New peanut-free chocolate bar from M&M/Mars!

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M&M/Mars Canada (Effem Canada) has begun making safe Mars bars (Mars bar is the same as a Milky Way).

I saw the first of these tonight at Shoppers Drug Mart. It is peanut-free and nut-free. A nice peanut-free logo appears on the packaging similar to the logos used by the other peanut-free manufacturers products (Dare, Chapmans, Nestle, Quaker, etc)

Not all Mars bars are safe so we must always read labels. Here is a photo of the safe Mars bar!! This is GREAT NEWS!!!!! It's wonderful how there are so many peanut-free products available at the grocery store now!! Everywhere you look these days, you see the peanut-free logo on products... great news! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/hyperion1/2005/mars.jpg[/img]

On May 27, 2006

Again, Erik, you will have made DD's day. Thanks.

On May 27, 2006

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Originally posted by lmw: [b]Again, Erik, you will have made DD's day. Thanks.[/b]

that's great to hear [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

be careful to always read the label, as only some sizes are safe.. keep looking for that peanut-free logo [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I haven't eaten a Mars bar in.. more than 10 years!! so exciting [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On May 27, 2006

...I'm so jealous...

Adrienne (who isn't anywhere near Canada)

------------------ 30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

On May 28, 2006

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Originally posted by ajgauthier: [b]...I'm so jealous...

Adrienne (who isn't anywhere near Canada)

[/b]

I'm jealous too....but way excited for everyone in Canada!!!

[This message has been edited by lilpig99 (edited May 28, 2006).]

On May 28, 2006

"[i]You're gonna rot your teeth out of your head!!![/i]"

On May 28, 2006

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Originally posted by MommaBear: [b]"[i]You're gonna rot your teeth out of your head!!![/i]"[/b]

I haven't had a Mars bar in over 10 years [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] I'll be good.. I only eat about 1 or 2 chocolate bars a week (as I get older I have less of a sweet tooth)

(my major addiction is waffles with pure Canadian maple syrup. hehe)

[This message has been edited by erik (edited May 28, 2006).]

On May 28, 2006

I was wondering where you were hiding! Apparently it was in the candy aisle at your supermarket. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Amy

On May 28, 2006

Erik - you left me smiling - Mars was one of my DS favorites before diagnosis. I'm going chocolate shopping next time I'm out!

On May 28, 2006

Insanely jealous down here in PA!!!

On May 28, 2006

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Originally posted by happycat: [b]Erik - you left me smiling - Mars was one of my DS favorites before diagnosis. I'm going chocolate shopping next time I'm out! [/b]

That's great [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

I think they just came out this week, so it may be difficult to find them at first (as most stores don't seem to have them yet)

I found them at the Shoppers Drug Mart at Yonge & College here in Toronto.. hope you can find them soon too! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On May 28, 2006

Soooooo exciting... I have been to three pharmacies and 1 grocery store looking for this already, but they are still all stocked with the old ones... I guess i'll know they are fresh when they come out with them!!! YUMMMM..

On May 28, 2006

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Originally posted by Going Nuts: [b]I was wondering where you were hiding! Apparently it was in the candy aisle at your supermarket. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] [/b]

*lol* Hi Amy! haha

On May 29, 2006

Eric, You are the rock star of chocolate bars! My pa dd's love it when we can find another safe source of junk for them to consume. Thanks!

Gilli

On May 29, 2006

I just told my dd and she is soooo excited. We can't wait to try them. I noticed though in the pic, on the packaging it says "Energy bar". Is this different in some way than a plain ole chocolate bar?

On May 29, 2006

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Originally posted by erik: [B] (Mars bar is the same as a Milky Way).

Excellent news...I live in Canada but grew up in US and Mars are not the same as Milky Way, They don't make Milky Way's in Canada.

