Gluten-Free Halloween Candy Quick List 2015

Posted on October 9th, 2015 by Alison | Read 5 Comments - Add Your Own »

Hershey's KissThis Gluten-Free Halloween Candy Quick List 2015 includes candies that do not contain wheat or gluten as an ingredient, but in some cases there is a possibility of cross-contamination, so I have included the allergen statement if it mentions wheat or gluten.

For the complete listing of allergens and company statements see the Halloween Candy Ingredient Guide 2015 for Gluten & Food Allergies.
For a quick list of candies that are free of the top allergens, see the Allergen-Free Halloween Candy Quick List 2015.
For a list of natural and organic candies, see the Natural & Organic Halloween Candy List 2015.
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Note: Please, as always, double check ingredients. This list is meant as a guide only.

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AIRHEADS

  • Airheads Bars, Mini-Bars, Big Bars
    • Package statement: “Manufactured in a facility that processes wheat flour” “Made in a facility that does not process nuts.”
  • Airheads Bites

ALBERT’S

  • Halloween Iced Pops (orange with iced pumpkin, purple with iced witch)

ANGIE’S BOOMCHICKAPOP

  • Kettle Corn – Sweet & Salty

ANNABELLE’S

  • Big Hunk
    • Package statement: “made in a facility that uses milk, egg, tree nuts, wheat and peanuts”

BEE International

  • Zombee Candy Corn (in a tall tube with plastic pumpkin lid)

CE DE CANDY (Smarties)

  • Smarties, Giant Smarties, Mega Smarties, Theater Box Smarties, Candy Money, Love Hearts, Smarties in a Pouch, Tropical Smarties, X-TREME Sour Smarties, Easter Smarties, Smarties Parties, Smarties Double Lollies, Smarties Mega Lollies, Smarties Mega Tropical Lollies, Smarties Pops, Giant Smarties Pops, Smarties Creme

CONCORD CONFECTIONS

  • Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum

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Allergen-Free Halloween Candy Quick List 2015

Posted on October 9th, 2015 by Alison | Read 3 Comments - Add Your Own »

Swedish FishThis is a quick list of allergen-free Halloween candy for 2015. This list includes candies that do not contain gluten or the top 8 allergens (wheat, milk, soy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish or shellfish) as an ingredient. I have listed coconut separately since I don’t consider it a tree nut (nor do most allergy organizations), but I recognize that there are coconut allergies. I also listed sesame if stated on the label (sesame is becoming a more common allergen). If there is an allergen warning on the package, I included it.

For the complete listing of allergens and company statements see the Halloween Candy Ingredient Guide 2015 for Gluten & Food Allergies.

For a quick list of candies that are gluten-free, see the Gluten-Free Halloween Candy Quick List 2015.
For a list of natural and organic candies, see the Natural & Organic Halloween Candy List 2015.

Note: Please, as always, double check ingredients. This list is meant as a guide only.

NOTE for bloggers/organizations/media: Please do not reprint this list without my permission. Linking to it, however, is just fine and dandy! Printing is encouraged for personal use or for schools, etc. I appreciate your consideration of my work.

AIRHEADS

  • Airheads Bites
    • Ingredients contain: coconut oil

ALBERT’S

  • Halloween Iced Pops (orange with iced pumpkin, purple with iced witch)

ANGIE’S BOOMCHICKAPOP

  • Kettle Corn – Sweet & Salty

CE DE CANDY (Smarties) (located in New Jersey 908-964-0660)

  • Smarties, Giant Smarties, Mega Smarties, Theater Box Smarties, Candy Money, Love Hearts, Smarties in a Pouch, Tropical Smarties, X-TREME Sour Smarties, Easter Smarties, Smarties Parties, Smarties Double Lollies, Smarties Mega Lollies, Smarties Mega Tropical Lollies, Smarties Pops, Giant Smarties Pops, Smarties Creme

CONCORD CONFECTIONS

  • Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum
  • Package statement: “may contain milk and soy”

FERRARA CANDY COMPANY

  • Black Forest Mini Gummy Bears, Black Forest Gummy Worms, Little Monsters Fruit Snacks
    • Ingredients contain: coconut oil
    • Package statement: “This product was manufactured in a facility where milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy are used in the production of other products.”
  • Brach’s Candy Corn Classic, Brach’s Candy Corn Mini, Brach’s Apple Pie Candy Corn, Brach’s Caramel Macchiato Candy Corn, Brach’s Fruit Cremes Candy Corn
    • Ingredients contain: sesame oil
    • Package statement: “This product was manufactured in a facility where milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy are used in the production of other products.”
  • Brach’s Pumpkin Spice Candy Corn
    • Ingredients contain: sesame oil
    • Package statement: “This product was manufactured in a facility where milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy are used in the production of other products.”
  • Brach’s Mellowcreme Pumpkins
    • Ingredients contain: sesame oil
    • Package statement: “This product was manufactured in a facility where milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy are used in the production of other products.”
  • Jujyfruits, Jujubes
    • Package statement: “This product was manufactured in a facility where milk, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy are used in the production of other products.”
  • Super Bubble Gum
    • Package statement: “This product is produced in a facility where egg and soy are used in the production of other products.”
  • Trolli Gummi Bears, Trolli Sour Brite (Frite) Crawlers, Sour Brite Eggs, Extreme Sour Bites
    • Package statement: “This product was manufactured in a facility where milk, tree nuts, peanuts and soy are used in the production of other products.
  • Lemonhead, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Applehead, Grapehead, Cherryhead, Redhead Chewy
    • Package statement: “This product was manufactured in a facility where milk, eggs, almonds, Brazil nuts, coconut, peanuts and soy are used in the production of other products.”

