Spangler Candy Product and Ingredients FAQs
Spangler Candy upholds the highest standards of quality for our confectionery products. See the most common questions regarding specific products and ingredients.
The manufacturing facility and all products are periodically tested to ensure safe operations and product results, including ingredient analysis, allergen testing, hazardous materials inspections including lead content, and quality audits.
Patrick L. Hurley - Director of Technical Services
DaWanda VanBuskirk - QA & Lab Supervisor
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- Are Spangler products kosher?
- Are Spangler products allergen-free?
- Are Spangler products gluten-free?
- Which flavors of Dum Dums do not contain red coloring?
- Which flavors of Dum Dums do not contain yellow 5 coloring?
- Do Spangler products contain melamine or phthalates?
- What is the shelf life of Spangler products?
- What type of gelatin do you use in Circus Peanuts?
- What kind of sugar do you use in your products?
- Are Spangler re-bagged items still allergen-free?
A: Most Spangler products which include Dum Dums (see note below on Dum Dums Chewy Pops), Saf-T-Pops, Spangler Candy Canes, Jelly Belly Canes, Dum Dums Candy Canes, and Smarties Candy Canes, are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union (OU symbol). View the PDF file of our OU certification. The OU symbol is being added to our packaging and may not be included on all packaging at this time.
Dum Dums Chewy Pops made in the USA are kosher. Dum Dums Chewy Pops made in Brazil are not kosher. Please check the back panel of the item you are purchasing for the country of origin. Circus Peanuts are not kosher. Circus Peanuts are manufactured in separate kitchens and packaged on dedicated lines. Dum Dums with Jelly Bean Centers are not kosher.
A: Dum Dums, Saf-T-Pops, Swirl Saf-T-Pops, and Candy Canes are free of the top common allergens (see note below regarding Dum Dums Gum Pops and Dum Dums Chewy Pops).
The ingredients, as well as the processing aids (such as release lubricants), do not contain any peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, fish, shellfish, wheat, or gluten. These products are processed on dedicated lines.
Dum Dums Gum Pops and Dum Dums Chewy Pops made in the USA are free of peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, fish, shellfish, wheat, or gluten. These items made in the USA will have a paper stick.
Dum Dums Gum Pops and Dum Dums Chewy Pops made in Brazil are manufactured in a facility where peanuts and milk are used in the manufacturing of other products. Dum Dums Gum Pops and Chewy Pops made in Brazil will have a plastic stick. Please check the back panel of the item you are purchasing for country of origin.
Dum Dums Chewy Pops are a small or larger filled pops (chocolatey chewy filling, sour chewy filling, and/or gum filling). These filled pops are not mixed with our Dum Dums Original Pops.
A: Dum Dums, Saf-T-Pops, Swirl Saf-T-Pops, Candy Canes, and Dum Dums Chewy Pops do not contain the gluten protein found in wheat, barley, rye, or oats.
We have contacted our suppliers on the ingredients we use, including sugar, corn syrup, citric, malic, lactic acid, ascorbic acid, artificial flavors & colors, starch, release agents, and processing aids. These products do not contain the gluten protein that causes a problem for people with Celiac Sprue.
A: Current flavors that do not contain red coloring: Blu Raspberry (blue), Sour Apple (green), Cream Soda (no color), Cotton Candy (light blue), and Blueberry (blue).
A: Current flavors that do not contain yellow 5 coloring: Grape (purple), Strawberry (red), Watermelon (red), Cherry (red), Blu Raspberry (blue), Bubble Gum (light red), Cotton Candy (light blue), Cream Soda (no color), Blueberry (blue), and Fruit Punch (red).
A: Spangler Candy products do not contain melamine or phthalates. Further, all of Spangler Candy's ingredients are purchased from factories located in the U.S. and under the control of the FDA. Spangler Candy does not purchase any ingredients from China. View the PDF file of our certification regarding melamine.
A: Spangler Candy Canes, Saf-T-Pops and Dum Dums have a shelf life of 36 months. Dum Dums Chewy Pops have a shelf life of 30 months while Circus Peanuts last for 18 months. These dates are designated by the Best Buy or Julian Date on the package.
A: Our Marshmallow Circus Peanuts contain a pork gelatin. They are, however, made on their own, separate candy line.
A: We use either beet or cane sugar in the manufacturing process.
A: In today’s candy market it is a regular practice for retailers to have their own private label bag. In most of these situations, we do not pack these items ourselves but the retailer or a customer of ours purchases and repackages our items. The allergen free claim may be different as these companies often package other items containing peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, wheat gluten, eggs, fish, shellfish, or soy in their facilities. Trace elements of these allergens could come into contact with our items.
To be confident that you are getting an allergen-free Spangler candy item, check the back of the bag for the allergen statement. Spangler Candy bags manufactured and packaged in our facility will have the following identifiers:
(1) Graphics of bag as shown on the Spangler Candy company website at www.spanglercandy.com.
(2) Current Spangler allergen statement: "This product does not contain peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, wheat, or gluten. It has been manufactured on dedicated equipment."
(4) Address line on the back of the bag: Manufactured by Spangler Candy Company, Bryan, Ohio, 43506 USA.
(5) UPC code begins with “0 30800”. This is the code for our manufacturing facility.
Families with allergic children take great care to determine the origin of the food their children consume to protect against an allergic reaction. Families should ask the origin of any candy or food product that is in an open container to ensure what their children consume is free of allergens.
If you have any questions, please contact our Quality Assurance department through email at email@example.com or toll-free 888-636-4221.