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    GLUTEN-FREE HALLOWEEN CANDY 2015


    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!


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    Photo: CC--@Sage SolarHere 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'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."
    • FERRERO
      • Ferrero 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
      • 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 CONFECTIONS
      • Warheads 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.
    • YORK
      • York 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:

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


    Image Caption: Make sure your Halloween candy is gluten-free! Photo: CC--@Sage Solar
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    I am glad to know what I can and cannot have, but I am kind of depressed about how much I can't have.

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    A
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    G
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    Grave Gummies (Yummy Gummies)
    Gummy Pirate Choppers
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    Heath milk chocolate English toffee bar and snack size - contains almonds
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    Jolly Rancher hard candy and Doubles Candy
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    Jr. Mints fun size – may contain eggs
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    K
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    LifeSavers Gummies including Big Ring Gummies, Sweet ‘n’ Sour, and Scary Assortment
    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
    Mallo Cup
    Marvel Heroes Candy Sticks (Hulk, Spiderman, Wolverine)
    Melster Peanut Butter Kisses
    Mike and Ike
    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 and Chocolate Mousse Cats
    Pez candy
    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
    Reese’s Pieces
    Reese’s Select Peanut Butter Cremes
    Reese’s Select Clusters
    Reese’s Whipps
    Riviera Spooky Candy Rings
    S
    Sixlets
    Skeleton Pops (lollipops)
    Skittles includes Original, Sour, Wild Berry, Fizzl’d Fruits, and Crazy Core, including fun-size
    Smarties
    Snickers
    Snickers Fudge bar
    Sno-Caps
    Sour Patch
    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
    Tootsie Pops – original and mini
    Tootsie Rolls Midgies and snack bars
    Transformers Canpeasron's salted nut rolldy Mix – gummy shields, fruit chews, candy shields, gum rocks
    W
    Warheads – Extreme Sour hard candy and Sour QBZ chewy cubes
    Wonka Bottlecaps
    Wonka Chocolate Laffy Taffy
    Wonka Giant Chewy Nerds Jelly Beans
    Wonka Giant Pixy Stix
    Wonka Gobstopper Everlasting
    Wonka Gobstopper Chewy
    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
    X
    X–scream Mouth Morphers Fruit Gushers
    Y
    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 that Airheads are gluten free.”
    Airheads Xtremes Rolls contains wheat flour
    ANNABELLE’S
    Rocky Road – contains barley malt and wheat flour
    BRACH'S
    All Brach's candy should be considered NOT gluten–free
    CADBURY ADAMS
    Sour Patch Xploderz
    CHUCKLES
    Chuckles Ju Jubes
    FARLEY'S
    Harvest Mix and Candy Corn – This product is made by Brach’s. See the Brach’s listings.
    FRANKFORD
    Frankford Fun Size Mix (Peanut Butter, Caramel and Crispy Chocolate Covered Candies) Crispy Candies
    Gummy Body Parts
    SpongeBob Gummy Krabby Patties
    GOETZE
    Goetze’s Caramel Creams – Contain wheat flour, milk, and soy.
    HARIBO
    Black Licorice Wheels
    Brixx
    Fruity Pasta
    Konfekt and Pontefract Cakes
    Red Licorice Wheels
    Sour S’ghetti
    HERSHEY
    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 Milk Duds
    Hershey’s Rolo chocolate covered caramels
    MARS and WRIGLEY
    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 Googly 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
     
    Sources and Additional Resources:
    A more comprehensive list of safe and unsafe candies for Halloween can be found at celiacfamily.com. About.com Celiaccentral.com DivineCaroline.com Surefoodliving.com Foodallergyfeast Medpedia Here is a partial list of major candy manufacturers and how to contact them: Hershey's – 800–468–1714. Here's a link to Hershey's official gluten-free list. Jelly Belly – 800–522–3267 Just Born – 888–645–3453 Just Born Gluten-free FAQs Mars Chocolate – 800–627–7852 Necco – 781–485–4800 Nestle USA – 800–225–2270 Pearson's – 800–328–6507 Tootsie Roll – 773–838–3400

