Oh Goodness, how this can become a struggle. What might have once been a fun and exciting evening of trick-or-treating, has now turned you into an FBI agent. You must check, read, look it up online and check it once again. Just when you think you combed through it all, something pops up and of course that is what they want. If you have smaller kids an epic meltdown begins or if its a teenager, attitude and eye rolls are flying in your direction.
On top of being gluten free- my Son also doesn’t get food coloring often. It changes his mood dramatically. However, I do allow it in very small doses on special occasions only. Halloween does count as one of those occasions. I mostly only let him have the chocolate candy though, very limited food coloring and no gluten. However, my daughter who will be 2 this year is lactose intolerant and does not eat gluten, so now I have another thing to deal with.
Researching this I decided to make a list of candy to help everyone navigate this night and make it fun and memorable again.
And please don’t forget to participate in the Teal Pumpkin. We are all in this together, let’s support each other please.
Jelly Belly- All Jelly Belly candy is free of gluten and wheat
Tootsie Roll- Free of all major allergens except corn and soy
Smarties- Contain Soy but free of other major allergens
Hershey Brand that is GF:
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
Reese’s Lovers Assortment Bags
York Peppermint Patties
Kisses Pumpkin Spice
Kisses Milk Chocolate
Hershey’s Cookies N’ Crème Skulls
Other Mainstream Candy:
Starburst and Skittles
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate
Justin’s- All of their chocolate is GF
YummyEarth- All of their products are free of wheat except for the licorice products. Those do contain wheat, although I believe they label them gluten free because it passes as less than 20 PPM. However, I am allergic to wheat so those are a no-no.
Lovely Candy- Is all gluten free and Non-GMO
Hillside Candy- Organic and gluten free candy
Here are a few Halloween themed treats I saw at Target that are gluten free.
This is what I was able to dig up on my own. I found this awesome list from the Celiac Disease Foundation for their 2015 Allergen Free Candy List.
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