Need Quick Answer re Popsicles


My son's kindergarten teacher is planning on giving the class popsicles tomorrow as a reward for their good behavior last week. She asked me if there are any popsicles out there that are safe for my son to eat. Does anyone know if there are any safe PA free popsicles out there? Unfortunately, I don't have time to do a search on here to see if the answer is already there. Thanks in advance for your help.

On Oct 14, 2002

Hi Suz-a-loo..

Kisko frozen products are safe.. I raised a post in the "peanut free businesses" for you.

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On Oct 14, 2002

Philly Swirl is nut free!! [img][/img]


On Oct 14, 2002

Minute Maid frozen juice bars Welches (I'm pretty sure these are)

On Oct 14, 2002

We have used Popsicle brand, Tropicana Lemon and Orange fruit pops, icee flavor sticks, minute maid pops and push ups, cool fruit ice sticks --- all w/o any problem. If you are nervous about your child eating any, you can still feel comfortable with other kids eating any of these brands around her. None actually contain any nuts or peanuts. The only one I am aware of that may be made on shared equipment in the Popsicle brand but they described an extremely thorough cleaning process. Hope this gives you some peace of mind.

On Oct 15, 2002

Just be careful about Welchs because I called them a few months ago and they said that they sell their name to the company that makes the Welch's popsicles, so they cannot verify that they are safe (they said that the rest of the Welch's line IS safe though).

I got the same message from Dole as well (all their products except their dates are safe, but they sell their name to the company that makes Dole popsicles, so they cannot verify that those are sare).

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On Oct 15, 2002

We just tried Philly swirl. The kids love them. They tolerated them with no reaction either. Good luck !

------------------ Mcmelon

On Oct 15, 2002

Thank you everyone for your replies. They were very helpful!

On Oct 15, 2002

Once again, I have to say, this is why there is an epidemic of obese kids today - rewarding their good behavior with food. Tsk, tsk tsk!!!

On Oct 15, 2002

I have been lazy about contacting freezer pop manufacturers myself, trusting the Philly Swirls, mainly, and, honestly, allowing my dd to have a random Welches or Tropicana one here or there, and same for the type of freeze pops that come in a sleeve. I always check the lables for "may contain" or such, however. Well, I zipped off emails to Tropicana and Welchs last night and got this reply today. I just think it is not a well researched answer, and one that is liability-minded. I am disappointed.

"Thank you for contacting Welch's.

We would not recommend using Welch's Fruit Juice Bars, Welch's Fruit Snacks or Welch's Refrigerated Juice Cocktails for your child since these products are produced in facilities that may use peanuts.

All other Welch's products are produced in our own facilities, and we can assure you that we do not use peanuts or nuts of any kind. We hope this information is helpful."

There it is. Becca

On Oct 15, 2002

Thanks Becca. I give my kids welch's jelly, non-refrigerated concentrated juices and ready to drink juices and although I have called in the past it's been a while. I didn't know that about the cocktails.


On Oct 15, 2002

Wow! I was mostly looking for the frozen pops info, and did not even take in the cocktails note! My dd has had the white grape with calcium ever since she has been 12 months old-daily, but only about 4 ounces or so.

Honestly, I think it is just a lazy answer, and not one that means there is contamination. I think they don't make it, they do not check, and so they just won't endorse it as absolutely peanut free. I will check to see if there is a # for who makes the juice I use. Just seems unlikely to have peanuts in a juice line, but you just never know these days! becca