Traveling to Canada, what should I buy???

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 4:19am
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Hi all,
We are bringing the 3 little kids up to Niagara Falls next week for a few days just to get away. I feel like we are under control in the eating out department, but after lots of searching on here I want to make sure I get all of the good Canadian "stuff".
I know I should get lots of Nestle candy bars, DARE cookies, Trebor Allen candy, some Cadbury candy....is there anything else anybody would suggest. (If it is cold enough we can attempt to bring some of that safe ice cream back, but it would probably melt:-)))
I just don't want to get back here and be sad that I missed something good!!
Thank you in advance for your help!!

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 7:26am
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Quote:Originally posted by emily'smommy:
[b]Hi all,
We are bringing the 3 little kids up to Niagara Falls next week for a few days just to get away. I feel like we are under control in the eating out department, but after lots of searching on here I want to make sure I get all of the good Canadian "stuff".
I know I should get lots of Nestle candy bars, DARE cookies, Trebor Allen candy, some Cadbury candy....is there anything else anybody would suggest. (If it is cold enough we can attempt to bring some of that safe ice cream back, but it would probably melt:-)))
I just don't want to get back here and be sad that I missed something good!!
Thank you in advance for your help!![/b]
If you are interested in Easter themed candy, Vadeboncouer (sorry if my spelling is wrong) makes peanut free chocolates (last year I found caramel filled bunnies (yum!), and solid milk chocolate easter shapes). I found them in WalMart, Zellers and London Drugs (but not in grocery stores) - but I'm out in western Canada - they may a little easier to find out east.
[This message has been edited by happycat (edited March 20, 2006).]

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 7:35am
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LOL - I read "what should I buy" and the first thing that came to mind was a winter coat. It's COLD up here. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
There are quite a few safe Easter candy.
Kindersurprise are safe. (Chocolate and white chocolate eggs with a toy inside.) At Easter they sell giant ones. Kindersurprise is not available in the US due to small parts in some of the toys which are not recommended for under age 3.
Also, I posted about this last year:
Les Chocolates Vadeboncoeur have: DORA the Explorer, a hockey playing rabbit, SPONGEBOB, and BLUE'S CLUES. I have seen them at Walmart and Zellers.

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 7:37am
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Do you have a variety of safe cereals and cookies?
For cereal, Kellogg's, Post, and General Mills label for *may contains*.
For cookies; DARE are peanut free, and Christie puts *may contain* warnings.
Is there anything specific you want?

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 7:52am
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Thank you for the replies. I really appreciate the brand names, because you know things are really different.
Regarding anything specific we are looking for, no not really. I guess that we felt like we hit the lottery when we had our first Nestle candy, as well as when my in-laws brought us one of each variety of Dare cookies. So I guess any other thing like that as well as if there are things like safe brownie mix or other goodies.
Thanks again!!!!!
And we will bring the winter coats so we don't freeze as we look at the falls:-)

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 10:46am
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Dare crackers are also peanut-free. Some of them like Breton minis have cool little "no peanut" signs on the boxes, too!
Dare Wagon Wheels ..... Yup, Dare is good!

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 10:52am
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Chapman's ice cream!! Nut free!!!

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 12:16pm
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We like the Real Fruit Gummies by Dare, as well as dried fruit snacks from Sun-Rype, called Fruit to Go [url="http://www.sunrype.com"]www.sunrype.com[/url] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 12:23pm
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Here in MA, we do have Dare cookies and crackers. Just in case you want to check to reduce what you have to "import."
Canadian KitKats!!!!!!!!! I miss having KitKats! Use to love them, and actually, dd use to eat them before we knew they were not safe for her. Yikes. Becca

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 2:41pm
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Quote:Originally posted by becca:
[b]Canadian KitKats!!!!!!!!! I miss having KitKats! Use to love them, and actually, dd use to eat them before we knew they were not safe for her. Yikes. Becca[/b]
Hi Becca,
Kit Kat Bites are made by Hershey USA and have been safe in the past. I think they are still safe but you should always read labels to be certain. Last year I was in the USA and saw these at CVS and they were safe.. no warning [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[img]http://www.cybercandy.co.uk/acatalog/631.jpg[/img]
[This message has been edited by erik (edited March 21, 2006).]

Posted on: Mon, 03/20/2006 - 4:17pm
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You can check the nonuttin granola bar website [url="http://www.nonuttin.com/store_locations/where_to_buy.htm"]http://www.nonuttin.com/store_locations/where_to_buy.htm[/url]
to see if there are any local stores (near where you will be passing through to get to where you are going) that carry the granola bars. Dare Wagon Wheels- they are a handy treat to stash for the classroom. Enjoy your trip!

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