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January 13th, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Do you think there should be a ban on PB Cheerios?

Peanut Butter Cheerios Should Be Banned to Protect Peanut Allergic Kids | The Stir
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January 13th, 2012, 09:28 PM
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No, I don't think they should be banned. They are a company that is allowed to make their legal products, and they are. I don't know why there would even be a reason for them to be banned.
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January 13th, 2012, 09:35 PM
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I agree with Alicia.

But I do think they should be made to look different from other types of cheerios. (they look like the multigrain ones yes? I saw them tonight at Walmart and made fun of them because I think they'd be gross). They should somehow make them a different color than all the rest. Which would be a decent trigger to any parent that they are NOT regular cheerios.

I feel that way about a lot of products. If it's orange flavored, don't make it green in color. If it's cherry, don't make it yellow. Make it as easy as possible for people to identify what they're eating.
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January 13th, 2012, 11:05 PM
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I think some people will find anything to fuss about.
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January 14th, 2012, 06:25 AM
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Ok maybe I'm missing something and realize the others are nuts and not peanuts, but what about honey nut and banana nut cheerios? Why no uproar about them, I'm sure there are kids allergic to normal nuts as well as peanuts.

Is it too much to ask people to be vigilant and read the labels?
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January 14th, 2012, 06:45 AM
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January 14th, 2012, 07:34 AM
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Ok maybe I'm missing something and realize the others are nuts and not peanuts, but what about honey nut and banana nut cheerios? Why no uproar about them, I'm sure there are kids allergic to normal nuts as well as peanuts.

Is it too much to ask people to be vigilant and read the labels?
for me the problem is.. they look too much like the multigrain cheerios. Honestly, I'm very allergy consious (because my ex and his brother had penaut allergies) but I would NEVER think to ask someone at a play group "oh, are those the new peanut butter ones?"

Here are a few pictures. The multi-grain is not a stock photo, it's from a foodie blog so it has a different lighting. It looks like they added a slight peanut glaze to the multigrain cheerios... they look more alike than regular vs honey nut, or honey vs banana.

This is multi-grain:


This is Dulce de Leche:


This is peanut butter:


I'm going to have to go buy a box to look at the cereal inside now. Thankfully I eat a lot of cheerios in my house... mostly the multigrain ones, but I'll take the risk with PB, I bet they're as gross as the cinnamon ones were.
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Why does it matter if the actual cheerios look alike if it will say "Peanut Butter" right there on the box? And if your child has allergies to foods, just make sure you have your own snacks so you know they aren't getting something that could hurt them.

And since people want to ban Peanut Butter Cheerios, why not ban Peanut Butter Crunch, Reeses' Puffs, and any other peanut flavored cereal?

This comes down to personal responsibility and reading labels and actually knowing what you are buying and feeding your kids and yourself.

EDIT: I did read in the article they were more worried about other people have them or stray cheerios laying around and the kid eating one, not knowing what it is. I can see making them LOOK different so if that does happen, the kid knows "I can't eat this!". But teaching allergy kids about what to eat and what not to eat is paramount. Fail safe, have your own snacks, don't accept anything from others.
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January 14th, 2012, 09:06 AM
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for me the problem is.. they look too much like the multigrain cheerios. Honestly, I'm very allergy consious (because my ex and his brother had penaut allergies) but I would NEVER think to ask someone at a play group "oh, are those the new peanut butter ones?"

Here are a few pictures. The multi-grain is not a stock photo, it's from a foodie blog so it has a different lighting. It looks like they added a slight peanut glaze to the multigrain cheerios... they look more alike than regular vs honey nut, or honey vs banana.

