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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:02 pm 
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How do you all feel about them? Me, I'm more at ease watching my cousin eat a Great Value brownie than a Kellogg's poptart. For some reason, they just terrify me. I guess it's silly, though, because for all the people that did react to Pop tarts, here's just as many, if not more, that didn't.

Do you think I should let him eat Pop Tarts when he comes over here? (Our family doesn't eat/buy them because they contain gelatin--some don't, but we prefer not to risk it). Everyone thinks I'm being a bit silly, but it really scares me to see him chowing down on one, even if we have his epipen and benadryl. :(


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:48 pm 
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Are you concerned about your cousin reacting? Or are you concerned about your house potentially becoming cross-contaminated? How old/messy is the cousin when he eats Pop-Tarts?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:42 am 
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Here are the ingredients from the Kellogg's website for the Strawberry pop tarts
http://www2.kelloggs.ca/Product/Product ... ngredients

Wheat flour, sugar/glucose-fructose, dextrose, vegetable shortening (contains palm oil), icing sugar, crackermeal, modified wheat starch, salt, dried strawberries, dried pears, dried apples, baking powder, citric acid, natural flavour, corn cereal, gelatin, modified corn starch, xanthan gum, soy lecithin, calcium phosphate, colour.

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Contains wheat and soy ingredients.

Based on this, I think they would be safe for the peanut/tree nut allergic.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:46 am 
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Dd has eaten them in the past. Some are safe for her but some contain dairy.

I think Salma was concerned about the gelatin.

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Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:12 pm 
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I didn't realize that they didn't contain dairy. Obviously more of a treat but it is nice to have different to go items.

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