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Posted on: Fri, 10/27/2006 - 5:36am
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Quote:Originally posted by ajgauthier:
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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.
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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!
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Posted on: Mon, 11/20/2006 - 3:34am
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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.

Posted on: Tue, 11/21/2006 - 4:14am
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Quote: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.
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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.

Posted on: Tue, 11/21/2006 - 4:51am
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Quote: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.

Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2007 - 9:37am
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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.
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Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2007 - 10:35am
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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.
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