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Are Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Gluten Free Or Not?


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Posted 08 July 2011 - 02:09 PM

does anyone know if the small size regular ones are safe? I seem to be very sensitive to CC, but don't have any instant reaction (it just seems to wear down my immune system over time). Really conflicted as to whether I should eat it or not...
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 05:38 PM

does anyone know if the small size regular ones are safe? I seem to be very sensitive to CC, but don't have any instant reaction (it just seems to wear down my immune system over time). Really conflicted as to whether I should eat it or not...


Don't waste your time being in conflict!

When in doubt, don't! A particular *treat* is not really important if you can find an alternative. I love Dove candies. The good thing is....that LIFE IF FULL OF OPTIONS! :D
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:36 PM

Don't waste your time being in conflict!

When in doubt, don't! A particular *treat* is not really important if you can find an alternative. I love Dove candies. The good thing is....that LIFE IF FULL OF OPTIONS! :D


I agree. No treat is worth the possibility of inviting trouble. When I last spoke with the company they told me that none of the Reese's peanut butter cups could be guaranteed to be gluten-free (and she admitted that the lines are not cleaned as well as they should be!). That was enough for me. I handed them over to my husband.
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 12:41 PM

Ok, thanks for letting me know. I won't eat any in the future until they are more clear about their policies. I can't stand companies who are so vague and unhelpful!
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 02:50 PM

I was looking through google for information on if this product was gluten free and of course came across this forum again first. I'm starting to really enjoy this! I was reading about the poster that has a sever sensitivity to even cross contamination (sp?) and I feel for them. I also have this problem. I'm not officially told that I have wheat intolerance but I made a change to eat gluten free about 5yrs ago and KNOW I have it from testing out even just eating a sandwich... mostly end up with stomach flu type stuff from bathroom issues to being tired to stomach aches and what not.

I was also reading the one post mentioning about not giving up the wonderful goodness of these treats. I'm American born and raise but I moved to Belgium just a bit over 10years ago. I've been eating gluten free for about 5yrs now (roughly). English is not my first language any more so bare with me on spelling errors please.

For those that are as sensitive as me to even stuff like CC... I have made HOME-MADE peanutbutter cups that I think can far out weigh these if you really love chocolate + peanut butter as much as I do. I've even posted it in a new gluten free blog that I started a couple months ago and intend to do them again soon (have all the ingredients at hand ready for it too) as I've found myself a mini muffin pan to make them in instead of the beast of a normal muffin pan (1 will kill a horse with as big as they are when they are made with a full sized pan!).

Recipe for home-made peanut butter cups (only thing to remember is to keep them in the fridge for storage as the chocolate won't keep set if left to sit... it'll become all soft and not pretty).

Ingredients
Peanut Butter Filling Mixture
♥ 1/2 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter (see tip #6)
♥ 5 tsp butter, softened/room temperature
♥ 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Chocolate Mixture
♥ 2 cups (12 oz) semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
♥ 1 cup (6oz) milk chocolate chips (pure milk chocolate candy bars will work too)
♥ 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (see tip #7

Directions
Prepare peanut butter filling mixture by simply whisking together the peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar until lighter in colour and combined well. Set aside for now.

In a double boiler, place both kinds of chocolate and the creamy peanut butter and melt slowly. Please see tip #8 for information on why NOT to use a microwave for this part.

Now comes the messy but fun part. Grab your muffin tin (mini or regular sized), make sure you have them lined. Fill each spot about 1/2 way up and stop. Get that peanut butter filling mixture and place a nice spoonful right in the centre of that chocolate. What you are looking for is a nice yummy drop of peanut butter filling to land right in the centre so that you see a bit of chocolate sticking out the sides. Then cover with more chocolate mixture just until you have covered up that yummy peanut butter filling *licks off fingers*.

Stick the finished pan in the fridge for about 1 hour or until firm enough to remove them from the pan and then rinse and repeat with the remaining filling and chocolate mixture.

