New peanut-free Quaker granola bars!

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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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On Apr 23, 2006

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

[This message has been edited by ajgauthier (edited April 23, 2006).]

On Apr 23, 2006

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!

On Apr 23, 2006

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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]

On Apr 23, 2006

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.

On Apr 23, 2006

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.

On Apr 23, 2006

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!

[This message has been edited by Mom2Four (edited April 23, 2006).]

On Apr 23, 2006

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!

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

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On Apr 23, 2006

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.

On Apr 23, 2006

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

On Apr 24, 2006

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.

On Apr 24, 2006

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.

On Apr 24, 2006

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

On Apr 24, 2006

Caterina2, you made very good points with your post. [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 Apr 24, 2006

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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.

On Apr 24, 2006

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.

On Apr 24, 2006

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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

On Apr 24, 2006

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]

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

On Apr 25, 2006

So jealous!!

On Apr 26, 2006

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".

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 Apr 26, 2006

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]

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

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On Apr 26, 2006

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]

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 Apr 26, 2006

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.

On Apr 26, 2006

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!

On Apr 26, 2006

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.

On Apr 26, 2006

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]

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 Apr 26, 2006

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!

On Apr 28, 2006

Simply re-raising. [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 Apr 30, 2006

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]

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 Apr 30, 2006

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]

On May 1, 2006

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.

On May 1, 2006

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]

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 May 1, 2006

"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).

On May 1, 2006

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.

On May 2, 2006

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]

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 May 5, 2006

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

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 May 5, 2006

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]

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 May 22, 2006

Has anyone in the US discovered how to order these?

On May 22, 2006

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

On May 22, 2006

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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...

Adrienne

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

On May 22, 2006

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!!!!!

On May 24, 2006

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]

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 May 25, 2006

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

On May 25, 2006

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.

On May 25, 2006

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?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

On May 25, 2006

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]

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

On May 26, 2006

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]

*********

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*.

On May 26, 2006

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?

On May 26, 2006

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]

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

On May 26, 2006

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).

[/b]

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

On May 26, 2006

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]

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

On May 26, 2006

Or, DUH, they actually have a website specific to the chewy bars:-

[url="http://www.quakersnackbars.com"]http://www.quakersnackbars.com[/url]

Oh, does anyone want Canadian contact information as well?

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 May 26, 2006

Sorry, on the first website I posted, I did see something about information re WIC (which I'm not clear what that is since I'm Canadian, but I know it's a *good* thing, I think). Anyway, perhaps even with some emphasis on how they could use their chewy bars, if PA safe, in this regard (just as I mentioned how this could really be sold to breakfast and snack programs here in Canada).

Does anyone want to move it over to TAKE ACTION?

I just love that part of the board. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.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 May 26, 2006

Just filled out Quaker's online form: [url="http://www.quakeroats.com/qfb_ContactUs/EmailUs_Form.cfm"]http://www.quakeroats.com/qfb_ContactUs/EmailUs_Form.cfm[/url] I am in the US but applauded them on releasing this product and said I hoped it would become available in the US. I would like to send to some of my friends whose kids are in preschool and ask them to email...after all it seems alot of preschools are peanut free around here and the label sure makes it a lot easier to figure out what's safe!

LuvMyBoys

On May 28, 2006

good luck with the letter writing.. hope it works [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On May 29, 2006

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Originally posted by Kathy L.: [b]Does anyone know you allowed to send food through the mail, and are we allowed to receive it?[/b]

Pre-packaged food IS allowed. I don't think home-made is though.

And, it was the US that was not allowing it - so, yes you are allowed to receive it.

On May 29, 2006

Just wrote Quaker US, I've never had a granola bar before...

I really wish the US would jump on the peanut-free bandwagon. With the way this country is going, I'd move to Canada in a heartbeat if I didn't hate cold weather so much (unfortunately I'd rather be warm in a corrupt country than cold in a sane country).

On May 29, 2006

Found this on the web:

Granola bars peanut-free

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (CP)

On Jun 12, 2006

$1.88 a box at No Frills this week.

(I wish I had a No Frills closer to me).

Can't believe how many boxes of these I have purchased already and managed to scarf down..... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.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 14, 2006

my cousin is going to canada and is going to get me some bars. I am not sure how many to get; how long will these last and can you freeze them??

[This message has been edited by esmom (edited June 14, 2006).]

On Jun 14, 2006

esmom, I suggest getting at least on box or each flavour, they are very yummy! As for freezing them, I have frozen granola bars before without changing the taste or consistency.

Ali

On Jun 14, 2006

There's 'how long will they last' and 'how long will they last if you don't hide the box somewhere out of reach...'

A small box doesn't last long in our house. Maybe a day, maybe two. The large box lasted about a week!

I think the longest I've left them in the pantry was about 2 weeks. Not long, compared to how long some things sit on the shelf at the store. I've never looked for a 'best before' date though.

