With Halloween and the upcoming holiday season upon us, candy, sweets, and treats are everywhere. But what about those of you who have food allergies? It seems like people with food allergies get completely overlooked as most of the stuff out there contains one or more of the Big 8 Allergens, including dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, egg, wheat, and soy. Well, we here at U Rock Girl did some digging around and found that there’s a bunch of companies that are making allergy-free specialty candies and chocolates, available online and in select stores. Check them out now!
Vermont Nut Free Chocolates These chocolates are peanut-free and tree-nut free. www.vermontnutfree.com
Whey out Chocolate, Inc. Dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, wheat-free, gluten-free chocolates (dark, white and “milkless”), toffee, and other products. www.wheyoutchoc.com
Indie Candy These products contain none of the Big 8 Allergens, as well as no artificial colorings and flavorings. Instead they’re flavored with fruit, vegetable, and spice extracts. Products include gummies, lollipops, chocolate, marshmallows, gourmet candy, cotton candy, caramels, gum, tarts, and hard candy. www.indiecandy.com
Yummy Earth Two dads developed this line of lollipops, candy drops, and gummy bears. Available at Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Whole foods, and various other stores. www.yummyearth.com
Enjoy Life Foods Gluten-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, soy-free, egg-free,and casein-free Snack bars and chocolate bars. www.enjoylifefoods.com
Amanda’s Own Confections Dairy-free, tree nut-free, peanut-free, egg-free, and gluten-free chocolates, jelly beans, and lollipops. www.amandasown.com
Divvies Nut-free, eg-free, and dairy-free cookies, candy, cupcakes, and gourmet popcorn available in select stores and online. www.divvies.com