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    GLUTEN-FREE EASTER CANDY: SAFE AND UNSAFE LIST 2016


    Jefferson Adams

    Celiac.com 03/17/2016 - It's almost Easter, and that means candy! For folks with celiac disease, of course, that means gluten-free candy. Here is Celiac.com's list of Gluten-free and Gluten-safe Candy for Easter 2016.


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    Photo: jelly_beans--cc--chalene8.jpgBelow the list of SAFE candy, you will find a partial list of UNSAFE, NON–gluten–free candies, along with a partial list of major candy makers, with contact info, and links to their company websites.

    Please keep in mind that this list is a work in progress, and should not be taken as complete, or definitive, but only as a basic guideline.

    Before eating or sharing any candy on the list, be sure to read labels, check manufacturer information, and make your purchases according to your own best information, and your own sensitivity levels, or those of your children.

    Please check manufacturer websites for official information on specific products.

    For a more comprehensive list of gluten-free candy and candy manufacturers, see Celiac.com's Gluten-free and Gluten-safe Halloween Candy.

    Safe, gluten-free candies for Easter 2016 include:

    A

    • Andes Creme de Menthe Thins

    B

    • Baby Ruth original and fun size
    • Bazooka Big Mix (contains bubble gum, bubble gum filled candy, candy chews, and bubble gum filled lollipops)
    • Bazooka Ring Pops
    • Bazooka Push Pops
    • Bazooka Baby Bottle Pops
    • Bit•O•Honey
    • Big Blow bubblegum
    • Bubbly lollipop and gum
    • Butterfinger bar, original and fun size

    C

    • CADBURY USA:
      • Cadbury Caramel Eggs
      • Cadbury Creme Eggs
      • Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Pack
      • Cadbury Egg Heads
      • Cadbury Orange Creme Eggs
    • CADBURY UK:
      • Cadbury Caramel Eggs
      • Cadbury Creme Filled Eggs
      • Cadbury Creme Mini Filled Eggs
      • Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Chick
      • Cadbury Dairy Milk Mini Filled Eggs
      • Cadbury Dairy Milk Daim Mini Filled Eggs
      • Cadbury Dairy Milk Mousse Bunny
      • Cadbury Mini Eggs
    • Carousel Bubble Gum Eggs
    • Carousel Easter Egg Surprise Lollipops
    • Charms Blow Pops and Blow Pop Minis
    • Cry Baby Eggs

    D

    • Dairy Good Easter bunnies (chocolate flavored, foil-wrapped)
    • Dairy Good Easter eggs (chocolate eggs)
    • Dairy Good Chocolate and White Chocolate Crosses
    • Disney Princess plastic eggs with candy and stickers inside
    • Dove Chocolates
    • Dove Chocolate Eggs
    • Dove Fairy Bunny hollow milk chocolate
    • Dove Solid Chocolate Bunnies, milk chocolate Ingredients
    • Dove Solid Chocolate Bunnies, dark chocolate
    • Dove Truffle Eggs
    • Dubble Bubble Eggs (egg-shaped bubble gum) and Speckled Bubble Gum

    E

    • Easter Bunny Egg-head family filled with Power Candy

    F

    • Farley's Kiddie Mix—contains Now & Laters, Jawbreakers, Super Bubble bubble gum, Tootsie Roll Midgees, Sassy Tarts and Smarties
    • Florida Natural Healthy Treats fruit snacks eggs
    • Frankford Marshmallow Chicks and Bunnies

    G

    • Gimbal's candies

    H

    • Haribo Gold-Bears
    • Heath milk chocolate English toffee bar and snack size - contains almonds
    • Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bunnies, Springtime Flowers, and Crosses
    • Hershey's milk chocolate hollow egg with candy-coated milk chocolate eggs inside
    • Hershey's candy-coated milk chocolate eggs
    • Hershey's Solid Milk Chocolate Speedy Bunny and Princess Bunny
    • Hershey's milk chocolate hollow Bunny
    • Hershey's milk chocolate eggs
    • Hershey's Special Dark chocolate eggs
    • Hershey's Marshmallow Eggs
    • Hershey's Kisses
    • Hershey's Kisses filled with Caramel
    • Hershey's Kisses with Almond
    • Hershey's Nuggets (Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Almonds, Special Dark, Special Dark with Almonds),
    • Hershey's Skor Toffee Bars
    • Hot Tamales

    J

    • Jelly Beans—Top gluten-free brands include:
    • Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
    • Just Born Jelly Beans
    • Just Born Marshmallow Treats

    K

    • Kellogg's Spongebob Squarepants fruit flavored snacks
    • Kinder Surprise Eggs

    L

    • Lemon Delight; Lime Delight; Mystery Flavored Marshmallow Chicks; Orange Delight; Party Cake; Sour Watermelon; and Sweet Lemonade Flavored Marshmallow Chicks
    • Lifesaver hard candies—Original and Pastels
    • Lifesaver Eggsortment (including jellybeans, gummies and pops)
    • Lifesaver Gummies—Original, and Bunnies and Eggs

    M

    • Melster Chocolate Flavored Marshmallow Bunnies
    • M&M's—Original, Peanut, Speck-tacular Eggs, and Bunny Mix
    • M&M's Easter Pastel Colored Coconut M&M's
    • Mike and Ike Berry Blast
    • Mike & Ike Jelly Beans
    • Mike and Ike Lemonade Blends
    • Mike and Ike Original
    • Mike and Ike Zours
    • Mounds Eggs

    N

    • Nestle's Nest Eggs (EXCEPT Crunch Nest Eggs)
    • Nestle's milk chocolate Nest Eggs
    • Nestle's creamy caramel Nest Eggs
    • Nestle's Butterfinger chocolate Nest Eggs
    • Nestle's Butterfinger Creme Eggs

    P

    • Palmer Holiday Candy
    • Palmer's Bunny Bites foil-wrapped eggs—all flavors
    • Palmer's Baby Binks hollow milk chocolate bunny
    • Palmer's Bunnyettes (milk chocolate)
    • Palmer's Butter Cream Flavored eggs
    • Palmer's Carrot Patch Pete
    • Palmer's Fudge Filled Big Ears
    • Palmer's Hollow Bunnies
    • Palmer's Little Beauty milk chocolate bunny
    • Palmer's Milk Chocolate Flavored and premium milk chocolate eggs
    • Palmer's Peanut Butter Filled chocolate eggs
    • Palmer Poppin' Rockin' Egg (hollow egg filled with Pop Rocks)
    • Palmer's Soft Caramel Cups
    • Palmer's Super Sports Balls
    • Peeps Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Chicks
    • Peeps Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Chicks
    • Peeps Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Chicks
    • Peeps Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Bunnies
    • Peeps Decorated Marshmallow Eggs
    • Peeps Large Marshmallow Bunny
    • Peeps Marshmallow Bunnies—Yellow, lavender, pink, orange, green, blue, and white
    • Peeps Mystery Flavored Marshmallow Bunnies
    • Peeps Original Marshmallow Chicks—Yellow, white, orange, green, pink, blue, and lavender
    • Peeps Flavored Chicks, including:Blue Raspberry; Bubble Gum;
    • Peeps milk chocolate covered marshmallow
    • PEZ candy
    • Pixy Stix Green Grass (Wonka)
    • Giant Pixy Stix (Wonka)
    • Pop Rocks in plastic egg
    • PLASTIC EGGS WITH ASSORTED CANDY
      • Bee Flowers and Fairies Egg Hunt (contains Smarties, Super Bubble bubble gum, Taffy Werks, Jelly Bean Werks, and Lemonheads)
      • Bee Sport Ball Eggs (contains Smarties, Super Bubble bubble gum, Taffy Werks, Jelly Bean Werks, and Lemonheads)
      • Bee Noah's Ark Easter Egg Hunt (contains Smarties, Super Bubble bubble gum, Taffy Werks, Jelly Bean Werks, and Lemonheads)
      • Bug Collector Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters)
      • Peace and Love Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Red Hots, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters)
      • Dress Up Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters)
      • Farm Friends Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters)
      • Game Time Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters)
      • Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Red Hots, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters)
      • Mmmm…Cupcakes Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Red Hots, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters)
      • Nighttime Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters)
      • Outdoor Adventure Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters)
      • Pet Shop Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters)
      • Rainforest Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters)
      • Speedster Cars Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters)

