2019 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

 

The scary part of Halloween should be 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.

Many families choose to celebrate TEALOWEEN and only have non-food treats. This is the most inclusive way to help kids with food allergies participate. Some families also play "switch witch" where the child trades unsafe candy for treats or candy you have confirmed is safe. 

If you are looking for allergy-friendly treats, here are some top 8 free Halloween candy ideas. These candies are free of peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.

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.


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 general labels 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.



Top 8 Allergen-Free Candies

Company
Candies
Halloween and fall-shaped chocolates in bags and totes
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 Chocolate Minis
Mini chips and morsels snack packs
Chocolate chips and morsels for making molded chocolates
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 present in facility
All-natural chewing gum
Note: soy present in facility
Vegan hard candies in many flavors
Halloween Granola Minis
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
Spook Free truffles
Halloween figurines
Chocolate bars – mini
Chocolate chips for making molded chocolates
Old fashioned candy sticks in various flavors
Puffs in various flavors
Minis in peppermint or lemon
Chocolate bars
Mini chocolate bits
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 sour tarts
Halloween novelty lollipops – bats, brains, ghosts and pumpkins (no corn syrup)
Halloween treat packs of organic fruity bears
Halloween-shaped organic lollipops
Spooky spiders
Gummies – bears and worms
Jelly beans
Sour gummies – bears and worms
Fruit rings
Hard candies
Fruit chews
Organic fruit lollipops
Gummy fruits
Sour candies
Hard candies

 

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