safe halloween candy for PA sufferers?

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Hi. I have not posted for a while (DH thought I was becoming 'obsessive' with my searching the message boards for PA info, so I tried to cool it all summer). However, I need some help now. My 20 month old PA DS will be going trick or treating this year and I want to know what are safe candies for him to eat. Up to this point, he really hasn't had much candy, just a plain hershey's choc. bar and Dum-Dum suckers. Do any of you have a list you could share of safe candy? I did a search here but only found older posts and was hoping for something more up to date.

Thanks so much.

MIchelle

On Oct 10, 2006

there are some canys we allow. mainly hershey products. like rollos twizlers, dumdums, hershey bars, and kisses and kissables. for halloween this year we are alowing the kids to go trick or treating for the first time since the peanut allergy has been found, so at the end of the night we are going to do the great candy trade in! they will have to give us the candy and we will give them candy that we know is ok. i hope it works because i want my kids to join in the fun with there friends.

On Oct 10, 2006

Be advised that the Hershey's milk chocolate snack sized bars now have a "made on the same equipment as almonds" warning on them. Unfortunately, these are the ones that are in most of the Halloween candy bags. Bummer.

The slightly larger size that come in the six pack (not sure of the ounces) are still safe however.

On Oct 10, 2006

doesn't that stink about the little hershey bars???? those were about the only good chocolate my kids ever got in their trick or treat bags that i allowed them to keep....and they are the ones i always passed out with packets of hot chocolate.

this year i found cowtails (caramels with white creme in the middle), skittles, sixlets (which were not safe last year here, but are this year, for some reason), and milkduds. unfortunately, my kids aren't really thrilled about any of these but at least i can pass them out to the kids at school during the parties without jeopradizing my kids.

not sure what i'll pack up for my kids to trade their halloween candy for this year. i regift all the stuff they get trickortreating (i put it right into the bowl by my door to give to kids who come to our house). it's mostly snickers, reeses, m&m's, etc. NONE of it is good for my kids, usually.

i love giving out hot chocolate packets...all the kids who come to my door think it's neat getting something "different." plus, if it's a cold night i think it will give them something fun and warm to go home and have right away.

you know, my kids don't eat a lot of candy anyhow so i guess i'll quit worrying about what to give them. i'll just get a few really, really GOOD things and skip the huge amounts of so-so things i usually give them.

On Oct 10, 2006

It's harder for me for the little guys -- 2 and under sometimes have a hard time with skittles, etc.

Our favorites are Tootsie roll pops and Kissables. We also picked up some nerds and other Wonka stuff. For the most part I don't even try to read labels because I just know it's not safe. I'll only pick up something that's made by Tootsie company or Wonka and then read just to double check.

LOVING the Kissables in the mini packs though!!! I think we've bought about a dozen packages already [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Patty

------------------ Patty mom to Sara (7/02) allergic to pn, grass, trees Julia (9/04) asthma and allergic to eggs? & nuts? (no testing, just reactions)

On Oct 10, 2006

And, as an aside.... your topic says "pa sufferers" We don't look at it that way in our house -- better attitude means less irrtation by it. We don't suffer from pa any more than we suffer from our blonde hair and blue eyes [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Good luck! Patty

------------------ Patty mom to Sara (7/02) allergic to pn, grass, trees Julia (9/04) asthma and allergic to eggs? & nuts? (no testing, just reactions)

On Oct 10, 2006

i'm glad the kissables were mentioned again...i need to go find some of those asap. my kids do really like those and that would be a great halloween item to pass out and to have here at the house for my own girls.

On Oct 10, 2006

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Originally posted by pitterpat: [b]And, as an aside.... your topic says "pa sufferers" We don't look at it that way in our house -- better attitude means less irrtation by it. We don't suffer from pa any more than we suffer from our blonde hair and blue eyes [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Good luck! Patty

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great attiude!!!!!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] i was at a baby shower this weekend and one of the guests heard that our son is pa, and she made this pittiful face and said, oh pooooooorrrr baaabeee!!! i just laughed it off and said, thats just part of life with john! we dont think of it as "suffering" either

on another note, i didnt relize that the little hershey bars may contain. man that stinks. last year we passed out twizzlers. thats the candy of choice in our house this time of year.

On Oct 10, 2006

Another solution is to buy the packages of wrapped chocolates from Vermontnutfree.com. They have them in fun Halloween shapes.

Then when they come home from trick-or-treating, since we have to take 90% of DD's candy away due to not safe, I can hand her the safe chocolates and she dosen't miss what I took away.

On Oct 10, 2006

My dd's favorite is Peppermint Patties. I'm so upset because I haven't been able to find the small bags of kissables yet. Tried Target, Walmart, Meijer and Kroger! We might try Vermont Nut Free this year. so expensive...but I've heard really good and the piece of mind that goes with it is priceless I'm sure. Trying to think of any other safe candy not yet mentioned... smarties, nerds, twizzlers, double bubble, Mike and Ikes, junior mints?, It seems I might have to do a new search myself [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

By Mrsdocrse on Oct 31, 2014

We like tootsie rolls, sour patch kids, swedish fish, skittles, peppermint patties.... Some may not be appropriate for a 20 month old....

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