Top Rated Allergy-Friendly Candy Stores

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Our Top Rated Allergy-Friendly Candy Store Guide lets everyone feel like a kid in a candy store! See 41 shops that get sweet reviews for carrying packaged candy from safe brands like Spokin Verified Vermont Nut Free Chocolates and a la mode ice cream, being dedicated free of some allergens, or displaying allergy information and yes, we’re giving you the side eye, bulk bins. We’re grateful for these safe havens that let us say yes to our kids, whether we’re making memories on vacation or grabbing a treat at home—our guide covers 19 states and 4 countries and features our 1st Spokin Verified Candy Shop, Dean’s Sweets!

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Dean’s Sweets

Location: Portland, Maine

“Nut-free chocolate shop in Portland! So exciting to have a chocolate shop with so many interesting flavors and no nuts in the facility. They also make delicious, safe hot chocolate.”

@elise, who manages celiac and peanut and hazelnut allergies


ARIZONA


Sweeties Candy of Arizona

Location: Chandler, Arizona

“The largest candy and soda shop in all of Arizona! Yes, there are several candies and bulk bins that we would avoid, however, since it’s the largest candy shop that also means there are TONS of allergy-friendly options as well! Top 9 free, peanut-free, gluten-free, etc! So! Much! Candy! Old fashioned candy like wax lips and more! And tons of non-food “treats” like toys, old fashioned board games, and more. Also one of our favorites was an entire wall of Pez! Literally hundreds of different collector Pez dispensers! So much fun and yummy allergy-friendly finds!”

@foodallergypi, who manages peanut and shellfish allergies

ChocolaTree

Location: Sedona, Arizona

“100% gluten-free and vegan restaurant that is also a chocolate factory. One of the best vegan quesadillas of my life and several different vegan chocolates in all sorts of flavors.”

@eatglutenfreeaz, who manages celiac and dairy and wheat allergies


CALIFORNIA


Abigail’s Candy Shop

Location: Clovis, California

“This place is every adult and kid’s dream! If you are an adult, you will find candy from your childhood. For allergies, there are many options to choose from. Stay away from the gelato due to couple of nut flavors.”

@dsarsour, who manages tree nut, sesame, seed, peach, and quinoa allergies

Candy Baron

Location: Laguna Beach, California

“A candy shop with LABELS! Saltwater taffy barrels each have product labels. Exercise caution as baskets can get mixed, but so exciting! Lots of other candies with labels as well!”

@lisakammel, who manages a tree nut allergy and a lactose intolerance

Balboa Candy

Location: Newport Beach, California

“Amazing! All of their taffy is peanut, tree nut, and gluten-free. Definitely recommend stopping by! They have allergy info for all their candy and the staff is very knowledgeable!”

@girlbehindhive, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, soy, shellfish, seed, and legume allergies

See’s Candies

Location: Oakland, California

“I always visit this location before I head over to my gate! This See’s Candies location is located in terminal 3 of SFO which only serves United Airlines. See’s is always clear about the type of nuts that they have in certain chocolates. The way in which you order is similar to a chipotle, meaning you choose which candies you want from the display case. In the display case each chocolate has a label that displays any type of nuts or common allergens they might have. If you don’t want to customize your own box, they have prepackaged mixes/boxes that have clear nutrition labels!”

@nsar, who manages tree nut allergies

Dandelion Chocolate

Location: San Francisco, California

“Love love love their chocolate bars! It’s a lot like a fancy coffee shop/winery in that they are single-origin sourced and emphasis is placed on bringing out the different characteristics of each bean. One of my favorite spots in San Francisco!”

@samsafeeats, who manages peanut, tree nut, shellfish, wheat, sesame, pumpkin, cherry, pea, vegetable, and vanilla allergies

Munchies of Sausalito

Location: Sausalito, California

“They had lots of taffy and other wrapped candy here to try. I have a nut allergy and I didn’t have an issue with it at this candy store. They had some of the See’s Candies lollipops, which I love and had been looking for. The vanilla ones are nut-free!”

@allergyanj, who manages peanut, tree nut, shrimp, sesame, and legume allergies

Sausalito Sweets

Location: Sausalito, California

“They have candy and ice cream. I didn’t get the ice cream just because I am wary of cross contamination but overall, the place looked pretty clean and safe. And the candy is packaged so even if you can’t eat the ice cream, they have labeled stuff.”

