Getting Through Halloween Reaction-Free (Candy Suggestions)

Well, it’s that time of year again: Halloween!  The time of year when my kids cook up nearly impossible costume ideas (and expect me to execute them) and little cuties come knocking at the door looking for treats.  Back in the day when I did my trick-or-treating, peanut butter cups and Paydays were standard fare.  However, today, we have to be more careful about what we hand out at the door.  Back in July, I started thinking about making a list for this post, and as I was searching for safe ideas, I stumbled across Alison St Sure’s Sure Foods blog.  I could not believe the comprehensive list that she had compiled, and so I asked if I could reprint and link back to her site.  What a lifesaver (pun totally intended!).  So, when you head to the store to stock up for all of the neighborhood cuties, print out this list and take it along.  Handing out one or a few of these goodies will ensure a super-sweet Halloween for everyone.  Thanks Alison!

Reprinted with permission from Alison St Sure.  Check out her awesome and informative site!  As always, ingredients can and do change without warning.  ALWAYS read the ingredients label before serving.

ANGIE’S ARTISAN TREATS

  • Kettle Corn

 

BAZOOKA (located in New York, NY 800-489-9149)

  • Ring Pops, Push Pops, Baby Bottle Pops

CE DE CANDY (located in New Jersey 908-964-0660)

  • Smarties (only USA, not Canada), Giant Smarties, Mega Smarties, Candy Money, Love Hearts, Smarties in a Pouch, Tropical Smarties, X-TREME Sour Smarties, Easter Smarties, Smarties Parties, Smarties Double Lollies, Smarties Mega Lollies, Smarties Pops, Giant Smarties Pops, Candy Necklace
    • Check if it has been re-bagged for allergen info. If the UPC number on the packaging begins with “0 11206″, you can be assured that the product was packaged in one of Ce De Candy’s manufacturing facilities, and is allergen-free

FARLEY’S AND SATHERS (located in Minnesota 888-247-9855)

  • Brach’s Candy Corn and Gummi Candy Corn (not flavored candy corns)
    • “Packaged on equipment that processes milk, egg, and soy. Milk, egg, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, and soy may be present in the manufacturing or packaging area.”
  • Brach’s Mellowcreme Pumpkins
    • “Packaged on equipment that processes milk, egg, and soy. Milk, egg, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, and soy may be present in the manufacturing or packaging area.”
  • Heide candies – Jujyfruits, Jujubes, Red Raspberry Dollars, Red Hot Dollars Wild CherryHeide Gummi Bears
  • Jujyfruits, Jujubes
    • “Packaged on equipment that packages products containing traces of milk, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts and/or soy protein.”
  • Super Bubble and Super Bubble Blast
    • “Manufactured in a facility that manufactures products containing traces of eggs.”
  • Trolli Gummi Bears, Trolli Sour Brite (Frite) Crawlers
    • “Packaged on equipment that packages products containing traces of milk, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts and/or soy protein.”

FERRARA PAN (located in Illinois 708-366-0500)

  • Lemonhead, Red Hots, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Applehead, Grapehead, Cherryhead
    • “We process and pack products which contain allergens on the same lines on which we process and pack products which do not contain allergens. Ferrara Pan has established an Allergen Policy which calls for the segregation of allergen-containing products from those products which do not contain allergens. The Allergen Policy also calls for the segregation of different allergen-containing products and ingredients from each other.”

FLIX (located in Niles, ILL 847-647-1370)

  • Disney Lollipop Rings

FRANKFORD CANDY & CHOCOLATE COMPANY (800-735-4979 x224)

  • SpongeBob Gummy Krabby Patties
    • “Manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts, almonds, and wheat.”
  • Marvel Super Hero Candy
    • “Made in a facility that processes soy.”

HARIBO

  • Gold-Bears

HERSHEY (located in Hershey, PA 800-468-1714)

  • Good & Fruity
  • Jolly Rancher Hard Candy and Hard Candy Sticks

IMPACT CONFECTIONS, Littleton, CO 303-626-2222

  • Warheads Sour Chewy Cubes, Warheads Double Drops, Grubs, Juniors, QBZ, Sour Spray, Spray with Lollipop
  • Alien Pop, Baseball Pop, Basketball Pop, Boo Pop, Carousel Pop, ColorBlaster Pop, Football Pop, Happy Heart Pop, Hoppin’ Pop, Lickin’ Lips Pop, Lolliday Pop, Lollinotes, Pop-A-Bear, Soccer Pop, Alien Glow Pop, Buggin’ Glow Pop, Burstin Bits, Ghostly Glow Pop, Hot Tamales Spray, Ice Cream Dipper (Blue Raspberry, Strawberry), Mike and Ike Spray, Sidewalk Chalk, Sno-Cone, Soda Pop, Twist and Glow, Twist and Glow Heart, Twist and Glow Pumpkin, Gummy Brush Paint Shop, Lollipop Paint Shop