On May 29, 2006

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Originally posted by mom2lily&thomas: [b] Excellent news...I live in Canada but grew up in US and Mars are not the same as Milky Way, They don't make Milky Way's in Canada.[/b]

But from what I have seen, a U.S. Milky Way is identical to a Canadian Mars bar.. how are they different? They are both filled with nougat and caramel with a chocolate coating.

Canadian Mars bar: [img]http://www.oregonl5.org/mist/images/marsbar2.jpg[/img]

p.s. the Mars bar is a chocoalte bar, they just say "energy bar" as their advertising campaign says it gives you a source of energy [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On May 29, 2006

Sure looks like a US Milky Way to me....

Yummmm.

Now I just need for Panhandle Premium or Canadian Sweets to get them so I can get them shipped (with some more Aeros!)

On May 29, 2006

Went out and bought some tonight, found it in a Shopper's Drug Mart in West Hill.

Adam and his brother tried them, both thought they were great! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On May 30, 2006

Erik, I have to laugh at your EXCELLENT food photos. I think you should consider a career as a food photographer, maybe for Canadian Living or Epicure or some such magazine!

My DD has a printout of your GELATO photo from Italy on her bulletin board at home - such a beautiful photo!

She was excited to hear there may be another bar she can try! I love Mars bars if they've been refrigerated or lightly frozen, even. Of course, I like the Dark Chocolate Mars Bar even better - I'll have to keep a lookout for the Peanut Logo on those too!

On May 30, 2006

I'm so confused. I always though Mars Bars were full of peanuts - not just may contain, but actually loaded with peanuts.

I don't think I've eaten one in my life - even pre-allergy days.

Definitely looking for these. Caramel, nougat, and chocolate. Happy Anniversary to me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

On May 30, 2006

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Originally posted by AnnaMarie: [b]I'm so confused. I always though Mars Bars were full of peanuts - not just may contain, but actually loaded with peanuts. [/b]

AnnaMarie, I know that here in the US, Mars bars are loaded with almonds. I used to love those! When I read the first few posts of this topic, I thought some of you "went NUTS" for saying that Mars bar had no nuts! I wish we could get some here. The only candy bars we could eat where I am from are those smores candy bars. But they look and taste too much like nuts for us to feel comfortable. Maybe "I" am going crazy [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]>

------------------ mommy to gabriel 11-25-00 who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, & shellfish. and michael 6-16-03 step mom to: isaiah 06-18-96 rebekah 09-13-97

On May 30, 2006

Sorry about that. I need a little lesson on my smiles. I was trying to do the smiley face with the tongue sticking out. I guess I really am crazy, huh! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On May 30, 2006

Erik is definitely the Canadian Candy Expert, however, in Canada, "Mars Bars" have NO nuts, "Snickers" are the same bar but with peanuts.

I guess they've always been manufactured in the same location, which is why both were taboo.

On May 30, 2006

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Originally posted by AnnaMarie: [b]I'm so confused. I always though Mars Bars were full of peanuts - not just may contain, but actually loaded with peanuts.

I don't think I've eaten one in my life - even pre-allergy days.

Definitely looking for these. Caramel, nougat, and chocolate. Happy Anniversary to me. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img][/b]

I think the US equivalent of a Mars bar is the Milky Way...

there is an American Mars bar that has almonds...now called Snickers Almond...

from Wikipedia: "The Mars Bar was introduced in the United States in 1936. It contained nougat and almonds topped with caramel and covered with milk chocolate. It remained on the market until 2000 when it was renamed the Snickers Almond bar. Elsewhere in the world, it is known as the Mars Almond bar."

I miss Milky Ways...about 15 years ago they started coming with a nut warning.

Adrienne

------------------ 30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

On May 31, 2006

I've looked at several stores here in Ottawa, can't find it yet. Maybe they are trying to get rid of old stock first? I know Wade will love it though, just wish I could find it.

Katiee

On May 31, 2006

Nothing in my part of Ottawa yet either. I'm not going out of my way yet, but definitely have my eyes open. DD loves chocolate, and likes Mars bars, so I'd like to find her the safe ones.

