Absurd Snacks company highlights Teal Pumpkin Project

Be aware of childrens’ dietary allergies this Halloween with one color swap.

An inflatable pumpkin sits on the stoop of a townhome, surrounded by bags of trail mix.

Absurd Snacks doesn’t use nuts of any kind to make their bags of trail mix treats.

Photo provided by Absurd Snacks

Richmond-born company Absurd Snacks is reminding trick-or-treaters and their guardians to be mindful of food allergies this Halloween by participating in the nationwide program the Teal Pumpkin Project.

If you see a sea-colored pumpkin on the doorstep while you’re out nabbing candy, it means that household offers allergen-free treats and non-food goodies safe for all little ghouls. Absurd Snacks was born out of an idea to make a trail mix for those with peanut allergies.

Want a pre-Halloween adventure? Find this inflatable pumpkin between the Museum District and the Fan, then snap a picture to get a free bag of the bean-based sweet treat — which are also available at a over a dozen Richmond markets.

Pro tip: Teal pumpkins with can be found at several local CVS locations to add your home to the Teal Pumpkin Project map.

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