Easter Basket Ideas and Candy for Children with Peanut Allergies
We all love Easter. It marks one of the holiest days of the year for Christians and on the fun side, it is filled with baskets, chocolate candy, egg hunts, bunnies, chicks, and flowers. But, filling a basket for a child with a peanut allergy can be challenging.
Here is a list of some great ideas: peanut allergy children's books, novelties, and peanut free candy that is normally processed on dedicated lines where there is no chance of cross contamination. Please always read labels to ensure manufacturing processes have not changed and your package is safe: AGAIN - ALWAYS CHECK LABELS.
Jude the Dude: The Peanut Allergy Kid Book http://www.amazon.com/Jude-Dude-Peanut-Allergy-Kid/dp/0981623506/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1302881996&sr=1-1
Upset with his peanut allergy, Jude the Dude soon realizes he can still have fun and live out all of his dreams with his allergy. He learns to be safe by reading labels, correctly using his Epi-Pen, and taking his own food to parties. Eventually, Jude the Dude becomes a famous football player and teaches others about peanut allergies. Filled with colorful illustrations, this chidlren's peanut allergy book teaches children (and parents) tips for living safely with this life-threatening allergy and emphasizes the fact that a food allergy is something to live with. But, it does not define who you are. Any child with any allergy/illness can conquer the world.
I LOVE Hershey's!! They are fully dedicated to marking each package that could be cross contaminated - AND I was able to find some great Easter candy (without putting in expensive orders) at my local store.Many of Hershey's milk chocolate bunnies are safe to eat. We bought the six pack (pick page) of the mini ones. I attached a picture of the ones we have been buying (I can't say they will make it to Easter - they are soo yummy and we have been eating them!). We also love their
Cadbury Candy-Coated Mini Eggs - not the cream eggs (sorry those aren't safe). These are the blue packaged "solid milk chocolate with a crisp sugar shell". Again, read the labels. But I have called Hershey's on our packages and they were all safe. (Hershey's)
Peeps - What would Easter be without Peeps? I'm not sure anyone loves them (well except my son who will stuff about 3 in his mouth at a time!). But the normal ones are safe. The Chocolate Covered Peeps are not.
Robins Eggs (Hershey's).
Peanut Free Planet Offers some GREAT Easter Candy - All on Dedicated Lines. http://www.peanutfreeplanet.com/Peanut_Free_Easter_Candy_s/126.htm
Divvies - Jellybeans, Chocolate Bunnies, and a CUTE Easter Box are all available at http://www.divvies.com/. No nuts - No Eggs - No dairy - Just Deliciousness!!
And here is a list of some more "normal" candy to get your basket going.
Mike and Ike
Andes Baking Chips
Hershey’s Kisses – Regular Kind but Check Packaging
Hershey’s Bars – Regular Size – Check Packaging
Sour Patch Kids
Dum Dum Suckers
Starburst Jelly Beans
Regular Runts (not Chewy)
Tart & Tiny
Jude the Dude: The Peanut Allergy Kid Book Trailer
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