safe candy?


I 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?

On Sep 19, 2002

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!


On Sep 19, 2002

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.

On Sep 19, 2002

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.

On Sep 20, 2002

Nestle Wonka candies are another option in the USA & Canada..

for example, Wonka Nerds... Runts... Sweettarts... ShockTarts.. etc

On Sep 21, 2002

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)"

On Sep 21, 2002

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).]

On Sep 22, 2002

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.


On Sep 22, 2002

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.

On Sep 22, 2002

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.

On Sep 23, 2002

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

On Sep 23, 2002

Hello...the Disney Princess fruit snacks from Betty Crocker are DD has them at school as her treat when others bring in birthday snacks, and she loves 'em! FYI we NEVER have them at home; that's why they're such a big deal to her. This is a USA product.