New peanut-free Quaker granola bars!

Posted on: Sat, 04/22/2006 - 3:35pm
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Saw these tonight at Loblaws!! Also saw them at Walmart the other day.. this is so great!! Peanut-free granola bars! Great labelling too! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Posted on: Sat, 04/22/2006 - 5:37pm
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I'm so jealous of you Canadians!!!
We still have the yucky peanut butter and honey & nut (peanut) variety of Quaker Granola bars down here that ruins the whole lot of other flavors...
...sniff sniff...why couldn't my great grandparents have stayed in Canada instead of traveling down to Massachusetts!...
Adrienne
edited to add a P.S. that the ones like nonuttin' just aren't in my budget...
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Posted on: Sat, 04/22/2006 - 9:51pm
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Are these tree-nut free as well? We are going to Canads in June and I will hit the grocery store if they are.Thanks!

Posted on: Sun, 04/23/2006 - 12:16am
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Quote:Originally posted by Mimom:
[b]Are these tree-nut free as well? We are going to Canads in June and I will hit the grocery store if they are.Thanks![/b]
I was so excited to see 'peanut-free', I never checked if they are tree-nut free... next time I will check as I plan to buy some [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 04/23/2006 - 2:03am
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They appear to be TN free as well. No TN listed in the ingredients or at the bottom in bold where they list the allergens separately. DS is thrilled.

Posted on: Sun, 04/23/2006 - 2:09am
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This is Canadian info.
I just bought a box of their Apple fruit crumble Chewy Granola bars and they are yummy!! The box has a big red banner saying that they are made in a peanut free facility. Q'S MOMMY posted this under another thread. i believe its the same granola.
Five more flavours will be out by the end of April.
I called Quaker today and was told that there is a section of the factory that makes a cereal with almonds but that area is walled off with closed doors, all workers have to change and wash their clothes after being in that section. Almonds are added in a special, locked area by only one person. So, it sounds like a precautions are in place.

Posted on: Sun, 04/23/2006 - 6:27am
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I just purchased three new varieties of the peanut-free granola bars: Chocolate Chip, Smores and Rocky Road. My kids are thrilled to finally have safe granola bars! Thanks for the info. Erik!
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Posted on: Sun, 04/23/2006 - 9:16am
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Hey, erik, have you ever been able to try a granola bar before?
I hadn't had one in years and I just had some in February month when I got the No Nuttin samples and realized that yes, it was a food that I did like to eat.
I completely forgot to look in my grocery store earlier this evening to see if they had them in other flavours (they had the apple to start with) yet for the kids' school week. Darnit!
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Posted on: Sun, 04/23/2006 - 10:25am
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Are there any Canadian online stores that ship to the US? I tried an online search but wasn't getting anywhere. If anyone finds one, please post it!! I wouln't mind paying a bit more to have safe granola in the house.
Hopefully, they will see success in Canada and do this in the US as well.

Posted on: Sun, 04/23/2006 - 1:34pm
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We were just in Walmart today where they were giving out samples of these bars, and we bought a box of the chocolate chip ones.
I used to eat them before ds was diagnosed with PA, so I was pleased to find the safe ones as we no longer have any "may contains" in our house.
The sample lady said they made them not only for people with peanut allergies, but for non-allergic students to have a snack to bring to class that would be safe for everyone.
There is a big banner on the front that says "made in a peanut free facility" but it also says on the bottom of the back "Not all Quaker Chewy bars are made in a peanut-free facility. Read the label every time." That is good for people who might assume all their products are now safe.
Kelly

Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2006 - 12:17am
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Although it is great to finally see some safe granola bars, this has caused some confusion at our school. The kids who have started to bring the new peanut-free bars in have been reminded by other students that granola bars are not safe. I e-mailed our school principal to notify her of the the new labelling so they know which granola bars are safe and she will be putting this in our next school newsletter. It's also very important to remind our PA kids that not all Quaker granola bars are safe and to make sure they look for the peanut-free symbol on the package.

Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2006 - 12:30am
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Childish as this may seem - it was quite a thrill to be able to eat something called "Rocky Road". That name always has nuts in it.
Wanted to say - they are good, but tiny.

Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2006 - 12:32am
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In the US (Maryland) over the weekend I found some Quaker granola bars that did not have a nut warning. There were 2 varieties: an apple type and a strawberry type. They have the standard chewy granola bar on the bottom with a thin layer of fruit as the upper layer topped with granola sprinkles. I thought they were good, but my kids didn't like them.
Janet

Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2006 - 3:24am
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Caterina2, you made very good points with your post. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2006 - 9:10am
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Quote:Originally posted by csc:
[b]Hey, erik, have you ever been able to try a granola bar before?[/b]
Hi Cindy..
I haven't had a granola bar for... 20 or more years.. can't remember the last time.. maybe 25 years ago?
Anyway, I bought a pack tonight (bumble berry or something) so I'll try them out.. it's great I can finally eat them again!
All I could eat lately was the Special K bars.

Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2006 - 12:27pm
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I think Kellogg's actually has quite a few safe cereal bars - but I think they are more sugar then cereal, and I don't count them as granola bars.

Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2006 - 2:36pm
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Quote:Originally posted by AnnaMarie:
[b]I think Kellogg's actually has quite a few safe cereal bars - but I think they are more sugar then cereal, and I don't count them as granola bars.[/b]
yes, I eat the Special K bars and Raisin Bran bars...
but nice to have the option of granola bars too! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] healthier than chocolate bars . haha

Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2006 - 2:43pm
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Great stuff, erik! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I hope you enjoy! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Anna Marie, I know that my kids have certainly eaten enough bars of some sort (not chocolate [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] ) - just can't remember what right now - oh, Froot Loop bars, etc.
But no, granola bars are a totally different specimen I would think. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
I just know that when I got the three samples from No Nuttin in February month, I scarfed down all three without even letting the kids try them (they were at school) because I hadn't had a granola bar in so long and they were just so yum.
This should also make one less thing my SIL has to kvetch and moan about when it comes to packing "safe" lunches (if, in fact, she does).
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 04/24/2006 - 9:52pm
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So jealous!!

Posted on: Tue, 04/25/2006 - 10:22pm
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Bought my first box to-day at Shopper's Drug Mart. 8 for $2.99. They only had one flavour in the "peanut free" packaging at this store - Chocolate Chip.
Very large banner - Made in a Peanut Free Facility on the front, as pictured by erik above.
Bumbleberry, Raspberry, Apple, Chocolate Chip, Smores, Rocky Road.
"Look for new specially marked Quaker Chewy bars, with the peanut-free symbol. They are made in a peanut-free facility and are now a great lunch box item."
"Not all Quaker Chewy bars are made in a peanut-free facility. Read the label every time."
Ingredients well labeled on both the box and the individual wrapper - "contains wheat, milk, soy, and sulphite ingredients".
Also, a "peanut free" logo on the individual wrapper.
What I particularly liked in the ingredient list on the actual bar was "READ THE LABEL EVERY TIME".
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Posted on: Tue, 04/25/2006 - 10:23pm
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Linking Q's Mommy's original thread:-
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum11/HTML/002869.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum11/HTML/002869.html[/url]
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Posted on: Tue, 04/25/2006 - 10:24pm
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Oh, what was really cool is that my 10 year old son got to try his first granola bar yesterday. I was SO pleased that he actually liked it! Maybe the chocolate chips in this particular one helped, I don't know, but I was pleased. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 04/26/2006 - 12:19am
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csc, my son has tried granola bars before (no known food allergies) but he hasn't liked them. He liked the Rocky Road ones from the peanut-free line. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Although they do have choc. chips in them, not a lot of chocolate actually - which I was pleased about.

Posted on: Wed, 04/26/2006 - 12:30am
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Holy Moly! I completely gasped when I saw the box! Thanks for adding that picture, that is amazing! Isn't it funny how excited we get about things like this! I am going to make a special trip to my grocery store to see if we have those yet! Wow, I am amazed! I am going to send them a "thank you" email for doing this!

Posted on: Wed, 04/26/2006 - 1:27am
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I just saw the tv ad for these bars yesterday, promoting the PN free aspect, very good. At the end they say "trying to make the world a little less nutty".
Hopefully other companies will see there is money in PN free products.
We've only got the apple and the smore flavours in our local store, if we don't get the other flavors soon, I'll have to start bugging the manager.

