Give Love Not Gluten This Valentine’s Day

valentines_day_chocolates_from_2005Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and we all have our way of celebrating. From dining at a fancy restaurant, making enough candy-laden cards to fill a school bus or boycotting the ‘hallmark holiday’ all together, we are ALL subjected to a “Sea of Red” at every store. Its BEYOND obnoxious. Not to mention totally Gluten laden.

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But what to do if you or Valentine suffer from Celiac Disease, Lactose Intolerance or a very unfortunate (but very real) Chocolate Allergy? You go with one of these festively delicious yet completely Allergy-Free options right here:

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 5.21.11 PMEQUAL EXCHANGEWith Chocolates, Coffee, Teas and more…it’s a great place to shop for your vegan sweetheart.

GONATURALLY ORGANIC by Hillside Candy: Covering everything from hard candies to cough suppressants, it’s a score if your Valentine needs a tasty throat remedy.

DESIDERIO CHOCOLATES: You wont find a tastier vegan caramel or marshmallow anywhere else.
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SURF SWEETS: If your honey is into all things gummy then look no further than this sweet shop.

AMY’S ORGANIC: Amy’s Organic is a well known and trusted name but who knew they made dream candy bars? 

And if you don’t have access to the specialty brands above have no fear – the local grocery and pharmacy have Gluten-Free options too!

  • Baby Ruth
  • Bit-O-Honey
  • Butterfinger Bar (original flavor only, NOT Crisp, Giant Bar, Snakerz, Medallions, Jingles, Hearts or Pumpkins)
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Goobers
  • Nips
  • Oh Henry!
  • Raisinets
  • Sno-Caps
  • Wonka Pixy Stix
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Wonka Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip
  • M&M’s (all EXCEPT for pretzel-flavored M&M’s and some special flavors with a risk of gluten cross-contamination)
  • 3 Musketeers Bars (all flavors)
  • Milky Way Midnight Bar
  • Milky Way Caramel Bar
  • Dove Chocolate products (all flavors EXCEPT for milk chocolate cinnamon graham/cookies and cream)
  • Snickers Bars
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Fruit Rolls
  • Dots
  • Cella’s Milk Chocolate Covered Cherries
  • Cella’s Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries
  • Junior Mints
  • Charleston Chew
  • Junior Caramels
  • Tootsie Pops
  • Tootsie Peppermint Pops
  • Charms Blow Pops
  • Charms Super Blow Pops
  • Sugar Daddy Pops
  • Andes
  • Sugar Babies
  • Mike & Ikes
  • Tic Tacs

So this Valentine’s Day you can celebrate sweetly without any allergy issues. If that’s not true love we don’t know what is.

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