Nestle ROLO is now safe!!!

Posted on: Fri, 01/31/2003 - 12:38am
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Hi everyone,

As you may know, I have a hobby of going to Shopper's Drug Mart and label reading. Yesterday I stopped in ther Dollarama while walking home from work and read some labels.

I saw Nestle Rolo (which always had a may contain peanuts warning) and noticed that it said "New Smoother Chocolate" on the packaging, and the nut warning that had been on the label was gone!!

I phoned Nestle Canada this morning, and the rep did tell me that the Nestle Rolo that is in Canada is now being manufactured in a nut-free facility and exported to Nestle Canada from Nestle UK. That is why there is no nut warning on the ROLOs anymore.

So we have another safe chocolate bar here in Canada.. Nestle ROLO! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

(note- there may still be old Rolos in stores, especially if you are in a small town, so be sure to check the label each time to be safe).

(p.s. the Rolos in the USA are made by Hershey and have no nut warning on them either)

Posted on: Fri, 01/31/2003 - 1:54am
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This is great! Rolos are yummy. I live in Ontario and my PA girl will be thrilled to try something new. And you're so right about the "small town" remark - it may be weeks/months before we see the new product here.
Do you know if Cadbury Caramilk and Crunchie bars are "safe" in Ontario? Neither of them has a warning on them.
Bye bye. And have a good day!

Posted on: Fri, 01/31/2003 - 2:17am
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Yes, it is really great that Nestle is now making the Rolos in a nut-free facility. Here in Toronto, some stores still have the old Rolos, but I saw the new safe Rolos at Shopper's Drug Mart and at Dollarama.
I hope they will appear in your small town soon [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
And yes, the Caramilk and Crunchie are both safe. Cadbury Canada does make safe chocolate. The following products are made on dedicated non-nut processing lines:
Caramilk 52g
Caramilk Dark 52g
Caramilk Rolls 47g
Cerises 45g
Coconut 48g
Crunchie 44g
Crunchie Crush 44g
Jersey Milk Buds 37g (Jersey Milk regular bar not safe)
Pep 48g
Yogurt 52g
Caramilk 100g
Caramilk Dark 100g
For listings of Cadbury Canada and Trebor Allan chocolate bars, candies, and seasonal products that are safe, you can go to the Cadbury Canada web site at [url="http://www.cadbury.chocolate.ca/"]http://www.cadbury.chocolate.ca/[/url] and click on FAQ, and the list of all their products manufactured on nut-free lines is provided.
Cadbury Canada will always put a warning (may contain peanuts/nuts) on any product that is made on shared equipment.
Enjoy the new Rolos, and the Caramilks and Crunchies! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 01/31/2003 - 2:18am
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YIPPEE! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
I always LOVED Rolo's and have not had one in a LONG time!
Wade is sure to love them!'
Thanks Erik!
I wonder if Nestle Canada posts this information on their web site, it would be nice to be able to check in with them to see what "new" products are "safe"!
Something to bug them about I guess!
Take care,
Katiee
[This message has been edited by katiee (edited January 31, 2003).]

Posted on: Fri, 01/31/2003 - 4:09am
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Hi Katiee,
When I visit Nestle Canada's web site at [url="http://www.nestle.ca"]www.nestle.ca[/url] a notice appears saying that the site is being renovated and a new and improved site will be ready next month. I think they probably will post this information on their site, and if not it is a good suggestion to make.

Posted on: Fri, 01/31/2003 - 5:33am
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Eric,
You must be a chocohalic like me to know so much about it! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Unfortunately, we are in the states so we don't have all the goodies that you do BUT we do have relatives on the Canadian border that regularly send us chocolate. right now there are Valentine Smarties en route!
Karen

Posted on: Fri, 01/31/2003 - 8:26am
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i live in missouri. i allow my PA girls to have rolos. are they safe here? i assumed they were because the label has no allergy warning at all on it. help!!! if you know about the rolos in my neck of the woods. i will be sick if they are unsafe and i've been giving them to the kids. joey

Posted on: Fri, 01/31/2003 - 8:57am
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USA Rolos have always been safe (made by Hershey).
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 01/31/2003 - 10:20am
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thanks erik..that's what i thought but then this topic made me second guess myself. i thought maybe they had gone from "safe" to "unsafe" and i hadn't been paying attention. i love rolos. : ) joey

Posted on: Fri, 01/31/2003 - 11:05am
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OK Erik, so I broke down and bought a ROLO when I was at Walmart tonight.
IT was SOOOOO yummy, I had not had one in years [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]!
(of course, the fact that I was at Walmart on a Friday night gives you a little insight as to how exciting my life is right now LOL [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img])
Katiee

Posted on: Sun, 02/09/2003 - 1:14pm
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Thanks again erik, since reading about the Rolos last week, I've been looking for them around town, but all the stores had the old ones still in stock. I was in Ottawa over the weekend, and went to Shoppers Drug Mart and found the new Rolos and bought a few so i could let my daughter try them..we all loved them. Its good to see more and more products available to our community.

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