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.
[This message has been edited by TinaM (edited March 28, 2006).]

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]

Posted on: Wed, 03/29/2006 - 5:18am
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thank you bethc! I'll find your old post.
Mainly, the candy corn is eaten by myself and my two kids that don't have PA but my PA/TNA dd also will eat a little once in a while.
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Posted on: Thu, 03/30/2006 - 2:15am
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I looked at almost every package last night of great value candies and none had an allergen statement...i.e. "May contain."
Most said gluten free but that was it.
Now I am really curious about these!! Mayve I will try and call again...
Shelley

Posted on: Thu, 03/30/2006 - 5:31am
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I did the same yesterday. lol. the hard candies and gummies all had no warning. The orange slices, fruit slices...all the slices had may contain warnings on them. DD saw a slice that escaped the bag sitting on the shelf and picked it up-I told her to put it back and not to do that ever again but it didn't bother her skin in any way. Luckily it was just a may contain and not a positively contains.
I did get some candy corn-it had no warning. When I looked up bethc's old post I found that I had posted in the thread that the last time I checked, the candy corn did have a may contain label. I'm really nervous about letting dd have some but I will just make sure to do it when dh and I are both home.
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Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 3:36am
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When I called they assured me that they would put a warning if there was any chance. Now, I see more warnings on Great Value than anything else at Wal-mart! LOL!
I don't know about the candy (try not to buy that much) but I've found nut warnings on even their bread, canned biscuits and tons of other stuff. There are plenty of "made in the same facility" warnings on the stuff that I've found.
However, it would be nice to know what they tell you all when you call! Let's see if they tell you the same thing.

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 5:22am
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Just an update: no problems with the great value candy corn. But it is not as good (tasting or looking) as the VNF candy corn-I'm guessing that the walmart brand is the stuff blueberry hill thinks is too ugly to go into their branded packaging. Still, at 1/3 the price of VNF we'll keep using it at least for every day. I might still get VNF for special occasions.
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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.
Take Care
toomanynuts

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.
[This message has been edited by TinaM (edited March 28, 2006).]

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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thank you bethc! I'll find your old post.
Mainly, the candy corn is eaten by myself and my two kids that don't have PA but my PA/TNA dd also will eat a little once in a while.
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Posted on: Thu, 03/30/2006 - 2:15am
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I looked at almost every package last night of great value candies and none had an allergen statement...i.e. "May contain."
Most said gluten free but that was it.
Now I am really curious about these!! Mayve I will try and call again...
Shelley

Posted on: Thu, 03/30/2006 - 5:31am
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I did the same yesterday. lol. the hard candies and gummies all had no warning. The orange slices, fruit slices...all the slices had may contain warnings on them. DD saw a slice that escaped the bag sitting on the shelf and picked it up-I told her to put it back and not to do that ever again but it didn't bother her skin in any way. Luckily it was just a may contain and not a positively contains.
I did get some candy corn-it had no warning. When I looked up bethc's old post I found that I had posted in the thread that the last time I checked, the candy corn did have a may contain label. I'm really nervous about letting dd have some but I will just make sure to do it when dh and I are both home.
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Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 3:36am
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When I called they assured me that they would put a warning if there was any chance. Now, I see more warnings on Great Value than anything else at Wal-mart! LOL!
I don't know about the candy (try not to buy that much) but I've found nut warnings on even their bread, canned biscuits and tons of other stuff. There are plenty of "made in the same facility" warnings on the stuff that I've found.
However, it would be nice to know what they tell you all when you call! Let's see if they tell you the same thing.

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2006 - 5:22am
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Just an update: no problems with the great value candy corn. But it is not as good (tasting or looking) as the VNF candy corn-I'm guessing that the walmart brand is the stuff blueberry hill thinks is too ugly to go into their branded packaging. Still, at 1/3 the price of VNF we'll keep using it at least for every day. I might still get VNF for special occasions.
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