Superhero Popsicles--may contain peanuts or tree nuts

Posted on: Wed, 02/27/2008 - 12:10pm
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Hey all,

I know that, in the past, Popsicle brand Popsicles were thought to be safe, but I have some bad news. Today, I bought a box of Superhero Popsicles at the A&P near my house, because they were on sale ($1.60 for a box of twelve, and the regular red, white, and blue Firecracker Popsicles were almost five dollars). Anyway, I don't have a peanut allergy, but my friend does, so I try to be aware of these things, so I read the label. Apparently, the Superhero Popsicles have a "may contain" warning for peanuts and tree nuts. I didn't check the label on the normal Popsicles, but I don't think it's safe to assume that all Popsicles are safe anymore.

Posted on: Thu, 02/28/2008 - 2:46am
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I just checked my box and it is 24 count not 12, but it has no warnings, I just bought it too. It has no number to call just the website, so I am going to go on and check the info...

Posted on: Thu, 02/28/2008 - 8:24am
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Originally Posted By: cookingqueenI just checked my box and it is 24 count not 12, but it has no warnings, I just bought it too. It has no number to call just the website, so I am going to go on and check the info...
That's strange. I bought the twelve-pack of Superhero Popsicles yesterday, and it had the warning on them, and I just checked again now, and they are indeed a "may contain." I wonder why the twelve-pack would be dangerous, but not the bigger pack? I'm glad I found this out, it was such a fluke.....normally, I never eat Popsicles in the winter, but I've been feeling sick lately, so I bought some, and normally, I would have bought regular Popsicles, but the Superhero ones were on sale, so I got those ones instead.....I'd hate to think how many parents of elementary-school-aged little boys with peanut/nut allergies bought the Superhero Popsicles, thinking they were safe, only to find out otherwise.
Edited to add: I forgot to mention, I'm from Canada......I think maybe the problem is, the Canadian Superhero Popsicles (twelve in a box, with three flavours--Wolverine, Spiderman, or
Cyclops*) are dangerous, while the American ones may be different, and therefore okay.
Wolverine = cherry, blue raspberry, and lemon.
Spiderman = grape, blue raspberry, and cherry
Cyclops = grape, blue raspberry, and lemon.

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