Smarties Are My Only Choice for Halloween Because #IAmASmartie #CBias

Halloween is quickly approaching!  Have you really given any thought to the candy you will be giving out this year?  Are you aware that MANY children have food allergies?
This issue is near and dear to my heart!  My 2 youngest are highly lactose intolerant.  My #2 daughter had lactose issues when she was very young but she outgrew them.  According to the doctors, the babies may never do the outgrowing thing and this may be a life long issue for them!
As a matter of fact, they are predicting that Bubby’s “intolerance” is more of an allergy than an intolerance and he will more than likely never outgrow it!  Meaning this baby will deal with this his entire life!  Think projectile vomit at the sight of milk.  One chocolate candy bar makes him vomit.  A trip to the ice cream shop means we will be up all night…him vomiting, me cleaning.  Yes, I’ve come to realize that these food allergies are a serious deal!  So it has me thinking!
Lots of kids have these issues!  Peanuts, Gluten issues, Lactose issues, etc., so many allergies and they want to trick or treat!  They want to partake in all things fun and sweet!  It’s not fair that they can’t do that! 

So I’ve done my research!  And you know what I’ve found?  Smarties!  That’s right…THOSE Smarties!  They are gluten free, allergen free, vegan (as a vegetarian I can appreciate this since most aren’t), lactose free (woot woot), and they are individually wrapped and obviously tamper evident.  So are they the perfect Halloween candy?  Yes please and thank you!

As the mother of 6 from the ages of 22 down to 2, I am not above bribery rewarding for good behavior.  If we’re potty training, we bribe reward with Smarties!  If we’re looking for good grades, we bribe reward with Smarties!  If we are looking to break any bad habit, we bribe reward with Smarties!  It’s a way of life around here!  And the funny thing is, when speaking with my own mother a couple of weeks ago, I found out that she bribed convinced me in to potty training with Smarties, so this a family legacy I guess!  
Whatever works right?  My babies LOVE Smarties!  My hubby loves Smarties!  Heck, I love Smarties and I’m not even a candy eater!  I am hypoglycemic so candy doesn’t fit into my diet well, but Smarties don’t bother me a bit!  Seriously, the good stuff in the candy world!  
I was able to buy a 2 1/2 pound bag for $4.48 at Walmart the other night!  You can see my whole shopping trip HERE,  I’m sure I’ll have to buy more before Halloween because these babies are sure acting right to get the bribes rewards I’ve been offering lately!

Apparently the babies considered this a SCORE!  And they were right on so many levels that they won’t understand until they are older!

We settled down for Monsters Inc. with a gluten free, lactose free, allergen free, vegan treat while watching this hysterical Disney Pixar movie.  Life is good!  I can’t stress that enough!

So what are you giving out for Halloween this year?   I’m  thinking if the answer is not Smarties, you ought to be rethinking YOUR thinking NO? And you should listen to me because #IAmASmartie!

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.  All ideas, opinions, and photos are entirely my own! #ad

About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. @MimiBakerMN says:

    Smarties are one of my favorite candies from when I was a kid! Your kiddos are SO adorable!

  2. Wow, awesome new look for your blog. Love all that sparkling pink 🙂 But yes, it’s true that when it comes to candy, you just don’t know what to buy. I might give this a thought: Smarties for Halloween. BTW, we love the Disney movie “Monster, Inc” too 🙂

  3. I really love that Smarties at Halloween means every child that comes to my door walks away with candy they can eat! Being allergen free, gluten free, and vegan make them perfect for the holiday!

  4. Your babies are so cute!! Hope they enjoyed their smarties!!

  5. Thanks to you I learned about Smarties not only being American made, but also gluten free and vegan. A great choice for Halloween!