Peanut Oil in Marinara Sauce

Posted on: Sun, 11/28/1999 - 11:59am
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I just flew back to college today after spending Thanksgiving at home. On the way back, I got a hot pretzel with marinara sauce from Auntie Anne's. I don't usually eat ANYTHING at airports, but I didn't have much with me, and I thought that would be relatively safe.

Silly me; one bite and I knew something was strange. There was peanut oil in the marinara sauce, something that I assume is safe above all else! I spit it out, rinsed my mouth, and had no reaction. However, this is something you might want to watch out for, since I have read that many of you also assume that "plain red sauce" is safe.

Katie

Posted on: Tue, 11/30/1999 - 2:14pm
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THANK YOU KATE! And I am glad you are OK.
Auntie Annie cannot truly be Italian.

Posted on: Tue, 11/30/1999 - 2:15pm
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Thanks so much for you post, my PA daughter eats pretzels there all the time we will stay away from the sause now.

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2000 - 3:34am
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Hi Katie. I once ordered an enchilada with red sauce in a restaurant in San Diego, CA. The sauce had peanut butter in it. It never occured to me that red sauce would contain peanut butter.
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Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2000 - 5:58am
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Watch out for Chili too! Some people use peanut butter as a thickener! Keep your eyes open!

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2000 - 8:37am
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There is a mexican restaurant in Lafayette,Ca that also puts peanut butter in their enchilada red sauce. It's more common than we think.

Posted on: Tue, 05/30/2000 - 2:34pm
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Thanks for the warning. I won't eat there!

Posted on: Thu, 07/24/2003 - 12:20am
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Posted on: Sun, 07/27/2003 - 3:14am
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Posted on: Thu, 08/07/2003 - 3:00pm
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I've been told that PB is used as a thickener in pasta sauces. Anyone ever come across a jarred sauce with it?

Posted on: Thu, 08/07/2003 - 11:16pm
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I've not come across a jarred sauce with PB on the label, but many have "flavoring" and "spices" listed. I look for sauces that explicitly list all of the ingredients.
T.

Posted on: Tue, 10/07/2003 - 4:17pm
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I have been told this as well, but have not found anyone who has ever heard of this -- not anyone in my family or friends who are Italian or Italian American. I have asked several non-Italians as well as all the Italian restaurants & pizzerias I have eaten in in the last several months (hubby & I both love Italian) I am beginning to think there is no truth to this, or at the very least it is a regional thing, somewhere other than the NE US. Quote:Originally posted by Driving Me Nutty:
[b]I've been told that PB is used as a thickener in pasta sauces. Anyone ever come across a jarred sauce with it? [/b]
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Allergic to Shellfish/ Mom to Jesse 9/01 who has PA

Posted on: Tue, 10/07/2003 - 8:25pm
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I do know that there was a death one time around my area where a lady ate chili that had Peanut butter in it. I don't know all details as it was years ago but my Dr. was telling us when Chris was just 1 year old. He was telling us what to avoid. PB is used a thinkener. I haven't ever seen it on any store labels but sometimes i do wonder why Chris can not eat PREGO sauce. It makes him really sick.

Posted on: Tue, 10/07/2003 - 10:08pm
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I remember reading in the news two or three years ago about a teenager in Maine who had a fatal reaction after eating a sub at a sub shop. It was something with tomato sauce, either a meatball sub or cutlet. I don't recall if it was a nut or peanut product that was determined as the cause. I do remember that the boy was out with friends, started to react and tried to skateboard home. His friends called his father, who jumped in the car to come get him. No epi-pen. My dh and ds were in Maine over the weekend and were reminded of this by someone who owned a store - the community was very shaken, of course. Maybe others remember this?

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