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 Post subject: Easter Candy?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:49 pm 
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Have you found any safe candy this year? Please mention your allergens since we're all avoiding different things. :huggy

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 Post subject: Re: Easter Candy?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Peeps, Jelly Belly Easter corn, Jelly Belly sour bunnies, Skittles Easter pack and I found some jelly beans at Walmart as well. I can't remember the brand right now.

We are avoiding - milk, eggs and peanuts.

I don't know what I will do about a chocolate bunny now without Guardian Angel. I will have to go back to using my fondue set and molds again.

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 Post subject: Re: Easter Candy?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:53 am 
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I ordered Valentine's day chocolate, jelly beans and chocolate chips from Divvies.
I saw that they have their Easter chocolate collection available.

Has anyone ever ordered chocolate from Premium chocolatiers?

boys' mom
avoiding: milk, egg, tree nuts, peanuts


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 Post subject: Re: Easter Candy?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:15 pm 
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The jelly beans are Lifesavers brand. We had them last year and they were yummy.

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 Post subject: Re: Easter Candy?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:13 am 
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Vermont Nut Free is my favourite for holiday treats for sure!

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 Post subject: Re: Easter Candy?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:21 pm 
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Did you notice that the Peeps birds are safe for milk but not the bunnies? :scratchy
Must be a different facility.

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 Post subject: Re: Easter Candy?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:59 pm 
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Allergy policy of the makers of Peeps:

Do your candies contain any of the top 8 allergens? (Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, Soy, Wheat)
Because product formulations can change at any time, we encourage consumers to refer to our package labels for the most up-to-date ingredient and allergen information. We are required by law to declare major food allergens as defined by the FDA on our label. Additionally, for the safety of our consumers, it is our policy to voluntarily add advisory statements to our packages to alert consumers to any potential cross contamination risk. Therefore, if there is a risk of cross contamination with any of these major food allergens, we would include an allergen alert on our package. This information pertains to all Just Born candies that we make and package at our two manufacturing locations (Bethlehem, PA and Philadelphia, PA) and are in their original packaging. Please be aware that we do sell some of our products in bulk to other manufacturers who may be repackaging them in another facility. We encourage consumers to read the labels carefully for any potential allergen warning on products that might be packaged elsewhere. For further questions, please call our Consumer Relations Team toll free at 1-888-645-3453.

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 Post subject: Re: Easter Candy?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:53 pm 
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Thanks katec! I ♥ this forum and all of the posters.

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 Post subject: Re: Easter Candy?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:48 pm 
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I like Vermont Nut Free as well. Their milk chocolate with rice crispies - super yummy. Their regular chocolates are also free of artificial flavours and colours, something that a lot of drug store brands have, so I like that too although the 'skippers' (like smarties) and jelly beans do have artificial colour.

I usually get some Kinder Surprises for DD, labelled as peanut free, and Dare bunny gummies for DS who can't have milk and doesn't like dark chocolate.

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 Post subject: Re: Easter Candy?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:15 pm 
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I found some eggs filled with skittles and some pez that are safe for nuts, peanuts, dairy and egg.

I'm going to order some chocolate from divvies now.

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 Post subject: Re: Easter Candy?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:55 pm 
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I found some Laura Secord chocolate eggs that were labelled as peanut-free at London Drugs in Vancouver.

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 Post subject: Re: Easter Candy?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:56 am 
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Has anyone found any dairy and egg free chocolates to replace Ange Gardien? DD has finally decided that she likes chocolates - so I need to find a bunny for her. Has anyone tried Premium Chocolatiers?


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 Post subject: Re: Easter Candy?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:14 pm 
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We order them from Divvies, but only when we're on holiday in America. Otherwise, we tend to make our own fun chocolate shapes using moulds.

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other family members allergic to to dairy, egg, peanut, peach, banana, sesame, environmentals


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 Post subject: Re: Easter Candy?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:50 am 
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spacecanada wrote:
We order them from Divvies, but only when we're on holiday in America. Otherwise, we tend to make our own fun chocolate shapes using moulds.


Spacecanada, where do you find melting chocolate that is dairy and egg free? All the stuff I've seen have the warning of may contain on them. I'd so make chocolates - if I could find the right wafers to use...


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 Post subject: Re: Easter Candy?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:48 am 
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I melt and temper regular safe chocolate and use it for moulds, dipping cookies, etc. In all fairness, I'm no chocolatier and have no clue what I'm doing half the time, but all our projects turn out really well. The Libre Naturals chocolate works the best (and tastes great). Enjoy Life works okay too, but is more temperamental and sometimes gets that white residue.

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