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Gluten-free and Gluten-safe Candy List for Halloween 2012

Celiac.com 10/26/2012 - Halloween means that many parents of children who must avoid gluten are wondering which Halloween candies are safe for kids and grown-ups on a gluten–free diet?

Below, is an updated list of gluten–friendly and gluten–free Halloween candies currently available.

Photo: CC--Juushika RedgraveBelow that we feature a list of UNSAFE, NON–gluten–free candies, as well as a partial list of manufacturers with links to their company websites.

Please remember that this list is not complete, or definitive, and should only be used as a guideline. Before consuming any candy on the list, be sure to gauge your purchases according to your own sensitivity levels, or those of your children.

Gluten-free and Gluten-safe Candy List for Halloween 2012:

3 Musketeers fun size
3 Musketeers Mint with dark chocolate

A
Act II Popcorn Balls
Albert’s Gummy Eyeballs
Albert’s Iced Halloween pops (lollipops)
Almond Joy
Almond Joy fun size bars
Amanda's Own Confections Chocolate shapes and chocolate lollipops
Annie's Organic Bunny Fruit snacks
Applehead, Grapehead, Cherryhead

B
Baby Ruth original and fun size
Barrels of Candy
Bazooka Big Mix (includes bubble gum, bubble gum filled candy, candy chews, and bubble gum filled lollipops)
Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot Wicked Webs Berry Wave mini feet
Betty Crocker Halloween fruit flavored snacks, including Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll–ups, and Mini Rolls
Bit•O•Honey
Big Blow bubblegum
Black Forest Gummy Tarantulas
Black Forest Gummy Fun Bugs Juicy Oozers
Bubbly lollipop and gum
Butterfinger bar, original and fun size

C
Cadbury Adams Swedish Fish
Cadbury Adams Sour Patch Kids and Sour Patch Extreme
Candy Checkers (made for Target)
Caramel Apple Pops (made by Tootsie Roll)
Charleston Chew original and fun size
Charms Blow Pops and Blow Pop Minis – may contain milk or soy
Charms Candy Carnival Package – Blow Pops, Sugar Babies, Zip a Dee mini pops, Sugar Daddy, Pops, Sugar Mama Caramel, Tear Jerkers sour bubble gum, Blow Pop Bubble Gum – may contain milk or soy
Charms Fluffy Stuff Spider Web cotton candy
Chewy Atomic Fireballs
Chewy Lemonheads and Friends
Child’s Play
Colombina Scary Eyeballs bubblegum
Colombina Fizzy Pops
Comix Mix Candy Sticks – Tom and Jerry, Flintstones, Scooby
Doo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Popeye
Cracker Jack caramel coated popcorn and peanuts
Crispy Cat Mint Coconut Candy Bar
Crispy Cat Toasted Almond Candy Bar
Crispy Cat Chocolate Marshmallow Candy Bar

D
Disney Halloween Candy Mix – jelly beans, gummies, candy bracelets and characters from Cars, Tinkerbell and Toy Story
Dots Gumdrops – including Candy Corn Dots, Ghost Dots, and Bat Dots
Dove pieces – Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate, Caramel Milk Chocolate
Dubble Bubble bubblegum
Dum Dum Chewy Pops
Dum Dum Lollipops (including Shrek Pops)

F
Farley’s Kiddie Mix - Smarties, SweetTarts, Now and Later, Jaw Breakers, Super Bubble and Lolli-pops
Ferrara Pan Caramels
Ferrara Pan Lemonhead & Friends candy mix – including Applehead, Cherryhead, Grapehead, Chewy Lemonhead & Friends, Chewy Atomic Fireball, and Red Hots
Florida’s Natural Healthy Treats Nuggets, Sour String, Fruit Stiks
Fright Fingers Popcorn Kit
Frankford’s Bugs Gummy Candy
Frankford’s Gummy Body Parts
Frankford’s Marshmallow Pals
Fun Dip
Fun Dip Sour