@allergyanj, who manages peanut, tree nut, shrimp, sesame, and legume allergies


COLORADO


Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory Inc.

Location: Durango, Colorado

“This touristy candy store had something for everyone! They do make candies that can’t be consumed by anyone with nut allergies (fudges, chocolate-covered candies, etc.), but they also have tons of bagged candies and were super helpful with allergen information. A kids’ paradise for sure!”

@lbedwell, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


CONNECTICUT


Litchfield Candy Co

Location: Litchfield, Connecticut

“Carries a large selection of Vermont Nut Free chocolates.”

@jlengenfelder, who manages a peanut allergy


DELAWARE


Candy Connections

Location: Middletown, Delaware

“All different flavors of homemade cotton candy sold at large kiosk in Christiana Mall. The owner has a tree nut allergy and the only ingredient in the cotton candy which has top 8 is Oreos. Very helpful staff and great safe candy.”

@clapus, who manages tree nut and shellfish allergies


FLORIDA


Marshmallow Factory

Location: Dunedin, Florida

“Cute little marshmallow factory that is gluten, nut, and corn-free. Delicious handmade marshmallow treats!”

@laurenscotch, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


ILLINOIS


IT’SUGAR

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Mixed review— they have a lot of great safe candy. Most of the store is packaged and labeled. However, they also have bins of loose candy so you can build your own bag. I would not recommend you do this if you have any allergies. The risk of cross-contamination is too high. However, I was impressed by how many brands of candy they had without nuts. Many candy stores are largely chocolate-based but they had an equal selection of fruity and gummy candy that was safe. You can buy a huge gummy watermelon slice! Expensive but that’s Navy Pier.”

@isabel48, who manages peanut, tree nut, sesame, chickpea, and mango allergies

L.A. Burdick

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Amazing chocolate and pastry/coffee shop. They have a few bakery items that are gluten-free, and almost all of their chocolates are gluten-free. Each item has every allergen labeled, so it’s super helpful and easy to find what you need. The staff is really nice. Try their drinkable chocolate!”

@gfreebasicb, who manages celiac


MAINE


Dean’s Sweets

Location: Portland, Maine

“Nut-free chocolate shop in Portland! So exciting to have a chocolate shop with so many interesting flavors and no nuts in the facility. They also make delicious, safe hot chocolate.”

@elise, who manages celiac and peanut and hazelnut allergies

Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium

Location: Bar Harbor, Maine

“Evone, the manager, was EAGER to give our allergy kiddo an extra special treat. She strongly recommended the vegan (coconut-based) chocolate, which she happily got from the back (fresh bin) with a clean scoop. She came out with a HUGE bowl of ice cream saying “allergy portions are larger!” And she was correct, the vegan chocolate was amazing (I snuck a taste with a clean spoon)—it was so rich my cheeks flushed. She also made a huge deal of giving our allergy kiddo the FIRST TASTE EVER of the blueberry sorbet, announcing to the store that “no member of the public has ever had this flavor, this is the first taste ever and a huge celebration!” It too, was amazing! But the experience of being treated exclusively vs. special was truly a wonderful thing. Cheers to Ben and Bill’s!”

@jordanhumphrey, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and egg allergies


MASSACHUSETTS


A Chocolate Dream

Location: Belmont, Massachusetts

“I absolutely loved A Chocolate Dream’s selection of nut-free chocolates and candies from Vermont Nut Free and Safe Sweets! They had a wide selection of nut-free milk and dark chocolate! They also had products from Safe Sweets, which is a company that produces chocolate and candy that is completely safe for all food allergies (peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs, gluten, and many more!) I was able to shop there and bring it home and enjoy it with my friends and family members, who normally can’t eat candy and chocolate!”

@staceyalexas, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, and soy allergies

Chatham Penny Candy

Location: Chatham, Massachusetts

“They call this an “old-fashioned candy store”! Super small store but lots of pre-wrapped candy options. They have unwrapped things with various tongs/scoops but the pre-wrapped candy is below it and easy to grab.”

@carlinhanley, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, shrimp, and sesame allergies

Chatham Candy Manor

Location: Chatham, Massachusetts

“Lots of wrapped candy and Jelly Belly jellybeans! They also carry Vermont Nut Free. They just started offering vegan chocolate/fudge—I’ve never tried because of the cross contamination with nuts but I’m sure it would be delicious!”

