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Dole Whip

I’m not sure I’m posting this question in the right area, so let me know if I’m doing this wrong. 

My  almost 2 year old daughter has food allergies/sensitivities to gluten, dairy, egg, sesame, peanut, tree nuts, banana. She recently passed her soy food challenge. I have read through the list of ingredients for the fruit dole whips, and they seem to be ok? (There is coconut I know, but I use lotion with coconut oil and she seems to tolerate it fine.)

Has anyone with similar allergies tried dole whip? Any issues? Anything I am missing? She usually has a slushie when her brothers get ice cream, but I have to say I’m not crazy about the dye in it. She needs to be able to have a treat too though. Thanks in advance. 

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  • K8sMom2002

    Hey, SaraM, and welcome! You may find more folks who are familiar with Dole Whip and its labeling practices on . But in the meantime, I'll try to help.

    Coconut is technically a drupe, and not a nut, although the FDA classifies it as a nut.

    Could you call the company and ask about their cleaning practices and the possibility of cross-contamination? 

    Here's a great resource on choosing safe foods on AAFA's Kids With Food Allergies website:

  • SarahM

    Thank you! I actually meant to post there but accidentally posted on this site. Good suggestions! Thanks so much!

  • K8sMom2002

    Hey, it's a great question, and other folks here may be wondering the same thing. So whatever you find out, I hope you'll share!

  • Brenda Silvia-Torma

    SarahM, Are there places outside of Disney World and Disney Land that sell Dole Whip? I heard that some TCBYs were considering it, but haven't found any close by that see it.  

  • SarahM

    Yes, Brenda, I am in Central New York and many ice cream stands have a rotating Dole Whip option! It is very popular here. I didn’t realize it might not be a nationwide thing. I wasn’t even aware it was in Disney lol.