McDonalds/Wendy\'s Ice Cream/Safe?

Posted on: Mon, 08/06/2007 - 12:52am
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Comments Please....I always want to offer my son IceCream after football practice and such, but am hesitant. I usually wait until we get home and give him a Philly Swirl Pop, because I like their label. It seems like most of you trust McDonalds Vanilla Cones and Wendy's Frosty. What do yall think/do?

Posted on: Mon, 08/06/2007 - 2:06am
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Quote:Originally posted by lilanne:
[b]Comments Please....I always want to offer my son IceCream after football practice and such, but am hesitant. I usually wait until we get home and give him a Philly Swirl Pop, because I like their label. It seems like most of you trust McDonalds Vanilla Cones and Wendy's Frosty. What do yall think/do?[/b]
No advice, but my boys, including my class 6 pa oldest son, have both gotten the hot fudge sundaes at McD's without nuts of course. (We also have them put a layer of fudge [i]inbetween[/i] the stack of icecream, instead of blobbing it all on top. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
No advice again, but my boys go about every other day to the DQ in our neighborhood, the staff know him by heart and announce they will wash their hands first, then make his twist or chocolate, or vanilla ice cream cone, [i]without setting it down[/i] and handing it directly to him.
Hey, it's not guaranteed foolproof, but it works for us, individual mileage may vary. Last visit to DQ, my 12 year old asked what a "malt" was and if he could safely have one. The manager knew he couldn't (although another PA customer finds it acceptable to "clean" the blizzard machine first, I don't), I knew he couldn't, and I promised to find a way to make him one at home. Without me asking, the manager brought out an unopened bag of malt powder, (complete with allergy warnings) and made it a [i]gift[/i].
General Disclaimer: I am not offering advice in any manner or form. Individual Mileage May Vary. It's risks *my family* find's no riskier than leaving the safety of our own home. (And apparently that's not as safe as some might think, in many ways.) Might add up differently for others. Some people post different experiences that include having had a reaction at both places.

Posted on: Mon, 08/06/2007 - 3:18am
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My DD ests both Frosties and McDonald's cones with no problems. We're in Canada though - not sure if that makes a difference.

Posted on: Mon, 08/06/2007 - 3:38am
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Hi,
I used to let my son have either. However he always seemed to cough alot after Mc'd's so now I stick to Wendys.
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Posted on: Mon, 08/06/2007 - 5:13am
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Thanks to all....We went into our McDonalds today for lunch instead of going through the Drive-thru, because I wanted to check out the icecream station...the McFlurry topping machine was at a different station then the icecream and the toppings were M&M and oreos. I asked about the nuts and he said that they were in the indiv packets. I feel pretty comfortable unless they get a peanut butter topping. We didn't get icecream this trip, but will next time we need a treat.

Posted on: Mon, 08/06/2007 - 1:36pm
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My PA DS gets both Frosties and McD's cones. I'm very grateful for them!

Posted on: Sun, 08/12/2007 - 2:25pm
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My son eats McDonald's ice cream and sundaes and Wendy's vanilla and chocolate Frostys with no issues. He is peanut and tree nut allergic. We obviously avoid the mix-ins for for the Frosty and we don't allow him to eat McFlurries.
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Posted on: Mon, 08/13/2007 - 6:27am
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Wendy's for Frosties here.
We won't use McDonald's at all due to the free-pour peanuts we still encounter at many McDonald's.
And, of course, if you're ever on the West coast, there's always In and Out Burger. For EVERYTHING. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 09/11/2007 - 12:15am
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Do they not have McFlurries with peanut stuff in them by you? All of the ones by us have Butterfinger ones, and they use that same mixer for all the McFlurries. You could get a chunk of Butterfinger by accident one time even if you've been lucky before.

Posted on: Tue, 09/11/2007 - 1:00am
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Quote:Originally posted by bethc:
[b]Do they not have McFlurries with peanut stuff in them by you? [/b]
*Canada specific*
For those of you in Canada, the McFlurry toppings are peanut-free (ie: NESTLE SMARTIES, etc)

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