Did you know that one in 13 kids has a food allergy? Whether someone in your own brood is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and the like—or you’d just like to provide allergy-free candy for trick-or-treaters this year—here are some of the best allergy-friendly Halloween candy options that everyone can enjoy. And to further help out kids with food allergies, each year you can place a teal pumpkin outside your home to let families know that you’re also offering non-foodie treats (hellooo, fake vampire teeth). Because it’s the ghosts that are supposed to be scary on Halloween, not the sweets.
1. No Whey! Foods Milkless Chocolate Bars
Chocolate can often be tricky (read: off-limits) for allergy sufferers, but these bars are dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, egg-free, soy-free and vegan. Yes, way!
2. Swedish Fish
Yep, the classic aquatic candies are free of the most common food allergens (that’s milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish). Meaning that kids with these food allergies can dive in, worry-free.
3. Gimbal's Gourmet Jelly Beans
These bright bites are free from the most common food allergens and they’re made with real fruit juice, so they’re practically a health food. (Just divvy them into individual baggies to keep things germ-free.)
Almost all little goblins and ghouls can happily tuck into these multicolored chewy candies. (They don’t contain milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat or soybeans.)
5. Almond Joy
While not suitable for nut allergy sufferers, these chocolate-coconut bars are a great trick-or-treat option for kids with egg allergies.
6. Enjoy Life Allergy Friendly Dark Chocolate Minis
Why should the other kids have all the fun? Everyone can enjoy these dark chocolate bars that are free from wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish, shellfish and gluten. Oh, and they’re also made without casein, potato, sesame and sulfites.
No kid wants to feel left out, and these guys are a Halloween candy classic (the pink and red ones that is; nobody likes the yellows) that happens to be free of the top eight allergens.
8. Sour Patch Kids
These sour candies don’t contain common allergy triggers and they’re also one of our all-time favorites. (Halloween isn’t just about the sweet stuff, you know.)
9. Nerds Candy
Don’t let the name fool you—this candy is the coolest of the bunch. It’s also free of the top eight allergens and guaranteed to give a good sugar rush.
10. Righteously Raw Mixed Bars
No one said the allergy-friendly Halloween candy was just for kids. This mix of organic truffle bars (featuring maca, goji, caramel, acai, rose and dark chocolate flavors) is allergy-free, gluten-free, kosher and vegan—not to mention fancy enough for adults.
11. Saf-T Pops
The name says it all, doesn’t it? These sweet pops contain none of the eight common allergens, and the sticks won’t jab you (er, your kid) in the mouth either.
How many rolls of these sugary tablets can you eat in one sitting? The limit does not exist. Good thing they’re allergen-free, vegan and made in peanut-free facilities.
13. Enjoy Life Foods Ricemilk Crunch Chocolate Minis
These crispy-melty mini chocolate bars are gluten-free and avoid 14 major allergy-triggering culprits (including dairy, tree nuts, peanuts, soy, egg and sesame, to name a few).
14. Surf Sweets Gummy Bears
They’re chewy, sweet, naturally flavored and free of the top eight allergens and sesame—huzzah!
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