Latest allergy info from tootsie roll products

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Danielle, thank you for contacting us. We are delighted to be able to inform you that, at this time, to the very best of our knowledge, all of our confections are gluten free. We do not use wheat, barley, rye, oats, triticale, spelt or any of their components and that includes our dusting on our conveyor belts. We do use corn and soy products in the manufacturing of our products. Our products are also peanut, tree-nut and nut product free. Only Charleston Chews contain egg product. Product List

TOOTSIE ROLL INDUSTRIES, INC. Tootsie Rolls Tootsie Pops Fruit Rolls Tootsie Peppermint Pops Frooties Caramel Apple Pops Dots Fruit Smoothie Pops Tropical Dots Hot Chocolate Pops Crows Child's Play

CHARMS COMPANY Blow Pops Charms Squares Super Blow Pops Charms Sour Balls Charms Pops Family Fun Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Da Pops Pops Galore Fluffy Stuff Cotton Candy Andes Mints Sugar Daddy Pops Sugar Babies

CELLA'S CONFECTIONS

Cella's Milk Chocolate Covered Cherries Cella's Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries

CAMBRIDGE BRANDS, INC. Junior Mints Charleston Chew Junior Caramels

On Jun 30, 2005

Danielle,

Excellent. Thank you for the update. It's always comforting to have recent info.

Terri in the USA

On Jun 30, 2005

Well their response eliminates almost everything except sugar! Heaven forbid we should become SA. Cheers, Adele

On Jul 17, 2005

I emailed the Tootsie Roll company and got a similar response. I was happy. But now I am confused. DH and I were in a craft store last night (Joann, etc), and while we were standing at the register, we noticed that they had Charms blow pops with Tootsie rolls and other Tootsie Roll/Charms products.

The labels said they were packaged by a company called Starlite (or something like that)in Zanesville, OH. What alarmed me was that there were also chocolate covered peanuts and other products there that were also packaged by the same company.

Now I am totally confused.

On Jul 17, 2005

Maybe they were repacked into generic pakcs from bulk? becca (as opposed to the brand packing).

On Jul 18, 2005

I have also seen packages of Tootsie Rolls and other candies, but by other companies. I always assumed that they simply repackage the products. But most of them carry peanut products, so I don't buy those, since they are probably packaged on the same equipment.

On Jul 18, 2005

We only buy Tootsie in the manufacturers original packaging - that way you can be sure there is no cross contamination.

On Jul 18, 2005

I wrote back to them, and here is their response:

our products are totally nut and nut product free. Apparently what you are referring to is an assortment that is packaged by a re-bagger. They purchase our products and them re-bag them under their own label. As they handle products from many different companies, some of which may produce peanut products, they must use the peanut disclaimer on their labels. We hope this helps.

On Jul 18, 2005

Does anyone have a phone # for tootsie roll or charms? I am trying to check out a new charms item and have not received a response to my emails...

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