Gluten Free Halloween Candy

 One week until Halloween!  Eeek!  We are so excited at our house, and my five year old boys ask at least ten times every day how many more days until Halloween arrives! The costumes and the candy….oh, the candy. We end up with SO much!! I have a little girl with Celiac Disease and can’t have gluten, so being aware of the gluten free Halloween candy  is really important.

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I’ve read through several gluten-free and Celiac dedicated sites, because they always post candy information about this time of year. I was able to compile a list of popular Halloween candy that is listed by their manufacturers as gluten-free, which will be very helpful when all that candy comes home! If you are also looking for candy that’s gluten-free, hopefully this list will help you as well.

That said, always check labels for verification, and contact the manufacturer directly with any questions or doubts.  There can be changes in ingredients, or even the facility, which cause a gluten-free candy to not have that status anymore.

One other thing to keep in mind–often times there will be related candies and one will be gluten-free, so you assume that the others will be too. That’s not always the case, in fact, it seems as if it’s the exception, rather than the rule. For example, Reeses’s PB Cups are gluten-free, EXCEPT the seasonal shaped ones. Almond Joy are gluten-free, but NOT the Joy pieces,  and Rolo are gluten-free EXCEPT the mini variety. It’s vital that you check the labels of each separate candy, even if you think they’re the same, or very similar.

This list is meant to be a guideline–a place to start looking!  You can always visit the manufacturer’s website–they will have a place where they address allergens and gluten-free concerns.  Calling them if in doubt is important, or if you think something has changed–getting it directly from the source is the most accurate. Gather the information, then make the best decision for you.

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Sites of Reference and Sources:

Celiac.org, Halloween Candy List

Gluten Free Checklist, Halloween Candy List

Gluten Away, Halloween Candy List

Here’s to happy and safe trick-or-treating!

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    1. Actually, Butterfinger is gluten-free, but only the original bar, which is how I listed it on my printable.

      According to Nestle, the following candies are gluten-free:

      Baby Ruth
      Bit-O-Honey
      Butterfinger Bar (original flavor only, NOT Crisp, Giant Bar, Snakerz, Medallions, Jingles, Hearts or Pumpkins)
      Milk Chocolate
      Goobers
      Nips (including both regular and sugar-free)
      Oh Henry!
      Raisinets (including Cranberry and Dark Chocolate flavors)
      Sno-Caps
      Wonka Pixy Stix
      Laffy Taffy (including Laffy Taffy Rope)
      Wonka Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip

      As I mention, ingredients can change, so always check labels!

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