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Giving your children candy-filled Easter baskets is a tradition that many families hold dear. However, food allergies can make that tradition a bit more challenging. While there are plenty of non-candy alternatives for creating fun-filled Easter baskets, but if candy is what your children crave, there are many candies that are allergy-friendly. While reading the labels is always essential for food allergies, here are some possible Easter candy choices for those with various food allergies:
If you have a child or someone in the house who is peanut and tree nut-free, there are still some great candy options. Dove Chocolate offers some candies from their Dove Promises line that are manufactured in a facility that doesn’t handle peanuts, though you will need to read the labels. Goetze’s Candy offers Caramel Creams that are made in a facility free of tree nuts and peanuts. Hershey’s also offers some candy options, but you will need to read the label. In addition, Jelly Belly makes jelly beans that are both peanut and gluten-free.
For someone that is milk and egg-free, options can be a bit more limited. However, Jelly Belly still remains a safe option. These jelly beans come in a variety of fun and delicious flavors that are typically milk and egg-free.
For a soy-free candy, there are a few options available. You can try eatingEVOLVED chocolate bars that are free of soy, wheat, gluten, and dairy. Hillside Sweets also offers a soy-free version of flavored candy chews and hard candies. Their Go Organic candy line is also kosher and non-GMO.
Ethereal Confections, Hillside Sweets, and Moo Free are all companies that offer wheat and gluten-free candies. Jelly Belly jelly beans are also wheat and gluten-free. In addition, you can pick up some Sixlets or Sunkist Fruit Gems to pack their Easter baskets.
If someone is allergic to milk, egg, soy, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, fish or shellfish, you might think there is no hope for finding delicious candy. You are wrong! You can purchase Amore di Mona Chocolates in bulk for verities like dark chocolate and caramel. Gimbals offers jelly beans, fruit chews, and licorice, and there are organically sweetened gummies from Surf Sweets too.
If you are looking for help with food allergies, contact the Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Medical Group today! Our experienced doctors will work with you to determine if immunology is a treatment option for the food allergies you or your child are experiencing. We offer appointments at four offices in Ventura, Oxnard, Newhall, and Camarillo and can provide exemplary care for every member of your family, no matter how old or young they are. Contact us today at 805-658-9500 to schedule your appointment!