Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Melting Pot (of anaphylaxis)

Just in case you were thinking of going to The Melting Pot with your peanut allergic child (or friend or spouse or whatever) because it seemed safe enough.

Don't.

Guess what's an ingredient in the Original Chocolate Fondue (in my opinion the whole reason to go to a fondue place)?

Do I really need to tell you?

Check it out for yourself.

8 comments:

live for fondue said...

the original chocolate fondue, as you call it is actually ONE of 13 chocolate fondues the melting pot serves. in fact, the menu item you are refeerring to, is called
"the original", which is milk chocolate fondue and crunchy peanut butter added to it. you did not read the menu correctly or seek out additional inofrmation.
all of the melting pot chocolate fondues, either milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate are 100% nut free! try reading the menu before updating your blog. you may be deprying your child of something amazing and hurting the livelyhood of fondue people.

Gab said...

Actually if YOU knew anything about food allergies you would know that the fact that any peanut fondue is served makes the restaurant off limits because they use the same pots for all their fondues. So that amazing experience, could indeed KILL that child.

Anonymous said...

Live for fondue...

Get a clue! you clearly do not deal with a food allergy or just ignorant. Melting Pot is off limits unless you can prove to me that only 1 bowl and 1 bowl only is used for the peanuts

Anonymous said...

I'm shocked that someone so ignorant would post a comment on a blog titled Peanut Free Mama...

I also would like to state that those of us living peanut free can STILL enjoy fondue, just not at that particular restaurant!

Thank you SO much for your blog! I personally have learned a TON about living peanut free for my daughter's saftey from reading your posts!

Pez said...

"Hurting the livelyhood of fondue people"? Give me a break, Live for Fondue. I am sure the number of families not going to your restaurant is not going to make or break you.

Pez said...

In my previous comment I meant the number of families with nut/peanut allergies.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Who knew that Fondue was such a hot button issue? And who would think that peanut butter was added to chocolate fondue? Not me that's for sure. We can't do those types of places anyway because of the cheese and the bread they use (for everything - and I'm sure there are no "wheat free fork" Live for Fondue so don't even go there).

I have to say that I've been to a Fondue place one time (without children) and it really was yummy! If we could ever get milk back, I may buy a fondue pot and do it at home (without bread). The kids would love it.

Elaine said...

I was not that impressed when we went to the Melting Pot. We went without our Allergy Boy, before we knew he was an Allergy Boy... Thank you for the update, you are so helpful to a mom like me. Thank you for all you do....

And I am appalled at the first commentor, we are dealing with children's lives here, that was just rude.