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I've read on the back of a package of Oreo's that they had peanut flour in them. Does anyone know if this is true?? I would loooooovvve a soggy oreo and a glass of milk [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

On Dec 24, 2005

if it says it in the ingredients than you should definately go by that. you can find a safe orea. just read them. i have never come across peanut flour in my oreos but ive heard of it. sometimes they could run out of wheat flour and use peanut. please always read the ingredients.

On Dec 24, 2005

If it says peanut flour, it was probably manufactured on the same equipment as one of the peanut butter flavors. Usually regular and Double Stuff Oreos will be free of peanut flour, so if you're brave enough to go into a grocery store on Christmas Eve, those would be your best bet.

--Debbie

On Dec 24, 2005

i believe they actually use peanut flour, like wheat flour. before PA diagnosis my son would eat granola bars made of peanut flour, walnut flour, etc. they actually grind up the nuts to use as flour. italians do it a lot with almonds for cookies.

On Dec 28, 2005

Some products certainly use peanut flour. But since regular Oreos rarely list peanut flour as an ingredient, I assume that when peanut flour does appear as an ingredient of regular oreos, it's a method of listing cross-contamination. I mean, they don't deliberately make multiple versions of "regular" Oreos, each containing different ingredients (such as peanut flour). But I'm sure you're right, that peanut flour is sometimes used as a deliberate ingredient in other products, both to supply a peanut flavor and I bet also to boost the protein content of a product.

On Dec 29, 2005

I have a package of Oreo's in the kitchen right now and there is no peanut flour listed on it. I will continue to read labels even on things I consider safe. I know they now make peanut butter filled oreos. Where did you see a package of regular oreos with peanut flour listed?

On Dec 30, 2005

I saw cheese nips or something like that (nabisco or kraft) that were cheese/crackers. The last ing. was peanut flour.

They put that, to CYA. Its run on PB lines they told me.

Anyhow, I cant fathom that if 'they run out of wheat flour, they use peanut flour'.

I dont buy THAT.

I buy that they are run on PB lines, and have a possibility of x-contam.

Ive heard a LOT about Oreos, though, and some kids with MFA's eat them fine and dandy, since some do NOT contain dairy/egg either. (just wheat and/or soy)

Dont know WHAT to tell OP. We use Newmans WF/DF Newman O's. Made of barley. Taste similar, if you've never HAD 'real' oreos, kwim?

Jason

------------------ [b]* Obsessed * [/b]

On Dec 30, 2005

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Originally posted by DRobbins: [b]...when peanut flour does appear as an ingredient of regular oreos, it's a method of listing cross-contamination... [/b]

From my several calls with Nabisco, I've learned that this is their way of labeling for cross contamination. Unfortunately, rather than breaking it out into a separate statement or bolding the type to list 'may contains', they just list peanut flour as an ingredient along with the several other lines. This is a pet peeve of mine since my family thinks Oreos are safe but I always have to remind them to re=check the label EVERY time.

On Dec 31, 2005

yes we were at a play date and the boy just pulled out a pack of oreos and opened them. i explained to the mom that i have to read them because they are all different!!! its annoying

On Jan 1, 2006

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Originally posted by jtolpin: [b] Anyhow, I cant fathom that if 'they run out of wheat flour, they use peanut flour'.

I dont buy THAT. [/b]

If Nabisco, who makes millions of baked goods, runs out of wheat flour-I'd say someone would be out of a job. They probably keep a semi load or two of it stockpiled.

------------------ ============== [b]~Gale~[/b]

On Jan 1, 2006

Back to the original post, what kind of Oreos had peanut flour listed? Dd eats regular, chocolate creme, spring, Halloween, uh-oh oreos, golden uh-oh oreos, mini regular, and some others I can`t think of. I read the ingredients every time, and I have never seen peanut flour. What kind was it and are you in the U.S.?