    R

    • Reese's Peanut ButterChocolate candy
    • Reese's Easter Assortment Eggs (including peanut butter eggs, white peanut butter eggs, and miniatures)—EXCEPT the foil-wrapped mini eggs, which contain gluten
    • Reese's Peanut Butter Cup miniatures
    • Reese's Pieces Pastel Eggs
    • Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs—large and small size, EXCEPT the foil-wrapped mini eggs, which contain gluten
    • Reese's Reester Bunny—large size only! Mini-sized unsafe
    • Ring pops
    • Russel Stover Pectin Jelly Beans

    S

    • See's Candies—See's candies do not contain gluten
    • Sixlets
    • Skittles eggs and fun-size
    • Smarties candy rolls
    • Snickers mini's
    • Sour Patch Bunnies
    • Spree Jelly Beans—Cherry, Lemon and Green Apple
    • Surf Sweets Jelly Beans
    • Starburst fruit chews—All Original and Easter-themed Starburst candy, including jelly beans and special Easter candy packages
    • Starburst Jellybeans—original, tropical, and red fruits
    • Swedish Fish Eggs soft and chewy candy
    • Sunny Seed Drops chocolate covered sunflower seeds

    T

    • Teenee Beanee Jelly Beans—including Americana Medley, Country Retreat, and Island Breeze flavored packages
    • Easter-themed Tootsie Roll candy, including Dubble Bubble Easter egg-shaped bubble gum, Tootsie Pops, Charms Blow Pops and Charms Candy Carnival products

    W

    • Wonka Giant Chewy Nerds Jelly Beans
    • Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper Eggbreakers
    • Wonka Fun Dip
    • Wonka Giant Pixy Stix
    • Wonka Hoppin' Nerds
    • Wonka Runts Freckled Eggs
    • Wonka Egg Hunt with a Golden Egg (contains Nerds, Laffy Taffy, and SweeTarts)
    • Wonka Egg Hunt Zero Gravity (contains Nerds, Laffy Taffy, and SweeTarts)
    • Wonka Egg Hunt Hard 2 Find (contains Nerds, Runts, and SweeTarts)

    Y

    • York Peppermint Patties

    Z

    • Zachary real chocolate Marshmallow Eggs
    • Zachary solid milk chocolate Bunnies
    • Zipperz Lollipops

     

    WARNING! THESE UNSAFE CANDIES CONTAIN OR MAY CONTAIN GLUTEN. THEY ARE UNSAFE FOR CELIACS:

    A

    • AIRHEADS
    • Airheads Candies are "Manufactured in a facility that processes wheat flour."
    • Airheads Xtremes Rolls contains wheat flour
    • ANNABELLE'S
      • Abba Zabba—Contains: peanuts, soybean oil and soy lecithin, wheat/gluten
      • Big Hunk—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat
      • Look—Contains wheat/gluten
      • Rocky Road, Rocky Road Mint, Rocky Road Dark—Contain wheat/gluten
      • U-No—Contains wheat/gluten
    • AMERICAN LICORICE CO.
      • Sour Punch Sticks, Twists, Bits, Bites, Straws—Contains wheat/gluten
      • Red Vines—all varieties contain wheat/gluten, including Black, Natural and Fruit Vines

    B

    • Balmer Easter bunnies (all sizes and flavors)
    • BRACH'S
    • All Brach's candy should be considered NOT gluten–free! Please be careful, as I have seen Brach's candies included on gluten-free safe lists!

    C

    • CADBURY UK:
      • Dairy Milk Hollow Milk Chocolate Freddos
      • Dairy Milk Hollow Bunny
      • Dairy Milk Mini Hollow Bunnies
      • Dairy Milk Egg 'N' Spoon Chocolate
      • Dairy Milk Egg 'N' Spoon Vanilla
      • Dairy Milk Oreo Mini Filled Eggs
    • Child's Play Easter Mix—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat
    • Chick Feed sunflower seeds "May contain wheat, peanuts, and tree nuts."

    F

    • Ferrero Rocher candy—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Frankford Cookies and Creme Eggs—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Frankford Crispy Eggs (milk chocolate flavored)—Contains wheat/gluten, and made in a facility that uses peanuts and wheat
    • Frankford Easter bunnies (all sizes and flavors)
    • Frankford solid milk chocolate bunny—Made in a facility that uses peanuts and wheat

    G

    • Ghiardelli chocolate Easter eggs

    H

    • Haribo
    • Haribo Black Licorice Wheels
    • Haribo Brixx
    • Haribo Fruity Pasta
    • Haribo Konfekt and Pontefract Cakes
    • Haribo Red Licorice Wheels
    • Haribo Sour S'ghetti
    • Hershey
      • Hershey's miniatures—Label states: "May contain wheat."
      • Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme egg—Contains wheat/gluten
      • 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 Mr. Goodbar fun size

    K

    • Kit Kat Bunny Ears and Kit Kat minis—Contains wheat/gluten

    L

    • Lindt Chocolate — Lindt US website states that they "cannot guarantee that Lindt chocolate is gluten free."
    • Lindt chocolate carrots
    • Lindt Easter bunnies (all sizes and flavors)

    M

    • Mayfair Kid's Play basket stuffers (including Fuit Chews, Teaberry Gumballs, Spout Bubble Log, Atomic Fireballs, Super Bubble bubble gum, Easter Pops, Jawbreakers, Airheads, Lemonhead, and Smarties—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat
    • Mighty Malts Speckled Malted Milk Eggs —Contains wheat/gluten
    • Milky Way minis—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Milky Way Bunnies—Contains wheat/gluten

    N

    • NESTLE
    • Butterfinger Crisp or Butterfinger Stixx—Contain wheat/gluten
    • Crunch—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Nestle Butterfinger Egg with pieces in chocolate—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Nestle Crunch Nest Eggs—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Hundred Grand Bar—Contains wheat/gluten

    P

    • PAAS eggs—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Palmer's Double Crisp chocolate candy (including Bunnies, Bunnyettes, Pops, Chick a Dees, Bunny Munny and Eggs)—Contain wheat/gluten
    • Palmer's Lil' Crispy chocolate bunny—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Palmer's My Little Bunny—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Palmer's Cookies 'n Creme Eggs—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Palmer's Crispy Peanut Butter flavored eggs—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Palmer's Eggbert Double Crisp—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Palmer's Quax hollow milk flavored candy duck ("The Yummy Ducky")
    • Peter Rabbit real milk chocolate bunny—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat
    • Peter Rabbit hollow milk chocolate bunny—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat

    R

    • Reese's milk chocolate and peanut butter eggs (mini eggs foil-wrapped individually)—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Reese's mini-Reester Bunnies—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Russell Stover chocolate candy—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat

    S

    • Snickers Eggs—Label states: May contain tree nuts, egg, and wheat
    • Snickers Creme Sports Eggs—Label states: May contain tree nuts, egg, and wheat
    • SpongeBob Squarepants Eggs plastic egg with sour candy and stickers—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat
    • SpongeBob Squarepants gummy Krabby Patties—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat
    • SweetTart Gummy Bunnies (Wonka)—Contains wheat/gluten

    T

    • Trolli Gummi Bunnies—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat
    • Twix—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Twizzlerscandy—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Twizzlers Tweeters—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Twizzlers Rainbow Twists—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Twizzlers Strawberry Mini Bars—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Twizted Strawberry Blast pull-n-peel candy—Contains wheat/gluten

    W

    • Whitman's Sampler—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat
    • Whoppers Robin Eggs, including mini-Robbin Eggs—Contains wheat/gluten
    • Wonka's Eggs—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat
    • Wonka Easter Nerds Rope—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat
    • Wonka Mix-Ups (including SweeTart chews, Laffy Taffy, SweeTarts, and Nerds)—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat
    • Wonka Oompas and the Wonka Bar are NOT gluten–free.

