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Halloween candy for kids with food allergies (2008)

***Please see the new Halloween Candy List – Gluten-Free Allergen-Free – 2009!

Ghosts and goblins? They’re not scary compared to the feeling of having your allergic child collect potentially dangerous candy on Halloween. Last year I worked through my anxiety by writing an article titled How to have an allergy-free Halloween where I shared 4 approaches for making Halloween a safe night. I included ideas like offering stickers and toys instead of candy as part of trick or treat — and if you can trick your kid into wanting something other than candy, then witch hats off to you!

This year I am writing only about candy, candy, CANDY! Let’s face it — all the mainstream candy is crap, but other kids are eating it and our kids want it too. So for one night a year, why not just let them go for it? Just make sure it is SAFE.

Here is a list of the most common Halloween candies available to make it easier for parents, teachers, neighbors, relatives and friends of children with celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and food allergies. Each candy shows if it contains wheat/gluten, dairy, soy, egg, nuts, or peanuts (6 of the top 8 allergens — fish and shellfish are not present in any of the candies on this list.) But please, as always, double check ingredients and also check with the child’s parents before giving them any candy or allowing them to eat anything!

In a hurry? Check out the Gluten-Free and Allergen-Free Candy Quick List!

WONKA
Company allergen statement

JELLY BELLY
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CE DE CANDY

TOOTSIE
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MARS
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SPANGLER CANDY
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HERSHEY
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WRIGLEY
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AIRHEADS

FARLEY’S AND SATHER’S
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On packages it states “manufactured on equipment that also manufactures products containing traces of milk, egg, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts and/or soy protein.”

JUST BORN
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FERRARA PAN
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Looking for an alternative to the candy found in most stores? Try these brands for allergen-free chocolates and candies:

ENJOY LIFE (www.enjoylifefoods.com)
Company allergen statement

DIVVIES (www.divvies.com)
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AMANDA’S OWN CONFECTIONS (www.amandasown.com)
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VERMONT NUT FREE CHOCOLATES (www.vermontnutfree.com)
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CHOCOLATE DECADENCE (www.chocolatedecadence.com)

YUMMY EARTH (www.yummyearth.com)
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