What candy do you let your kids eat?

Posted on: Tue, 10/01/2002 - 6:23am
samirosenjacken's picture
Joined: 09/30/2002 - 09:00

With halloween coming i was just wondering what kinds of candy you consider safe enough for your kids to eat??

Posted on: Tue, 10/01/2002 - 7:25am
BS312's picture
Joined: 09/05/2001 - 09:00

Just Born marshmallow treats (pumpkins, ghosts, cats), Dum Dum lollipops, some fruit gummies (Richfood brand). That's about it. She is milk and egg-allergic, too. We make our own chocolate candy from Hershey's unsweetened baking chocolate.

Posted on: Tue, 10/01/2002 - 7:28am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

Canadian specific - Nestle's safe line of chocolate bars and Smarties. Trebor-Allan's wonderful array of safe candies (gummi bears, sour cherry blasters, watermelon slices, etc.).
Also, Cadbury's Caramilk bar.
I also understand that Dare candies are PA safe in Canada but I haven't found any yet (or perhaps I've been avoiding them because I could really use a giant bag of ju jubes right now myself - to be consumed in a very short period of time [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/eek.gif[/img] ) that would include ju jubes, gum drops, jelly beans.
I'm fairly sure that's about it and believe me, my children do consume, to me, what appears to be a lot of candy.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 10/01/2002 - 9:31am
Jana R's picture
Joined: 02/09/1999 - 09:00

BS312 - I was just wondering if you can share your chocolate candy recipes - my son also has milk and egg allergy. Have you had any succes in making milk-free fudge or carmels? When I try to substitute soy milk for these candy recipes it tastes awful! Any suggestions?

Posted on: Tue, 10/01/2002 - 10:32am
SF's picture
Joined: 06/06/2002 - 09:00

Have you done a search on here for this info? I know there have been numerous discussions on safe candy.....
We are comfortable with the following nut free items:
Just Born products (Marshmallow Peeps)
PEZ Candy
Dum Dum Lollipops
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks

Posted on: Tue, 10/01/2002 - 11:07am
erik's picture
Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

*** Note: Always read the labels for nut warning, as manufacturing conditions are always changing... what is safe today may not be safe tomorrow.. ALWAYS READ LABELS ***
As Cindy mentioned, Nestle Aero, Kit Kat, Coffee Crisp, Smarties and Mirage are safe, and Trebor Allan Fuzzy Peach, Swedish Berries, Sour Patch Kids, Orange Crush candy, Sour Cherry Blasters, etc. are safe.
In addition to the above lists, here are more ideas:
Skittles (Canada & USA)
Starburst fruit chews (Canada & USA)
Dove caramel bar (Canada)
Bounty coconut bar (Canada)
Caramilk 47g, 50g, 52g, 100g are safe (the mini Caramilk, pumpkin Caramilk, and giant Caramilk 200g may contain peanuts)
Dairy Milk rolls 47g are safe (all other Dairy Milk may contain peanuts)
Crunchie 44g
Rosebuds 37g
Coconut 41g
Pep 48g
Flake 32g
Jersey Milk buds 32g (all other Jersey Milk may contain peanuts)
Cerises 45g
Choclair 35g (*Hazelnut flavour is artificial. Choclairs do not contain any nut ingredients)
In addition to the bars listed earlier, Nestle Willy Wonka makes many candies in nut free environments such as Nerds, Runts, Sweet Tarts, Shock Tarts, etc.
Ce De Candy
Rockets (Canada) are safe
Smarties (USA) are safe
Hershey USA
And in the USA only, the regular size Hershey bar and regular size Rolos and Kit Kat bites (not the Kit Kat bar) are safe. In Canada, the Hershey bar and Rolos are not safe (may contain peanuts). In the USA, the Kit Kat bar may contain peanuts.
Hope this list helps.

Posted on: Tue, 10/01/2002 - 11:29am
Askosrose's picture
Joined: 04/08/2002 - 09:00

Thanks for that list, Erik!
I buy two boxes of the Nestl

Posted on: Tue, 10/01/2002 - 12:32pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Yes Erik, thanks for that list...My son has no hardly had any chocolate candy (USA). I was always so afraid of the chocolate bars due to cross contam. issues, especially Hersey bars and was just wondering the other day about Rolos, I'll have to try them w/him, since I loved them as a kid...Yumm Yumm!
[This message has been edited by Cam's Mom (edited October 01, 2002).]

Posted on: Wed, 10/02/2002 - 6:33am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Lollipops! (He's 3).

Posted on: Wed, 10/02/2002 - 8:18am
Love my C's picture
Joined: 04/03/2002 - 09:00

What about Swedish Fish? I let my son try these after receiving them at a birthday party and doing a search on this board a couple of days ago. Do you consider these safe for a PA person?

Posted on: Wed, 10/02/2002 - 8:41am
BS312's picture
Joined: 09/05/2001 - 09:00

Jana R- We haven't tried fudge or caramels. To make chocolate "bars", melt 8 oz. Hershey's Unsweetened Baking Chocolate with 1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon Crisco together in the microwave. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir in 2 cups powdered sugar (knead with your hands). Spread in a 13 x 9 inch lightly Criscoed pan. If you freeze this, you can break it up easily. We put it into a plastic bag, then use a ballpeen hammer to break it into small bar size or into chocolate chip size. I want to try making chocolate lollipops by putting it into plastic candy molds with those white sticks that you can buy in craft stores. Yummy!


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