Did you know?
Several organizations keep and update list of allergy-friendly candy.
Kids with Food Allergies, an arm of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, has a terrific, interactive site to help you find safe candy when you need it. You can filter to find Top 8-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free choices and more.
See their list here.
In addition to dedicated free-from candy producers, the Bay Area Allergy Advisory Board compiles a list of peanut and tree nut free candy. As with all food, always read the label to check for changes in ingredients or manufacturing practices. And, pay particular attention when the candy is miniaturized or made larger as that often effects manufacturing. Some of the items are available online but many are commercially available. Among the many items the Bay Area Allergy Advisory Board lists, are:
- Dum Dum lollipops
- Haribo Gummies
- Peeps (I’ll remind you of this one in another couple of months)
- Laffy Taffy
- Wonka’s Nerds
- Dubble Bubble
- Tootsie Pops and Tootsie Rolls
- Starburst Fruit Chews, Lollipops, and Jelly Beans
- Junior Mints
- Sour Patch Kids
- Hershey’s plain chocolate kisses (not King Size or Holiday/Seasonal Bags)
- Hershey’s plain chocolate bar personal size only (not King Size or Minis)
- Hot Tamales
Peruse the full list here:
Some dedicated free-from brands that make candy are:
Surf Sweets (top ten allergen-free, free from artificial colors and flavors, corn syrup-free)
Divvies (free from: peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs)
Vermont Nut Free Chocolates (free from peanuts and tree nuts)
Free 2 Be (free from top 8 allergens, Kosher, no GMOs)