Posted on: Wed, 04/26/2006 - 10:59am
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My local grocer has all of the new flavours in now. My daughter (non-PA) was disappointed that the Rainbow ones weren't PA safe. It was a good time to remind the kids that they had to check the box each time.
Anyway, tonight we bought Smores. 8 for $2.19 - regular price is going to be $2.49.
Shoppers Drug Mart does tend to be more pricey (the 8 for $2.99) but even for that price, I thought it was a pretty good deal.
Both kids really pleased and despite them being sugared up as far as chocolate or whatever (the two I've bought so far), old hippie woman is still pleased my kids are eating granola. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 04/26/2006 - 1:49pm
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We got one free with the kids meal at McDonald's. Yum! I appreciate that they put on there to check the label everytime. They sound like they are being very allergy conscious.
It's very smart of manufacturers to make peanut/nut free foods - and label them as such! So many schools are going peanut free nowadays! Even if my DD didn't have an allergy I would keep some around the house as a safe snack to share with other kids. Kudos to them!

Posted on: Fri, 04/28/2006 - 8:49am
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Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 04/30/2006 - 12:39pm
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Well. This week alone at my local grocery store ALL of the PA safe bars flew off the shelves, except for Rocky Road, which is the only safe one there right now. The shelf has been re-stocked with the old unsafe ones.
I don't think it's because they were on sale this week at the store - I really do think it has something to do with them being peanut free and although I can't tell you how many boxes I bought this week (I bought 2 to-day; one Friday night), it wasn't just me!
Also, noting that they even changed their "regular price" sign from $2.49 to $2.69 after seeing how fast they FLEW from the shelves.
I'm a happy camper.
I really like the Rocky Road one btw. We tried Smores, Chocolate Chip and Rocky Road.
All very similar but I like the Rocky Road.
Both kids love them and life is good. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sun, 04/30/2006 - 1:44pm
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Hi Cindy,
Dominion has them on sale this week. I bought Rocky Road, Bubmleberry and S'mores... I like the S'mores as they have chocolate chips and masrhmallows.. (actually, I liek them all) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 05/01/2006 - 12:06am
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Personally, I like the Rocky Road better then the S'mores. (I think they have a toffee flavour.)
I do want to try the Bumbleberry.

Posted on: Mon, 05/01/2006 - 12:22am
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Anna Marie, the Rocky Road ones say something about Rocky Road "with butter toffee". They're my favourite out of the three we've tried. Really trying not to scarf them down. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Even at the not sale price, I find them a *good* buy. I'm just really happy. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I'm also really pleased that Jesse likes them because sometimes I've found that we'll find a new PA safe thing and he doesn't care for it.
Yup, great stuff! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 05/01/2006 - 3:07am
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"Butter toffee"! You're making my mouth water. I've only found the apple crumble ones so far. I'm not much of a granola bar fan, but my kids liked them.
I saw the television ad for these for the first time last night. Wow - are they ever agressively marketing these as peanut free (not that I'm complaining about that). I was kind of left with my mouth hanging open after seeing the ad. Most of the other peanut free products that we use seem to be a little quieter about it (meaning it's mentioned as an added bonus, but not the only focus of the product).

Posted on: Mon, 05/01/2006 - 4:27am
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I can understand the bold *peanut-free* advertising. At my son's school there is a peanut-ban. They do NOT ban may-contains, but a lot of people don't realize that. They think everything they send in has to be 100% peanut-free, and they try very hard to do that. So, if they can find good, healthy (or at least somewhat healthy), peanut-free products, they stock up on them.

