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Is Candy Gluten-Free?

Is Candy Gluten-Free?

Some candies are gluten-free while others are not. Some may have no gluten-containing ingredients but still not be safe for those with celiac disease due to manufacturing. It’s always best to read labels and check regularly, in case ingredients or facilities have changed. If you’re unsure, contact the manufacturer directly.

Gluten-Free Candy List

Hershey’s keeps an updated list on their website. Their gluten-free candies include:

  • Almond Joy – All Except Almond Joy Pieces Candy
  • Heath
  • Hershey’s milk chocolate kisses
  • Hershey’s milk chocolate bars (1.55oz only)
  • Mounds
  • Payday
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – All Except Seasonal Shaped Items
  • Rolo Caramels in Milk Chocolate Candies – All Except Rolo® Minis
  • York Peppermint Patties – All Except York Pieces Candy, Sugar Free Peppermint Patties, York Minis, and York Shapes (5 oz.)

Mars Chocolate does not specifically label any of their products gluten-free, but state that they will include any gluten-containing ingredients on their labels. The following Mars candies contain no gluten ingredients on their labels:

  • M&Ms (except pretzel, crispy, and potentially seasonal items)
  • Milky WayCaramel Bars (not the original Milky Way Bar)
  • Snickers Bars
  • 3 Musketeers
  • Dove Chocolate products (all flavors EXCEPT for milk chocolate cinnamon graham/cookies and cream, and some holiday varieties, such as milk chocolate truffles)

Nestle calls out a few of their candies as being gluten-free, these include but are not limited to:

  • Butterfinger Bars, fun size
  • Butterfinger Bars, single
  • Goobers
  • Raisinets

They also have candies with no gluten-containing ingredients, but not labeled gluten-free, including:

  • Baby Ruth
  • Sweet Tarts
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Oh-Henry!
  • Sno-caps
  • Pixy Stix

The following Nestle products, among others, are not gluten-free

  • Kit Kat
  • Nerds
  • 100 Grand

Enjoy Life has a range of chocolate bars that are gluten-free including:

  • Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Bar
  • Enjoy Life Ricemilk Chocolate Bar
  • Enjoy Life Ricemilk Crunch
  • Enjoy Life Winter Dark Chocolate Minis

Additional gluten-free candies include:

  • Mike and Ike
  • Kerr’s Fiesta Pops
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Junior Mints
  • Tootsie Pops
  • Jelly Belly Beans
  • Dots
  • Charleston Chew
  • Smarties
  • Skittles
  • Starburst
  • Lifesavers
  • Atomic Fireballs
  • Lemonhead
  • Brach’s Candy Corn
  • Red Hot’s
  • Tic Tacs

To learn more about gluten and candy, please watch the recording of our Facebook Live video, where we discuss gluten-free Halloween candy:

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