I've put together a few articles I found which include helpful hints and updated GF candy lists so you don't end up like the pumpkin pictured to the left! If you are extremely worried about your little one getting Gluten filled candy, then I would suggest preparing your own candy bags to give to your neighbors in advance. When trick or treat rolls around, just go to those select houses.
Also, make sure you pay attention to those little mini versions of candy handed out. Often they do not contain ingredient listings or allergen statements. I've also seen where the mini version of something may not be GF while the bigger version is GF because they are made in different factories or on contaminated production lines. The best rule is "When in doubt, don't eat it".
See below for more information on having a GF Halloween this year.
- ABC News article on GF Trick or Treat
- Updated GF Candy Lists from Sure Foods Living - here, here & here
- Always helpful Nancy Lapid's About.com info - Candy List, fun ideas & recipes. Severed Finger cheese sticks anyone?
- A good summary from BeFreeForMe.com.
- A 2009 update from The Gluten Free Mom.
- Good info from the Raleigh Cel-Kids support group.