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[Sponsored] 2021 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

 
We thank Enjoy Life Foods for their sponsorship of this blog post to help us share information about candy options for children with food allergies. This is a sponsored post and is not an endorsement of any company or its products, nor is it a guarantee of the products’ safety. The funding we received for this advertisement helps support our free food allergy and asthma programs.


The scary part of Halloween should be stories of witches and ghosts, not the candy. Food-centered holidays can be stressful when managing food allergies. With planning, your family can still safely enjoy Halloween traditions.

You can buy many allergy-friendly candies online or through no-contact pickup or delivery. Also consider giving non-food treats, such as stickers or small toys. Many kids love them as much as candy, and it helps avoid food allergy reactions.

If you plan to order Halloween candy and gifts online, keep in mind that many companies have slower shipping times due to COVID-19. Supplies may be limited in stores too. Plan ahead so you can make sure to get your treats in time. Also, manufacturers who normally sell Halloween-themed products may only have non-seasonal versions available this year.


Whether you are looking for allergy-friendly treats to hand out or for the “Switch Witch” to leave, below are some allergy-friendly Halloween candy ideas. These candies are free of milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, and shellfish. Most candies are free from coconut, but not all.

Always read product labels to make sure treats are safe for your family. Some candies can be repackaged with other candies that may contain allergens. Be sure you know all of these label reading “tricks” to make sure your “treats” are safe:

  • Different varieties of the same candy may have different ingredients.
  • Different sizes of the same candy may have different ingredients or advisory labeling.
  • Individually wrapped treats can be packaged in a larger bag. Make sure the inner and outer labels match.
  • Repackaged candy may have different labels than the candy made and sold directly by the company.
  • Be careful of products with claims like “allergy free” or “Halloween safe.” There is no such thing as an “allergy safe” or “allergy free” food because children can have allergies to any food. A food labeled “allergy free” may still include one of your child’s food allergens.

This information is for your convenience. It is not an endorsement or a guarantee of the product’s safety. Always read ingredient labels. Contact the manufacturer, if needed, to confirm the safety for your child.

Click the links below to view the product listings in our Allergy-Friendly Foods collection which contains the manufacturers’ websites, allergen ingredients, flavors, and varieties, as well as currently available manufacturing information.



Amanda's Own Chocolates – Any occasion and seasonal chocolates including novelties, lollipops, and bars. Made without mustard, sulfites, and lupin.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts , coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Amore di Mona Chocolates – European dark chocolate and caramels made without corn, lupin, cane sugar, artificial colors, artificial flavors, and preservatives.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Bo & Ty Sweets Gummies and Sours – Gummy bears, gummy worms, sour bears, and sour worms in a variety of package sizes with an optional custom message. Package sizes include several party favor options.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Enjoy Life Chocolate Minis – Chocolate Minis with seasonal wrappers in bags containing 18 individually wrapped chocolate squares. Made without mustard, sulfites, lupin, artificial colors, and artificial flavors.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

free2b Chocolate Sunbutter Cups – Dairy-free chocolate cups filled with sunflower seed butter. Available in singles or two-pack.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

free2b Dark Chocolate Mint Cups – Dark chocolate cups with a creamy mint filling.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

free2b Sun Cups Minis – Dark chocolate or rice chocolate sunflower butter mini cups in a resealable bag.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Gimbal's Jelly Beans – Classic jelly beans in a variety of flavors.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Glee Gum –All-natural chewing gum. No artificial flavors, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Ice Chips Candy – Sugar-free hard candy made with xylitol and natural flavors. Available in 6-ounce tins and 1-ounce pouches. Some flavors contain coconut oil.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

No Whey Foods Peanot Cups – Mini milkless chocolate cups filled with sunflower butter.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

No Whey Foods Chocolate Lollipops – Seasonal milk- and soy-free chocolate lollipops in a variety of shapes. Many combine white and dark chocolate.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

No Whey Foods Halloween Chocolate Covered Pretzels – Individually wrapped chocolatey covered pretzels covered in bright orange sprinkles representing the shape of a jack-o-lantern.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

PASCHA Chocolate Bars –Bean-to-bar chocolates made in a dedicated facility free of top allergens.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Red Bird Candy Puffs –Traditional soft puffed candy treats. Available in traditional peppermint and a variety of other flavors available in bags, tubs, jars, and bulk.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Righteously Raw Chocolates – Raw organic chocolate bars and mini chocolate bites in a variety of flavors. Some varieties contain coconut.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Spangler Saf-T Pops – Lollipops on a safety loop handle. Manufactured free from allergens but Spangler candies may be rebagged by other retailers and combined in the same package with items that are not allergen free. Check the package to see if the product came from a Spangler facility.
Free from: milk, egg, , peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

St. Claire’s Organics – Organic mints, pastilles, and candies.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Strawberry Hill Grand Delights Handmade Lollipops – Handmade lollipops free from top allergens and made without corn syrup.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Sunkist Fruit Gems – Fruit gummy candies in flavors including orange, lemon, pink grapefruit, raspberry, and lime.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Surf Sweets Delish Fish – Raspberry-flavored fish-shaped gummy candies.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Surf Sweets Gummy Bears – Gummy bears made with organic fruit juice concentrate and organic cane sugar.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

Trader Joe’s Sunflower Seed Butter Cups – Dark chocolate sunflower seed butter cups.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

YumEarth Candy Corn – Ten-pack of individual bags of candy corn.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

YumEarth Licorice – Organic gluten-free licorice in black licorice and fruit flavors.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

YumEarth Organic Chewys – Individually wrapped fruit-flavored chewy treats.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

YumEarth Organic Fruit Snacks – Gummy fruit snacks in assorted flavors. Also available as Gummy Bunnies in the spring and Halloween Gummy Fruits in the fall.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

YumEarth Organic Giggles – Chewy candy bites in a resealable package.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

YumEarth Organic Lollipops – Organic lollipops in year-round, spring packaging, and Halloween packaging.
Free from: milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts (not including coconut), coconut, sesame, wheat, gluten, fish, shellfish

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Search for Allergy-Friendly Candy

You can also search our Allergy-Friendly Foods collection for candies and treats based on the allergens you need to avoid. Click the “Search” tab, adjust the options for what you want, then click the green “Search” button at the bottom of the form.

Other Ways to Buy Allergy-Friendly Candy

You can also find many options online at the Natural Candy Store. Their site allows you to filter and shop by allergens too.

Originally published October 2015. Updated September 2021.

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