    Lauren Lindsey
    Celiac.com 12/11/2013 - The most wondrous season is upon us. The family gathers to create memories and cherish each moment of the holidays. Wait…wait…what?? With family?@#$?!
    We often emerge from these gatherings planning the next appointment with our therapist. No need to guess how it'll go this year: Mom locked herself in the bedroom with a bottle of wine again. Grandma has no reservations pointing out that you're still single. Your cousin whom suffers from chronic ‘one up syndrome' is compelled to interject conversations failing to encompass their exceeding significance.  
    There are circumstances and people we cannot change. Your family may not exemplify the magical fuzziness of a Thomas Kinkade painting but so what. What we can take control over is our well-being and attitude. Despite being thrust into drama comparable to a Kardashian marriage, let's focus on our diet. Managing celiac disease is exhausting enough without the added stress from the holidays. With the influx of food, there are more chances that forbidden goodies will bombard their way to the dinner plate. But don't sweat it. Consider the following tips to ease you celiac disease concerns and have one less thing to worry about this season. You'll need the energy for breaking up temper-mantrums over fantasy football scores and equipping the fire extinguisher for the first turkey fry attempt. 
    Eat before you arrive: Never walk into an occasion hungry. There are few worse mood killers than discovering carrot sticks are the only gluten-free item in the room. The hunger will also hinder your inhibitions, tempting to eat something you normally wouldn't.  Otherwise, you must wait to eat once the night is over. As nice as you look scowling over the abandoned vegetable tray and dragging your date out of door, I'm certain there are more enticing activities to engage in.
    Bring your own dish: Coordinate with the host beforehand to avoid confusion about portions. Consider bringing enough for others to try as well. Take the opportunity to share with family and loved ones. After all, you've spent the past year meticulously creating and photographing Pinterest worthy meals. Show them what those eight albums dedicated to food are all about.
    Help with cooking:  Cooking a gluten-free meal may seem easy enough to the uninformed individual. Although the cook has good intentions, their lack in experience with intricate details of the diet may lead to contamination. Insist upon helping even if your offer is declined. This way you can ensure the safety of the meal. Surely, any helping hand with cooking and cleaning duties will be appreciated.
    Label your food: It only takes one serving spoon dipped into the crunchy green bean casserole to contaminate your food. Set aside a table for a buffet clearly labeled "do not contaminate" and "gluten-free," etc., on the dishes. Better yet, don't put them out with everything else. There's a chance your food will mistakenly be eaten or contaminated within the vicinity of hungry mouths and gluten-filled goodies.
    Don't be afraid to say NO:   Your peachy little grandma, the one who spends the remainder of the year shuffling to the living room for afternoon soap operas has impeccably presented a homemade turkey dinner with all the fixins. Wow grandma, we didn't know you had it in you… Desserts, sides, more desserts, all made from scratch from her mother's, mother's, mother's recipes (she will then spend the next half hour monopolizing conversation regarding how easy we kids have it). None of which are gluten-free since, regardless of your various efforts, Grandma doesn't know what gluten means. The moral of the story: despite it being the super bowl of family dinners in your grandma's world, you must decline the meal. Politely of course but don't be afraid of assertion. Many people do not understand reasoning behind diet restrictions and some will never accept them. There are other ways to show Grandma she is loved and appreciated besides eating her food.
    When in doubt go without: It's always better to pass on a dish when the ingredients remain unclear. If you must ask yourself, "I don't know if I should eat this" and there's no way to confirm its safety, the answer is do not eat it. This is particularly difficult but worth avoiding the undoing of your well-being. You'll beat yourself up while gripping the toilet at your significant other's childhood home as their newly acquainted relative repeatedly knocks behind the door asking if you're ok.
    Avoid over indulging: "Well, since it's the holidays I guess it's alright to have this cupcake, a piece of pie, and chocolate cake." Special occasions are used as justification for eating things we normally wouldn't. We tend to overeat at these gatherings because food sits in front of us, not because we're hungry. Remember, 20 parts per million of gluten are permitted in gluten-free certified products. Eating multiple items compile trace amounts of gluten, posing for a likely reaction. Consider sticking to only one gluten-free product with your meal. The gluten-free biscuits, stuffing, corn bread, and apple pie all look delicious but choose one of those. Otherwise, the spandex pants of shame are ready to waddle through your food hangover tomorrow.
    Communicate with the host and guests: Simply informing the host and cook beforehand may prevent unwanted mishaps. There will be guests who show excitement in trying new dishes and wish to hear your sentiments regarding diet. Share your honest thoughts and opinions without coming across critical of their personal choices. Other guests may not be so willing to converse topics concerning diet or health but don't take offense. Remember, the diet is not simply a fad that you're following. Your life, health, and well-being depend on it and people need to know that.
    Limit your alcohol: Most parties mean food and booze. Since party food is rarely gluten-free, it's tempting to keep the wine and alcohol pouring in. Grab a glass of soda water and lime as your security blanket. You'll be surprised how efficiently this wards off needless drinks. It's easy to have one glass of wine here, one glass there, but then you're on glass number four. With little food in your stomach you will not be feeling too hot. Not to mention, the company Christmas party may not be the place for that extra glass. Your naughty elf impression may seem very original and hilarious at the time, but come Monday morning…not so much. 
    Mentally prepare yourself: Get your mind right. First, relax. Don't you just hate it when someone tells you to relax during a stressful situation? Truly though, getting worked up will exhaust you before the events even take place. Secondly, be prepared. There will be many tempting foods and opportunities to sabotage your diet. Be mindful and expectant of this beforehand. Lastly, think with a positive attitude. Bring the expectations down a notch and take it easy on yourself and others. Take on too much and be bothered by things outside of your control or choose to have a great holiday. (I'd go with the last choice- you deserve it).

