Smarties?

Posted on: Sun, 10/29/2006 - 5:17am
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I saw something back earlier this year about Smarties so I have shyed away from giving them to my child. I did a search and could never find that topic I once saw and when I research, don't see a clear cut answer. Question: Are the smarties that I buy in American grocery stores that say they are made in Canada safe for pa?

Sorry if this subject is redundant. Halloween is almost here and I need candy for my child who is allergic to MANY FOODS! Thanks!

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Posted on: Sun, 10/29/2006 - 5:54am
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I'm not 100% sure on this, but the ones I let my DD have always have the "Safe to Share" and "Peanut-free" logo. But then again, we only have bought the small snack sized - so I haven't checked the regular sizes to see if it's on them or not. I was under the impression that some are safe and some aren't.

Posted on: Sun, 10/29/2006 - 5:57am
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Does this help? (From their website).
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Posted on: Sun, 10/29/2006 - 9:51am
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Yes, the majority of Smarties made in Canada are safe.. they are made in a peanut-free, nut-free facility. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
The only exceptions:
- peanut Smarties
- peanut butter Smarties
- Smarties chocolate bars
- Smarties holiday products (ie: snowballs, eggs, xmas tree ornaments)
The above products will list peanuts on the ingredient label or will contain a 'may contain peanuts' allergy alert on the packaging. They are manufactured in a [b]different[/b] facility.
The normal boxes of Smarties (ie: regular size and snack size) that have no allergy alert on the packaging are safe and are made in a peanut-free/nut-free plant here in Toronto Canada. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Enjoy! They are very popular here in Canada, especially on Halloween.
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Posted on: Sun, 10/29/2006 - 10:03am
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I saw Nestle Aeros today in [b]Houston, Texas[/b] area Kroger store. I'm allowing time for jaws to drop.
It was in the imported foods section, and it seemed to have been made in the UK (there was a UK web address on the package, but a NYC address). The ingredients [i]looked[/i] safe. There was no peanut warning, but no peanut-free statement either.
I wanted to buy it for DS, but I didn't.
I was looking for a Dare product, and I'll post about that separately.

Posted on: Sun, 10/29/2006 - 10:39am
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Quote:Originally posted by McCobbre:
[b]I saw Nestle Aeros today in [b]Houston, Texas[/b] area Kroger store. I'm allowing time for jaws to drop.
It was in the imported foods section, and it seemed to have been made in the UK (there was a UK web address on the package, but a NYC address). The ingredients [i]looked[/i] safe. There was no peanut warning, but no peanut-free statement either.[/b]
Those are safe. Nestle UK [b]always[/b] uses allergy alerts on the packaging.
I think all Aeros in the UK are safe. I ate many when I visited London, England last year. They are very tasty! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
(Nestle UK does not use 'peanut-free' labelling. Only Nestle Canada uses it)
Hope you find the Dare cookies soon too!
p.s. you should buy an Aero.. they are so good!! bubbles in milk chocolate hehe

Posted on: Sun, 10/29/2006 - 11:26am
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Are you talking about the sweetart smarties (peanut free right on the package) or smarties canadian?

Posted on: Sun, 10/29/2006 - 11:36am
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Smarties in the United States are like little sweet tarts -- they come in a plastic wrapper roll.
Smarties from Canada/UK are like m&ms, except the colorful shell is thicker. We eat UK Smarties that we get when we travel. I believe the US Smarties are safe, but they are a different type of candy.
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Posted on: Tue, 10/31/2006 - 12:36am
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Thanks everyone. It is the hard candy smarties that come in a clear cellophane roll that I was wondering about. They're like little colored tablets and not the chocolate ones, I've never even seen those. Unfortunately my child doesn't get chocolate candy because it all has soy lecithin in it which they reacts to. With all of my child's allergies, I've contacted a lot of companies lately, including Just Born, who make Hot Tamales, Mike and Ike and they are peanut free/peanut free facility as well as no soy or wheat/gluten in product. Yeah! It's hard being a kid and we go to the grocery store and my child sees all of the wonderful candy and asks "is this ok" and most often I have to say "no". They have been limited to dum dum's or sweettarts, now they can have a few more.
Also I contacted Tootsie Roll Co. their Charms Blow Pops, Dots and Double Bubble are all made in peanut free facility and there's no soy, or wheat/gluten in the product. Hope this helps and thanks to all who responded. Unfortunately my Smarties bag did not say anywhere on it "peanut free", so again thanks to all of you.
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Posted on: Tue, 10/31/2006 - 1:55am
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Quote:Originally posted by McCobbre:
[b]I saw Nestle Aeros today in [b]Houston, Texas[/b] area Kroger store. I'm allowing time for jaws to drop.
It was in the imported foods section, and it seemed to have been made in the UK (there was a UK web address on the package, but a NYC address). The ingredients [i]looked[/i] safe. There was no peanut warning, but no peanut-free statement either.
I wanted to buy it for DS, but I didn't.
I was looking for a Dare product, and I'll post about that separately.[/b]
I recently noticed several UK candies in the imported food section of my Stop & Shop. I was thinking SAnta may put those in a stocking, maybe with a note from Santa saying he gives those to the kids in the UK. I was very excited, and would have stocked up on the spot if the house weren't already filled with Halloween candy.

Posted on: Tue, 10/31/2006 - 3:11am
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I have a big bag of Dubble Bubble to hand out for halloween. It says it is made of shared equipment with soy and milk. It also states may contain soy or milk. I think you said that dubble bubble said they were safe, but my bag says differently!

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