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Posted on: Wed, 12/20/2006 - 4:16am
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after reading this thread a few weeks ago I called to speak with them about ingredietns -- my son has MFA and so I can't just order -- they were great on the phone and said it was a good idea and they would work on it -- the granola ingreadients are on the site and i received an email from them today that they are still wotking on posting the ingredients for the other items.
i look forward to ordering if my son can have them .... he is allergic to coconut so no granola bars for us -- bummer...

Posted on: Wed, 12/20/2006 - 12:23pm
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Quote:Originally posted by MimiM:
[b]Momcat,
The ingredients for the granola bars are listed on the site under ingredients. It appears that the website is still somewhat under construction but if you run your curser over the left hand side, the options pop up.[/b]
Thanks! I checked out the ingredients after I got an email from PeanutFreePlanet thanking me for my suggestion to post ingredients. They seem happy to get consumer input if anyone else has ideas to improve their site.
Cathy

Posted on: Thu, 12/21/2006 - 5:04am
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I noticed that they have a bunch of the Canadian candy bars that are safe too! We don't have to make a special trip to CA to get it now!

Posted on: Thu, 12/21/2006 - 5:28am
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This is terrific!!! I'm going to place an order!!!

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 2:53am
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I am quite dismayed that the prices of these products are greatly inflated, do they have the rights to distribute these Canadian items, I sure others like myself would be happy to ship items to the US at cost not for profit.These items are available at every supermarket here. Be careful who you are buying from, there are great links on this website for reliable and origional peanut free companies.
My 2 cents.
A box of Quacker granola bars is $2.49 canadian dollars much less than $3.99 is it US.
[This message has been edited by maphiemom (edited January 05, 2007).]

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 4:29am
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I have actually looked into shipping for non commercial use , there are no duties on items shipped from Canada to US on items un $60.00 .

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 7:43am
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It was $12.99 for a box of 40. Remember that this is much larger than the standard size box that has what 10(?) or so. What really made it expensive was the shipping which was anothe $6.00 but this would be out of their control anyway.

Posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 11:51pm
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I will look into the big box cost today.

Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 12:44am
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Hi, this is Brian's wife Heather. I just wanted to let everyone know that we are very aware of the costs of the candy and are working to try to bring the costs down. We have to buy the Candy retail in Canada. We did some research and found that it would cost about 50% more to ship from Canada, as well as taking 2-3 extra days, which really increases the risk of damage to the candy. So we decided to have the candy trucked from Canada which only increases the cost 10-20%. The candy has to be trucked on a fragile basis which really increases the costs. As well as trucking also have the following costs: customs, shipping, insurance, web site creation fees, web site maintenance fees, credit card use fees, warehousing, repackaging, and advertising. We invite anyone who is interested to look at the actual costs of bringing the candy to the U.S. and distributing it. Please feel free to write us at [email]info@peanutfreeplanet.com[/email] if you have any questions or concerns.
[This message has been edited by Brian Selwa (edited January 06, 2007).]

Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 2:02am
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Brian,
As a small business owner, I don't believe the general public has any idea of all the hidden costs we have to pay -- insurance, etc.
Just want you to know that I do appreciate what you're doing and will continue to order from you. I can't do it all the time because it does get expensive, but as a special treat to get something that I cannot get in the U.S. I am willing to pay a little extra. I'm sure that as your company grows and as you are able to buy more, the costs might be able to reflect that?

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