Friday, February 26, 2010

Peanut Allergy and Jelly Bellys

Here's some good news from the makers of Jelly Bellys. (via a KFA tweet).
"None of the other flavors of Jelly Belly beans contain peanuts as an ingredient. We no longer process peanuts in our manufacturing plants."
Woo hoo!!!

If they don't process peanuts in their plants anymore, a tour might be in order, no?

6 comments:

Liz said...

Yay this is really exciting! We buy some now from peanut free planet online and they are good, but they are expensive and just don't compare to jelly bellys. My baby loves beans so I'm excited he'll be able to experience the really good ones. Thanks for keeping us updated!

Gab said...

Liz - isn't it great?!? I'm just gonna keep checking those packages until I find the new ones without the warning - I haven't seen any yet but I'm sure it won't be long. Hopefully in time for Easter :)

DharmaMike said...

We've relied on Gimbal's for allergen-free, many-flavored jelly beans. I think they're just as good and we've found them at Walgreen's drug store in our area.

http://www.gimbalscandy.com/

Gab said...

I'm going to have to look for those Gimbals jelly beans - I've seen a few folks online talk about them!

I think the reason I'm so happy is that a major candy company has made a change like this - it's pretty big!

Thanita Glancey said...

I saw that tweet so I called the company. Sure enough they have dedicated machine. One note though, they still have some old inventory to go through so don't just pick up the bag and go, read the label because some are from the old batch and not the new, nut-free batch. FYI I posted this and more info on my conversation w/the Jelly Belly rep on my blog:

http://vickysickies.blogspot.com/2010/02/belly-important-news-about-jelly-belly.html

Thanita

Jane Anne said...

This is such great news! I saw you post when you wrote it but I just now took the time to read it. I haven't looked at Jelly Bellys in a long time because I knew them as unsafe. You bet I'm going to be checking them out now. Thanks for passing this on.