G
Game Night boxes of candy game pieces (includes Operation, Sorry!, Monopoly, Life, and Clue)
Goldenberg's peanut chews
Goobers
Grave Gummies (Yummy Gummies)
Gummy Pirate Choppers

H
Haribo Gold-Bears
Heath milk chocolate English toffee bar and snack size - contains almonds
Hershey’s Kisses (Candy Corn flavored candy, Caramel, Caramel Apple flavored filling, Milk Chocolate, Chocolate Meltaway, Pumpkin Spice, Hugs, Hugs & Kisses, Cherry Cordial Creme, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Special Dark)
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars and snack-size bars
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds snack-size bars
Hershey’s Nuggets (Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Almonds, Special Dark, Special Dark with Almonds)
Hot Tamales
Hubba Bubba Gum
Humphrey Popcorn Balls

J
Jelly Belly beans – gluten–free, dairy–free
Jolly Rancher hard candy and Doubles Candy
Jolly Rancher Hard Candy Stix, Lollipops and Fruit Chews
Jr. Mints fun size – may contain eggs
Jujifruits
Just Born marshmallow treats

K
Kellogg’s Spongebob Squarepants fruit flavored snacks
Kraft Jet–Puffed Boo Mallows marshmallows

L
Lemonheads
Lifesavers
LifeSavers Gummies including Big Ring Gummies, Sweet ‘n’ Sour, and Scary Assortment

M
M&M’s – original, peanut, peanut butter
Mars M&M's – except pretzel M&M's
Mars Dove chocolate products
Mars Munch Nut bar
Mars Snickers, Snickers Dark bars, fun size and mini’s – may contain almonds
Mallo Cup
Marvel Heroes Candy Sticks (Hulk, Spiderman, Wolverine)
Melster Peanut Butter Kisses
Mike and Ike
Mini Mentos
Mini Sour Dudes Straws
Monstaz Pops (jack–o–lantern lollipops)
Monster Hunt plastic monster eggs filled with candy bones, skulls and pumpkins (made for Target)
Mounds
Mounds dark chocolate fun size bars
Mr. Goodbar

N
Necco’s Sky Bar 4 in 1 chocolate bar
Necco Wafers
Necco Mary Janes
Necco Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses – does contain peanuts
Necco Sweethearts Conversation Hearts (available for Valentine's Day only)
Necco Canada Mint & Wintergreen Lozenges
Necco Haviland Thin Mints and Candy Stix
Necco Clark Bars
Necco Skybars
Necco Haviland Peppermint & Wintergreen Patties
Necco Candy Eggs
Necco Talking Pumpkins (available at Halloween only)
Necco Squirrel Nut Caramels and Squirrel Nut Zippers
Necco Banana Split and Mint Julep Chews
Necco Ultramints
Nestle Milk Chocolate fun size bars
Nestle Baby Ruth
Nestle Bit–O–Honey
Nestle Butterfinger (NOT Butterfinger Crisp or Butterfinger Stixx)
Nestle Goobers – does contain peanuts
Nestle Nips (both regular and sugar–free)
Nestle Oh Henry!
Nestle Raisinets – made on equipment that processes peanuts
Nestle Sno–Caps
Nestle Wonka Pixy Stix
Nestle Wonka Laffy Taffy
Nestle Wonka Lik–M–Aid Fun Dip
Nestle Wonka Spree
Nik-L-Nip wax bottles with juice
Now and Later

O
Oh Henry!
Operation Gummy Candy

P
Palmer Peanut Butter Cups – does contain peanuts
Pay Day peanut caramel bar snack size
Peanut M&M’s
Pearson’s Bun candy – maple and roasted peanuts
Pearson’s Mint Patties,
Pearson’s Nut Goodies
Pearson's Salted Nut Rolls
Peeps Jack–O–lanterns, Ghosts and Chocolate Mousse Cats
Pez candy
Pop Rocks
Popcorn Expressions Kettle Corn Snack Bags
Pixie Stix
Pure Fun Halloween Pure Pops

