10 Allergy-Friendly Candies for Halloween
Did you know that one in 13 kids has a food allergy? Whether someone in your own brood is an allergy sufferer or you’d just like to provide options for other trick-or-treaters this year, here are ten goodies that everyone can enjoy. And to further help out little ones with allergies, place a teal pumpkin outside your home to let families know that you’re also offering non-foodie treats. Because it’s the ghosts that are supposed to be scary on Halloween, not the candy.
These aquatic treats are free from eight of the most common food allergens (that’s milk, eggs, peanut, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish). Meaning that kids with these allergies can dive in, worry-free.
No Whey! Chocolates
Chocolate can often be tricky (read: off-limits) for allergy sufferers, but these candies are dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free and vegan. Yes, way!
No Whey! ($9)
Almost all little goblins and ghouls can happily tuck into these multicolored candies that are free from the eight main allergens.
Enjoy Life 100% Decadence S’mores Soft Baked Bars
Why should other kids have all the fun? Now everyone can tuck into the campfire classic with these bars that are free from wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish shellfish and gluten. Oh, and they’re also made without casein, potato, sesame and sulfites.
While not suitable for nut allergy sufferers, these chocolate-coconut bars are a great trick-or-treat option for kids with egg allergies.
Sour Patch Kids
These tart candies are free from common allergy triggers and they’re also delicious. Because Halloween isn’t just about the sweet stuff, you know.
No kid wants to feel left out, and these guys are a trick-or-treat classic (the pink and red ones that is; nobody likes the yellows) that happens to be free from the top eight allergens.
Candy Warehouse ($4)
Righteously Raw Mixed Bars
If allergies and a kosher diet are a concern, opt for this mix of organic truffle bars featuring maca, goji, caramel, acai, rose and dark chocolate. (It’s fine for adults to go trick-or-treating too, right?)
Spangler Circus Peanuts
Don’t let the name fool you—there are no nuts whatsoever in these marshmallow treats (or any other major allergens, for that matter).
Spangler Candy ($30)