Valentine’s Candy Guide 2022: Our Top Picks of Allergy-Friendly Treats

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in Managing Allergies, Resources
Published: January 25, 2022

Sourcing the tastiest allergy-friendly sweets for Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be as hard as finding your one true love. Let Allergic Living guide you through the heaps of treats to the best of the allergy-friendly candy and chocolate. From exciting goodies for little ones to sumptuous gifts for your sweetheart, we have a Valentine’s Day sweet to please each and every one of your darlings.

Note: Ingredient information on all items has been fact-checked with manufacturers. But always read labels to make sure ingredients have not changed.

Amanda's Own Chocolates

Amanda’s Own

Made in a dedicated facility and free of the Top 9 allergens, each confection from Amanda’s Own is safe, delicious and just the thing to sweeten any day, special or not. Surprise little ones with their own bag of individually wrapped hearts in cheerful, Valentine’s Day colors and watch the smiles spread.

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

Amore di Mona

Cap off a romantic Valentine’s evening with a plush box of fine, Top 9-free chocolates from Amore di Mona. Each Amore Assortment box, available with 16 or 33 pieces, boasts a luxe variety of dark chocolates, from cherry truffles to caramelas. Assuming your loved one isn’t opposed to sharing, this elegant selection makes an ideal gift. 

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten, lupin and corn
Shop online at Amoredimona.com and Amazon.com (U.S. & Canada)
Retailers include: Nordstrom EBar and Whole Foods Market. (U.S. only)

Divvies Brownie Cookie Sandwich

Divvies

Made in a dedicated nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free and sesame-free facility, Divvies’ cookie sandwiches fit the bill perfectly if over-the-top indulgence is on your Valentine’s Day agenda. Treat everyone at your table with brownie and chocolate chip flavors, each filled with rich vanilla frosting, and as the room fills with “oohs” and “aahs,” you’ll know you made the right choice. 

Free of: peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, fish, shellfish and sesame
Contains: wheat, soy and gluten
Shop online at Divvies.com (U.S. only)
Retailers include: Sprouts, Fresh Thyme Market and The Fresh Market (U.S. only)

Valentine Dots

DOTS

Pair a box or two of Valentine DOTS with a favorite movie for a cozy Valentine’s Day that’s family-friendly and fun. In cherry, vanilla and passion fruit flavors, these seasonally hued, Top 9-free gumdrops are just the thing to spark smiles all around.

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

Dum-Dums  

Individually wrapped Dum-Dums Heart Pops are a convenient, sweet treat for sweetie pies. Kids love the flavor mash-ups – including cherry passion fruit, cherry cotton candy, and more – found in each pack of these fun, Top 9-free lollies.

Free of: Top 9 allergens and gluten
FYI: note on highly refined soy.
Shop online at Target.com. In Canada, at CandyFunHouse.ca.
Retailers include: Rite-Aid, Target and Walmart. (U.S. only)

Enjoy Life Foods

Enjoy Life Foods’ Chocolate Bars are the perfect treat to have on hand for Valentine’s Day. Stock up on a selection of Top 9-free ricemilk, ricemillk crunch and dark bars. This will give you plenty of great chocolate to dole out to little and big sweethearts alike.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten, corn, lupin, mustard and sulfites
Shop online at Enjoylifefoods.com. In Canada, at Instacart.com and Luckyvitamin.ca.
Retailers include: Hy-Vee, Wegman’s and Winn Dixie. In Canada, Loblaws.

Hershey Kisses Chocolates

Hershey

Made from nut- and gluten-free milk chocolate, Hershey’s Conversation Kisses are a creamy, luscious take on classic conversation hearts. With a cute message included on every wrapper, these sweet surprises make it easy to wear your heart on your sleeve.

Free of:  peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, sesame and gluten
Contains: dairy
Shop online at Hershey.com and Target.com. (U.S. only)
Retailers include: Rite-Aid and Target (U.S. only)

Jelly Belly

Jelly Belly’s 10-Flavor Valentine’s Day Gift Box is the best way to gift the cutest of confections this Valentine’s Day. Each box includes an assortment of fun flavors ranging from chocolate pudding and cotton candy, to cinnamon, jewel cream soda, and more. Even better? Thanks to colorful packaging, this gift is elegant enough for adults yet tempting enough for little loves.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten
Shop online at Jellybelly.com (U.S. only)
Retailers include: Giant Eagle, Kroger and Walgreens. In Canada, London Drugs and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Jolly Rancher

Bright, juicy and cute as can be, Jolly Rancher Jelly Hearts in cherry, strawberry and watermelon are a fun sweet to have on hand come Valentine’s Day. Treat kids to a handful or set them out in colorful bowls and let the love flow.