    Jefferson Adams

    Celiac.com 10/17/2014 - With Halloween 2014 looming like a goblin, the search for gluten-free and gluten-safe candy selections in underway.
    Here is Celiac.com’s latest, most up-to-date list of Gluten-free and Gluten-safe Candy List for Halloween 2014. This year, we offer our most comprehensive list, which includes new gluten-free treats like Kinder Surprise Eggs, among others. 
    Below, 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.
    Gluten-free and Gluten-safe Candy List for Halloween 2014:
    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 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 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 10/24/2014 - Here are ten recipes for make-at-home Halloween treats that are guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of your young ones, and help you to breath a sigh of gluten-free relief.
    The recipes are gluten-free, or easily modified to be gluten-free. Remember to double-check ingredients, such as caramel (I use Kraft caramels without any issues).
    Also, many of these recipes list ingredients that acre fat-free, sugar-free, low-fat, and/or low sugar. I always ignore such instructions and include full-fat, full-sugar alternatives, but prepare according to your own tastes.
    Top Ten Gluten-free Halloween Treats:
    Caramel Apples - http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/caramel-apples Caramel Corn - http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/grandma-pauls-caramel-corn-recipe.html Roasted Pumpkin Seeds - http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/roasted-pumpkin-seeds Garlic Pumpkin Seeds - http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/garlic-pumpkin-seeds Strawberry Chocolate Ghosts - http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/strawberry-ghosts Butterscotch Pumpkin Mousse - http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/butterscotch-pumpkin-mousse Scary Halloween Apple Teeth Treats - http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Halloween-Fruit-Apple-Teeth-Treats/Detail.aspx?evt19=1 Spooky Halloween Brain Dip - http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Halloween-Brain-Dip/Detail.aspx?evt19=1 Two-Layer Halloween Fudge - http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2013/10/halloween-fudge/ Ghoulish Deviled Eyeballs - http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Halloween-Eye-of-Newt/Detail.aspx?evt19=1  

