Allergic Living’s Allergy-Friendly Halloween Treats and Candy List

By:
in Food Allergy
Published: October 2, 2020

With health officials warning against traditional house-to-house treating in pandemic times, Halloween 2020 will definitely be different. But you can still brew up plenty of fun on this special and spooky day. Whether you will be entertaining the family, having a Zoom party or planning a small, socially distant, outdoor candy hunt, you’ll want to stock up on safe eats so everyone can join in. 

To help you track down the best goodies, we bring you Allergic Living’s annual list of food allergy-friendly candies and treats. 

Keep the focus on fun, on dressing up, on tricks, safe treats and shocking the kids with little surprises. By the night’s end, they just might declare it one of the best Halloweens yet.

Note: All items have been fact-checked. But always read labels to make sure ingredients haven’t changed.

The 2020 List

Amanda’s Own

Dress up any Halloween night with on-theme, delicious chocolates from Amanda’s Own. Choose from Halloween Teal Treat Bags, filled with teal-foil-wrapped pumpkins, ghosts and bats. Or, surprise smaller groups with the new Halloween Boo Box filled with 10 mini holiday chocolates. Handmade, in a dedicated facility.

Free of: Top 8 allergens plus sesame, gluten, corn and mustard
Shop online at Amandasown.com (U.S. & Canada)

Annie's Homegrown

Annie’s Homegrown

Bunnies might conjure another popular holiday but, made with real fruit juice, without artificial coloring and free of the Top 8 allergens, there’s no reason not to invite these safe sweets to Halloween, too. These gummy snacks look and feel like candy but, with a hefty dose of vitamin C and no high-fructose corn syrup, you’ll feel good putting these into little hands.   

Free of: Top 8 allergens plus gluten 
Shop online at Target.com and Vitacost.com and Walmart.com (U.S.). In Canada, at Amazon.ca and Well.ca.
Retailers include: Target, Walmart and Whole Foods Market. In Canada, Metro and Whole Foods Market.

Dots Halloween snack-size boxes

DOTS

Fun for any occasion, these tasty, fruit-flavored gummies are Top-8-free and made in a dedicated facility that does not process peanuts, tree nuts or gluten. Available in Halloween snack-size boxes, these candies make cute lunchbox or after-dinner dessert options. 

Free of: Top 8 allergens plus sesame and gluten
Shop online at Target.com (U.S.). 
Retailers include: Target and Walmart. In Canada, Party City.

Enjoy Life Foods Halloween Chocolate Minis

Enjoy Life Foods

With plenty of party-perfect products to choose from, you’ll want time to browse through the Enjoy Life Foods website. Our favorites? Delicious Halloween Chocolate Minis in four, Top 8-free varieties, and Soft Baked Mini Cookies or Crunchy Mini Cookies snack packs. All of these treats are produced in a dedicated gluten- and nut-free space that’s also free of the 14 allergens listed on the package. Hide them in loot bags or set them out as snacks. Just don’t be surprised when they all disappear!  

Free of: Top 8 allergens plus sesame, casein, lupin, mustard, sulfites and gluten
Shop online at Enjoylifefoods.com (U.S). In Canada, at Well.ca.
Retailers include: Meijer and Whole Foods Market. In Canada, Bulk Barn and Loblaws.

FreeYumm’s soft-baked bars and cookies

FreeYumm

Made in a dedicated facility free of the Top 8 allergens, sesame and sulfites, FreeYumm’s products are all-natural snacks sure to appeal to little ghosts and ghouls. Individually wrapped, FreeYumm’s soft-baked bars and cookies, available in several flavors, are made without artificial fillers or processed sweeteners. Opt for Double Chocolate Soft Baked Cookies and we guarantee the kids will gobble them up. 

Free of: Top 8 allergens plus sesame, sulfites and gluten
Shop online at Freeyumm.com (U.S. & Canada)
Retailers include: Walmart and Wegmans. In Canada, Loblaws, Metro and Whole Foods Market.

free2b’s Dark Chocolate Sunflower Butter Cups

free2b

Stock up on sweets and surprise your brood with room-to-room trick-or-treating at home! Dole out treats like free2b’s Dark Chocolate Sunflower Butter Cups along with some frightful scares – then delight at the shrieks of joy wafting through the halls. Made in a dedicated facility and available in a Halloween-themed Bag O’ Treats.

Free of: Top 8 allergens plus coconut, corn, mustard and gluten
Shop online at Free2bfoods.com (U.S.)

