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 Post subject: safe cocoa powder?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:15 pm 
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I used to use Hershey's cocoa powder in the States but couldn't find it at my Safeway. Does anyone know where I can find it in Canada? I can find other Hershey's products there. I've read that Fry's isn't safe and that's all they have. Thanks!
Heather

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 Post subject: Re: safe cocoa powder?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:55 am 
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Fry's has two sizes that are made in different facilities. The larger (500g or ml) is not safe and has several may contain warnings on it as of about 2 or 3 years ago. The smaller (250g or ml) does not have any warnings the last time I checked, and is safe. The company says it will always label for may contains if there is a chance.

I have bought Hersheys in Canada also, though I can't remember where. It might have been at superstore (loblaws).

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 Post subject: Re: safe cocoa powder?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:00 am 
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Thanks! I'll check the smaller package of Fry's and will try to find a Loblaw's for the Hershey's.

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 Post subject: Re: safe cocoa powder?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:01 pm 
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I buy the superstore generic brand. Good for my allergies. I may be a possible option for you.
Sorry do not remember where I have seen the hershey brand.

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 Post subject: Re: safe cocoa powder?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:56 pm 
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We get Hershey's cocoa powder at Save on Foods. I may have seen it at Superstore as well.

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 Post subject: Re: safe cocoa powder?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:07 pm 
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Yes, come to think of it, I think I got hershey's at save on foods, not superstore.

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 Post subject: Re: safe cocoa powder?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:16 pm 
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the fry's smaller size is not safe.

I finally heard back from Hershey's and they say it is available in shoppers drugmart, pharmaplus, metro sobeys, loblaws. I have yet to find it. If you find it please let me know where.

I also check the kosher aisle as they said sometimes it is in that aisle instead of the regular aisle.


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 Post subject: Re: safe cocoa powder?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:17 pm 
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forgot to add that fry's smaller size use to be okay but when I checked in store it said it may contain wheat etc in it.


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 Post subject: Re: safe cocoa powder?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:20 pm 
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I just bought a small container of frys cocoa and it is safe.
I've been baking with it for years too.
Ingredients listed are: cocoa, sodium carbonate

there are no may contains listed on the small container.

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 Post subject: Re: safe cocoa powder?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:04 am 
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Thanks boys' mom. That was my understanding, too. I just wasn't sure if things had changed in the last month or two since I had last bought a small container.

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 Post subject: Re: safe cocoa powder?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:59 am 
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That is very strange as I have always used fry's cocoa and then I had the large size and it had the warning. So I went and brought the smaller size and when I got home read the packaging and it WAS NOT SAFE and it was imported from the UK like the larger size.


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 Post subject: Re: safe cocoa powder?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:13 am 
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That's strange. I wonder if it depends on what part of the country it is purchased in? I remember the large used to say 'may contain dairy', and then one day about 3-4 yrs ago, it suddenly said may contain for peanuts, egg, all sorts of stuff, and I was worried, so checked with the company and was told the small and large are made in different factories, and since no warning on the small, it's safe.

Unless. . . .is there an even bigger package than the 500g? Maybe you refer to the 500g as 'small' if there is a bigger size at say Costco or someplace?

When I'm referring to small, it's the 250g size. It says trademark of cadbury uk, imported by cadbury adams canada.

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 Post subject: Re: safe cocoa powder?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:42 am 
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Nope its the 250g size. Checked walmart today and the can says may contain wheat.

Also found out that Fry's has 3 suppliers of cocoa so depending upon where it is processed it may a warning or it may be safe. I hope I find a safe small size soon.


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 Post subject: Re: safe cocoa powder?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:55 pm 
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Hmm, good to know, although we eat wheat, but will check for that next time.

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 Post subject: Re: safe cocoa powder?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:05 am 
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Sent my husband to the grocery store this morning to buy a few ingredients for baking

He just called me to say that the Fry's cocoa now has a warning "May contain milk"

Must be a new batch because I just bought one there last week and there was no warning.
Great - the hunt begins (again) for an alternative.

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