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.

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