Anyone with a peanut allergy can tell you how hard it is to enjoy something as simple as holiday candy. Since my son was diagnosed with a peanut allergy in 2008, I’ve been searching year after year for a candy corn that was not contaminated with peanuts. This task hasn’t been easy.
While my search has only occurred in our local stores, we have yet to find a brand of candy corn that was not made in a peanut handling facility.
Sure, my kids don’t need candy corn.. but candy corn is something I have fond memories of. I remember my mom coming home with a bag of candy corn and candy pumpkins every year, it’s just something that happened in the Fall. Candy corn is a Fall staple!
This year, I found a few Halloween recipes that my kids wanted to make and of course they called for the candy corn ingredient. So I went on a search and came across Jelly Belly!
Apparently in 2009, Jelly Belly produced it’s last peanut ingredient Jelly Belly and changed it’s plants to be gluten free, peanut free and dairy free. This includes their Jelly Belly confections, which handles the line of Jelly Belly Candy Corn.
Because Jelly Belly Candy Corn isn’t sold locally, I went to Amazon and found it. Ordered with Prime shipping and this gourmet bundle of sweetness showed up at our doorstep today.
At first taste, this isn’t your regular Brachs Candy Corn. This is even better! Each bite tastes like little drops of honey with the perfect amount of sweetness.
We will be making our Halloween treats soon, of course we will share those too!
If you are in the market for peanut free candy corn, check out the Jelly Belly website, Amazon and on Google. There are plenty of options online for ordering.
We are always excited when new peanut free options are available, I hope this helps someone else in their search for peanut free candy corn!