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Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 6:32am
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

I know that we have had the Hershey kisses with Caramel with no problem. I am still a fan of the origingal kiss.
What I have a huge concern about is how long will it be before they come up with a peanut butter filled kiss. I am watching closely but i keep having best of luck with their products.
Seems like every good item has to come up with pb. Best of luck Claire

Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 12:14pm
e-mom's picture
Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

I do trust Hersheys. I completely trust their labelling. I haven't called them in ages and do not plan to either. Ahhh but this is my comfort zone and compared to many on this board it is quite lax.
My son has been eating Hersheys products for a long time and has never had any type of reaction. For me, it's kinda like the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Hey, maybe it will come and bite me in the a$$ later but for now it's working quite well. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 3:04pm
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

When I have called Hershey's and it has been several times, I have been assured that they will alble for cross contamination issues.
Personally I believe they are reluctant to say which items are made on a dedicated line(or facility) at any given moment because it can change and it would pose a liability if they were saying something out of date. They therefore seem to repeatedly refer me to check the label for such information. I do trust it and we have had no problems.

Posted on: Sat, 09/04/2004 - 4:54pm
MommaBear's picture
Joined: 09/23/2002 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by erik:
Hi Momma Bear,
It was Hershey kisses, and not Hershey hugs? I do know that some Hersheys hugs have a 'manufactured in the same facility that process almonds' on the label.
Hi erik,
it was Hershey Kisses, not "Hugs". ps, I would suppose the label would say that. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] (it's late and I'm a smart@$$.)

Posted on: Sun, 09/05/2004 - 8:54am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b] Hi erik,
it was Hershey Kisses, not "Hugs". ps, I would suppose the label would say that. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] (it's late and I'm a smart@$$.) [/b]
Hi Momma Bear,
hmm. not sure why they would react to kisses.. one of life's mysteries I guess (like the secret of how Cadbury gets that creamy caramilk into the caramilk bar)
although that secret may have finally been solved.. [url="http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/mt-edward/cadbury.htm"]http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/mt-edward/cadbury.htm[/url]

Posted on: Sun, 09/12/2004 - 11:45pm
saknjmom's picture
Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

We eat hershey's kisses all the time. They do not have a warning on the bag. Some hugs have may contains as they must be made in the facility where candy with nuts are made.
I called hershey's last year and their bars up to 6 oz (i believe it was) are safe.

Posted on: Wed, 09/15/2004 - 5:17am
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by DRobbins:
Hershey's doesn't claim to use some special allergen cleaning procedure or testing procedure to verify that there's no cross contamination of the Kisses (or other products). [/b]
Actually I have been told numerous times by Hershey that they *do* use a special process to wash lines and that they *do* do allergen testing. Every time I've called (at least 5 or 6 times) the information has been consistent but did not sound scripted. IOW it was not the same exact wording each time. We haven't had trouble so far with kisses or caramel kisses. Other than the plain chocolate bars that's all the hershey my kids have had.

Posted on: Thu, 09/16/2004 - 1:18am
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

As Gale sates, I have also received very consistent info each time I call Hershey, and similar to what she sates. I have called at least 4 times and as recent as last Halloween. I just trust their labels now. becca

Posted on: Wed, 09/22/2004 - 9:57am
Timmysmom's picture
Joined: 10/16/2003 - 09:00

I have always trusted Hershey's. It's the only chocolate treat my PA/TNA son has eaten, and never any problems. I saw the new caramel kisses in Target last week, was so tempted to buy a bag! I was going through the bags on the shelf for the heck of it and did notice the Hugs does have a "may contain" statement on the bag.
BTW, a little off topic, but Hershey's does make chocolate Easter bunnies! It's the only store bought one I've ever been able to find that has been safe.
Mom to Timmy, 5 yrs, PA
DD 7 1/2 yrs NKA
DS 3 yrs NKA

Posted on: Wed, 10/13/2004 - 1:51am
batrice's picture
Joined: 04/14/2003 - 09:00

i had called about cross contamination issues between the nut kisses and regular kisses. i guess i asked the right question because they let me in on a little secret. the plain kisses and nut kisses are made totally different. the plain kisses are made by "dropping" them on a conveyer belt, kind of like chocolate chips, where the nut and filled versions of kisses are made from a mold. i don't know if that makes a difference to you, but i only give my son the plain ones and not any of the filles or hug ones.
mommy to gabriel 11-25-00
who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, eggs, grape, potato, rice, soybean, and tomato
and michael 6-16-03
exclusively breastfed
step mom to:
isaiah 06-18-96
rebekah 09-13-97


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