A list of products and brands that are free of the top 8 allergens. Allergy friendly brands for baking, snacking, and more are included in this list.
Being a parent to a child with food allergies means that you can’t just run to the store and grab any old brand of granola bars and cookies before a play date. You probably make a lot of your snack and treat foods at home, using ingredients that are free of the top 8 allergens. However, sometimes there are things that you have to buy from the store, whether it is baking ingredients, granola, seeds, or convenience snack foods.
Since your food allergy diagnosis, you’ve probably become concerned with cross contamination and manufacturing practices. You know that food labeling laws in the United States aren’t the greatest.
You’re cautious about the brands you choose, and you read labels carefully. Packaged products can be a cross contamination risk – that’s why it’s so great when companies make an effort to make their products and/or facilities free of the most common allergens.
This is a list of products that are free of the top 8 allergens: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy, and many of them are made in a facility that does not process any of these allergens. This is not a sponsored post.
Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare professional. Please check with your doctor if you are unsure if these products are safe for you or your family. Always read labels, as ingredients and manufacturing processes change. This information is current as far as I understand it from the websites of these companies.
Disclosure: This list does contain some affiliate links.
Top 8 Allergen Free Baking Mixes:
Namaste Foods – Baking Blend, Brownie Mixes, Pizza Crust Mix, Cake Mix, and more, made in a dedicated allergen free facility.
123 Gluten Free – Cookie Mix, Baking Mix, Biscuit Mix, Cake Mix, Bar Mix, and more, made in a dedicated allergen free facility.
GF Harvest – This company makes all varieties of oats, as we as pancake mix, and single serving oatmeal cups.
Living Now Gluten Free – Baking mixes, gluten free flour blend, and thickeners are all made in a dedicated facility.
Better Batter – Gluten free flour, cake mixes, brownie mix, pancake mix, and corn free powdered sugar.
Zema’s Madhouse Foods – Pancake Mixes, Pizza Crust Mixes, Cookie Mixes, and Brownie Mixes.
Fun for All Foods – Top 8 free baking mixes that are fun for the whole family!
Top 8 Allergen Free Chocolate:
Pascha Chocolate – Chocolate Bars and Chocolate Chips. PASCHA traces their ingredients back through the supply chain to ensure that they are allergen free.
No Whey Chocolate – Chocolate bars and candy.
Free2b – This company very recently became dairy free, which means that their products and facility are now free of all the top allergens. You can even buy their candy by the dozen on Amazon. (affiliate link)
Enjoy Life Foods – This company makes three varieties of chocolate bars, as well as three varieties of baking chips.
Top 8 Allergen Free Candy Companies:
Surf Sweets – Gummies and Jelly Beans
Top 8 Free Snacks:
88 Acres Granola Bars and Granola – We love the sea salt dark chocolate variety! 88 Acres traces their ingredients back through the supply chain to make sure that they are allergen free.
Enjoy Life Foods Chewy Bars – (My son likes the Cocoa Loco variety best). Enjoy Life makes a wide range of bars and snacks, including a new item – Breakfast Ovals.
Enjoy Life Foods Crunchy Cookies (affiliate link). The chewy cookies are also a favorite around here.
Gerbs Allergen Friendly Natural Foods – Dried Fruits, Granola, Seeds, Seed Butters, Cracker Mixes, Flours, Oats, and more.
Made Good Granola Bars – Made in a dedicated allergen free facility. You can buy a case on Amazon here. (affiliate link) Made Good also makes granola bites, mini cookies, chewy marshmallow rice bars, and granola cereal.
SunButter – This beloved allergy friendly spread is now free of soy, making it a delicious top 8 free alternative to peanut butter.
Superseedz – Gourmet Pumpkin Seeds in flavors like cinnamon, tomato, curry, and more.
Namaste Foods – Quick and Easy Meals (Cup of Soup, Macaroni and Cheez)
Partake Foods – Delicious crunchy cookies in a variety of flavors.
Safe + Fair – This company makes a variety of products, but their granola is top 8 free – our favorite is the chocolate!
Products and ingredients change, so please contact these companies to see if their products are safe for your particular dietary needs.
Do you know of any other top 8 allergen free companies or product lines? Share them in the comment section!
This post was originally published in December 2014. It has been updated with more current information.