Celiac.com 11/04/2020 (updated 11/16/2020) - Oreo cookies were introduced in 1912, and have long been the top-selling cookie in the United States. We get a lot of questions from readers and newly diagnosed celiacs who want to know if Oreo cookies are gluten-free and safe for people with celiac disease.
Are Oreo cookies gluten-free and safe for people with celiac disease? Most of you Oreo lovers with celiac disease will know the answer to this right off the bat. Sadly, no, Oreo cookies are not gluten-free, and are not safe for people with celiac disease. However, in January 2021 Nabisco is launching two new gluten-free varieties: OREO Gluten-Free cookies and OREO Double Stuf Gluten-Free cookies!
Oreos are no exception. Here's a breakdown of the various flavors and ingredients in Oreo cookies:
Oreo cookies contain the following ingredients: sugar, unbleached enriched flour, high oleic canola and palm oil, cocoa, high fructose corn syrup, leavening, cornstarch, salt, soy lecithin, vanillin and chocolate. Allergens: Wheat
Oreos come in numerous shapes, sizes and colors, including Double Stuff, organic, Mini Oreos and football shaped cookies, among others. Flavors can differ by location, and can include Golden Oreos, cool mint creme, strawberry milkshake, peanut butter and sugar free Oreos.
All of the above Oreo cookie flavors and colors are made with wheat flour. That mean none of the Oreo cookie flavors are gluten-free, so they are not safe for people with celiac disease.
If you want gluten-free Oreos you will have to wait until January 2021 when they launch their new gluten-free versions of their OREO Gluten-Free cookies and OREO Double Stuf Gluten-Free cookies!
If you're looking to bake at home, here's a list of top brands of gluten-free cookie dough.
For a list of SAFE gluten-free ingredients, please check celiac.com's SAFE Gluten-Free Foods and Ingredients list.
For a list of UNSAFE gluten-free ingredients, please check celiac.com's UNSAFE Forbidden Non-Gluten-Free Foods and Ingredients list.
For more information on Oreo cookies at the Oreo.com website.