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Safe Candy & Bunny List for Easter 2011

AL’s Erin Stevenson and Susan Clemens scoured local stores and the Internet to see what’s on offer for those avoiding some of the top allergens for Easter 2011. What they’ve found is simply lip-smacking.

On the Hunt

There’s no hiding Vadeboncoeur’s mouthwatering peanut- and nut-free caramel bunnies and milk chocolate Easter treats. Select stores in Canada, $4.36-$5.49. Hollow chocolates also available. U.S. customers can purchase at

Bunny Delight

The kids will be hopping with joy over Divvies’ peanut-, tree nut-, milk-, egg-, and gluten-free gourmet chocolate bunny. $8.50 US/4 oz. Also available: Easter-colored jelly beans. Order online.

Cute, To Boot

Guardian Angel Foods has adorable chocolate eggs and bunnies free of peanut, tree nut, dairy and egg. Bunnies: $9.99/200 g or $12.99/300 g. Chocolate eggs: $5.99/100 g. Select stores in Ontario and Quebec order online.
Big Haul

Baskets of chocalate-y goodness from Vermont Nut Free are sure to impress. Filled with bunnies, eggs and more. Large: $59.99 US; Small: $42 US. Ships to U.S. and Canada. Order online.

Candy Crazy

Gimbal’s Gourmet Jelly Beans are free from peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, soy, and gluten. Look for at Rexall/PharmaPlus, $6.99/500 g. Or order online.

Basket Filler

Need something to pile into a basket or stuff in a plastic egg? Look no further than Dare’s Rabbit Ju Jubes and Marshmallow Eggs, made in a peanut- and tree nut-free facility. Around $2.00 per bag (200-500 g) at Canadian retailers. Order online at

Also look for:

  • Florida’s Natural Easter eggs filled with fruit treats. Labelled gluten-free, also free from peanuts, tree nuts, milk and egg.
  • Jean Talon hollow chocolates. Labeled peanut-free.
  • Allan’s Hoppy Hunt Ju Jube Bunnies. Peanut and nut free.
  • Mr. Mallow Easter Bunny Long Legs. Gluten-free

*Note: Allergic Living cannot guarantee ingredients in the above products. Always remember to read labels and call the manufacturer if you’re uncertain if an ingredient is present.

Recipe: Lucy Waverman’s allergy-safe chocolate Easter eggs from More magazine.



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