Free of: Top 9 allergens
Shop online at Amazon.com and Target.com. In Canada, at Candyfunhouse.ca.
Retailers include: Target and Walmart (U.S only)

No Whey! Foods Chocolates

No Whey! Foods

Valentine’s Day and chocolate go together as well as you and your sweetheart so celebrate accordingly with a Top 9-free Large Chocolate Truffle Heart Box from No Whey! Foods. With 24 mouth-watering treats in each box, in flavors ranging from salted caramel and coffee to Grand Marnier, raspberry and more, you’re guaranteed a sweet time with this elegant assortment nearby.

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

Partake

With a wide variety of crunchy and soft-baked, Top9free cookies in their product line, Partake has enough toothsome treats to delight all your cookie monsters this Valentine’s Day. Opt for Soft Baked Chocolate Chip for traditionalists and Crunchy Ginger Snap for those who live for spice. Set out a platter, and spend some quality time this Valentine’s Day extolling the virtues of each.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten, mustard, sulfites and nightshades
Shop online at Partakefoods.com (U.S. only)
Retailers include: Kroger, Target and Whole Foods Market (U.S. only)

Ring Pop

Dress up Valentine’s Day with a treat that doubles as a trinket and always captures the imagination of the under-10 set. In red cherry craze and pink strawberry, Valentine’s Day Ring Pops are free-from treats that bring the fun of the day to the fore.  

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten
Shop online at Target.com. In Canada, at Candyfunhouse.ca.
Retailers include: Target and Walmart. In Canada, Dollarama.

Rule Breaker Snacks

Kids who crave cake over candy, will melt at the sight of Rule Breaker Snacks’ Deep Chocolate Brownies. These rich, tender, fudgy brownies say “I love you” in a language anyone can understand. Made in a dedicated bakery from a unique recipe that’s free of the top 9 allergens and gluten.   

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

Sensitive Sweets

Send the sweetest surprise with a Valentine’s Cookie Set from Sensitive Sweets. With eight individually wrapped, Top 9-free decorated sugar cookies in each box, this gift keeps on giving after Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Feeling creative? Opt for a Decorating Kit with 10 heart-shaped cookies and let your inner-artist shine.

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

Smarties Love Hearts

A perfect hand-out for close friends, Smarties’ Love Hearts come in six flavors and a range of updated messages. Treat kids to these classic candies and relish the giggles as they sift through the sentiments, from “Text Me” and “Swipe Right” to “Smooch,” and more.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten
Shop online at Candywarehouse.com, Smartiesstore.com and Target.com. In Canada, called Rockets, at Dollarama.com.
Retailers include: Target and Walmart. In Canada (as Rockets), Dollarama.

Surf Sweets

Looking to spice up the most romantic day of the year? Gift Surf Sweets’ Cinnamon Organic Bears and add a touch of sweet heat to Valentine’s Day. Made from organic sugar and plant-based dyes, without the top 9 allergens, these chewy little nibbles are great for kids – but you may not want to share. 

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten
Shop online at Surfsweets.com and Instacart.com (U.S. only)
Retailers include: Publix (U.S. only)

That’s It.

Known for its simple, plant-based products, That’s it has a delicious surprise for chocoholics on your Valentine’s Day gift list. From Dark Chocolate Date to Fig & Sea Salt, each truffle is made from nothing more than organic dark chocolate and fruit. Each one is  also a luscious, Top 9-free treat made for special moments.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten, celery, mustard and sulfites
Contains: Some products contain coconut
Shop online at Thatsitfruit.com and Amazon.com (U.S. only)

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates

Chocolate can’t fix everything but come Valentine’s Day, a Sweet Treats Box from Vermont Nut Free can go a long way to warming little ones’ hearts. Filled with an assortment of goodies, in milk or dark chocolate, this peanut- and tree-nut-free treasure trove is the perfect surprise for every sweetheart. From Skippers and a decorated Valentine Marshmallow, to a bag of foil-wrapped Mini Hearts, kids will have a blast discovering their faves.

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

YumEarth

Ready for tucking into bags or pockets, YumEarth’s Valentine’s Day Giggles are the type of fruity, chewy candy bite that kids love. Bursting with the flavors of green apple, lemon, orange, strawberry and grape, these Giggles are sure to delight everyone in your crew, big and small.

Free of: Top 9 allergens plus gluten
Shop online at Yumearth.com  (U.S. only)
Retailers include: Target and Whole Foods Market (U.S. and Canada)

Bonus! Allergy-Friendly Valentine’s Desserts:
Vanilla Heart Cake with Chocolate Ganache
Dairy-Free, Nut-Free Heart Sandwich Cookies
Triple Chocolate Brownie Cones