It’s that ghoulishly delightful time of the year again, when the streets are haunted by little goblins, superheroes, and princesses. But for our little monsters with food allergies, Halloween can sometimes feel like a horror show. Fear not, dear parents and guardians of these brave knights and witches! We’ve got a potion… er, solution, to keep your child’s Halloween more treat than trick: allergy-friendly Halloween treats! (Want even more tips for an allergy-free Halloween? Check them out here.)
First, let’s chat about the Teal Pumpkin Project. If your haunted house is marked with a teal pumpkin, it’s a secret spell to tell trick-or-treaters that you have non-food treats available. So, not only is teal the new orange, but it’s also the beacon of safety for our little ghouls with food allergies.
Spooktacular Allergy-Friendly Food Treats:
When choosing your trick-or-treat treasures, it’s best to play it safe. Many candy bars contain nuts and dairy, and those that don’t are made in the same factories (increasing the risk of cross-contamination.) Luckily, we have a few ideas up our witch’s robe to help you choose fun and allergy-friendly treats for your tricksters.
- Gummy Bears: Gummy bears are an allergy-free (and gluten-free!) food that are great for Halloween hand-outs. Grab a bag of spooky gummies like spiders, witches, and skulls for a safely frightful treat.
- Lollipops: The classic Dum Dums are free of allergies and full of that sugary flavor little tricksters love.
- Smarties: Allergy and Gluten-Free? We’re feeling smarter already.
- Skittles: Luckily, the rainbow is totally allergy-friendly and available in mini-sized bags so you can share the wealth.
- Sour Patch Kids: Intensely sour, but oh-so-sweet for little frights with food allergies.
- Popcorn Packs: Mini bags of plain popcorn are like eating mummy brains (but not nearly as gross.)
Fang-tastic Non-Food Treats:
Candy doesn’t have to be the only treasure in your Halloween haul! Include some fun non-food items for those with serious dietary restrictions (or who just want to skip the tummy ache.)
- Glow Sticks: What better way for little vampires to light their way?
- Spooky Stickers: For our budding witches to decorate their broomsticks
- Pencil and Eraser Sets: Mummies and daddies, rejoice! Homework just got Halloween-y.
- Mini Slinkies: They’re eerily mesmerizing.
- Bouncy Balls: Also known as eye of newt.
- Temporary Tattoos: For those who want to cling to their Halloween costumes.
- Bubble Packs: For practicing your potion-making skills, of course!
Handing out these wickedly wonderful treats ensures every little ghost and goblin leaves your haunted house with a smile (and possibly a cackle).
Before we wrap up like a mummy, here’s a spellbinding tip: Our sublingual allergy drops are effective at treating a wide array of common food allergies with quick, pain-free results. If your little ghoul or goblin has an allergy, contact us to let our potion masters (aka compounding pharmacists) work their magic.