@carlinhanley, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, shrimp, and sesame allergies

Lolly’s Candy

Location: Duxbury, Massachusetts

“Lots of pre-wrapped candies to choose from!”

@carlinhanley, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, shrimp, and sesame allergies


MICHIGAN


The Taffy Barrel

Location: Charlevoix, Michigan

“So, we used to LOVE to go to The Taffy Barrel because they use Taffy Town as their supplier for taffy. Taffy Town is touted as nut-free, HOWEVER they recently added a peanut butter and jelly flavor taffy to their extensive list of flavors. They claim on their website that they are still completely nut-free, even their PB&J flavors. They state it is made with artificial flavoring that is safe for allergies and that it only mimics the flavor of peanut butter and jelly. This just doesn’t settle well with us. It may be good for other families, but it really disappointed us and we no longer feel comfortable eating the taffy. However, they do have other individually wrapped candy that is safe (and others that are not). A lot of the candy is very old-fashioned and fun! We will stop in and get things like Tootsie Rolls and Smarties. We sure do miss loading up on the taffy though.”

@greenhouse33, who manages peanut, tree nut, watermelon, and chickpea allergies


NEVADA


Dandelion Chocolate

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

“Super yummy for when you’re feeling fancy.”

@nixole, who manages peanut, tree nut, egg, shellfish, and sesame allergies


NEW HAMPSHIRE


Zeb’s General Store

Location: North Conway, New Hampshire

“This is the first place I found Vermont Nut Free Chocolate. It is so nice to go into a candy store and have a selection of safe options. There are bins in another section of the store filled with peanuts, though.”

@cbelbin16, who manages peanut, tree nut, and soy allergies


NEW YORK


Dylan’s Candy Bar

Location: New York City, New York

“We came across Dylan’s Candy Bar when we traveled to NYC for our children to sing at Carnegie Hall. While taking the subway, it was in one of the underground terminals which made it that much more unique and fun! There were some candies in bulk which we avoided, but several options that were top 8 free or peanut-free. Since my son is peanut-free he was super excited to find Harry Potter Chocolate Frogs labeled peanut and gluten-free! So much fun!”

@foodallergypi, who manages peanut and shellfish allergies

Sugar Crazy

Location: Plainview, New York

“Sugar Crazy is a candy, ice cream, and novelty store. They have a separate display of A La Mode ice cream, which is nut, sesame, and egg-free. They also know which items are gluten-free and use new scoopers. They have a large section of nut-free prepackaged desserts along with colorful, novelty Rice Krispies treats labeled nut-free. There is also a dedicated nut-free blender for milkshakes. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgable regarding allergies.”

@stephsorkin, who manages tree nut, shrimp, seed, and canola oil allergies

Sweet Spot Shoppe

Location: Plainview, New York

“The Sweet Spot Shoppe is a great candy/gift store located in Plainview on Long Island where you can find really cute gifts, some food-related! They have a nice sized nut-free chocolate section that comes from trusted nut-free vendors. They also sell things like Twizzlers, Dots, gummy bears, and more that would also be safe, and wrap everything to make it look really special! The owners and staff give personalized service to fit your needs. Highly recommend!”

@stephsorkin, who manages tree nut, shrimp, seed, and canola oil allergies

SugarHi

Location: Armonk, New York

“The owners here are very proactive to ensure that there is a treat for all. While they do have candy in a bin that I won’t allow my allergy child to eat, they also have packaged candy as well. They also always carry A La Mode and Tofutti ice cream in packages so that is safe from cross contamination.”

@allergymission, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, shellfish, and sesame allergies


NORTH CAROLINA


Videri Chocolate Factory

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

“So fun to visit a chocolate factory that is dedicated free from peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, and legumes! They usually do tours, but since the pandemic they have opened a new takeout window where you can purchase lots of their delicious chocolates and their new soft serve! They have vanilla, chocolate, and swirl that all contain dairy, but they also offer a vegan raspberry mousse! All the toppings are made from scratch in their own facility, so there is no chance of cross contact!”

@emsnutfreeeats, who manages celiac and peanut and tree nut allergies

Cotton Candy Factory

Location: Belmont, North Carolina

“This is a very cute and nice cotton candy store. We all enjoyed it very much and my kids were so happy to eat safe, freshly made cotton candy and some. We opted out other candies. They buy them in large bulk and repackaged into small bags. The lady working there was so nice, she went back and got the bag to check the ingredients for general sugar candy. Even though the ingredients were safe, there were made from facilities that uses milk, peanuts, tree nuts, etc. The place is very clean and organized. Weekdays are the best times to go because there are less crowds.”

