Halloween is an amazing holiday for many reasons. One reason that pretty much anyone of any age can agree on is CANDY. Unfortunately, some kids are allergic to certain candies (peanut, soy, and more recently gluten). So I found a list of what candies are safe for people with certain allergies so that you know what food to avoid, or if someone asks if you have any "something-free" candy you know what to point them to!

A common misconception about food allergies is that you have to buy "special" candy if you have an allergy. While those "special" candies do exists, they are expensive and there are more commonly known candies that people buy on an everyday basis that meet the same standards! You just have to know which ones!

Some gluten-free candies:
M&M's (EXCEPT pretzel M&Ms)
3 Musketeers
Snickers
Almond Joy
Mounds
Heath Bar
PayDay
Reese's Cups (EXCEPT seasonal shapes. That means pumpkin shaped Reese's are a no-no.)
Hershey's Nuggets
Pixy Stix
Laffy Taffy
Fun Dip
Tootsie Rolls

Peanut-free candies:
Haribo Gummy Candies
Skittles
Peeps
Swedish Fish
Laffy Taffy
Tootsie Rolls
Hershey's Milk Chocolate
Junior Mints
Mike & Ike
Starburst

Egg-Free candies:
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
M&M's
Hershey's chocolate
Kit Kat bars
Almond Joy
Twix
Skittles
Twizzler's
Life Savers
Tootsie Rolls
Butterfinger
Jolly Rancher
Starburst
Crunch bar
Krackel candy bar
Whoppers
Sour Patch Kids

HERE is a full list of various allergy-free candies. (More peanut-free candies HERE)

If you are looking to avoid a certain food this Halloween season, even if the candy isn't known to have that thing you're allergic to in it, ALWAYS check the package! Some companies use the same machines to make different candies. So, while a candy may not have nuts in it, it may have been on a conveyor belt that just had a nut product on it. The packaging should tell you whether or not the product may have been "contaminated" by a certain peanut product (or other).

Hope this helps! Have a safe and candy-coma-induced Halloween!!!