Whenever I travel, I scout out the local drug stores, supermarkets, and discount department stores hunting for new and exotic candies. I will bring back bags full of my loot and share it with my appreciative family and friends. Now that I have a child with peanut/treenut anaphylaxis, I avoid anything containing nuts or traces of nuts. So this really has cramped my candy style.
Lately however, candying has lost a lot of its appeal. It seems that many of the regional/local candy manufacturers have either gone under, closed shop or been bought out by larger companies. These small companies where the spice of my candy life! Last summer on our trip to Orlando, I was unable to find anything new or exciting. Imagine! The Targets in Florida had the exact same candy/confectionary stock as the closest Buffalo Target. I was left feeling a wee bit sour (hee hee).
So imagine my exuberance and utter joy when I went to visit my 20 something yr old daughter in San Francisco (who also suffers from the same genetic affliction) and on a trip to the local Wmart, we found these gorgeous candies:
They are so beautiful!!! Lovely lovely little gourmet jelly beans!! And look at the right hand corner of the bag...PEANUT FREE to boot!!!!!
Not only Peanut/nut free my friends, but trans fat free, gelatin free, gluten free, dairy free, and egg free!!! We can all do the happy happy dance!!!
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