There is more to the recipe in the way of tips and photos (I'm a photo-hollic) on the blog! I loved this recipe the first time I made it and if you have a spare hour or 2, I'd very much recommend making these. They do stay for a while in the fridge but they do NOT freeze well! It's chocolate remember, it's even good that they stay well in the fridge without an issue.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 12:18 PM

I was looking through google for information on if this product was gluten free and of course came across this forum again first. I'm starting to really enjoy this! I was reading about the poster that has a sever sensitivity to even cross contamination (sp?) and I feel for them. I also have this problem. I'm not officially told that I have wheat intolerance but I made a change to eat gluten free about 5yrs ago and KNOW I have it from testing out even just eating a sandwich... mostly end up with stomach flu type stuff from bathroom issues to being tired to stomach aches and what not.

I was also reading the one post mentioning about not giving up the wonderful goodness of these treats. I'm American born and raise but I moved to Belgium just a bit over 10years ago. I've been eating gluten free for about 5yrs now (roughly). English is not my first language any more so bare with me on spelling errors please.

For those that are as sensitive as me to even stuff like CC... I have made HOME-MADE peanutbutter cups that I think can far out weigh these if you really love chocolate + peanut butter as much as I do. I've even posted it in a new gluten free blog that I started a couple months ago and intend to do them again soon (have all the ingredients at hand ready for it too) as I've found myself a mini muffin pan to make them in instead of the beast of a normal muffin pan (1 will kill a horse with as big as they are when they are made with a full sized pan!).

Recipe for home-made peanut butter cups (only thing to remember is to keep them in the fridge for storage as the chocolate won't keep set if left to sit... it'll become all soft and not pretty).

Ingredients
Peanut Butter Filling Mixture
♥ 1/2 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter (see tip #6)
♥ 5 tsp butter, softened/room temperature
♥ 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Chocolate Mixture
♥ 2 cups (12 oz) semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
♥ 1 cup (6oz) milk chocolate chips (pure milk chocolate candy bars will work too)
♥ 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (see tip #7

Directions
Prepare peanut butter filling mixture by simply whisking together the peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar until lighter in colour and combined well. Set aside for now.

In a double boiler, place both kinds of chocolate and the creamy peanut butter and melt slowly. Please see tip #8 for information on why NOT to use a microwave for this part.

Now comes the messy but fun part. Grab your muffin tin (mini or regular sized), make sure you have them lined. Fill each spot about 1/2 way up and stop. Get that peanut butter filling mixture and place a nice spoonful right in the centre of that chocolate. What you are looking for is a nice yummy drop of peanut butter filling to land right in the centre so that you see a bit of chocolate sticking out the sides. Then cover with more chocolate mixture just until you have covered up that yummy peanut butter filling *licks off fingers*.

Stick the finished pan in the fridge for about 1 hour or until firm enough to remove them from the pan and then rinse and repeat with the remaining filling and chocolate mixture.

There is more to the recipe in the way of tips and photos (I'm a photo-hollic) on the blog! I loved this recipe the first time I made it and if you have a spare hour or 2, I'd very much recommend making these. They do stay for a while in the fridge but they do NOT freeze well! It's chocolate remember, it's even good that they stay well in the fridge without an issue.


You think like me. If there is something I want I find a way to make it gluten-free! :D Homemade is always better.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:34 PM

I was looking through google for information on if this product was gluten free and of course came across this forum again first. I'm starting to really enjoy this! I was reading about the poster that has a sever sensitivity to even cross contamination (sp?) and I feel for them. I also have this problem. I'm not officially told that I have wheat intolerance but I made a change to eat gluten free about
5yrs ago and KNOW I have it from testing out even just eating a sandwich... mostly end up with stomach flu type stuff from bathroom issues to being tired to stomach aches and what not.

I was also reading the one post mentioning about not giving up the wonderful goodness of these treats. I'm
American born and raise but I moved to Belgium just a bit over 10years ago. I've been eating gluten free for about 5yrs now (roughly). English is not my first language any more so bare with me on spelling errors please.

For those that are as sensitive as me to even stuff like CC... I have made HOME-MADE peanutbutter cups that I think can far out weigh these if you really love chocolate + peanut butter as much as I do. I've even posted it in a new gluten free blog that I started a couple months ago and intend to do them again soon (have all the ingredients at hand ready for it too) as I've found myself a mini muffin pan to make them in instead of the beast of a normal muffin pan (1 will kill a horse with as big as they are when they are made with a full sized pan!).