JELLY BELLY (located in Fairfield, CA 1-800-522-3267)

  • Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

 

JUST BORN (located in Bethlehem, PA 1-888-645-3453)

  • Hot Tamales
  • Mike & Ike
  • Peeps Pumpkins and Ghosts
    • “May contain milk” Peeps are made on different belts than the chocolate-covered Peeps

KRAFT FOODS (including CADBURY ADAMS) 877-535-5666

  • Jet-Puffed Boo Mallows and Ghost Mallows
  • Swedish Fish
  • Sour Patch Kids and Sour Patch Extreme
  • Sour Patch Xploderz
    • “Manufactured in a facility that handles peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, soy and wheat.”

 

NECCO (located in Revere, MA 781-485-4500)

  • Necco Wafers

OAK LEAF (877.261.7887)

  • Pumpkin Faces Bubble Gum, Spooky Eyes Bubble Gum, Gumballs

RIVIERA

  • Spooky Candy Rings (eyeballs, Frankenstein heads and other shapes on rings)

SPANGLER (located in Bryan, OH 419-636-4221)

  • Dum Dums, Chewy Pops, Saf-T-Pops, Circus Peanuts, Candy Canes, Chewy Canes, Shrek Ogreheads
    • Our products, except Circus Peanuts, may contain trace amounts of soy oil, a processing aid in making candy. The soy oil has been refined, bleached and deodorized, a process that removes the protein that can cause an allergic reaction.

 

 

TOOTSIE (located in Chicago, IL 773-838-3400)

  • Charms Blow Pops, Sweet Pops, Zip-A-Dee Mini Pops, Fluffy Stuff Pops, Flat Pops, Mini-Pops
    • “Milk and soy may be present”
  • Dots (except Yogurt Dots)
  • Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum, Tear Jerker Sour Bubble Gum, Charms Blow Pop Bubble Gum, Dubble Bubble Twist, Cry Baby Sour Gumballs, GumballsPainterz
    • “soy may be present”

WELCH’S (located in Concord, MA 800-340-6870)

  • Fruit Snacks

WRIGLEY (MARS is parent company) (located in Peoria, ILL 1-800-974-4539)

  • Altoids (except for Altoids Smalls Peppermint)
  • Lifesavers Hard Candy and Lifesavers Pops
    • A few flavors have soy lecithin
  • Lifesavers Gummies, Big Ring Gummies regular and Sweet and Sour
  • SkittlesSkittle Sour and Skittle Crazy Cores
  • Starburst

WONKA (part of Nestle) (located in PA, 800-225-2270)

  • Bottlecaps, Everlasting Gobstopper, Fun Dip and Fun Dip Sour, Nerds, Pixy Stix, Runts, Spree (Original), Sweetarts (regular)
    • “Made in a facility that also processes egg and wheat.” (Sweetarts, Nerds)
  • Giant Chewy Nerds
    • “Made on equipment that also processes peanuts, nuts, milk, wheat and soy.”

NATURAL AND ORGANIC CANDY
If you can’t find them in your stores, you can order them from NaturalCandyStore.com.

ANNIE’S (located in Berkeley, CA 800-288-1089)

  • Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks (Flavors: Tropical Treat, Berry Patch, Sunny Citrus, Summer Strawberry)

CANDY TREE

  • Twists, Lariats, Laces, Bites, Lollipops

ENJOY LIFE (located in Schiller Park, IL 847-260-0300) (www.enjoylifefoods.com)

  • Boom CHOCO Boom Dark Chocolate Bar, Crispy Rice Bar, Milk Bar, Mini Chocolate Chips, Mega Chunks

GLEE GUM (located in Providence, RI 401.351.6415) (www.gleegum.com)

  • Glee Gum, Wee Glee

INDIE CANDY (located in Mountain Brook, AL 205-835-0094) (www.indiecandy.com)

  • Halloween Chocolate Lollipops, Halloween Crystal Lollipops, Halloween Gummies

PURE FUN (866-534-8071) (www.organiccandy.com)

  • Halloween Pure Pops
    • “Manufactured in a segregated area of a facility that may produce products containing nuts.”

SURF SWEETS (Tru Sweets located in Wheeling, IL (224) 676-1070) (www.surfsweets.com)

  • Gummy Worms, Gummy Swirls, Gummy Bears, Fruity Bears, Jelly Beans, Sour Worms, Sour Berry Bears.

YUMMY EARTH (www.yummyearth.com)

  • Lollipops, Candy Drop, Gummy Bears, Gummy Worms