About the Teal Pumpkin Project
Raising awareness of food allergies through the addition of non-food trinkets and toys to your treats, making Halloween safer and more inclusive for all trick or treaters.
What if the scariest thing on Halloween were actually allergens? Whether you’re answering the door or ringing the bell, you’re bound to encounter Halloween candy containing at least one of the eight most common food allergens.
According to Dr. Purvi Parikh, an allergist with the Allergy & Asthma Network, “The safest celebrations for those who suffer from food allergies are food-free celebrations.” She encouraged parents to consider offering non-edible treats in addition to candy.
The Teal Pumpkin Project® is doing a great job of raising awareness about food allergies and providing resources to families at Halloween to ensure the safety of everyone. On its website, there a posters, flyers, coloring pages to download and a map of homes that offer allergy-free treats. You can add your home to the map here. The Teal Pumpkin Project also provides images to share on social media to promote its cause.
Although the Teal Pumpkin Project promotes giving out non-food treats at Halloween, delicious Zolli Candy are allergy-free and sugar free — a safe treats for kids and adults who can’t have dairy, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nut, fish or shellfish, as well as sugar-free and kosher. All that, plus, Zolli Candy is good for your teeth!