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Tree Nut free Halloween Candy

Posted on: October 21, 2014

Halloween is quickly approaching.  The time of year we dress up our sweet little ones in fun costumes and parade them around town collecting lots of candy.  This year my boys will be going as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  In fact, we’ll be a whole Ninja Turtle family.  My oldest will be Leonardo, the little one will be Donatello, I’ll be April and my husband will be Shredder.  In case you may not have figured it out yet, this was my 3 year old’s idea.

While I am looking forward to dressing up the boys in their adorable costumes and taking them out for an evening of fun, I am not looking forward to having to sort through all that candy.  Since “G” has food allergies, Halloween is different for us.  It means sorting through all the candy to figure out what is tree nut free and what isn’t.  Since many of the individual pieces of candy don’t contain allergy information, last year I ended up sitting at the computer with the large bag of candy next to me, going through piece after piece and combing through website after website to look up allergy information.  Not this year.  That is way too time consuming.  This year, I’m doing my research early and will be prepared ahead of time so I can more easily sort through the heap of candy we’ll receive.

One of my favorite places to check for Tree nut free foods is www.snacksafely.com.  They have an extensive list of snacks and candy that is tree nut and peanut free as well as a few other allergens, like eggs.  Here are some more common candies that are Tree nut and Peanut free (you can check their website for a more extensive list):

Charms: Pops, Blow Pops, Mini pops

Dots

Dubble Bubble:  Gum balls, Twist Wraps

Sugar Daddy

Tootsie Rolls

Tootsie Roll pops:  Cherry, Chocolate, Grape, Orange, Raspberry

Tootsie Roll Fruit rolls:  Cherry, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Vanilla

Smarties

Skittles

Junior Mints

Dum Dum lollipops

Sour Patch Kids

Twizzlers

 

There are some Hershey’s products that are Peanut and Tree nut free as well.  HOWEVER, I strongly suggest reading all labels on Hershey’s products.  They label their products differently than most other companies, so it’s important to read the ingredient list very thoroughly.  Unfortunately, Hershey’s does not always put a “Contains: Tree nuts” disclaimer on their products.  Therefore, you need to read all the ingredients.

I hope this list helps you sort through your candy a little easier this year.  As with anything though, always be sure to do your own research and ALWAYS READ LABELS.  Companies quite frequently change their ingredients so it’s possible what was safe last week, isn’t safe this week.

Happy Halloween!

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