Halloween has always been my favourite 'holiday'. Not for the candy (though it's a perk!), but because I always love to see who gets into it. I love it when someone I thought was a total humbug completely surprises me by dressing up, or by turning their house into an awesome thriller! I love to see who is confident enough in themselves to look silly, scary, sexy — step outside of themselves for the night in the spirit of fun. When you are a child this is easy. Dressing up is super fun; some years you may go store bought, and others home made. But the spirit that is Halloween is easy to attain, and yes, as a child Halloween is certainly about the candy. ;)
Imagine how scary Halloween must be for a child who is allergic to nuts?
We all warn our kids not to eat the candy until Mommy & Daddy have checked it, but if you are allergic to nuts, Mommy & Daddy are probably going to take half your candy! The despair of being that close to candy — that was given to you — is probably horrific. And completely unfair.
So since we all do the nut-free thing in schools these days, there is absolutely no reason why the candy you hand out at your door should be any different. Give these kids the same Halloween experience that most other kids enjoy. After all, Halloween brings out the kid in all of us!
Did You Know?
Allan Candy Company is a Canadian company and all of their Halloween Candy is proudly made in Canada.
- Allan Candy Company is now celebrating its 77th year and their iconic Big Foot brand has been around for more than 25 years.
- Peanut Free, individually wrapped candies that are available for Halloween are:
o Allan Intense Jubes & Jellies – delivering an intense sour flavour and a soft & chewy bite.
o Allan Chewy Rascalz – these childhood favourites will keep your taste buds happy! Packed in one bag, and of course, peanut free – you’ll find Big Foot, Sour Big Foot, Green Thumbs and Hot Lips!
o Allan Fruit Buddies - offering a variety of fruit flavoured candies that are also peanut free! Indulge in 5 great fruit flavours: Sour Watermelon Slices, Peach Slices, Sour Cherry Slices, Tangy Wild Strawberries and Sour Grape Slices.
Make Allan's candy a part of your familys Halloween traditions. Life before kids, I would hand out pencils at Halloween as my safe, good 'treat'. But now as I watch my 3 and 5 years old kids get excited about dressing up and obtaining candy, I realize how boring that was and that it is okay to indulge in a little bit of the sweet stuff. (Dentists need something to do, right?) All things in moderation never hurt anyone. But if it isn't from a nut-free facility, it just might.
*Disclosure: I am participating in the Allan Candy Company program by Mom Central. I received compensation for my participation in this campaign. As always, the opinions expressed on this blog are my own. And psst...don't forget to brush your teeth after indulging!*