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 Post subject: Christmas...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:37 pm 
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I found Spangler candy canes on sale Walmart this week! :banana

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas...
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:31 am 
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Usually I buy Allan. They now come is a lot of flavours.

But this year I found something new. Candy canes in cute little stockings with jelly characters on each cane. And the box says:

"Manufactured in a facility which does NOT process milk products, wheat products, soy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts or crustacean shellfish"

They are made by Morris National.

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Are Spangler really good? Or is there some reason you can't get any others?

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas...
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:28 am 
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I used to buy Allan's candy canes but have been scared off (can't remember why do they have a may contain for milk or egg?)
I have an e-mail from 2005 stating that they would label as may contain for the priority allergens.

Spangler is very allergen aware. http://www.spanglercandy.com/spangler/n ... echfaqs.ph

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas...
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:27 am 
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I picked up a box of Allan's candy canes yesterday and thought I should call first before I buy them. The telephone prompt directed calls regarding allergen information about their candy canes to a pre-recorded message that gave very detailed information about priority allergens used in the facility, on the production line and what the company does to avoid cross contamination.

Personally, I wish more companies would offer information in this manner.
If you want to hear the message, here's the number 1-800-387-3267.

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Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
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 Post subject: Re: Christmas...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:06 pm 
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We finally went to see Santa today. Ususally we politely refuse the candy canes, but my husband was with me and he was able to read the ingredients on them. At the bottom there was a statement that said, Does not contain milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts... made on a dedicated line." They were Allan's candy canes and my boys were happy that they could accept one from Santa!!!

boys' mom


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 Post subject: Re: Christmas...
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:32 pm 
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boys mom -- did you mention that to anyone working for Santa?

It might be coincidence they were safe this year -- but if they receive positive feed-back they may remember and make sure to get safe candy for next year.

Susan, I forgot about the other allergies you deal with. I think there were some Allan's that would not have been safe for you. (Don't know about this year, but previously I think there were warnings for other allergens.)

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas...
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:06 pm 
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ok, here's what I don't get. On the Spangler Allergen webpage it sounds amazing for their awareness and allergen control. BUT...they list for products Circus Peanuts and beside it it shows the symbol for peanut/tree nut/ egg/fish etc..free????

http://www.spanglercandy.com/spangler/n ... ergens.php

Am I reading it wrong or missing something?

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 Post subject: Re: Christmas...
PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:16 pm 
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Maybe someone has a wicked sense of humour but...I suspect they made these long before they realized that allergen free is a promotional tool.
Quote:
Circus Peanuts
Spangler Circus Peanuts are superior quality and have been a favorite for decades. These fun, peanut-shaped marshmallows are orange-colored and banana flavored but contain no peanuts! Perfect to munch on or in recipes, such as the classic Circus Peanut Gelatin dessert, Spangler's Marshmallow Circus Peanuts are a delicious fat-free candy.

http://www.spanglercandy.com/spangler/p ... eanuts.php

For those who simply must have peanuts...maybe Air Canada would like to hand them out instead of the nuts they currently hand out! :rofl

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