    CANDY MANUFACTURERS

    Here is a partial list of major candy manufacturers and how to contact them:

    • Adams & Brooks – 213-749-3226
    • American Licorice Co. – 866-442-2783
    • BEE International – 619-710-1800
    • Ferrara Candy Company – 888-247-9855
    • Ferrero Rocher – 732-764-9300
    • FLIX – 847-647-1370
    • Gimbal's Fine Candies – 888-841-9373
    • Goetze's Candy Company – 410-342-2010
    • Hershey's – 800–468–1714. Here's a link to Hershey's official gluten-free list.
    • Impact Confections – 303-626-2222
    • Jelly Belly – 800–522–3267
    • Just Born – 888–645–3453. Here's a link to Just Born Gluten-free FAQs
    • Kraft Foods – 877-535-5666
    • Mars Chocolate – 800–627–7852
    • Necco – 781–485–4800
    • Nestle USA – 800–225–2270
    • Palmer – 610 372-8971
    • Pearson's – 800–328–6507
    • PEZ – 203.795.0531
    • Pop Rocks – 770-399-1776
    • Tootsie Roll – 773–838–3400

    Additional information and lists of gluten-free safe and unsafe candies can be found at:

    • About.com
    • Celiacfamily.com
    • DivineCaroline.com
    • Surefoodliving.com
    • Foodallergyfeast
    • Glutenfreefacts

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    So do Cadberry Cream Eggs have gluten or not? They are both on your safe list and your unsafe list?

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    So do Cadberry Cream Eggs have gluten or not? They are both on your safe list and your unsafe list?

    Until we find out more info we removed them from the safe section.

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    I don't see any wheat on Cadbury mini eggs which I have always eaten without getting sick.

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    This is great but my daughter is also intolerant of milk and all dairy products. Any lists for wheat AND dairy free?

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    HERE'S A BRIEF UPDATE: In the U.S., Cadbury, and Cadbury Easter products are made by Hershey, which does not consider them to be gluten-free.

     

    However, Cadbury Creme Eggs contain no gluten ingredients, and their label states that they are manufactured in a plant that also processes tree nuts and peanuts, but not wheat.

     

    We will be adjusting our list shortly.

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    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 Chupa Chups Fruit Lollipops Circus Peanuts by Spangler Clark Bars Coastal Bay Confections Candy Corn, Mellocreme Pumpkins, Autumn Mix 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 CVS Brand Candy Bracelet with Pendant 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 FLIX Spooky Lip Pops Lollipops, Angry Birds Lollipops, Gummy Boo Bands, Monsters, Inc. Character Candies, Lollipops and Marshmallow Eyeballs 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) Gimbal’s Fine Candies Jelly Beans, Sour Lovers, Cherry Lovers, Cinnamon Lovers, LavaBalls, Licorice Scotties Goldenberg's peanut chews Goobers Grave Gummies (Yummy Gummies) Greenbriar Skull and Bones Fruit Hard Candy, Spooky Lollipop Rings, Grave Gummies Gummy Brush Paint Shop Gummy Pirate Choppers H
    Haribo Gold-Bears Heath milk chocolate English toffee bar and snack size - contains almonds Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolate & Filled Chocolates - ALL Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds Hershey's Milk Duds Hershey's Nuggets (Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Almonds, Special Dark, Special Dark with Almonds), Hershey's Skor Toffee Bars Hot Tamales Hot Tamales Spray Hubba Bubba Gum Humphrey Popcorn Balls I
    Ice Cream Dipper (Blue Raspberry, Strawberry) 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 Just Born Jelly Beans Just Born marshmallow treats K
    Kellogg’s Spongebob Squarepants fruit flavored snacks Kinder Surprise Eggs Kraft Caramels Kraft Jet–Puffed Boo Mallows and Ghost Mallows Kraft Swedish Fish Kraft Sour Patch Kids and Sour Patch Extreme L
    Laffy Taffy Plain, Stretchy & Tangy and Rope Lemonheads Lifesavers LifeSavers Gummies including Big Ring Gummies, Sweet ‘n’ Sour, and Scary Assortment Lollipop Paint Shop 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 Mary Janes Mallo Cup Marvel Heroes Candy Sticks (Hulk, Spiderman, Wolverine) Mega Warheads Melster Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Melster Peanut Butter Kisses Milk Duds Mike and Ike Mike and Ike Spray 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, Peeps Pumpkins and Chocolate Mousse Cats – “Gluten Free” Pez candy – All PEZ products are “Gluten Free” 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 – Except REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup Unwrapped Minis and Seasonal Shaped Items Reese's Pieces Reese's Select Peanut Butter Cremes Reese's Select Clusters Reese's Whipps Riviera Spooky Candy Rings Rolo chocolate covered caramels – Except ROLO Minis S
    Sidewalk Chalk Sixlets Skeleton Pops (lollipops) Skittles includes Original, Sour, Wild Berry, Fizzl’d Fruits, and Crazy Core, including fun-size Smarties – (the small pastel–colored candies sold in rolls and made by Ce De). Also Candy Money, Candy Necklace, Easter Smarties, Giant Smarties, Giant Smarties Pops, Love Hearts, Mega Smarties, Smarties in a Pouch, Tropical Smarties, Smarties Double Lollies, Smarties Mega Lollies, Smarties Parties, Smarties Pops, and X-TREME Sour Smarties. Manufacturer states: These products contains NO: gluten, milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, or soy. (US only, NOT gluten-free in Canada). Snickers Snickers Fudge bar Sno-Caps Sno-Cone Soda Pop Sour Patch Spooky Candy Rings (eyeballs, Frankenstein heads and other shapes on rings) 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
    TIC TACS Tootsie Caramel Apple Pops Tootsie Pops – original and mini Tootsie Rolls Midgies and snack bars Topps - Baby Bottle Pop, Ring Pops, Push Pops, Ring Pop Gummies, Bazooka Gum, Bazooka Gum Nuggets Transformers Candy Mix – gummy shields, fruit chews, candy shields, gum rocks Twist and Glow, Twist and Glow Heart, Twist and Glow Pumpkin W
    Warheads – Extreme Sour hard candy and Sour QBZ chewy cubes Warheads Sour Chewy Cubes Warheads Super Sour Spray, Sour Dippers, Double Drops Wonka Bottlecaps Wonka Chocolate Laffy Taffy Wonka Giant Chewy Nerds Jelly Beans Wonka Giant Pixy Stix Wonka Gobstopper Everlasting Wonka Gobstopper Chewy Wonka Fruit Tart Chews Wonka Fun Dip and Fun Dip Sour 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 Wrigley's Gum X
    X–scream Mouth Morphers Fruit Gushers Y
    York Peppermint Patties 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 guarantee that Airheads are gluten-free. Airheads Xtremes Rolls contains wheat flour ANNABELLE’S
    Abba Zabba – contains: peanuts, soybean oil and soy lecithin, wheat/gluten Big Hunk
    Package statement: “made in a facility that uses milk, egg, tree nuts, wheat and peanuts” Look
    Contains: milk, peanuts, soy lecithin, eggs, wheat/gluten Rocky Road, Rocky Road Mint, Rocky Road Dark
    Contain wheat/gluten U-No
    Contains: milk, almonds, soy lecithin, wheat/gluten AMERICAN LICORICE CO.
    Sour Punch Sticks, Twists, Bits, Bites, Straws – contains wheat/gluten Red Vines – all varieties, including Black, Natural and Fruit Vines – contains wheat/gluten BEE INTERNATIONAL
    Zombee Bloody Bites (glow in the dark plastic fangs with oozing candy blood bags) Zombee Candy Corn (in a tall tube with plastic pumpkin lid) Package statement: “Made in a facility that also processes milk, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts.” BRACH'S
    All Brach's candy should be considered NOT gluten–free! Please be careful, as I have seen Brach's candies included on gluten-free safe lists! CADBURY ADAMS
    Sour Patch Xploderz CHUCKLES
    Chuckles Ju Jubes CVS
    Candy Corn, Autumn Mix, Candy Pumpkins Ingredients free of: wheat/gluten, milk, tree nuts, peanuts Package statement: “This product was packaged in a facility where other products containing peanuts, tree nuts, milk, wheat, soy and egg are also packaged.” FARLEY'S AND SATHERS
    Harvest Mix and Candy Corn – This product is made by Brach’s. All Brach’s candies are considered to contain gluten. See Brach’s blistings. Heide candies – Jujyfruits, Jujubes, Red Raspberry Dollars, Red Hot Dollars Wild Cherry, Heide Gummi Bears Super Bubble and Super Bubble Blast Trolli Gummi Bears, Trolli Sour Brite (Frite) Crawlers “Packaged on equipment that packages products containing traces of milk, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts and/or soy protein.” FERREROFerrero Rocher Chocolates  FLIX
    Bag of Boogers Gummies - “Manufactured in a facility that processes gluten (wheat), milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts and soy.” FRANKFORD
    Frankford Fun Size Mix (Peanut Butter, Caramel and Crispy Chocolate Covered Candies) Crispy Candies SpongeBob Gummy Krabby Patties GOETZE
    Goetze’s Caramel Creams, Cow Tales – Contain wheat flour, milk, and soy. HARIBO
    Black Licorice Wheels Brixx Fruity Pasta Konfekt and Pontefract Cakes Red Licorice Wheels Sour S’ghetti HERSHEY
    Hershey Snack Sized Bars - ALL
    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 Mr. Goodbar fun size
    Hershey’s Twizzlers, Flavored Twists
    IMPACT CONFECTIONS
    Warheads Sour Twists – contain wheat/gluten, milk MARS and WRIGLEY
    Milky Way – contains barley malt Twix – contains wheat NESTLE
    Butterfinger Crisp or Butterfinger Stixx – contains wheat flour Crunch – contains barley malt, and is “made on equipment that also processes wheat.” Hundred Grand Bar – contains barley malt,and is “made on equipment that also processes wheat.” Wonka Oompas and the Wonka Bar are NOT gluten–free. PALMER
    Palmer Bag of Boo’s fudge bars Palmer Tricky Treats (mix of Googley 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  Additional information and lists of gluten-free safe and unsafe Halloween candies can be found at:
    About.com Celiaccentral.com Celiacfamily.com DivineCaroline.com Surefoodliving.com Foodallergyfeast Medpedia Glutenfreefacts Here is a partial list of major candy manufacturers and how to contact them:
    Adams & Brooks – 213-749-3226 American Licorice Co. – 866-442-2783 BEE International – 619-710-1800 Ferrara Candy Company – 888-247-9855 Ferrero Rocher – 732-764-9300 FLIX – 847-647-1370 Gimbal’s Fine Candies – 888-841-9373 Goetze’s Candy Company – 410-342-2010 Hershey's – 800–468–1714. Here's a link to Hershey's official gluten-free list. Impact Confections – 303-626-2222 Jelly Belly – 800–522–3267 Just Born – 888–645–3453. Here's a link to Just Born Gluten-free FAQs Kraft Foods – 877-535-5666 Mars Chocolate – 800–627–7852 Necco – 781–485–4800 Nestle USA – 800–225–2270 Palmer – 610 372-8971 Pearson's – 800–328–6507 PEZ – 203.795.0531 Pop Rocks – 770-399-1776 Tootsie Roll – 773–838–3400

