Valentine\'s candy

Posted on: Fri, 01/14/2005 - 10:55am
seanmn's picture
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
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
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
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
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...)
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
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
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.
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][/img]
(just whining. I'm done now.)

Posted on: Fri, 01/20/2006 - 12:53pm
reeceman's picture
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
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
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
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.


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