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Re: KFA's Halloween Food Allergy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Happy Halloween!
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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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Re: Peanut-Free, Milk-Free Chocolate Buckeye Candy

HealthyMama ·
These look great! How long do they stay "fresh" in the fridge and do they freeze well?
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Re: Peanut-Free, Milk-Free Chocolate Buckeye Candy

BetsyLippolis ·
I have made my own bars and shaped lollipops using the enjoy life chips.
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Re: Peanut-Free, Milk-Free Chocolate Buckeye Candy

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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Re: Peanut-Free, Milk-Free Chocolate Buckeye Candy

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 ·
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% chocolate, but it was basically just a brick of pressed cocoa powder and wouldn't have been suitable for using in a recipe like this one. Without those other ingredients I can't imagine it would melt very well. The other consideration would be to make sure you had contacted the manufacturer of the chocolate...
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

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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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

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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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

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

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: While the condensed skim milk does meet the plain English requirement for FALCPA labeling, the whey in it would not (as it is not clearly listed as "milk."). I wonder if it gets off on the technicality that it has another milk ingredient with the word milk in it.
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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: While the condensed skim milk does meet the plain English requirement for FALCPA labeling, the whey in it would not (as it is not clearly listed as "milk."). I wonder if it gets off on the technicality that it has another milk ingredient with the word milk...
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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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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

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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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

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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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

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: Quote: How parents choose to deal with this issue may vary. In our Halloween tips in other articles, we've shared ideas such as trading your child's bag of trick-or-treating candy for all safe candy, or for toys, etc. The tradition is sometimes called the Switch...
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Starkled ·
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 candy ), we usually just give all the candy away and we either trade it out via the "Switch Witch" or we weigh it and give DS money for it. He's happy either way! Welcome to KFA , and hoping your loved ones have a safe...
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Re: Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2014

Cheryl Li ·
I'd like to add Go Natural hard candies to the list of safe candies. Cheryl Li
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Re: Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2014

Kathy P ·
I this it?? https://www.naturalcandystore....ategory/go-naturally Looks like their candies work for a number of allergens
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Re: Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2014

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
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Re: Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2014

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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Re: Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2014

Kathy P ·
I really want to try the dairy free white chocolates!
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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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Re: Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2014

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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Re: Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2014

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?
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Re: Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2014

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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Re: Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2014

Jen ·
Hi Deanna - welcome to kfa. what food allergies do you manage?
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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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Re: Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2014

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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Do You Know the Label Reading "Tricks" to Make Sure Your Halloween "Treats" Are Safe?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Halloween candy may present health risks to children with food allergies. Some parents choose to #KeepItTeal and encourage non-food treats . Teal, the color of food allergy awareness, signals a safer Halloween for all. If you allow...
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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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Updated for 2020! Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Updated for 2020, the Kids With Food Allergies’ Easter candy guide is filled with food allergy-friendly sweets. Even favorites such as chocolate bunnies and jelly beans are included. Please remember to read all labels and make sure the product is right for your family.
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Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2014

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Are you looking for safe candy for Easter? We've asked our volunteers to share their favorite candies to help you find allergy friendly treats. The information shared here is for your convenience only, it is not an endorsement or guarantee of the...
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Updated! Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2016

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Here it is - your 2016 Easter candy list for food allergy-friendly sweets! If you are filling baskets for your little ones, use this list as a shopping guide. Please remember to read all labels and make sure the product is right for your family. This year's guide is made possible by TruJoy Sweets and Surf Sweets.
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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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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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3 Tips for a Safe and Merry Christmas

Kids With Food Allergies ·
December is a whirlwind of activity for many families. If you manage food allergies, planning is key during the Christmas season. It will help you enjoy your family time to the fullest. Here are some tips from Kids With Food Allergies for that most joyous time of year: 1) Download Our New Christmas Tip Sheet Our new handout provides tips and ideas to safely celebrate Christmas with food allergies. Share with friends, family and teachers. Safely celebrate with friends at home.
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7 Allergy-Friendly Recipes for Your Easter Menu

KFA Food Bloggers ·
What’s on your Easter menu?   Traditional holiday menus are filled with major allergens. If you, your child(ren) or a dinner guest have food allergies, you'll need allergy-friendly recipes. The tricky part, especial ly when feeding a crowd,...
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Valentine's Day With Food Allergies Declassified: Kisses, Candies and Parties

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Valentine's Day has long been associated with kisses, candy, parties and special treats. For children with food allergies, this can mean being left out or feeling unsafe. With some advanced planning, you can keep your sweethearts with food allergies safe and included. Use open communication with your child and their caregivers to reduce the chances of a food allergy reaction. Whether toddler, teen or somewhere in between, make a plan to keep your loved ones safe this Valentine's Day: 1. At...
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Peanut Allergy Alert - Hercules Candy Cashew Brittle Bits

KFA Food Alerts ·
Hercules Candy LLC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Cashew Brittle Bits For Immediate Release April 15, 2019 Contact Consumers Terry Andrianos 315-463-4339 Announcement Hercules Candy LLC . of East Syracuse, NY, is recalling its 4 ounce packages of Cashew Brittle Bits because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The recalled Cashew Brittle Bits were...
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Peanut Allergy Alert - Landis Candies Co. Inc. on “WEGMANS MILK CHOCOLATE (BIG EAR BUNNY) SUCKER”

KFA Food Alerts ·
Landies Candies Co. Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts on “WEGMANS MILK CHOCOLATE (BIG EAR BUNNY) SUCKER” For Immediate Release March 6, 2017 Contact Consumers Landies Candies Co. Inc. 716-834-8212 Announcement Landies Candies Co. Inc. of Buffalo, NY is recalling its 3-oz packages of “WEGMANS Milk Chocolate Big Ear Bunny Sucker”, Net Wt 3 oz, Lot # 35016, Best by 9-15-2017 because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts...
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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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Peanut, Tree Nut (Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans) Allergy Alerts - Sherman Candy Caramels

KFA Food Alerts ·
GiftTree Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds, Peanuts in " Sherman Candy Caramels " For Immediate Release July 20, 2018 Contact Consumers 1-877-657-7961 Announcement GiftTree, a gift basket company based in Vancouver, WA, is voluntarily recalling 94,000 units of “Sherman Candy Caramels” sold online in the several Gift Baskets because they may contain undeclared pecans, walnuts, almonds and/or peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to these nuts run...
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Read Candy Labels to Keep Your Sweetheart Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Around Valentine's Day, others may offer candy or treats to your child with food allergies. Make sure your child knows not to accept or eat any candy unless a parent or trusted adult has verified that it is safe to eat. Many candies look similar but can have different ingredients and advisory warnings. Many smaller candies are sold in larger packages and do not have an ingredient label on the individual pieces. Remind your child to not eat any candy until you can carefully check the...
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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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