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Peanut-Free, Milk-Free Chocolate Buckeye Candy

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Allergy-Friendly Buckeyes: Peanut-Free, Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Original "Buckeyes" are peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. This version can be made free of the top 8 allergens.  If you need...
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How to Make Dairy-Free White Chocolate

KFA Food Bloggers ·
If you’ve ever shopped for white chocolate, you may have noticed that it’s not particularly allergy friendly. Most of it carries nut cross-contact warnings, and it always contains both milk and soy. The few dairy-free white chocolates out there still contain soy. Not even Enjoy Life sells a top 8 free white chocolate. When I started thinking about this blog post, I wanted to bring white chocolate to the top 8 free community. TOP 8 FREE WHITE CHOCOLATE Ingredients 4 ounces food grade cocoa...
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Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What You Need to Know About Food Labels to Remain Safe This Halloween The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) has greatly improved labeling for the 8 major allergens - milk, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, fish, and...
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KFA's Halloween Food Allergy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
KFA's HALLOWEEN Food Allergy Guide The scary parts of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not candy. For parents of food-allergic children, it can be stressful to celebrate holidays centered on food. Kids With Food Allergies Foundation can help...
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Kisses, Candies and Parties: Talk with Your Food-Allergic Child to Prevent Allergy Emergencies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Valentine's Day can bring kisses, cards with candy attached and party treats - Will you be talking with your child or teen with food allergies about how to stay safe for Valentine's Day? Open communication about avoiding allergic triggers and being...
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Allergy-Free Sugar Tree

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Sugar Tree Sculpture by Laura G This "just sugar" sculpture makes a stunning addition to your holiday table. The golden color comes only from the caramelized sugar. There are no food dyes. This is a wonderful treat for children on very limited or no-food diets who are allowed cane sugar. You will need: Sugar Syrup Non-stick foil Metal star-shaped cookie cutters Heatproof plate To make the sugar tree, you will need to make several batches of Sugar Syrup . Make your first batch of sugar syrup.
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Allergy-Friendly Candy for Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
There are many different ways children with food allergies can enjoy Halloween. No matter which way your family chooses to celebrate, here are some helpful reminders from Kids With Food Allergies: Understand the importance of reading candy labels ....
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How to Check Ingredient Statements on Candy to Keep Loved Ones Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What You Need to Know About Food Labels to Remain Safe This Halloween   Halloween candy can present risks for children with food allergies. Some parents choose to trade their child's candy for safe candy or for non-food treats and prizes. (The...
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How to Make Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Bunnies

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Easter is coming! It’s time to decide what the Easter Bunny will bring your little ones! Of course, we all know that as parents of children with food allergies, this is no easy feat, what with all the allergen warnings on those darn bunnies. Depending on the allergies you manage, it can be next to impossible to find safe chocolate at your local store. There are plenty of wonderful companies that sell allergy-friendly chocolate online. When you spend your money there, you are supporting some...
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Re: Do You Know the Label Reading "Tricks" to Make Sure Your Halloween "Treats" Are Safe?

Will Way ·
Great post! The information about Spangler was especially helpful. Thanks!
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StephC ·
Thank you. This was great. I actually just handed it to my 10 year old & had him read through it....prep work for Halloween!
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Re: Do You Know the Label Reading "Tricks" to Make Sure Your Halloween "Treats" Are Safe?

Kathy P ·
Great idea to give it to older kids who can read their own labels!
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Jen ·
Just emailed the link to Karli.
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Re: KFA's Halloween Food Allergy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Happy Halloween!
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Re: Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2014

MACEMama ·
We've done the dairy-free white chocolate bars from Premium Chocolatiers. They are a little waxier than I remember white chocolate being, and they are a little meltier (lack of emulsifiers maybe?), but the flavor is not bad.
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Gloria ·
I also ordered some of the white choco bars. Since my daughter hasn't had milk white bars hopefully she will Ike these. Will know after Easter....
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Marisa ·
I know it's past Easter but just wanted to make one correction - Tootsie products do have soy and corn. From their FAQ page ( http://www.tootsie.com/comp_faq.php ): Which of your products is gluten free? At this time, all of our confections are gluten free with the exception of Andes cookies. We do not use wheat, barley, rye, oats, triticale, spelt or any of their components and that includes our dusting on our conveyor belts. We do use corn and soy products in the manufacturing of our products.
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Cheryl Li ·
I'd like to add Go Natural hard candies to the list of safe candies. Cheryl Li
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Kathy P ·
I this it?? https://www.naturalcandystore....ategory/go-naturally Looks like their candies work for a number of allergens 8 all-natural flavors - Cherry, Apple, Pomegranate, Honey, Honey Lemon, Ginger, Blood Orange (new) , Iced Mint Mango (new) Made with less-refined sugars - organic evaporated cane juice & organic brown rice syrup No added colors - just a nice golden color from the less-refined sweeteners Gluten-free - manufactured in a gluten-free facility, lab-tested Allergy-friendly...
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Cheryl Li ·
Yes! I first found them at TJMaxx, and have also seen them at a natural food store. Originally Posted by Kathy P: I this it?? https://www.naturalcandystore....ategory/go-naturally Looks like their candies work for a number of allergens 8 all-natural flavors - Cherry, Apple, Pomegranate, Honey, Honey Lemon, Ginger, Blood Orange (new) , Iced Mint Mango (new) Made with less-refined sugars - organic evaporated cane juice & organic brown rice syrup No added colors - just a nice golden color...
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Gloria ·
Just checked out candy truffles and white and milk less chocolate bars on Indie candy and premier Chocolatiers website and they look to good to be true! looks Expensive but I am going to try one site for Easter and the other for B'day!
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Kathy P ·
I really want to try the dairy free white chocolates!
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Deannalee ·
I know this is an old post, but I wanted to share that I have bought Halloween candy and Christmas candy from Natural Candy Store. My son has severe allergies and they had a few options for him to enjoy. Definitely would recommend.
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Jen ·
Hi Deanna - welcome to kfa. what food allergies do you manage?
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Re: Peanut-Free, Milk-Free Chocolate Buckeye Candy

blinknwink ·
This looks good! Thanks for posting, I'm excited to try it out!
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Re: Peanut-Free, Milk-Free Chocolate Buckeye Candy

deeva88 ·
these look awesome and easy for the kids to help with. Thanks for sharing. we just made the sunbutter chocolate fudge last night and that is also great. has anyone tried a coacoa bar from the grocery store? I just got one that lists the ingredients as: 100% chocolate and that's it. I also need to stay clear of corn, wheat, soy, dairy, nuts & eggs..wondering if anyone has had any luck using a bar marked 100% chocolate.
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HealthyMama ·
These look great! How long do they stay "fresh" in the fridge and do they freeze well?
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BetsyLippolis ·
I have made my own bars and shaped lollipops using the enjoy life chips.
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cheymom ·
HealthyMama - I make them and put them in the freezer prior to dipping in chocolate. I flash freeze them and put in ziploc bags, then pull them out and dip in chocolate. They are much easier to dip in chocolate if they are frozen first. I usually keep a large ziploc bag in my freezer for DS to take to bday parties. He prefers these to cupcakes.
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cheymom ·
BetsyLippolis! We are glad you found us! What allergens are you avoiding?
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Re: Peanut-Free, Milk-Free Chocolate Buckeye Candy

Starkled ·
Originally Posted by deeva88: has anyone tried a coacoa bar from the grocery store? I just got one that lists the ingredients as: 100% chocolate and that's it. I also need to stay clear of corn, wheat, soy, dairy, nuts & eggs..wondering if anyone has had any luck using a bar marked 100% chocolate. Hi Denise! I've never seen a chocolate bar that didn't have other ingredients such as sugar, cocoa butter and emulsifiers--what brand is it if you don't mind sharing? I've had some 100%...
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Re: Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2014

Deannalee ·
Thanks. I myself only have eczema, haven't tested myself for food or environmental yet. But my son is the one who suffers. He has eczema, and a severe allergy to peanuts/ tree nuts, and high allergy to wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, pinto beans, tomatoes, potatoes...and a picky eater on top of all that. And highly allergic to cat/dog dander and dust mites. Very hard to find stuff he can eat, or will eat. Hoping to find some support here. ☺
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Jen ·
Be sure to check out our food and cooking forum, as well as our recipe database. You might be able to get some ideas. If you see something that interests you, but would need an ingredient sub, let us know. Someone can help you.
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Re: Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2014

