wal mart great value candies (gummy worms?)

Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2006 - 3:54pm
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Ok guys I need help! I called 1-800-walmart and they are clueless. I did an online search, went on their site and did a search here as well. I cannot for the life of me figure out if the Great value brand candies are labeled with "May contain" statements?
My daughter's co-op class is using the great value brand gummy worms and I need to know if they are safe. Has anyone used these before?

Thanks!!!
Shelley

Posted on: Mon, 03/27/2006 - 10:03pm
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We have not used those because of the "may contain" label on them. I know that I have found safe gummy worms, but it is not something we have regularly (just when needed for school or church projects). I don't know the brand. Sorry.

Posted on: Tue, 03/28/2006 - 12:55am
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If you are looking for safe gummy worms and have time to order [url="http://www.notnutz.com"]www.notnutz.com[/url] makes great gummy worms. Otherwise, someone else here should be able to let you know what other store brands are safe.
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Posted on: Tue, 03/28/2006 - 6:26am
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Quote:Originally posted by Drew's mom:
[b]We have not used those because of the "may contain" label on them. I know that I have found safe gummy worms, but it is not something we have regularly (just when needed for school or church projects). I don't know the brand. Sorry.[/b]
Does walmart always put a may contain label on their brand if it's made in a shared facility? I want to buy their candy corn (which doesn't have a warning here) but like the OP said, when you call they are clueless.
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Posted on: Tue, 03/28/2006 - 6:30am
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vermont nut free is your safest bet for candy corn. i heard there arent any safe ones.

Posted on: Tue, 03/28/2006 - 6:36am
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I checked the gummy worms the other day at Wal-Mart and there was no warning. Great Value (Wal-mart) has really been into the labeling, so I'm sure there would have been a warning if there's any chance.
However, I'm in the south. It may depend on where you live. I've talked with Wal-Mart several times and have felt comfortable using their products.
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Posted on: Tue, 03/28/2006 - 8:28am
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Quote:Originally posted by tidina:
[b]vermont nut free is your safest bet for candy corn. i heard there arent any safe ones.[/b]
I've bought from them, but I can't afford to all the time. I have to buy a bunch to justify the shipping cost plus the price of the candy corn is pretty high. If I could get the walmart brand, I could get a bag every so often and not have to pay shipping or the high prices. I know that at one time, blueberry hill was making the walmart brand. I know blueberry hill doesn't claim to be nut free anymore but they haven't changed their practices, they're just covering their butts.
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Posted on: Tue, 03/28/2006 - 10:32am
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yes i only order from vnf on holidays. maybe you should call the walmart brand. is there a number on it. i contacted blueberry hill and i thought they said they will label appropriately but ive still never purchased their products. good luck and let me know what you find. reminds me, i have to order my son a bunny from vnf soon.

Posted on: Tue, 03/28/2006 - 2:56pm
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I've called (the number is in the OP) but they are idiots there. When you finally get through to a person, which takes about 30 minutes or more, they can't figure it out and say they'll find out and call you back and they never do. One told me if I had any doubts, just to not use their foods, but couldn't give me any information about it. Gee if we had that attitude about every food and couldn't get a straight answer from the company we wouldn't eat much.
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Posted on: Tue, 03/28/2006 - 10:25pm
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so sounds like they are not allergy aware. if they dont have something ready for their reps to tell you or someone in QC to forward calls to i would say they arent aware and do not consume. good luck

Posted on: Wed, 03/29/2006 - 12:49am
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I called Wal-Mart about the candy corn this past summer. They told me they'd look into it, then called me a couple of days later and told me that the candy corn is made in a facility where they don't make anything with peanut products. They do label their store-brand products with may-contain and processed-in type labels when they have a reason to. So we used the candy corn in our church's Bible school program where there are several PA kids. I have seen that many of the Wal-Mart Great Value candies have the processed-in labels and some don't. Personally, based on that and the experience I had talking to them, I would use the ones that don't have a warning label. I did post about my conversation with Wal-Mart somewhere on this site last summer. If you search on that (probably a thread on candy corn), you'd get my comments on it at that time rather then how I remember it now! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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