Valentine\'s candy

Posted on: Fri, 01/14/2005 - 10:55am
seanmn's picture
Offline
Joined: 10/01/2003 - 09:00

What Valentine's candy is safe? I have seen so much of it, but not many have warnings on them.
My DS wants the conversation hearts, but there is not a warning on them of any kind. How about Willie Wonka candy? Thanks!

Posted on: Mon, 01/09/2006 - 5:55am
tidina's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

vermont nut free is always great. skittles, some hershey bars, tootsie rolls, dumb dumbs. my son is PA, TNA and sesame. we limit soy and egg.

Posted on: Mon, 01/09/2006 - 9:08am
erik's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

There's tons of safe Valentines candy..
- Comet Confectionary: lots of chocolate hearts, etc available at some A&P, Loblaws, Dominion, but the best selection & variety is at Dollarama
- Dare has Valentines gummies, cinnamon hearts etc
- haven't seen any yet, but 'les chocolates vandecoeur' (I can never spell it right) usually has lots of stuff.. often at Shopper's
- Nestle usually has Valentines Smarties, and heart shaped boxes of Valentine Aeros, Smarties etc
- Hershey's has kisses in a heart box
* [b]always[/b] check labels as manufacturing conditions can change at any time *

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 8:58am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

Has anyone called on this year's Nestle/Wonka variety package?
We picked up a package and the label seemed fine-- no warnings inside or out, nothing in ingredients that would raise red flags. Based on years of positive experiences here we let her try some.
She seemed fine with the mini-box of Nerds, but either the BottleCaps or the Taffy elicited "that cough". You know. THE cough.
Just wondering since we seem to have had a minor rxn to SOMETHING... not sure what, and it resolved in about 12 hrs, so ??????
(To complicate matters, it could be PN, TN, egg, or milk in our case...)

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 9:01am
MommaBear's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
[b]She seemed fine with the mini-box of Nerds, but either the BottleCaps or the Taffy elicited "that cough". You know. THE cough.
Just wondering since we seem to have had a minor rxn to SOMETHING... not sure what, and it resolved in about 12 hrs, so ??????
(To complicate matters, it could be PN, TN, egg, or milk in our case...)
[/b]
The bag of Wonka "Valentine Mix it Ups" I looked at this week stated that the "Bottle Caps" are a Product of Mexico.
I've also come across some extra variety flavors of "Laffy Taffy" that are made in Czechoslovakia.

Posted on: Fri, 01/13/2006 - 9:48am
tidina's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

at halloween i read a bag of mixed candies and way at the bottom it said it was processed in a facility with nuts.

Posted on: Sun, 01/15/2006 - 8:04am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

This is still really bugging me.
Does Wonka label "in a facility"? I can see from previous posts (I searched) and from the information on NestleUSA's website that they label for line-contamination...
and I know that I looked over the packaging inside and out-- I didn't miss a warning. I thought I saw the same warning on Wonka candies at Halloween. That is why I was sooooo careful looking at these, and so comfortable that they would be fine.
THERE IS NO WARNING ON THIS PACKAGE.
Now, I don't necessarily want to scare anyone off of these, because we have a lot of issues others do not. DD has an unusually severe, low-threshold egg allergy, and she is contact and aerosol sensitive to pn. We definitely need "in a facility" information about pn at my house. But I am wondering what I should even say to them if I call... since I am only about 75% certain. DH thinks it was definitely allergic and he's about 90% sure it was the Laffy Taffy that did it. I am not that certain which candy it was.
*sigh* I hate this. I know I should call them about it, but I don't know what to say-- companies that don't label for "in a facility" production runs just don't believe me when I tell them it can cause reactions in kids like mine, and they can be kinda snotty about it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
(just whining. I'm done now.)

Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 12:53pm
reeceman's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/20/2006 - 09:00

I also called the company who makes Starburst and they had a option on their recording for peanut free candy. They said skittles and Starburst products are all safe. I did not actually talk to a live person.
------------------
Carey, mom of a 28 mth with PA

Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 10:02pm
Naturemom's picture
Offline
Joined: 09/30/2004 - 09:00

I think that I recall Wonka labeling for "in a facility" or it could have been "may contain" for either egg or pn/tn. Some of the products include egg as an ingredient, and I think that some of the nerds say "in a facility". We don't buy any of them, as we are also avoiding multiple allergens.
We have found the Starburst / Skittles to be safe for ds (pn, tn, milk, egg). In the past, they have made a heart-shaped candy for valentines day. I can't find it this year. Has anybody seen them?

Posted on: Sat, 01/21/2006 - 8:32am
mcmom's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/15/2004 - 09:00

Last year, Nestle (Wonka) had safe Sweet Tarts hearts candy (like conversation hearts). (I still have an unopened bag from last year, so I haven't checked them this year yet.)

Posted on: Sat, 01/21/2006 - 9:29am
anonymous's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I called on the variety bag of sweetarts last week. I think they are Wonka brand. All their sweetarts are ok, but one did contain egg (they were the really tart ones). Has anyone seen these? They said if it is not on label then it isn't there.

Pages

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by Sarah McKenzie Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:57pm
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Wed, 05/20/2020 - 9:30am
Comments: 5
Latest Post by justme Mon, 05/18/2020 - 12:36pm
Comments: 45
Latest Post by krisztina Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:49pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by chicken Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:45pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by lexy Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:21am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:15am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:03am
Comments: 10

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

It Is Easy To Buy Peanut Free Chocolate Online

Ask any parent of a child with a potentially life-...

Peanuts can cause one of the most serious allergic reactions of all food products. Researchers speculate...

Tree nuts and peanuts are distinctly different. An allergy to one does not guarantee an allergy to the other. Peanuts are considered legumes and...

Whether you have a child with a peanut allergy or you are sensitive to packing a nut-free lunch out of concern for other people’s children, it is...

The most frightening thing about a severe allergic reaction to a new food is that it can happen so fast. If parents are not looking for allergic...

Those with severe peanut allergies soon learn to look for the 'peanut-free sign' on any packaged food purchase. This is a notation found on a wide...

Cakes are a central part of many celebrations, from kids' birthdays to weddings. For those with severe ...

For many people with peanut allergies, baked goods present one of the most significant risks. Even if...

A recent study published in the Journal of American College of Nutrition by Mahnaz Rezaeyan Safar and a number of her colleagues has found some...

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an overarching term for a number of progressive lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic...

For individuals suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), managing the symptoms and avoiding exacerbations can be a full-time...

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes itchy patches of inflammation and scale on your skin. The severity of psoriasis symptoms varies...

Kim Kardashian, an immensely famous reality star and the wife of acclaimed rapper Kanye West, has spoken out about her struggle with psoriasis....

Paul Wilson, a long-term marathon runner and asthma sufferer, is urging other people with asthma to support a new campaign aimed at raising...

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes a buildup of cells on the skin surface, resulting in dry, red patches on the body and/or face....

Sufferers of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) will tell you that the most difficult symptom to deal with is morning stiffness. With nearly 90 percent of...

Knowing which medication is right for you can often be a confusing and overwhelming process. The specific type of asthma medication you require...

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes painful scaly patches on the skin. Although psoriasis is a very common skin condition,...

Although there are multiple treatments available for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), those suffering from the condition can still find themselves...

Patients undergoing biologic treatment for psoriasis, a relatively common inflammatory skin condition, have seen a reduction in arterial plaque...