Guide to the Best Allergy-Friendly Candy

Halloween is coming up! I don’t know about you, but I am SO excited for the holidays to start; Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I’m even excited for New Years (and to get out of 2020!). 

Halloween may sound fun, but to people with food allergies, it’s a total nightmare. A whole day where you go around getting allergen filled candy from strangers doesn’t sound like a great day.

But here’s the thing: we can make it allergy-friendly! Today, I will be sharing my favorite allergy-free candy that actually tastes good. Note that some of these are cross-contaminated with major allergens, but they are all free from major allergens in the ingredients.

Just a reminder before we get started to always check the ingredients labels! Ingredients and manufacturing procedures can change, so always make sure to double check ingredients labels. I’m also not a doctor/professional, so talk to a doctor, allergist or other professional if you have questions. Now back to the blog post!

1. Dum-Dums

Free from: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, wheat, milk, fish, shellfish, gluten

Warning: There are trace amounts of refined soy oil in the lubricant used on Dum-Dums

Allergy info: https://www.dumdumpops.com/about-us/allergen-info

Buy it here

2. Smarties

Free from: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish, gluten

Warning: none

Allergy info: https://www.smarties.com/faqs/

Buy it here

3. Blow Pops

Free from: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish

Warning: milk and soy may be present

Allergy info: https://www.tootsie.com/candy/charms/charms-blow-pops

Buy it here

4. Double Bubble Gum

Free from: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish

Warning: soy may be present

Allergy info: https://tootsie.com/candy/dubble-bubble/dubble-bubble-twist-gum

Buy it here

Pro tip: all of the Tootsie company’s candies are peanut, tree nut and gluten free!

5. Sour Patch Kids

Free from: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish

Warning: none

Allergy info: https://sourpatchkids.com/original

Buy it here

6. Swedish Fish

Free from: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish

Warning: none

Allergy info: https://www.target.com/p/swedish-fish-soft-chewy-candy-3-1oz/-/A-14709600#lnk=sametab

Buy it here

7. Airheads

Free from: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish

Warning: none

Allergy info: https://www.target.com/p/airheads-assorted-mini-bars-14oz/-/A-50326050#lnk=sametab

Buy it here

8. Ring Pops

Free from: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish

Warning: none

Allergy info: https://www.target.com/p/ring-pop-halloween-trick-or-treat-bulk-variety-lollipop-box-12-69oz-36ct/-/A-79659779#lnk=sametab

Buy it here

9. Skittles

Free from: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish

Warning: none

Allergy info: https://www.target.com/p/skittles-original-bite-candies-9oz/-/A-14709696#lnk=sametab

Buy it here

10. Starburst

Free from: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish

Warning: none

Allergy info: https://www.target.com/p/starburst-originals-sharing-size-chewy-candy-15-6oz/-/A-54571182#lnk=sametab

Buy it here

11. Life Savers Gummies

Free from: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish

Warning: none

Allergy info: https://www.target.com/p/life-savers-gummies-5-flavors-gummy-candy-7oz/-/A-13406704#lnk=sametab

Buy it here

12. Nerds

Free from: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish

Warning: may contain egg

Allergy info: https://www.target.com/p/nerds-halloween-grape-and-strawberry-candy-variety-bag-12oz/-/A-79787954#lnk=sametab

Buy it here

13. SweeTARTS

Free from: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish

Warning: may contain egg

Allergy info: https://www.sweetartscandy.com/products/original.html

Buy it here

That’s it for this list! Of course, there is lots of candy out there that is fine for certain food allergies. This is just a list of well-known candy that is free from all the top 8 allergens.

Comment down below what your favorite allergy-free candy is, and have a great Halloween everyone!

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