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Romantic Allergy-Friendly Valentine's Day Candy

Chocolates and Hearts Safe for Sweeties with Food Allergies


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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