@smarties: Making Halloween less scary for those dealing with food restrictions #IamASmartie #cbias

Holidays are exhausting especially when dealing with food restrictions.  Label reading is just as important for Halloween. While many people have varying tolerances to their offending food(s), we have to avoid products containing gluten & any products that were processed in a facility with gluten.  Also, I have an allergy to peanuts, so I avoid it on my own. Below I have taken a few snapshots of popular candy to show the norm when it comes to candy packaging: may contain or contains allergens.

Thankfully there are companies like Smarties that  provide a perfect candy for Halloween parties, school events and trick or treating being that they are gluten free, allergen free, vegan, individually wrapped and tamper evident.  Even if you don’t have any food restrictions, I think it is important to consider having allergy friendly options for those who do.  The boys’ school hands out smarties a lot usually with an “I am a smartie!” label.  My boys enjoy Smarties and it makes it even better that all of them can have it.  It is a treat for them with the added perk that it is gluten free!

Whenever shopping for Halloween candy (or other events where people potentially have food restrictions), consider Smarties.  If you don’t have to deal with food restrictions, Mayfair has a package with 12 different brands (including Smarties of course) that allows you to provide allergy friendly options for the unexpected trick-or-treaters!



To watch our Walmart shop to find Smarties & check out more allergen-friendly candy click here

Please note: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias As always, I provided my own honest opinion.


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  1. I Heart SMARTIes…great post and YUMMY candy!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing this with us as it is nice to know there is a gluten free candy as I had no ideal there was. So with one of our neighbors having this issuse I feel better as I know what I can get them now.
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  3. My daughter is gluten intolerant and we LOVE Smarties!
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  4. Great post – smarties are my fave for Halloween! Kids with many food allergies can enjoy them.
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  5. My 2 youngest are highly lactose intolerant and we LOVE Smarties at our house!

  6. Natalie, it’s fantastic that you have options, so your boys don’t have to feel left out. I had no idea Smarties were so food restriction-friendly. Thanks for sharing!
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  7. I love how you showed the labels! Such an important choice for families with food restrictions. I love that Smarties is allergen free, gluten free, vegan and individually wrapped. Perfect for Halloween!
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  8. My preschooler has allergies too. It great to see that there is candy out there that provides information. Thanks so much
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  9. My kids love these things! They are always a popular catch when Trick or Treating!

  10. Thanks. from this allergy mom, for spreading this idea to make Halloween safer!
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  11. I love that they are gluten free and the perfect size for kids!