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Posted on: Tue, 05/30/2006 - 1:28am
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Quote: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.
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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]>
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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

Posted on: Tue, 05/30/2006 - 1:30am
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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]

Posted on: Tue, 05/30/2006 - 2:05am
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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.

Posted on: Tue, 05/30/2006 - 12:14pm
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Quote: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
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30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Wed, 05/31/2006 - 2:27am
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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

Posted on: Wed, 05/31/2006 - 2:56am
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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.

Posted on: Wed, 05/31/2006 - 3:03am
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Quote: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]

Posted on: Wed, 05/31/2006 - 4:35am
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Thanks for the post erik!!!
I Love Mars bars. Now, my children can try them. I know they will love them as well!

Posted on: Wed, 05/31/2006 - 9:43am
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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).]

Posted on: Fri, 06/02/2006 - 2:10am
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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...

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