Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Not As I Do

Milk-Allergic Child: May I try a piece of your gum?

Her Parents: Sure. Here you go.

Milk-Allergic Child: [Makes face.] This gum makes my mouth feel funny.

Her Parents: Ha! Ha ha! That is because it is peppermint flavored.

Or, you know, it could be because of this:

Always, ALWAYS read the label. (Katherine spit out the gum and was fine. Thank goodness.)


  1. Oh no! Glad she's okay.

    Why are there milk ingredients in gum?

  2. Lori D--I have no idea. Because it's whitening gum, maybe?

  3. Oh my goodness. Who would have thought? I see no reason to put milk in gum. Duh.

  4. Yikes! Good to know. Also, it happens to the best of us. It's hard to not slip up reading labels once in a while.

  5. I did the same thing! ugh. Stupid Trident. :)

  6. Oh my! Thanks for the heads-up.

  7. Scary! Glad she's ok.

    Even though they put it on a label, you still have to wonder why it's in there. And also how they're allowed to be as vague as "a milk derived ingredient." WHAT ingredient? We aren't allowed to know?! We're eating it, we should know what we're putting in our body!

  8. I have seen that. My sister chews it and thankfully I checked the ingredients - Kayla loves gum. I'm so glad Katherine was OK. Scary stuff!!!

  9. Oh, man. I did the exact same thing last year. I always check every label, but let my daughter take the gum ahead of time, because why would there be milk product in gum? Silly me.

    I'm glad Katherine was okay.

  10. Oh wow! Glad she's ok.

    I've read that something in milk is used to make glues, so maybe it's used in gum to "hold it together" or make it gooey? Ever since I read that about glues, I've been very leery of bandaids and stickers. Maybe I'm going overboard on that though... ???

    Anyway, again, I'm so glad everyone is ok!