Allergy-Friendly Valentine’s Day Guide

allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide candy treats

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Gene and I decided to hit up our local Target to see what allergy-friendly treats they had in store. We even brought along our best buddies to help us!

Below you will find a simple list of top 8 allergy-friendly candies & snacks and a few other treats that are allerGene-friendly (meaning they’re free of peanuts, eggs, and wheat).

These lists aren’t even close to all of the options available at Target and other stores, but they’re a start!

TOP 8 ALLERGY-FRIENDLY CANDY

DumDums Heart Pops

DumDums Lollipop Bouquets

Fun Dip Valentine

Ring Pop Cupid Packs

Skittles Valentine Exchange

Sour Patch Conversation Hearts

Sour Patch Kids Lollipop

Starburst

Swedish Fish

YumEarth Organic Giggles

YumEarth Organic Pops

YumEarth Organic Sour Beans

allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide candy treats
allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide candy treats
allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide candy treats
allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide candy treats
allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide candy treats
allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide candy treats
allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide candy treats

TOP 8 ALLERGY-FRIENDLY SNACKS

Boom Chicka Pop Kettle Corn

Fruit by the Foot Mini Feet

Sensible Portions Veggie Chips Mini Hearts

Made Good Chocolate Chip Mini Granola Bars

Welch’s Fruit Snacks Hearts

Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks

YumEarth Organic Sugarcoated Gummy Fruits

allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide candy treats
allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide candy treats
allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide candy treats
allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide candy treats

OTHER ALLERGENE-FRIENDLY TREATS

While all of the items above are free from the top 8 allergens, we still have a few favorites that contain other allergens such as milk. If you’re looking for strictly peanut free or gluten free foods, the following would be great options along with those already listed:

Pirate’s Booty

Rice Krispy Treats

Utz Valentine Mini Cheese Balls

allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide candy treats
allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide candy treats

As always, if you’re looking for products that are made in dedicated facilities (like YumEarth), be sure to check out Spokin’s list of verified brands here.

allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide candy treats

3 WAYS TO MAKE Valentine's Day FUN FOR ALL

If your goal is to make Valentine’s Day inclusive for all kids, here are my three suggestions:

  1. Only pass out candy & snacks that are free of the top allergens
  2. Pass out non-food treats such as pencils, temporary tattoos, stamps, stickers, bubbles, etc.
  3. Pass out the old-fashioned store-bought valentine’s cards or have your child make personalized valentine’s cards for their classmates
allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide
allergy-friendly Valentine's Day guide
Pirate's Booty Rice Krispy Treats Utz Valentine Mini Cheese Balls

happy Valentine's Day!

-xoxo Gene & Rachel

@allerGene-friendly

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