You are viewing Allergic Living Canada | Switch to United States

Talking Allergies

* FAQ    * Search
* Login   * Register
It is currently Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:39 am

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:38 pm
Posts: 919
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Humpty Dumpty potato chips may now contain sunflower oil :cry: . Although this news may not effect many families, it effects our family as our son is allergic to sunflower seeds/oil. I am still waiting for final confirmation from Humpty Dumpty in response to an email I sent to customer service; however, the FAQ's section of their website indicates they use a combination of canola oil and sunflower oil. I noticed the change just recently - the ingredient listing has changed from "canola oil" to simply "vegetable oil". Since pretty much all other potato chip manufacturers have switched to sunflower oil, I pretty strongly suspected Humpty Dumpty had followed suit. It turns out Humpty Dumpty was purchased by Old Dutch potato chips in March 2007 - I wonder if this is what prompted the change?

Does anyone know of a safe potato chip made with canola oil?

_________________
15 yr old daughter: no health issues
12 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, sesame, sunflower, mustard, poppy seeds, green peas, some fruits, instructed to avoid all other legumes (except soy & green beans), pollen, cats, horses


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 12:42 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:36 am
Posts: 154
Can you have olive oil? If so, President's Choice makes one with olive oil.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 6:42 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6429
Location: Ottawa
I just googled Potato chips canola oil and came up with article:
http://blog.washingtonpost.com/mighty-a ... off_1.html
the article is from february 2007 so you may have to check what they're doing now but it's a start (and I know you'd read the ables anyway :wink: )
Quote:
Read on for names and ingredients of the chip contestants and the Chip-Off winners:

Ruffles ("rRRRuffles Have Ridges"), a Frito-Lay brand (potatoes, vegetable oil (corn, cottonseed or sunflower, salt)

The chip contestants. (Kim O'Donnel)• Lay's Wavy, also a Frito-Lay brand (potatoes, sunflower oil, salt)

Utz Ripples, made by Utz of Hanover (potatoes, cottonseed oil, salt)

Utz "Crisp, all natural potato chips" (potatoes, cottonseed oil, salt)

Cape Cod Potato Chips, "old fashioned kettle-cooked" (potatoes, canola oil and salt)

Lays Classic (potatoes, sunflower oil, salt)

Terra Golds original potato chips (Yukon gold potatoes, canola oil and/or safflower, and/or sunflower oil, salt)


_________________
Moderator
Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 9:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:09 am
Posts: 1054
Sorry to hear that Julie -- I'll keep my eyes open for you :) .


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 9:32 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:38 pm
Posts: 919
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Thanks for your speedy responses everyone :D . You guys are the best! I will have to check out some of the brands mentioned (and here I thought I'd read every potato chip bag in the aisle :wink: )

Obviously potato chips are a "treat" food, but it would be pretty hard having a 5 year old child at a birthday party and he/she can't even eat chips :cry: I felt I needed to find a safe substitute BEFORE we go to the next birthday party. Thanks again. In the meantime, if you happen to come across any other chips containing a safe oil, I would REALLY appreciate hearing from you!

_________________
15 yr old daughter: no health issues
12 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, sesame, sunflower, mustard, poppy seeds, green peas, some fruits, instructed to avoid all other legumes (except soy & green beans), pollen, cats, horses


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 3:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:26 pm
Posts: 89
Location: Toronto
Baked Lays are made with corn oil. They are a little more expensive but hope they work for you!
Ang

_________________
6 1/2 year old son - anaphylactic to tree nuts, allergic to dust and moulds
5 1/2 year old son - no allergies
15 month old son...allergies unknown


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:03 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:47 am
Posts: 305
Location: Montreal, Canada
Are you sure they contain sunflower oil? I've checked many chips and they are one of the few that don't indicate sunflower oil on their labels.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:38 pm
Posts: 919
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Youngvader, Sorry for the long delay in replying to your email - I'm still catching up after being off the chat for awhile.

Humpty Dumpty chips USED to be made with canola oil... it said so right on the label. Sometime over the early part of the summer, my sister-in-law noticed that it now said "vegetable oil" (the canola oil had been replaced with "vegetable oil". I contacted Humpty Dumpty (which is now owned by Old Dutch), and the vegetable oil contains one of a few oils, including sunflower oil :(

Recently, I've discovered Equality Brand (found at Dominion, and maybe other stores) has potato chips made with canola oil.

_________________
15 yr old daughter: no health issues
12 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, sesame, sunflower, mustard, poppy seeds, green peas, some fruits, instructed to avoid all other legumes (except soy & green beans), pollen, cats, horses


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:12 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:47 am
Posts: 305
Location: Montreal, Canada
I sent them an email and they never replied to me.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group