On May 31, 2006

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Originally posted by batrice: [b]Sorry about that. I need a little lesson on my smiles. I was trying to do the smiley face with the tongue sticking out. I guess I really am crazy, huh! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img][/b]

: p without the space give you [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]

On May 31, 2006

Thanks for the post erik!!!

I Love Mars bars. Now, my children can try them. I know they will love them as well!

On May 31, 2006

I see them in more locations today. Here is where I have seen them so far:

1) Shoppers Drug Mart, Toronto Eaton Centre 2) Shoppers Drug Mart, Yonge & Bloor (next to subway entrance) 3) Shoppers Drug Mart, Yonge & Carlton

These are all busy locations, so the old stock probably sells very quickly

[This message has been edited by erik (edited May 31, 2006).]

On Jun 2, 2006

I called Canadian Sweets and they do not have it yet - they haven't seen it. I think that they are in Ontario.

They said they would watch for it and add it when available...

On Jun 2, 2006

I found them at Bell Pastry and Delicatessen in the Bell building at 160 Elgin St in Ottawa - but only the 2 bar size (two bars in one package).

Unfortunately they have eggs so they are still off limits for us ..

deb

On Jun 4, 2006

Found them today at our local Pharma-Plus.

Pointed them out to DD, re: box/package size and label logo. She picked one up, added it to the pile of purchases.

When we got out to the car, she took her treat, and then said "I can't eat this, it says 'may contain'!" . I thought 'no way'.

I took it from her and looked at the label - no peanut-free logo.

I took it back inside and checked the box again, then realized that they must have put the last few old stock on the top of the new box - the bars underneath were peanut-free.

All I did was explain to the clerk why I needed to exchange the bars - should have pointed out to her, I guess, that their shelf-stocking needed some work.

On Jun 5, 2006

Picked some up on the weekend. Yummy! Pity I have to eat two at a time. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

On Jun 11, 2006

After checking my local Shoppers Drug Marts for the past week I actually found these at Dollarama in Oshawa of all places! $.65 each so I bought 5 (not all for me, I shared with ds and my mom who was thrilled [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] ) Kelly

On Jun 12, 2006

They are available as single bars as well. I checked for the peanut free symbol THREE times.

On Jun 12, 2006

GRRR...still waiting in Ottawa. We keep checking but it's still old stock.

Katiee

On Jun 12, 2006

Hi Katiee

Pharmaplus in Baarhaven has them (the one on greenbank) in case you are out that way at all! No luck with Shoppers around here though.

deb

On Jun 12, 2006

Hadn't seen this thread so my eyes weren't open for the product. We go into No Frills tonight and Jesse passed by the chocolate bars in four packs. Anyway, I'm down the aisle and he says, "Mama, come here quick, you have to see this". I could see from where I was that it was Mars bars and who knows what else and I thought, why do I have to go there?

Well..... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

So, my 10 year old son got to try his first Mars bar tonight and I just had my first one in 10 years and his sister just got to try her first one as well.

Wonderful "peanut free" logo on the wrapper as well as the warning:-

MAKE SURE TO READ THE LABEL EVERY TIME. OTHER MARS BAR PRODUCTS MAY CONTAIN PEANUTS.

Gotta love it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------ If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

On Jun 12, 2006

I am so jealous!!! I hope PanhandlePremium hurries up and gets on the ball with this!

On Jun 12, 2006

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Originally posted by gvmom: [b]I am so jealous!!! I hope PanhandlePremium hurries up and gets on the ball with this![/b]

HI gvmom,

I think once they clear the current stock and order new product, it will be peanut-free. I am noticing these peanut-free Mars bars everywhere!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Also, note that Mars makes a bar called BOUNTY that is peanut-free too (although it does contain coconut)

[img]http://www.canadiansweets.com/zcart/images/products/eff-0004.gif[/img]

You could try [url="http://www.canadiansweets.com"]www.canadiansweets.com[/url] too

[b]Note: FYI for Americans, a Canadian Mars bar is the same thing as an American Milky Way bar[/b]

[This message has been edited by erik (edited June 12, 2006).]

