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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:58 am 
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One of the very first thing we learn when dealing with food allergies is to avoid items purchased from bulk containers, but did you know the Bulk Barn also sells prepackaged items?

Club House Artificial Vanilla (500 ml) $3.69-less than the cost of a smaller size at some regular grocery stores.
Egg-less Royal icing
tons of food colourings
candy molds, lollipop sticks etc.

If you are allergic yourself, I would not shop here. The possibility of airborne allergens (dust particles etc) is too high, but others can shop and possibly wipe down the packages.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:31 pm 
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Sounds great! We have a store called Famous Foods here that has a ton of bulk stuff, so I have always avoided it, but turns out they have a ton of great non bulk items, too, just like yours. I will check it out one day when I have no kids with me.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:07 am 
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I have also purchased items from Bulk Barn by asking the staff to open a new bag from the back -especially at Christmas when I need lots of chocolate. The Bernard Callebeau is marked as peanut/nut free on the label so as long as it's opened in front of me and we pour into a new clean bag (no scoop) I'm good with it. Sometimes it takes multiple trips to be there when they have an unopened bag, but it's worth it.

I've also tried the Egg Free Royal icing and it's very good! They also have a large selection of gluten free products for those who need that.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:55 am 
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Hubby once decided to purchase an entire bin (new package never opened) of instant mashed potatos as a cost savings. Do you know how big those are? :frightened

Needless to say our daughter refuses to eat the stuff ever again.

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Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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