For parents of kids with food allergies, the scariest part of Halloween isn't frightening movies on TV or too realistic monster masks, it's the idea that one tot's treat is another's anaphylactic shock. Eight allergens account for 90 percent of all food allergies — milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat. Since we're dealing with candy, the fish and shellfish allergies aren't really an issue, but the other six definitely are, as they're all common ingredients found in many types of sweets.
We've found a great selection of candy for kids with all types of allergies — from gluten to soy to dairy to tree nuts — so that no one has to be left out of the candy binge. At the end of the night, when parents are nervously assessing their tots' haul, they'll appreciate being able to give something back to their lil one, worry free.