As Easter is approaching, the shops are quickly filling up with festive chocolates and it seems like a new treat with new flavours are available each year. For most people it’s the time of year to overindulge in your favourite chocolates without a care in the world but for those with allergies, it’s the time of year to resist the temptation to eat those delicious treats sitting out and to limit yourself to the allergy free safe treats you have at home. 

But with the increase in availability of allergen free treats we can enjoy now the holidays as much as everyone else! 

I’ve made a list to make it super easy to find those Allergen Free Chocolates as well as tips to keep safe during other Easter Activities and Traditions!

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Free From Easter Eggs

What most of you want to know is what Easter Eggs are safe to buy for individuals who have food allergies. You need to know the specific allergies that person has to buy food for them safely but I would always advise to check with the person themselves, or a close family member that would know, if you are unsure.

Even though your intensions are good there’s no point buying treats labelled ‘’free from —,low sugar, gluten free’’ if it doesnt state that the product is free from their specific food allergen – so it’s always best to check with them personally.

Peanut and Tree Nut Free

NOMO Vegan Free From Easter Egg

  • Flavours: Creamy chocolate, Fruit Crunch, Salted Caramel
  • Free from dairy, gluten, egg and nuts
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Available in Tesco, Holland and Barrot, ASDA and Amazon

Kinnerton

Kinnerton Just Chocolate Easter Egg

The Solid Chocolate Company Easter Eggs

  • Flavours: Milk, Dark, White chocolate, Milk Caramel and Colombian Cocoa
  • Free from nuts, Peanuts
  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Available online at The Solid Chocolate Company

Free-From Splat Easter Egg for Dark Chocolate Lovers

  • Free from dairy, gluten, nuts, wheat
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Available online at Hotel Chocolate

Plamil Milk Chocolate Alternative Egg

  • Free from milk, gluten, nuts
  • Available online at Plamil

Prestat London Gin Egg

  • Free from Peanuts (Facility uses nuts but NOT peanuts)
  • Available online, OCADO

Vermont Nut Free Chocolate

  • Range of Easter Eggs, baskets, chocolates, treats, jelly beans, fudge, marshmallow
  • Free from Peanuts and nuts (Nut free facility)
  • Available online at Vermont Nut Free Chocolate

Nestle Allergen labelling policy:

The ingredients used in the manufacture of the products listed https://www.nestle.co.uk/sites/g/files/pydnoa461/files/asset-library/documents/nutritionhealthwellness/nut%20avoidance%20list.pdf  do not contain any nuts or their derivatives. Where nuts or peanuts are used in one of our products this will be declared on the label as an ingredient in the ingredients listing. If the product does not contain nuts but has been manufactured in an area where it may have come into contact with nuts or nut-containing products, the statement ‘may contain nut traces’ will be present at the end of the ingredients list. ‘’

  • Milkybar
  • Aero
  • Yorkie
  • Kitkat Chunky
  • Galaxy

Cadburys Allergen labelling policy:

Where possible, cross contamination is avoided through flushing, cleaning and product segregation, but whenever there exists a possibility, products will carry a statement highlighting the risk; this will appear as ‘MAY CONTAIN: …’ on appropriate packs.

Galaxy Allergen labelling policy:

Our policy on allergen labelling is to be clear, to label the allergen within the ingredients list, where a product contains allergenic ingredients as part of the recipe or as a separate statement as ‘May contain traces: Allergen’ where presence of an allergen can arise from shared production lines.

**Ensure to check ingredients list of all products above to make sure they are suitable for your dietary requirements before purchasing, as ingredients can change at any time. **

Easter Chocolates – Peanut & Nut Free

Cocoa Libre Orange Milk & Dark Chocolate Rabbit Slab

  • Free from dairy, wheat, gluten, nuts, Peanuts
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Available online, Holland & Barrett

Choices Dairy Free White Chocolate & Milk Chocolate Bunny 40g

  • Free from dairy, wheat, gluten, eggs, nuts
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Available online, Sainsbury’s, Tesco

Kinnerton Peppa Pig Easter Hunt Mini Eggs 

  • Free from nuts
  • Available online, Iceland

Campervan Cookie Co.

