Trick or Treat: Gluten Free Halloween

Gluten free Halloween candy

Gluten free Halloween candy

Halloween can be tricky for children and teens who have an intolerance to gluten.  But there are plenty of gluten free treats to enjoy!  As with all food sensitivities, always read labels to be certain of the safety of a particular candy especially since ingredient lists can change from year to year.

Here’s a list of some candies found on Heather’s CeliacFamily.com that claim to not contain gluten in their ingredient list:

  • 3 Musketeers Mint with dark chocolate Bar and Fun size
  • Act II Popcorn Balls
  • Albert’s Gummy Eyeballs
  • Albert’s Iced Halloween pops (lollipops)
  • Almond Joy fun size bar
  • Baby Ruth bars and fun size
  • Barrels of Candy by Treat Street
  • Bazooka Big Mix (includes bubble gum, bubble gum filled candy, candy chews, and bubble gum filled lollipops)
  • Betty Crocker Fruit by the Foot Wicked Webs Berry Wave mini feet
  • Betty Crocker Halloween fruit flavored snacks (includes Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-ups, and Mini Rolls)
  • Bit•O•Honey
  • Butterfinger original bar and fun size
  • Big Blow bubblegum
  • Black Forest Gummy Tarantulas
  • Black Forest Gummy Fun Bugs Juicy Oozers
  • Bubbly lollipop + gum
  • Candy Checkers
  • Caramel Apple Pops (lollipops made by Tootsie Roll)
  • Charleston Chew fun size
  • Charms Blow Pops and Blow Pop Minis
  • 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)
  • Charms Fluffy Stuff Spider Web cotton candy
  • Chewy Lemonheads and Friends
  • Child’s Play
  • 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
  • Disney Halloween Candy Mix (jelly beans, gummies, candy bracelets and candy characters from Cars, Tinkerbell and Toy Story)
  • Dove pieces (Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate, Caramel Milk Chocolate)
  • Dots Gumdrops – including Candy Corn Dots (candy corn flavored), Ghost Dots (assorted fruit flavored), and Bat Dots (blood orange flavored)
  • Dubble Bubble bubblegum
  • Dum Dum Lollipops (including Shrek Pops)
  • Dum Dum Chewy Pops
  • Farley’s Kiddie Mix (includes Smarties, SweetTarts, Now and Later, Jaw Breakers, Super Bubble and Lolli-pops)
  • Ferrara Pan Caramels
  • Ferrara Pan Lemonhead & Friends candy mix (includes Applehead, Cherryhead, Grapehead, Chewy Lemonhead & Friends, Chewy Atomic Fireball, and Red Hots)
  • 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
  • Game Night boxes of candy game pieces (includes Operation, Sorry!, Monopoly, Life, and Clue)
  • Grave Gummies (Yummy Gummies)
  • Gummy Pirate Choppers
  • Heath milk chocolate English toffee bar snack size
  • 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)
  • Hershey’s Kisses (Candy Corn flavored candy, Caramel, Caramel Apple flavored filling, Milk Chocolate, Chocolate Meltaway, Pumpkin Spice, Hugs, Hugs & Kisses, Cherry Cordial Creme, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, Special Dark)
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars and snack-size bars
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds bars and snack-size bars
  • Hershey’s Mr. Goodbar fun size
  • Hot Tamales
  • Humphrey Popcorn Balls
  • Jelly Bellyjelly beans
  • Jelly Belly candy corn
  • Jolly Rancher hard candy and Doubles Candy
  • Jolly Rancher Hard Candy Stix, Lollipops and Fruit Chews
  • Jr. Mints fun size
  • Jujyfruits
  • Kellogg’s Spongebob Squarepants fruit flavored snacks
  • Kraft Jet-Puffed Boo Mallows and Ghost Mallows marshmallows
  • Lemonheads
  • LifeSavers Gummies including Big Ring Gummies, Sweet ‘n’ Sour, and Scary Assortment
  • M&M’s (original, peanut, peanut butter)
  • Mallo Cup (Oct. 2009)
  • Marvel Heroes Candy Sticks (Hulk, Spiderman, Wolverine) – “Gluten Free.”
  • Melster Peanut Butter Kisses
  • Milk Duds
  • 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
  • Mounds dark chocolate fun size bars
  • Mr. Goodbar
  • Necco’s Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses “Contains peanuts and soy.
  • Necco’s Sky Bar 4 in 1 chocolate bar
  • Nestle Milk Chocolate fun size bars
  • Nestle Raisinets (milk chocolate) fun size
  • Nik-L-Nip wax bottles with juice
  • