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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 1:21 pm 
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That would be awesome!


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 11:06 pm 
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Joelle -- please let us know how the Mars people respond to your request. :)


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Just a word of caution -- despite the info. I was given by the Mars bar rep. that all milk chocolate mars bars are now peanut-free, when I was out today I took a look at a couple of labels and low-and- behold I saw some mini bars and regular sized bars that had a "may contain nuts" warning on them. I'm thinking this is due to old stock that's still out there...so they're not kidding when they say "read the label every time".


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 1:47 pm 
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Walmart has a "special purchase" in this week's flyer for a 70 pack of the snack size Mars bars for $8.36 "while quantities last".


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Just got this info with the Anaphylaxis Canada newsletter:

In response to consumer demand, Effem Inc. now offers "Mars Peanut-Free" which is produced in the company's peanut-free facility in Newmarket, Ontario. The company recently completed a two-year commitment to overhaul this manufacturing facility.

We encourage consumers to read the ingredient list and to contact Effem Inc. directly for more information about the product and their allergen management practices:

Consumer Response Tel: 1-888-709-6277
Email: 01.consumer.affairs@effem.com


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:06 pm 
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I was in Wal-Mart a few weeks ago and noticed that Mars bars are nut-free. I bought a big bag of the mini Mars bars and a couple of packages of the big ones too lol. My DS (almost 7 yrs old) who is allergic to peanuts loved them!

Right after we ate some of them I went on-line and emailed the makers of Mars bars and thanked them. I think it's important that they get positive feedback when companies make the changes we've been hoping for. Hopefully more companies will follow suit! :)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:09 pm 
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Put them in the fridge. They are even better when their really cold. (I haven't tried the freezer yet, but I'm planning to.)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:05 pm 
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Try it this way if you DARE :D

Deep Fried Mars Bars

1 Mars bar or Milky Way bar
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup cornflour
1 pinch baking soda
milk or beer
oil (for deep frying)


Chill the chocolate bar by keeping it in the fridge, but don't freeze it.
Mix the flours baking soda together.
Add milk (traditional) or beer (which gives a lighter result) until you get a batter with the consistency of thin cream.
Heat the oil until a small piece of bread will brown in a few seconds, but don't allow to smoke.
Remove wrapper from chilled chocolate bar.
Coat completely in batter.
Carefully lower into hot oil and fry until golden brown.
Serve, with ice cream or french fries, if you're so inclined.

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Ok, Folks, don't give me anymore suggestions on how to eat a Mars bar, I'm trying to LOSE WEIGHT!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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My mouth is watering....


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My son was SO excited to hear about the peanut free Mars Bars. He's 5 and has only ever had Smarties & Kit Kat bars. He loves the new Mars Bars commercials!

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I've only seen the one with the billboard poster with peanuts falling down, but I really like it. It's actually kind of inspiring!

As for Alan R's recipe... it sounds like something Elvis would have liked!! (Maybe I should make it the snack of choice for Epi-Man. Hmmm... ;) )

K.

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Just saw a new Mars commercial - two teenaged kids sit down on the floor beside a vending machine. The one kid opens a bag and starts cracking open peanuts. The vending machine, which we now see is a Mars vending machine, begins to pull away from where the boy is sitting. The jerks become larger, eventually pulling the plug out of the wall and smashing into the wall on the other side of the room. Very cute. I'm glad they used teenaged kids at school - I don't think there is enough awareness in high schools.


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ethansmom wrote:
The other chocoate bar that they make in this facility is the 3 Muskateers bar. They cannot claim it to be peanut-free because they don't do the testing on this particular bar, however, made on the same peanut-free and nut-free premises and made with some of the same raw materials as the Mars Bar.

Just looked at the labelling on a 4 pack of 3 Muskateers bars this eve. while grocery shopping and it had a "may contain peanuts" warning. Totally contradicts what I was told. Just thought I'd give the heads-up.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:35 pm 
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Ethansmom, having heard a presentation on the great lengths taken to make that facility peanut-free, I really doubt that a "may contain" bar is made in that facility.

Unless it's completely cordoned off in another section...The precautions they've taken are strenuous, and impressive. Just thought I'd say in case you or anyone was concerned.

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