Krispy kreme special doughnuts

Posted on: Mon, 08/18/2003 - 1:10pm
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Has anyone seen this month's special doughnut? It is a caramel one with some kind of topping that looks suspiciously nut-like. I'll call tomorrow to find out ingredients, but just wondered if anyone other than me had noticed.

Posted on: Thu, 08/21/2003 - 10:32am
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They do look like walnuts, but I asked and they said it was camamel and chocolate pieces. No nuts. We still eat there.
Alicia

Posted on: Thu, 08/21/2003 - 1:02pm
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I asked, too, and still NO NUTS!!!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]Yummm.

Posted on: Thu, 08/21/2003 - 1:06pm
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I'll try thios again...my post didn't show up!
I called too...Still NO NUTS!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Yum.

Posted on: Fri, 08/22/2003 - 12:50am
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WE took our son to Krispy Kreme while on vacation (we do not have one near us in Mass) and I saw the poster of the special one and I freaked out. However, the women assured me that those chunky pieces on top are carmel and I believe brown sugar not nuts. I was relieved. My son had some and it was so adorable he was covered w/ white cream and so enjoyed this treat!!!So did the rest of the family.

Posted on: Sat, 08/23/2003 - 4:28pm
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I had one on Friday night. It's not nuts.
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Cheryl, mom to Jason (6 PA/TA/other FAs and EAs),Joey (4 NKA) and Allison (11/02 dairy sensitive)

Posted on: Sun, 08/24/2003 - 8:25pm
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Oh man, I am so glad I read this tonight. I went to the grocery today and was going to get a box of KK doughnut holes. Right next to them I saw something that looked like it had nuts on top and it said something like "surprise flavor of the month" or something like that. Maybe it said special flavor. Anyway, I've been frantic that I would have to tell my kids once again that a food we've been enjoying is now off limits. I'm going to the store again tomorrow night and will take a closer look. Now mind you I know that KK's are not good for you, but it's nice to be able to have them as a treat once in a while (I usually limit it to once a month or every 2 months) and it was so nice that my kids could actually have a store bought doughnut. We won't be buying the special flavor but at least I know the others are still safe. Whew-I can sleep now. LOL. thanks!!
Gale

Posted on: Mon, 09/08/2003 - 9:12am
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raised for Anna Marie [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 11/16/2003 - 11:54pm
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I went to the local Krispy Kreme (in Richmond Hill, Ontario) not that long ago and saw a notice that they had up re allergens. They specifically state that they cannot guarantee that the raw ingredients they receive from their suppliers are peanut and tree nut free. They do not use peanuts or tree nuts to make the donuts in the shops, but suggest that those will allergies do not eat their donuts because they cannot guarantee they are safe. I read this after my PA son had a cinnamon donut and it freaked me out.
Has anyone else seen this notice up in their donut shops?
Rita

Posted on: Mon, 11/17/2003 - 3:19am
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I was told this when I called their headquarters. I freaked out too, but now I let DD eat them. I am kind of on the fence about it...

Posted on: Mon, 11/17/2003 - 6:36am
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I think the reason Krispy Kreme posts a notice like that is because they are not willing to do what it takes to promote their product as "peanut free" the way a company like Nestle Canada does. Some people who are dealing with allergies call companies and request info about their suppliers and KK can't answer. They don't know enough about manufacturing practices in the company that supplies them with flour, sugar, etc., so having been asked the question many times, they come right out and say that people with that level of sensitivity shouldn't eat their products.
I think it reflects that fact that among people with food allergies there are wide differences in what we consider safe. I never ask questions about raw ingredients or suppliers--I feel like if I go down that road, I'll never feed my son anything! Others are diligent about making these inquiries.
The Krispy Kreme statement that they can't guarantee peanut-safe raw ingredients doesn't concern me at all. If you question food companies closely, I think only a tiny number will go so far as to guarantee the products from their suppliers. The fact that KK doesn't make any nut products at all puts them way out ahead of other manufacturers in terms of safety (at least the way I look at it). I think those yummy confections will give us all heart attacks before they ever give us anaphylaxis!

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