On Jun 13, 2006

DebO, sounds like between us, we will deplete the Barrhaven PharmaPlus of safe Mars bars! (Bought one today for DD - and Twix for myself.)

On Jun 14, 2006

The Bounty bar looks just like a Mounds bar. OMG, that sounds so good right now! I love coconut too! This candy thread is torture! I'll check out the link to canadian sweets later today. I might send an email to Panhandle too. It all depends on how much my level of desperation increases, though I'm guessing once my kid is out of school that will be exponential!!!

On Jun 14, 2006

I went to Canadian Sweets -- they have Mars bars there, but they don't have the ingredient info, or the complete picture that it is peanut-free. They also have Bounty. No ingredients either. Part of my problem is that I have to have candy that is Peanut, Tree Nut and Egg free. Why can't one place have everything, products & ingredient lists?!

On Jun 14, 2006

[url="http://www.alwayscanadian.com/home.php"]http://www.alwayscanadian.com/home.php[/url]

This is another site for ordering products from Canada. I think it's expensive, prices are in US$. Ingredient lists aren't found either, but they should be able to email ingredient info if you contact them and ask.

On Jun 14, 2006

gvmom - I spoke with Jason at Canadian Sweets and described the new Mars Bar and the wrapper. He said he had not seen it yet, so I assume that the Mars bars they are now selling are the old, not safe ones.

Send him an e mail or give him a call so he will keep watch for them!

On Jun 15, 2006

Thanks for the info. Hopefully these candy companies will get on the ball soon, and we can all get our fixes!

On Jun 15, 2006

Sorry GVMom - I checked today a new Peanut Free Canadian Mars Bars and it definately lists dried egg white! Boo Hoo for us too! Oh well, lots of other Canadian options to keep us all fat and happy!

Margaret

On Jun 15, 2006

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On Jun 18, 2006

I was in Collingwood this w/e---saw the double bars in Zellers, as well, a bag of mini's, similar to the bags of Aero, Smarties, etc. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Jul 29, 2006

We all scarfed down our second Mars bar yesterday. My local grocery store now has the "peanut free" ones. I am just SO happy. Now, we do have a GREAT choice of "safe" chocolate bars in Canada and I've never complained and don't eat a lot of chocolate anyway, but to have another bar "go safe", well, to me, that's just awesome.

What's even more awesome is even if it is junk food your kid is gobbling, the smile on their face to be able to try something new. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------ If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

On Aug 24, 2006

I have seen a new tv commercial for Mars bars the last few days. It really emphasizes the fact that all Mars bars made in Canada (all sizes) are peanut-free.

I've seen a lot of tv commercials lately emphasizing the peanut-free status of their products (Quaker granola bars, Mars bars, Chapmans ice cream, etc)... it's nice to see!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

On Aug 24, 2006

erik, I almost came into this thread last night to say that I had seen the first commercial for the peanut free Mars. Jesse saw it to-day.

I continue to be really pleased. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------ If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

On Aug 24, 2006

I know the bars have the peanut fee logo but has anyone read the ingredients? I believe the box says that "may contain nuts". My husband looked quickly at the Costco when they were giving out samples.

I haven't checked it out yet. But I did look at Equality Ice Creams this week tons of variety with peanut and nut free sticker but the ingredients said may contain nuts?? I read it twice to be sure.

Thanks

On Aug 24, 2006

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Originally posted by CanadaPA: [b]I know the bars have the peanut fee logo but has anyone read the ingredients? I believe the box says that "may contain nuts". My husband looked quickly at the Costco when they were giving out samples.

