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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:14 pm 
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I reached for the new can of Fry's Cocoa in the grocery store today and realized that the large can has a warning on it. It says the cocoa may contain peanuts, nuts,egss, soy, milk, wheat and sulphites. The smaller can did not list anthing that I could see other than cocoa and calcium carbonate.
Important to check every time isn't it. This is made by Cadbury Adams.

Has anyone with peanut/nut allergies used Hershey Natural Cocoa or Cuisine Camino Organic Cocoa?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:44 am 
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Thank you for mentioning this, I just checked my can and it also has a warning on it! I can't believe this made it into my home, I check and double check EVERYTHING, except things like, salt, sugar, flour and apparantly cocoa. I will be on the lookout for a new brand, and contact the company to see if the different sizes are manufactured at different facilities.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:42 am 
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I had called and confirmed last year it was all peanut/treenut/sesame free so I just called back. Fry's cocoa at 1-800-524-2854
The 250 gram size pf Fry's Cocoa is made at a peanut/tree nut free facility the larger size tin is made in a different facility where peanut/tree nuts are processed.
:swing All is good!

Thanks you so much for posting this warning Cathie, I might easily have grabbed a different size tin and not checked. :frightened

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:08 pm 
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Thank you for clarifying. I was horrified to realize that the yummy brownies and cookies we had been making (vegan ones lately) were made with that cocoa. I have always purchased the smaller size in the past and had grabbed the larger size in preparation for lots of baking.

Can't ever drop our guard even with familiar products.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:20 am 
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I'm completely horrified!! I can't believe I missed it! All of the homemade 'safe' cupcakes & cakes I made all year really weren't. I feel like such a moron.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:36 am 
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I went through this last year, and also found out that the small containers were safe. I was so worried that they were switching all production to the facility with nuts/peanuts, etc, and I would be out luck as soon as the old stock ran out. So far so good, though! I find they are much cheaper at Superstore / Loblaws than they are at Safeway / Save On Foods.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:55 pm 
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Just bought a small container, all is well again.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:04 pm 
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I called two other companies today and got the OK from both. Hershey's says they will put a warning on only if there is a concern. There is no warning for any allergen on this product.
Cuisine Camino is an organic, free trade product made in Ottawa. The cocoa has a warning for egg, dairy, soy and wheat but not peanuts or nuts. Their website lists their allergens and products.


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