Safe Candy Bar-U.S.

Posted on: Tue, 12/16/2003 - 12:13pm
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Joined: 04/03/2002 - 09:00

My son's class is going to be making a candy train using a candy bar such as a Mars bar. The teacher said a Hershey bar won't work for the train and that is the only one that I can think of that is not a "may contain" candy bar. I am drawing blanks trying to think of a safe substitute candy bar for him to handle.I don't have enough time to order something from Canada. Can anyone think of one?

Posted on: Tue, 12/16/2003 - 1:12pm
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Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

Right now in the Jewel stores (any perhaps many other supermarkets, etc.) you can buy for a limited time Kit Kat Orange--made in the UK. It is safe. My kids have been having a little bit every night for their "dessert". A friend of mine was going to send some over for the kids but is going to send Kit Kat Chunkies instead.
I plan on buying a case of Kit Kat Orange and freezing for a later time.
Hope this helps.
BTW, I am in the Chicago area.
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Posted on: Tue, 12/16/2003 - 1:24pm
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Joined: 04/03/2002 - 09:00

Thanks e-mom. If it is shaped like a regular Kit Kat it wouldn't work for the same reason the Hershey bar won't work. I guess the candy bar needs to be long/tall as a shape for the train. Or maybe he could make a Flat Car [img][/img]
I hadn't heard that info about the Kit Kat orange being safe. I will check to see if I can find them here in California.

Posted on: Tue, 12/16/2003 - 1:52pm
e-mom's picture
Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

There is a thread here about them, a few actually. I'll see if I can find them for you.

Posted on: Wed, 12/17/2003 - 12:00am
Chicago's picture
Joined: 04/21/2001 - 09:00

What about a Charleston Chew? They are probably too long, but it could be cut down.
I know you probably can't find them in a regular grocery store, but I have seen them in several candy stores.
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Posted on: Wed, 12/17/2003 - 1:24am
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Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

I have some Aero chunkies and some Kit Kat chunky bars. Would you like me to send you some or would that take too long - I am in Ohio.
Jaime [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 12/17/2003 - 1:42am
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Joined: 04/03/2002 - 09:00

Thanks for the offer, Jaime [img][/img] but they are actually making them tomorrow. I talked to ds about what they were doing and am letting him make the choice if he would like to participate or not. He said that he wants to. I told him he could make it as a decoration or maybe give it to his dad as a gift. It seems a little cruel for a 5 year old to make something so tempting and not be able to eat any of it. I will probably have a harder time with this than he will. The teacher invited me to be there while they are doing the project and it is the last day for him before Christmas vacation. I should keep those Canadian candies on hand, but I'd eat all of them!
Chicago, I will check out the Charleston Chew-Is it not a "may contain" candy? Thank you!

Posted on: Wed, 12/17/2003 - 9:07am
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Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

What the heck is a candy bar train, and why does this have to be done in school? Rhetorical question - no need to answer.

Posted on: Wed, 12/17/2003 - 9:32am
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Joined: 07/27/2003 - 09:00

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Posted on: Wed, 12/17/2003 - 10:48am
BENSMOM's picture
Joined: 05/20/2000 - 09:00

I think a full-size tootsie roll would work quite nicely.

Posted on: Wed, 12/17/2003 - 10:54am
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Joined: 12/31/2002 - 09:00

I agree that the Teacher should help find a way to make it safe for your son.
I saw somewhere that Rolos (small pieces of chocolate with caramel center) are safe. They might be fun to connect together like the different cars of a train. The package shape is about a 4 inch tube.


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