Personalised Easter Egg

Easter Chick Cookie Card

Type 2 Bay Easter Cookie Card

Splittie Easter Cookie Card

Splitty Easter Egg Cookie

Humpty Dumpty Cookie Card

  • Flavours: Real Vanilla, Rich Chocolate, Spicey Ginger
  • Free from nuts (Made in a nut free facility)
  • Available online

Amanda’s Own

  • Chocolates: Bunnies, Bars, Eggs, Lollipops, Flowers
  • Jelly Beans, marshamallow clusters and peppermint bark contain corn
  • Free from dairy, eggs, soy, gluten, sesame, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, mustard, sufites and lupin
  • Suitable for vegans -expect the Jelly Beans and marshmallow clusters

Enjoy Life Foods

  • Chocolate Mini Flavours: Dark Chocolate, Ricemilk Crunch, Ricemilk Chocolate
  • Baking Chcocolate: Mini chips, mega chunks, dark chocolate chips
  • Chocoalte Bars: Dark Chocoalte, Ricemilk Chocoalte, Ricemilk Crunch
  • Free from dairy, egg, wheat, gluten, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish shellfish, sesame, mustard, sulphites, artificial colours and artificial flavours
  • Kosher and non-GMO

No Whey Chocolate

  • Chocolate: Bunnies, Eggs, Bars, Lollipops, Mini cups
  • Free from dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten, soy, peanuts, treenuts, fish, shallfish, sesame, artificial colours, flavours
  • Kosher

Dove Chocolate Easter Eggs

  • Some bars are free from Peanuts and Treenuts
  • Some products are manufactured in a facility that handles Peanuts and Tree nuts à Always read the label
  • Available online

Sweet William

  • Chocolate bunnies, bars, eggs
  • Free from dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, artificial colours, artificial flavours and preservatives.
  • Suitable for Vegan, Kosher, Halal diet and non-GMO
  • Available online

Dairy or Soy or Egg Free

NOMO Vegan Free From Easter Egg

  • Flavours: Creamy Chocolate, Caramel and Sea Salt, Fruit and Crunch
  • Free from dairy, gluten, egg and nuts
  • Suitable for vegans

Moo Free Free From Easter Egg & Chocolate Surprise

  • Flavours: Chocolate, Orange, Bunnycomb
  • Free from dairy, gluten, soya
  • Suitable for vegans, no palm oil used
  • Made in factory that handles nuts

Tesco Free From Chocolate Egg with buttons/coins/truffles

  • Flavours: Caramel Chocolate, White Chocolate, Salted Caramel 
  • Free from gluten, wheat, milk
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Available in Tesco

The Solid Chocolate Company Easter Eggs

  • Flavours: Milk, Dark, White chocolate, Milk Caramel and Colombian Cocoa
  • Free from nuts, Peanuts
  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Available online at The Solid Chocoalte Company

ASDA Free From Dairy Free Easter Egg with Choc Discs

  • Dairy Free Easter Egg with Choc Orange Discs
  • Easter Egg with White Choc Buttons
  • Extra Special Free From & Vegan Belgian Dark Chocolate Easter Egg with Vanilla Flavoured Truffles
  • Vegan Choc Honeycomb Egg
  • Vegan White Choc & Strawberry Egg
  • Extra Special Free From Easter Egg Selection
  • Free from Dairy, gluten, wheat
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Available online, ASDA

Free-From Splat Easter Egg for Dark Chocolate Lovers

  • Free from dairy, gluten, nuts, wheat
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Available online at Hotel Chocolate

Sainsbury’s Deliciously Free From Choc Egg 100g

  • Flavours: Milk, White, Strawberry & White Chocolate
  • Free from Milk, wheat, gluten
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Available at Sainsbury’s

