Halloween Candy Review l Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free

Halloween Candy Review l Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free

Halloween is literally right around me the corner. You know that means: CANDY!

If you missed it, I put together this Guide to Dietary-Restriction Friendly Candy. These lists include gluten-, dairy-, and/or soy-free options. While perusing the Halloween candy section at Target, we discovered a various bags of candy that meet all of the above requirements. I was also shopping on Vitacost when I decided to check their coupons. They had a sale on Halloween candy, so who could pass that up?

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Being the dutiful blogger that I am, I have done some research for you. You’re welcome. 😜 Sadly, Vitacost removed some the candy that Nikki selected (probably because it became unavailable since we waited overnight to place the order). We still got some good selections to test for you. All of the candy is gluten-, soy-, & dairy-free.

*Update 9/27/18: New candy has been reviewed! Check out the new review of No Whey Chocolate options.*

Without further ado, here are the reviews…

 

Black Forest Organic Caramel Hard Candies: These square candies taste just like other caramels (not *just* like Werther’s, but a good alternative). GFS approves.

 

Caramel candy that's gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free
10/10 Would buy again

 

SmashMallow: They bill themselves as “America’s snackable marshmallow, made from only the best all-natural ingredients.” They have several flavors to choose from; Nikki selected Strawberries & Creme. Its not soft like a typical marshmallow. It’s firm, but chewy. Sometimes the flavors do not match what they’re supposed to be. In this case, it tastes exactly like it says. GFS approved (this is Nikki’s favorite & she doesn’t want to share).

 

Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free premium marshmallows
This is Nikki’s favorite of the candy we researched.

 

Pea Not Cups: Can’t eat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? This may be another option for you. This milk-less/peanut-less version is made with sunflower butter. It’s also free from the 8 common allergens. If you’ve had sunflower butter before, the taste will not be a shock to your taste buds. If you’ve never had it, it’ll be a bit of a surprise. This may not be for everyone, but GFS approves.

 

Allergen friendly sunflower butter cups
Despite it’s name, there is no pea protein in it.

No Whey Chocolate Fear Not- Spook Free  Chocolatey Treats

No Whey Chocolate has a bag of individually wrapped Spook Free Chocolatey Treats that includes the aforementioned Pea “Not” Cups, No Whey Candy Bars, Milkless Chocolate Bars, and Milkless White Polar Bar. We like all four candies, but Nikki’s favorite is the Milkess White Polar Bar and the No Whey Candy Bars because they’re similar to her favorites.

 

No Whey Chocolate Fear Not Spook Treats
You can’t go wrong with any of these candies.

 

No Whey Fear Not Spook Free candy
These are definitely Spook Free!

-No Whey Chocolate Skull Pop

This festive lollipops are pretty big. It’s white chocolate and free of the top 8 allergens. GFS approved.

 

Skull Pop
Pro tip: try to be home when you package is delivered, otherwise it’ll sit on a hot mail truck all day & this happens.

Black Forest Organic Lollipops: There are four flavors: Cherry Apple, Strawberry Lemon, Orange Mango, & Melon Berry. I had the Orange Mango & it’s very good. Nikki had the Melon Berry. They have a lot of flavor & are GFS approved.

 

Gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, organic lollipops
Much flavor.

 

Organic lollipops
Melon Berry & Orange Mango

 

Skittles: The Halloween version is named Cauldron Skittles. It has a mix of original flavors as well as tropical flavors, however they’ve been given holiday names: Petrified Pear, Gripping Grape, Twisted Tangerine, Boogey Berry, and Lurking Lemon. Skittles are a GFS favorite and we approve of these.

 

Halloween Skittles
GFS loves Skittles

 

Skittles
A classic with a little twist.

There you have it! Let me know in the comments what your favorite Halloween candy is.

If you liked this review, you might also like reviews of Easter candy and No Whey Chocolate.

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82 thoughts on “Halloween Candy Review l Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free

  1. How do you things Samantha and what would Halloween be without candy. It’s really great to know that there are gluten free treats out there for all the people who have allergies and that they actually taste nice too

    • It’s so great to see companies that make options to include everyone. It’s not something you really even think about it unless you know someone or it’s brought to your attention.

  2. You’ve just reminded to put my treats in something interesting. I knew Halloween was around the corner but hadn’t prepared. I’m always caught off-guard although I love giving those kids something to take home.

  3. Great post. I can’t have gluten so this post really speaks to me as well to help me know that I have options for yummy candy too!

  4. I didn’t know skittles were gluten free, we don’t normally hand out candy at halloween, instead we take our children, 2 for each parent. But it is great to see tha more companies are seeing the need to cater to other dietary needs.

    • I was surprised that Skittles were gluten-free (and soy-free) as well. We’re going to pass out non-food items as well for those that either don’t want candy or prefer for their children not to have sugar.

  5. I don’t really eat candy but I am glad there are so many alternatives for the little ones. I think the ‘pea-not cups’ are hilarious and a very smart idea for those with peanut allergies and have to miss out on chocolately treats!

  6. I know skittles are not kosher, but do you happen to know if any of these other candies are? We don’t observe Halloween, but I definitely observe November 1st! “National discount chocolate day” lol Thanks in advance!

    • We check the ingredients on the back to see if they contain gluten, dairy, and soy. I also put together a guide to Halloween candy a few weeks ago that includes lists that other bloggers/websites put together about candy that is safe for those with specific allergies. LOL November 1st should be a holiday too!

  7. Caramel Candies are my FAVORITE! Something about them always reminds me of Fall as a child in Florida eating them with my mom! Have you ever tried UnReal candies? Those are one of our faves, I think some of them are Gluten Free, but I know their Peanut Butter cups are Vegan!

    • The caramels are really good! I had never heard of Unreal until this week when I saw an email about them from Thrive Market. I’ll definitely look into them & might have to get some with my next order. Thanks for the suggestion!

  8. These are some great options for Halloween. We have been seeing a decline in our trick or treated as many people are doing the trunk or treats now.

  9. It’s nice that there are candy options for kids with dietary restrictions. These look great and I bet taste yummy too! It’s also nice to provide trick-or-treaters with a gluten free option, as needed.

  10. I buy some Halloween candies for my kids Halloween trick or treat. and It’s a little bit exciting. Some of the candies I buy was Skittles, Crunch, Snickers, and Organic spooky Lollipop.

  11. I love to see companies making products that everyone can enjoy. I don’t have anyone in my family with dietary restrictions, but I have a couple of friends who do, and it can be tough to find anything during the special holidays.

  12. Looks like a great option for Halloween! It looks very festive and sure is a safer option. I personally will save these sweets for a treat. Thank you for the idea!

  13. I wasn’t aware of these options — I guess I should have known these choices were there! Thanks for sharing these different options. We don’t really have these kinds of dietary restrictions but it’s good to know!

  14. I hope we have such candy in our local supermarket too. Interesting to find out all the different and fun packaging for these candy. These will make the kids so happy with no doubt.

  15. I really don’t know about this things but I am glad that you share this information with us. At least, now we can still give candies to our kids on this Halloween without any worries.

  16. This is amazing, thank you so much for writing this post. Halloween is the hardest time of year for my children who have gluten and dairy allergies, so many people just don’t realise they can’t have all the sweets and chocolate. Even Christmas isn’t as hard for them! Thanks again

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