Popsicle Alert

Posted on: Wed, 05/19/1999 - 12:49am
marslandh's picture
Joined: 01/27/1999 - 09:00

Now that the sunny weather is hear, I thought
it was worth this little reminder I had the other day. After work, I took my three children into the convenience store for a popsicle. It turned out there was not one of the brands my son could have...including your regular old popsicle. Every label, I think I read about 15 had the "May contains peanut and/or other nuts" on it. I was glad
my 5 year old son reminded me to "read the label"


Posted on: Wed, 05/19/1999 - 1:15am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks for the reminder!
I buy the Good Humor brand Original Popsicles in the "rainbow" ice bars and the box does not have a warning on it and so far, my son hasn't had any problems with them.

Posted on: Wed, 05/19/1999 - 10:26am
Janet Laflamme's picture
Joined: 02/08/1999 - 09:00

We also use the Good Humor popsicles and haven't seen the "may contain peanuts" label on the ones in our area. We also buy "flavor ice"---the ones that are liquid and you freeze yourself.

Posted on: Wed, 05/19/1999 - 1:48pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Isn't it frustrating that something so innocent as a popsicle has to be suspect?!?! One thing that works for us and is fun, too, is to make our own popsicles. We can make them out of anything from fruit juice to puddings and then we don't have to worry so much about the "what if's". Plus it's much healthier than regular popsicles!

Posted on: Mon, 05/24/1999 - 11:02am
Becky's picture
Joined: 03/05/1999 - 09:00

We use Popsicle brand the twister and Tropicana. Neither one of them list peanuts.
Just a note on companies, I was at the CT Food Allergy Network conference last weekend and a General Mills Representative came and spoke. He said all of their products have the top allergies (Peanuts,Nuts, Milk,Egg,Wheat) listed in bold after the ingredient listing. I feel confident buying their products after he spoke about how they handle their products and labeling them. He also said if you buy a product and forget to read the label and you get home and realize your child cant eat it. They will send you a reinbursment check in the mail for the product if you call them. They also refer all their allergy calls to The Food Allergy Network. Anyone not involved with them I srtongly recommend it, they have lots of resources. 1-800-929-4040

Posted on: Sun, 05/30/1999 - 10:52am
brenda's picture
Joined: 01/22/1999 - 09:00

I called Welch's (800-340-6870) and their popsicles (fruit bars) are peanut/nut free with no risk of cross contaimination.

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2001 - 2:42am
WendelaC2's picture
Joined: 05/30/2000 - 09:00

I called Tropicana regarding their ogange popsicles and they told me that there was a chance of cross contamination because peanuts were also in their facility (who would have thunk). They told me that if my child has a severe allergy to not take a chance. Make note of this and please go on the bandwagon to Tropicana. Does this mean that their oj is not safe as well?

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2001 - 2:48am
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

I called Welches and they told me their popsicles are not safe but all their other stuff is.

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2001 - 4:37am
Liamsmom's picture
Joined: 02/21/2001 - 09:00

I suppose I'm grimly amused by the contradictory information from Welches, and will call them myself. Meanwhile, I'd like to try making my own popsicles. Does anyone know a source for molds? When I was growing up, Tupperware made them, but I haven't seen one in eons...

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2001 - 6:29am
MaiasMom's picture
Joined: 07/17/2001 - 09:00

I recently found popsicle molds in the misc/seasonal aisle of our local (Copp's) supermarket. It was amongst the sunscreen and sandbox pails and toy boats for swimming pools etc....easy and cheap and safe and my daughter thinks they're the biggest treat!

Posted on: Tue, 08/14/2001 - 6:51am
Wilton's picture
Joined: 12/15/2000 - 09:00

We have both the expensive, complicated, multi-part Tupperware molds and the cheapo $5 supermarket molds. The cheaper molds are much easier, and there are fewer parts to lose.
For some reason, Tupperware makes all their lids very hard to close. It takes quite a bit of talent to snap an overly-tight lid onto a tiny, rounded popsicle cup without covering your pants in spilled juice.
[This message has been edited by Wilton (edited August 14, 2001).]


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