Recipe for home-made peanut butter cups (only thing to remember is to keep them in the fridge for storage as the chocolate won't keep set if left to sit... it'll become all soft and not pretty).

Ingredients
Peanut Butter Filling Mixture

♥ 1/2 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter (see tip #6)
♥ 5 tsp butter, softened/room temperature
♥ 1/2 cup powdered sugar


Chocolate Mixture
♥ 2 cups (12 oz) semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
♥ 1 cup (6oz) milk chocolate chips (pure milk chocolate candy bars will work too)
♥ 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (see tip #7

Directions

Prepare peanut butter filling mixture by simply whisking together the peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar until lighter in colour and combined well. Set aside for now.

In a double boiler, place both kinds of chocolate and the creamy peanut butter and melt slowly. Please see tip #8 for information on why NOT to use a microwave for this part.

Now comes the messy but fun part. Grab your muffin tin (mini or regular sized), make sure you have them lined. Fill each spot about 1/2 way up and stop. Get that peanut butter filling mixture and place a nice spoonful right in the centre of that chocolate. What you are looking for is a nice yummy drop of peanut butter filling to land right in the centre so that you see a bit of chocolate sticking out the sides. Then cover with more chocolate mixture just until you have covered up that yummy peanut butter filling *licks off fingers*.

Stick the finished pan in the fridge for about 1 hour or until firm enough to remove them from the pan and then rinse
and repeat with the remaining filling and chocolate mixture.

There is more to the recipe in the way of tips and photos (I'm a photo-hollic) on the blog! I loved this recipe the first time I made it and if you have a spare hour or 2, I'd very much recommend making these. They do stay for a while in the fridge but they do NOT freeze well! It's chocolate
remember, it's even good that they stay well in the fridge without an issue.


I used to make pb cups at home for myself when my son was a baby and had milk and soy problems. Yummy!
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:26 AM

Greetings, everyone! This thread is a bit old, but I thought I'd update everyone on its topic. The Hershey Company has put out a gluten-free list of candies and candy bars. Check this website, and enjoy life with a little less worry.

http://www.thehershe...px#/Gluten-Free
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:34 AM

Greetings, everyone! This thread is a bit old, but I thought I'd update everyone on its topic. The Hershey Company has put out a gluten-free list of candies and candy bars. Check this website, and enjoy life with a little less worry.

http://www.thehershe...px#/Gluten-Free



This is great! Thank you!
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:43 AM

Hmmm...I wonder what excludes the seasonal shaped RPBCs? I know I've eaten an xmas tree and a heart in the past 4 months and looked at the ingredients first. Maybe just cc risk if processing on a different line?
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 05:22 PM

http://www.thehershe...px#/Gluten-Free

It now is!!!
Here is the list!!!
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:06 AM

YES they are! Www.the hersheycompany.com has a detailed gluten free list and Reese's peanut butter cups are gluten-free, all except for seasonal items. Go to home page, search for Reese's, and then click on peanut butter cups. The page will come up and on the bottom left side is where you can click for a gluten-free list. Enjoy your candy!
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

update: i just saw on the hershey's website that they ARE gluten-free. here's their most updated list:

http://www.thehershe...px#/Gluten-Free
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

As of March 29, 2012, all Reece's peanut butter cups are gluten-free EXCEPT seasonal-shaped ones.

Hershey now has a special section on their website for gluten-free diets at http://www.thehershe...px#/Gluten-Free and I'm copying the information I found there which includes other Hershey products that are gluten-free. However, go to the link to ensure you're getting the most updated list and always double-check the packaging for a change as an extra safe-guard.

Hershey is committed to providing products that meet your dietary needs, and many people today are interested in gluten-free foods.

A food bearing a gluten-free claim does not contain the protein from wheat, rye, barley, spelt, kamut, triticole, farina, vital gluten semolina, malt vinegar or protein derivatives of these foods.

For your convenience, the current products listed below have been fully evaluated and qualify as gluten free using standards proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Please note this list is not all inclusive as we have other gluten-free confections.

The best way to determine if our products contain a gluten ingredient is to read our product label. This label includes an accurate, current listing of the ingredients in our products. Because, on occasion, the list of ingredients can change, we strongly encourage you to check the ingredient label on the package each time before you make a purchase.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:34 AM

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