safe ice cream (USA) & cake mix?

Posted on: Tue, 02/04/2003 - 9:50am
Delia's picture
Joined: 09/23/1999 - 09:00

Is ice cream unsafe if there is no 'may contain...' warning? Are there safer brands? How about cake mixes? (sorry, I asked this question elsewhere too - I'm just getting the hang of this message board thing). I need to bring cupcakes to school soon so I'd love to hear your advice.

Posted on: Tue, 02/04/2003 - 11:43am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Hi. We use the Betty Crocker mixes and frostings. We always check the labels and trust that they are accurate. Betty Crocker has a policy of noting traces, may contain.
I do not trust ice creams, except for the ice cream sandwiches made by Shaw's. Not sure if the stores carry them where you are. Shaws is a food store chain in Massachusetts.
A relatively quick way of finding specific information on this website is to click on "Todays Active Topics" (may not be the exact wording...) It is on top of the list of Discussion Board. Once you click on that it will take you to the most recent discussions and a search icon. Looks like a magnifying glass. Click on that, type in key words like ice cream, cup cakes, particular food will locate discussions specifically about your particular needs at the moment. Saves a lot of time and manual scrolling through the discussion boards. Pay close attention to the dates of the discussions. Things have changed over the past few years and the search will bring up some discussions from years ago as well as recent ones.
If you are having difficulty, feel free to email me and I will try to help you. Good luck!

Posted on: Tue, 02/04/2003 - 12:21pm
Delia's picture
Joined: 09/23/1999 - 09:00

Thank you so much - all that info was really helpful.

Posted on: Tue, 02/04/2003 - 5:12pm
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Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Actually you can save a click by just clicking on 'search' at the top right hand side of any of the mb pages. [img][/img]

Posted on: Tue, 02/04/2003 - 10:18pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We trust Betty Crocker implicitly.
Ice cream... we use Breyers vanilla ONLY, but if that's not in your comfort zone, I'd suggest trying Philly Swirl instead. (Philly Swirl is frozen juice - sorbet - and it comes in little 'cups'.)

Posted on: Tue, 02/04/2003 - 11:27pm
Heather2's picture
Joined: 09/25/2001 - 09:00

Bettey Crocker, Shaws ice cream sandwiches and Hoodsies which are made on a dedicated line.

Posted on: Tue, 02/04/2003 - 11:45pm
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

We also trust Shaw's ice cream sandwiches, Hoodsie cups, and after speaking with Hood on the Hoodsies cups, I have decided to occasionally, in a pinch, trust their vanilla ice cream and their ice cream snadwiches as well. I have to look for my old post, but I thought Hood indicated to me their snadwiches were on a nut free line.
Similar to Breyers, which we use vanilla only also, they do vanilla on every other day, alot of it, and quite a sanitization process at day's end and at the new day again.
It is a comfort zone thing. becca

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 12:51pm
Jeannine's picture
Joined: 12/31/2002 - 09:00

It's so nice to see people talk about Massachusetts. I'm new to PA and this site. And honestly, my family are huge ice cream eaters. One of our favorite brands is Brighams.
My DD's only food allergy is peanuts but we are avoiding all nuts just in case. She's 11 months old and not had ice cream yet.
Now I understand going to an ice cream shop has definite cross contamination issues but is that also why people avoid packaged ice cream? I've noticed many children referenced on the site are also milk allergic.
[This message has been edited by Jeannine (edited February 05, 2003).]

Posted on: Wed, 02/05/2003 - 1:41pm
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I love Brigham's ice cream, and worked there(in Harvard Square) in HS!
The manufacturing of ice cream can be a problem due to all the nutty flavors, and manufacturing procedures. It all boils down to comfort levels, but they do not always clean between flavors, and you need to trust that every nutty residues is removed between each flavor. If you search for ice cream here, you can come up with alot of threads addressing these issues. It is up to you, after checing into manufacturing for yourself. There are some who do eat ice cream, even at parlors. I gave it to my dd from some parlors(vanilla only or sometimes strawberry) before reading here of the risks. I do think she had a hive here and there that made me nervous. becca

Posted on: Thu, 02/06/2003 - 12:01am
esmom's picture
Joined: 07/25/2001 - 09:00

on the shaws brand ice cream sandwich's have you used them for a while and did you call. i have been searching for a safe ice cream choice.we do eat philly swirl, I tried hoodsie's but she got hives

Posted on: Thu, 02/06/2003 - 12:43am
AJSMAMA's picture
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

We only use Breyers Vanilla and Betty Crocker Cake Mixes/Frostings.


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