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Brachs Candy Corn Still A No-No?


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#1 gflooser

 
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 12:10 PM

I heard that brachs candy corn is safe? The last I knew, this wasn't true. Has something changed? What is a safe candy corn?
I NEED IT!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 12:33 PM

http://glutenfreeisl...ree-candy-chat/
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 05:23 AM

http://glutenfreeislife.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/gluten-free-candy-chat/



That info is from a year ago, so it may be wise to double-check just in case.
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 06:08 AM

That info is from a year ago, so it may be wise to double-check just in case.


Here is the current contact information:

http://www.farleysan...ts/FunFacts.asp
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#5 gflooser

 
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:18 PM

Here is the current contact information:

http://www.farleysan...ts/FunFacts.asp



so basically that was a brush off right??? i don't think there are any safe candy corn?????????
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:31 PM

Jelly Belly Candy Corn is gluten-free, and according to their phone rep it's not made on shared lines with gluten

http://candy.jellybe...ndy corn&asug=c

There is a store locater on the home page ;)
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 12:51 PM

so basically that was a brush off right??? i don't think there are any safe candy corn?????????


A brush off no. Just thought you might want to make a simple phone call and verify for yourself. It took 30 seconds to do it myself. Brachs Candy Corn are indeed free of any gluten ingredients. Have a whole bag full. :D
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 03:54 AM

ok, so Brachs IS safe?
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:14 AM

Not a brushoff and actually better than Brach replies in the past. Even before when they wouldn't really comment at all, it was quite obvious that their candy corn was gluten-free, but I refused to eat it on principle. I would eat it now as long as the ingredients didn't show any obvious wheat or malt.

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 06:31 PM

All Zachary's candies are gluten free:
http://www.zacharyco...nfo-allergy.htm
Their candy corn is good, but not as good as Brach's.
I had not eaten Brachs in the past because there was info that even though the ingredients are gluten-free the company wasn't really good about stating if candies were made on shared lines. I"ll have to fill out the form and get info.
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Posted 27 September 2010 - 03:37 PM

thanks for all the info guys!!!!
chemistmama, i will be definatley looking into zachary brands!
richard, you would eat them even if they say they are made in the same factory as wheat is handled??? that makes me a little nervous. i should call and see if the lines are cleaned in between batches!
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Posted 29 September 2010 - 11:08 AM

thanks for all the info guys!!!!
chemistmama, i will be definatley looking into zachary brands!
richard, you would eat them even if they say they are made in the same factory as wheat is handled??? that makes me a little nervous. i should call and see if the lines are cleaned in between batches!


I emailed Brachs (owned by Farley and Sather), part of their response is below. It looks like now they're stating whether their candies are prepared on shared lines. The two bags of Brachs candy corn and autumn mix I found at Wal-Mart both had statements that the product was made or handled on shared lines with wheat. I think it's a personal choice, some people would eat it and some (like me) would not. I"m going to stick with Zachary's this season, even though I do miss the taste of Brachs candy corn!

"Current labeling for product manufactured and/or packaged on lines with other products containing any of the “Big 8” will contain an allergen statement. Allergens listed explicitly in the ingredients may not be listed dually in the allergen statement.

Farley's & Sathers Candy Company maintains several manufacturing and packaging facilities. While some of these facilities are nut free or free from all of the "Big 8" allergens, others are not. In addition, processes may change from time to time. Please consult the package label or contact us for additional allergen information on the product you purchased. Please refer to the packaging, as the packaging contains the most current ingredient and allergen statements. Packaging is updated anytime a change is made to the production location of any item.

Due to constant changes in manufacturing and packaging, Farley's & Sathers is not able to offer a list of allergen affected items."
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Posted 04 October 2010 - 05:51 AM

ok, so i just found their number online and called it. i asked about their cleaning process and it sounds pretty good. in between batches they take apart the machine and clean it, sanitize asnd dry all the pieces before putting it back together. so this pretty much is like a bunch of other companies out there who do the same thing.
think i might try......
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Posted 21 October 2010 - 06:29 AM

Jelly Belly candy corn is gluten free! Just called the manufacturer.

I heard that brachs candy corn is safe? The last I knew, this wasn't true. Has something changed? What is a safe candy corn?
I NEED IT!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 02:05 PM

I wish they'd just use dedicated lines. I was always a huge fan of the Brach's mellowcreme pumpkins that come out each year. I'm tempted to just try them and see what happens.

Anyone else eat them without a problem?
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