5 Things Kids With Peanut Allergies Can Relate To On Halloween
Start writing a post

5 Things Kids With Peanut Allergies Can Relate To On Halloween

I know I'm gonna get made fun of for this, but it must be said.

11
5 Things Kids With Peanut Allergies Can Relate To On Halloween

Living with any kind of food allergy is a struggle, but when you're allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, or peanut butter, you have to be especially careful about what you eat because they are in so many kinds of foods and candies.

This makes trick-or-treating on Halloween less fun for kids with peanut allergies, because we have to be extremely cautious about which candies we can or cannot eat at the end of the night, while everyone else can eat whatever they want without worrying about having a reaction.

Yeah, I was that kid on Halloween who had to read food labels, ask people if they had candy without nuts in it, and had to give half my candy away to my parents after trick-or-treating. If any of you with peanut allergies can relate to that, you might relate to these 5 things, too:

1. Sorting through all your candy and realizing half of it has nuts in it

Giphy

All that wasted time walking around my neighborhood trick-or-treating, and for WHAT? A hundred Reese's, Snickers, and Butterfingers that I can't even eat?

Y'all worried about finding razor-blades in your candy, meanwhile I'm out here checking mine for a damn peanut.

2. Giving away all of said candy to your family

Giphy

Me watching my parents eat all my Reese's that I probably would have otherwise thrown in the trash.

3. Ignoring the allergy warnings on food labels that say "May contain peanuts"

Giphy

So like, does it or does it not contain peanuts? I usually just assume it will be fine and eat my Twix bar anyway.

4. Choosing a candy from a bowl that you don't like over one with nuts in it

Giphy

Every Halloween, there's always at least one house that leaves a bowl of candy out on their front step so you get to pick which one you want, but when the only options are Snickers, Reese's, and jawbreakers, I'm gonna go with the jawbreaker.

5. Being paranoid that someone who just ate candy with peanuts touched your candy before washing their hands

Giphy

Call me crazy, but this is a genuine fear I have, and not just on Halloween. Sometimes people forget that cross-contamination can cause allergic reactions, too!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

2026: the year the Fifa World Cup Returns to North America

For the first time since 1994 the United States will host a world cup (for men's soccer)

824
2026: the year the Fifa World Cup Returns to North America
Skylar Meyers

The FIFA World Cup is coming to North American in 2026!

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

An Open Letter to Winter

Before we know it April will arrive.

2607

Dear Winter,

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

6 Questions To Ask Yourself When Cleaning Up Your Room

This holiday break is the perfect time to get away from the materialistic frenzy of the world and turn your room into a decluttered sanctuary.

3448
Pixar

Cleaning isn’t just for spring. In fact, I find school’s holiday break to be a very effective time for decluttering. You’re already being bombarded by the materialistically-infatuated frenzy of society’s version of Christmas, Hanukah, etc. It’s nice to get out of the claustrophobic avarice of the world and come home to a clean, fresh, and tidy room. While stacking up old books, CDs, and shoes may seem like no big deal, it can become a dangerous habit. The longer you hang onto something, whether it be for sentimental value or simply routine, it becomes much harder to let go of. Starting the process of decluttering can be the hardest part. To make it a little easier, get out three boxes and label them Donate, Storage, and Trash. I'm in the middle of the process right now, and while it is quite time consuming, it is also so relieving and calming to see how much you don't have to deal with anymore. Use these six questions below to help decide where an item gets sorted or if it obtains the value to stay out in your precious sanctuary from the world.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Why I Don't Write (Or Read) An "Open Letter To My Future Husband/Wife"

Because inflated expectations and having marriage as your only goal are overrated.

15273
Urban Intellectuals

Although I have since changed my major I remember the feverish hysteria of applying to nursing school--refreshing your email repeatedly, asking friends, and frantically calculating your GPA at ungodly hours of the night. When my acceptance came in I announced the news to friends and family with all the candor of your average collegiate. I was met with well wishes, congratulations, and interrogations on the program's rank, size, etc. Then, unexpectedly, I was met with something else.

Keep Reading... Show less
Content Inspiration

Top 3 Response Articles of This Week

Meet the creators making their voices heard on Odyssey.

5416
Top 3 Response Articles of This Week
Why I Write On Odyssey

At Odyssey, we're on a mission to encourage constructive discourse on the Internet. That's why we created the response button you can find at the bottom of every article.

Last week, our response writers sparked some great conversations right here on our homepage. Here are the top three response articles:

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments