Trick or Treat Candy List

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By mrs_pickles on Mon, 09-29-08, 18:54

QUESTION: Is there a list of common candies that are peanut-free for trick-or-treat?? I figured that would be easy to find, but haven't found anything online. I think that most Hershey's candies are ok, based on the packages I'd reviewed.

I thought that a lot of the suggestions for trick-or-treating were great, but I'd like to have a short list of safe candies that I know my son can have after we trick-or-treat, since the individual pieces won't have allergen statements on them.

Any advice?

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By MommyOfTwo on Mon, 09-29-08, 21:09

That is a good question! I know I haven't seen anything online that lists out safe candies. I think you would just have to think of the most popular type of TorT candies and check out the candy/company individually.

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DS#2 2yo - PA

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By mom2sydney on Tue, 10-07-08, 17:17

I was just trying to make a list for my mom yesterday. I was researching candy online and the companies. Here is what I have so far, but I will not buy any of these until I read the actual label first.
-Skittles
-Smarties
-Nerds
-Large Hershey bar
-Blow Pops
-Dum Dums
-Fun Dip (I am still curious about these...I loved them as a child. Anyone know for sure?)
-Dubble Bubble Gum
-Pixy Stix
-Sweet Tarts
-Tootsie Rolls
If anyone has any information on any of these candies, please let me know.

Thanks,
Cody (Mom to Sydney PA, EA, avoiding TN)

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By jenniferbfab on Tue, 10-07-08, 20:37

I think Junior Mints may be "safe". Are they made by Tootsie? I know everything from Tootsie is "safe".

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By cristym on Tue, 10-07-08, 23:41

I do not have any new ones, but just wanted to post the info I have on the ones posted earlier.

last night at the grocery I read the back of a box of jr mints and they did not have a peanut or tree nut.

I just went to their site...it is great for allergen labeling.
Junior Mints
Allergen Information:
Nut Free
Gluten Free
Peanut Free

[url="http://www.tootsie.com/health.php?pid=153"]http://www.tootsie.com/health.php?pid=153[/url]

These are the ones that we have had. I read the labels before giving them to my kids, but I have not contacted the companies. I always recheck labels when I buy them.

-Skittles
-Smarties
-Nerds
-Large Hershey bar (The REGULAR size ones)
-Blow Pops
-Dum Dums
-Fun Dip (I still love these!)
-Dubble Bubble Gum
-Tootsie Rolls

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Cristy

DS 9 PA, TNA, Oral Allergy Syndrome
DD 3 PA, TNA
DD 3 no known food allergies reflux and eczema

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By cristym on Tue, 10-14-08, 17:42

I just got the trick or treat size starburst packs and they are not labeled for peanuts or tree nuts or may contains.

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Cristy

DS 9 PA, TNA, Oral Allergy Syndrome
DD 3 PA, TNA
DD 3 no known food allergies reflux and eczema

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By MommyOfTwo on Tue, 10-14-08, 19:25

I just got a bag of snack-size pretzel bags from UTZ that say they are made in a pn/tn-free facility. Other than that I went through so many bags of candy at the store the other day, I pretty much stuck to tootsie rolls other than the UTZ pretzel bags.

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By jenniferbfab on Tue, 10-14-08, 20:17

Alison of surefoodsliving.com wrote a great post recently which may help: [url="http://surefoodsliving.com/2008/10/07/halloween-candy-for-kids-with-food-allergies/"]http://surefoodsliving.com/2008/10/07/halloween-candy-for-kids-with-food-allergies/[/url]

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By kaylee3 on Thu, 10-16-08, 03:23

For Halloween, being a trick or treator and having a PNA, i just use an easy method, if you cant read the ingredients, don't eat it. I know that it is extremely disheartening to have to be denied about 1 half of you bag of candy because you cant eat it due to allergy so i suggest trading candies you friends of your child's.
[b]and also I know that Junior Mints by me are NOT safe[/b]
but i would check that out
Best of Luck to you

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KaYleE<3

14 yrs. with PA

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By PeanutFreeInMD on Thu, 10-16-08, 19:29

We eat Junior Mints all the time. Never had a problem.

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DS(age 6) Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies
DD(age 3) NKA

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By Lindensmom on Thu, 10-16-08, 22:04

We have also used jr mints. They are made by Tootsie Roll co which doesn't make anything with peanuts. Could you tell us why you think they are unsafe? I woul really like to know the details - sometimes companies tell me something is safe and it turns out they were wrong, so I might be missing something.

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By cris_from_alaska on Tue, 10-21-08, 23:39

Hi, I just got off the phone with Goetze's Candy Co. They make the "cow tales" and other caramels. They are nut free manufacturing, and they strive to use american suppliers as well. Thought you might want to add these to your list of ok candy. My 2 year old son loves the cow tales.

Cooper is Peanut and tree nut allergic

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By gw_mom3 on Wed, 10-22-08, 02:34

Originally Posted By: cris_from_alaskaHi, I just got off the phone with Goetze's Candy Co. They make the "cow tales" and other caramels. They are nut free manufacturing, and they strive to use american suppliers as well. Thought you might want to add these to your list of ok candy. My 2 year old son loves the cow tales.

Cooper is Peanut and tree nut allergic Warning-we were at the Dollar Tree and saw some Goetze candies that had 'may contain' or maybe it was shared line warnings on them. They seemed to be the ones that were individually wrapped candies in a bag. It was the caramels with the swirls and mini cow tales. I know this for a fact because my ds asked for the mini cow tales and I had to tell him no.

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By kf4c on Wed, 10-22-08, 03:04

Just a note on Nerds....(which is Wonka, and supposedly, for the most part, SAFE?!) ..we stumbled upon the Nerds new 'chewy' candy--it is NOT safe--has the may contain warning on it....my DD was very upset! --BUT, it points out the fact of ALWAYS reading the packages of EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME! :-(

Stay Safe,
Lisa

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By elissag on Fri, 09-18-09, 17:41

I got this website from a friend whose school uses it as a reference for projects and parties and treats. I LOVE it!

http://www.allergysf.com/safety/candy/nuts/

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By Michaels Mom on Sun, 09-20-09, 03:13

It's not candy, but Kellog's has mini halloween rice Krispy treats out. I called on them and they are safe.

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By maddies mom5914 on Mon, 09-21-09, 02:05

only if your child has a only a nut allergry. they are still not safe if you have a wheat allergey as well

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