safe halloween candies

Posted on: Sun, 10/14/2001 - 2:01pm
kabob's picture
Joined: 09/09/2001 - 09:00

Can anyone reccommend any peanut free/safe halloween treats? Of course we avoid all candy but are there any known safe ones??? I think dumbo lollipops have been mentioned. Is anyone sure they are safe? Any others??

Posted on: Sun, 10/14/2001 - 3:53pm
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Are you in Canada or the USA? That will make a big difference which nut-free products are available.

Posted on: Mon, 10/15/2001 - 12:42am
margaret's picture
Joined: 11/01/2000 - 09:00

"Dumbo" lollipops?
They're dum dums [img][/img]

Posted on: Mon, 10/15/2001 - 8:04am
kabob's picture
Joined: 09/09/2001 - 09:00

Oops, dum dums,yes. We're in the USA. Any reccommendations????

Posted on: Mon, 10/15/2001 - 9:48am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Unfortunately, there is less choice if you are in the USA. In Canada, there are many more nut free choices (ie: Nestle Canada, Trebor Allen candy).
I have heard the following products are safe in both Canada and the USA, so at least you have 3 ideas now:
Skittles (made by Mars/M&M)
Starburst (made by Mars/M&M)
Smarties (known as "Rockets" in Canada) made by CeDeCe Candies Ltd.
Since I am not in the USA, I do not know of any other products that are safe. Maybe someone from the USA will know.

Posted on: Mon, 10/15/2001 - 11:18am
LOIS's picture
Joined: 08/15/1999 - 09:00

I am giving out Dum Dum Lollipops. That's the only treat I am offering. They are safe in the US. My PA grandson will be handing them out. I think that will be as much fun for him as going trick or treating himself. He is 3 1/2. Remember, it's how we present things to our PA children. Let's show them that "giving" is as much fun as "getting"!

Posted on: Mon, 10/15/2001 - 11:43am
MaureenAnn's picture
Joined: 08/23/2001 - 09:00

I remember reading that York Peppermint Patties were safe. I called Hershey (US) today and they said since there was no warning, the product was safe. Does anyone disagree?? I don't remember specifics, but the woman said if there was any chance of contamination, it would be listed.

Posted on: Tue, 10/16/2001 - 3:17am
Heather2's picture
Joined: 09/25/2001 - 09:00

I disagree that there aren't a lot of choices in the US. Let me pull out my trusty list here. As always, please be sure to call manufacturers yourself.
Tootsie Pops
Junior Mints
Sugar Daddy
Sugar Babies
Charleston Chew
Mike and Ikes
Hot Tamales
Teenie Beenie Jellie Beans
Dum Dums
Spangler Picture Pops
...and for Christmas, add Spangler candy canes to the list.
And don't forget Vermont Nut Free and Kellie's Nut Free Candies for chocolates. I can buy Kellie's Candies at a store downtown, I don't even have to mail order them.
I'm sure there are lots more, these are just the ones I have checked out.

Posted on: Tue, 10/16/2001 - 10:25am
Linda-Jo's picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

For a non-candy treat, I saw at a local CVS (I'm in MA) they have crayon packs made by Crayola. 3 crayons to a pack, and then about 20 in a big bag. Also, my daughter has received pencils, spider rings, and fruit snacks, too.

Posted on: Tue, 10/16/2001 - 10:32am
SF's picture
Joined: 06/06/2002 - 09:00

Heather2: thanks for the list! I am just starting to work on my list for the safe candy category. I am going to add the manufacturer's names to this list with contact info; I think it is a good way to group them, by company. Looks like most of this is Spangler and Just Born.
Now is probably a good time of year to work on this, with Halloween almost here. I plan on going to the store and doing more research; I will let you know if I come up with any new safe additions to your list. Thanks again!

Posted on: Tue, 10/16/2001 - 11:27pm
Heather2's picture
Joined: 09/25/2001 - 09:00

...and don't forget Tootsie.


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