Allergic Living’s Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy & Treats List 2021

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in Food Allergy
Published: October 6, 2021

There’s nothing like a fright on Halloween, but no child should have to be afraid of what’s lurking in their stash of chocolates and candies. Have no fear, Allergic Living has pulled together the ultimate list of allergy-friendly treats, which are sure to thrill all the ghosts, superheroes and princesses you know.

Whether you let the kids chase down chocolates on foot or throw a spine-chilling small soirée, our guide will help you to locate heaps of “friendly” Halloween goodies. We’re all for inclusion, and letting everyone join in the fun.

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

The 2021 List

Amanda’s Own

When flavor and free-from are top of mind, Amanda’s Own has the treats you need. With a wide assortment of cute, seasonal, Top 9-free chocolates to choose from, deciding which Amanda’s Own sweets to order is the most difficult part of the process. For gifting to loved ones, it’s hard to beat the brand’s new Haunted Halloween Treat Box. You can also support the nonprofit FAACT (Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team) when you purchase a bag of teal foil-wrapped chocolates.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten, corn and mustard
Shop online at Amandasown.com (U.S. & Canada)

Enjoy Life Foods

When it comes to allergy-friendly treats, there are no wrong moves with Enjoy Life Foods. Still, it’s the company’s Halloween Chocolate Minis Variety Pack – in dark chocolate, ricemilk, ricemilk crunch or an assortment of all three – that fulfills our cravings come October 31. The individually wrapped seasonal squares are free of the Top 9 allergens and gluten-free, and perfect for parties, trick-or-treating or the lunch box. Try all three flavors, and fall under the spell of some of the tastiest allergy-friendly chocolate there is.

Shop Free of: 14 allergens(Top 9 plus casein, lupin, mustard, sulfites and gluten-free)
Shop online at Enjoylifefoods.com (U.S). In Canada, at Well.ca.
Retailers include: Shoprite, Wegmans and Whole Foods Market. In Canada, Organic Garage and Nature’s Emporium.   

free2b Foods

Made with dark chocolate, sunflower butter, powdered sugar and little else, free2b’s Sunflower Butter Cups are likely to steal the spotlight come Halloween night. Available in an 18-count Bag O’ Treats for the big day, these individually wrapped cups may be free from top allergens and gluten, but they deliver on delectable flavor.

Free of: Top 12 common allergens (Top 9 plus corn, mustard, coconut, and gluten-free)
Shop online at Free2bfoods.com and Amazon.com (U.S.)
Retailers include: Fresh Market and Wegmans.

Hershey

An American classic, Hershey’s Kisses have gone ghoulish for Halloween with vampire foil and a blood-red, strawberry-flavored filling. A devilish take on tradition, these nut-free sweets will be the first to fly out of candy bowls and trick-or-treat bags. (Made with milk chocolate, so not a choice with dairy allergy.)

Free of: peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, eggs, fish, shellfish, and gluten-free
Contain: dairy and soy. Hershey’s allergen statement.)
Shop online at Shop.Hersheys.com and Amazon.com. In Canada, at Walmart.ca.
Retailers include: Target, Walgreens and Walmart.

MadeGood

These cute Chocolate Chip Granola Mini Bars are packed with chocolate – just the right amount of sweet to impress tiny palates. How do they bewitch parents? The charms of organic, Top 9-free ingredients and a full serving of vegetables in every serving are most appealing.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten-free
Shop online at Target.com (U.S.)
Retailers include: Target (U.S.) In Canada, Rexall.
*Teal packaging exclusive to Target

Mike and Ike

As howling ghouls roam your streets on Halloween, keep Mike and Ike’s Spooky Variety Bag on hand to help keep the peace. With 100 snack-sized packs of Original, Tropical Typhoon and Berry Blast fruit chews in each pack, these yummy, top allergen-free treats are just the thing to thrill the trick-or-treaters.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten  
Shop online at Target.com (U.S.)
Retailers include: Rite Aid, Target and Walmart.

No Whey! Foods

Get all the crave-worthy treats with no tricks from No Whey! Foods and its wide range of Top 9-free and gluten-free goodies. Halloween finds include the Bag of Terror, filled with individually wrapped packs of chocolate-covered, orange-sprinkled pretzels, fall lollipops, Ghoulish Graveyard chocolate coffins with dairy-free cream, and more. You’ll find enough choices here to satisfy the living, the undead and every creature in-between.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten-free
Shop online at Nowheychocolate.com (U.S. & Canada)

Peeps

If last year’s pandemic-induced loss of Halloween Peeps was like a stake through the heart, you’ll want to celebrate their return to store shelves with every seasonal shape imaginable. From traditional jack-o’-lanterns, to ghosts, purple cats and skulls, these popular marshmallow candies are perfect for decorating, using in baking, or offering up as special treats. (Count sizes vary).

