Halloween Guide 2017: Delicious, Allergy-Friendly Treats

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Published: October 5, 2017

There’s nothing like a fright on Halloween night, but no child should have to be afraid of what’s lurking in their chocolates, candies and other goodies. With less than a month to go, the countdown to Halloween is on. But have no fear, Allergic Living has put together the ultimate list of allergy-friendly treats sure to thrill every ghost and goblin in town.

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

Surf Sweets

Candy bowl feeling a little light? There’s still time to bulk it up with snack-size bags of Surf Sweets’ popular fruity bears. Made with organic fruit juice and packed with vitamin C, these sweets deliver the fresh tastes of cherry, grape, grapefruit, lemon, orange and strawberry.
Free of: Top 8 allergens plus sulfites and sesame
Available at Whole Foods, select Target stores and Surfsweets.com. (U.S. & Canada)

Enjoy Life Foods

We love this allergy-friendly brand for their craveable cookies and baking essentials. This year, they’ve got us covered for Halloween, as well. Enjoy Life Food’s new Halloween chocolate minis, which come in dark chocolate, ricemilk, ricemilk crunch or bags that mix all three. Bite-size bars are ideal for little tricksters – or grown-up ones sneaking something sweet!
Free of: Top 8 allergens plus sulfites and sesame
Available at Wegmans, and in Canada at Loblaws. Also via Enjoylifefoods.com

Mike and Ike

Always an allergy-friendly favorite, Mike and Ike doesn’t disappoint for Halloween. Free of top 8 allergens, the seasonal variety pack offers original, tropical and sour flavors of these chewy, satisfying candies.
Free of: Top 8 allergens
Available at major retailers such as CVS, Target and Walmart. (U.S. & Canada)

Vermont Nut Free

If nut allergies are your concern, turn to Vermont Nut Free for easy shopping that’s also worry-free. Peanut- and nut-free bags of colorful milk chocolate skippers or Halloween-shaped chocolates are perfect for busy little monsters.
Free of: Peanuts and tree nuts
Available at select Whole Foods, specialty stores and supermarkets and at Vermontnutfree.com. (U.S. & Canada)

YumEarth Organics

Already know and love YumEarth Organics’ fruity, Top 8-free gummies and lollipops? Then have we got a treat for you! Seasonal snack packs of gummy jack-o-lanterns and bats or organic candy corn are just the thing to keep goblins at bay.
Free of: Top 8 allergens (except candy corn contains egg and soy)
Available at CVS, Kroger, Plum Market, Whole Foods, Target and select specialty stores. (U.S. only)

No Whey! Foods

On the hunt for allergy-friendly chocolate that’s as delicious as it is safe? Then No Whey Foods has you covered. New this year, No Whey’s popular pea “not” cups are available individually wrapped, 10 to a pouch. Craving something a little spookier? Try milk-free chocolate Halloween characters like owls, ghosts and bats – oh my!
Free of: Top 8 allergens
Available at select specialty stores, Dylan’s Candy Bar locations, and in Canada at Sobeys. Also at Nowheychocolate.com. (U.S. & Canada)

Life Savers

Whether they prefer crunchy or soft sweets, you’ll have a treat for every tot with this assorted box of Life Savers’ most popular candies. Find jumbo gummies, colorful lollipops and hard candies in the brand’s iconic five flavors in this seasonal pack.
Free of: Top 8 allergens plus sulfites and sesame
Available at major retailers including Walmart and Walgreens, and in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart and Metro.

 

Dum Dum Pops

Live in a Trick or Treat hot spot? Dum Dum Pops’ 30-pound bulk boxes might be just what you need! With an amazing assortment of 16 flavors in each box, tub or bag, there’s something to satisfy every sweet tooth in town – fangs included.
Free of: Peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, dairy, eggs, fish and shellfish (may contain trace amounts of soy).
Available at major retailers including Walmart, Sam’s, Target, CVS and Walgreens, and in Canada at Loblaws.

SkinnyPop

Are you craving something savory to balance out the heaps of Halloween sugar? Opt for something delicious, light and crispy that’s always a hit with partiers, big or small. Available in 12-count treat bags, SkinnyPop’s original popcorn is a safe, healthy alternative when you’ve reached peak sugar.
Free of:
Top 8 allergens
Available at major retailers including Target and Walmart, and in Canada at Loblaws, Metro and Sobeys. Also via Skinnypop.com (U.S. & Canada)

Gimbals

Keep the gang of ghouls at your door happy with a choice of Gimbals’ most popular, Top 8-free treats. Choose from gourmet jelly beans, sour gourmet jelly beans, cherry lovers or licorice Scottie dogs and you’ll have enough sweets to appease even the most mischievous mob.
Free of: Top 8 allergens
Available at Gimbalscandy.com.  (U.S. & Canada)

 

Skittles and Starburst

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a rainbow of fruit flavors – and sticky fingers to go with them! Kids might be surprised to learn that these chewy favorites are safe treats, perfect for Halloween. The seasonal box combines original and sour fruit Skittles with original and FaveREDs (think juicy fruit punch, cherry, etc.) Starburst.
Free of: Top 8 allergens
Available at major retailers including Walmart and Target, and in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Snyder’s Snack Better

When little zombies and vampires want different things, that’s when the real terror begins. Keep every being calm with Snyder’s new Gluten-Free Snack Better assortment. With 16 treats per pack, including salted chips, pretzels and lime-flavored tortilla chips, the only thing you’ll have to fear is running out.
Free of: Top 8 allergens
Available at Target and at Snyderslanceonline.com (U.S. only)

Nerds

It’s no surprise these crunchy little candies have had a die-hard following for decades. Available in a range of flavors, they’re a tangy, cute and colorful treat that happens to be allergy-friendly and perfect for Halloween handouts.
Free of: Peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, dairy, soy, fish, shellfish (may contain egg).
Available at major retailers including Walgreens, Target and Walmart. (U.S. & Canada)

 

Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids

Don’t let Halloween be all doom and gloom and blood-curdling frights. Add a little cheeky fun with colorful Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids gummies. These safe treats are chewy, packed with fruity flavors and the cutest way to lighten a chilly Halloween mood.
Free of: Top 8 allergens
Available at major retailers such as Walmart, Target, Party City, and Loblaws and Metro in Canada. (Canadian mix includes top-8-free Fuzzy Peach and Swedish Berries candies.) Also at Candywarehouse.com. (U.S. & Canada)

 

Brothers All Naturals

Trust us, we’re not crazy! Sure, the kids expect candy, but let them try Brothers’ delectable freeze-dried fruit crisps and you won’t hear any complaints. Made of 100 percent real fruit, these crisps have no added sugar, preservatives or artificial coloring. In flavors like Asian pear and apple cinnamon, kids will be sneaking by for seconds – so you’d better stock up!
Free of: Top 8 allergens
Available at major retailers such as Walmart, Toys “R” Us, ShopRite and at Brothersallnatural.com (Halloween variety, U.S. Only)

 Kerr’s

This year, try trick-AND-treat by offering up a bowl full of spooky, bloodshot eyeball pops with great fright appeal! These allergy-friendly candies, in flavors like grape, orange and blue raspberry, taste a million times better than they look!
Free of: Peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, dairy, eggs, fish and shellfish (may contain trace amounts of soy).
Available in Canada only at major retailers including Valu-mart and Walmart.

See Also:
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