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 03/31/2015 - Here is Celiac.com's list of Gluten-free and Gluten-safe Candy for Easter 2015.
    Below the list of SAFE candy, you will find a list of UNSAFE, NON–gluten–free candies, along with a partial list of major candy makers with links to their company websites.
    Please keep in mind that this list is not complete, or definitive, and should only be used as a guideline.
    Before eating any candy on the list, be sure to read labels, check manufacturer’s information, and gauge your purchases according to your own sensitivity levels, or those of your children.
    Check manufacturer websites for official information on any specific products.
    For a comprehensive list of gluten-free candy and manufacturers, see Celiac.com’s Gluten-free and Gluten-safe Halloween Candy.
     
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    Almond Joy Eggs Andes Creme de Menthe Thins B
    Baby Ruth original and fun size Bazooka Big Mix (contains bubble gum, bubble gum filled candy, candy chews, and bubble gum filled lollipops) Bazooka Ring Pops Bazooka Push Pops Bazooka Baby Bottle Pops Bit•O•Honey Big Blow bubblegum Bubbly lollipop and gum Butterfinger bar, original and fun size C
    Cadbury Caramel Eggs Cadbury Caramello Bunnies Cadbury Creme Eggs Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Bunny Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Chicks Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Pack Cadbury Egg Heads Cadbury hollow milk chocolate egg filled with Cadbury mini-eggs Cadbury Mini Caramel Eggs Cadbury Mini Chocolate Eggs Cadbury Mini Crème Eggs Cadbury Mini Daim Eggs Cadbury Mini Eggs Cadbury Orange Creme Eggs Carousel Bubble Gum Eggs Carousel Easter Egg Surprise Lollipops Charms Blow Pops and Blow Pop Minis Cry Baby Eggs D
    Dairy Good Easter bunnies (chocolate flavored, foil-wrapped) Dairy Good Easter eggs (chocolate eggs) Dairy Good Chocolate and White Chocolate Crosses Disney Princess plastic eggs with candy and stickers inside Dove Chocolates Dove Chocolate Eggs Dove Fairy Bunny hollow milk chocolate Dove Solid Chocolate Bunnies, milk chocolate Ingredients Dove Solid Chocolate Bunnies, dark chocolate Dove Truffle Eggs Dubble Bubble Eggs (egg-shaped bubble gum) and Speckled Bubble Gum E
    Easter Bunny Egg-head family filled with Power Candy F
    Farley’s Kiddie Mix—contains Now & Laters, Jawbreakers, Super Bubble bubble gum, Tootsie Roll Midgees, Sassy Tarts and Smarties Florida Natural Healthy Treats fruit snacks eggs Frankford Marshmallow Chicks and Bunnies G
    Gimbal’s candies H
    Haribo Gold-Bears Heath milk chocolate English toffee bar and snack size - contains almonds Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bunnies, Springtime Flowers, and Crosses Hershey’s milk chocolate hollow egg with candy-coated milk chocolate eggs inside Hershey’s candy-coated milk chocolate eggs Hershey’s Solid Milk Chocolate Speedy Bunny and Princess Bunny Hershey’s milk chocolate hollow Bunny Hershey’s milk chocolate eggs Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate eggs Hershey’s Marshmallow Eggs Hershey’s Blisschocolate candy Hershey’s Bliss milk chocolate eggs with a meltaway center Hershey’s Bliss dark chocolate eggs Hershey’s Bliss Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny Hershey’s Kisses Hershey’s Kisses filled with Caramel Hershey’s Kisses with Almond Hershey's Nuggets (Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Almonds, Special Dark, Special Dark with Almonds), Hershey's Skor Toffee Bars Hot Tamales J
    Jelly Beans—Top gluten-free brands include: Jelly Belly Jelly Beans Just Born Jelly Beans Just Born Marshmallow Treats  K
    Kellogg’s Spongebob Squarepants fruit flavored snacks Kinder Surprise Eggs L
    Lemon Delight; Lime Delight; Mystery Flavored Marshmallow Chicks; Orange Delight; Party Cake; Sour Watermelon; and Sweet Lemonade Flavored Marshmallow Chicks
    Lifesaver hard candies—Original and Pastels Lifesaver Eggsortment (including jellybeans, gummies and pops) Lifesaver Gummies—Original, and Bunnies and Eggs M
    Melster Chocolate Flavored Marshmallow Bunnies M&M’s—Original, Peanut, Speck-tacular Eggs, and Bunny Mix M&M’s Easter Pastel Colored Coconut M&M’s Mike and Ike Berry Blast Mike & Ike Jelly Beans Mike and Ike Lemonade Blends Mike and Ike Original Mike and Ike Zours Mounds Eggs N
    Nestle’s Nest Eggs (EXCEPT Crunch Nest Eggs) Nestle’s milk chocolate Nest Eggs Nestle’s creamy caramel Nest Eggs Nestle’s Butterfinger chocolate Nest Eggs Nestle’s Butterfinger Creme Eggs P
    Palmer Holiday Candy Palmer’s Bunny Bites foil-wrapped eggs—all flavors Palmer’s Baby Binks hollow milk chocolate bunny Palmer’s Bunnyettes (milk chocolate) Palmer’s Butter Cream Flavored eggs Palmer’s Carrot Patch Pete Palmer’s Fudge Filled Big Ears Palmer’s Hollow Bunnies Palmer’s Little Beauty milk chocolate bunny Palmer’s Milk Chocolate Flavored and premium milk chocolate eggs Palmer’s Peanut Butter Filled chocolate eggs Palmer Poppin’ Rockin’ Egg (hollow egg filled with Pop Rocks) Palmer’s Soft Caramel Cups Palmer’s Super Sports Balls Peeps Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Chicks Peeps Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Chicks Peeps Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Chicks Peeps Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Bunnies Peeps Decorated Marshmallow Eggs Peeps Large Marshmallow Bunny Peeps Marshmallow Bunnies—Yellow, lavender, pink, orange, green, blue, and white Peeps Mystery Flavored Marshmallow Bunnies Peeps Original Marshmallow Chicks—Yellow, white, orange, green, pink, blue, and lavender Peeps Flavored Chicks, including:Blue Raspberry; Bubble Gum; Peeps milk chocolate covered marshmallow PEZ candy Pixy Stix Green Grass (Wonka) Giant Pixy Stix (Wonka) Pop Rocks in plastic egg PLASTIC EGGS WITH ASSORTED CANDY
    Bee Flowers and Fairies Egg Hunt (contains Smarties, Super Bubble bubble gum, Taffy Werks, Jelly Bean Werks, and Lemonheads) Bee Sport Ball Eggs (contains Smarties, Super Bubble bubble gum, Taffy Werks, Jelly Bean Werks, and Lemonheads) Bee Noah’s Ark Easter Egg Hunt (contains Smarties, Super Bubble bubble gum, Taffy Werks, Jelly Bean Werks, and Lemonheads) Bug Collector Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Peace and Love Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Red Hots, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Dress Up Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Farm Friends Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Game Time Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Red Hots, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Mmmm…Cupcakes Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Red Hots, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Nighttime Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Outdoor Adventure Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Pet Shop Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Rainforest Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) Speedster Cars Candy Filled Egg Hunt (contains Ferrara Pan jellybeans, Tropical Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Chewy Lemonhead and Friends, Jaw Busters) R
