer go from the peanuts to the wheat and bring some cross contamination? I guess that's possible too. BUT, if I worried about all that - I wouldn't even be able to eat an apple.

They do not use peanuts or nuts, and that is within my comfort zone. However, everyone must decide for themselves.

Edited to add: A lot of people here eat them, and/or let their pa kids eat them. I don't recall anyone posting about a reaction - and probably people would, if they reacted.

[This message has been edited by AnnaMarie (edited January 29, 2004).]

On Jan 29, 2004

Quote:

Originally posted by AnnaMarie: [b]Edited to add: A lot of people here eat them, and/or let their pa kids eat them. I don't recall anyone posting about a reaction - and probably people would, if they reacted.[/b]

That's true... I eat them too [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] and never heard of anyone having a reaction.

On Jan 30, 2004

I'm soooo glad they opened right inside the city. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] Some men bring their wives flowers - mine brings be doughnuts. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

On Jan 31, 2004

I have never personally had Krispy Kreme donuts - they haven't arrived in Western Canada yet - but I came across the following information tonight on the Nu Connexions website which doesn't sound promising [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] I thought I should share it. ------------------------------------------ Company: Krispy Kreme (donuts and coffee) (information last updated April, 2003)

Food Allergy Safety Measures: The Krispy Kreme web site does not say anything specific about food allergens and potential for cross-contamination. However, in a phone call to the Canadian head office, it was stated that they cannot guarantee peanut/nut-free status. Although no peanut/nut products are intentionally added as ingredients, the ingredient suppliers (many of which are in the U.S.) cannot guarantee peanut/nut-free status of their fillings or other topping ingredients. As a result, even the traditional glazed donuts may be cross-contaminated in the production process.

On Feb 3, 2004

Hi Kate,

This is an issue that comes up occasionally. Krispy Kreme does not use any peanut products in their donuts. However, they can not [b]guarantee[/b] peanut-free status since they have no control over their suppliers.

I am not concerned about this, since almost [b]no other manufacturers[/b] will guarantee that their products are peanut-free. If we compile a list of manufacturers who guarantee that their products are peanut-free, it will be a very, very short list.

If we only ate products that had a "peanut-free guarantee", we would be hungry in no time at all (unless we decided to live on Nestle Coffee Crisp bars and Touche Bakery cakes). And we have to eat something.

As long as the facililty is peanut-free and they state that they do not use peanut products, I am comfortable with most products (with some exceptions of course)

[This message has been edited by erik (edited February 03, 2004).]

On Feb 4, 2004

Our first Krispy Kreme is opening in a few weeks. I have read all the posts and I'm trying to decide if I should let my dd eat them. Can you tell me if they make bagels there? She is sesame allergic, also. So, that would probably make up my mind for me. Thanks, Denise

On Feb 4, 2004

No bagels- just wonderful doughnuts.

On May 31, 2004

Hi,

I'm going to check out Krispy cream. Glad to read the news I don't do dunkin. I'm curious thow our allergist ( Dr. Sampson in N.Y.) told us you need to call the company on artificial almond extract to make sure it's not derived from the almond in any way. That some artificial almond extract is.

Anybody have had any problems? I can't use it (my comfort zone won't let me).

Thanks

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On May 31, 2004

Hi,

I'm going to check out Krispy cream. Glad to read the news I don't do dunkin. I'm curious thow our allergist ( Dr. Sampson in N.Y.) told us you need to call the company on artificial almond extract to make sure it's not derived from the almond in any way. That some artificial almond extract is.

Anybody have had any problems? I can't use it (my comfort zone won't let me).

Thanks

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On Jun 1, 2004

The krispy Kreme places around Boston only make donuts. My son is also allergic to sesame and he ate the glazed without a problem and asks daily for more! I asked them to take them fresh off the line for me as the manager did said that the toppings on the caramel crunch had peanuts. I called another store and they told me that manager was misinformed!!???! Not knowing who to believe I stuck with the glazed that I actually saw her take off the line, so it didn't touch anything else.

On Jun 1, 2004

None of the Krispy Kreme doughnuts that I have seen and eaten have any peanuts on them.

There is a new extremely messy caramel with a crunchy top - but it is not nuts of any kind.

On Sep 25, 2005

Reraising

On Dec 8, 2005

I have contacted KK many times and always get the same answer (no we do not use any type of peanuts and nuts)-they tell me about the oil they used and everything!

On Dec 8, 2005

kstreeter, I wanted to let you know that before I ever actually ate KK I also asked about sesame seeds. I was told they don't use them at all.

I called and spoke to a manager, and I also asked when I went in to the store.

On Dec 10, 2005

AnnaMarie, Thanks, K-

On Sep 26, 2006

reraising for Austin's Mom

On Jan 31, 2007

I know this is an old thread...but my son had Krpispy Kreme at school today, the teacher called me, adn I just read all these posts yesterday, so I told him he could have a plain glazed donut(that's all they had anyways). So I got on the web site and emailed, asking for an ingredients list of my own(I was going to show the teacher actually) but they replied to me and said I could find it on the web site. I searched and found the donut ingredients(which my other 2 kids couldn't have because of all the milk) but...what in the heck is the toffee crunch made of on the one donut they offer?? I can see they use a gramhn cracker crumble, but what it the toffee crunch?? I just don't liek the sounds of toffee, makes me thing of nuts. Anyoen have any info?? Thanks so much!!! Chanda

------------------ Chanda(mother of 4) Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma) Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma) Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig) Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

On Jan 31, 2007

I would call their 800 number. They were very helpful the two times I have called. Previously they told me they used/added no nuts to their products- we don't have one near us so I would call and make sure nothing has changed.

On Feb 1, 2007

I called KK about a similar issue. I saw some kind of special flavor in a KK box at a grocery store that really looked like it had nuts sprinkled on it. When I called, they said that it's just a crunch topping but it does not have nuts and none of their products have nuts.

Unfortunately, lately they have made it hard to find ingredient listings. The prepackaged boxes in the supermarkets have them but you can't get a list from a KK store anymore or on line. I called about this and they were trying to make the ingredient list anonymous so that other companies would not steal their ideas (don't know if that's really the reason or not but that's what the rep told me).

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