MadeGood Chocolate Chip Granola Mini Bars

MadeGood

Kids will delight at a familiar sight amid the ghostly gloom when they see MadeGood Chocolate Chip Granola Mini Bars on offer. Free of the Top 8 allergens and gluten, these tasty organic snacks are a healthier alternative to more sugary confections.   

Free of: Top 8 allergens plus sesame and gluten
Shop online at Target.com (U.S.). In Canada, at Well.ca
Retailers include: Target and Whole Foods Market. In Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart. 
*Teal packaging exclusive to Target.

No Whey! Foods’ Choco NoNo’s

No Whey! Foods

From mini packs of Choco NoNo’s to individual Peanot Cups, plus Pumpkin and Skull Pops, you can’t go wrong with No Whey! Foods’ seasonal offerings. The products, which are made in a dedicated facility free from the Top 8 allergens, are also vegan, with no artificial colors or flavors. The 12-piece Haunted Halloween Collection or new box of Pumpkin Spice Truffles make great gifts for smaller groups. 

Free of: Top 8 allergens plus gluten
Shop online at Nowheychocolate.com (U.S. & Canada)

Rule Breaker Bites

Rule Breaker Snacks

When it comes to allergies, these snacks play by the rules! Made in a certified gluten-free facility that’s also free of 11 allergens, Rule Breaker Snacks make a satisfying, unique Halloween sweet. New Rule Breaker Bites, in deep chocolate brownie, birthday cake and chocolate chunk blondie, are a perfect, pre-portioned goodies. They’re sure to give your little partiers the energy they crave.

Free of: Top 8 allergens plus sesame, coconut and gluten.
Shop online at Amazon.com (U.S.)
Retailers include: Kroger, Wegmans and Whole Foods Market. In Canada, Compass Foods.

Sensitive Sweets

Thrill budding chefs on Halloween night with a cookie-decorating kit from Sensitive Sweets. In bat or pumpkin shapes, each kit comes with six large sugar cookies, vanilla frosting and colored sprinkles, all free of the Top 8 allergens. Just don’t be horrified when you find yourself vacuuming sprinkles for a few days.

Free of: Top 8 allergens plus coconut, sesame and gluten 
Shop online at Sensitivesweets.com (U.S.)
Available in-store at Sensitive Sweets. (U.S.)

Halloween lollipops from Strawberry Hill Candy

Strawberry Hill Candy

Impress any thwarted trick-or-treater with striking Halloween lollipops from Strawberry Hill Candy. Choose from blood-sucking cinnamon bats, vanilla ghosts, strawberry insects or even lime-flavored brains. Watch your kids fluctuate between delight and disgust! 

Free of: Top 8 allergens plus gluten and corn syrup
Shop online at Strawberryhillcandy.com and Naturalcandystore.com (U.S)

Starburst Original Fun Size chews

Starburst

Fruity, chewy and always fun, Starburst Original Fun Size chews are a tasty, colorful addition to any Halloween celebration. Free of the Top 8 allergens, in cherry, strawberry, lemon and orange flavors, these are great for lunchboxes, filling candy bowls or simply for making your brooding Batman crack a smile. 

Free of: Top 8 allergens plus sesame and gluten 
Shop online at Target.com and Walmart.com (U.S). In Canada, at Amazon.ca.
Retailers include: CVS, Target and Walmart. In Canada, Walmart and Shoppers Drug Mart.

That’s it.

Made with whole fruit and no added sugar, these tasty bars are a far cry from traditional Halloween fare. Made in a dedicated Top 8-free facility, “That’s it.” bars combine two types of fruit in each snack. Select a variety pack and let everyone choose among strawberry, mango and blueberry. Sweet, delicious and safe, these treats are bound to become a household favorite. 

Free of: Top 8 allergens, gluten, sulfites, and sesame. May contain coconut.
Shop online at Thatsitfruit.com (U.S.). In Canada, at Well.ca.

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates

Appease chocoholics of any kind, from hair-raising to heroic, with Halloween chocolates from the ever-popular Vermont Nut Free. Present them with a Ghoulish Gift Pack and they’ll forget all about trick-or-treating. For smaller gifts, Vermont Nut Free’s individually wrapped Halloween Pops, Mini Bars and Skipper Packs are all safe sweets sure to buoy Halloween spirits.  

Free of: peanuts and tree nuts
Shop online at Vermontnutfree.com (U.S. & Canada)

Related Reading:
Food-Free Fun: Food Allergy-Aware Halloween Loot Guide
Great Halloween Activities During COVID-19
Allergic Living’s Halloween Crafts & Costumes Guide
The CDC’s Tips on How to Celebrate Halloween Safely