This is multi-grain:


This is Dulce de Leche:


This is peanut butter:


I'm going to have to go buy a box to look at the cereal inside now. Thankfully I eat a lot of cheerios in my house... mostly the multigrain ones, but I'll take the risk with PB, I bet they're as gross as the cinnamon ones were.
Are dulce de leche the same as peanut butter? Just asking because its the same pic as the pb.
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I am so sick and tired of peanut allergies. People act like there is NO OTHER ALLERGY IN THE WORLD! Peanut allergies precede any other deathly allergy that someone may have and screw them... Let's just look out for peanut allergy people and talk about banning a probably delicious cereal. I'm going to buy 3 boxes next time I go to the grocery store.
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January 14th, 2012, 09:39 AM
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Her reasoning [that HoneyNut cheerios and etc shouldn't be banned] is that tree nut allergies are less common than peanut allergies. I guess she has the luxury to say that because she doesn't have a kid who's allergic to treenuts.

No to the ban.
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January 14th, 2012, 09:42 AM
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Are dulce de leche the same as peanut butter? Just asking because its the same pic as the pb.
I may have pasted the same link twice. Ill double check when I get back on mycomputer (on my e-reader Atm) they look dang near identical in the stock photo but a reg photo the Dulce de leche looks like frosted multigrain.


I did, this is the dulce de leche:



I updated it in the other post as well
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OK a ban is just dumb, for lack of a better word. If there is an allergy, read the darn label and don't buy the freaking product. It's not that complicated.
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January 14th, 2012, 10:50 AM
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I agree that a ban is dumb. I don't think the PB cheerios look like the multigrain ones. Even if they do, they are labled as peanut butter.
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January 14th, 2012, 12:59 PM
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January 14th, 2012, 01:31 PM
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I completely agree that it's personal responsibility. If your kid has a peanut allergy, you have to constantly be vigilant about what you buy, what you feed your kids, what people are handing your kid, etc. Open your mouth and ask if it's PB cheerios.
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January 14th, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Let's ban flowers too. Oh and plants. How about we all just wear those plastic couch covers?

Seriously, if your kid is allergic to peanuts, you need to make sure your kid and every adult left in care of your child is fully aware of your child's allergy.

If you are worried that your child will confuse PB cheerios (which are yummy, btw), for other cheerios, don't purchase any kind of cheerios at all. Also, once again let others know that your child cannot eat any cheerios no matter the kind.

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I am so sick and tired of peanut allergies. People act like there is NO OTHER ALLERGY IN THE WORLD! Peanut allergies precede any other deathly allergy that someone may have and screw them... Let's just look out for peanut allergy people and talk about banning a probably delicious cereal. I'm going to buy 3 boxes next time I go to the grocery store.
They are yummy! The PB is just the right amount. Not overpowering. I think I'll have some in a little while. Just finishing up my Skinny Vanilla Latte.
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January 14th, 2012, 06:38 PM
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They are yummy! The PB is just the right amount. Not overpowering. I think I'll have some in a little while. Just finishing up my Skinny Vanilla Latte.
MmMmm maybe I'll buy 4 boxes, lol. I love peanut butter and eat a spoonful almost everyday for a snack or whenever I feel hungry in between meals.
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January 14th, 2012, 08:26 PM
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The box is clearly labeled, so a ban isn't necessary. HOWEVER, I'm also a parent who does NOT allow my son to share food. IF someone asks "Is it okay if your child has this?" I usually say no anyway unless it's a friend and I know that there is no peanuts in something. My son cannot have ANY nuts so he also doesn't have "Honey Nut Cheerios, Honey Bunches of Oats w/ Almonds, etc" In fact, we have to watch everything he eats because nuts could "accidentally " get into the food if they are processed in the same plant.

It sucks my boy can't have any kind of nuts, but it is not reasonable for anyone to just ban peanut products to everyone else. We just won't buy it. Plain and simple.


*ETA: The reason peanut allergies are highly talked about is simply because peanut allergies are the most COMMON food allergy. I do know a girl in my training class who is allergic to fish to the point if she smells it, she needs Epi, but her case is not the "norm". Peanut allergies are so common, many schools have peanut-free schools. There's obviously some reason we don't know about as to why.
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While I can sympathize with parents of children with food allergies, I find it obnoxious to expect those of us who don't have allergies to completely change our eating habits to accommodate them.

So no I don't think they should ban peanut butter cheerios
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