Halloween 2019 Edition of the Safe Snack Guide!


Though we have yet to find a manufacturer of allergy-friendly eye of newt, toe of frog, or wool of bat, we’ve scoured the pumpkin patch and found a cauldron-full of treats that are peanut, tree nut, and Top 8 allergen-free! You’ll find them in the 2019 Halloween Edition of the Safe Snack Guide, a resource used by thousands of schools and tens of thousands of families nationwide to help keep these allergens out of the classroom and the home.

As we do every year, we’ve dedicated a whole section to Halloween-themed and bulk-packaged candies and chocolates just in time for trick-or-treat and allergy-friendly celebrations at home and school. We’ve also included some non-food ideas for those participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project, including links to Halloween resources at FAREKids with Food Allergies, and FAACT.

Size/packaging information and an indication of whether the items are individually wrapped are included for many products in the Halloween section.

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We’re also thrilled to welcome back Vermont Nut Free Chocolates to our Manufacturer Partnership. The company is committed to providing quality chocolates and treats that are fun, safe and delicious for those with peanut and tree nut allergies. From chocolate covered pretzels and gourmet truffles to granola bars and trail mix, we truly believe that those with and without nut allergies will find our gourmet chocolate to be among the finest they have ever tasted.

We are happy to welcome the following new members to our Manufacturer Partnership, all of whom are committed to providing detailed allergen-processing disclosure to the benefit of the allergic community:

Three Farmers Foods — Farmer-owned and operated, they are passionate about transparency and committed to sharing their brand story. Three Farmers Foods provides healthy, wholesome plant-based snacks. They believe everyone deserves access to clean, nutritious foods and are committed to doing this through innovation in farming and building trust with their customers, one bag of snacks at a time. 

Just Desserts — It all started at a San Francisco cafe in 1974 when they introduced their premium line of delicious, hand-crafted desserts, and the great taste traveled fast. Today, they’re proud to introduce their first line of premium organic products. Just like all of their other desserts, they’re hand-crafted and scratch-baked using the same tradition of baking they pioneered in San Francisco over 40 years ago.

Glee Gum — An independent, certified, woman-owned business, dedicated to linking world communities and creating environmentally and socially responsible products. They are based out of Providence, RI, in a newly rehabbed, solar-powered building They have affiliations with many great organizations & social movements, including: International Kosher Council, Fair Trade, non-GMO project, Feingold Association, Green America, Trees for the Future, and more.

Whisps — An airy, crispy, crunchy, and tasty snack made solely from one ingredient: 100% true cheese! Made from award-winning cheeses, Whisps are an excellent source of calcium and protein. Enjoy them in a salad or by the handful straight out of the bag! 

Buddy’s Allergen Free — They created Buddy Cakes, single-serving allergen-friendly cake mixes and frostings that take 1 minute in the microwave to cook. They are Top 8 free and made in a Top 7 free facility (the facility processes coconut — designated a tree nut by the FDA — for 2 weeks in December).

Koochikoo — A brand of the world’s first organic, sugar-free lollipops. Sweetened with organic tapioca fiber, these delicious, nutritious, and sugar-free candies deliver a sweet & sour taste certain to Tickle Your Tastebuds™ and make you smile! 

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With this issue we also say goodbye to two manufacturers that have ceased operations: Forgetful Chef and Truitt Family Foods.

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