kit kats

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 9:34am
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Does anyone eat the regular kit kats? I called on them because it only said made in the same facility. Well, the customer service person told me that Hersheys takes allergies seriously and that the kit kats would be fine because they are made separate from the peanut products. That they do not run anything with peanuts on the same equipment. Anyone hear differently? I give my 2 year old the kit kat bites but haven't given him a regular one.

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 9:44am
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I ate one at lunch almost every day while in high school, until one day I flipped it over and saw the warning. I never had a problem. I think I saw someone else here eats them eats them with no problem. I was getting tired of them when the warning came out so even if they didn't plop the warning on them I probably would have stopped buying them anyway.

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 9:56am
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i only let my two pa girls eat the kit kat bites (which, as you said, have no "may contain" or "processed in a facility...." warning on them). we don't let them eat regular kit kats, just in case.

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 10:43am
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I used to eat them all the time before the "same facility as peanuts" warning. Then the warning came out, oh geez, some 6 years ago now? right? Then I stopped...then I really missed them. Sometime last year I called and asked specifically about them.
Pretty much, the cs rep was like, "do you know how big the facility is? multiple floors/rooms, etc?" So I asked her to probe further, and she said that it is not shared equip, and further, that the Kit Kats are made in a room that doesn't have peanuts or nuts...that the peanut candy is manufactured clear across the facility in a whole other area.
So...I eat them. My comfort zone allows me to eat "same facility as" on some products after I've called and verified that the peanut spewing equip is not near the non-peanut equip. Everytime, I've been told that if the equip is next to a peanut/nut/other allergen containing equip, then it is common practice to call it "shared equip" due to oversprays, spills, vapors, food dust, etc.
So, I eat US made Kit Kats.
Adrienne
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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Wed, 08/09/2006 - 11:38pm
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I don't allow DD to eat regular sized KitKats but, I've called Hershey about the KitKat bites and as long as they don't have a warning (haven't found one bag that does) I buy them.
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Cindy
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Stephanie (12)
Jessica PA/TNA (9)

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 2:17am
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Just bought a kit kat bar yesterday. Haven't gotten around to eating it yet (because I also splurged and bought a huge bag of gummy bears too. and I have a giant bag of kissables here too. bad me.) I think I've almost forgotten what they taste like. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 09/19/2013 - 6:02am
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If you not feeling confident about the "same facility" warning, Nestle makes a KitKat in Canada that is peanut free and tree nut free. PeanutFreePlanet.com sells them on their website. Not sure if you can get them elsewhere on the internet, but it might be worth the look. Hope that helps.

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 9:44am
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Joined: 01/16/2004 - 09:00

I ate one at lunch almost every day while in high school, until one day I flipped it over and saw the warning. I never had a problem. I think I saw someone else here eats them eats them with no problem. I was getting tired of them when the warning came out so even if they didn't plop the warning on them I probably would have stopped buying them anyway.

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 9:56am
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Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

i only let my two pa girls eat the kit kat bites (which, as you said, have no "may contain" or "processed in a facility...." warning on them). we don't let them eat regular kit kats, just in case.

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 10:43am
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Joined: 04/13/2005 - 09:00

I used to eat them all the time before the "same facility as peanuts" warning. Then the warning came out, oh geez, some 6 years ago now? right? Then I stopped...then I really missed them. Sometime last year I called and asked specifically about them.
Pretty much, the cs rep was like, "do you know how big the facility is? multiple floors/rooms, etc?" So I asked her to probe further, and she said that it is not shared equip, and further, that the Kit Kats are made in a room that doesn't have peanuts or nuts...that the peanut candy is manufactured clear across the facility in a whole other area.
So...I eat them. My comfort zone allows me to eat "same facility as" on some products after I've called and verified that the peanut spewing equip is not near the non-peanut equip. Everytime, I've been told that if the equip is next to a peanut/nut/other allergen containing equip, then it is common practice to call it "shared equip" due to oversprays, spills, vapors, food dust, etc.
So, I eat US made Kit Kats.
Adrienne
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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Wed, 08/09/2006 - 11:38pm
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I don't allow DD to eat regular sized KitKats but, I've called Hershey about the KitKat bites and as long as they don't have a warning (haven't found one bag that does) I buy them.
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Cindy
Mom to:
Stephanie (12)
Jessica PA/TNA (9)

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 2:17am
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Just bought a kit kat bar yesterday. Haven't gotten around to eating it yet (because I also splurged and bought a huge bag of gummy bears too. and I have a giant bag of kissables here too. bad me.) I think I've almost forgotten what they taste like. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:06pm
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If you not feeling confident about the "same facility" warning, Nestle makes a KitKat in Canada that is peanut free and tree nut free. PeanutFreePlanet.com sells them on their website. Not sure if you can get them elsewhere on the internet, but it might be worth the look. Hope that helps.

Posted on: Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:13pm
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unless it is for sure peanut free and tree nut free i stay away from regular candy and chocolates like kit kats. for me it's not worth the risk. i usually shop online at specialty stores that guarantee the candies and chocolates are peanut free and tree nut free.

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