Krispy Kreme Donuts

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2001 - 12:59am
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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

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2001 - 8:39am
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Yes, and I wish with all my heart they were as ubiquitous as those Dunkin Donuts shops. In all of Chicago we have 1 Krispy Kreme and about a million DD. Sigh.

Posted on: Sat, 01/13/2001 - 1:18am
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Any chance of a Krispy Kreme coming to Massachusetts?! That would be great. They sound delicious! There seems to be a Dunkin Donuts on every corner just in my neighborhood alone!!

Posted on: Wed, 01/17/2001 - 9:22am
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I was psyched to read in last night's newspaper that there will be 16 Krispy Kremes opening up in New England (RI, CT, and MA.) in the next five years. One of the first to open this year will be in Cranston, RI. The franchise owners of these 16 Krispy Kreme stores also owns Burger King and some of the donut stores will be in the Burger King.
Does anyone know if the pnt/nut-free policy is a corporate policy or is it up to the individual franchise owner to be pnt/nut free????
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Posted on: Wed, 01/17/2001 - 9:24am
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Posted on: Wed, 01/17/2001 - 10:30am
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My grocery store (Giant in MD) sells Krispy Kream donuts. I didn't know they were so nut-aware. I have thought about buying them before but always passed them up because I didn't know. Thanks for the post!

Posted on: Thu, 01/18/2001 - 7:17am
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Costco wharehouse also sells krispy kremes.

Posted on: Sat, 01/20/2001 - 9:55am
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You can't throw a rock where I live without hitting a Krispy Kreme shop. They are delicious! However, I would caution everyone to check for themselves if this product is safe. I still will not let my p.a. child eat their doughnuts because I could not get a guarantee that it was a nut-free product. When I talked to the manager of the closest one, he scratched his head (was not familiar with food allergies), said he had no idea, showed me the oil they used which just said "veg. oil", was not specific (canola, corn, cottonseed???). I contacted corporate headquarters in Charlotte, NC, and they mailed me an ingredient list (about a year ago??) Natural flavors, vague labeling. Did not seemed knowledgeable about food allergies, either. I did notice while in the shop there were doughnuts that contained nuts also being sold. Just a reminder....Don't take anyone's word for it...Check it out yourself. I plan to check into this again. Am encouraged to hear so many good reports but am still cautious, skeptical as this is in what I call "the high risk food group".

Posted on: Sun, 01/21/2001 - 4:12am
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I called Krispy Kreme and they were very nice. The woman that I talked to said that all of there products were PA and Tree Nuts Free. She even sent me the ingrediente list.
They are Peanut free and tree nut free.

Posted on: Sun, 01/21/2001 - 5:26am
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I'm with "FROMTHESOUTH" on this as to my concerns about the oil the donuts are fried in. (Though I do understand some experts' stance that heat-processed peanut oils should pose no danger to PA -- I'm not willing to risk that for our PA toddler.) What latitude does each KrispyKreme shop have in the type of oil used? When we are ready to try KrispyKreme donuts with our son, I will definitely have had a full discussion & fact-finding mission with AT LEAST the management of our local KrispyKreme. [And, knowing me, we'll be sitting in the parking lot of the ER to do this taste test! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img] ]
EB

Posted on: Mon, 01/22/2001 - 12:57pm
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If "all" Krispy Kremes are peanut/tree-nut free, why where there nut-containing doughnuts being sold next to the regular glazed in the one I checked out?? I still worry about cross contamination factor. Everyone investigate it for yourself! Don't take anyone else's word for it! If I have learned anything over the last 6 years, I have learned that franchises try to be consistent but it is not always a given. (i.e., We went to a Pizza Hut once and inquired if they used peanut oil. The response was not normally but we have in the past when we ran out of our normal supply.) It is probably unlikely that is Pizza Hut's policy (to substitute oils). Be careful, be safe...

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