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 Post subject: Valentine Candy
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:50 pm 
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I found a box of DumDum's for Valentines Day with a pf symbol on it. 28 in the box for $1. My son doesn't give out valentines any more...so I bought them for me. :happydance They were at a dollar store. (Noy The Dollar Store, if you know what I mean.)

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 Post subject: Re: Valentine Candy
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:56 pm 
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I am so craving chocolate these days!!! :freak

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 Post subject: Re: Valentine Candy
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:56 pm 
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I found some cute Valentine sugar cookies that are hand frosted at Costco, Nut free. They are about the size of a loonie so DS will bring those to the Valentine's party at school.

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 Post subject: Re: Valentine Candy
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:06 am 
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Just a heads up to everyone to be sure always on all products to check the ingredients on the back of the package. I saw some cookies at Costco with a peanut free logo on the front but the ing. label still warned that they contained tree nuts. Technically the package is labeled correctly but there is the potential for disaster there as not everyone is aware peanuts/tree nuts are not the same thing and would stop looking at the package after seeing the peanut free logo.

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Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
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 Post subject: Re: Valentine Candy
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:18 am 
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My FI actually works for Costco, so I will shed some light for you guys. Basically, he went and talked with the baking and deli staff about what he could have/not have and they have to put warning labels on EVERYTHING regardless of whether or not there could of even been any cross-contaminating involved. They are an American company and very paranoid of lawsuits, even here in Canada. So you best bet would be to double to check with your bakeries/delis as every store is a little different with how they handle things.

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 Post subject: Re: Valentine Candy
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:09 pm 
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Last year Allergic Living had an article about this in our February Newsletter.
http://allergicliving.com/newsreport/2010-02.html

I found that Shoppers Drug Mart had a huge selection of allergy aware candies.

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