I haven't checked it out yet. But I did look at Equality Ice Creams this week tons of variety with peanut and nut free sticker but the ingredients said may contain nuts?? I read it twice to be sure.

Thanks[/b]

I went to buy a Mars bar tonight... it has the peanut-free logo on the package and the ingredient list does not include peanuts or nuts [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] So they are safe.

Regarding Equality ice cream at A&P, it is peanut-free/nut-free now, but they are using up the old packaging. Soon, new packaging will arrive that states peanut-free/nut-free on the label.

I think they have been sticking the peanut-free/nut-free stickers on this product on an interim basis until the new packaging is ready - if there's any doubt in your mind just wait until the new packaging as it should arrive soon (I've already seen a few flavours with the new packaging in my Dominion [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Aug 25, 2006

I saw the new tv commercial for peanut free Mars bars last night. Wow! quite a strong statement about them being pn free. Way to go Mars!! My pa daughters birthday is this weekend and she insisted that everyone get a big Mars bar in their loot bag....I might have had one or two myself....

Cheers, Gilli

On Aug 25, 2006

Thanks Eric! It's great to have another option for the kids at Halloween.

On Aug 25, 2006

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Originally posted by CanadaPA: [b]Thanks Eric! It's great to have another option for the kids at Halloween.[/b]

You're welcome.

At Shopper's Drug Mart, I saw the big case of mini snack size Mars bars this week (70 bars per box).. there is a large peanut-free logo right on the box [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Perfect for Halloween [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Aug 26, 2006

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Originally posted by erik: [b] Regarding Equality ice cream at A&P, it is peanut-free/nut-free now, but they are using up the old packaging. Soon, new packaging will arrive that states peanut-free/nut-free on the label. [/b]

I was checking a few days ago. There were some packages that said "may contain trace amounts of nuts" and there were others that [b]very clearly[/b] said "PEANUT/NUT FREE" on the front of the package.

Some of the old packaging still has the old product in it -- so for now be very careful reading.

On Oct 4, 2006

With Hallowe'en coming up and the bags of mini Mars in the stores now, just a reminder (which probably no one here needs) to make sure to still double check the mini Mars on Hallowe'en. Never know who still has last year's stock.

But other than that, and I've done the reminder already and will again, we're SO excited about this year's Hallowe'en! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Well, as far as the candy goes.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------ If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

On Oct 27, 2006

Dear Registrant,

We are pleased to announce that Effem Inc. (the makers of Mars

On Oct 27, 2006

Interesting news.

I called MARS this morning. The MARS bars made in Canada are peanut-free. SAhe also told me the Bounty bar (which is made in Europe and imported to Canada) is also peanut-free.

Here is some interesting information.

[b]The peanut-free facility in Newmarket Ontario that makes the MARS bars for Canada, also manufactures Three Muskateers and Milky Way bars that are exported to the US market only (not to Canada)[/b]

So that means some (but not all) Milky Way and Three Muskateer bars in the USA are made in the peanut-free facility in Newmarket Ontario.

hmmmmmmmmmmmm.. I wonder if Mars USA labels these separately?? That would be great!! It would be great for our American friends if they knew which Milky Way and Three Muskateers were manufactured in the peanut-free facility! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Maybe you can call MARS USA to ask if they label these bars with no peanut alert?

On Oct 27, 2006

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Originally posted by erik: [b] Interesting news.

I called MARS this morning. The MARS bars made in Canada are peanut-free. SAhe also told me the Bounty bar (which is made in Europe and imported to Canada) is also peanut-free.

Here is some interesting information.

[b]The peanut-free facility in Newmarket Ontario that makes the MARS bars for Canada, also manufactures Three Muskateers and Milky Way bars that are exported to the US market only (not to Canada)[/b]

So that means some (but not all) Milky Way and Three Muskateer bars in the USA are made in the peanut-free facility in Newmarket Ontario.

hmmmmmmmmmmmm.. I wonder if Mars USA labels these separately?? That would be great!! It would be great for our American friends if they knew which Milky Way and Three Muskateers were manufactured in the peanut-free facility! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Maybe you can call MARS USA to ask if they label these bars with no peanut alert?[/b]

wow - that would be AWESOME! I would think though, that they would be shipped to the northern US, not way down here in the southwest.

