safe chocolate chips

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Was wondering what safe chocolate chips people are using- just the ones from Vermont Nut Free?

On Nov 18, 2004

Enjoy life foods has allergy free products including mini chocolate chips. I think they are pretty good. [url="http://www.enjoylifefoods.com"]http://www.enjoylifefoods.com[/url]

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On Nov 18, 2004

I have felt that Hershey's were safe and have used them for a couple of years without any trouble whatsoever. I talked to Hershey not too long ago and came away very comfortable about their labelling practices. They are specific and seem very careful. Hope this helps!

On Nov 18, 2004

I called nestle last week and they said that their semi-sweet chips are fine---no danger of xcontam or anything. I now have 4 bags int the cupboard just waiting for me to have time to make something!

On Nov 18, 2004

I usually use VNF, but have used Hershey or Nestle in a pinch, since they have been consistent in their responses to Xcontam issues.

However, my family always comments that the "cookies aren't as good as usual" when I use anything other than VNF!

Amy

On Nov 20, 2004

oooo. a white morsel I was using before, recently appeared with a "warning" label re: nuts and peanuts. dangit.

On Nov 20, 2004

I just made chocolate chip cookies today, and used Ghiradelli's. They were great, all ingredients are fine!

On Nov 21, 2004

I've always used Nestle's Semi-sweet w/ success.

On Nov 21, 2004

Used to use Guittard but now I cannot find it anymore. So we use Hershey and it has been fine.

On Nov 22, 2004

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Originally posted by HarleysMom: [b]I just made chocolate chip cookies today, and used Ghiradelli's. They were great, all ingredients are fine![/b]

Hmmm, all the Ghirardelli's around here are labelled "May Contain".

Amy

On Nov 22, 2004

Miss roben sells the Barry Callebaut semisweet chips - out of this world! [url="http://www.missroben.com"]www.missroben.com[/url]

On Nov 22, 2004

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Originally posted by Going Nuts: [b] Hmmm, all the Ghirardelli's around here are labelled "May Contain".

Amy[/b]

Yes Ghirardelli's is labelled as "may contain" here as well.

It's been about a year since I have checked but Nestle had the same "may contain" warning, too.

I only buy Hershey's.

On Nov 24, 2004

AJSMAMA, I found the "Guittard" white choc. morsels at a local Dollar General the other day. What do you know about the brand?? Thought about getting some, but wanted to check with someone who used them first.

On Nov 24, 2004

I've used Nestle semi-sweet chips for the last five years, and they have never had a may contain warning.

Some of their other chips do have a "processed on equip with peanuts" warning (I think the *milk* chocolate chips do, and the choc chunk morsels.)

On Nov 28, 2004

Tina, as far as I know, Guittard is safe. I called a while ago, though(might be 2 years), and they said it was a nut free line for all their chips. I order them each year for flavors I cannot otherwise find, such as white chips, mint chips and butterscotch chips. They did say something about an alomnod something on their packaging lines but it does not com in contact with anything else. You can search manufacturers for Guittard and find my response from them. becca

On Dec 2, 2004

Thanks Becca for researching Guittard! I found your post on the manufacturer thread. I think I'll go out and get those white choc. morsels, if the DG still has them.

On Dec 2, 2004

I use Hershey - but I do check the lable every time, as not all of their baking chips are safe.

Does anyone know of any (Canadian) brands that have flavours other then chocolate that are safe?

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On Dec 2, 2004

Guittard are so yummy- especiall the milk chocolate- they are safe in CA and they have no warning! They are truly the best!

On Dec 4, 2004

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Originally posted by AnnaMarie: [b]Does anyone know of any (Canadian) brands that have flavours other then chocolate that are safe? [/b]

I'll keep my eyes open [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Dec 4, 2004

Does anyone know of a safe chocolate chip that is nut free, dairy free and egg free without cross contamination risk?

THANKS!!

On Dec 4, 2004

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Originally posted by AnnaMarie: [b]Does anyone know of any (Canadian) brands that have flavours other then chocolate that are safe?[/b]

I've been using Baker's. They have butterscotch chips with no may contain warning (in addition to the milk choc., semi-sweet and white choc.).

On Dec 5, 2004

happycat, do you mean that Baker's has four safe baking chips? including both white and butterscotch?

On Dec 5, 2004

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Originally posted by AnnaMarie: [b]happycat, do you mean that Baker's has four safe baking chips? including both white and butterscotch?[/b]

I have used all four with no problems (none are labelled as may contains), but have only called Kraft RE the semi-sweet baking squares. At that time (and every other time I've called Kraft) I've been told "if the product has any chance of cross-contamination or if peanut is present in the ingredients they will be clearly labelled" so I've just gone ahead and used them without checking specifically.

On Dec 6, 2004

I was at the store this morning - Baker's has white chocolate squares with no warning - and this store had the white chips with no warning.

There was another kind of chips (skor I think) which DID have a peanut warning. So, I agree - Kraft with no warning I trust. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Thanks happycat. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

On Dec 6, 2004

I use Guittard or the semi-sweet chips from Trader Joes.

On Dec 6, 2004

Anyone in MA ever find Baker's butterscotch chips??? Oatmeal scotchies are a longtime favorite cookie for dh's entire family and I had a tradition of always bringing them. becca

On Dec 6, 2004

Shaw's brand (Massachusetts) semi-sweet chips are PN/TN, not sure about the other allergens...

On Dec 6, 2004

The only dairy nut and egg free chocolate I know of is the EnjoyLife chocolate chips. They are soy free as well.

On Dec 6, 2004

Bakers Real Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunks are milk and egg free. There is no warning about peanuts or tree nuts. I use these frequently with no problems.

Here's the list of ingredients (from the back of the bag):

Semi sweet chocolate (sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin (emulsifier), vanilla extract, salt)

HTH!

Anne

On Dec 9, 2004

I looked at the miss roben site for white chocolate chips, but am wondering why there are ? and * in front of the peanut and tree nut in the statement about what it is free of. Does anyone know about these?

On Dec 11, 2004

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Originally posted by JaneeseB: [b]I looked at the miss roben site for white chocolate chips, but am wondering why there are ? and * in front of the peanut and tree nut in the statement about what it is free of. Does anyone know about these? [/b]

From their home page click on "Allergen Codes Defined" or try [url="http://www.allergygrocer.com/id1256.html"]http://www.allergygrocer.com/id1256.html[/url] ? Information for more specifics was unknown at time of print. If a question mark precedes a food item marked with an asterisk, it infers that potential risk of cross contamination was unknown at time of print. To avoid potential risk, items with this question mark will NOT show up in our online website searches for products requested

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