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Allergy Friendly Treats for Halloween!

Santa Monica, CA-

Many of us will be celebrating the upcoming holiday season differently this year due to the Coronavirus. This might mean smaller, more intimate Halloween celebrations. But while you get into the holiday spirit, you may still want to have allergy-friendly Halloween candy on hand. These sweet treats are free of the top food allergens which could contain peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, and even fish/shellfish.

Don't be fooled! Teach your children to get in the habit of reading ingredient lists for each item before indulging. Oftentimes, specialty seasonal holiday candy may have different ingredients than year round items. Some candy products advertised themselves as, "allergy free" or "Halloween safe." In reality, children can have allergies to any food items. 

Read below on some of the Top 8 Allergen-Friendly Brands along with their Sweet Treats:

  • Halloween and fall-shaped chocolates in treat bags and totes
    Teal-themed treats
  • Chocolate bars with Halloween wrappers
  • Chocolate lollipops in Halloween and fall shapes
  • Dark chocolate and Caramela (diabetic-friendly, free of corn and sesame)
  • Gummy worms
  • Gummy bears
  • Sour worms
  • Sour bears
  • Halloween dark chocolate Bag o' Treats
  • Sun Cups and
  • mint cups in dark or rice chocolate
  • Jelly beans
  • Assorted cherry jelly beans, Cinnamon jelly beans
  • Sour gourmet chews
  • Licorice Scottie Dogs
    Note: Soy is present in facility.
  • All-natural chewing gum
    Note: Soy present in facility.
  • Vegan hard candies in many flavors
  • Granola Minis
  • Sour Patch Kids
  • Lollipops
  • Allergy-friendly chocolates and hard candies
  • Enjoy Life products
  • Free2B products
  • Surf Sweets products
  • Yum Earth products
    Note: Check individual products for ingredient statements.
  • Halloween-shaped lollipops
  • Spook Free Treats – individually wrapped Choco NoNo’s, Milkless mini bars, No Whey mini bars and Peanot Cups
  • Deep Chocolate Brownie Bar
  • Truffles
  • Candy Puffs in various flavors
  • Mini Puffs in peppermint or lemon
  • Chocolate bars
  • Mini chocolate bits
  • Bite-sized chocolates
    Note: Some products contain coconut.
  • All Smarties products
  • Candy necklaces
  • Dum Dums lollipops
  • Dum Dums gummies (exclusively at Dollar General)
  • Saf-T-Pops
  • Circus Peanuts (except for the 7-ounce stand-up reclosable pouch and 6-pack tray which are not packaged in an allergen-free facility)
    Note: Dum Dums lollipops and Saf-T-Pops contains trace amount of refined soy oil used in processing
  • Organic sweet candy
  • Organic fruit tarts
  • Halloween novelty lollipops – bats, brains, ghosts, insects and pumpkins (no corn syrup)
  • Gummies – bears and worms
  • Sour gummy worms
  • Jelly beans
  • Fruit rings
  • Hard candies
  • Chewie Fruities chews - Note: Manufactured in a facility that processes nuts, dairy and soy.
  • Halloween gummy fruits and lollipops
  • Giggles chew candy bites
  • Organic fruit lollipops
  • Gummy bears and fruit snacks
  • Licorice
  • Sour candies
  • Hard candies
  • Skittles
  • Starburst

 

For more information on food allergies, visit our website at www.SneezeWheeze.com, or reach us by telephone: (310)828-8534 or by e-mail: FrontOffice@allergyandclinical.com

Dora Afrahim, MPAP, PA-C

Allergy & Clinical Immunology Medical Group

 

*Resources: K. (Ed.). (2020, September 22). 2020 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide. Retrieved October 12, 2020, from https://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/blog/allergy-friendly-halloween-candy-guide?utm_source=KFA+Strides+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=65257542e8-2020+October+Strides&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c25c5cef21-65257542e8-98570279

Author
Dora Afrahim, PA-C Dora Afrahim is a board-certified Physician Assistant. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and then received her Master's degree from Keck School of Medicine USC. Her training includes general medicine as well as diagnosing and developing individualized treatment plans for patients who suffer from allergies, asthma, and other disorders of the immune system. Dora is a Southern California native and was inspired to specialize in Allergy & Immunology by her desire to help improve her patient’s quality of life. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, hiking, traveling and volunteering.

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