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Kinnerton chocolate -nut safe. I'm after the dark cooking and dairy versions. Any ideas where I can get these?

(13 Posts)
mumat39 Mon 02-Sep-13 15:49:43

I've tried in sainsburys and waitrose as they're the nearest ones to me but can't find any. As had a look on ocado, who used to stock it but they don't seem to.

I'm also wondering if the chocolate in M&s is still made by kinnerton.

I'm after the nut safe dark one for cooking, and the nut safe milk version which is the only one my dc eat.

I have in the past got the mini bars from amazon and ebay, but received boxes with short use by dates.

Or are there any 'nut free' chocolates that are easy to get hold of, and don't cost a small fortune.

Many thanks

Nimisha

MoobsLikeJabba Mon 02-Sep-13 18:39:10

The last time I looked, the lollies in m&s were exactly the same shape and in the same wrappers as the Kinnerton ones but had the 'not suitable for nut allergies' warning on. That was a tricky one to explain to ds hmm

Rosesarebeautiful Mon 02-Sep-13 21:12:41

I think if you look online you can find the Cadbury nut free chocolate - I think Twirls and Chocolate buttons are ok. Please check first

I've bought Dark Kinnerton in Sainsburys, Tescos and ASDA. Didn't know you could get milk Kinnerton

mumat39 Mon 02-Sep-13 22:54:00

I buy the milk ones for my dc, as they come in small bar sizes with hello kitty/Spider-Man character wrappers.

I have seen the single milk chocolate lollies in waitrose, but I was after the dark stuff for cooking.

Have you seen them in sainsburys recently? I may need to go to one of their bigger stores which are a it of a drive away.

Thanks for your help.

londonmum123 Tue 03-Sep-13 08:46:48

Hi there,

I saw the dark kinnerton in Sainsburys near me recently (freefrom section).

Have you thought about using plamil chocolate for baking? I buy their 1kg catering packs (they often have 10% off for new customers). It works out cheaper than buying bars of kinnerton and melts very easily (I use it for cake pops etc and melt into silicone animal moulds as an alternative to expensive Zebra animal shaped chocolates).

It is dairy free (I know that's not a concern for you) but as it's dark (and used in cooking) it doesn't affect the taste

freefrommum Wed 04-Sep-13 16:00:30

The dark cooking version is also available in the Morrisons freefrom section. Not seen the milk version sadly.

mumat39 Thu 05-Sep-13 16:38:55

Thank you both. I managed to get old of some in a larger sainsburys, so stocked up.

We don't have a morrisons near here, but it's good to know they sock them too.

Thanks so much. thanks

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Thu 05-Sep-13 22:08:55

Dd had a reaction to chocolate buttons once, so they must have had a trace. We avoid Cadburys.

MiaowTheCat Fri 06-Sep-13 16:58:51

I couldn't find it in Sainsburys but could in Tesco

mumat39 Fri 06-Sep-13 17:35:33

Lumpy, hello.

According to my DD's allergy nurse, quite a few cadburys chocolates are made in a nut free factory in Poland. I remember checking the packs of twirl and buttons and others and being surprised see the only allergen mentioned was milk.

Cadburys use rapeseed lecithin, one of the E numbers, so haven't tried it yet with my DD as she is allergic to rapeseed. She is also allergic to soya, but manages soya lecithin fine.

I don't know much about how E numbers affect allergy labelling.

mumat39 Fri 06-Sep-13 17:37:03

Also bourneville cocoa powder only has a milk warning. I am convinced that not so long ago, it wasn't suitable for nut allergies, but my DD manages fine if I use this in baking.

LumpySpacePrincessOhMyGlob Mon 09-Sep-13 10:30:17

Cheers Mumat, I'll look into that. These we some buttons she was given at school so they may not have been Cadburys.

We have just discovered the fabulous baking boys who bake in a nut free factory, yeh.

Primrose123 Mon 09-Sep-13 10:40:23

This is interesting. Neither of my DDs have allergies, but when they were little we used to find that certain types of chocolate made them very hyper. They got so bad that we used to avoid certain brands. The funny thing was that they were fine with Cadbury's, but Kinnerton used to make them go crazy.

Sorry, that was no help to you, but I thought it was interesting that what was ok for us is not for you, and vice versa. smile

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