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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:16 pm 

Joined: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:40 pm
Posts: 2034
Location: ottawa
2012 can never come soon enough for clear working on ingredients. I was reading Easter chocolate today and although DS has outgrown egg but I thought I'd post this for those of you avoiding egg.

Vadeboncoeur did list egg but what cracked me up is that in the ingredients it listed "dried egg albumen" but the cautinary statement said 'this product may have come in contact with egg. " :scratchy Um, doesn't it actually HAVE egg in it??? So at least it had a warning and the word EGG was actually in the ingredients between dried and albumen.

What DIDN"T have good labeling was the peanut free chocolate by Jean Talon. The ingredients actually listed dried , liquid or frozen albumen. That was it, NO egg warning whatsoever on the package. What grandparent would ever know that albumen was in fact egg!

So read the labels extra carefully. I found that almost all of the peanut free chocolate which had icing eyes etc. all listed gelatin as it must be used in the icing. :| The other thing that was odd was that the foil bunnies by Comet (regal) we bought last year for our daughter this year have a peanut/tree nut warning. Don't know if they changed products in the plant or if the warning should have been there last year????

DD 12 yrs -no allergies
4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish

PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:20 am 

Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:53 am
Posts: 207
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Found the same problem with the Vadeboncoeur last year. Contained Albumin but said "may" contain egg . . . crazy. Called them and they didn't seem to really understand . . . .it could have been a language barrier issue as the gal on the phone was clearly more comfortable with french. Clear labelling will be very much welcomed by many.

I also noticed that many formerly safe treats weren't this year, like Cadbury Mini Eggs - every package I read had warnings on them. Sometimes they had them on the small packages, but the larger sized were usually OK. Not this year, that I could find.

Thank goodness for good old Dare. Jelly beans, marshmallows & Jelly Bunnies are on the menu again:)
Never did find any foil eggs . . oh well, I'd probably eat them all anyway :wink:

adult son allergic to peanuts, most tree nuts, eggs and penicillin.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:16 am 

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:37 am
Posts: 1526
Location: Alberta
Don't forget that if they come in different sizes, the ingredients may be different. I don't know about now but years ago, oh henry bars (reg. size) are a treat for us, but the easter egg shaped ones had egg in them......also little (halloween size) laffy taffy -fine, while the regular larger size, one little bite = epi-pen and trip to hospital....I think that the laffy taffy took a long time to digest and it caused more problems later....bottom line -- READ THE LABEL EVERYTIME!
mharasym, you said,
Never did find any foil eggs . . oh well, I'd probably eat them all anyway

I hear ya. :lol:

Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy

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