Adrienne

------------------ 30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

On Oct 27, 2006

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Originally posted by ajgauthier: [b] wow - that would be AWESOME! I would think though, that they would be shipped to the northern US, not way down here in the southwest. [/b]

Yes...

plus I also have a feeling that all Milky Way and THree Muskateers would have the 'may contain peanuts' label, even if they were manufactured at the peanut-free facility in Canada. Why?? Because if some Milky Way were safe, and some had a peanut allergy alert, it might get confusing... so they may just out the warning on all the bars.

Although......... all chocolate bars are stamped with a code to identify the facility that they were processed in... so if you get the code for the Newmarket Ontario facility that is peanut-free, you would also be able to check individual Milky Way and Three Muskateers bars to determine which ones actually were safe!

[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Nov 20, 2006

More good news!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I talked to Mars today. They have removed the "may contain peanuts" label from the [b]MARS DARK[/b] chocolate bar. Great news!!

They won't be adding the peanut-free logo to it as it is manufactured ina different facility (the peanut allergen testing equipment they use to certify the peanut-free status is only in the Newmarket ON facility)...

But it will no longer have a peanut/nut allergy alert as the CSR told me that manufacturing conditions have changed so there is no longer any risk of cross contamination. This is the same as the BOUNTY bar which is manufactured in Holland and has no allergy alerts.

The TWIX and THREE MUSKETEERS bars will continue to say "may contain peanuts" however.

On Nov 21, 2006

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Originally posted by erik: [b]plus I also have a feeling that all Milky Way and THree Muskateers would have the 'may contain peanuts' label, even if they were manufactured at the peanut-free facility in Canada. Why?? Because if some Milky Way were safe, and some had a peanut allergy alert, it might get confusing... so they may just out the warning on all the bars. [/b]

That's a poor excuse. though I agree it is possible.

Quaker Chewy has peanut-free and others with warnings. Same flavours. Similar labels.

they just tell us to READ THE LABEL.

On Nov 21, 2006

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Originally posted by AnnaMarie: [b] That's a poor excuse. though I agree it is possible.

Quaker Chewy has peanut-free and others with warnings. Same flavours. Similar labels.

they just tell us to READ THE LABEL. [/b]

yes.. it would be nice if M&M/Mars USA was to add the "peanut-free" logo to the Milky Way and Three Muskateers bars that are manufactured in the peanut-free facility in Newmarket ON and distributed to the USA. When I talked to the CSR at Mars Canada, she said that decision is up to the American M&M/Mars division since it is their product.

So there are lots of peanut-free Milky Way and Three Muskateers bars in the USA but no way to identify them as far as I know. Maybe some of the American members of PA.COM can contact M&M/Mars USA to ask why these products have a peanut allergy alert on them when they are manufactured in a peanut-free facility in Newmarket ON Canada.

On Aug 15, 2007

erik, I didn't even know there was a Mars Dark so I was very excited to come in here (wanted to last night) to say that I have seen the "peanut free" commercial now for the Mars Dark bar. Now, just to find it.

I thought it was GREAT timing for the commercial to start airing - right before back-to-school.

Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

------------------ There but for the Grace of God, go I.

On Aug 15, 2007

I had a friend buy these for DD a few months ago (from Canada,of course). She loves them! We have 48 big bars. She freezes them and takes them to the pool. Now when the other kids are eating their snacks she has something they're all jealous of! I also saw them at halfpennybooksandmore.com. ------------------ Cindy Mom to: Stephanie (13) Jessica PA/TNA (10)

[This message has been edited by Cindy2 (edited August 15, 2007).]

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