Deannalee ·
Thanks so much. Looking forward to being apart of such a great community. ��
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Colleen English Ross ·
Originally Posted by MACEMama: I came across a funky one while going through DS' candy tonight. I knew Tootsie Rolls have milk in them, but I was curiously reading the label while snacking on a lemon flavored one (habit ). Ingredients are: SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, CONDENSED SKIM MILK, WHEY, MALIC ACID, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, SOYA LECITHIN, ARTIFICIAL COLOR (FD&C YELLOW 5). While the condensed skim milk does meet the plain English requirement for FALCPA labeling,...
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If whey were the only milk-derived ingredient in it, it would still have to list MILK either in parentheses after the word whey (milk) or in an "Contains: Milk" statement. However, in this case, the common name (plain English) word Milk has already appeared once in the label and FALCPA says that the allergen only need to be declared once and doesn't have to be repeated with each derivative. See #1 on our FAQ on FALCPA as a reference:...
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MACEMama ·
I came across a funky one while going through DS' candy tonight. I knew Tootsie Rolls have milk in them, but I was curiously reading the label while snacking on a lemon flavored one (habit ). Ingredients are: SUGAR, CORN SYRUP, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL, CONDENSED SKIM MILK, WHEY, MALIC ACID, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, SOYA LECITHIN, ARTIFICIAL COLOR (FD&C YELLOW 5). While the condensed skim milk does meet the plain English requirement for FALCPA labeling, the whey in it would not (as...
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christine patrick ·
Hi Everyone I am new to this. I have heard that kids with life threatening allergies are eligable for disability tax credit in canada. Does anyone know anout this? Thanks Christine
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janmumx4 ·
Hi Christine and I live in the UK so not much help with you question, but Wanted to tell you to hang in there and Someone will get back to you.We potentially have a no of members having difficulty getting online on the East coast of the US right now with the storm, but we do have members in Canada too who may be able to advise you Meanwhile have you looked at our starter guide yet ? There's a link at the end of my siggy
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cheymom ·
Hi Christine! Welcome to KFA! We are glad you found us. I am not in Canada, but we do have a lot of Canadian members that deal with life threatening food allergies. You can try posting in on our Main Support Forum and they can assist you. Here is the link to the Main Forum: http://community.kidswithfooda...rum/forum/main_forum Just click on 'Post New Topic' to get started.
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Starkled ·
Originally Posted by Colleen English Ross: This is why I toss Dum Dums, Tootsie Rolls, and Smarties my daughter gets when trick-or-treating and replace them with the same candy I've reserved from what I've purchased. Hi Colleen! We do the same thing with all the candy that DS gets on Halloween. Due to the issues with repackaging there's no way to know if the safe candy has residue on them (or whether the residue is from the various home owners that I see snacking on treats as they give out...
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Colleen English Ross ·
One thing not noted in the article is to take care with candies that are repackaged (such as Smarties, Tootsie Rolls). Often, they are repackaged by third parties that also package items with common allergens, such as nuts. This is technically a labelling issue, but it is something to be aware of with candy.
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hi Yes - that is definitely an important point! We did include it as important point #3 at the top of this blog post (right above the image of the Snickers bar). It's worth restating again, though so thank you!
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Colleen English Ross ·
Sorry, I think you misunderstood me. What I was talking about is different than shared lines at a manufacturer's facility. I am talking about when a third party repackages a product like Dum Dums for a store such as Target, CVS, etc. This is done separate from the manufacturer's facility. Even though the candy may have been free of allergens when made and packaged in a manufacturer's facility. These repackaged items, cross-contamination is introduced when the it is rebagged by a third-party.
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hi Colleen, I believe we are talking about the same issue. We are aware of the re-bagging issue--we included it under the Dum Dums/Spangler photo (second to last photo) and highlighted it as #3 at the top of the blog post: Quote: Some additional important points for checking Halloween candy: Always read the full label of every candy. Different sizes of the same product may have different ingredients. Re-bagged candy may have different labels than the candy made and sold directly by the...
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Re: Updated! Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2016

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New from Spangler Dum Dums Above it is noted that Spangler is f ree of top 8 allergens, but most may have traces of soy oil. (FAQ)
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Re: Updated! Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2016

cassalia ·
Fabulous LIST !
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Re: Updated! Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2016

RW ·
HERSHEY HAS MADE SOME NUT PRODUCTION CHANGES. Their chocolate crosses are now at risk for almond cross contamination. This was a HUGE disappointment for us because that cross has been the centerpiece of the kids baskets for years. The break apart bunny is not made near nuts, but costs 75% more, is ugly, and has only 0.2 oz more candy. I emailed the company and let them know (politely) how disappointed I was. I also reminded them that allergic families are GREAT ADVERTISERS. When we love a...
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Re: Updated! Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2016

RW ·
For the person looking for Jelly Beans - Mike & Ikes is making some in classic flavors this year. I found mine at 5 Below (in TX).
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