13 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Options
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 goodies for socially distanced trick-or-treaters this year (assuming your area is participating), here are 13 allergy-friendly Halloween candy options that everyone can enjoy. And to further help out kids with allergies, each year you can place a teal pumpkin outside your home to let families know that you’re also offering non-foodie treats (hellooo, fake vampire teeth). Because it’s the ghosts that are supposed to be scary on Halloween, not the candy.
1. 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!
2. Swedish Fish
These aquatic treats are free from eight of the most common food allergens (that’s milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish). Meaning that kids with these allergies can dive in, worry-free.
Almost all little goblins and ghouls can happily tuck into these multicolored candies that are free from the eight main allergens (you know, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans).
5. Almond Joy
While not suitable for nut allergy sufferers, these chocolate-coconut bars are a great option for kids with egg allergies.
6. Enjoy Life Allergy Friendly Dark Chocolate Minis
Why should other kids have all the fun? Now everyone can enjoy these dark chocolate 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.
No kid wants to feel left out, and these guys are a Halloween classic (the pink and red ones that is; nobody likes the yellows) that happens to be free from the top eight allergens.
8. Sour Patch Kids
These tart candies are free from common allergy triggers and they’re also one of our all-time favorites. (Halloween isn’t just about the sweet stuff, you know.)
9. Nerds Candy
Don’t let the name fool you—this candy is the coolest of the bunch. It’s also free of the top eight allergens and guaranteed to give a good sugar rush.
10. 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 indulge too, right?)
11. Saf-T Pops
The name says it all, doesn’t it? These sweet pops contain none of the eight common allergens, and the sticks won’t jab you (er, your kid) in the mouth either.
How many rolls of these sugary tablets can you eat in one sitting? The limit does not exist. Good thing they’re allergen-free, vegan and made in peanut-free facilities.
13. Surf Sweets Gummy Bears
They’re chewy, sweet, naturally flavored and free of the top eight allergens and sesame—huzzah!