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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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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: KFA's Halloween Food Allergy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Happy Halloween!
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Re: Do You Know the Label Reading "Tricks" to Make Sure Your Halloween "Treats" Are Safe?

Bobpa ·
This is GREAT information. What you see you may not get!
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Re: Allergy-Friendly Candy for Halloween

Allergy Schatz ·
While it's true that no food can truly be allergy free since we all suffer from different food allergies, I think this list is a great start. It is important to consider your sensitivity level when eating any processed food, especially those claiming to be allergy friendly. For my allergies, I find that the Surf brand are a great compromise for me and do not cause any outbreaks. I also discovered another brand at Whole Foods called Torie & Howard. They make organic fruit chews ( which...
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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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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: 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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Re: Our 1st Teal Pumpkin & 1st Homemade costume

Kathy P ·
Great job on the pumpkin and the costume!
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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: 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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Re: Do You Know the Label Reading "Tricks" to Make Sure Your Halloween "Treats" Are Safe?

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

Jen ·
Just emailed the link to Karli.
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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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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

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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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

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: 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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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: 2018 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

K. Feaga ·
Thanks for providing this list -- I used this at my school in conjunction with teal pumpkin project promotion for non-food based treats to include all kids this Halloween!
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Re: 2018 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

K8sMom2002 ·
Yay! I'm so glad that this was helpful! How did your school respond to the suggestion?
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Re: 2018 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

SuzanneF ·
Is it possible to get this list in a PDF format for easy printing to share with others?
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Re: 2018 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Kathy P ·
@SuzanneF - we don't have it available as PDF handout, but you should be able to highlight the portion you want and then "print to PDF" in your browser. Let me know if that doesn't work.
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Re: 2016 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

chrissyvalenti ·
I am excited to see skittles, starbursts and lifesavers on here! Did anyone confirm whether or not they have dedicated top 8 free equipment also? Or was this list compiled using ingredient lists only? I know I should call them myself...just wanting to know the criteria used for the list. Thanks!
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Re: 2016 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Allison ·
Hi! Some companies on the list use dedicated equipment, and some may not - we always advise families to check if that is a concern, and we wanted to provide as much variety as possible. The number for Wrigley is 1-800-Wrigley, it seems, and they say to call for the most updated info. I hope you have a Happy Halloween!
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Re: 2016 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

chrissyvalenti ·
Thank you for clarifying.
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Re: 2016 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Benjamin A. ·
It's cool to see a good list that a few companies use real ingredients to make their candy. I know I appreciate it for sure and can imagine more people do as well! When we have certain food sensitivities/allergies, it's really helped me & many other parents & their children when we eliminated the artificial "junk" from our diets, since in every case from these people their health has increased. I am curious to know why the importance of making sure a trace bit of refined soy oil is...
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Re: 2016 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Kathy P ·
Benjamin - we note the trace of soy oil because it is not required to be labeled. However there are some people with soy allergy who do react even to highly refined soy oil. As for the other ingredients, Kids With Food Allergies goal is to provide information on the safety of food with regard to allergens. We leave it up to families to make the decision about whether any particular food or product meets their family's standards.
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Re: 2016 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Dinamet7 ·
The YUM Earth Fruit Snacks are NOT Top 8 free. The last pack I purchased (and I just checked an ingredient listing linked from the Yum Earth website on iHerb.com as well) shows wheat starch in the ingredients. Yum Earth's website says the starch is processed enough to give them "Gluten Free" certification, but Gluten Free is not Wheat Free when you're living with ige mediated wheat allergy. May be safe for some celiacs, but certainly not Top 8 Free.
 
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