When my son first was diagnosed with his peanut and nut allergies, I could not find any candy corn that I felt was safe. We have clear instructions from the allergist--no food made in a facility where they use peanuts or tree nuts, and I do not stray from that. I found a lot of candy corn that was clearly unsafe and some that left me with questions. I think this makes 3 years that Joe and Amy of A&J Bakery in Cranston, Rhode Island have been offering peanut free, tree nut free and gluten-free candy corn. Recently, I also discovered they are baking peanut-free, tree nut free and gluten-free whoopie pies too! Yum! How cool is that?! I've been seeing whoopie pies with increasing frequency in the grocery store bakery section, but there is always a "may contains" warning. Every time I check in with A & J Bakery, however, they always have something new and safe for us to try. Any of you with food allergies or food allergic loved ones can appreciate how exciting it is to find a new, safe treat!
So, as you begin to collect your food allergy friendly Halloween goodies, be sure to give A & J a call at (866) 426-9075 and snag some of that candy corn--and you have to get some biscotti too--before they sell out! (My personal favorite is white chocolate raspberry.)
You can tell, my two sons and I love A&J bakery--Amy and Joe are food allergy bakery pioneers!