We live in a world where there are so many allergies. So for some families, Halloween creates a lot more work. Label reading and being extra careful is part of our norm as parents with kids with allergies. Here are some examples of things that we can do to make Halloween Eve just as fun!
I am excited to share that although we can't always have no candies at Halloween, there is a new organization called "The Teal Pumpkin Project". This is amazing, as it advocates that every child should be able to experience the joy and tradition of trick-or-treating on Halloween. Check out this video to see what this great organization is all about!
As a Mother of two children with Celiac Disease, and an Auntie to a Niece with a nut allergy we have come up with some other ideas to keep Halloween just as fun as it is for everyone.
Introducing the switch witch ... If you haven't heard of her ... she is really close friend to the Tooth Fairy! She works closely beside her to be sure that there isn't as many cavities! The Switch Witch leaves a prize for your wee wild ones and takes your candy. Being a witch and all, her teeth are already rotten! The more you leave her, the better the prize! Once you have sorted out all that candy they can't have, leave it out for her and in the morning your great prize awaits...as well as WAY less sugar!
Win Win for everyone!
Here is a list of some Allergy friendly Candies:
- MIKE AND IKE Free of: All Top 8 allergens and gluten free.
- SURT SWEETS Free of: Top 8 allergens, sesame, sulfites and gluten.
- SKINNY POP TREAT BAGS Free of: Top 8 allergens
- RING POP CANDY "JEWELS" Free of: Top 8 allergens plus sesame
- DARE GUMMIES Free of: Peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, eggs, soy, fish, shellfish (may contain milk)
- YUM EARTH Free of: Top 8 allergens
- LIFE SAVERS Free of: Top 8 allergens plus sulfites and sesame
- FRUIT STRIPS Free of: Top 8 allergens, sesame, sulfites and gluten-free.
- LAY'S CLASSIC POTATO CHIPS HALLOWEEN TREAT BAGS Free of: Top 8 allergens, certified gluten-free
- HERSHEY'S KISSES PUMPKIN SPICE FLAVOUR Free of: Peanuts, tree nuts, egg, wheat, gluten-free.