Valentine\'s candy

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Is there any safe Valentine's Candy? I also posted this in Main.

Thanks, Jan

On Jan 9, 2006

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.

On Jan 9, 2006

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 *

On Jan 13, 2006

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...)

On Jan 13, 2006

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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...)

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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.

On Jan 13, 2006

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

On Jan 15, 2006

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.)

On Jan 20, 2006

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

On Jan 21, 2006

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?

On Jan 21, 2006

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.)

On Jan 21, 2006

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.

On Jan 24, 2006

Saw a lot of safe valentine's candy today - tootise pops and blow pops with val day wrappers, little tootsie rols with pink wrappers and "love" sayings on them, and Valentine Smarties that were like conversation hearts, but still round shaped and in a roll.

On Jan 24, 2006

was all that cute tootsie candy in US or canada. i got number for brachs sweet hearts but havent called yet, forgot. i dont trust that company though. does anyone know???

On Jan 24, 2006

I saw Necco Sweethearts candy today. No warning, but I have not purchased or called. Just thought I would mention it. In the past, most brands did have warnings, so I am thinking if they no longer do, manufacturing might have changed. If I need them, I will call on those. We have tons of candy around from all the holidays, though. Trying to avoid anymore! becca

On Jan 25, 2006

tidina, I'm in the US.

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