Sno Cones at Sesame street live....

Posted on: Wed, 05/10/2006 - 3:36am
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We went to Sesame street live last night and they were selling sno cones, DH wanted to get DS one but I was scared because they were already made up and there was no way to read the ingredients on the syrup. I would assume they would be ok but I was too scared. What do you do in those situations? Do you just not let your kids ever have something like that or let them have it and take the chance?

Posted on: Wed, 05/10/2006 - 4:05am
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In this type of situation I would not have bought the item. I would then tell the child why- "We can't read the ingredient list, so it's not something I feel comfortable in buying for you. Let's get you something you can have." This could be something after arriving home, or a detour made on the way home. I tell my DD that 'yes' there are a lot of things you can't have, but there are also a lot of things you CAN have. She is PA/TNA and she is aware that the allergy is 'annoying' but there are also worse things in life that other people deal with daily too.

Posted on: Sat, 05/13/2006 - 6:17am
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We do have this policy (above). If we can't read the ingredients, we don't have it. But I've made exceptions with snow cones, and we've not had a problem. Perhaps there is a PB syrup--if there is, I've not seen it. But what I've seen with syrups (even the PB syrup they use at the cafe in Border's bookstores) is that it's artificial--every last drop of it. Except the sugar is real.
But I think you should feel very good about your decision. Goodness, there's so much junk at those shows. DS knows when we go to something like that we're not getting stuff--either the light up stuff or the food, unless I say specifically beforehand we're getting the food (like cotton candy). And we do get cotton candy at things like the rodeo.

Posted on: Wed, 05/10/2006 - 4:05am
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In this type of situation I would not have bought the item. I would then tell the child why- "We can't read the ingredient list, so it's not something I feel comfortable in buying for you. Let's get you something you can have." This could be something after arriving home, or a detour made on the way home. I tell my DD that 'yes' there are a lot of things you can't have, but there are also a lot of things you CAN have. She is PA/TNA and she is aware that the allergy is 'annoying' but there are also worse things in life that other people deal with daily too.

Posted on: Sat, 05/13/2006 - 6:17am
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Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

We do have this policy (above). If we can't read the ingredients, we don't have it. But I've made exceptions with snow cones, and we've not had a problem. Perhaps there is a PB syrup--if there is, I've not seen it. But what I've seen with syrups (even the PB syrup they use at the cafe in Border's bookstores) is that it's artificial--every last drop of it. Except the sugar is real.
But I think you should feel very good about your decision. Goodness, there's so much junk at those shows. DS knows when we go to something like that we're not getting stuff--either the light up stuff or the food, unless I say specifically beforehand we're getting the food (like cotton candy). And we do get cotton candy at things like the rodeo.

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