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Updating My Candy List Before Halloween Gets Here


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Esther Sparhawk

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Posted 14 August 2009 - 04:31 PM

Don't you hate it when Halloween rolls around and you're wondering which candies your gluten-free kid can eat? Well, I've decided to post my list and ask for everyone out there in cyberland to help me verify. Which of these candies have you called lately? Which ones need to be removed or added? Isn't this what a celiac forum is all about? Helping each other out? ;)

So here's my gluten-free candy list from last Halloween (Meaning these candies and gums were all gluten-free as of last fall, to the best of my knowledge):
Airheads
Almond Joy
Altoids
Andes Mints
Astro Pops
Baby bottle Pops by Topps
Bazooka Gum
Big League Chew Gum (original, grape, strawberry)
Blow Pops
Brachs root beer barrels
Break Bar (by Glutinosomething similar to Kit Kats)
Breath Saver Mints
Bubbilicious Gum
Bubble Yum Gum
Junior Mints
Charlston Chew
Junior Caramels
Candy Corn by Goelitz
Carefree Gum
Certs Mints
Chicklets
Clorets Gum
Clorets Mints
Dentyne Gum
Double Bubble Gum
Dove
DumDum Pops by Charms Co.
Extra Gum
Fruit Stripe Gum
Gobstoppers
Hersheys Plain Chocolate Sticks
Hersheys Kissables
Hersheys Plain Swoops
Hersheys Hugs
Hersheys Kisses
Hersheys Plain Chocolate Bars
Reeses Peanut butter Cups
Reeses Pieces
Hersheys Skor Bar
York Peppermint Patty
Hersheys Kisses with Almonds
Hersheys Giant Kiss
Hot Tamales
Ice Breakers Gum
Jelly Belly
Jolly Rancher ProductsLollipops, small candies, and Jelly Beans
Juicy Drop Pops and Chews by Topps
Mike and Ike
Zours
Marshmallow Peeps
Teenee Beanee Jelly Beans
Just Born Jelly Beans
Kraft Caramels
Kraft Mini Marshmallow Snack Packs
Laffy Taffy by Willy Wonka
Lifesavers
Lifesaver Gummies
Lifesaver Jelly Beans
Lifesaver suckers
Lifesaver Mints
M&M Plain and Peanut
Mars Bars
Marvel Candy Sticks
Mary Janes
Mega WarHeads
Mounds
Necco Wafers
Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses
Talking Pumpkins (Halloween) by Necco
Nestle Milk Chocolate Bars (but definitely NOT their Crunch bars)
Newmans Own sweet dark chocolate products, choc bar, and butter toffee crunch
Orbit Gum
Payday
Pez
Pixie Sticks by Willy Wonka
Pop Rocks Candy
Push Pops by Topps
Ring Pops by Topps
Rolo
Runts by Wonka
Russel Stover (check labelsif candy contains wheat, rye, oats, or barley, it will be clearly labeled)
Skittles (but NOT the mini Skittles)
Smarties
Smarties Double Lolly by Mega Lolly
Snickers (NOT Crispy or Poppables though)
Sour Patch Kids by Trebor Allen
Sprees
Starburst Fruit Chews
Starburst Jelly Beans
Sugar Babies & Sugar Daddies
Sunkist chewy Candies
Swedish Fish by Trebor Allen
Sweet Tarts by Wonka
3 Musketeers(but NOT the poppables)
TicTacs
Tootsie Rolls (all Tootsie Roll confections are gluten-free)
Trident Gum
ALL Wrigleys gum products, including bubble tape (but read labelstheir candies do contain gluten)

Please post your comments. Let me know of any inaccuracies and/or candies/gums that could be added to the list. Thanks!
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 04:49 PM

I just wanted to make sure you note that the altoids mints are gluten free, but the gum is not safe.

Sorry I cant be of much help:)
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 04:57 PM

I just wanted to make sure you note that the altoids mints are gluten free, but the gum is not safe.