R
Rain Blo Bubble Gum Eyes of Terror
Raisinets
Razzles candy gum
Red Hots
Reese’s Fast Break candy bars and snack size
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups snack size and miniatures
Reese’s Pieces
Reese’s Select Peanut Butter Cremes
Reese’s Select Clusters
Reese’s Whipps
Riviera Spooky Candy Rings

S
Sixlets
Skeleton Pops (lollipops)
Skittles includes Original, Sour, Wild Berry, Fizzl’d Fruits, and Crazy Core, including fun-size
Smarties
Snickers
Snickers Fudge bar
Sno-Caps
Sour Patch
Starburst Fruit Chews and fun-size
Starburst Gummibursts and Sour Gummibursts
Sugar Babies
Sugar Daddy Caramel Pops
Super Bubble bubble gum
Surf Sweets Gummy Worms
Surf Sweets Gummy Swirls
Surf Sweets Gummy Bears
Surf SweetsFruity Bears
Surf Sweets Jelly Beans
Surf Sweets Sour Worms
Surf Sweets Sour Berry Bears
Swedish Fish
Sweethearts conversation hearts Forbidden Fruits (candy packaging of The Twilight Saga, New Moon the movie)
Sweet’s Candy Corn Taffy

T
Tootsie Pops – original and mini
Tootsie Rolls Midgies and snack bars
Transformers Canpeasron's salted nut rolldy Mix – gummy shields, fruit chews, candy shields, gum rocks

W
Warheads – Extreme Sour hard candy and Sour QBZ chewy cubes
Wonka Bottlecaps
Wonka Chocolate Laffy Taffy
Wonka Giant Chewy Nerds Jelly Beans
Wonka Giant Pixy Stix
Wonka Gobstopper Everlasting
Wonka Gobstopper Chewy
Wonka Laffy Taffy Ropes
Wonka Mix–Ups
Wonka Monster Mix–Ups – SweetTarts Skulls and Bones, Spooky Nerds, Howlin’ Laffy Taffy
Wonka Nerds – carry a cross contamination warning on the Spooky Nerds orange and fruit punch flavors
Wonka Pixy Stix

X
X–scream Mouth Morphers Fruit Gushers

Y
York Peppermint Patties Pumpkins

Z
Zed Candy Skulls and Bones

With all these selections, finding some good, gluten–free candy should be a snap. As always, be sure to read labels, as some ingredients can vary.


**WARNING! THESE UNSAFE CANDIES CONTAIN OR MAY CONTAIN GLUTEN:

AIRHEADS
Packaging states that Airheads are: “Manufactured in a facility that processes wheat flour.”

Airheads.com FAQs state that: “Airheads do not contain gluten; however, they are processed in a facility that uses wheat flour" so the company "does not that Airheads are gluten free.”

Airheads Xtremes Rolls contains wheat flour

ANNABELLE’S
Rocky Road – contains barley malt and wheat flour

BRACH'S
All Brach's candy should be considered NOT gluten–free

CADBURY ADAMS
Sour Patch Xploderz

CHUCKLES
Chuckles Ju Jubes

FARLEY'S
Harvest Mix and Candy Corn – This product is made by Brach’s. See the Brach’s listings.

FRANKFORD
Frankford Fun Size Mix (Peanut Butter, Caramel and Crispy Chocolate Covered Candies) Crispy Candies
Gummy Body Parts
SpongeBob Gummy Krabby Patties

GOETZE
Goetze’s Caramel Creams – Contain wheat flour, milk, and soy.

HARIBO
Black Licorice Wheels
Brixx
Fruity Pasta
Konfekt and Pontefract Cakes
Red Licorice Wheels
Sour S’ghetti

HERSHEY
Kit Kat – contains wheat
Reese's Minis
Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins
Twizzlers – contains wheat
Whoppers – contains barley malt and wheat flour
Hershey’s Bliss (Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Milk Chocolate with Meltaway Center, White Chocolate with Meltaway Center, Milk Chocolate with Raspberry Meltaway Center, Dark Chocolate) – No gluten ingredients, but not on Hershey’s official gluten-free list.
Hershey's Good & Plenty
Hershey's Milk Duds
Hershey’s Rolo chocolate covered caramels

MARS and WRIGLEY
Milky Way – contains barley malt
Twix – contains wheat

NESTLE
Butterfinger Crisp or Butterfinger Stixx – contains wheat flour
Crunch – contains barley malt
Hundred Grand Bar – contains barley malt
Wonka Oompas and the Wonka Bar are NOT gluten–free.

