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Your guide to allergy-friendly Halloween candy

Help make Halloween safer for everyone by handing out one of these dairy-free, gluten-free or nut-free candies.

Your guide to allergy-friendly Halloween candy
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For children with dairy, nut or gluten allergies, the phrase “trick or treat” can take on a whole new meaning. But public awareness about allergies has been spreading, and there are now more ways to ensure Halloween is safer for everyone. Initiatives like the Teal Pumpkin Project encourage people to put out a teal pumpkin, thereby marking their homes as one offering non-food treats for kids.

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But if your child has a food allergy and a sweet tooth, there are still lots of great dairy-free candy, nut-free candy and gluten-free candy out there. Here are just a few options that don’t contain certain common allergens in their ingredient list (but be sure to check out the manufacturer’s website if you’re concerned with the candy being produced in a facility where other products may contain allergens).

Dairy-free candy

Nut-free candy

More: How much Halloween candy should kids really eat?

Gluten-free candy

Gluten-free candy bars

  • Sky Bar
  • Halloween Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses
  • Heath bar
  • Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolates filled with Cherry Cordial Crème
  • Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolates filled with Vanilla Crème
  • Hershey’s Kisses Mint Dark Chocolate Truffles Candy
  • Hershey’s Kisses Pumpkin Spice Flavored Candy
  • Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate
  • Hershey’s Kisses Special Dark
  • Hershey’s Nuggets Milk Chocolates
  • Hershey’s Nuggets Milk Chocolate with Almonds
  • Hershey’s Nuggets Special Dark Dark Chocolate with Almonds
  • Hershey’s Nuggets Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Almonds
  • Mounds
  • PayDay
  • Reese’s NutRageous
  • Reese’s Fast Break
Be sure to double-check the manufacturer’s website before allowing a child with food allergies to enjoy a treat, as processing procedures can change.

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Happy Halloween!

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