Easter Treats: Guide to Organic, Allergy-Friendly and Vegan Candy

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You’ve probably seen my big list of Dairy-free Chocolate Bunnies for various tastes and diets, including vegans and food allergic consumers. But what would that basket of Easter treats be without some colorful candy thrown into the mix? But Peeps and plain old jellybeans are so last century. Candy is evolving as small and large manufacturers emerge with a range of organic, allergy-friendly, and vegan sweets.

Easter Treats - Round up of Natural, Organic, Vegan, and Allergy-friendly Candy for the Holiday!

Easter Treats: All-Natural Candies Made for the Holiday

If you want bunnies, jelly beans, and spring colors, look no further than this list of dairy-free, natural and organic candies.

YumEarth Organic Easter Candies & Lollipops

Easter Treats - Round up of Natural, Organic, Vegan, and Allergy-friendly Candy for the Holiday!Founded by two kid (and sugar) loving fathers, YumEarth proudly manufactures a wide range of organic, gluten-free, and allergy-friendly candies. For Easter, they have an Assorted Lollipop package, Sour Beans, and a Variety Pack that also includes Bunny Gummies. All of these are Organic, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Top Allergen-Free, and they come in fun fruit-sweetened flavors like pomegranate pucker, perfectly peach, and mango tango.
Website to Order: yumearth.com or Amazon.com
For: Dairy-free, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Multiple Food Allergies

Black Forest Organic Easter Candies

Easter Treats - Round up of Natural, Organic, Vegan, and Allergy-friendly Candy for the Holiday!Black Forest has a big range of Easter candies, but you might not see them on their website. However, they are readily available online and via major stores like Target. Keep your eyes open for their Bunny Gummies, Sour Bunnies, Jelly Beans, and Eco Eggs filled with Candy. This brand isn’t strictly vegan, because they do use gelatin and beeswax in their candies.
Where to Purchase: Target or Amazon.com
For: Dairy-free, Gluten-Free, and Multiple Food Allergies

Divvies Easter Treats

Easter Treats: Divvies CandyWhen food allergies are the primary concern, Divvies comes to the rescue. Their facility and products are guaranteed free of peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, and eggs. For Easter baskets, Divvies offers fun filled bags spring jellybeans, and sometimes other kid-friendly treats.  If you are seeking some extra holiday indulgence, they also ship freshly baked vegan and food allergy-friendly cupcakes with Easter pink or blue frosting.
Where to Purchase: www.divvies.com
For: Dairy-free, Vegan, and Multiple Food Allergies

Wholesome Organic Easter Lollipops

Easter Treats - Round up of Natural, Organic, Vegan, and Allergy-friendly Candy for the Holiday!These cute bunny lollipops are naturally flavored and come in a variety pack of Lemon, Strawberry, and Watermelon. They are labeled as nut-free, gluten-free, corn syrup-free, and naturally vegan. As for milk allergies, the company said, “There is dairy in the facility, but on a different floor with a different HVAC system.” They are certified kosher pareve.
Where to Purchase: wholesomesweet.com or Amazon
For: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Vegan, and Multiple Food Allergies

Surf Sweets Organic Jelly Beans

Easter Treats - Round up of Natural, Organic, Vegan, and Allergy-friendly Candy for the Holiday!Surf Sweets is now produced by Wholesome, the brand noted above. But they have retained their own candy style, and are reportedly still made in a facility free of the top 10 allergens. For Easter they have Spring Jelly Beans that come in bags of mini packages. And each serving contains 100% of the daily value for Vitamin C.
Where to Purchase: wholesomesweet.com or Amazon
For: Dairy-free, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Multiple Food Allergies

Jed’s Maple Candy

These cute little Easter shapes are made of 100% pure maple syrup with no other ingredients. There facility does handle some top allergens, but these candies are reportedly made on a dedicated line with nothing but maple syrup.
Where to Purchase: jedsmaple.com or naturalcandystore.com
For: Dairy-free, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Multiple Food Allergies

Strawberry Hill Lollipops

Easter Treats - Round up of Natural, Organic, Vegan, and Allergy-friendly Candy for the Holiday!This whimsical candy company makes lollipops for all occasions with adorable designs. And they’re labeled as corn syrup free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and made in a nut free facility. Some of their Easter-themed lollipops include bunnies, Easter eggs, duckies, and frosted cupcakes. But the lollipop designs can change from year to year.
Where to Purchase: www.strawberryhillcandy.com 
For: Dairy-free, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Multiple Food Allergies

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Easter Treats: Honorable Mention Candies

The following brands don’t have Easter-specific candies, but they are still great individually-wrapped options for dairy-free baskets.

  • CleanCandy – This is the first brand of Fair Trade hard candy. The’re also labeled as organic, gluten-free, vegan, and kosher.
  • Cocomels – These are individually wrapped dairy-free, vegan, coconut milk caramels in various flavors.
  • Glee Gum – This natural gum is no longer vegan, but it is still allergy-friendly and comes in small packs.
  • Torie & Howard – Their individually-wrapped hard candies come in amazing flavors.

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Important Notes

Be Allergen Aware: If your special diet needs are particular, please read this article carefully and inquire with the manufacturer prior to purchasing. I have included notes on what “free-from” needs the chocolatiers cater to (including soy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free!). However, products, ingredients and processes may change at any time and cross-contamination can be a risk in manufacturing. Always double check with the manufacturer before purchasing or consuming any food whenever there is a food allergy concern.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

11 Comments

  1. Madison Haycock on

    What a great list! I’m loving all the options, who needs kids to enjoy all these fun Easter Candies!

  2. I need to check Target for the Black Forest Easter Candies. I love that you found so many wonderful options so our baskets won’t be completely candy-less!

  3. just saying, surf sweet jelly beans are not vegan, they are dairy free, but not vegan. They contain confectioners glaze which comes from beetles . so please dont spread false information
    thank you,
    mahoraner

    • I clarified to avoid any misunderstanding. As noted, they have both vegan and non-vegan selections. Still a lot to choose from among their gummies, which are sold by most of the vegan stores. Enjoy!

  4. Very helpful post, especially for us who have children in our lives. I will be looking for these goodies to give out to my family during Easter. Thanks!

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