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Romantic Allergy-Friendly Valentine's Day Candy

Chocolates and Hearts Safe for Sweeties with Food Allergies

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Updated January 12, 2011

Are you searching for the perfect gift for your sensitive sweetheart? The first step is to know your sweetie's sensitivities - it's a real bummer to get a gluten-free cheesecake when you are allergic to dairy. 

When shopping for chocolate, choose confections made in a dedicated facility. Chocolate is a rare allergen, but most chocolate on the market is cross-contaminated with nuts, dairy, soy, or gluten. 

These four companies take food allergy safely seriously, and produce delicious candy in dedicated facilities. I have highlighted one special Valentine candy here, but each company produces a variety of products.

1. Vermont Nut-Free Chocolates

Vermont Nut-Free Heart Box
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Makers of fine chocolates in a dedicated nut-free facility, Vermont Nut-Free Chocolates offers special gift baskets and heart-shaped boxes of truffles for Valentine’s Day

 

2. Amanda's Own Confections Chocolates

Amanda's Own Chocolates
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Amanda's Own Confections makes chocolates that are dairy-free, nut-free, peanut-free, egg-free, and gluten-free. (They do contain soy.) They are made in a dedicated facility. For Valentine's Day, Amanda's offers foil-wrapped chocolate hearts in cute contains shaped like hearts, purses, or Chinese take-out boxes, as well as chocolate lollipops.

3. Indie Candy Dairy-Free Truffles

Indie Candy Truffles in Box
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Dark chocolate truffles made on a dedicated dairy- and soy-free line, in a dedicated nut and gluten free facility. Truffles come in a mixed-flavor box wrapped in a red ribbon. This smooth, rich chocolate will make you wonder why most manufacturers put soy in their chocolates. You won't miss it. For the non-chocolate lover, Indie Candy also makes allergen-free gummy hearts and huge heart-shaped lollipops.

 

4. Yummy Earth Artisanal Hard Candies

Yummy Earth Artisanal Candies
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All dressed up, Yummy Earth’s grown-up line of hard candies includes the Valentine-ready Pomegranate Pucker flavor. All flavors are organic, vegan, and free of nuts, soy, wheat, eggs, peanuts, gluten, dairy, corn syrup, and artificial flavors.

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