2015 Allergy-Friendly and Gluten-Free Easter Candy List
The hunt for last-minute Easter candy is getting easier for families with allergies or celiac disease. Hop on over to a supermarket or online store to fill your basket with an array of allergy-friendly chocolates and sweets, the perfect safe treat for your busy bunny.
AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
Gimbal’s Fine Candies
For a fruity pucker, Gimbal’s Sour Gourmet Jelly Beans add some tang to the sweetness of Easter goodies. Available in single packs these treats are perfect for baskets. Free of the Top 8 allergens, they are also gluten-free and gelatin-free, plus contain no high-fructose corn syrup or trans fats. Available at grocers throughout the U.S. and in Canada at select Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and London Drugs stores. Buy online at www.gimbalscandy.com.
Vermont Nut Free Chocolates
For the kid with the ultimate sweet tooth, Vermont Nut Free Chocolates’ Marshmallow Bunny is a great gift to nibble away at. Made in a dedicated nut- and peanut-free facility. Does contain dairy, egg, soy and gluten. Shipping is in U.S. and Canada. Visit www.vermontnutfree.com
Benny and Bonnie the Milkless Bunnies will be hits with boys and girls this Easter. Both Benny and Bonnie are free of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs and gluten. They do contain soy. For a list of stores throughout the U.S. and Canada or to order online, visit www.premiumchocolatiers.com.
Welcome spring with open arms by serving up Spring Mix Jelly Beans from Surf Sweets. These Easter-colored treats will add to the decor and satisfy candy cravings with bursts of flavor including tropical punch, lemonade, and pineapple. Organic and packed with vitamin C, these beans are both allergen- and guilt-free. They are also free of the Top 8 allergens and gluten. Visit www.surfsweets.com for a list of stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, or to order online.
What’s better than solid chocolate? A solid chocolate bunny that’s peanut-, tree nut-, milk-, egg-, and gluten-free! Available at Whole Foods locations in the U.S. and Canada. For more stores or to purchase online visit www.divvies.com.
Be allergy-safe and planet-friendly this Easter or Passover by giving kids YumEarth Organic Strawberry Pops. The organic lollipops are rich in flavor, certified Kof-K kosher parve, and also free from peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, dairy and gluten. For a list of retail stores see www.yummyearth.com
Celebrate the season with Amanda’s Own Chocolate Chai Coins. Each bag contains 18 wrapped allergy-friendly chocolate coins each depicting the chai symbol, the Hebrew word for life. These chocolate treats aren’t only Kosher, but they’re also peanut-, tree nut-, dairy-, egg- and gluten-free! Be sure to check out Amandasown.com for more allergy-friendly and gluten-free Passover treats.
Even the most veggie-despising kid will be unable to resist the delicious Carrot Lollipops from Indie Candy. Orange and lime flavoring prove that carrots aren’t just for Easter rabbits. Free of the Top 8 allergens and gluten. Available in select grocers in the U.S. and Canada. For more details or to order online, visit www.indiecandy.com.