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An allergy friendly Halloween

Posted on: October 27, 2015

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Last year at this time I posted about tree nut and peanut free candy for Halloween.

I wanted to do it again this year and share the most updated nut free candy list from snacksafely.com.

***UPDATE*** Please be sure to go to THIS PAGE where the Snack Safely list is. Please CAREFULLY READ the first page of the guide so you understand how it works. You will find the list of candy at the end of the guide.  Thank you!!

But this year I also wanted to share about the Teal Pumpkin Project.

The Teal Pumpkin Project is put on by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education). It is a national campaign to raise awareness about food allergies and promotes inclusion of all children for Halloween. Instead of handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, you hand out non food items instead (for example, items like glow sticks, bubbles, stickers, bracelets, etc.) and put a teal pumpkin in front of your house.

  Here’s how it works:

1)You go to FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project page on their website: HERE

2)You sign the pledge on their site to participate in the project.

3) You provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters and paint a pumpkin teal to place in front of your home, along with a free printable sign from FARE, to indicate you have non-food treats available (you can download the sign on the FARE website).

That’s it! Its super simple and easy and makes Halloween safer for children with food allergies.

If you have any questions at all about how the Teal Pumpkin Project works, be sure to check out the FARE website.

Below is the most up to date list of nut free (and egg free) candy from snacksafely.com

From my Star Wars family to your family, Happy Halloween!

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NUT FREE CANDY LIST

•Amanda’s Own confections – Assorted Gourmet Jelly Beans, Sour Gummy Bears, Sour Gummy Worms

•Charms – Pops, Blow Pops, Mini Pops •Charms Blow Pop Bubblegum

•Charms Sour Balls, Squares

•Crows

•Cry Baby Sour Gumballs

•Divvies Solid Gum Balls

•Divvies Super Stars

•Dots

•Double Bubble – Gumballs, Twist Wrap

•Goetze’s Caramel Creams – Apple, Chocolate, Licorice, Strawberry, Vanilla

•Goetze’s Cow Tales – Caramel Apple, Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla

•Goetze’s Mini Cow Tales – Vanilla

•Sugar Daddy

•Surf Sweets – Fruity Bears, Fruity Hearts, Gummy Bears, Gummy Worms, Peach Rings, Sour Berry Bears, Sour Worms, Spooky Spiders, Watermelon Rings

•Surf Sweets Jelly Beans – Original, Spring Mix

•Dots

•Parade Coton Candy

•Sugar Daddy

•Tear Jerkers Sour Bubble Gum

•Tootsie Fruit Rolls – Cherry, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Vanilla

•Tootsie Pop Drops

•Tootsie Pops – Cheery, Chocolate, Grape, Orange, Raspberry

•Tootsie Roll

▲Charleston Chew [Contains EGG]

▲Junior Caramels [EGG processed in facility]

▲Junior Mints [EGG processed in facility]

▲Sugar Babies [EGG processed in facility]

▲Vermont Nut Free Jelly Beans [EGG processed in Facility]

▲Vermont Nut Free Skippers [EGG processed in Facility] – Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate

▲Vermont Nut Free Tofee Crunch Bark [EGG processed in Facility]

• Andes Mints – All varieties

• Dum Dum Pops

• Frootes

• Good & Plenty

• Kraf Caramels

• Lifesavers Hard Candies

• Lifesavers Gummies

• Lifesavers Gummies Collisions

• Milk Duds

• Jolly Rancher Hard Candy

• Jolly Rancher Doubles

• Pez

• Push Pop

• Red Vines

• Razzles

• Rolo

• Skitles – All varieties

• Smarties

• Sour Patch Kids

• Sour Punch Straws – Apple, Strawberry

• Starburst Fruit Chews – All varieties

• Starburst GummiBursts – All varieties

• Starburst JellyBeans – All varieties

• Twizzlers – All wrapped varieties

• Whoppers – Original Only

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9 Responses to "An allergy friendly Halloween"

I love that you created this list. It’s extremely helpful and I find that when people ask me what treats/packaged foods I can have, they want specific brands and names. I’ll be tweeting about this!

Thanks! I’m glad it’s helpful for you! Finding snacksafely.com has been one of the best things for helping us deal with my son’s food allergies. Check it out. They have a list of all kinds of nut free and egg free foods, not just candy.

Thanks for the mention! That said, we’d appreciate if if you would please post a link to the Safe Snack Guide rather than copy and paste sections into your blog. It’s super important that the front page instructions and disclaimer always be included.

Of course! Thank you for bringing that to my attention! I went ahead and adjusted my post.
Thanks for all you do at Snack Safely! You make my life as an allergy mom so much easier!

This is a great list! Thanks for adding it to the link up 🙂

Thanks! I enjoy being part of the linkup!

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We have peanut allergy kids. We’ve had some close calls with Halloween. Thanks for posting this!

Halloween can be so hard for kids with food allergies! Thanks for your comments!

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