    Reese’s Peanut ButterChocolate candy Reese’s Easter Assortment Eggs (including peanut butter eggs, white peanut butter eggs, and miniatures)—EXCEPT the foil-wrapped mini eggs, which contain gluten Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup miniatures Reese’s Pieces Pastel Eggs Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs—large and small size, EXCEPT the foil-wrapped mini eggs, which contain gluten Reese’s Reester Bunny—large size only! Mini-sized unsafe Ring pops Russel Stover Pectin Jelly Beans  S
    See’s Candies—See’s candies do not contain gluten Sixlets Skittles eggs and fun-size Smarties candy rolls Snickers mini’s Sour Patch Bunnies Spree Jelly Beans—Cherry, Lemon and Green Apple Surf Sweets Jelly Beans Starburst fruit chews—All Original and Easter-themed Starburst candy, including jelly beans and special Easter candy packages Starburst Jellybeans—original, tropical, and red fruits Swedish Fish Eggs soft and chewy candy Sunny Seed Drops chocolate covered sunflower seeds T
    Teenee Beanee Jelly Beans—including Americana Medley, Country Retreat, and Island Breeze flavored packages Easter-themed Tootsie Roll candy, including Dubble Bubble Easter egg-shaped bubble gum, Tootsie Pops, Charms Blow Pops and Charms Candy Carnival products W
    Wonka Giant Chewy Nerds Jelly Beans Wonka Everlasting Gobstopper Eggbreakers Wonka Fun Dip Wonka Giant Pixy Stix Wonka Hoppin’ Nerds Wonka Runts Freckled Eggs Wonka Egg Hunt with a Golden Egg (contains Nerds, Laffy Taffy, and SweeTarts) Wonka Egg Hunt Zero Gravity (contains Nerds, Laffy Taffy, and SweeTarts) Wonka Egg Hunt Hard 2 Find (contains Nerds, Runts, and SweeTarts) Y
    York Peppermint Patties Z
    Zachary real chocolate Marshmallow Eggs Zachary solid milk chocolate Bunnies Zipperz Lollipops WARNING! THESE UNSAFE CANDIES CONTAIN OR MAY CONTAIN GLUTEN:
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    AIRHEADS
    Airheads Candies are “Manufactured in a facility that processes wheat flour.” Airheads Xtremes Rolls contains wheat flour ANNABELLE’S
    Abba Zabba—Contains: peanuts, soybean oil and soy lecithin, wheat/gluten Big Hunk—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Look—Contains wheat/gluten Rocky Road, Rocky Road Mint, Rocky Road Dark—Contain wheat/gluten U-No—Contains wheat/gluten AMERICAN LICORICE CO.
    Sour Punch Sticks, Twists, Bits, Bites, Straws—Contains wheat/gluten Red Vines—all varieties contain wheat/gluten, including Black, Natural and Fruit Vines B
    BRACH'S
    All Brach's candy should be considered NOT gluten–free! Please be careful, as I have seen Brach's candies included on gluten-free safe lists! C
    Child’s Play Easter Mix—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Chick Feed sunflower seeds “May contain wheat, peanuts, and tree nuts.” F
    Ferrero Rocher candy—Contains wheat/gluten Frankford Cookies and Creme Eggs—Contains wheat/gluten Frankford Crispy Eggs (milk chocolate flavored)—Contains wheat/gluten, and made in a facility that uses peanuts and wheat. Frankford solid milk chocolate bunny—Made in a facility that uses peanuts and wheat H
    HARIBO
    Black Licorice Wheels Brixx Fruity Pasta Konfekt and Pontefract Cakes Red Licorice Wheels Sour S’ghetti HERSHEY
    Hershey’s miniatures—Label states: “May contain wheat.” Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme egg—Contains wheat/gluten 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 Mr. Goodbar fun size K
    Kit Kat Bunny Ears and Kit Kat minis—Contains wheat/gluten L
    Lindt Chocolate — Lindt US website states that they “cannot guarantee that Lindt chocolate is gluten free.” M
    Mayfair Kid’s Play basket stuffers (including Fuit Chews, Teaberry Gumballs, Spout Bubble Log, Atomic Fireballs, Super Bubble bubble gum, Easter Pops, Jawbreakers, Airheads, Lemonhead, and Smarties—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Mighty Malts Speckled Malted Milk Eggs —Contains wheat/gluten Milky Way minis—Contains wheat/gluten Milky Way Bunnies—Contains wheat/gluten N
    NESTLE
    Butterfinger Crisp or Butterfinger Stixx—Contain wheat/gluten Crunch—Contains wheat/gluten Nestle Butterfinger Egg with pieces in chocolate—Contains wheat/gluten Nestle Crunch Nest Eggs—Contains wheat/gluten Hundred Grand Bar—Contains wheat/gluten P
    PAAS eggs—Contains wheat/gluten Palmer’s Double Crisp chocolate candy (including Bunnies, Bunnyettes, Pops, Chick a Dees, Bunny Munny and Eggs)—Contain wheat/gluten Palmer’s Lil’ Crispy chocolate bunny—Contains wheat/gluten Palmer’s My Little Bunny—Contains wheat/gluten Palmer’s Cookies ‘n Creme Eggs—Contains wheat/gluten Palmer’s Crispy Peanut Butter flavored eggs—Contains wheat/gluten Palmer’s Eggbert Double Crisp—Contains wheat/gluten Palmer’s Quax hollow milk flavored candy duck (“The Yummy Ducky”) Peter Rabbit real milk chocolate bunny—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Peter Rabbit hollow milk chocolate bunny—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat R
    Reese’s milk chocolate and peanut butter eggs (mini eggs foil-wrapped individually)—Contains wheat/gluten Reese’s mini-Reester Bunnies—Contains wheat/gluten Russell Stover chocolate candy—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat S
    Snickers Eggs—Label states: May contain tree nuts, egg, and wheat. Snickers Creme Sports Eggs—Label states: May contain tree nuts, egg, and wheat. SpongeBob Squarepants Eggs plastic egg with sour candy and stickers—Made in a facility that uses peanuts, tree nuts and wheat SpongeBob Squarepants gummy Krabby Patties—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat SweetTart Gummy Bunnies (Wonka)—Contains wheat/gluten T
    Trolli Gummi Bunnies—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Twix—Contains wheat/gluten Twizzlerscandy—Contains wheat/gluten Twizzlers Tweeters—Contains wheat/gluten Twizzlers Rainbow Twists—Contains wheat/gluten Twizzlers Strawberry Mini Bars—Contains wheat/gluten Twizted Strawberry Blast pull-n-peel candy—Contains wheat/gluten W
    Whitman’s Sampler—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Whoppers Robin Eggs, including mini-Robbin Eggs—Contains wheat/gluten Wonka’s Eggs—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Wonka Easter Nerds Rope—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Wonka Mix-Ups (including SweeTart chews, Laffy Taffy, SweeTarts, and Nerds)—Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts and wheat Wonka Oompas and the Wonka Bar are NOT gluten–free. CANDY MANUFACTURERS
    Here is a partial list of major candy manufacturers and how to contact them:
    Adams & Brooks – 213-749-3226 American Licorice Co. – 866-442-2783 BEE International – 619-710-1800 Ferrara Candy Company – 888-247-9855 Ferrero Rocher – 732-764-9300 FLIX – 847-647-1370 Gimbal’s Fine Candies – 888-841-9373 Goetze’s Candy Company – 410-342-2010 Hershey's – 800–468–1714. Here's a link to Hershey's official gluten-free list. Impact Confections – 303-626-2222 Jelly Belly – 800–522–3267 Just Born – 888–645–3453. Here's a link to Just Born Gluten-free FAQs Kraft Foods – 877-535-5666 Mars Chocolate – 800–627–7852 Necco – 781–485–4800 Nestle USA – 800–225–2270 Palmer – 610 372-8971 Pearson's – 800–328–6507 PEZ – 203.795.0531 Pop Rocks – 770-399-1776 Tootsie Roll – 773–838–3400 Additional information and lists of gluten-free safe and unsafe candies can be found at:
    About.com Celiaccentral.com Celiacfamily.com DivineCaroline.com Surefoodliving.com Foodallergyfeast Medpedia Glutenfreefacts

