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Posted on: Fri, 03/12/2004 - 12:04am
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Quote:Originally posted by smack:
[b]I would love them to start making freezies since they are used more all year around(to soothe sore throats, when kids are sick etc).[/b]
Hi Smack,
C-Plus freezies are safe. They come in 4 C-Plus flavours (orange, Wink, wildberry and tropical). You can find them at most grocery stores, especially in the warmer months. I am quite sure Kisko freezies are also safe, though I'd double-check to be sure.
So there are some other safe options in addition to Chapmans and Philly Swirl [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 03/12/2004 - 12:21am
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Another Candian popping in here. (Nice to see you again Erik. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] )
LaurensMom said [b] Alex stopped posting on this site because people thought he was advertising when it was actually a member who "invited" him to the site to learn. He was never advertising. [/b]
I was one of those people. And while that was going on I sent him an e-mail and he responded. I basically told him to *put his money where his mouth was*. He talked about wanting to stay peanut-free - but seemed (to me) to be stuttering over the decision. Well, he did put his money where his mouth was. Literally. He now has my full support. I have posted about his product on other boards, including that it is peanut free and safe for celiacs.
Keeping peanuts out of his company could cost him money. Testing the product does cost him money. I appreciate what he is doing. Unfortunately I have not been able to purchase his product, but I still feel it is a BIG STEP FORWARD that an American company is doing this. Especially a company that has a popular and good product.
I'd like to add a fact that has not yet been posted here.
I also have a sesame seed allergy, and I know many other families here are dealing with that as well. When I saw Phillyswirl was adding sandwiches to their product line and one of them has graham I was concerned. Most graham crackers and crumbs that I can find are *may contain* for sesame seeds. So, I sent an e-mail to Alex to find out if it was safe. I explained that I was not asking him to make any changes for me, just let me know whether or not it was safe. He responded immediately, letting me know that he would check it out. I appreciate waiting for an accurate answer rather than get an immediate incorrect answer. When he got a response from his supplier he let me know that it is safe. (Anyone dealing with sesame allergy who would like a copy of it let me know by private e-mail, I think I kept it.)
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Personally, I couldn't ask for more from any company. I definitely would feel safe with this product. I feel safe enough that I have recommended it to others dealing with pa.

Posted on: Fri, 03/12/2004 - 12:33am
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I, too, am fairly shy about posting but I could not help myself but to comment. I still do not understand why phiilyswirl is getting so much attention. They're in business to make money and I do not look at it any further then that. Why are we waidting so much of our time discussing ice cream.

Posted on: Fri, 03/12/2004 - 1:07am
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I think there is so much discussion because of poor labelling of products which results in uncertainty over which products are actually safe for us to eat. As this is one of the few products to state "peanut-free" on the packaging, people have a big interest in this company. If their "peanut-free" experience is successful, it could lead other companies to jump on the bandwagon. However, if it does not work and is a failure, it could result in a setback for those of us who want better labelling and more safe choices.
So it's not just about ice cream (even though ice cream is quite good). It's about the future of labelling. And it is also about the fact that this is actually a product which is totally safe. And it's not just Philly Swirl that gets this type of attention here at PA.COM - other PA safe manufacturers such as Vermont nut-free, Nestle Canada, Chapmans, Kellie's, etc get a lot of attention here [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
p.s. Anna Marie - nice to see you again too
[This message has been edited by erik (edited March 12, 2004).]

Posted on: Fri, 03/12/2004 - 2:20am
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Thanks erik!
I just thought if say Philly Swirl made freezies I would rather buy from them since they actually say peanut/nut-free.
Same with Chapmans, I haven't saw any freezies from them yet.
Austin eats an assortment of freezies from different manufacturer's(but they don't specify on the package they are peanut/nut-free). They just don't have any warning so hopefully they are safe?
I try to support any company that makes nut/free products. I think we all should.

Posted on: Fri, 03/12/2004 - 3:05am
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For those who say they suppport PhillySwirl, have you or would you be willing to give Alex your name/address? You'd get a coupon for a free box out of it.
I ask only because that is what I know he wants...to know where everyone is to know where to send stuff.

Posted on: Fri, 03/12/2004 - 5:30am
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He has my address.
I look forward to working with him!!!
Thanks Alex!
Love this site
Synthia

Posted on: Fri, 03/12/2004 - 5:59am
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smack - Not sure if Chapman's makes freezies, but they make popsicles. I have only been able to find them at IGA. My kids LOVE them.
BTW - the IGAs in Ontario have more Chapman peanut free products than I have ever seen in any other supermarket.
Rita
[This message has been edited by Batman (edited March 12, 2004).]

Posted on: Fri, 03/12/2004 - 6:50am
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Quote:Originally posted by LaurensMom:
[b]For those who say they suppport PhillySwirl, have you or would you be willing to give Alex your name/address? You'd get a coupon for a free box out of it.
I ask only because that is what I know he wants...to know where everyone is to know where to send stuff. [/b]
He has my e-mail and phone number. But, my understanding is that Costco doesn't accept the coupons and that's the only place I know of near me that sells them. Also, I don't have a membership. BUT, I am planning to have a friend with a membership pick me up some when she goes in a few months. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Ditto to Erik's response as to why Phillyswirl is getting so much *attention* here.

Posted on: Fri, 03/12/2004 - 8:21am
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Rita,
Thanks! We don't have IGA's in London anymore. The most Chapman products I have found are in No Frills and they are all ice-creams or ice-cream sandwich's.

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