Sixlets are no longer safe : (

Posted on: Mon, 04/05/2004 - 12:00am
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My dd used to eat Hershey's Sixlets. Now they are manufactured by Sweetworks and are made on the same equipment that processes peanut products. I left a message with the Quality Assurance guy and he will be calling back hopefully. I wanted to whine and complain to him. I don't think it's fair that they took this away from my dd. It was a nice replacement for M&M's.
If anyone else wants to call Sweetworks and complain the number is (877)261-7887.

Angie & Hunter

Posted on: Mon, 04/05/2004 - 12:03am
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I was very diapointed about this. I also have told many folks about them being safe in the past and dd thinks they are safe. I need to get the word out before she eats some, somewhere. She is 4 and will not understand. I will register a request that they try to make them peanut free. becca

Posted on: Mon, 04/05/2004 - 12:34am
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Yes, when I was in NYC I saw Sixlets and noticed the peanut allert on the packaging as well, and I noticed that Hershey no longer makes them. That's unfortunate. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by erik (edited April 05, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 04/05/2004 - 12:38am
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When did Hershey's stop making them and Sweetworks begin? Is it something that we could take to the TAKE ACTION part of the board and have an e-mail campaign to Sweetworks (i.e., does anyone have their e-mail address)?
I know that in the past, we have been very fortunate to receive Hershey's Sixlets from different American friends, and yes, they would be a good substitute for M&M's and even Smarties.
I would find this as disheartening and sad as the day that Nestle announced that Smarties would no longer be "safe" for PA children/people. Therein began our campaign to keep the product(s) "safe".
It's even more disheartening to read about now when we can't ship Smarties into America for our friends (although you can still buy them on-line).
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 04/05/2004 - 3:02am
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I'm calling right now [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/mad.gif[/img] . I guess I'll go to Target and see if they still have old ones on the shelf to hoard.
OK, the customer rep told me to email her a letter at [email]msmith@sweetworks.net[/email] , and that she will forward our input to the proper person.
Think it will help? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Amy

Posted on: Mon, 04/05/2004 - 8:10am
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Hershey's told me thay switched in July. I'm not famaliar with Sweetworks or what other candies they manufacture. Hopefully they would be responsible enough to make them safe.
We should put this in the take action section. I've never posted there so whoever would like to put the necessary info in that section can. I would appreciate it. I just wasn't sure how many would be effected by this. If we make enough phone calls and e-mail they might realize they will be losing a lot of business.
Angie & Hunter

Posted on: Mon, 04/05/2004 - 10:42am
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ACK! I just bought Sixlets on clearance for the kids' Easter baskets... read this thread and ran to check the boxes, which do NOT have warnings. Do I have old (safe) Sixlets or do the new unsafe ones not have a warning on them???
Miriam

Posted on: Mon, 04/05/2004 - 11:01am
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Hi Miriam,
If it says "manufactured by Hershey" on them, I would think that they would be safe. If it says "Sweetworks", then I would be hesitant to trust them.

Posted on: Mon, 04/05/2004 - 1:26pm
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This makes it a sad day in our house as well.
Renee

Posted on: Mon, 04/05/2004 - 5:37pm
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On the up side (don't know if there is one, but [i]I am looking.[/i])....
Has Hershey's released any new products recently affected individuals might be interested in?

Posted on: Tue, 04/06/2004 - 7:31am
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Quote:Originally posted by erik:
[b]Hi Miriam,
If it says "manufactured by Hershey" on them, I would think that they would be safe. If it says "Sweetworks", then I would be hesitant to trust them.[/b]
Thanks for the reassurance, Erik. They do say Manufactured by Hershey's, so I guess I can be happy that Target was selling me old candy. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Miriam

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