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What Candy Bars Are Ok For Super Sensitives

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I have read on other parts of this forum that a lot of candy bars are gluten free. How well do you super sensitives tolerate main stream candy bars?. My favorites are Snickers, Baby Ruth and Pay Day. I normally try to avoid processed foods, but I do need to gain some weight. Easy snacking is not always easy. Besides, I really miss the candy bars.

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The one time I tried a Snickers Bar since DX and gluten-free, it glutened me pretty good...yet others seem to tolerate them just fine. Just me, maybe??

I get dark chocolate bars from Equal Exchange or the Enjoy Life bars or chocolate chips. They are safe for "super sensitive" me. :)

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Enjoy Life bars and Lara Bars are the closest I can get to a candy bar. Snickers use dot be my favorite but it always made me sick--I assumed it was the soy and dairy however. Fortunately, I don't have much a sweet tooth. I prefer salty snacks most of the time. If I want something sweet I often make kettle corn on the stove--just popcorn kernals, oil, sugar and salt.

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I haven't had any problems with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Jelly Bellies, M&Ms, Butterfingers, Peppermint Patties, and Junior Mints.

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I have felt sick after eating M&Ms, Snickers, and Reese's peanut butter cups. I have been able to eat Dove chocolate without getting sick. The last time I spoke to Mars, they do have a gluten free list, but some of the "gluten free" chocolates are made on shared lines.

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In the end, the safest chocolates I've found are from See's Candies. They're Butterscotch Squares are to die for! See's went entirely gluten free a few years ago, but their decorations are NOT gluten free (e.g., sugar flowers and such on the Easter eggs).

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I'm in the same boat as DilettanteSteph - haven't found a candy yet that doesn't make me sick. :-( Man but I miss that.

My daughter seemed to do okay on Enjoy life candy bars, if I recall right, and she's on the sensitive side, too.

Can you have dairy? A nice sweet kick that we've tried for my kids is just cream, sugar, and pureed strawberries, and made homemade ice cream with it. We also added vanilla, but we made our own vanilla with chopin vodka and vanilla beans - took a few months - to make sure it was as gluten free as we could get it. I know many ice cream recipes add eggs, too, which I'm sure would help for weight gain. When we didn't have an ice cream maker, we did those old ice-cube tray popsicles. The ones where you fill up the ice cube tray, cover it with tin-foil, and then put a tooth pick into each square, you know the kind? It works great with home made icecream. :-)

If you have a safe cocoa, you could probably make chocolate ice cream popsicles really easily.

Another weight gain help might be smoothies, with just yogurt and frozen fruit, you know? If you have any nuts you can have, you might be able to grind up a few nuts in with it for some extra protein, too. Or if milk is no good but you have a safe rice, you could make some rice milk (real easy. lots of recipe on the web for this) and use that with the fruit for a smoothie. Maybe add more nuts, maybe a little oil, to add texture and fat, both.

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I have no problems with snickers, junior mints, baby Ruth... My absolute favorite & what helped me gain weight back are the new snickers peanut butter squared. I kept a bag of those in the fridge and popped one whenever I felt a sugar craving. They helped me to keep weight on & also helped me to not feel so "deprived." we have ro say no to SO many things, I'll be damned if I'm gonna give up the few vices I can still have!

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I love Hershey's kisses which are supposed to be ok.

My favorite bar, not mainstream - is Kind -- almond and coconut. I could live on those things.

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I have felt sick after eating M&Ms, Snickers, and Reese's peanut butter cups. I have been able to eat Dove chocolate without getting sick.

Ditto exactly this!!

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