Free of: peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, egg, soy, sesame, fish, shellfish, plus gluten-free
May contain: Dairy. See No. 3 on company allergen statement.
Shop online at Target.com and Walmart.com (U.S.) In Canada, at Candyfunhouse.ca.
Retailers include: Target and Walmart. In Canada, Dollarama.

Ring Pops

Once the hair and makeup, costume and wig are in place, it’s time to accessorize with the glitziest, gaudiest, tastiest baubles you can find. Top 8-free, in a range of colors and fruit flavors, Ring Pops are a safe sweet kids love – and the perfect ornament for almost any getup. 

Free of: Top 8 allergens plus gluten
Shop online at Target.com and Candywarehouse.com (U.S.).
Retailers include: Target and Walmart. In Canada, non-Halloween packs available at Dollarama, Walmart and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Rule Breaker Snacks

New Pumpkin Spice Bites from Rule Breaker Snacks boast serious pumpkin flavor and enough white chocolate chips to satisfy. Serve at a ghoulish gathering and they’ll fly off the plate. Made from chickpeas and sweetened with dates, these chewy, certified gluten-free morsels contain protein and fiber in every bite. Also available in Birthday Cake, Deep Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Chunk Blondie and Mint Chocolate Brownie.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus coconut and gluten
Shop online at Rulebreakersnacks.com (U.S.)  

Safe + Fair Food Company

Halloween games require skill, dedication, and enough snacks to fuel Hulk-sized appetites. Keep a party going with Top 9-free flavored popcorn from Safe + Fair. Opt for the flavors of fall, with Honeycrisp Apple Pie or Full Stack, or invest in a sweet or salty variety pack. Light, crunchy, and free of trans fats, this snack will satisfy anyone – or anything – on your guest list.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten   
Produced in a facility that does make products with milk, wheat and soy. Protocols followed to “minimize potential cross-contact” and popcorn tested for Top 9.
Shop online at Safeandfair.com (U.S.)
Retailers include: Costco and Target.

Sour Patch Kids

Stash away a bag or two of Sour Patch Kids Spooky Mix and delight every trick-or-treater who darkens your doorstep. Each assorted bag includes Top-8 free original Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish and Sour Patch Kids Watermelon flavor in snack-sized bags. One-stop-shop Halloween shopping? You bet.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten  
Shop online at Target.com (U.S.). In Canada, at Instacart.com.
Retailers include: Walmart and Kroger.

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates

Well-known for its delicious peanut- and nut-free chocolates, Vermont Nut Free thinks within and outside the chocolate box this Halloween. It offers a range of spooky nut-free chocolate – from mini bars to bark, miniatures and more. But also not to be missed: the brand’s new Trick-Or-Treat Jelly Bean Pack, a tote bag filled with 15 individual bags of jelly beans. Shell out these bags of tasty beans, and you’ll be the most popular stop on the block.  

Free of: peanuts, tree nuts and sesame
Note: Dairy, soy, egg and wheat are used in some products. Jelly beans packaged on same equipment as products with dairy, soy.
Shop online at Vermontnutfree.com (U.S. & Canada)

Welch’s

Each Halloween variety box of Welch’s Fruit Snacks is packed with an assortment of fruity flavors, vitamins A, C and E, and chewy fun. In cute seasonal shapes, these Top 9-free snacks are ideal for doling out to trick-or-treaters. They’re also just the trick for lunch boxes – or for keeping candy bowls filled as terrible tiny monsters run rampant through your home.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten
Contain: coconut oil, gelatin
Shop online at Walmart.com and BJs.com (U.S.). In Canada, at Walmart.ca.
Retailers include: Walmart and Kroger.

YumEarth

Stock up on the candies kids crave with a Halloween variety pack from YumEarth. Each one comes with an assortment of colorful, organic, chewy, fruity treats that are free of the Top 9 allergens, high fructose corn syrup and artificial dyes. From chewy Giggles and seasonal Gummy Fruits, to the yummiest Pops around, these treats deliver sweet without scary surprises.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten 
Gummy Fruits are made on equipment shared with products containing fish and wheat, but allergen protocols are in place to prevent cross-contact. Company FAQ on facility questions.
Shop online at Target.com and Yumearth.com (U.S.). In Canada, at Well.ca.
Retailers include: Target and Whole Foods Market. 

Zolli Candy

Dubbed the “Clean Teeth Candy,” sugar-free, plant-based Zollipops from Zolli Candy help neutralize mouth acidity and raise pH levels to fight tooth decay. Will kids care? Not one bit. But they will be impressed that a teen with food allergies launched the company, and that these fruity delights are safe for them – and a great addition to their Halloween pile.

Free of: Zollipops are Top 9-free and gluten-free
Note: Their Zolli Caramelz contain milk and soy.
Shop online at Shop.zollipops.com (U.S.). In Canada, at Well.ca and Amazon.ca.

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