Super Pretzels

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I searched and the newest results were from '06 or '05. So, do you buy these? There's only a wheat warning. Has anyone contacted J&J Snacks to see if they're made in a nut/seed free facility?

On Apr 2, 2007

I don't know if they're seed and nut free, but they're certainly not band-aid free.

I once posted about my experience at our mall kiosk after buying 3 soft pretzels (made by J&J and I asked to see the box!). You see, I went to my car with my daughters, took a few bites of my pretzel and found something very chewy "INSIDE" the pretzel. (They're not made at the kiosk, of course.) I spit it out and examined the chewy part and discovered it was a kids band-aid. That was my ultimate gross-out food experience.

I probably could have sued, but I'm just not the sue-happy type. It was an almost instant vomit-inducing experience though. And I've NEVER purchased another soft pretzel from that place again. It's either an Aunt Annie's when I'm with my girls or make homemade.

And to think the manager offered me free pretzels after ranting to her about my experience. Uh...no thank you!!!

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On Apr 2, 2007

Ryan's Mom- do you have a homemade recipe you would be willing to share? I have wanted to find one someone's tried with good luck. Thanks!

On Apr 2, 2007

We use these with no problems. In fact, my DH just bought a "super" box at BJ's.

On Apr 2, 2007

we do use them. the churros and funnel cake mix by j&J are NOT safe though.

On Apr 2, 2007

Yuck...we had the same thing happen once with a local pizzaria. I kept looking at my friend's daughter's crust, looked kinda funny, there was a bloody band aid baked into the crust. I literally vomited everything I'd eaten. It was so gross.

On Apr 2, 2007

Ryan's Mom, Do you eat at Aunt Annie's ? I just checked with them last week about peanuts and tree nuts. They read their ingredient list and said there could be cross-contamination with one of their products. I think they said something about the butter they brush them with. They said they could skip the butter on ours and use different tongs. I decided to just skip the pretzels.

On Apr 2, 2007

Our Aunt Annie's sells an almond pretzel. We stay away, unfortunately.

On Apr 2, 2007

my response from them mentioned an almond pretzel and peanut oil in the marinara dipping sauce

On Apr 3, 2007

Let me clarify on the Aunt Annie's. Ryan never eats them--I won't let him. But once in a blue moon when I am out shopping with my daughters (no food allergies), we get a pretzel (not the nut variety, of course) as a snack. Then we wash our hands and lips thoroughly when we get home. If we do eat them, it's out of the house and Ryan is not with us. Maybe once or twice a year at most.

As for my pretzel recipes, I've used a couple of Aunt Annie's clone recipes. Nothing in particular recipe-wise, just google search for soft pretzel recipes. I try different ones. But our faves are mixing cinnamon/sugar and brushing butter on the pretzels, then coating with the cinn/sugar powder before baking them.

On Apr 3, 2007

Kim and Scott's Pretzels are awesome. They are in the natural foods freezer section at Shaw's market. Not sure if they are at Whole Foods. I contacted them and was assured that their facility is peanut, nut, and sesame free. They have plain, sourdough parmesan, pizza filled, apple filled, chocolate drizzled, and grilled cheese pretzels. They are really good. We have tried the apple, plain, and pizza ones. The have a website you can check out if you google Kim and Scott's pretzels.

On Apr 4, 2007

I just went to Auntie Anns yesterday. My 3yr old son begged for one, but I told him no. He wouldn't have eaten it but always wants what I have. They told me no peanuts and the peanut oil is not in marinara anymore. Just cross contamination with almonds. My son was happy with his soft tacos though. I don't eat the tacos b/c of the soy.

I have been wondering about the super pretzels so I am glad I saw this. Now I can let him try a safe one.

On Apr 4, 2007

Does anyone know of a safe cheese dipping sauce? I don't like the Soft Pretzel sticks with cheese in them. I work at a gas station, so I always run there and get some of the nacho cheese for my pretzels, [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] But I would like to buy my OWN. lol

On Apr 4, 2007

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Originally posted by ryan's mom: [b]Let me clarify on the Aunt Annie's. Ryan never eats them--I won't let him. But once in a blue moon when I am out shopping with my daughters (no food allergies), we get a pretzel (not the nut variety, of course) as a snack. Then we wash our hands and lips thoroughly when we get home. If we do eat them, it's out of the house and Ryan is not with us. Maybe once or twice a year at most.

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No advice, but I used to let my cubs have them. Only when we could catch them fresh off the sheet, undipped in butter. (they'd use paper towels or wax paper to pick them up with----but considering what else was cooked there, probably a moot point, but it made me feel better about it) They would order extra "frosting". My son is allergic to almonds, so it probably was a big mistake, but nothing ever became of it. We quit buying from our local "auntie ann's" largely because the staff turned over from a bunch of middle aged women really taking their time and care, to a bunch of mall rats, jabbering the way mall rats do, and not really taking any time or care, and looking like they could all use a good scrub and cleaning behind their ears. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] At that point, I didn't have much faith in anything, allergies being at the top of the list. Pity....my cubs still cry for the "frosting", sometimes, I just whip up a batch of icing on my own, and buy some Super Pretzels(?--I think that's the brand) and let them go crazy. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] No advice on the "Super pretzels". What do I know? I could get "Bad Mommy of the Year" award.

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On Apr 4, 2007

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Originally posted by MommyMegan: [b]Does anyone know of a safe cheese dipping sauce? I don't like the Soft Pretzel sticks with cheese in them. I work at a gas station, so I always run there and get some of the nacho cheese for my pretzels, [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] But I would like to buy my OWN. lol[/b]

My dd has never eaten it, but Frito Lay sells a jar of cheese sauce and I trust their labelling. I have bought it so I know it doesn't have any nuts listed, whether in the ingredients or as a x-cont. risk. Old El Paso might have one as well-they're made by General Mills.

------------------ ============== [b]~Gale~[/b]

On Apr 4, 2007

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Originally posted by gw_mom3: [b] Frito Lay sells a jar of cheese sauce [/b]

We dip our super pretzels in this all the time- really yummy!

On Apr 5, 2007

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Originally posted by MommaBear: [b] ...What do I know? I could get "Bad Mommy of the Year" award.

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No, but maybe an extra bandaid [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] !

Ryan's never had those pretzels so he doesn't know any better. One can't miss what they've never had.

Although M&M's were a different story. After he was diagnosed, he sure did miss M&M's for a while. Luckily those Canadian Smarties held him over until they came out with Skippers from VNF. And the Hershey Kissables are delicious, but we haven't bought any since the Valentine shea oil thing came up. Those are my weakness, so not buying them is good for my figure!

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