Halloween is fast approaching, which means there is no time to waste in purchasing Halloween candy. If you're purchasing bulk bags, you may want to consider adding some nut-free candy to your repertoire. Most people have heard of someone with a nut allergy, but other common allergens include tree nuts, milk, and shellfish (though we hope you aren't doling out shellfish on Halloween).
To ensure that those with food allergies have a fun and safe trick or treat experience, make sure to add some allergy-friendly candy to your stock. To make it easy, we've put together the best nut-free Halloween candy guide to satisfy kids and adults.
These tart candies are delicious and safe for people with food allergens. Smarties don't contain tree nuts, peanuts, milk, soybeans, or wheat. They're perfect for people who are dairy-free or gluten-free, too! Look for the package number that begins with 011206. Those bags guarantee the candy was made in a peanut-free facility.
2. Junior Mints
For those craving dark chocolate, these creamy peppermints are the perfect nut-free chocolates. The factory where they're produced is not only peanut-free but tree-nut-free as well.
Everyone wants to taste the rainbow on Halloween, regardless of allergy status. According to their allergen statement, " [We have] a comprehensive allergen management program that includes extensive training, ingredient evaluation, product testing, and thorough equipment cleaning procedures."
4. Free2b Sun Cups
These are an allergen-free alternative to traditional peanut butter cups made with sunflower butter.
Tootsie pops, dum dums and blow pops are all excellent choices for nut free candies. We've never met a kid, allergies or not, who doesn't love a good ole lollipop.
Starbursts are made by Mars, ensuring peanuts, tree nuts, or any allergens, stay far away from these candies. For Halloween, they come in individually wrapped packs of 2.
7. Jelly Beans
Jelly Belly is a great peanut-free candy, but make sure the bag is labeled "peanut-free." For Halloween, they sell individual mini bags of jelly beans.
Their nut-free chocolate bars and milk chocolate Hershey kisses are made on a special line that doesn't manufacture tree nuts or peanuts. Their fun size chocolates are the perfect Halloween treat.
9. Surf Sweets
Surf sweets are organic and allergen-free gummy candies. These gummies come in fruit flavors, as well as cinnamon. If you want a less expensive option, Haribo gummies are also made in nut-free facilities.
10. Tootsie Rolls and Fruit Chews
These nostalgic chewy candies are nut-free and gluten-free. They often come in larger packs of assorted candy, making it easy to have something for everyone.
11. Laffy Taffy
Not only is Laffy Taffy a delicious fruit chew, they always come in individually wrapped packages, meaning that it makes for the perfect Halloween candy. Laffy Taffy Minis come in a variety of flavors, including Sour Apple, Wild Blue Rapsberry, Grape, and Banana.
12. Sour Patch Kids
Sour Patch Kids are a favorite sour candy, and come in all sorts of flavors these days—from the original kids to the sour-sweet watermelons—so there is sure to be a flavor for everyone who rings your doorbell.
Licorice is made from combining wheat flour with an extract of licorice root, which provides both the flavor and coloring for the candy. However, although licorice is nut-free, unless you specifically purchase a licorice made with an alternate starch for flour, this candy is not for the gluten intolerant.
Nerds come in a variety of individual packages these days, from the originally mini boxes to the Nerds Ropes increasingly popular today. If you're afraid of picky eaters, purchase single-flavor boxes (which come in strawberry, grape, orange, and lemonade) rather than the mixed-flavor assortments.
Dots have been on the market since 1945, but that doesn't mean this delicious candy is a thing of the past. In fact, according to Tootsie Roll Inudstires (which makes Dots), dots remain the number 1 selling gumdrop brand in America.
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