Halloween 2011 List: Allergy-Friendly Candies and Bars
Great Goblins! Head down to the nearest Halloween candy aisle or online candy retailer and you’ll see any increasing number of allergy-friendly or gluten-free treats. We’ve added some new favorites to our growing list this year. Trick or treat, everyone! – Allergic Living Staff
Organic Lollipops from YummyEarth are free of gluten, dairy, soy, peanuts and tree nuts; the unique flavors like Hot Chili and Soup Apple appeal to goblins of all ages. Visit YummyEarth (U.S.) or Yummy Earth (Canada).
Spooky Spiders from Surf Sweets are 90% organic with no artificial colors or sweeteners and will have the monsters howling. No top allergens. Check out their website for great allergy friendly Halloween recipe ideas. Mummy Gummys, anyone?
The Spider Web from Ange Gardien. Get back at scary Mrs. Spider by taking a nice big bite of chocolatey goodness. No nuts, peanuts, dairy or egg.
Happy Halloween Lollies (right) from Amanda’s Own Confections are so good it’s scary! The chocolate lollipops are dairy-, tree nut-, peanut-, egg- and gluten-free.
Vermont Nut Free has beautiful peanut- and nut-free chocolates to ease sweet cravings this Halloween. Three-inch by three-inch Crispy Jack O’Lanterns would be a perfect way to show that the Great Pumpkin has visited. Individual Witch (and Ghost and Scarecrow) Shapes are a considerable 1.2 oz. and always popular.
Not everyone has a sweet tooth. Just say “No” to the candy hangover and give out fun, no-eat treats!
Hasbro’s individual Play-Doh Pots in Halloween colors (photo, right) are sure to amuse. Do contain wheat. Find in U.S.: Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us, Amazon.com.
Non-food ideas at Costco: Disney-themed Playing Cards or 50 Puzzle Erasers. Note: contains very small parts; not suitable for young children. Package the erasers in Halloween themed bags.
See our new 2012 list for more of our favorite treats.
Remember to check the label, as a brand’s ingredients can change. Small portion treats may have different ingredients than the regular versions.