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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:46 pm 
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Hi there,
Does anyone from Vancouver area know if there is a bakery or store that sells chocolate easter eggs or other chocolate treats that are milk, egg and nut free? I'm from Winnipeg but will be hooking up with a sibling who lives in Vancouver. I was hoping to have an order sent to my brother's home and save on shipping.

Any ideas? I went on the Internet last night but didn't have much success.

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2.5 yrs old son-allergic to eggs, milk, avoiding nuts for now, mold, mild asthma, fragrance intolerance.
Dad was allergic to yeast as a child and had asthma.
7 mth old son-no known allergies.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:15 pm 
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Well, at first we were only avoiding peanut for my DD so I allowed her to eat chocolates that said may contain traces of tree nuts - I know others may not, but that's within my comfort level.

Anyway, I did find some bakeries (Choices Rice Bakery and Cobbs) that don't use peanuts (they may have some may contains as ingredients, so I would still ask) and chocolate manufacturers that are peanut-free and make a dark chocolate variety that is milk-free (Shokolade in Vancouver, Denman Island Chocolates.

However, since DS has been diagnosed with a tree nut allergy, I haven't found much in the way of chocolate that both kids can eat. Nonuttin.com, which is on Vancouver Island has chocolate chips that are safe, so you could get those, and then melt them into egg-shaped moulds? I'm not sure what I'm doing for Easter yet, as the tree nut diagnosis was after Easter last year, so I might do the same. Sorry I can't be more help - not sure that it exists in Canada.

I had an unpleasant online shopping experience with Divvies (NY based) when I ordered cookies from them. . . I believe they have chocolate candies that would be safe.

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DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:49 pm 
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OK, since my last post, I contacted Vermont Nut Free chocolates and found out that when they get Canadian orders, they actually go across the border and ship FROM Canada, so there are no nasty surprises (duty/customs/GST charges) when they come to your door!

If you have a severe dairy allergy, you might not be able to order the stuff, though, because even their dark chocolate is 'may contain' for dairy.

Here's the reply:
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Thank you for your inquiry about shipping to Canada. Our current shipping charges to Canada are the same as our U.S. domestic rates. We actually take Canadian orders across the border, pay the tax and mail them from a Canadian Post Office. BC usually takes 5 business days once we ship.

Up to $44.99 of product has a shipping rate of only $7.95 and it goes incrementally from there based on order value.

Although our solid dark chocolate items do not contain dairy as an ingredient, they are processed on some shared dairy equipment and could contain trace amounts of dairy protein,.

Thank you again for your interest in Vermont Nut Free Chocolates and we look forward to hearing back from you if we can be of further service.

Sincerely,

Mark Elvidge
Vermont Nut Free Chocolates

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DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:30 pm 
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There is also an egg warning on all filled Vermont chocolates as many/most of the fillings contains egg.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:28 pm 
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Thanks to you both for the info! I think too it's best that we stick to home-made. Thought I would check and see though. Thanks again. J.

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2.5 yrs old son-allergic to eggs, milk, avoiding nuts for now, mold, mild asthma, fragrance intolerance.
Dad was allergic to yeast as a child and had asthma.
7 mth old son-no known allergies.


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