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Posted on: Sun, 03/30/2003 - 9:07am
smack's picture
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

Syd's Mom,
I still have some left from last year in my freezer but need more. I will check Costco tomorrow to see if they have them still.
I have to buy the sorbet pops since my nephew is now off dairy.
Anyway, got a good laugh reading about your journey all over Ontario to find them so I will check for you tomorrow.
Take care and hope everything will be ok healthwise for your family.

Posted on: Fri, 04/04/2003 - 4:31am
marina_twinmom's picture
Joined: 09/06/2001 - 09:00

I'm a happy mom!! Our local Costco carries some Philly Swirl products (the ones on a stick, not in a cup). I can tell we'll be buying lots of them for the kids this summer. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Edited to mention that I'm in WA state.
[This message has been edited by marina_twinmom (edited April 04, 2003).]

Posted on: Sun, 04/06/2003 - 1:39pm
nancy023's picture
Joined: 12/12/2002 - 09:00

We found the cups at our Super Walmart in Pennsylvania. My three year-old dairy allergic (also avoids peanuts) son loves them. He calls them his "special stuff."

Posted on: Sun, 04/06/2003 - 2:05pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

How far is PA and WA from ON, and will this stuff all melt while I wait at the border?
I'm willing to be an Ontario Philly Swirl border "mule" running Philly Swirl over any US border that will take me.
I think I'll start my own Philly Swirl supply service out of my "chilly bin in the boot" (I think that's New Zealand for "cooler in the trunk"), so get your orders in before the summer rush.
Until then, I remain,
Philly Swirl-ess in Ontario....

Posted on: Fri, 04/11/2003 - 12:18am
AJSMAMA's picture
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

Asking your grocery store manager to order these really does work. I asked last week for him to order the vanilla cream and sorbet "stiks" and they called me today and said they will be in the freezer case within the next two weeks! My Kroger in Powell, OH, USA apparently is the only Central Ohio store that will caryy them.

Posted on: Wed, 04/16/2003 - 3:37am
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Joined: 03/01/2002 - 09:00

I know it's been said in previous posts, and I know that some people have had trouble finding Philly Swirls, but.....
I just got off the phone with Alex Plotkin, a co-owner. These are really great guys who realize the marketing potential of the PA community. They are not dismissing us as a mere 3% of the population. They are seeing us as 4 million people without a current source of safe treats.
If you can find this stuff - buy it by the truckload! It tastes great and comes from a peanut/nut-free facilty. WE'VE BEEN SCREAMING THAT WE WANT A PEANUT FREE FACILITY AND NOW WE HAVE ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have to support this company if we want them to continue their dedication to the cause. Suggest it to friends - even those without PA. I plan on getting everyone hooked on it. Make sure you call or write the company when you buy Philly Swirls. Tell them what you like and what you don't. Make sure they know how much easier this makes the life of a PA kid.
The sorbets are great - fruity "light" swirls. My DD and I have been fighting over cotton candy. We also tried the phudge swirls. Vanilla and chocolate on a stick. VANILLA AND CHOCOLATE and I never once looked at her to see if her lips were swelling! I get tears just thinking about it.
I would love to see Philly Swirls expand their business. New products, new flavors. Safe treats for a little girl whose life has very few treats at all. Let's make sure they know how much they mean to us!
(Sorry, I accidentally started a 2nd thread with this same post. Meant to put it here.)

Posted on: Wed, 04/16/2003 - 7:50am
robinlp's picture
Joined: 05/14/2002 - 09:00

We attended a birthday party this weekend. My son who is PA attended and another child w/ a milk allergy. I recommended phillyswirl to the Mom and she bought it for the party...I hope others will follow!!

Posted on: Wed, 04/16/2003 - 8:56am
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Joined: 03/28/2003 - 09:00

Hello EVERYONE!!!!
It's me again, Alex Plotkin-owner/co-founder of PHILLYSWIRL!!! Since my last posting I have spoken to more then 200 parents with children who have peanut/tree nut allergy. One of the parents actually sent me numerous articles which I used to educate myself with this allergy. I have since realized that the grocery stores, their corporate buyers as well as the general public is completely uneducated about this issue. We now have an opportunity to produce any flavor of ice cream with the exception of those that contains peanut/tree nuts. We are currently equipped to handle any demand that the grocery stores around the U.S. and Canada are willing to put on us. IF you could possibly educate the ice cream buyers around the country, the way you have educated myself and my company, then I foresee tremendous opportunity for more children and families to enjoy these peanut free products. Somehow we must make the buyers understand the not only the large numbers of people dealing with this allergy, but how loyal these type of customers can be to the store who takes the step to make a priority to have peanut free families in mind when he or she chooses their dessert category, this will make all the difference in the world. Our Zachary will turn 1 on April 24th at 6:24 am. Fortunately, his allergy is to dairy products and NOT the deadly peanut/tree nuts. BUT still when he comes in contact with dairy he has difficult time breathing through the coughing and sneezing. I completely understand what it's like NOT to be able to give him something that every other child around him can enjoy and that breaks our hearts. Once again, if anyone should have any questions/comments/suggestions, PLEASE call me on my cell phone (813.477.41.59) and since it's a long distance call, I promise that I will call you immediately back. Also, you can call our toll free number which is 1.877.379.47.57. Unfortunately, it's sometimes difficult to reach me at my office, so please leave a detailed message and I promise that I will call you back ASAP!! Thank you so much for all your support. Take care.
Alex Plotkin-owner/co-founder
DIRECT LINE-(cell)-813.477.41.59)

Posted on: Wed, 04/16/2003 - 9:37am
CarsonsMom's picture
Joined: 02/11/2001 - 09:00

They sell Philly Swirl frozen cups at our local "Market Basket". I can say that if Philly Swirl is going to be coming out with ice cream such as chocolate and vanilla, my entire family and my friends will be thrilled. They are always asking me what can we buy that is safe for Carson. I will make sure to inform everyone I know and tell them to pass the word.
What a great company!!!!!

Posted on: Thu, 04/17/2003 - 6:40am
Nicole1401's picture
Joined: 12/27/2002 - 09:00

Just want to let Alex at Philly Swirl know that we go through 2 boxes of the cups and sticks each week. I bought them because my dd is allergic to peanuts, but being only 1, she only eats the top layer of the cup each time. I finish the cup and my husband helps himself to 2-3 cups each night. I can't imagine how much of it we will go through when the ice cream finally reaches us here in Illinois.
At the risk of sounding ungrateful for what you do offer, my husband and I do have a request/suggestion. Can you package it in more of a bulk way, like traditional ice cream? I understand the sorbet wouldn't be dippable, but having the ice cream that way would be great.
I also want you to know that it is not just the peanut allergic who buy it. My sister keeps a stash in her freezer for when we visit. It is one of the few things I will allow someone else to feed my dd without going through me first.
Thanks for offering a great product that is also safe.


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