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Posted on: Tue, 04/09/2002 - 7:28am
Klutzi's picture
Joined: 03/10/2002 - 09:00

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.

Posted on: Tue, 04/09/2002 - 9:03am
redtruck's picture
Joined: 01/23/2000 - 09:00

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!

Posted on: Tue, 04/09/2002 - 12:30pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

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.

Posted on: Wed, 04/10/2002 - 9:03am
redtruck's picture
Joined: 01/23/2000 - 09:00

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?

Posted on: Sun, 04/14/2002 - 8:38am
redtruck's picture
Joined: 01/23/2000 - 09:00

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!

Posted on: Mon, 04/15/2002 - 9:55am
redtruck's picture
Joined: 01/23/2000 - 09:00

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....

Posted on: Tue, 04/16/2002 - 10:19am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

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]

Posted on: Thu, 04/18/2002 - 7:51am
kcmom's picture
Joined: 12/18/2001 - 09:00

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]

Posted on: Tue, 04/30/2002 - 1:55am
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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!!

Posted on: Tue, 04/30/2002 - 4:10am
Klara's picture
Joined: 07/04/2001 - 09:00

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



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