The new nestle.ca website is finally up...

Posted on: Thu, 03/20/2003 - 1:34pm
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The new site is finally up tonight and has an area called kids central with info on their peanut free chocolate bars...

[url="http://www.nestle.ca/en/Enjoy_Life/Kid_Central/Peanut_free_Treats/Peanut..."]http://www.nestle.ca/en/Enjoy_Life/Kid_Central/Peanut_free_Treats/Peanut... tm[/url]

and a similar page oriented towards parents...

[url="http://www.nestle.ca/en/Enjoy_Food/Food_Facts/Dietary_Challenges/peanut_..."]http://www.nestle.ca/en/Enjoy_Food/Food_Facts/Dietary_Challenges/peanut_... .htm[/url]

Unfortunately I did also find the old alert from when they were thinking of allowing nuts and submitted a comment that it might be confusing. Overall, though, the site is a big improvement!

take care

deb

[This message has been edited by DebO (edited March 21, 2003).]

Posted on: Thu, 03/20/2003 - 2:18pm
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Hi DebO,
Thanks for posting this information. It is great that Nestle Canada has iomproved their website.
It is also good how they loist which of their chocolate bars areb manufactured in a nut-free environment (Aero, Coffee Crisp, Smarties, Kit Kat, and Mirage).
I notice that they forgot to mention two other products that are manufactured in a nut-free environment:
Nestle Rolo
Nestle After Eight boxed mint patties
(After Eight bar and Afdter Eight cookies are not made in a nut-free environment, only the mint patties)
Also, in the past there was the concern that Smarties Eggs and Smarties Shakers had the 'may contain peanuts' warning even though they were a Smarties product. I think this has changed.
If you look in the stores, I see this year they have re-branded these products as [b]Nesquik Eggs and Nesquik shakers[/b]. This is a good idea! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Fri, 03/21/2003 - 2:38am
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Erik,
where did you get the info that those two are made in a peanut-free environment? Are they made in the same factory as the smarties? Or are they in another factory, where peanuts are controlled properly?

Posted on: Fri, 03/21/2003 - 3:45am
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Hi Darthcleo,
When I phoned Nestle Canada to check, they told me the following:
1) After Eight mints are made in a factory in England that does not process anything else -it only makes boxes of After Eights all year round. That is why there is no nut warning on the box.
(please note that After Eight chocolate bars are not safe - made in a chocolate factory in Canada that uses nuts - and After Eight biscuits are not safe as they are made in Germany in a factory that uses nuts)
2) They used to make Nestle Rolo in England in a factory that uses nuts, but the nut warning vanished last month - I called Nestle Canada to ask, and the rep told me that the Rolo is now made in England in a nut-free environment so it is safe (I think she said it is the same factory that makes Kit Kats but I can't remember anymore).
To verify this information to ensure nothing has changed recently, you could call the Nestle Canada information line at 1-800-387-4636.
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Posted on: Fri, 03/21/2003 - 4:10am
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Thank you Mr. Candy Man... ;-)
I guess the Nestle Canada site didn't mention them cause they're not manufactured in Canada then.
My hubby will be thrilled. He loves After Eight.
Just to be clear, you're talking about the 'standard' After Eight, that come in individual little wrappers. Right?
(You're making a grown man real happy and I'm sure my 5 year old will be happy too, cause he loves everything with mint!)

Posted on: Fri, 03/21/2003 - 4:29am
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Hi Darthcleo,
Yes, I guess since they are made in England, the nut-free status was not added.
Yes, I am talking about the boxed After Eight mints that come in the little sleeves. There is no nut warning on this box as the factory only makes After Eights (you'll notice all of the other Nestle boxed chocolate such as Black Magic says 'may contain peanuts')
Remember though, the After Eight chocolate bar (made in Canada) is 'may contain peanuts' and the After Eight cookies (made in Germany) are 'may contain peanuts'.
If he likes mint chocolate, he will love the After Eights. Another nut-free choice here in Canada is AERO MINT (also made in England).
I think "York Peppermint Patties" and "Junior Mints" are also safe (can't remember who makes them, it is not Nestle).

Posted on: Fri, 03/21/2003 - 11:35am
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Hi
Actually if you go to one of the FAQ question areas it does talk about Rolo now being produced in a nut free plant and being safe. Here is the link
[url="http://www.nestle.ca/en/Talk_to_Nestle/Good_Advice/FAQ/Chocolate"]http://www.nestle.ca/en/Talk_to_Nestle/Good_Advice/FAQ/Chocolate[/url]
this is what it says:
The new Rolo label no longer carries an allergy alert. Can you tell me why?
A. The factory that makes Rolo has been converted to peanut/nut-free status, and the new label will not contain an allergy alert. However, Nestl

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