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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:27 PM

 

PSA: re- Halloween and peanuts/tree nuts. Consider keeping two bowls of candy and mark one...

"PEANUT AND TREE NUT FREE". I just stocked up at Dollar Tree (and looked at the ingredients) - with the exception of "Tiger Pops" (I have a weakness for those), EVERYTHING I bought was made in the USA and I actively looked for peanut free candy/factory statements. Most also list whether tree nuts might be a contaminant. Granted, peanuts aren't a "nut", but some people are allergic to both peanuts AND tree nuts.

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Reply PSA: re- Halloween and peanuts/tree nuts. Consider keeping two bowls of candy and mark one... (Original post)
HopeHoops Oct 2012 OP
LiberalEsto Oct 2012 #1
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #3
bigwillq Oct 2012 #2
HappyMe Oct 2012 #4
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #5
RebelOne Oct 2012 #6

Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:56 PM

1. As the mother of a 29-year-old with severe nut allergies, I thank you.

When she was little, I used to confiscate the Halloween candy and go through it piece by piece, checking for nuts. I also confiscated the Mounds bars for myself.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:39 PM

3. They don't list ingredients on the minis. We just sorted the bags I got - about 3/4 nut free.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:30 PM

2. We don't have two bowls but we make separate little goody bags

One with peanuts (peanut butter) and one without.

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:41 AM

4. That's a good idea.

I may just get hard candies and avoid the whole issue altogether.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:33 AM

5. We avoid all hard candies - choking hazard. Fortunately they label allergens now.

 

We also refuse to buy ANY candy made in China. Too dangerous.

Smarties are always a safe bet. They don't contain anything I could imagine being an allergen, are made in the USA, and I'll be damned if I've EVER known a kid that didn't like them - hell, they're still one of my favorite snacks.

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:54 PM

6. I feel sorry for anyone with peanut allergies.

They don't know what they are missing if they can't eat Reese's Pieces. That is about the only candy I ever eat. And now there is a sugar-free version.

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