safe Easter candy???? USA

Posted on: Sun, 04/06/2003 - 12:49pm
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Hersheys and Cadbury labels we can trust. What about chocolate bunnies? I need to buy candy and I haven't even looked yet!

Posted on: Sun, 04/06/2003 - 1:02pm
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I have heard that some Trebor Allan/ Allan bunnies made in Burlington ON are exported to the USA, so maybe you can find one of these in your local area? (ie: Allan Peter Rabbit).
Since I am in Canada, I am not too familiar with US safe chocolate, but maybe some Americans here at PA.COM can assist you [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 04/06/2003 - 8:58pm
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I was looking the other day at Easter candy & saw some Hershey's Chocolate Bunnies. THey had no warning label & no nuts or peanuts listed in the ingredients. I haven't called Hershey's about them but assume from other Hershey's discussions that they are safe. I will call if I decide to buy them...
My daughter is only 3 (on APril 15th) & I'm not getting her much candy this year...Mainly going with fruit cups & juices, safe pretzels, twizzlers, gold fish & things like that.
Lea (mom to Jamie (almost 3) PA & TNA & "David" due any day now)

Posted on: Sun, 04/06/2003 - 11:42pm
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I also found the Hershey Bunnies at Walmart...and Hershey is really excellent about their labeling. It would be my guess that since the plain chocolate bars ARE made on a dedicated line and contain no nut warnings - the plain old chocolate molded bunnies are made on the same lines.
I've seen other Hershey Easter candy WITH the warnings....so, I feel safe giving these to our daughter.
Kris

Posted on: Mon, 04/07/2003 - 4:28am
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Personally, I don't trust any of the Easter-or any holiday candy for that matter. I have seen the Hershey bunnies and was tempted, but I wonder if the Easter candy is made at the same plant? Am I being an allergy extermist??? Holiday candy is off-limits for my house...

Posted on: Mon, 04/07/2003 - 5:42am
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There are easter versions of Starburst,and Rolos that should be safe. Also some Tootsie rolls, Nerds and Peeps are OK.
Changed to correct my jellybean info!
[This message has been edited by Chicago (edited April 10, 2003).]

Posted on: Mon, 04/07/2003 - 8:01am
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I have ordered from Vermont Nut free several times and their candy is delicious and obviously nut free.
They have chocolate bunnies and Easter egg chocolates.
Also, Just Born candies (marshmellow peeps, Mike & Ike, Hot Tamales) are all made in a nut free factory.

Posted on: Mon, 04/07/2003 - 8:14am
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Quote:Originally posted by nonuts4meNY:
[b]Personally, I don't trust any of the Easter-or any holiday candy for that matter. [/b]
I see you live in Buffalo NY. Sometime you should take a trip up to Canada and stock up on some of our nut-free chocolate (Kit Kat, Aero, Smarties, Mirage, Rolo) and our nut-free ice cream (Chapmans).
We have lots of nut-free chocolate up here for Easter, including Les Chocolats Vadeboncoeur from Quebec (manufactured in a nut-free facility and sold at Shopper's Drug Mart).
In Canada you can trust the nut-free chocolate.
[This message has been edited by erik (edited April 07, 2003).]

Posted on: Mon, 04/07/2003 - 11:31am
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Just saw today that Skittles come in a little plastic easter egg package!

Posted on: Mon, 04/07/2003 - 1:54pm
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At Christmas Tree Shops in the greater Boston (in the US) area I found eggs filled with Sour Patch Kids, and Gummies or something like that, from Trebor Allen, in Ontario, Ca. They were an off price, but are also available in CVS and likely other major stores. I have a couple with Sweadish Fish as well. CTS aslo had Cow Tails (a good size for a basket filler, but not Easter theme per se) at 5/$1.00, and I have nevr seen them around here at all, but they are safe. Old thread around on them, I called, too. I have seen Cadbury Eggs wuth caramel, chcolate and creme, all made in England for Hershy, so they should be safe based on all reports here. I know the Hershey answer for any phone call, as I have made several in the past year, and they will say it is safe if no warning. becca

Posted on: Mon, 04/07/2003 - 2:21pm
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Hi Becca,
Yes, the Cadbury Easter Creme eggs that are made by Cadbury in England are made in a nut-free facility. We have them here in Canada too.
Please note this is the regular size of Cadbury Easter Creme Egg that is safe. The [i] mini creme egg[/i] is labelled as [i]may contain peanuts[/i].
It is great you can find Trebor Allan products in Boston! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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