Buttermilk Free From

  • Chocolate Orange Easter Egg
  • Honeycomb Easter Egg

Holland & Barrett Milk Chocolate Style Egg with Bunny Bar

Plamil Chocolate Alternative Egg

Easter Chocolate- Dairy, Soy, Egg Free

Cocoa Libre Orange Milk & Dark Chocolate Rabbit Slab

  • Free from dairy, wheat, gluten, nuts, Peanuts
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Available online, Holland & Barrett

Moo Free Rosie Rabbit Bar

  • Free from dairy, wheat, gluten, soya, lactose, casein
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Available online, Holland & Barrett

Choices Dairy Free White Chocolate Bunny 40g

  • Free from dairy, wheat, gluten, eggs, nuts
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Available online, Sainsbury’s, Tesco

ASDA Free From Easter Choc Friends

  • Free from gluten, milk, egg
  • Suitable for Vegans
  • Available online, ASDA

Amanda’s Own

  • Chocolates: Bunnies, Bars, Eggs, Lollipops, Flowers
  • Jelly Beans, marshamallow clusters and peppermint bark contain corn
  • Free from dairy, eggs, soy, gluten, sesame, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, mustard, sufites and lupin
  • Suitable for vegans -expect the Jelly Beans and marshmallow clusters

Enjoy Life Foods

  • Chocolate Mini Flavours: Dark Chocolate, Ricemilk Crunch, Ricemilk Chocolate
  • Baking Chcocolate: Mini chips, mega chunks, dark chocolate chips
  • Chocoalte Bars: Dark Chocoalte, Ricemilk Chocoalte, Ricemilk Crunch
  • Free from dairy, egg, wheat, gluten, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish shellfish, sesame, mustard, sulphites, artificial colours and artificial flavours
  • Kosher and non-GMO

No Whey Chocolate

  • Chocolate: Bunnies, Eggs, Bars, Lollipops, Mini cups
  • Free from dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten, soy, peanuts, treenuts, fish, shallfish, sesame, artificial colours, flavours
  • Kosher

Sweet William

  • Chocolate bunnies, bars, eggs
  • Free from dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, artificial colours, artificial flavours and preservatives.
  • Suitable for Vegan, Kosher, Halal diet and non-GMO
  • Available online

**Ensure to check ingredients list of all products above to make sure they are suitable for your dietary requirements before purchasing, as ingredients can change at any time. **

Easter Sweets

  • Haribo Easter Hunt Pouch
  • Haribo Chick-n-Mix Fizzy Fruit Flavour Gums
  • HARIBO’s Spring Time Friends, Farm Animal Z!ng and Jelly Bunnies
  • Maynards Bassetts Easter Jelly Babies Chicks 
  • Maynards Bassetts Soft Jellies Happi-Nest Bag
  • Haribo Eggs Galore Party Siz Mini Bags
  • Percy Meets The Easter Bunny

Non-Food Treats/Alternatives to Chocolate

Traditionally, we look forward to the chocolate and treats at Easter, however it’s sometimes safer for those with food allergies to get non-food treats. This means you could offer non-food easter treats or free from allergen food to friends and family at Easter.

Plastic eggs could be filled with tiny toys or coins is a great alternative to sweets.

Non-food treats:

  • Stickers
  • Glow Sticks
  • Pencils/pens
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Bouncy Balls
  • Bubbles
  • Finger Puppets
  • Mini notepads
  • Bookmarks
  • Stencils
  • Stamps
  • Whistles/Kazoos
  • Colouring pencils
  • Colouring book
  • Plastic jewellery, rings
  • Bracelets
  • Coins – 1 or 2 euro or pound
  • Purchase a small lego set and divide the pieces into plastic eggs.
  • Silly Putty or Slime
  • Scavenger Hunt- place clues in each egg to reach final prize eg kite or any toys named above
  • Similar prizes that are in Christmas Crackers

Non-food treats to avoid:

  • Certain mouldable clay may contain wheat
  • Some items may be made of latex

Easter Parties at School or away from Home

Party Food

Discuss the menu! Discuss the food the host is planning to serve and if it is suitable for your child.

They may have planned to serve pizza or chicken nuggets and chips, in this case if the food is safe you could offer a particular brand of pizza from the supermarket you trust so there are no unusual toppings/sauces that may be a concern.

