Tastefully Simple

Posted on: Tue, 07/16/2002 - 12:29pm
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pI went to a Tastefully Simple party this past Sunday (SIL is a new consultant and wanted a practice run), and was very pleased with the labelling on the products. They have very few additives and preservatives (meaning fewer ingredients to read), and they have separate allergy warnings for products that have been manufactured on shared lines with nut and soy products. I didn't see a single item that had peanuts as an ingredient, though they do have seasonal products and I don't know what they might have in the fall/winter line. They have a handful of products that carry the allergy warning, and a couple more with almonds or soy protein as ingredients, but most of the products look safe to try. I hope so, because I spent about $120! It also helps that they taste good, too. Oh, I did find a few products that indicate only "modified food starch" but didn't specify which kind. I sent an email about it regarding a particular product, and hope to hear back in a few days. And they have a webpage, if you're interested in looking over the online catalog. I don't know how to create an active link, but the URL is [url="http://www.tastefullysimple.com."]www.tastefullysimple.com.[/url] /p
pAnyone else have any experience with this company?/p
pNancy/p

Posted on: Wed, 07/17/2002 - 7:35am
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Good luck, iansmom. I hope you get a better response than me which was nothing. I sent them an email about their dried garlic topping and asked about possible peanut cross-contamination. That was about two months ago and still no response. I hope they respond to you.

Posted on: Thu, 07/18/2002 - 10:59am
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Ryan's mom, I'm sorry you didn't get a satisfactory response from them. I hope it was a fluke. I did get a response after 24 hours, and they said that it is modified corn starch in the Cool Key Lime spread. I reiterated in my message to them how important accurate labelling is for those with food allergies, and thanked them for their prompt response to my request. I hope this is more like the service they usually provide.
Nancy

Posted on: Sun, 04/09/2006 - 5:21am
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Thinking about hosting a party while my DH is over in China on business-thought I would have the girls over for a few cocktails and maybe do one of these home parties.
Anyone have any updated info on it? Good labeling? Are they willing to have a party at a pn/nut free household and not bring the items with nuts? I just emailed my local consultant, but I thought I would check with all of you and see if anyone has any info on them.
Thanks!
Shandra

Posted on: Sun, 04/09/2006 - 8:57am
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Quote:Originally posted by maddiesmom:
[b]Thinking about hosting a party while my DH is over in China on business-thought I would have the girls over for a few cocktails and maybe do one of these home parties.
Anyone have any updated info on it? Good labeling? Are they willing to have a party at a pn/nut free household and not bring the items with nuts? I just emailed my local consultant, but I thought I would check with all of you and see if anyone has any info on them.
Thanks!
Shandra[/b]
Check out the website [url="http://www.tastefullysimple.com."]www.tastefullysimple.com.[/url]
The nutritional information includes info on "manufactured in" and "may contain". Looks like really good labeling from what I looked at.

Posted on: Sun, 04/09/2006 - 12:54pm
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I went to a T.S. party once and I just remember that one of the things I wanted, the "beer bread" mix had a "may contain" type warning on it. I was very bummed because it tasted great. I bought their spinach herb dip mix which I've used several times and like a lot.

Posted on: Sun, 04/09/2006 - 9:44pm
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I recently was invited to a Tastefully Simple party. I e-mailed the company and was advised by them not to eat anything.This was due to cross-contamination at manufacturing and cross-contamination by the hostess when preparing.I decided not even to go to the party.

Posted on: Sun, 04/09/2006 - 10:54pm
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i was invited to a party around halloween. i didnt go. i dont really buy prepared foods anyway.

Posted on: Mon, 04/10/2006 - 9:13am
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I am a Tastefully Simple consultant and am proud at how well the company labels for allergens - both "may contains" and "manufactured in..." . I became a consultant before DD was diagnosed with PA, TNA and EA. I shudder to think of all the times she ate Almond Pound Cake!
I thought about quitting after the diagnosis but love the job so now I just don't prepare any of the foods at home that aren't safe. I do use the Rhubarb Strawberry Fruit Spread, Vidalia Onion Dressing and Merlot Sauce which are not made in a facility with peanuts or tree nuts. DD loves the fruit spread and eats it regularly.
The parties are a lot of fun, but of course only if you feel comfortable eating and being around the food.
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Posted on: Tue, 04/11/2006 - 2:42am
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Darn, when I first saw this post with the thumbs up, I was hoping maybe they had changed their manufacturing to make it safe for PA. I had a Tastefully simple party and earned a lot of money toward free products. Unfortunately all of their baking mixes (beer bread, soup mixes, muffin mixes,cake mixes, etc.) had warnings for peanuts or tree nuts. I could only buy the dip mixes and some sauces. All of the really good stuff was off limits for my son. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] I wish they would change it!

Posted on: Tue, 04/11/2006 - 9:44am
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Thank you all for your insight and opinions. I ended up calling the consultant and told her about my DD-she offered to not bring the only item with actually nut in it (the almond cake) and was very good about telling me about the products. My girlfriends are excited about the party and I am ok with having the "may contains" in the house for the night-I will just clean really well when she leaves. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I guess if I get any free items I will sort of "regift" to family and friends. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Shandra

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