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Posted on: Thu, 04/17/2003 - 3:01am
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Hi there, I am new from Maine with a son that was just diagnosed with a peanut, nut and egg allergy. It is so comforting to find a place where people understand! I was just wondering if any knows if Hershey's kisses are safe for peanut allergies? The bag says nothing about being processed with out nut candies and most of the other bags of Hersheys candies do mention it. Thanks!

Posted on: Thu, 04/17/2003 - 4:45am
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Welcome!
Most people here seem to be comfortable with Hershey's labelling practices; if the bag says nothing about "may contain" or "processed on" than most consider them to be safe.
On the other hand, Vermont Nut Free makes fabulous Kiss-shaped candies in both milk and dark chocolate. They never last long in my house!
Amy

Posted on: Thu, 04/17/2003 - 4:47am
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My PA daughter eats Hershey's kisses all the time and has been fine. I even checked that their could be no cross contamination from Hugs (kisses with almonds). I was told that the plain kisses are made in a separate fctory from the Hugs because it requires different equipment to get the chocolate wrapped around the almond.
In general, products made by Hershey's are well labeled for nut allegies. You, however, must both read the list of indgrediants and check just below that for any warning such as, "May contain traces of peanuts." If nuts are not listed in the ingrediants and there is no warning below that, then it is most probably nut free.

Posted on: Thu, 04/17/2003 - 9:06am
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Thanks for the info!!! We are new to the candy thing as my son is only 2 1/2 but I wanted to get him a little treat for Easter.

Posted on: Tue, 01/03/2006 - 8:12am
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I made birdfeeders with my students. We used honey instead of peanutbutter. A bit messy but so is peanutbutter. It worked great! Just sent them home in a plastic bag. I hope this helps!

Posted on: Tue, 01/03/2006 - 9:51am
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Thanks for taking the time to research this. I did a search using bird feeder as the key word, and the following thread looked helpful [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum1/HTML/005858.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum1/HTML/005858.html[/url]

Posted on: Tue, 01/03/2006 - 12:14pm
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Suet. It's rendered beef fat you can buy from a butcher. Vegetarian parents may complain, though you might be able to substitute palm shortening.
ygg

Posted on: Tue, 01/03/2006 - 11:26pm
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Thanks for looking us up!!! Also check the bird feed you use and make sure it doesn't have any "may contains" I think I used a budgy bird seed because all the outdoor bird seed had "may contains". Just keep and eye out for that....
Pam

Posted on: Wed, 01/04/2006 - 10:16am
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We use Crisco for the peanut butter and toasted matzo farfel for the seeds.

Posted on: Wed, 01/04/2006 - 1:42pm
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What about using nut-safe soy butter or sunflower seed butter (if okay with the allergic kids' parents)?

Posted on: Tue, 01/03/2006 - 8:12am
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I made birdfeeders with my students. We used honey instead of peanutbutter. A bit messy but so is peanutbutter. It worked great! Just sent them home in a plastic bag. I hope this helps!

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