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 10/16/2015 - It's time for ghouls and goblins to take to the streets and demand candy from the neighbors!
    Here is Celiac.com's latest, most current list of Gluten-free and Gluten-safe Candy for Halloween 2015. This year, we offer our most comprehensive list, which includes new gluten-free treats like Kinder Surprise Eggs, among others.
    Below the gluten-free candy list, you will find a list of UNSAFE, NON–gluten–free candies, along with a partial list of major candy makers with links to their company websites.
    Please keep in mind that this list is not complete, or definitive, and should only be used as a guideline.
    As always, before eating any candy on the list, be sure to read labels, check manufacturer's information, and gauge your purchases according to your own sensitivity levels, or those of your children.
    Be sure to check manufacturer websites for official information on any specific products.
    Halloween 2015:
    3 Musketeers fun size 3 Musketeers Mint with dark chocolate A
    Act II Popcorn Balls Adams & Brooks Fun Pops Scooby Doo Ingredients free of: peanuts, tree nuts, egg, milk, wheat/gluten, soy Albert's Gummy Eyeballs Albert's Iced Halloween pops (lollipops) Alien Pop, Baseball Pop, Basketball Pop, Boo Pop, Carousel Pop, ColorBlaster Pop, Football Pop, Happy Heart Pop, Hoppin' Pop, Lickin' Lips Pop, Lolliday Pop, Lollinotes, Pop—A—Bear, Soccer Pop, Alien Glow Pop, Buggin' Glow Pop, Burstin Bits, and Ghostly Glow Pop Almond Joy — All Except ALMOND JOY PIECES Candy Almond Joy fun size bars Altoids (except for Altoids Smalls Peppermint) Amanda's Own Confections Chocolate shapes and chocolate lollipops Annie's Organic Bunny Fruit snacks Andes mints and candies 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) Bazooka Ring Pops Bazooka Push Pops Bazooka Baby Bottle Pops 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 Chupa Chups Fruit Lollipops Circus Peanuts by Spangler Clark Bars Cliff—Fruit Rope, all flavors "gluten-free" Coastal Bay Confections Candy Corn, Mellocreme Pumpkins, Autumn Mix 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 CVS Brand Candy Bracelet with Pendant 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 FLIX Spooky Lip Pops Lollipops, Angry Birds Lollipops, Gummy Boo Bands, Monsters, Inc. Character Candies, Lollipops and Marshmallow Eyeballs 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) Gimbal's Fine Candies Jelly Beans, Sour Lovers, Cherry Lovers, Cinnamon Lovers, LavaBalls, Licorice Scotties Goldenberg's peanut chews Goobers Grave Gummies (Yummy Gummies) Greenbriar Skull and Bones Fruit Hard Candy, Spooky Lollipop Rings, Grave Gummies Gummy Brush Paint Shop Gummy Pirate Choppers H
    Haribo Gold—Bears Heath milk chocolate English toffee bar and snack size — contains almonds Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolate & Filled Chocolates — ALL Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds Hershey's Milk Duds Hershey's Nuggets (Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Almonds, Special Dark, Special Dark with Almonds), Hershey's Skor Toffee Bars Hot Tamales Hot Tamales Spray Hubba Bubba Gum Humphrey Popcorn Balls I
    Ice Cream Dipper (Blue Raspberry, Strawberry) J
    Jelly Belly beans—gluten–free, dairy–free Jolly Rancher hard candy and Doubles Candy Jolly Rancher Hard Candy Stix, Lollipops and Fruit Chews Junior Mints Just Born Jelly Beans Just Born marshmallow treats K
    Kellogg's Spongebob Squarepants fruit flavored snacks Kinder Surprise Eggs Kraft Caramels Kraft Jet–Puffed Boo Mallows and Ghost Mallows Kraft Swedish Fish Kraft Sour Patch Kids and Sour Patch Extreme L
    Laffy Taffy Plain, Stretchy & Tangy and Rope Lemonheads Lifesavers LifeSavers Gummies including Big Ring Gummies, Sweet 'n' Sour, and Scary Assortment Lollipop Paint Shop 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 Mary Janes Mallo Cup Marvel Heroes Candy Sticks (Hulk, Spiderman, Wolverine) Mega Warheads Melster Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Melster Peanut Butter Kisses Milk Duds Mike and Ike Mike and Ike Spray 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, Marshmallow Pumpkins, Marshmallow Ghosts, Marshmallow Tombstones, Chocolate Mousse Cats, Milk Chocolate Covered Pumpkins, Dark Chocolate Covered Pumpkins, and Milk Chocolate Dipped Orange Chicks—"Gluten Free" Pez candy—All PEZ products are "Gluten Free" 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—Except Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Unwrapped Minis and Seasonal Shaped Items Reese's Pieces Reese's Select Peanut Butter Cremes Reese's Select Clusters Reese's Whipps Riviera Spooky Candy Rings Rolo chocolate covered caramels—Except ROLO Minis S
    Sidewalk Chalk Sixlets Skeleton Pops (lollipops) Skittles includes Original, Sour, Wild Berry, Fizzl'd Fruits, and Crazy Core, including fun—size Smarties—(the small pastel–colored candies sold in rolls and made by Ce De). Also Candy Money, Candy Necklace, Easter Smarties, Giant Smarties, Giant Smarties Pops, Love Hearts, Mega Smarties, Smarties in a Pouch, Tropical Smarties, Smarties Double Lollies, Smarties Mega Lollies, Smarties Parties, Smarties Pops, and X—TREME Sour Smarties. Manufacturer states: These products contains NO: gluten, milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, or soy. (US only, NOT gluten-free in Canada). Snickers Snickers Fudge bar Sno—Caps Sno—Cone Soda Pop Sour Patch Spooky Candy Rings (eyeballs, Frankenstein heads and other shapes on rings) Starburst Fruit Chews and fun—size Starburst Gummibursts and Sour Gummibursts Sugar Babies Sugar Daddy Caramel Pops Sugar Mama Caramels 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
    TIC TACS Tootsie Caramel Apple Pops Tootsie Pops—original and mini Tootsie Rolls Midgies and snack bars Topps — Baby Bottle Pop, Ring Pops, Push Pops, Ring Pop Gummies, Bazooka Gum, Bazooka Gum Nuggets Transformers Candy Mix—gummy shields, fruit chews, candy shields, gum rocks Twist and Glow, Twist and Glow Heart, Twist and Glow Pumpkin W
    Warheads—Extreme Sour hard candy and Sour QBZ chewy cubes Warheads Sour Chewy Cubes Warheads Super Sour Spray, Sour Dippers, Double Drops Welches Fruit Snacks—All flavors Wonka Bottlecaps Wonka Chocolate Laffy Taffy Wonka Giant Chewy Nerds Jelly Beans Wonka Giant Pixy Stix Wonka Gobstopper Everlasting Wonka Gobstopper Chewy Wonka Fruit Tart Chews Wonka Fun Dip and Fun Dip Sour 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 Wrigley's Gum X
    X–scream Mouth Morphers Fruit Gushers Y
    York Peppermint Patties 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 guarantee that Airheads are gluten-free. Airheads Xtremes Rolls contains wheat flour ANNABELLE'S Abba Zabba—contains: peanuts, soybean oil and soy lecithin, wheat/gluten Big Hunk—Package statement: "made in a facility that uses milk, egg, tree nuts, wheat and peanuts" Look—Contains: milk, peanuts, soy lecithin, eggs, wheat/gluten Rocky Road, Rocky Road Mint, Rocky Road Dark—Contain wheat/gluten Uno—Contains: milk, almonds, soy lecithin, wheat/gluten AMERICAN LICORICE CO. Sour Punch Sticks, Twists, Bits, Bites, Straws—contains wheat/gluten Red Vines—all varieties and flavors contain wheat/gluten BEE INTERNATIONAL Zombee Bloody Bites (glow in the dark plastic fangs with oozing candy blood bags) Zombee Candy Corn (in a tall tube with plastic pumpkin lid) Package statement: "Made in a facility that also processes milk, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts." BRACH'SAll Brach's candy should be considered NOT gluten–free! Please be careful, as I have seen Brach's candies included on gluten-free safe lists! CADBURY ADAMSSour Patch Xploderz CHUCKLESChuckles Ju Jubes CVS Candy Corn, Autumn Mix, Candy Pumpkins Ingredients free of: wheat/gluten, milk, tree nuts, peanuts Package statement: "This product was packaged in a facility where other products containing peanuts, tree nuts, milk, wheat, soy and egg are also packaged." FARLEY'S AND SATHERS Harvest Mix and Candy Corn—This product is made by Brach's. All Brach's candies are considered to contain gluten. See Brach's blistings. Heide candies—Jujyfruits, Jujubes, Red Raspberry Dollars, Red Hot Dollars Wild Cherry, Heide Gummi Bears Super Bubble and Super Bubble Blast Trolli Gummi Bears, Trolli Sour Brite (Frite) Crawlers "Packaged on equipment that packages products containing traces of milk, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts and/or soy protein." FERREROFerrero Rocher Chocolates FLIX Bag of Boogers Gummies — "Manufactured in a facility that processes gluten (wheat), milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts and soy." FRANKFORD Frankford Fun Size Mix (Peanut Butter, Caramel and Crispy Chocolate Covered Candies) Crispy Candies SpongeBob Gummy Krabby Patties GOETZEGoetze's Caramel Creams, Cow Tales—Contain wheat flour, milk, and soy HARIBO Black Licorice Wheels Brixx Fruity Pasta Konfekt and Pontefract Cakes Red Licorice Wheels Sour S'ghetti HERSHEY Hershey Snack Sized Bars — ALL Kit Kat—contains wheat Reese's Minis Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins Reese's Seasonal Rolo Minis 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 Mr. Goodbar fun size Hershey's Twizzlers, Flavored Twists IMPACT CONFECTIONSWarheads Sour Twists—contain wheat/gluten, milk MARS and WRIGLEY M&M White Chocolate, Mint and M&M Coconut flavors—Check individual packages to be sure 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 Googley 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. YORKYork Pieces, York Minis and York Shapes 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 Additional information and lists of gluten-free safe and unsafe Halloween candies can be found at:
    About.com Celiaccentral.com CeliacSupportAssociation.org Celiacfamily.com DivineCaroline.com Surefoodliving.com Foodallergyfeast Medpedia Glutenfreefacts Here is a partial list of major candy manufacturers and how to contact them:
    Adams & Brooks American Licorice Co. BEE International  Ferrara Candy Company  Ferrero Rocher  FLIX  Gimbal's Fine Candies  Goetze's Candy Company  Hershey's. Here's a link to Hershey's official gluten-free list. Impact Confections  Jelly Belly Just Born. Here's a link to Just Born Gluten-free FAQs Kraft Foods Mars Chocolate Necco  Nestle USA Palmer Pearson's PEZ  Pop Rocks  Tootsie Roll 