On Jun 14, 2006

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Originally posted by starlight: [b]I'd move to Canada in a heartbeat if I didn't hate cold weather so much (unfortunately I'd rather be warm in a corrupt country than cold in a sane country).[/b]

I'll let you in on a little secret. We no longer live in teepees and igloos. We have real buildings with real heat these days. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] And warm coats and toques for winter.

On Jun 14, 2006

Quote:

Originally posted by AnnaMarie: [b] I'll let you in on a little secret. We no longer live in teepees and igloos. We have real buildings with real heat these days. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] And warm coats and toques for winter.[/b]

and the next few months will be hot.. high temperatures in the 30s!!! will need our A/C on

On Jul 9, 2006

My parents were in Toronto a few weeks ago for a wedding. While they were there, they bought two big shopping bags full of Quaker granola bars. They got Chocolate Chip, Rocky Road, Smore's, and Bumble berry (several boxes of each). My son definately prefers the Chocolate chip ones but they are all good! He had never had granola bars before. What a treat but I don't think they'll last too long!

On Jul 9, 2006

Quote:

Originally posted by erik: [b] and the next few months will be hot.. high temperatures in the 30s!!! will need our A/C on[/b]

That's 30 degrees Celsius, right? When DH was preparing for his trip to Canada, he was constantly checking the weather and having to convert temps.

But back to the topic....DH brought granola bars back, and they were quite yummy! Great "on the go" snack! I hope we can get US Quaker to produce peanut free granola bars.

On Jul 14, 2006

I'm moving to Canada, dammit!

On Jul 14, 2006

Quote:

Originally posted by AnnaMarie: [b] I'll let you in on a little secret. We no longer live in teepees and igloos. We have real buildings with real heat these days. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] And warm coats and toques for winter.[/b]

Ha, yeah, I know (except I'm not sure what a toque is, is that a hat?).

Unfortunately, I'm one of those people who can get a chill in a room where everyone else is sweating buckets. I've worn two pairs of thick socks to bed and my feet still get cold. Right now our house is 80 degrees F and my feet are freezing. I think I managed to get frostbite while in school in Iowa on one of those days where they tell you you'll get frostbite in less than 10 minutes exposure, so being outside in the cold is very painful now too. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Anyway, I'm planning on moving to the desert as soon as my internship is through.

And to stay on topic, I wrote the quaker people, and they wrote me back and basically said thanks for the imput, we'll look into it.

On Jul 16, 2006

In Ottawa they;re on sale at Loeb grocery stores for $1.99 this week.

Bloody HOT today...in Ottawa.

Katiee

On Aug 25, 2006

Wow! Much like with the peanut free Mars bar TV advertising, I saw the first ad to-day for the Quaker Chewy Bars. It was awesome! Even aggressive (not overly so - well done so) in it's marketing of the product as peanut free. [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 25, 2006

Quote:

Originally posted by csc: [b]Wow! Much like with the peanut free Mars bar TV advertising, I saw the first ad to-day for the Quaker Chewy Bars. It was awesome! Even aggressive (not overly so - well done so) in it's marketing of the product as peanut free. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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

[/b]

Yes.. it seems there is a new peanut-free commercial on tv every day... peanut-free is very trendy these days with food manufacturers! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

On Oct 25, 2006

[quote]Originally posted by csc: [B]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.

I also found a banana delight with a nut free symbol... they are sooo yummy!!!!

On Oct 27, 2006

Dear Registrant, We congratulate Pepsi-QTG, which owns the Quaker Chewy brand, for launching a new website: [url="http://www.quakerchewy.ca"]www.quakerchewy.ca[/url] This site will now provide faster access to their product information in order to assist their allergic and non-allergic consumers.

Pepsi-QTG Canada recently completed a major initiative to transform the company's Peterborough manufacturing plant into a peanut-free facility.

Click on this link to read the company's press release issued on August 28, 2006: [url="http://www.quakerchewy.ca/media.asp"]http://www.quakerchewy.ca/media.asp[/url]

We encourage you to contact the company directly with any questions that you have about their information. For your information, Anaphylaxis Canada

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

On Oct 29, 2006

Is there a place that we can order these Canadian Quaker granola bars?

On Oct 29, 2006

Yes--thank you Josh's Mom. Otherwise this thread is just too painful to see pop up.

See it. . . See it. . . Want it. . . . Can't have it!!

On Oct 29, 2006

Maybe you could contact [url="http://www.canadiansweets.com/"]http://www.canadiansweets.com/[/url] to see if they'd consider carrying these?? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Oct 30, 2006

Quote:

Originally posted by erik: [b]Maybe you could contact [url="http://www.canadiansweets.com/"]http://www.canadiansweets.com/[/url] to see if they'd consider carrying these?? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img][/b]

I e-mailed several months ago and never heard back from them.

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