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School-Safe Valentine's Day Candy

Valentine's Day Treats Safe for Peanut- and Nut-Free Schools

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Updated January 24, 2012

Many schools do not allow peanuts or nuts in the classroom, but still allow children to bring in treats for special occasions. For Valentine's Day, here is a list of inexpensive, allergy-friendly, kid-approved candy that can be handed out with valentine cards, or served as treats for the class Valentine's Day party.

1. Indie Candy Chocolate Lollipops

Chocolate Bear Lollipop from Indie Candy
Indie Candy

Indie Candy makes a variety of chocolates made on a dedicated dairy- and soy-free line, in a dedicated nut and gluten free facility. They also make 8 allergen-free cotton candy and regular lollipops, some without any coloring.

 

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2. Glee Gum Mini Packs

Glee Gum Mini Packs
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Free of the big 8 allergens, artificial flavors, and artificial colors, Glee Gum is a kid favorite and comes in fun size mini packs great for handing out with Valentines.

 

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3. Yummy Earth Lollipops

Yummy Earth Lollipops
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Choose Very Very Cherry or Pomegranate Pucker for Valentine –red lollipops, or buy a big bag of mixed flavors for fun. All are organic, vegan, and free of nuts, soy, wheat, eggs, peanuts, gluten, dairy, corn syrup, and artificial flavors.

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4. Sweet Alexis Bakery Heart Cookies

heart cookies
Sweet Alexis Bakery, used with permission.
While not technically candy, these allergy-friendly cookies make very special treats. The cookies are sold by the dozen, individually wrapped, packaged and topped with a bow. They are produced in a dairy-, egg-, tree nut-, and peanut-free facility.

5. Yummy Earth Gummy Bears

Yummy Earth Gummi Bears
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Yummy Earth Gummi Bears have great gummy bear flavor and texture without the allergens. All are organic, vegan, and free of nuts, soy, wheat, eggs, peanuts, gluten, dairy, corn syrup, and artificial flavors. They come in snack pack sizes for handing out at school.

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6. Surf Sweets Fruity Hearts

Surf Sweets Fruity Hearts are heart-shaped gummy candies made with organic ingredients and natural colorings. And added bonus is that a serving contains 100% of the USRDA of vitamin C, so you can feel virtuous while eating them.

7. Necco Sweethearts Conversation Hearts

Necco Conversation Hearts
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The original Valentine's Day conversation hearts are gluten-free and produced on a peanut- and nut-free line, although there are nuts in the facility.

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