Peanut Free Easter

Posted on: Tue, 03/13/2018 - 7:09am
BrightFuture's picture
Joined: 03/13/2014 - 13:58

I know that this is way far in advance, but I want to prepare for it now. Easter is coming up (in April) and I was wondering how we can keep it peanut-free. Are there candies to eat or avoid? What are some goodies that don't involve food/candy? I just want my family to have a safe holiday.

Posted on: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 8:02am
alisha2455's picture
Joined: 07/18/2013 - 18:44

We have recently stated buying from Vermont Nut Free, our first Holiday was Christmas, we ordered again for Valentines... just placed our order online for Easter... chocolate bunny's, eggs, jellybeans... really good chocolates!
Son. PN/TN

Posted on: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 8:43am's picture
Joined: 06/21/2013 - 11:03

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When living with a peanut allergy, it is never too early to start planning for family celebrations.
Here is a list with just a few of the peanut-free Easter candies you can buy:

  • Peeps
  • Divvies
  • Surf Sweets
  • Vermont Nut-Free
  • Amanda’s Own Confections

If you choose to omit candy, you can still have a great Easter! Here are some ideas of non-food treats:

  • Stuffed animals
  • Stickers
  • Coloring books
  • Paint sets
  • Easter-themed books

Be sure to speak with your family and friends about which treats are safe to bring.
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Posted on: Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:11am
smithdcrk's picture
Joined: 03/13/2014 - 16:46

Can we have Easter without jelly beans and chocolate bunnies? No Way!
It can work, but it is not easy. First is it made in the US or Canada? They have some of the strictest labelling laws. We read labels carefully and are willing to call manufacturers to confirm what is said (or not said) on the label.
Now for some shoo-ins: Vermont Nut-free (everything candy and sweet), Libre Foods (Canada), Enjoy Life Foods, & Blue Mountain Organics. These companies are great not only for a wide variety of PN/TN free items but also have labelling to support other food allergies and amazing customer support that will call their sources for you. Spanglers, Tootsie Roll & Hershey's also has good labelling and attentive customer support.
Thanks to these companies we have enjoyed "traditional" candy holidays filled with solid chocolate, jelly beans, m&m clones, toffee and peanut free-nuts.

Posted on: Sun, 03/16/2014 - 6:34am
Sunshine5's picture
Joined: 05/22/2013 - 20:29

There are options out there. We have found a nut/peanut free chocolate bunny made by Hersheys. Other posters have listed some other candies, so I won't repeat those. But Peeps were mentioned... Make sure they are the plain ones. The chocolate ones contain nuts (or peanuts, I forget which). Be careful of jelly beans. I believe Starburst jellybeans and Jelly Belly are safe, but check first.
Here's a tip. Shop early! One year I waited too long and couldn't find the chocolate bunny.
Good luck!

Posted on: Fri, 04/18/2014 - 7:29pm
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Joined: 04/15/2014 - 10:55

Sometimes it is better to include air and find flights separately, you buy a vacation package is cheaper. In some cases, you may be less than the cost of flights and hotel separately, these two can online hotels booking your air! The only problem is that depending on hotel fees are typically based on double occupancy includes, but is ideal if you are traveling with a companion.

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