Easter 2016: Allergy-Friendly and Gluten-Free Candies

in Food Allergy
Published: March 11, 2016

Better hop to it! With Easter coming early this year, it’s time time to stock up on allergy-friendly chocolate bunnies, candy eggs and sugary chicks. Kids will stop at nothing searching for these tempting treats on Easter morning.

Note: Always read labels to make sure ingredients haven’t changed.

Available in the United States and Canada

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates

For those who believe Easter equals chocolate, Vermont Nut Free offers an abundance of goodies safe for people with allergies to tree nuts and peanuts. From buttercream bunnies snuggled in boxes of 12, to individual eggs filled with marshmallow or chocolate cream, Vermont Nut Free has something to satisfy every craving.

Free of: peanuts, tree nuts, sesame

Gigantic Sour Jelly Beans BagGimbals

Nestled into a holiday basket, these delicious, top 8 allergen-free jelly beans look like perfectly crafted little Easter eggs. In holiday-appropriate pastel colors, the Gigantic Easter Sour Gourmet jelly beans are as cute to look at as they are addictive to eat.

Free of: All Top 8 allergens and gluten.


Amanda’s Own

yhst-45194215975216_2271_6831971It wouldn’t be Easter without a menagerie of foil-wrapped chocolate animals displayed around the house. For Passover (it begins at sundown April 22), gold chocolate coins make perfect party favors. Whatever the occasion, Amanda’s Own has a huge assortment of safe, seasonal chocolates sure to impress young and old.

Free of: All Top 8 allergens and gluten.


Surf Sweets

SpringMix_JellyBeans_SurfSweetsWith sunny flavors including lemonade, pineapple and tropical punch, Surf Sweets’ Organic Spring Mix jelly beans capture the joy of the spring season. Made with organic fruit juice, each serving also delivers your daily dose of vitamin C. We’d call that a win-win!

Free of:
All Top 8 allergens and gluten.


Premium Chocolatiersimage

If it’s chocolate lollipops, vegan cream “Veggs” or “peanot” bunnies you’re after, we know just the place to look. With all of this and more on offer, Premium Chocolatiers is the place to shop before your holiday party. New this year, an egg-carton filled with a dozen chocolaty hollow eggs ready for hiding.

Free of: tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten-free, kosher


TruJoy SweetsBunnyLollipopsPackage_Trujoy

Made with natural lemon, strawberry and watermelon flavors, these organic lollipops deliver festive fun in a bunny-shaped package. Each kosher lollipop is produced on dedicated nut-free and gluten-free equipment.

Free of: tree nuts, peanuts, gluten-free



Brownie2_Divvies (1)Whether you sneak dessert first or wait until after the Easter feast, Divvies’ Brownies are sure to satisfy. “Made to Share,” these moist, decadent squares are easy to serve and supremely chocolaty. And most importantly, they’re baked in the company’s dedicated peanut-, tree nut-, egg- and dairy-free bakery.

Free of: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, dairy


PASCHA ChocolateLucumaChocolate-Pascha

This year, leave the gold chocolate coins for the kids and instead reach for Pascha chocolate. Made with 55% to 85% cacao, these decadent dark chocolate bars deliver pure, worry-free indulgence. Each bar, in flavors ranging from Arabica coffee to lucuma, is free of the top 8 allergens.

Free of: All Top 8 allergens and gluten.


Dubble Bubble EggsEggs_DubbleBubble

Dubble Bubble’s egg-shaped bubble gum makes a fun alternative to the holiday’s more predictable sweets. Packed in a tiny milk carton, the gum is fruit-flavored, brightly colored and free of tree nuts, peanuts and gluten.

Free of: peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten-free. May contain soy.


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