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Gluten Free Candy, Even?!

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I'm having a hard time with little things like chocolate and other candy. I ate something that was like smarties and it gave me an instant headache. Do even those little things have gluten? What about chocolates? Any safe ones? I NEED luxury, or I'm not going to make it!!! For enjoyment I thought I had candy left!!...... no such luck!

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you can check this list out. as always, read labels...

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?s...c=39589&hl=


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I'm having a hard time with little things like chocolate and other candy. I ate something that was like smarties and it gave me an instant headache. Do even those little things have gluten? What about chocolates? Any safe ones? I NEED luxury, or I'm not going to make it!!! For enjoyment I thought I had candy left!!...... no such luck!

Smarties are gluten free. Maybe it was something else in them - like maybe one of the colors?

(INGREDIENTS: Dextrose, Citric Acid, Calcium Sterate, Artificial Flavors and Colors (FDC Red 40 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake)

Dove dark chocolates are my favorites right now. ;)


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All Tootsie Roll Industry candies are gluten-free.


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Smarties are gluten free. Maybe it was something else in them - like maybe one of the colors?

Just wanted to add that it depends on what country. Smarties in the USA (the pastel, chalky candies) are gluten-free. Smarties in the UK (chocolate with a colored shell, like M&Ms in the US) are NOT gluten-free.


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Smarties are gluten-free in the US, but not other places. Smarties are also something entirely different in other countries than what we know it as here. (Original poster does not state her location) There is definitely a lot of gluten-free candy, but like all other food, you have to be careful. Malt is hidden evil in a lot of chocolates. The list posted here is super-useful for finding whats ok and whats not. Avoid most gummy candies, and anything with obvious gluten like kit-kats and Twix. You'd be surprised what random things they put wheat in.

Here are some of my favorites: Reeses Pieces, Reeses cups (I get the big ones, I have trouble with the small ones), Dove chocolate bars, M&M's (avoid the blue ones "krispy" ones, they have malt). Three Muskateers (not the poppables though). Starbust, Skittles, Jelly Bellies, Lifesavers. The list goes on. There are many, many candies we can have.


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Look at your local Wal-Mart candy (Great-Value brand) in the small packages. I know their gummy bears/worms are OK and so are their peanut butter cups. It says Gluten Free on the label (by the nutrition info).

Also . . . skittles (says gluten free on back of package), starburst, snickers, 3 musketeers

nestle labels all their gluten so just read their ingredient list . . . baby ruths and butterfingers are OK.


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Ok i called the Mars food company on June 2, 2008 and they gave me a list of all their gluten free candy and here is the most up to date list even more up to date than the automated one they have (i live in the US by the way):

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Here is another site that might be helpful.....

http://glutenfreeinsd.com/candy.html


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