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 Post subject: Easter candy
PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:38 pm 
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Does anyone know of any Canadian candy makers who make dairy-free and egg-free chocolate bunnies or such? I can find lots of American companies but no Canadian.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:00 am 
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I've never found any. :(

We make chocolates at home. We find safe candies and trinkets and stuff plastic Easter eggs. Our daughter likes to stuff the eggs and leave them out for the Easter bunny to hide.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:26 pm 
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I found dairy, egg and nut free jelly beans recently. They are Mike and Ike's label made by Just Born - the same makers of the marshmallow chicks - I forget their names now. Anyways, the jelly beans taste really great. I found them at Walmart in their candy aisle.

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I heard at a meeting last night that Dare often puts a "may contain..." caution on their jelly beans or gummy candies "just in case they're run on machines that also produce dairy, egg containing product. The mom told us the she regularily calls prior to buying and they haven't produced the dairy egg product in years! I've always by-passed any products with a may contain label like this...hmm.

I'm off to Walmart with my cell phone to inquire.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:41 pm 
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Gimbals Gourmet jelly beans are now being carried in Rexal PharmaPlus stores for the Easter season. I just bought some today (although she'll probably hate the flavours!)
http://www.gimbalscandy.com/allergen/

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:51 pm 
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The Mike and Ike's "jelly beans" are not labelled jelly beans but they taste and look like them. Very yummy. Here is the link for the company:
http://www.justborn.com/our-brands

Under the Get to Know Us link they have a clear response about allergens.The company also makes Peeps which were a big hit with my daughter last year.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:53 pm 
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Guardian Angel is just introducing some bunnies (df and ef) this year.

We've giving them a writeup in the forthcoming magazine. Very cute.

http://www.guardianangelfoods.com/eng/home.htm

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:58 pm 
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Wow!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:13 pm 
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I just picked up a chocolate mold for an Easter bunny at Artisic Cake Design in Ottawa! http://www.artisticcakedesign.ca/
It's about 8-9" tall and I think if I make a solid Easter Bunny it will be almost 1lb. (just like I had when I was a kid!)

I'm so excited... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Easter candy
PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:58 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Easter candy
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:17 pm 
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Gimbal's Gourmet Jelly Beans (41 flavours) are now being sold at Rexall drug stores!
-peanut free, tree nut free, soy free, dairy free, egg free, gluten free, trans fat free and gelatin free.
:happydance

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 Post subject: Re: Easter candy
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:59 pm 
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The Guardian Angel chocolate bunnies are amazing! My son was SOOOOO excited last year. I used to make my own, but they never looked "real", you know? Just ordered my bunny online :)


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 Post subject: Re: Easter candy
PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:59 pm 
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Thank you for this. I will order some guardian bunnies right away. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Easter candy
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:51 am 
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I used plastic eggs and filled each with a different treat such as stickers,
hair clips, small toys and some safe candies. We usually hosted a friend party which included decorating eggs. The plastic ones again are more durable than real eggs and more allergy friendly. Paste,water and small squares of bright tissue paper of pretty napkins make a lovely decoration.
We also had hunts confined to one large room of the house. Each child got one of each colour of egg (six).Each colour contained a different treat so everyone ended up with the same safe treats and the same amounts.


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 Post subject: Re: Easter candy
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:41 am 
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That's a great idea! :thanksign

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