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Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 9:59am
ajas_folks's picture
Joined: 04/28/2000 - 09:00

Oh, Adele.
You have ruined me with the discovery of these granola bars.
I bought these just for the adults in our home. Apparently, these granola bars cause me to become an impulsive pre-teen and eat about, oh, 10 at one sitting. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img]
I *had* intended to tuck a box into DH's car for a trip he is on this week. I forgot. I am so hosed.
Reluctantly thanking you for this find,
Elizabeth [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
PS -- Henceforth I shall refer to these as [i]groan-ola[/i] bars.
[This message has been edited by ajas_folks (edited September 10, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 09/10/2007 - 10:06am
Adele's picture
Joined: 01/31/2005 - 09:00

So glad you are enjoying them Elizabeth! I went through a box in a couple of days, so decided I am ONLY allowed to buy them right before a trip. I haven't had a granola bar like that since I was dx with PA. Oh yum!
(edited) - I'm glad to hear that (name edited out by office)enjoyed them too!
I hope everyone also calls Kashi so you are 100% they are safe for your kiddos. Plus, when I called, they sent me two coupons, each good for a free box!!

Posted on: Fri, 09/14/2007 - 6:54pm
sebastian's picture
Joined: 05/26/2003 - 09:00

I called on these today after finding two boxes of the cherry dark chocolate at Long's drugs.(and after noting conflicting info on the box compared to the website allergen info)
I was told that sometimes they do manufacture these in a facility with nuts and peanuts and when and if they do the label will reflect that.
He did say they put the warning on their site as a general disclaimer in case someone does have a box with the warning on it. I did mention that it was very confusing and that maybe they should clarify on their website.
The rep said to "CHECK THE LABEL EVERY TIME"...the facility could change. But if you do have a box that has no peanut/tree nut warning that they would be fine.
For some reason I am still freaked out to give them to my 6 year old...(maybe because they just look nutty to me?) but I have eaten 2 and LOVE them!

Posted on: Sat, 09/15/2007 - 9:38am
schnoob's picture
Joined: 02/11/2005 - 09:00

I agree with what Shelley was told - I did specifically ask about the Cherry Dark Chocolate bars and was told the same thing i.e. they are made in 2 different places and they will label accordingly. I also love the bars....my PA 3 yo wasn't so thrilled about them, but sometimes it takes her a couple of times to like something new. Anyway, my whole issue with this is that she cannot read so I dont like to let her think something is safe when sometimes its not....once she can check labels for herself, I guess this will be much easier.

Posted on: Sun, 09/16/2007 - 1:03pm
sebastian's picture
Joined: 05/26/2003 - 09:00

Well today I let my girls try them...one is PA/TNA and the other not known as of yet. (ages 6 and 4) (she had a blood test and came back negative but he wants to food challenge her.I am TERRIFIED!)That's a whole other story....anyhoo, they both loved them as I do and no problems at all. I made sure we were at home and kept an eye on my oldest.
As a side note, my oldest is very sensitive to trace amounts in food and has reacted terribly from them.

Posted on: Fri, 02/08/2008 - 6:50am
kandebuttahfly's picture
Joined: 12/27/2007 - 17:08

under NO circumstances will i allow my PA child to eat kashi products. i developed PA while i was prego with PA son, and it has since gone away. i wasnt diligent about reading labels and had a BAD reaction (while pregnant nonetheless) to the cherry dark chocolate chunk kashi granola bar. it is made with peanut flour, and listed right on the ingredients. this was in dec 06/jan 07
i may still have one in the pantry, i thought i saw one last time i was really digging around looking for something, and would be more than happy to post a picture of the label that reads clearly "CONTAINS PEANUT FLOUR"
i can understand the bars being processed in different facilities, hence different labeling, but i highly doubt they would use pn flour in one recipies and not the other.

Posted on: Sun, 02/10/2008 - 4:32pm
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

I don't know that I would ever trust kashi for my kids anyway, but I think the word peanut flour in the ingredient list is because of the cross contamination. Not that they actually put it in the recipe but that it may have peanut flour due to cross contact so they put it in for that reason.

Posted on: Mon, 02/11/2008 - 6:23am
niche's picture
Joined: 02/05/2007 - 09:00

yes I agree I wouldn't give my child anything from Kashi.
And this is really an example of why cross contamination is both such a danger and so hard to avoid. For instance my son had been eating the same bakery bread for a couple of years before he was diag with Peanut / treenut allergy. Within a month of diag he had a reaction to this same bread. So a product might be safe 100 times but 101 - no way to know for sure.



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