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25 October 2012

Food Allergy Friendly Candy Corn--The Hunt is On!

Every year in October, thousands of people search for candy corn that is safe for their food allergies or their loved one's. Since I started writing Food Allergy Buzz, things have changed and now I can find peanut-free, tree nut-free candy corn. But what about egg-free, milk-free, or soy-free candy corn? Does it exist, and where? Here's the rundown, to the best of my knowledge. Please check and double-check ingredients on packages and call or write to the manufacturer to the get the scoop on cross-contamination risk.

Sunrise Confections: can be purchased in some dollar stores and online from Peanut Free Planet. It is peanut free and tree nut free.

Jelly Belly: can be purchased in stores or online. It is peanut-free and egg-free.

The site's FAQ section states "We make over 150 different candies and some of our products may contain ingredients that include commonly known allergens. Please carefully check the Ingredient Label on packages and bulk bins to determine the presence of any ingredient you wish to avoid."

A & J Bakery's Candy Corn: specially made for A & J Bakery. It is peanut-free, tree-nut free and gluten-free. May be purchased in-store or online.

Do you know of any other food allergy friendly candy corn? Let me know and I will add it to the list.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a timely post for me. My daughter (milk, egg, and tree nut allergic) just got some candy corn yesterday and really really wanted to eat it. I refused although for some reason I thought candy corn was generally safe (remembering all the tips I'd been reading online about not eating any candy without ingredient listed -- these were loose) and I'm so glad I did. I told her we'd get some candy corn next year -- so I'll have to keep your post bookmarked. Great post!