Halloween List: Allergy-Friendly Candies and Treats
Head down to the nearest Halloween candy aisle or online candy retailer and you’ll see loads of packages displaying the peanut-free symbol. And you’ll find many other top allergens out of the Halloween pile as well: literally dozens of food companies are now offering allergy-friendly or gluten-free treats, making life ghoulishly simple and safer for all.
We’ve added some new favorites to our growing list this year. Trick or treat! – 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: small parts; not suitable for young children.
Among Our Faves
Always read labels to make sure ingredients haven’t changed.
Amanda’s Own – See above, plus Happy Halloween Bag.
Free of: tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, gluten, dairy, sesame – click here
Ange Gardien Foods – Awesome chocolate bars and candies, with Halloween special treats.
Free of: tree nuts, peanuts, dairy and eggs – click here
Divvies – Delicious gourmet chocolate ghosts, bats and gorgeous Halloween jellybeans.
Free of: tree nuts, peanuts, eggs and dairy – click here
Gimbal’s Fine Candies – delicious gourmet jelly beans.
Free of: the top 8 allergens and no high-fructose corn syrup – click here
Hershey’s Twizzlers – A variety of great licorice products.
Free of: peanuts, tree nuts – click here
Indie Candy – The naturally gourmet sweets makers have a ghoulishly tasty product line. Ghost and bat lollipops and more.
Free of: Dairy, nuts, peanuts. No artificial colors or preservatives – click here
Nestlé Fav*Rites (Canada only) – Smarties, Kit Kat, Aero, Coffee Crisp and Kit Kat (snack sizes), peanut-free facility..
Free of: peanuts and tree nuts – click here
Pure Fun – Halloween lollipops, 6 flavors.
Free of: gluten and all top allergens – click here
Smarties (in U.S.; known as Rockets in Canada) – These melt-in-your-mouth candies are a Halloween tradition.
Free of: gluten, tree nuts, peanuts, eggs and dairy – click here
Next: Yet more safe candies!