Depending on what suits the host you could offer recipes that are safe, with a list of safe foods available from the supermarket, or bring safe food to the party similar to what is being served so the child won’t feel excluded. If you are bringing safe food, make sure your child understands they cannot share food or drinks with other children.

As mentioned above indicate what party food is suitable for example, certain brands of chocolate eggs, bars/jelly sweets/crisps or use plastic eggs as an alternative, so that the host can plan in advance when shopping for party food.

If unsure about certain foods, ask to check the wrappers and keep them close at hand on the day of the party so that you can read ingredient labels for any food served. Be aware that the allergy information for ‘fun size’ sweets may differ from the regular-size bars and ask the host to keep an eye out for guests/relatives bringing extra food to the party that has not been checked for allergens.

Contact Information

Make sure to leave your contact details so if the host has any queries regarding your child’s allergies during the party they can call and check. Urge them to contact you if they are unsure of anything or notice any symptoms in your child.

Ensure you are contactable at all times during the party and your mobile is fully charged so you can be contacted or in case of an emergency.

Prep your child

Along with teaching your child their ‘Please and Thank you’s’, it is vital they are aware of their allergy and the precautions they must take.

Teach them to check the label on the party food before they eat it, or to check with an adult if it contains any of their allergens. Even though you have called the host previously to check this, it is vital your child puts this into practice. Teach them not to try any new chocolates/sweets that they have not tried before with you or their parent/guardian present.

Make sure that they tell an adult when not feeling well and not to go off to the bathroom by themselves. Talk to them about the importance of not sharing food or drinks and explain to them the reason they may have to have a different slice of cake to the other children.

Although you are teaching them to be careful you do not want to scare them or worry them as this will affect their relationship with food and may discourage them to participate in outings, events or activities later in life.

What to bring:

  • Adrenaline autoinjectors x2
  • Anti histamines
  • Inhaler
  • Hand Wipes/Sanitiser
  • Charged Mobile Phone in case of emergencies

Easter Party Games and Activities

Easter Egg Hunt

If your child is going to an Easter egg hunt make sure to contact the host in advance to inform them about your child’s allergies so they can accommodate them at the egg hunt. You can offer safe chocolates/sweets/non-food items in advance that are suitable or give them a list. When you arrive make sure to inform the host of your child’s food allergies and make sure they know what to do in the event of an emergency.

Decorate Eggs

If your child has an egg allergy you could decorate plastic eggs.

Egg Alternatives:

  • Plastic eggs
  • Plaster eggs
  • Wooden eggs
  • Paper Mache eggs
  • Playdough

Decorate Eggs with:

  • Paint/markers/crayons
  • Stamps/stickers/stencils
  • Tape/yarn/ribbons
  • Glue and glitter/sparkles
  • Newspaper, wrapping paper, tissue paper, photos

Easter Art and Crafts

  • Make maracas by putting rice or beads into plastic eggs. Decorate plastic eggs with tape/colours.
  • Make fluffy bunnies and chicks from small pom poms, and googly eyes.
  • Make spring flowers using pipe cleaners and tissue paper.
  • Make bunny masks using paper plates, elastic string and materials for the whiskers and face.
  • Create spring themed art.
  • Make puppets and create a show.
  • Buy potted plants/flowers or seeds and plant an indoor garden. Decorate the pots with paint or wrapping paper and add Easter decorations and a ribbon.

Face Paints

If you are going to include face painting, check ingredients for allergens. Certain ingredients or additives in face paints, art and craft materials or bird/animal feed may initiate a reaction for some children, so it is best to check with the host for any planned party games or face painting

Physical Activities

  • Do bunny hop races or chicken dances.
  • Do an Easter themed obstacle course.

Bake Easter Treats

Bake some homemade allergen free treats for the whole house! Stay tuned for some Easter Treat ideas in the next post!

If you have any more reccomendations on Free from Easter Eggs or Chocolate that we should add to the list I’d love to hear them! Leave them in the comments below 🙂

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