Thank you Canada!!

Posted on: Sun, 09/26/2004 - 1:14pm
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Hooray!! My sister just returned from a weekend in Windsor and brought back candy for my ds. She bought some variety bags that contain Aero, Kit Kats, smarties...My son's eyes lit up (not that I give him much candy, but we're starting potty training and a couple smarties will be a good reward).

I'm so impressed with the packaging. I love the large Peanut free icon and statement made about being allergy aware on the bags themselves. Wonderful!!

Thanks to everyone who informed me where to send my siser to get the candy. I printed your replies and gave them to her to bring along. When leaving Canada she was asked if she was taking anything back to the U.S. and she replied "peanut free candy". She laughed and said the official just looked at her weird. That's o.k., better than something illegal!!

Thanks again, everyone has been so helpful!

Sandy

Posted on: Mon, 09/27/2004 - 11:29am
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Happy eating!!! When our kids can hardly ever have a yummy treat, then it truly is a treat. Hope he enjoys!!!
Linda

Posted on: Thu, 10/21/2004 - 10:50am
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I live in Canada and your right, today I was shopping for Halloween store and came accross a box of peanut free chocolate bars... There are no smarties in the states?? Might sound like a silly question but I really don't know..
Joanne

Posted on: Thu, 10/21/2004 - 11:35am
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Our smarties are completely different. They are not chocolate, rather a sugary, tart candy. Ds doesn't like them. He loves Canadian smarties though.

Posted on: Thu, 10/21/2004 - 1:18pm
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skoscis, glad your child was able to enjoy! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] That was why I was so disheartened when we learned last December month that we could no longer ship Smarties (or other "safe" chocolate) into America. We had a thread running here for quite some time where an American friend would be paired with a Canadian friend and "safe" candies were sent over the border.
The Smarties you have in America are what we call Rockets here in Canada. Their website is [url="http://www.smarties.com"]www.smarties.com[/url]
No, it was really quite a sad day when Homeland Security decided, for whatever reason that is still not clear to me, that we couldn't ship chocolate into America anymore. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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