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Bee drew a picture of her daddy after she got fed up practicing her letters. I love seeing things through a child’s perspective.  I believe that if we were all able to do that just a little more… the world would be a much better place!

Happy? Gluten free Easter?


If your house is anything like mine the Littles are bouncing off the walls waiting for the bunny. Which leaves me close to pulling my hair out about which candies the bunny can leave them. After a bunch of research and emails to candy companies…the kind of things that happen in my house before every holiday….I have answers!!!
So save yourself the time and headache and consult my handy dandy list of verified safe candies.  Please always double check labels!!! Just because it’s on this list, we never know when those silly candy makers may change a formula!

The winners are:

Easter themed dove chocolate products…bunnies, eggs, bars, etc. check your labels…some DO say made on equipment that processes wheat

Jelly belly jelly beans and all specialty packed Easter themed items from jelly belly

Easter color foil wrapped Hershey milk chocolate kisses

Peeps

Necco eggs

Easter themed starburst and strangest jelly beans

Easter packaged m&ms EXCEPT the pretzel variety

Kraft egg mallows and bunny mallows

Easter themed tootsie candy including tootsie pops blow pops and double bubble.

The biggest controversy and debate over an Easter candy is the famous cabury creme eggs that are produced by Hershey.  There are those who consider then too be gluten free and can incorporate them into their diets without any ill side effects. The company, however, does not consider them to be gluten free because of the risk of gluten cross contamination during the manufacturing process. For this reason, they remain a treat that we keep out of our home. While they were a childhood favorite of mine…the health of my children isn’t worth the risk to me. (although I would be lying if I said I didn’t sneak the occasional one at the gas station). However this is a very individual choice that will depend on how high the level of gluten sensitivity is in your home. I know many people that can tolerate them just fine. It is a fact that they do not contain any gluten ingredients. As always, no matter what you decide I want to make sure I keep you informed. Hope this helps you to have a wonderful holiday!

**Lizzie**

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