Posted on: Tue, 05/02/2006 - 3:29am
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happycat, I hope you find the other flavours soon. I'm sure you will. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Anna Marie, wow! Your child's school sounds amazing. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Well, as someone who seems to be purchasing a box a day right now and is currently scarfing down a Rocky Road (yes, with butter toffee [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] ), I think I'm going to have to e-mail Quaker. I am just SO pleased! I feel like heavily promoting this!
I haven't seen the TV ad yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. Just really wow! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 12:37am
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Dear Registrant,
We are pleased to announce that Pepsi-QTG Canada has joined Anaphylaxis Canada's
Corporate Sponsor Program.
Pepsi-QTG Canada markets and distributes Quaker brand hot and cold cereals and
snack products, and has recently reformulated and re-launched a sub-line of
Quaker Chewy (R) granola bars labelled "made in a peanut-free facility".
Pepsi-QTG Canada completed a major initiative to transform its Peterborough
manufacturing plant into a peanut-free facility.
Click on this link to read the company's press release issued yesterday:
[url="http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2006/03/c3162.html"]http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2006/03/c3162.html[/url]
Please contact Pepsi-QTG Canada directly if you have questions or to learn more:
1-800-267-6287
For your information,
Anaphylaxis Canada
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Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 12:24pm
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We finally tried the Apple flavour to-day. I really liked them. They are quite sweet, all of the line. It's been so long since I've eaten a granola bar, I can't remember if they were always that sweet.
The apple is very distinctly different than the other three flavours we've tried.
Jeez, I don't know how many boxes I bought this week. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 05/22/2006 - 2:43am
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Has anyone in the US discovered how to order these?

Posted on: Mon, 05/22/2006 - 5:08am
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I'm in the US but I am thrilled. A step forward is a step forward...I'd like to write and thank them. Maybe they'll consider bringing them to the U.S.
TJsmom

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Quote:Originally posted by tjsmom:
[b]I'm in the US but I am thrilled. A step forward is a step forward...I'd like to write and thank them. Maybe they'll consider bringing them to the U.S.
TJsmom[/b]
send Quaker USA an email, you can get it on their website. I sent one and got a written (as opposed to canned) reply saying that they were keeping an eye on how it works in Canada and that they *do* realize there is a need and they are working on figuring it out. The more people they hear from...
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Posted on: Mon, 05/22/2006 - 11:04am
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These granola bars are great!!!!!! The nice thing about living 4 hours from Niagara Falls is that you hear about people going there, and then slide them some money. And the picture that was posted above helped.
Anyway. We live in the US, but have 2 boxes of Smores (my favorite), 2 boxes of apple and 2 boxes of berry. The kids LOVE them.
So jealous of all you Canadians right now, and I will send an e-mail off to Quaker here. Well worth it!!!!!

Posted on: Wed, 05/24/2006 - 2:11pm
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In Toronto, we have two free little newspapers that I call TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) papers - although they're not associated with them at all. But they're in boxes at bus stops and when you're on transit, you usually grab one. It's like a condensed version of a daily newspaper with just the highlights of the day, whatever, to read while you're traveling.
Anyway. My point. In to-days 24 Hours (there are two - 24 Hours and The Metro), there was a mini blurb about the new Quaker bars and how the plant had been re-vamped in Peterborough to make "peanut free" granola bars.
What I thought was important about this, is that, even though I don't know the circulation of the little newspaper, a LOT of people would have read about that to-day while on their daily commute and I thought that was rather cool! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/cool.gif[/img]
Quaker (Pepsi) is really getting this information "out there" and I appreciate it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 05/25/2006 - 2:28am
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My DD's highschool is now offering these as a snack in her school cafeteria, along with Chapmans lollies and "drumsticks". It's very comforting.
We're eating a lot of them right now, but the novelty may wear off. Especially since we only can find two varieties in our area -S'mores and Apple-Cinnamon.
Have to admit I like the S'mores better!
Linda

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Those of us in the U.S. - time for a letter-writing, email and/or phone bombardment? I'd love to get these for my daughter, and perhaps get them into our school system.