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Living Gluten-Free Lecture in San Francisco Oct 13, 2015

Posted on September 23rd, 2015 by Alison | Comments Off on Living Gluten-Free Lecture in San Francisco Oct 13, 2015

Have you or has someone you know been diagnosed with celiac disease?
Do you or does someone you know have gluten intolerance?
Are you looking for possible answers to your health problems?
Would you like to find out more about the gluten-free diet?

SH_CPMC_190If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, please come to a class I am giving called “Living Gluten-Free” on October 13th in San Francisco. I will be speaking at California Pacific Medical Center from 5-6:30 pm. This class will provide you with all the information you need to start or continue the gluten-free diet. Topics include symptoms, diagnosis, shopping, cooking, labeling, ingredients, product information and more!

Living Gluten-Free
Speaker: Alison St. Sure
When: October 13th, 2015 5-6:30pm
Where:
California Pacific Medical Center (Pacific Campus)
2333 Buchanan St., San Francisco
Enright Room

To register, call 415-923-3155
or email cpmcchrc@sutterhealth.org
or online: Registration Form

Directions


Gluten-Free Birthday “Pizza” Cake

Posted on September 16th, 2015 by Alison | Read 3 Comments - Add Your Own »

The idea for this year’s cake design came from my 9 year old birthday girl herself, who knew exactly what she wanted because she saw it on a You Tube video from the popular Rosanna Pansino of Nerdy Nummies. Pizza Cake — a cake made to look like a pizza. I have to admit, this was a fun cake to make because I had my little helper by my side, cutting out and creating all the “pizza” toppings. We actually made two gluten-free pizza cakes (one of them was also egg-free so her egg-allergic sister could have some too).

Gluten-Free Pizza Cake

Because pizzas are flat, the cakes only needed to be one layer. We used a 10″ round cake pan (yes, I bought one since I did not have that size). We also bought a Cake Leveler(daughter insisted we needed it – it actually was pretty cool!)

Use any gluten-free vanilla cake mix (we used Pamela’s) — if you use a chocolate cake mix, it won’t look like pizza when you cut it. After baking and cooling your 10″ round cake, you can trim the rounded top with the cake leveler to make it completely flat.

While the cake is cooling, you can get the toppings ready (see below) and make frosting (like a basic buttercream) and color some of it with a yellow or tan food coloring for the pizza crust, and some of it with the reddest red you can get for the tomato sauce. (A note from me on food coloring — no, I don’t like it, as I am a natural foodie, but there are just some times, like when making pizza birthday cakes, that you just have to let it go! 🙂 ) Have all of the toppings ready before you frost the cake because you want them to stick in the fresh frosting.

TOPPINGS:

  • Grated white chocolate (Ghirardelli – found in baking aisle) for the cheese. It was kind of a pain to grate but the Nerdy Nummies tip. to keep in frig and use tin foil to hold it, helped.
  • Fruit rolls for the pepperoni (rather than fruit strips as shown in the video — either work fine. The fruit roll is stickier than the strip). My daughter free-form cut circles out instead of using a round cookie cutter because we didn’t have a round cookie cutter. Or maybe she traced circles onto the fruit roll with a knife and then cut them out. I wasn’t really paying attention.
  • Tootsie Rolls for the olives, but we couldn’t find regular size ones, so we used minis. My daughter cut a slice of it, smashed it down with the bottom of a glass and then used a decorating tip to cut a hole in it. Lot of work but she enjoyed it and she really enjoyed eating the tootsie olive holes along the way.
  • Milk Duds for sausages
  • Airheads Bites, cut up, for the green peppers — these are NOT gluten-free. She insisted on having them. (For a list of GF and allergen-free candies, please see my annual Halloween Candy List.)

We bought 12 inch cardboard rounds at a cake decorating shop to put the cakes on when we frosted them, and we asked a local pizza restaurant for 12 inch boxes. It made for a great presentation and a surprise for everyone because they thought we had ordered pizza!

Gluten-Free Pizza Cakes

Want to see past birthday treats? Here they are:

Happy Birthday to my girls and a surprise allergen-free dessert

Happy Birthday to my girls and Aloha! gluten-free cakes

Happy birthday to my girls and wow! gluten-free mermaid cakes!

Happy Birthday to my girls and fish cakes

A gluten-free dairy-free egg-free birthday menu