When you have food allergies, a trip to the grocery store can be full of stress and worry. Take a look at this list of products and brands that are free of the top 9 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 9 allergens: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy, and sesame, 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 paid affiliate links.
Top 9 Allergen Free Baking Mixes
Namaste Foods – Namaste makes a wonderful Baking Blend, Brownie Mixes, Pizza Crust Mix, Cake Mix, and more, made in a dedicated allergen free facility. I always get this size (paid affiliate link) of the Perfect Flour Blend because we use it so often! It’s great for those who are new to gluten free baking.
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 certified gluten free oats, as well as pancake mix, and single serving oatmeal cups.
Better Batter – Better Batter makes gluten free flour, cake mixes, brownie mix, pancake mix, and corn free powdered sugar. Their products are free of the top 8 allergens, and they have a thorough allergen FAQ section for more information.
Zema’s Madhouse Foods – Pancake Mixes, Pizza Crust Mixes, Cookie Mixes, and Brownie Mixes.
If you’re new to allergy friendly baking, you may want to take a look at my guide, Top 8 Free Baking for Beginners.
Top 9 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 – No Whey makes a huge selection of allergy friendly 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. (paid affiliate link)
Enjoy Life Foods – Enjoy Life makes three varieties of chocolate bars, as well as several varieties of baking chips, including white chocolate chips.
Top 9 Allergen Free Candy Companies
Surf Sweets – Surf Sweets gummies and jelly beans are some of my sons’ favorite treats. They love the gummy worms and rings made by this company.
Yum Earth – Yum Earth makes a wide variety of sweets, including sweets for special occasions, like candy canes, Christmas gummies, and Halloween gummies.
For more candy options that are free of the top allergens, please read my guide to allergy friendly candy.
Top 9 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.
Gerbs Allergen Friendly Natural Foods – This company has a huge selection of products like 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 of their granola bites on Amazon here. (paid 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 9 free alternative to peanut butter.
Superseedz – Superseedz makes gourmet pumpkin seeds in flavors like cinnamon, maple, hot and spicy, and more.
Partake Foods – Their delicious crunchy cookies come in a variety of flavors.
Safe + Fair – This company makes a variety of products, but their granola is top 9 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 9 allergen free companies or product lines? Share them in the comment section!