There are few children in existence, or any at all for that matter that doesn’t enjoy having copious amounts of candy to savour while watching television or relaxing at the park with his friends. For children who have to live with Celiac disease, (or gluten intolerance), nothing could be worse than to watch his friends have all of these delicious snacks bearing in mind that having them as well could cause serious illness or even death. These are horrible concepts for any child to process but luckily enough, with careful research and management, a child can have a number of alternatives that would remove such a perception of being deprived. Undertaking the very simple measure of reading the labels on the back of any packaged candy can mean the difference between life and death for these children. Any candy that isn’t packaged, or that contains no label is one to be avoided. While they may be gluten free candy, without any label to say one way or another, it is always better to be safe as opposed to sorry. Parents’ careful management of what is consumed by their children and education of dangers and safe alternatives toward the children can prevent needless visits to the emergency room for treatment.
Below is a list of some recommended candies that your child will enjoy that have no gluten. As you will see, because your child has Celiac disease does not completely remove the possibility of ever having any candy at all!
Some recommended forms of chocolate treats are Hershey’s chocolate Kisses and Hugs, Raisinettes, York Peppermint Patties, Hershey’s milk chocolate bars (but not hershey’s cookie or crispies), Clark bars, M&M’s (again, other than M & M’s Crispies), Butterfingers, Nestley’s Butterfinger BB’s, Baby Ruth, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Nestle Chunky, Snickers bars, and 3 Musketeer’s.
As well, a little variety in candy preferences is not beyond the reach for the child with Celiac Disease! There are the chewy forms of candy available that are classified as gluten free candies and a must for the discriminating candy affectionado that is typical of any and all children. Some forms of a chewy kind of treat are: All forms of the candy known as Flavor Rolls, Dentyne Gum, Jellybelly jellybeans, Chicklets, chocolate Tootsie Rolls, Bubble Yum, Starburst Fruit Chews, Big League Chewing Gum, Jolly Rancher fruit chews, Skittles, Trident gum, Double Bubble chewing gum and Wrigley’s bubble gum. While this is not an exhaustive list, it not only provides you with the alternatives but demonstrates that there are plenty of candies and treats on the market that are gluten free that remove the restricting stigma from your child’s wants.
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