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Post Icon Posted: Sep 23rd, 2007 at 09:48 pm

Three of my worst reactions have been after eating at Sonic. Two reactions were after eating the fries - both of these were anaphylactic. The other was about three bites into a M&M Breeze (won't ever, ever do that again).

Does anyone know what oil Sonic uses to fry? All of my reactions involving GI, Nervous, & Circulatory systems thus far have been due to peanuts. Since these systems were involved in the reaction I had after eating the fries, I would think they use peanut products. However, I cannot find anything on the website to prove or disprove this theory.

I have placed a call for more information, but who knows when I will get a call back...
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Post Icon Posted: Sep 24th, 2007 at 06:57 am

I was at a Sonic in North Carolina over the summer. My kids thought it would be cool to order something and have them come out on their roller skates to bring it to your car. I searched the menu and thought it was OK. Until I read the very last line at the bottom of the menu. I can't remember verbatim but it said something about all their products are not safe for consumers with allergies to (it listed a few) and I remember peanut.

I didn't even trust the drinks. What a disappointment for my kids.
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Post Icon Posted: Sep 24th, 2007 at 08:49 am

From what I've read, Sonic uses peanut oil for their fries. So that would probably be why you've been reacting. Smiley

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Post Icon Posted: Sep 24th, 2007 at 08:00 pm

I knew about the peanut cross-contamination in the ice cream & shakes, but I never thought about peanut oil in their fries until after the reactions. I have not, of course, eaten the fries since the second reaction - which was what finally pushed me to go to the doctor & tell him about my symptoms. However, I wanted to find out what they fry in, so I could make sure that I did not have another allergy, and so I can warn other PA individuals as well if they do use peanut oil.

Unfortunately, since I had been having positive experiences at Dairy Queen, which also has the same potential for cross-contamination, I thought I would try a Blast Smiley Since that experience, I have tightened my comfort zone with mixed ice creams, and refuse to eat them at Sonic or Dairy Queen. The only place I will now eat a mixed ice cream is at McDonald's because I know the local ones do not have the issue with cross-contamination.

Still waiting for a call from Sonic for further verification - 1 day & counting.

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Post Icon Posted: Sep 24th, 2007 at 09:04 pm

I do eat food at Sonic, but I never have the desserts. As far as I know they do not cook in peanut oil - the ones I've eaten at definitely do not. However, I am sure their food is loaded with soy. Also, plain M&M's are very contaminated with peanut - when I was a kid peanut was even listed as an ingredient in the plain M&M's.

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Post Icon Posted: Sep 25th, 2007 at 05:50 pm

Just received the call from Sonic - they use soybean oil, not peanut to fry. The representative also told me that none of the items they fry contain peanut, so there would not be cross-contamination while frying.

He did mention (as we all know) that they do use peanut for their ice creams & shakes.
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Post Icon Posted: Sep 27th, 2007 at 04:53 pm

if Sonic is anything like Dairy Queen(and I worked there in highschool/college)...there are peanuts ALL over those stores. So it was probably a peanut product IN the oil itself, is my guess!

When we were bored, we'd even experiment tossing things in the fryers(pickles, candy, even icecream)....so you never know.
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Post Icon Posted: Sep 27th, 2007 at 06:34 pm

Sep 27th, 2007 at 04:53 pm, [deleted] wrote:
if Sonic is anything like Dairy Queen(and I worked there in highschool/college)...there are peanuts ALL over those stores. So it was probably a peanut product IN the oil itself, is my guess!

When we were bored, we'd even experiment tossing things in the fryers(pickles, candy, even icecream)....so you never know.


After I spoke with the representative, I wondered about that!! I actually thought, "What if someone decided to fry some peanuts for a snack (do people actually do that?) or for fun?" Then I thought, "Even if they did, no one is ever going to admit that they did..." - so I dismissed it.

Maybe they did, it would make me feel better to think so (better than being ana to soy) - but until I can be tested - I'll be careful with soy too.

Thanks for the info!! Smiley

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Post Icon Posted: Sep 27th, 2007 at 08:23 pm

my 6yr old had an anaphylaxic reaction to McDonald's french fries(he had only eaten the fries when it started)....what we think happened, a sesame seed ended up in either the oil, or the fry basket itself...we'll never know for sure.
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