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Is Smarties Candy On The "safe" List?


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#1 Nicci

 
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:04 PM

My daughter has just been diagnosed with Celiac disease. She loves Smarties - I have found 2 conflicting sources - 1 site indicates that Smarties are gluten free and another indicates it is not. I was curious if someone could help me?
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:23 PM

My daughter has just been diagnosed with Celiac disease. She loves Smarties - I have found 2 conflicting sources - 1 site indicates that Smarties are gluten free and another indicates it is not. I was curious if someone could help me?


In Canada I belive they contain gluten, we usually go with M&Ms. Check the ingredients and look for wheat, rye, barley, or malt.
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:30 PM

This is from thier website www.smarties.com

YES! Smarties® and our entire line of products are gluten free. If the UPC number on the packaging begins with “0 11206”, you can be assured that it is manufactured in a facility that is gluten free and safe to eat if you have Celiac Disease.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 03:46 PM

I can't say anything about the gluten status of Smarties, but I do want to point something out: Smarties in the US and Smarties in Canada are vastly different things. I hate Smarties in the US, though when I was a kid, family would bring back Canadian Smarties for me.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 06:55 PM

What we call Smarties in the US are gluten-free . . . and have heard Canadian smarties (which as said above are not even similiar) are not gluten-free.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:22 PM

smarties in Canada are candy-coated chocolate like M&Ms and contain WHEAT.
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Posted 27 April 2010 - 03:24 PM

smarties in Canada are candy-coated chocolate like M&Ms and contain WHEAT.



I understand the need for comparison for American friends, but do we really need to insult Smarties like that? ;)

Sadly, they were one of the first treats I checked. I will miss my Smarties. And my Mars Bars.
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