@happy, who manages peanut, tree nut, milk, and egg allergies


OREGON


Whale’s Tail Candy & Gifts

Location: Grants Pass, Oregon

“Not an allergy-safe candy shop but plenty of safe choices of individually wrapped sweets for my son to have fun and feel like a vacation treat.”

@skyarrish, who manages a peanut allergy

Sandi’s Candies and Fudgery

Location: Grants Pass, Oregon

“This shop is filled with nuts and dairy so please use caution. Writing a positive review for the delicious “Blind George’s Popcorn” sold inside in a dedicated prep area. The popcorn is a tradition dating back almost 100 years. Made with real butter (no lard). We’ve been assured every time that no peanuts go near the popcorn.”

@skyarrish, who manages a peanut allergy


PENNSYLVANIA


Skip’s Candy Corner

Location: Lahaska, Pennsylvania

“Skip’s has an entire wall that is nut-free! The owners even own an allergen sniffing dog that does occasional sweeps of the facility where the nut-free products are made! A great find for anyone with a peanut/tree nut allergy.”

@cfitz1224, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Hershey’s Chocolate World

Location: Hershey, Pennsylvania

“There was a great variety of limited edition candy, only found at Hersey’s Chocolate World that was safe. There were even some safe chocolate products. However, even candy in the same section can have different warnings depending on flavor or size so be careful. For example, I could have strawberry ice cream kisses but not strawberry.”

@queenofharps, who manages peanut, tree nut, and shellfish allergies


RHODE ISLAND


Main Street Candy

Location: South Kingstown, Rhode Island

“Each self-serve candy dispenser has its own scoop. They have many with a handle that you pull down that makes it impossible to cross contaminate. Clear labeling, knowledgeable owner/staff.”

@foodallergygrl, who manages tree nut and egg allergies


SOUTH CAROLINA


OMG Candy Store

Location: Charleston, South Carolina

“This is a super cute candy store with typical bins but also a whole wall of packaged candy with a lot of mainstream brands like Dots, Mike and Ike’s, Haribo, etc. and a lot of the bins have wrapped items like Starbursts—a great find!”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


TEXAS


Magnolia’s Eats and Treats

Location: Magnolia, Texas

“Happened to stumble upon the cutest 50’s themed candy shop that also had tons of gluten-free eats and treats. Not 100% gluten-free but they have an entire gluten-free menu and dedicated gluten-free fryers. I tried some items I had never had before like gluten-free fried Oreos, gluten-free funnel cake, and gluten-free onion rings! They also offer fish and chips, cheese sticks, corn dogs, etc.”

@eatglutenfreeaz, who manages celiac and milk and wheat allergies


VIRGINIA


Taylor Made Chocolate, Inc.

Location: Chester, Virginia

“Peanut and tree nut-free chocolate shop!”

@jp, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Lolli and Pops

Location: Fairfax, Virginia

“Most of the stuff in here is packaged and labeled so you know what is safe. I love the cotton candy tubs that they have. However they also have large gummy bear bins which are unpackaged. I’ve never had an issue with cross contamination with that. At the front they do have a display of treats and since I have a nut allergy, I’ve steered clear of that.”

@allergyanj, who manages peanut, tree nut, shrimp, sesame, and legume allergies


EUROPE


Suklaatendas Dammenberg Suklaamyymälä

Location: Lempäälä, Finland

“This chocolate shop is free of nuts, gluten, and egg, and also produces soy-free, milk-free and sugar-free chocolates!”

@danielles, who manages peanut, tree nut, legume, and nsaid allergies

Captain Candy

Location: Venice, Italy

“This is a super cute bulk candy bin spot, which is typically a big no-no for us. We didn’t eat here but saw that the candy had allergen warnings for nuts, gluten, and soy. I’ve never seen that before!”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Malmo Chocolate Factory AB

Location: Radmansvangen, Sweden

“Not a restaurant, but a completely nut-free chocolate factory! Their chocolates are also free of gluten and soy. I would highly recommend it to anyone with nut allergies that wants to buy fun flavors of chocolate!”

@elise, who manages celiac and peanut and hazelnut allergies

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