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    Connie Sarros
    Celiac.com 04/21/2018 - Dear Friends and Readers,
    I have been writing articles for Scott Adams since the 2002 Summer Issue of the Scott-Free Press. The Scott-Free Press evolved into the Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. I felt honored when Scott asked me ten years ago to contribute to his quarterly journal and it's been a privilege to write articles for his publication ever since.
    Due to personal health reasons and restrictions, I find that I need to retire. My husband and I can no longer travel the country speaking at conferences and to support groups (which we dearly loved to do) nor can I commit to writing more books, articles, or menus. Consequently, I will no longer be contributing articles to the Journal of Gluten Sensitivity. 
    My following books will still be available at Amazon.com:
    Gluten-free Cooking for Dummies Student's Vegetarian Cookbook for Dummies Wheat-free Gluten-free Dessert Cookbook Wheat-free Gluten-free Reduced Calorie Cookbook Wheat-free Gluten-free Cookbook for Kids and Busy Adults (revised version) My first book was published in 1996. My journey since then has been incredible. I have met so many in the celiac community and I feel blessed to be able to call you friends. Many of you have told me that I helped to change your life – let me assure you that your kind words, your phone calls, your thoughtful notes, and your feedback throughout the years have had a vital impact on my life, too. Thank you for all of your support through these years.

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/20/2018 - A digital media company and a label data company are teaming up to help major manufacturers target, reach and convert their desired shoppers based on dietary needs, such as gluten-free diet. The deal could bring synergy in emerging markets such as the gluten-free and allergen-free markets, which represent major growth sectors in the global food industry. 
    Under the deal, personalized digital media company Catalina will be joining forces with Label Insight. Catalina uses consumer purchases data to target shoppers on a personal base, while Label Insight works with major companies like Kellogg, Betty Crocker, and Pepsi to provide insight on food label data to government, retailers, manufacturers and app developers.
    "Brands with very specific product benefits, gluten-free for example, require precise targeting to efficiently reach and convert their desired shoppers,” says Todd Morris, President of Catalina's Go-to-Market organization, adding that “Catalina offers the only purchase-based targeting solution with this capability.” 
    Label Insight’s clients include food and beverage giants such as Unilever, Ben & Jerry's, Lipton and Hellman’s. Label Insight technology has helped the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) build the sector’s very first scientifically accurate database of food ingredients, health attributes and claims.
    Morris says the joint partnership will allow Catalina to “enhance our dataset and further increase our ability to target shoppers who are currently buying - or have shown intent to buy - in these emerging categories,” including gluten-free, allergen-free, and other free-from foods.
    The deal will likely make for easier, more precise targeting of goods to consumers, and thus provide benefits for manufacturers and retailers looking to better serve their retail food customers, especially in specialty areas like gluten-free and allergen-free foods.
    Source:
    fdfworld.com

    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.
     
    The research team included Åsa Torinsson Naluai, Ladan Saadat Vafa, Audur H. Gudjonsdottir, Henrik Arnell, Lars Browaldh, and Daniel Agardh. They are variously affiliated with the Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Karolinska University Hospital and Division of Pediatrics, CLINTEC, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; the Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institute, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden; the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Diabetes & Celiac Disease Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden; and with the Nathan S Kline Institute in the U.S.A.
    First, the team used liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS) to analyze amino acid levels in fasting plasma samples from 141 children with celiac disease and 129 non-celiac disease controls. They then crafted a general linear model using age and experimental effects as covariates to compare amino acid levels between children with celiac disease and non-celiac control subjects.
    Compared with the control group, seven out of twenty-three children with celiac disease showed elevated levels of the the following amino acids: tryptophan; taurine; glutamic acid; proline; ornithine; alanine; and methionine.
    The significance of the individual amino acids do not survive multiple correction, however, multivariate analyses of the amino acid profile showed significantly altered amino acid levels in children with celiac disease overall and after correction for age, sex and experimental effects.
    This study shows that amino acids can influence inflammation and may play a role in the development of celiac disease.
    Source:
    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.
    If you’ve flown anywhere lately, you may have seen them. People flying with their designated “emotional support” animals. We’re not talking genuine service animals, like seeing eye dogs, or hearing ear dogs, or even the Belgian Malinois that alerts its owner when there is gluten in food that may trigger her celiac disease.
    Now, to be honest, some of those animals in question do perform a genuine service for those who need emotional support dogs, like veterans with PTSD.
    However, many of these animals are not service animals at all. Many of these animals perform no actual service to their owners, and are nothing more than thinly disguised pets. Many lack proper training, and some have caused serious problems for the airlines and for other passengers.
    Now the major airlines are taking note and introducing stringent requirements for service animals.
    Delta was the first to strike. As reported by the New York Times on January 19: “Effective March 1, Delta, the second largest US airline by passenger traffic, said it will require passengers seeking to fly with pets to present additional documents outlining the passenger’s need for the animal and proof of its training and vaccinations, 48 hours prior to the flight.… This comes in response to what the carrier said was a 150 percent increase in service and support animals — pets, often dogs, that accompany people with disabilities — carried onboard since 2015.… Delta said that it flies some 700 service animals a day. Among them, customers have attempted to fly with comfort turkeys, gliding possums, snakes, spiders, and other unusual pets.”
    Fresh from an unsavory incident with an “emotional support” peacock incident, United Airlines has followed Delta’s lead and set stricter rules for emotional support animals. United’s rules also took effect March 1, 2018.
    So, 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 and emotional support animals.
    Source:
    cnbc.com

