kit kats

Posted on: Thu, 07/27/2006 - 9:34am
anonymous's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

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
starlight's picture
Offline
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
joeybeth's picture
Offline
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
ajgauthier's picture
Offline
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
------------------
30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Wed, 08/09/2006 - 11:38pm
Cindy2's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/24/2006 - 09:00

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.
------------------
Cindy
Mom to:
Stephanie (12)
Jessica PA/TNA (9)

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 2:17am
starlight's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/16/2004 - 09:00

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
blprestangen's picture
Offline
Joined: 04/01/2013 - 09:04

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
starlight's picture
Offline
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
joeybeth's picture
Offline
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
ajgauthier's picture
Offline
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
------------------
30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Wed, 08/09/2006 - 11:38pm
Cindy2's picture
Offline
Joined: 02/24/2006 - 09:00

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.
------------------
Cindy
Mom to:
Stephanie (12)
Jessica PA/TNA (9)

Pages

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by lexy Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:21am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:15am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:11am
Comments: 5
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:03am
Comments: 10
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:52am
Comments: 2
Latest Post by penelope Tue, 01/14/2020 - 1:03pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by penelope Sun, 12/29/2019 - 6:21pm
Comments: 2

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

Which candy bars are safe for those with peanut allergies? Those without allergies are accustomed to...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

For those who have wondered whether airport x-ray machines negatively affect epinephrine auto-injectors, the folks at Food Allergy Research &...

Molecular allergy component testing identifies the specific food or environmental proteins triggering a person’s allergic reactions. Component...

An epinephrine auto-injector provides an emergency dose of epinephrine (adrenaline) to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Those who have...

Misunderstanding the significance of food allergy test results can lead to unnecessary anxiety and dietary changes. The three tests used most...

It can be easy to overlook the presence of nut allergens in non-food items because the allergens are often listed by their Latin or scientific...

Tree nuts and peanuts are distinctly different. An allergy to one does not guarantee an allergy to the other. Peanuts are considered legumes and...

Welcome to the complex world of being a Peanut Allergy Parent. Get ready to proofread food labels, get creative with meals, and constantly hold an...

Take control of your food allergies! Get results in ten days and change your life forever! If you are tempted to use a home testing kit...

What can you eat if you can't eat peanut butter? Fortunately for people with a peanut allergy, there...

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, one out of five people in the U.S. has an allergy. Because there is a...

Eliminating peanut butter is the best way to handle a rash caused by this food

If your baby or toddler develops a rash caused by peanut...

Nearly all infants are fussy at times. But how do you know when your baby's crying means something wrong? Some babies are excessively fussy...

For those who don't have experience with peanut allergies, going 'peanut-free' often seems as easy as avoiding peanut butter sandwiches and bags...

A new study shows that there may be a link to peanut ingestion in pregnant mothers and peanut allergy in their children.

Dr. Scott Sicherer...

When people think of nut allergies, they tend to think of peanuts. In fact, a sizable number of people are allergic not to peanuts (which are...

Cakes are a central part of many celebrations, from kids' birthdays to weddings. For those with severe ...

Are you looking for a high-protein snack that you can take with you? If you are allergic to peanuts, this is harder than you might think. Peanuts...

If you or a family member are allergic to peanuts, eating dinner out can pose a significant risk. Even if the menu item does not contain...