Halloween can be a difficult holiday to navigate for a gluten-free child or allergic child. Here are some tips for an easy gluten-free Halloween and some great sources for gluten-free Halloween candy.
Organize a Gluten-Free Halloween Party for Kids
Kids love parties, especially when they can eat all the goodies. Host a party where everything is safe for your child. Carve pumpkins, have a costume contest, and eat gluten-free Halloween treats (such as Halloween Sugar Cookies.) Inexpensive party supplies and art supplies can be purchased online at www.orientaltrading.com.
Trick or Treating for the Gluten Intolerant
The Natural Candy Store
Enjoy Life Foods
Here is a blog that list many gluten-free candies that your child will receive while trick-or-treating.
Gluten Free Mom Blog is a list from 2008 but is shows you the potential of main-stream candy. You will need to confirm with each manufacturer about their current gluten-free status.
Author Information: Jen Cafferty, Chicago
Jen Cafferty, Founder, The Gluten Free Cooking Expo
National GF Reporter for Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/x-12164-GlutenFree-Food-Examiner
GIG Chicago: www.chicagoglutenfree.com