shopping in Canada

Posted on: Mon, 09/20/2004 - 5:47am
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I come from a family of gamblers who frequently visits the Canadian casinos (Windsor mostly). I live in Cleveland, Ohio so I am rather clueless about Canadian candy so I will pose this question to all of you. Is safe Candian candy available to purchase anywhere? For instance, can you go to the local drug store and find a PA safe chocolate bar? My sister is heading to Windsor this weekend and I would love to have her pick up some safe treats for my ds. Where should I advise her go and what should she be looking for as far as the label is concerned. (will it say nut free facility?) Anything else I should know about purchasing Canadian candy in Canada? I hope this is not a stupid question, I just figured that my relatives go so often, they can provide treats that my ds wouldn't normally get. Thanks!!

Posted on: Mon, 09/20/2004 - 6:15am
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Most candies will be available in regular drugstores, yes.
Check out for Nestle products. Smarties, Coffee Crisp, Kit Kat are safe, unless stated otherwise. (Some Kit Kats have a peanut icon on them that is NOT crossed. Those are not safe)
Caramilk is also safe, I believe.

Posted on: Mon, 09/20/2004 - 6:18am
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Yes, you can go to a drug store and find peanut-free candy. The following products are made in a peanut-free facility:
Nestle Aero bars
Nestle Coffee Crisp bars
Nestle Mirage bars
Nestle Rolos
Nestle Kit Kat bars (with the exception of KIT KAT CHUNKY CARAMEL which is exported from overseas and has a large PEANUT allergy alert on the label)
As well, boxes of Nestle Smarties are made in a peanut-free facility.
But the "Smarties chocolate bar" is not, as it has a PEANUT ALLERGY WARNING on the label.
Nestle Canada will always place an allergy alert on its chocolate bars if they are not made in a peanut-free facility. So if it is a Nestle Canada chocolate bar and there is no allergy warning ob the label, it is safe.
Enjoy!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
edited to add:
as Darthcleo mentioned, various Cadbury products are made on dedicated peanut/nut-free production lines although nuts/peanuts are used elsewhere in the facility (Cadbury Caramilk, various Trebor Allan candies, etc)..
most DARE products (cookies, candies) are made in peanut/nut-free facilities as well.
If there is no allergy alert on DARE or CADBURY/TREBOR ALLAN products, than they are made in a peanut/nut-free production environment
[This message has been edited by erik (edited September 20, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 09/20/2004 - 12:54pm
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You could ask your sister to go to WalMart or a grocery store. Most have their Hallowe'en candy in stock, and she could purchase a box of the Nestle Favorites or Trebor Allan candies. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 09/20/2004 - 1:31pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Adam's Mom:
[b]You could ask your sister to go to WalMart or a grocery store. Most have their Hallowe'en candy in stock, and she could purchase a box of the Nestle Favorites or Trebor Allan candies. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img][/b]
That's a great idea. Walmart, drug stores, etc all have the Halloween candy now. There are safe mini chocolate bars such as Aero, Kit Kat, Coffee Crisp, Smarties and the safe Trebor Allan assortments of mini candies such as Fuzzy Peach, Swedish Berries, Sour Cherry Blasters, Sour Patch Kids, Crush Candy, etc.

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