Sorry I cant be of much help:)

Yeah, that's exactly why I posted this, Maceroni. I send this list to family, friends, school, etc... I want to make sure it is easy for anyone to follow, even if they know nothing about celiac disease. Thanks for pointing out that discrepancy. I'll fix that on my master copy.

Anyone else see something that needs altered? :)
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 05:06 PM

Also the Hershey's Miniatures chocolate bars (plain, with almond, special dark) are not safe.
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 12:47 PM

Are Dots gluten free?
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 01:45 PM

Are Dots gluten free?


Yes.
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Posted 25 September 2009 - 06:40 AM

Thanks for this! Unfortuantely, we are also casein free which eliminates the chocolate stuff and other things you wouldn't think would contain milk. I might also put together a Gluten-free Casein-free list, if that would be helpful for anyone else. There's a great place in my town called Chocolate Emporium which is run by a jewish family and they make Gluten-free Casein-free candy and chocolate.
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Posted 26 September 2009 - 04:34 PM

Thank you for posting this this. I'm new to the gluten-free diet for my 6 year old and was dreading halloween coming because of the caramel coloring thing that I'm still not clear on, and the dusting of candy with flour...its all so overwhelming, but this board helps a lot.

I'm glad she'll still get to enjoy lots of halloween, but not too much candy as that gives her a tummy ache!

Thanks for posting the list.
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Posted 27 September 2009 - 09:50 AM

Also the Hershey's Miniatures chocolate bars (plain, with almond, special dark) are not safe.



Are the miniatures the smallest ones that come in a bag mixed with other kinds? Does anyone know about the small Hershey bars that aren't as small as the mini's? I hope someone knows what I am talking about! I can't think of another way to describe them!
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Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:04 AM

Are the miniatures the smallest ones that come in a bag mixed with other kinds? Does anyone know about the small Hershey bars that aren't as small as the mini's? I hope someone knows what I am talking about! I can't think of another way to describe them!


fun size?

snack size?
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Posted 27 September 2009 - 11:11 AM

Hershey: Linky

How does The Hershey Company manage allergies?

The Hershey Company strives to provide its consumers with accurate, reliable ingredient statements upon which consumers can make their purchase decision. The Hershey Company has an Allergy Task Force that ensures that the ingredient statements are always accurate, and that any allergen statements placed on the label is understandable.
Do your products share plants & equipment?

We take food allergies very seriously at Hershey and have strict procedures in place to prevent crossover of allergens into other products that do not contain the allergen. In instances where we have a concern about possible crossover by an allergen we take the added precaution of including an allergy information statement on the label.
Can you send me an allergen list?

We have found that allergen lists quickly become outdated as our product lines change over time. Rather than have you make purchase decisions based on outdated information, we encourage you to check the ingredient label on the package. This label provides accurate, current information about all the ingredients in the package.
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 10:19 AM

I don't have much to add, but I do believe that Airhead EXTREMES have wheat in them. I almost bought them for my children once and happened to check the ingredients ... wheat flour was listed twice. I think the airheads are okay.

Last year I gave my children the miniatures (not the krackles with rice krispies in them) and I'm pretty sure they made them sick. I guess it's either a cross contamination thing (in the bag or on the lines).

The only other thing I have to add is to be careful of the special holiday shapes of some candy that might normally be gluten-free. I know I've seen wheat or malt in Reeses cup in special shapes last year (bells at Christmas time I believe). Just a thought!
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 04:52 PM

Hi,

If anyone has a gluten-free/CF halloween candy list I would sincerely appreciate it. This is our first gluten-free/CF halloween and I am a little overwhelmed at the thought of it all.

Thank you
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 05:42 PM

Not sure about this- I think what you're wondering about are the milk chocolate hersheys nuggets- and boy do I hope they're gluten-free because I eat them every day for my chocolate fix. They are from what I can tell, but I'm a newbie. If anyone knows, please let me know. thanks
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