The candy by the checkout counter is a pain for all parents. I think I'm safe in making that blanket statement. That is one time when I find K's food allergy to be a blessing in disguise because I don't let her touch or buy any of it. Her siblings have learned that we just don't buy those foods and don't even question it.
But oh! How I long for Santa to put a Snickers in her stocking. How I wish her Easter basket could be filled with pastel-wrapped chocolates that look like everyone else's and her trick-or-treat bag could be weighed down with Milky Ways, Three Muskateers, and Almond Joys.
When I first heard of Go Max Go's vegan candy bars, I thought my wish had been granted. They make four varieties of candy bars:
Mahalo (Almond Joy)
Twilight (Milky Way)
Buccaneer (Three Muskateers)
They are delicious. Better than the originals in many ways.
I presented them to Katherine as you might present caviar and water crackers. She tried them. And said that her mouth felt itchy. Because she had eaten other foods first, we weren't sure if she was reacting to the candy or not. Awesome mom that I am, a few days later I asked her to try a bite of candy bar again. I so wanted her to be able to eat them. She took one bite, waited a couple of minutes, and asked for Benadryl.
So. Sadly, I cannot recommend these lovely candy bars because they are "manufactured in a facility that produces products containing dairy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, and other tree nuts." Nine times out of ten, products with this warning are fine for Katherine. This just happens to be the tenth time. I hope that as Go Max Go grows, they are able to afford their own dairy-free facility. Until then, I am back to dreaming.
This review written for Go Dairy Free.