Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween is Here, and It's Easier Than Ever to be Food-Allergy Friendly!

Halloween is just around the corner! I went to the grocery store to pick up candy, and was pleased to find that there are plenty of allergy-friendly options available, both in terms of candy and non-edible treats.

Here's what I picked up:

1. Smarties. Link to their Allergen info: http://www.smarties.com/allergen/
2. Sweet Tarts. (Wonka candies labels its products for inclusion or possible cross-contamination of the 8 major allergens- check your bag to make sure it's safe)
3. Nerds. (Wonka candies labels its products for inclusion or possible cross-contamination of the 8 major allergens- check your bag to make sure it's safe.)
4. Pencils. Yay for Target!
5. Stickers. Again, yay for Target!
6. Halloween-themed silly bands. Did I mention that I love Target?

I keep the candy and the non-edibles in separate bins, and let the kids/parents choose.

This year, my practice is having a Halloween candy "Buy-Back". So, I'll include the following note by the door:



Here's to a spooky (and safe) Halloween!