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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. 

    CELIAC DISEASE VS. GLUTEN INTOLERANCE
    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
    Researchers know for certain that genetic heredity plays a major role in celiac disease. If a first-degree relative has celiac disease, then you have a statistically higher risk of carrying genetic markers DQ2 and/or DQ8, and of developing celiac disease yourself. NCGS is not known to be hereditary. Some research has shown certain genetic associations, such as some NCGS patients, but there is no proof that NCGS is hereditary. No Connection with Celiac-related Disorders
    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
    Doctors diagnose NCGS only by excluding both celiac disease, an IgE-mediated allergy to wheat, and by the noting ongoing adverse symptoms associated with gluten consumption. WHAT ABOUT IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS) AND IRRITABLE BOWEL DISEASE (IBD)?
    IBS and IBD are usually diagnosed in part by ruling out celiac disease. Many patients with irritable bowel syndrome are sensitive to gluten. Many experience celiac disease-like symptoms in reaction to wheat. However, patients with IBS generally show no gut damage, and do not test positive for antibodies to gliadin and other proteins as do people with celiac disease. Some IBS patients also suffer from NCGS.

    To add more confusion, many cases of IBS are, in fact, celiac disease in disguise.

    That said, people with IBS generally react to more than just wheat. People with NCGS generally react to wheat and not to other things, but that’s not always the case. Doctors generally try to rule out celiac disease before making a diagnosis of IBS or NCGS. 
    Crohn’s Disease and celiac disease share many common symptoms, though causes are different.  In Crohn’s disease, the immune system can cause disruption anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract, and a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease typically requires more diagnostic testing than does a celiac diagnosis.  
    Crohn’s treatment consists of changes to diet and possible surgery.  Up to 10% of Crohn's patients can have both of conditions, which suggests a genetic connection, and researchers continue to examine that connection.
    Is There a Connection Between Celiac Disease, Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Large Number of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Patients Sensitive To Gluten Some IBD Patients also Suffer from Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity Many Cases of IBS and Fibromyalgia Actually Celiac Disease in Disguise CELIAC DISEASE DIAGNOSIS
    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. 
    But this idea is being questioned; some think the biopsy is unnecessary in the face of clear serological tests and obvious symptoms. Also, researchers are developing accurate and reliable ways to test for celiac disease even when patients are already avoiding wheat. In the past, patients needed to be consuming wheat to get an accurate test result. 
    Celiac disease can have numerous vague, or confusing symptoms that can make diagnosis difficult.  Celiac disease is commonly misdiagnosed by doctors. Read a Personal Story About Celiac Disease Diagnosis from the Founder of Celiac.com Currently, testing and biopsy still form the cornerstone of celiac diagnosis.
    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