You are viewing Allergic Living Canada | Switch to United States

Talking Allergies

* FAQ    * Search
* Login   * Register
It is currently Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:36 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:16 am
Posts: 9
I'm trying to find tree nut free dried fruit to have in the house however, I can't seem to find any that is not produced in a plant that also handles nuts. In fact one brand even told me years ago to be careful as often famers who bring in fruit in the wooden crates will also bring in crops of apples at other times in the same wooden crates... so as you can see I'm very wary. And I used to be able to find shredded coconut but now I can't find that either. With xmas coming would be nice to find some of these special baking items.

thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:40 pm
Posts: 2034
Location: ottawa
Hi, the only brand of coconut I've found is the walmart brand. I did call the company and confirm recently that their coconut is processed in a peanut/tree nut facility.
I also found one brand of dried apricots - The superstore brand - which is also peanut/tree nut free. The only brand of dried cranberries I've found is the Ocean Spray brand. They even have the peanut free logo on the back of the package.

Hope this helps. If you find anymore please let me know. I'm always going store to store hunting for new products.

_________________
DD 12 yrs -no allergies
4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 4:27 pm
Posts: 300
Location: Montreal
I haven't checked them out yet but I recently saw a commercial for SunMaid (you know the raisin company?) and they are now making other dried fruits as well.

_________________
Associate Editor at Allergic Living.
Allergies to all nuts and legumes except soy and green beans.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:09 am
Posts: 1054
Just to add that I can also confirm that the "no name" dried apricots mentioned above are made in a peanut / tree nut facility as I call just a couple of weeks ago -- so SuperStore, Loblaws, No Frills, and Your Independent Grocer should all carry them.
The "no name" pitted dates are also processed in a peanut and nut free facility if anyone is interested.
Coconut made by "Compliments" brand which is the store brand for Price Chopper, Sobeys (and a couple of others - just google it) is also peanut / nut safe.
Thanks for the info about Walmart coconut.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:37 pm
Posts: 7
Location: British Columbia
I just bought a package yesterday - Ocean Spray Craisins (they have different flavours) and are producted in a dedicated peanut-free facility. The package contains the peanut-free symbol on the back. Not sure about tree-nut free so you would have to contact the company directly.

_________________
Robbyn,
Coordiinator,
Metro Vancouver Anaphylaxis Group

Parent of 3 year old anaphylactic to peanut and tree nuts, allergic to coconut, peas, soybean, eggs, cats/dogs, seasonal allergies and has asthma.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:00 am
Posts: 1119
This may not be the type of dried fruit the original poster was searching for but we are big fans of Sun Rype products --- the Fruit to Gos are a staple for my daughter.

_________________
me: allergic to crustaceans plus environmental
teenager: allergic to hazelnuts, some other foods and environmental


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:53 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6490
Location: Ottawa
Nonuttin' has dried apple and cherry 'snacks' (dried cherry/fruit puree in the size of chocolate chips).

_________________
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: Sat Apr 11, 2009 7:42 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:40 pm
Posts: 2034
Location: ottawa
Susan, where do you buy Nonuttin? Thanks for the tip as I've been looking for dried apple and cherries.

_________________
DD 12 yrs -no allergies
4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:06 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:09 am
Posts: 1054
We've also bought the cherry fruit chips from NoNuttin'. They aren't actual dried cherries -- but little sweet cherry chips that are made from cherry pure. My son loves them -- great for adding to home made trail mixes, and baking. They do have added sugar -- (actual ingredients are: sugar, cherry puree concentrate, rice syrup, apple pectin, citric acid, natural flavour)
I'm personally not a big fan of the dried apple pieces.
You can try them out by ordering a bag of their trail mix as both ingredients are in there. Their trail mix is really good.
I've bought them online at http://www.nonuttin.com/shop/nut-free/n ... -products/ -- and they have wonderful customer service!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:13 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
Posts: 6490
Location: Ottawa
Yes, I order online. I recently did a mass order with my local support group. If we had $200.00 in orders, we got free shipping. :)

It's a little work, but it was worth it.

_________________
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  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 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:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group