Posted on: Thu, 05/25/2006 - 4:06am
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For the US..I e-mailed Quaker a few days ago:
I am just sending a quick e-mail to suggest making some of your quaker granola bars peanut free (as in Canada). We live in the US, however friends just brought us 6 boxes from Canada and our children love them. My children have life threatening nut allergies. One is entering kindergarten, the other pre-school. One thing to keep in mind is how much of a marketing plan you can make specifically towards people with these allergies. Just on the website peanutallergy.com there would be LOTS of people who would get them. And then add to that all of the school or classrooms which are going peanut free to accommodate students. There are very few American products which qualify as peanut free. And no granola bars.
I know that our family would appreciate more local food choices.
Thanks
and here is the reply which I received today:
We appreciate your interest in seeing a peanut free Quaker Chewy Granola Bar.
Our company is continually working to develop a wide variety of product ideas that appeal to our customers. Your comment have been shared with our Product Development Team. Hopefully, we will soon offer a product that meets your children's needs.
Michele
Quaker Consumer Response
Not that I expect to ever get as good as Canada, but maybe?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Posted on: Thu, 05/25/2006 - 5:24am
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emily's mommy, you never know the power a letter writing (or e-mail) campaign *might* have. It seems like a life-time ago, when members here joined together to get Nestle Canada to reverse their decision about a line of products that would no longer be PA safe - the work that was done by everyone, not just in the PA community, but by friends and family, was truly amazing and Nestle Canada did reverse their decision (and I do think at some $ expense).
I can only attest to what is happening in my home (of course), but we're buying at least 2 boxes or more of these bars a week. That adds up. Now, if it was only me doing it, no it wouldn't add up enough for Quaker (Pepsi), but man, can you imagine?
The other thing that should be noted is that Quaker (Pepsi) decided to work with Anaphylaxis Canada as well. I don't know if FAAN has any companies that they work with and at this moment in time my mind went blank and I forget other companies that do work with Anaphylaxis Canada.
I think a letter writing campaign by Americans *could* be quite successful and it's something you might consider taking to the TAKE ACTION part of the board to get more attention.
I know what a wonderful feeling it is for me to go into the store now and just grab the box and know that both of my children enjoy this product, as do I.
A couple of weeks ago, my son had forgotten his lunch/snacks at home and I was out at an appointment. The principal is stocking these bars in the office for children that do forget their lunches/snacks.
Extending it further, it would be a wonderful thing to approach breakfast and snack program co-ordinators with. I really do see a LOT of potential with this product - not just for our community (FA), but in the community at large.
Three years ago, I ran a breakfast program in my son's then school and one of the staples we had for both the breakfast program and also for snacks for children that had forgotten their's were Kellogg's Nutrigrain Bars. Because the program was "peanut free".
I'd love to get my hands on a marketing magazine right now to see what is being written about this great move on the part of Quaker.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 05/26/2006 - 12:17am
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Quote:Originally posted by csc:
[b]you never know the power a letter writing (or e-mail) campaign *might* have. [/b]
You just reminded me, I have to post a link in the thread about Dominion's new ice-cream. Worth the time to check it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
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This past weekend dh picked up a few boxes of the Quaker Bars. The Rocky Road were fine - but the S'mores he bought the wrong ones. They actually have almond in them. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] At first, he said we'd send them to school with our son (no food allergies) but I reminded him -- peanut/nut ban. So, we gave them away.
Also wanted to mention, these bars are extremely popular. The kids in the neighbourhood all call them *Chewies*. And the littlest guy (about 3) calls the *choo-choos*.

Posted on: Fri, 05/26/2006 - 3:06am
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Would anyone in Canada be willing to send me some of these - of course I'll pay in advance (however that would work?? maybe Paypal.) Does anyone know you allowed to send food through the mail, and are we allowed to receive it?

Posted on: Fri, 05/26/2006 - 4:19am
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Kathy L., I remember the day the Smarties thread died [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] and then it was re-started but it never went anywhere. I'm just not clear if we can ship into America or not now. Perhaps someone else knows.
I LOVED the Smarties thread and this would be exactly the same really, if we're allowed to do it. I just don't think it was ever clarified or because the thread had died, people just kinda forgot that we ever did do that here.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Quote:Originally posted by csc:
[b]emily's mommy, you never know the power a letter writing (or e-mail) campaign *might* have. It seems like a life-time ago, when members here joined together to get Nestle Canada to reverse their decision about a line of products that would no longer be PA safe - the work that was done by everyone, not just in the PA community, but by friends and family, was truly amazing and Nestle Canada did reverse their decision (and I do think at some $ expense).
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I'm in!
What's their contact info? I'll write this weekend. I'd love a safe granola bar that I don't have to make!
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 05/26/2006 - 10:21am
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American website for Quaker:-
[url="http://www.quakeroats.com"]http://www.quakeroats.com[/url]
I'm wondering if you wrote to Pepsi as well, since they own Quaker, if that would help - like double whammy them. I don't know. It gets confusing to my aged brain at times [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] Like Kraft/Nabisco/Mr. Christie's.....
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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