On Jan 1, 2006

I've seen peanut flour listed on the mint oreos and the ones with chocolate instead of white inside (not uh oh oreos, but the dark ones).

------------------ ============== [b]~Gale~[/b]

On Jan 2, 2006

I've also seen it on the mint Double Delight oreos (but not on the mint oreos lately, although I'm still afraid to buy them).

--Debbie

On Jan 2, 2006

That explains it. My dd hates mint, so I have never looked at the ingredients on those. gw_mom3, about the ones that are chocolate instead of white, are you talking about the chocolate creme oreos? They are chocolate on the outside and chocolate on the inside. We have been through hundreds of bags of those, and they have never had peanut flour. Is that the kind you are talking about? Is it different depending on what part of U.S. you are in? We are in California.

On Jan 2, 2006

I live smack dab in the middle of the US, in Iowa. It was on a regular pack of Oreos and it was about a year and a half ago. I haven't even thought about eating them since then.

On Jan 2, 2006

I live in Idaho, and found plain old Oreos with peanut flour listed as an ingredient last summer. If I remember right, it was at Costco. I haven't bought any since then either.

------------------ Sherlyn Mom to 6 year old twins Ben & Mike - one PA & the other not. Stay Informed And Peanut Free!

On Jan 2, 2006

Wow, that is amazing that it is so different from California. With dd being allergic to milk, oreos is almost the only cookie she can have. I can`t imagine what milk allergic people do if they live in a place where the oreos have peanut flour. They would have such limited options. Surprising that it is so different from state to state.

On Jan 2, 2006

So, having read this thread, when I was in the grocery store tonight (in Tucson, AZ) I looked at all the Oreo varieties. None of them have peanut flour. However, it was interesting to see the "where it is made" portion of the label. Each variety was made in a different place! They all list the NJ headquarters, but then some said, "Made in Canada", or "Made in the USA", then others said "Local Bakeries Across the USA" I wonder if that fact has something to do with it. All Oreos aren't made in the same facility, or, apparently even made by Nabisco/Kraft.

Also interesting, they have nutritional info on their website (US I think) with the ingredient panel. None of them have peanut flour! Here is the page:

[url="http://www.nabiscoworld.com/brands/brandlist.aspx?SiteId=1&CatalogType=1&BrandKey=oreo&BrandLink=/oreo/memories/&BrandId=78&PageNo=1"]http://www.nabiscoworld.com/brands/brand...dId=78&PageNo=1[/url]

For those who have a pack that says peanut flour in the ingredients, you should call/write them and tell them they need to have that info also on their website as a warning so someone does not think all Oreos are safe!

edited to say that on their nutritional info page they DO list a UPC code, so I guess those ingredients match those UPC codes...but geez...would anyone think to match that up?

Adrienne

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

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On Jan 3, 2006

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On Aug 27, 2006

My head was...um.....what's the word the OP uses?? oh, yeah......[i]spinning[/i].

Standing in the grocery aisle. head spinning. reading oreo labels. Some made in Mexico (or was that the Chips Ahoy bag??), some in canada, some in the us. I'm like: ###. And whoa, the some of the flavors made in Canada were the peanut butter variety, but no shared equipment or facility warnings on the other flavors made in Canada. Some warnings on the US made ones. (If I remember this all correctly....remember: head spinning)

What flavors do people consider "safe" if any? Do you trust the "Mexico" label?

On Aug 27, 2006

Hi We buy the chocolate,the vanilla with cream (Uh Oh's?), oreo dippers, oreo handi snacks (made in canada). I have never seen a package with a Mexico label at all. I am in VA. I also have never seen one with peanut flour. Nancy

On Aug 27, 2006

I haven't bought or trusted Oreo's for the past year since some packages were recalled for cross-cont. and being mislabelled. I believe it was last summer that there was a recall if I'm not mistaken. I was so ticked off I've sworn off Oreo's since. I remember having a package or two in the house and I brought them back to the store for a refund. I do miss them soggy in milk too!

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