Need some safe candy options for Pa/tn, soy allergy

Posted on: Mon, 08/30/2004 - 5:20am
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I don't give my son alot of candy except alittle mike and ikes once in a while. he is turning 7 soon and would like more variety. Any suggestions with pa tn and soy allergies? thanks, Kathy Ann

Posted on: Mon, 08/30/2004 - 6:27am
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Some peanut/treenut free candy we use:
*Tootsie rolls and pops, plus other Tootsie made candy like Dots, Junior mints, and Charleston Chews
*Spangler Dum Dum pops
*Peeps by Just Born
*Smarties (US)
We just ordered candy from [url="http://www.nothinnutty.com"]www.nothinnutty.com[/url] that ds loved! And we've ordered a lot from Vermont Nut Free.

Posted on: Mon, 08/30/2004 - 11:00pm
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Quote:Originally posted by mcmom:
[b]Some peanut/treenut free candy we use:
*Tootsie rolls and pops, plus other Tootsie made candy like Dots, Junior mints, and Charleston Chews
*Spangler Dum Dum pops
*Peeps by Just Born
*Smarties (US)
We just ordered candy from [url="http://www.nothinnutty.com"]www.nothinnutty.com[/url] that ds loved! And we've ordered a lot from Vermont Nut Free.[/b]
Oh, and Skittles! They are my son's favorite! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 08/30/2004 - 11:30pm
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We use many of the same candies mcmom mentioned, but several of them do contain soybean oil. The Tootsie candies and Skittles contain soy for sure.
The U.S. Smarties (the little tart candies that come in cellophane) contain NO soy.
Other candies in our safe stash that contain NO soy are Fruit By The Foot and Lifesavers Gummies.

Posted on: Tue, 08/31/2004 - 3:34am
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My son has these exact same allergies and we do not eat a lot of candy either. A lot of the above do contain soy, but my son can have the soy oil and soy lecithin. I do know that he can have:
Nerds
hard candies
some suckers
smarties
bubble gum
mints
fruit roll ups
I hear a lot of people giving skittles, but they are out of my comfort zone. Every pack that I have seen says may contain or made in PA factory.
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Renee asthma/EnA
Quinton: PA/TNA/Soy/EnA/Severe Asthma/whole egg/onion/cocoa bean/chicken/turkey/string beans/potato
Mykiaja: EnA/asthma
Taylor: EnA/asthma

Posted on: Tue, 08/31/2004 - 6:47am
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Our son is allergic to soy also, but we were told by the allergist that the soy oil and soy lecithin were ok (just to watch out for soy milk, sauce, tofu and the like).
MQ, are you in the US? I have never seen a package of Skittles that are may contain or processed in, I definitely would *not* let my son have them if I had (that wouldn't be in my comfort zone either!). We've bought them for a few years now and never seen anything on the packaging. Maybe I need to make a phone call to double check (can never be too careful [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] )

Posted on: Wed, 09/01/2004 - 9:21pm
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Yes, I am in the US. I haven't looked at the skittles in some time. I remember we were on our way out of town and I wanted to find atleast one candy that my son could have. I chose skittles because there are not any candies out there like that.
Needless to say, when I picked up a pack, it had a made in PA factory on it. I looked one more time on our way to a ball game and it still had the label on it. Maybe it was just that box that was in my store. I will look again this morning because this is interesting.
I will update. That would be great if he could have skittles. He would be so excited!!
Renee

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