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    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/19/2018 - Previous genome and linkage studies indicate the existence of a new disease triggering mechanism that involves amino acid metabolism and nutrient sensing signaling pathways. In an effort to determine if amino acids might play a role in the development of celiac disease, a team of researchers recently set out to investigate if plasma amino acid levels differed among children with celiac disease compared with a control group.
     
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    This study shows that amino acids can influence inflammation and may play a role in the development of celiac disease.
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    PLoS One. 2018; 13(3): e0193764. doi: & 10.1371/journal.pone.0193764

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/18/2018 - To the relief of many bewildered passengers and crew, no more comfort turkeys, geese, possums or other questionable pets will be flying on Delta or United without meeting the airlines' strict new requirements for service animals.
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    WHAT IS CELIAC DISEASE?
    Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition that affects around 1% of the population. People with celiac disease suffer an autoimmune reaction when they consume wheat, rye or barley. The immune reaction is triggered by certain proteins in the wheat, rye, or barley, and, left untreated, causes damage to the small, finger-like structures, called villi, that line the gut. The damage occurs as shortening and villous flattening in the lamina propria and crypt regions of the intestines. The damage to these villi then leads to numerous other issues that commonly plague people with untreated celiac disease, including poor nutritional uptake, fatigue, and myriad other problems.
    Celiac disease mostly affects people of Northern European descent, but recent studies show that it also affects large numbers of people in Italy, China, Iran, India, and numerous other places thought to have few or no cases.
    Celiac disease is most often uncovered because people experience symptoms that lead them to get tests for antibodies to gluten. If these tests are positive, then the people usually get biopsy confirmation of their celiac disease. Once they adopt a gluten-free diet, they usually see gut healing, and major improvements in their symptoms. 
    CLASSIC CELIAC DISEASE SYMPTOMS
    Symptoms of celiac disease can range from the classic features, such as diarrhea, upset stomach, bloating, gas, weight loss, and malnutrition, among others.
    LESS OBVIOUS SYMPTOMS
    Celiac disease can often less obvious symptoms, such fatigue, vitamin and nutrient deficiencies, anemia, to name a few. Often, these symptoms are regarded as less obvious because they are not gastrointestinal in nature. You got that right, it is not uncommon for people with celiac disease to have few or no gastrointestinal symptoms. That makes spotting and connecting these seemingly unrelated and unclear celiac symptoms so important.
    NO SYMPTOMS
    Currently, most people diagnosed with celiac disease do not show symptoms, but are diagnosed on the basis of referral for elevated risk factors. 

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    Gluten intolerance is a generic term for people who have some sort of sensitivity to gluten. These people may or may not have celiac disease. Researchers generally agree that there is a condition called non-celiac gluten sensitivity. That term has largely replaced the term gluten-intolerance. What’s the difference between celiac disease and non-celiac gluten-sensitivity? 
    CELIAC DISEASE VS. NON-CELIAC GLUTEN SENSITIVITY (NCGS)
    Gluten triggers symptoms and immune reactions in people with celiac disease. Gluten can also trigger symptoms in some people with NCGS, but the similarities largely end there.

    There are four main differences between celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity:
    No Hereditary Link in NCGS
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    Unlike celiac disease, NCGS is so far not associated with malabsorption, nutritional deficiencies, or a higher risk of autoimmune disorders or intestinal malignancies. No Immunological or Serological Markers
    People with celiac disease nearly always test positive for antibodies to gluten proteins. Researchers have, as yet, identified no such antobodies or serologic markers for NCGS. That means that, unlike with celiac disease, there are no telltale screening tests that can point to NCGS. Absence of Celiac Disease or Wheat Allergy
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    To add more confusion, many cases of IBS are, in fact, celiac disease in disguise.

