Trick or Treat Candy List

Posted on: Mon, 09/29/2008 - 4:54am
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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?

Posted on: Mon, 09/29/2008 - 7:09am
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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.

Posted on: Tue, 10/07/2008 - 3:17am
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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)

Posted on: Tue, 10/07/2008 - 6:37am
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I think Junior Mints may be "safe". Are they made by Tootsie? I know everything from Tootsie is "safe".

Posted on: Tue, 10/07/2008 - 9:41am
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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

Posted on: Tue, 10/14/2008 - 3:42am
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I just got the trick or treat size starburst packs and they are not labeled for peanuts or tree nuts or may contains.

Posted on: Tue, 10/14/2008 - 5:25am
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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.

Posted on: Tue, 10/14/2008 - 6:17am
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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]

Posted on: Wed, 10/15/2008 - 1:23pm
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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

Posted on: Thu, 10/16/2008 - 5:29am
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We eat Junior Mints all the time. Never had a problem.

Posted on: Thu, 10/16/2008 - 8:04am
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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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