No Tricks, Just Treats!
Halloween is around the corner and kids are looking forward to trick or treating for their favorite candies! Trick or treating is a great memory for kids to make and can be so much fun, but for children with allergies, the candy they get in their bags matters more than those without them. So your child does not have to miss out on any of the fun, here are some great allergy free options for your favorite witch or goblin!
Though these products are reportedly allergy free, always check labels to make sure!Photo Credit: Special via Compfight cc
Peanut and Tree Nut Free
- Swedish Fish
- Altoids Mints, Original & Cinnamon (not Chocolate variety)
- Mike and Ikes
- Hershey (plain) chocolate bars, personal size only (not King size, not Minis)
- Hershey (plain) chocolate Kisses (not King Size, not Holiday/Seasonal Bags)
- Laffy Taffy
- Dubble Bubble gum
- Tootsie Pops & Tootsie Rolls (anything made by Tootsie)
- Junior Mints
- Sour Patch Kids – all kinds!
- Sweet Tarts
- Dum Dum lollipops
- Jolly Rancher hard candy, lollipops and gummi candy
- York Peppermint Patties
These candies contain no wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, fish or shellfish:
- Pixy Stix
- Ring Pops
- Sour Patch Kids
- Mike and Ike
- Jolly Rancher Hard Candies
- Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
- Charms Blow Pops
This year, the Food Allergy Research & Education organization is asking houses offering non-food treats, such as toys, stickers, or crayons, to paint a pumpkin teal to show to parents of young ones with allergies there are safe options available! Check out the initiative here: Teal Pumpkin ProjectPhoto Courtesy of FARE
We only call it treats due to Halloween but they are really candy, food, or food with lower nutrition.