PALMER
Palmer Bag of Boo’s fudge bars
Palmer Tricky Treats (mix of Googly Eyes, Boneheads, and Pumpkin Patch chocolate candies)
Palmer Trick or Treat Mix
Palmer Peppermint Patties

RUSSELL STOVER'S – Russell Stover's products are produced on equipment that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and wheat gluten.

WONKA
Wonka Bar
Wonka Chewy Runts
Wonka Chewy Spree
Wonka Giant and Mini Chewy SweeTarts
Wonka Nerds
Wonka Oompas
Wonka Runts
Wonka Runts Chewy
Wonka SweetTarts
Wonka Sweetarts (regular)
Wonka Sweetarts Chew
Wonka Sweetarts Chewy Twists
Wonka Sweetarts Giant Chewy
Wonka Sweetarts Mini Chewy
Wonka Shockers
Wonka Sweetarts Gummy Bugs – contains wheat/gluten
Wonka Sweetarts Rope – contains wheat/gluten
Wonka Sweetarts Shockers
Wonka Tart N Tinys
Wonka Tart N Tinys Chew
Wonka SweetTarts Boo Bag Mix

 

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Alex
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29 Oct 2012 6:14:32 AM PST
Note: Skittles are not always gluten-free in 3rd World Countries. In Cambodia, for example, they contain wheat. I found that out the hard way. Make sure to read the wrappers when outside of the US because the ingredients change.

 
Pat
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29 Oct 2012 5:51:18 PM PST
Thank you for doing all the research and providing such an extensive list.

 
Manda
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30 Oct 2012 2:39:18 AM PST
You have listed the same Hershey's products on both the safe and unsafe list.

 
jennifer
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01 Nov 2012 1:40:34 PM PST
Last I checked, snickers is now listing barley in their ingredients. Unfortunately their site differs.

This list is a bit confusing as you have some listed gluten-free and then listed again as not safe.

 
Jefferson Adams
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06 Dec 2012 11:46:33 AM PST
Thanks for calling that to my attention. I've adjusted the list accordingly.

 
Kellie
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09 Oct 2013 3:04:18 PM PST
I've heard the same about snickers containing barley. I am gluten intolerant and snickers has upset my stomach. Probably best to stay away.

 
Cissie
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01 Nov 2012 5:46:59 PM PST
I found it very informative. Thanks!

 
michelle
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05 Aug 2013 6:46:02 PM PST
I saw a few I know I can't eat. I personally just check all the ingredients.

 
Tatiana
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21 Oct 2013 10:59:25 AM PST
Thank you so much. I have two other friends besides myself who are on gluten free diet. Kit Kat bars bother me and it affected me in seconds. I know to stay away from them now.

 
Michelle M
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01 Nov 2013 7:55:02 PM PST
Love this list! My 12 year old was just diagnosed and right around Halloween. It is nice to know that she can still have quite a bit of the candy she collects. Thanks for the research!

 
Mary
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04 Nov 2013 4:02:17 PM PST
Smarties are NOT gluten free.

 
Sarah
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24 Nov 2015 1:50:06 PM PST
Smarties are NOT gluten free!!!!!!! Horrible just seeing that on your list makes this site questionable! I only know this because I LOVE smarties and had to look up ingredients. Wheat is listed on side of box!

 
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24 Nov 2015 3:28:31 PM PST
Sorry but you are not correct, from their Web site:
http://www.smarties.com/allergen/
"Smarties® are gluten-free and vegan! You can find more information on our gluten-free and vegan pages."
Now you can enjoy!




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