safe candy?

Posted on: Thu, 09/19/2002 - 5:27am
Connielynn's picture
Joined: 08/27/2002 - 09:00

pI am looking for a safe candy to hand out at AWANA. Right now they hand out Toosie Rolls and I am not comfy with that. Does anyone have any ideas?/p

Posted on: Thu, 09/19/2002 - 5:51am
Jazz It Up's picture
Joined: 08/19/2002 - 09:00

Hi ConnieLynn,
DumDum Lollipops are safe and my PA child loves Starburst Fruit Chews. He also has never had a problem with Hershey's Kisses. (The plain ones in the silver wrapper)
My son eats Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops without any problems. Has your child reacted to Tootsie products?
Stay Safe!

Posted on: Thu, 09/19/2002 - 7:17am
Connielynn's picture
Joined: 08/27/2002 - 09:00

A woman that works with AWANA opened one up one night and it had peanuts in it. So I just won't buy them for dd.

Posted on: Thu, 09/19/2002 - 12:00pm
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Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

In Canada and the USA, Skittles should be fine and Starburst fruit chews too. And I think USA "Smarties" (Canadian "Rockets") should be safe too.

Posted on: Fri, 09/20/2002 - 3:00pm
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Nestle Wonka candies are another option in the USA & Canada..
for example, Wonka Nerds... Runts... Sweettarts... ShockTarts.. etc

Posted on: Sat, 09/21/2002 - 2:08am
Melrose Mum's picture
Joined: 01/23/2002 - 09:00

You might want to do a search under 'Tootsie Roll Company" How a peanut got into a 'tootsie roll' is beyond my comprehension....perhaps they had another brand of candy that is LIKE a Tootsie Roll. I think that most folks here believe Tootsie Rolls to be VERY safe - I know I have trusted them for some time and frequently tell other parents that it is a safe snack. If it IS true that she found a peanut...YIKES! A lot of people are going to be sad to see that snack added to the list of "may contain(s)"

Posted on: Sat, 09/21/2002 - 10:54am
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Connielynn- Are you sure it was a Tootsie Roll Brand candy??? I was assured last year that they made a number of peanut free candies and tootsie rolls and pops were included. I always worry that this kind of thing will happen, so I do not let me kids eat commercial candy. However, when folks want to use candy at a party I like to be able to suggest items that I am comfortable letting my sons be around.
We only use Vermont Chocolate, Kellies Candies, and occasionally Peeps marshmallow treats. As far as my kids are concerned - they "understand" that NONE of the candy staring at them at the grocery and pharmacy check out areas are safe. I like it that way for many reasons. One advantage is that they basically ignore the candy which is nearly a miracle since they have such a sweet tooth!
Please provide some follow up information verifying that it was indeed a tootsie roll or that it was a different brand.
[This message has been edited by kstreeter (edited September 21, 2002).]

Posted on: Sun, 09/22/2002 - 1:15am
Connielynn's picture
Joined: 08/27/2002 - 09:00

I don't know what to say................ The woman who 'had seen' the peanuts on the candy is a 80 plus year old woman at church. I have know that in the past she has gotten things really mixed up. I wonder if this was one time.
Since I did not see it, I am sorry for saying a thing, I really thought she knew what she was talking about.

Posted on: Sun, 09/22/2002 - 12:02pm
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That's ok. When something like this comes up it generally results in a few of us calling the company to confirm. That is always a good thing!
I will post what I find out.

Posted on: Sun, 09/22/2002 - 3:38pm
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Joined: 09/21/2002 - 09:00

Hey over in the States do you guys have candy like Fuzzy Peaches, Sour Cherry Blasters, that sort of thing? No nuts in those for sure...they are gummy sour candies....skittles too.

Posted on: Mon, 09/23/2002 - 12:16am
esmom's picture
Joined: 07/25/2001 - 09:00

does anyone know if the Barbie gummies or Barbie lollipops are safe??


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