New Warning For Hershey\'s!! Must Read!!

Posted on: Tue, 09/25/2007 - 6:05am
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Okay all PN/TN allergies on here, we are officially now losing the plain Hershey's Kisses!! My sister just called me to tell me that she looked at the new kisses for halloween and they now have Shea in them!!! I am soo mad I could scream!!! What are they thinking!!

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Posted on: Tue, 09/25/2007 - 6:51am
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I've heard this about the Kissables but not the kisses or regular bars....
I'm still on the fence as to what I think about shea oil (as my allergist seems to be also) but for the time have decided to avoid. (DD is PA/TNA)
It would be horrible if we could no longer have our "safe" choice for affordable chocolate, we already have so few choices!!
Looks like I'll be going to the grocery tonight to check labels. Thanks for the heads up [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 09/25/2007 - 6:58am
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I was worried this would start happening. I've been hearing that a lot of the chocolate makers are changing formulas. Some even want to lower the ratio of coco butter they use and still legaly call it chocolate. I was afraid we might sees changes like these.

Posted on: Tue, 09/25/2007 - 7:07am
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Quote:Originally posted by Kelly H:
[b]Okay all PN/TN allergies on here, we are officially now losing the plain Hershey's Kisses!! My sister just called me to tell me that she looked at the new kisses for halloween and they now have Shea in them!!! I am soo mad I could scream!!! What are they thinking!!
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Please note that some PA individuals do eat products with shea in them (including myself) so just because shea is added to a product does not necessarily mean it is off limits for everyone with PA. It is a comfort zone issue.
Though it would be preferable that they keep the original recipe and not add shea to the kisses as they were fine before.. why the need to change (unless it is a cost savings measure? shea is probably cheaper than coaoa butter). Seems [b]everything[/b] in this world always comes down to an issue of $$$

Posted on: Tue, 09/25/2007 - 7:21am
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I'm sorry for the TN folks, but since we're PA only, I'm OK with my child continuing to eat it.

Posted on: Tue, 09/25/2007 - 7:23am
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Erik,
I agree that it is not an issue for those only allergic to peanut. However, as the mom of a child who is also allergic to tree nuts (among other things), this is very disappointing. She's lost Kissables, Milk Duds, the small size Hershey bars among others because of manufacturing or formulation changes on the part of Hershey's. It's really a shame because they were about the only safe treats for her until recently. Basically, the only candy items available to her for Halloween are items that contain red and blue food coloring--such as Twizzlers, Swedish Fish, Nerds, Sweettarts, etc.--to which she has a sensitivity.
I further agree that this will be a comfort issue for many and also that these changes are driven by the almighty bottom line.

Posted on: Tue, 09/25/2007 - 7:32am
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Okay, Ijust looked up shea, and to clarify it's from a tree nut correct?

Posted on: Tue, 09/25/2007 - 7:33am
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Yes, I agree it is unfortunate Hershey has made this change. Perhaps if everyone continues to bombard them with complaints they will listen.
A few years ago Nestle Canada tried to make the Kit Kat, etc may contain peanuts, but they changed their mind as a result of the uproar from consumers.. so there is hope Hershey may change their mind too. Sounds like a "take action" campaign is needed. IF Hershey thinks their $$$ may be affected due to lower sales, maybe they will listen. Let's hope.

Posted on: Tue, 09/25/2007 - 7:35am
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Quote:Originally posted by mom2boys1975:
[b]Okay, Ijust looked up shea, and to clarify it's from a tree nut correct?[/b]
It may be a tree nut.. it may be a fruit.. I'm not really sure..
wikipedia: [i]The shea fruit consists of a thin, tart, nutritious pulp that surrounds a relatively large, oil-rich seed from which is extracted shea butter[/i]
If you do have tree nut allergies you probably want to be cautious to be safe.

Posted on: Tue, 09/25/2007 - 9:22am
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I think that everyone should call hershey's. I called there 2 weeks ago mad about the Kissables and now this? My sister was just out today looking at the Halloween candy when she saw it. UGHH!! I just pray that they don't start messing with the Hershey's 100% Cocoa because I buy that by the huge containers to make all of his brownies and cookies and cakes. I don't even know of any other safe cocoa? Everyone call them! I have already done it and plan to do it again for the next 3 days in a row.
FYI, the lady there told me that shea is not considered a tree nut in their books. I told her then why does the FDA consider it a tree nut? I was told from my other group that it is labeled as a tree nut by the FDA. So make sure you tell them that. Very Important. My sister is out right now buying all the hershey's kisses she can get her hands on.lol.
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Posted on: Tue, 09/25/2007 - 9:34am
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Be sure to read all plain hershey's bars as well. I saw snack sized bars earlier in the summer with almond warning...posted in another topic.

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