As allergy awareness has spread in recent years so has the availability of allergy-friendly candies and sweet treats for Valentine’s Day. Whether you’ve had your gifts picked out and purchased for weeks or need to stop by the store for last minute gifts, you’re sure to find something for your Valentine.
Here are a few allergy-friendly sweets & treats to give your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. You’ll find candies that are free from gluten, peanuts, dairy, egg, and tree nuts.
(Remember to always carefully read product labels and ingredient lists before purchasing or consuming any candy.)
The Vermont Nut Free Chocolate Company was founded by a mother of a little boy with a peanut allergy. The company prides itself on the fact that its entire selection of candy is safe for those with peanut and tree nut allergies. (Some products may contain dairy, soy or eggs.) You can purchase a variety of Valentine’s Day themed products from the Vermont Nut Free Chocolate Company, including a heart-shaped box of chocolate truffles and a Valentine’s Day Gift Box.
Gimbal’s Fine Candies has a spicy treat for all allergy sufferers. Their Cinnamon Lovers heart candies are free of the top eight allergens and are also gluten-free and gelatin-free. They are available across the United States in major grocery stores.
Divvies makes their candies in small batches in a dedicated peanut, tree nut, egg, and dairy free bakery. If you want to share a sweet treat with your Valentine, a candy from Divvies could be just the ticket – their name comes from “divvying up” treats (one-for-me-and-one-for-you) and they offer heart-shaped chocolates.
Premium Chocolatiers create gourmet chocolates that are dairy, nut, gluten and egg free. They offer a range of Valentine’s Day chocolates, including traditional heart-shaped boxes of chocolate along with chocolate lollipop hearts and boxes of truffles.
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