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Moongirl

Cadbury Mini Eggs =(

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In our daily struggles with this disease, a "may or may not" answer is just not good enough for me. I can give up Cadberry Mini Eggs, but it's the principle here! This product either is gluten free or it is not, period! :angry:

I want the respect of an answer!

(thanks moongirl and patti for your contribution here :D , but I'm on a ramp!) :o


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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That is pretty much what I was getting, so pretty much what they are saying is the products not on their gluten-free list, they dont know if its gluten-free or not, if it has the natural flavorings....

what gets me is if they can't say if it is or not how can they choose what list to put it on?


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what gets me is if they can't say if it is or not how can they choose what list to put it on?

i might be giving up on hersheys for a while till they get their story straight! :angry:


Dx & gluten-free since 12/09/05

Positive blood and endo test

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i might be giving up on hersheys for a while till they get their story straight! :angry:

well I have had better chocolate...the only Hershey's chocolate I eat is the mini eggs......plus they just raised the prices and are involved in a court case for price gouging....


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Isn't it entirely TERRIFYING to think that these companies are putting "ingredients" in the foods we eat, and they have NO IDEA WHAT IS IN THEM??????????


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Bean - 8

Ian - 3

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Isn't it entirely TERRIFYING to think that these companies are putting "ingredients" in the foods we eat, and they have NO IDEA WHAT IS IN THEM??????????

Very terrifying!


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Isn't it entirely TERRIFYING to think that these companies are putting "ingredients" in the foods we eat, and they have NO IDEA WHAT IS IN THEM??????????

Absolutely!!!! They should be held accountable.

Not buying Hershey products won't effect them unless you let them know why.


Lisa

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Absolutely!!!! They should be held accountable.

Not buying Hershey products won't effect them unless you let them know why.

Oh I already told them why, and i gave her the whole breakdown of celiacs, cause she had no idea....and I told her that people with celiac disease can not take that risk, and you know what her answer was,....."OH OK" Real big help she was!


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Boston, MA

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Supervisor Call:

All allergens are disclosed as required by law.

Natural Flavor is outsourced and that information is "proprietary and not given" and are not required to full disclosure (other than the eight allergens)

"All Hershey products that contain "Natural Flavors" are considered not gluten free, is that correct"? YES

SHAME ON HERSHEY!!!!!

(Amanda, one finger for me!!)


Lisa

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"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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SHAME ON HERSHEY!!!!!

(Amanda, one finger for me!!)

Can do!

A lot of people in this town are angry with Hershey, next to the Medical Center where I work, the chocolate factory was the next biggest employer. With their idea to move operations out of America to other countries a lot of jobs were cut here and in other Hershey factories in the US....and since the move the chocolate has not been as good...I have heard many complaints.

So now that they are not helping the celiac community I will find chocolate elsewhere.

I have to admit, Wegmans makes their own high class chocolate and did confirm gluten free status on the milk chocolate bar I liked. It was a little more pricer than a Hershey's bar but it also tasted sooo much better!


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Supervisor Call:

All allergens are disclosed as required by law.

Natural Flavor is outsourced and that information is "proprietary and not given" and are not required to full disclosure (other than the eight allergens)

SO, basically they are saying that they have absolutely no idea what types of ingredients they are putting in their candy. Wow. Uh... yea... I don't think I'll be eating Hershey's anymore, EVER!


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I'm confused, the eggs are labeled as being free of gluten, but one of the ingredients in them cannot be verified as gluten-free by the company, but the label does not reflect this?

So does this mean we can't trust the labeling, not just with Hersheys, but other companies that possibly use outsourced ingredients they cannot verify as gluten-free?

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I'm confused, the eggs are labeled as being free of gluten, but one of the ingredients in them cannot be verified as gluten-free by the company, but the label does not reflect this?

So does this mean we can't trust the labeling, not just with Hersheys, but other companies that possibly use outsourced ingredients they cannot verify as gluten-free?

Julie,

The Cad Mini Eggs are not labled "gluten free", but they will not verify their "Natural Flavors" as gluten free. So they may or may not have an ingredient as barley, malt or rye, therefore they will not verify that the product is gluten free.....or all of Hershey's Products.


Lisa

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"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Hersheys has a long track record of being consistently inconsistent in their responses when people call their customer care line. Here is a post from another celiac board from 2006. It is the same crappy CYA, the same runaround. I used to be a big fan of Hersheys, but I am not so sure anymore. I definitely won't eat any of their products that contain natural flavors.


-Colleen

Dx 8/05 via bloodwork and biopsy (total villous atrophy)

13-year old son Dx 11/05 via bloodwork and biopsy

Daughters (16 and 5) have tested negative via bloodwork

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Hersheys has a long track record of being consistently inconsistent in their responses when people call their customer care line. Here is a post from another celiac board from 2006. It is the same crappy CYA, the same runaround. I used to be a big fan of Hersheys, but I am not so sure anymore. I definitely won't eat any of their products that contain natural flavors.

WOW, two years later....the same run-a-round. A progressive company, I think. <_<:angry::angry:


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

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soooo are they SAFE? are they wheat/gluten free?


- gluten free since August 2007

- endoscopy came back negative for celiac in December 2007

- bloodwork confirms egg allergy

- allergy testing confirms only banana, apple, melon, egg and environmental allergies

i get hives anywhere on my waist down and less bloating/constipation when i do not eat wheat.

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I don't think it's any great loss--I've always thought Hershey's chocolate had a sour-milk aftertaste, anyway.

(HERSHEY'S--I hope you are reading this!!! Chocolate that doesn't taste as good as the competitor's, AND you can't even bother to learn what the ingredients are?? Double shame on you! :ph34r: )

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Supervisor Call:

All allergens are disclosed as required by law.

Natural Flavor is outsourced and that information is "proprietary and not given" and are not required to full disclosure (other than the eight allergens)

"All Hershey products that contain "Natural Flavors" are considered not gluten free, is that correct"? YES

SHAME ON HERSHEY!!!!!

(Amanda, one finger for me!!)

WHAT??!! :o I went on a company calling spree before Halloween. Many of the companies that I called, INCLUDING HERSHEY'S, told me that they disclose all gluten in their ingredients. I thought that as long as there was no gluten in the ingredient statement, we were fine. <_< I'm calling them today!


Jenny

Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.

Household mostly gluten free since 3/07

Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic

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So it seems like the mini Cadbury eggs are not gluten free. Are the regular sized Cadbury eggs safe? Or safe as far as we know?

As Hershey has stated - "ANY PRODUCT THAT LISTS NATURAL FLAVOR IS NOT GLUTEN FREE". The company itself will not quarantee the gluten free status of their products.


Lisa

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"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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It does, however, tell you that one egg is 32% fat!!!


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