Saco Foods\' Dolci Frutta dip

Posted on: Thu, 03/01/2007 - 9:49am
ceross's picture
Joined: 01/27/2004 - 09:00

Has anyone used this product? It's a microwaveable chocolate dip that you can dip strawberries into. DD's day care class is having a tea party tomorrow and will be having this. Her teachers left the package for us this evening so that we could read the ingredients. There are no nut or egg ingredients listed and there are no "may contains" or "processed in" warnings on the package. I'm a little wary as I have never used anything by this company before (they also make a buttermilk powder). I know Baker's makes a similar product that I recall is safe; I might just send that instead. I've already sent two dozen Divvies oatmeal raisin cookies in for tomorrow's party.


Posted on: Thu, 03/01/2007 - 11:11am
charlottesmom's picture
Joined: 06/28/2005 - 09:00

We have used both the chocolate and white chocolate versions with no problems.
They are both yummy.
Make sure the fruit is dry before dipping into the chocolate or it will not stick on to the fruit well.
Hope this helps.

Posted on: Thu, 03/01/2007 - 4:22pm
carpediem's picture
Joined: 01/08/2007 - 09:00

My mom checked into this a few years ago for my son and it was safe (the chocolate). But that was awhile ago (2004). I would check again.

Posted on: Thu, 03/01/2007 - 11:02pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We've used the choc version w/o problem for PA DD.

Posted on: Fri, 03/02/2007 - 1:10am
ceross's picture
Joined: 01/27/2004 - 09:00

Thanks everyone for you help. I appreciate it. I did buy the Baker's just to be safe but will probably let her have the Dolci Frutta so that she can be just like her classmates.

Posted on: Fri, 03/02/2007 - 2:49am
happycat's picture
Joined: 08/31/2004 - 09:00

I bought this product to use for strawberries on Valentines day. I'm living in Canada, but the product I bought was manufactured in the US. It had a statement saying that no peanuts or treenuts were present in the product.
I don't normally use stuff like this (usually use whatever chocolate i have in hand), but I bought it because they were willing to state peanut/nut free. It works really well too - the chocolate stays nice and hard after dipping even at room temp. I'd definitely use it again.

Posted on: Fri, 03/02/2007 - 4:12am
carpediem's picture
Joined: 01/08/2007 - 09:00

Yummy. OK, now I am craving chocolate- dipped strawberries! What a nice idea for a special occassion for someone. The kids can help make it too.

Posted on: Sat, 03/03/2007 - 3:09pm
ceross's picture
Joined: 01/27/2004 - 09:00

Well, DD's class made the strawberries before the party and her teachers used the Baker's I sent in. It was nice. They made up two plates of strawberries and set them aside for DD and I. It was so nice that they took the extra effort, especially in a class of 20 students.

Posted on: Mon, 03/05/2007 - 7:30am
Yonit's picture
Joined: 06/24/2002 - 09:00

Thank you for your email and for your interest in Saco products. We
always enjoy hearing from our customers.
Food allergies are a concern to our customers and to our company.
Our packaging plant operates two separate lines, in two separate rooms. One
line is designated exclusively for peanut/nut free products. The Saco
products run on the "peanut/nut free" line are Dolci frutta, Cultured
Buttermilk, Mix n Drink and Premium Baking Cocoa. The Chocolate Chunks,
however are packaged on the line that is also used for nut containing
We have been advised, that due to the fact the our plant does house
peanut-containing products, despite the above regarding the fact that they
are kept separate, that we legally cannot state the products are nut allergy
safe. Future packaging will not contain the allergy safe labeling. We
apologize for any confusion with the Dolci Nuts sticker, it is simply meant
to give the consumer additional ideas of what can be dipped in the Dolci
frutta. In no way is it meant to imply that nuts are used in the making or
packaging of the product.
We appreciate your taking the time to contact us. The final decision
about whether you can use the products for your family is, of course, yours
to make. Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.
Ann Smith
SACO Foods, Inc.
6120 University Ave
Middleton WI 53562

Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 12:28am
tidina's picture
Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

i read that email fast but it was confusing. will the dip now have a nut warning or no?

Posted on: Tue, 03/06/2007 - 1:48am
ceross's picture
Joined: 01/27/2004 - 09:00

Thank you for posting the email. I'm glad now that I purchased the Baker's and that her teachers used that. I'm not sure I would have felt comfortable with the potential risks.


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