Needing to find safe gluten free chocolate is one thing, reading labels, finding those dreaded may contain statements. Add to that needing other allergen free eggs too and it is even harder. If gluten free is all you have to worry about, you can check out my 2018 Easter guide here. However, if you require some other free from chocolates too, keep reading. This is my first allergy-friendly chocolate guide. As always this is just a guide and not an exhaustive list. You will need to read all labels when purchasing for yourselves.
As I mentioned in my Sweet William Brand Overview, they have Easter Goodies, perfect for those who need allergy friendly treats. The 125g bunny pictured above is an Aldi exclusive and will cost you $10. My store still has quite a few so hopefully yours does too. This bunny is Vegan Friendly, Nut Free and Gluten Free. This one does contain soy flour for those who cannot tolerate soy.
The more readily available Easter goodies are there Easter Bunny Multi-Packs. There are two varieties that I spoke about in the overview. You can find the bunnies in standard or no added sugar. These are also gluten free, nut free and dairy free. Additionally, they don’t contain egg and the no added sugar don’t have corn/maize. They do contain soy though.
The Sweet William brand contains soy, however, if you need soy free then you should take a look at Moo Free. I picked up my Easter Bunnycomb Egg from Allergy Train on the weekend. Made in Britain, these are dairy free, gluten free, soya free and vegan. They are made in a facility that handles hazelnuts though. To keep their eggs dairy free they replace the cow milk with rice milk. The other varieties available are original rice milk egg, orange egg and mini bunny multi packs.
Another brand that I picked up over the weekend at Allergy Train. The Plamil brand is a chocolate alternative, that has no milk, no gluten and no nuts. Additionally, they have no added sugar options as well. I picked up the no added sugar plain milk chocolate alternative egg over the weekend. This has a strong flavour of soy to me, it’s not horrible but I didn’t enjoy it as much as the other egg varieties.
Along with the medium sized eggs, there are also mini hollow eggs and bunny chocolates available too. Prices will vary depending on stockists. I paid around $7 to $8 for mine at Allergy Train.
Kinnerton is a nut safe brand which is perfect for kids due to their pop culture creations. Their range includes this like R2D2 from star wars, Elsa castle from frozen and my personal favourite the pokemon mugs. These standard creations are only nut free and gluten free by ingredient. However, Kinnerton also has a free from range too.
This free from range has dairy and egg free items as well as nut and gluten free. Kinnerton products can be found in Woolworths, Coles and often Big W. It is important to check the labels to make sure what your buying is free from all the allergens you need but their range does cover a lot.
Choices from Aldi
Only available at Aldi, there is also the Choices eggs. These are dairy free, wheat and gluten free as well as egg free. The box states they are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
These will cost you $6.49 for 115g. Stocks are limited depending on stores so I would recommend getting them sooner rather than later. I cannot confirm if these contain soy or nuts so please check the ingredients.
That’s it for my allergy friendly Easter goodies. These are not the only options out there, they are just some of the easiest in my opinion to get. These can be purchased from Aldi where mentioned or from online stores like Allergy Train, Sunnybrook Health Food Store and Happy Tummies.
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Until Next Time;
Ashlee; The Aussie Coeliac.