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    Diagnosis of celiac disease can be difficult. 

    Perhaps because celiac disease presents clinically in such a variety of ways, proper diagnosis often takes years. A positive serological test for antibodies against tissue transglutaminase is considered a very strong diagnostic indicator, and a duodenal biopsy revealing villous atrophy is still considered by many to be the diagnostic gold standard. 
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    TESTING
    There are several serologic (blood) tests available that screen for celiac disease antibodies, but the most commonly used is called a tTG-IgA test. If blood test results suggest celiac disease, your physician will recommend a biopsy of your small intestine to confirm the diagnosis.
    Testing is fairly simple and involves screening the patients blood for antigliadin (AGA) and endomysium antibodies (EmA), and/or doing a biopsy on the areas of the intestines mentioned above, which is still the standard for a formal diagnosis. Also, it is now possible to test people for celiac disease without making them concume wheat products.

    BIOPSY
    Until recently, biopsy confirmation of a positive gluten antibody test was the gold standard for celiac diagnosis. It still is, but things are changing fairly quickly. Children can now be accurately diagnosed for celiac disease without biopsy. Diagnosis based on level of TGA-IgA 10-fold or more the ULN, a positive result from the EMA tests in a second blood sample, and the presence of at least 1 symptom could avoid risks and costs of endoscopy for more than half the children with celiac disease worldwide.

    WHY A GLUTEN-FREE DIET?
    Currently the only effective, medically approved treatment for celiac disease is a strict gluten-free diet. Following a gluten-free diet relieves symptoms, promotes gut healing, and prevents nearly all celiac-related complications. 
    A gluten-free diet means avoiding all products that contain wheat, rye and barley, or any of their derivatives. This is a difficult task as there are many hidden sources of gluten found in the ingredients of many processed foods. Still, with effort, most people with celiac disease manage to make the transition. The vast majority of celiac disease patients who follow a gluten-free diet see symptom relief and experience gut healing within two years.
    For these reasons, a gluten-free diet remains the only effective, medically proven treatment for celiac disease.
    WHAT ABOUT ENZYMES, VACCINES, ETC.?
    There is currently no enzyme or vaccine that can replace a gluten-free diet for people with celiac disease.
    There are enzyme supplements currently available, such as AN-PEP, Latiglutetenase, GluteGuard, and KumaMax, which may help to mitigate accidental gluten ingestion by celiacs. KumaMax, has been shown to survive the stomach, and to break down gluten in the small intestine. Latiglutenase, formerly known as ALV003, is an enzyme therapy designed to be taken with meals. GluteGuard has been shown to significantly protect celiac patients from the serious symptoms they would normally experience after gluten ingestion. There are other enzymes, including those based on papaya enzymes.

    Additionally, there are many celiac disease drugs, enzymes, and therapies in various stages of development by pharmaceutical companies, including at least one vaccine that has received financial backing. At some point in the not too distant future there will likely be new treatments available for those who seek an alternative to a lifelong gluten-free diet. 

    For now though, there are no products on the market that can take the place of a gluten-free diet. Any enzyme or other treatment for celiac disease is intended to be used in conjunction with a gluten-free diet, not as a replacement.

    ASSOCIATED DISEASES
    The most common disorders associated with celiac disease are thyroid disease and Type 1 Diabetes, however, celiac disease is associated with many other conditions, including but not limited to the following autoimmune conditions:
    Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: 2.4-16.4% Multiple Sclerosis (MS): 11% Hashimoto’s thyroiditis: 4-6% Autoimmune hepatitis: 6-15% Addison disease: 6% Arthritis: 1.5-7.5% Sjögren’s syndrome: 2-15% Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: 5.7% IgA Nephropathy (Berger’s Disease): 3.6% Other celiac co-morditities include:
    Crohn’s Disease; Inflammatory Bowel Disease Chronic Pancreatitis Down Syndrome Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Lupus Multiple Sclerosis Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Psoriasis Rheumatoid Arthritis Scleroderma Turner Syndrome Ulcerative Colitis; Inflammatory Bowel Disease Williams Syndrome Cancers:
    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (intestinal and extra-intestinal, T- and B-cell types) Small intestinal adenocarcinoma Esophageal carcinoma Papillary thyroid cancer Melanoma CELIAC DISEASE REFERENCES:
    Celiac Disease Center, Columbia University
    Gluten Intolerance Group
    National Institutes of Health
    U.S. National Library of Medicine
    Mayo Clinic
    University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/17/2018 - Could the holy grail of gluten-free food lie in special strains of wheat that lack “bad glutens” that trigger the celiac disease, but include the “good glutens” that make bread and other products chewy, spongey and delicious? Such products would include all of the good things about wheat, but none of the bad things that might trigger celiac disease.
    A team of researchers in Spain is creating strains of wheat that lack the “bad glutens” that trigger the autoimmune disorder celiac disease. The team, based at the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture in Cordoba, Spain, is making use of the new and highly effective CRISPR gene editing to eliminate the majority of the gliadins in wheat.
    Gliadins are the gluten proteins that trigger the majority of symptoms for people with celiac disease.
    As part of their efforts, the team has conducted a small study on 20 people with “gluten sensitivity.” That study showed that test subjects can tolerate bread made with this special wheat, says team member Francisco Barro. However, the team has yet to publish the results.
    Clearly, more comprehensive testing would be needed to determine if such a product is safely tolerated by people with celiac disease. Still, with these efforts, along with efforts to develop vaccines, enzymes, and other treatments making steady progress, we are living in exciting times for people with celiac disease.
    It is entirely conceivable that in the not-so-distant future we will see safe, viable treatments for celiac disease that do not require a strict gluten-free diet.
    Read more at Digitaltrends.com , and at Newscientist.com

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/16/2018 - A team of researchers recently set out to investigate whether alterations in the developing intestinal microbiota and immune markers precede celiac disease onset in infants with family risk for the disease.
    The research team included Marta Olivares, Alan W. Walker, Amalia Capilla, Alfonso Benítez-Páez, Francesc Palau, Julian Parkhill, Gemma Castillejo, and Yolanda Sanz. They are variously affiliated with the Microbial Ecology, Nutrition and Health Research Unit, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology, National Research Council (IATA-CSIC), C/Catedrático Agustín Escardin, Paterna, Valencia, Spain; the Gut Health Group, The Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK; the Genetics and Molecular Medicine Unit, Institute of Biomedicine of Valencia, National Research Council (IBV-CSIC), Valencia, Spain; the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire UK; the Hospital Universitari de Sant Joan de Reus, IISPV, URV, Tarragona, Spain; the Center for regenerative medicine, Boston university school of medicine, Boston, USA; and the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu and CIBERER, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain
    The team conducted a nested case-control study out as part of a larger prospective cohort study, which included healthy full-term newborns (> 200) with at least one first relative with biopsy-verified celiac disease. The present study includes 10 cases of celiac disease, along with 10 best-matched controls who did not develop the disease after 5-year follow-up.
    The team profiled fecal microbiota, as assessed by high-throughput 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing, along with immune parameters, at 4 and 6 months of age and related to celiac disease onset. The microbiota of infants who remained healthy showed an increase in bacterial diversity over time, especially by increases in microbiota from the Firmicutes families, those who with no increase in bacterial diversity developed celiac disease.
    Infants who subsequently developed celiac disease showed a significant reduction in sIgA levels over time, while those who remained healthy showed increases in TNF-α correlated to Bifidobacterium spp.
    Healthy children in the control group showed a greater relative abundance of Bifidobacterium longum, while children who developed celiac disease showed increased levels of Bifidobacterium breve and Enterococcus spp.
    The data from this study suggest that early changes in gut microbiota in infants with celiac disease risk could influence immune development, and thus increase risk levels for celiac disease. The team is calling for larger studies to confirm their hypothesis.
    Source:
    Microbiome. 2018; 6: 36. Published online 2018 Feb 20. doi: 10.1186/s40168-018-0415-6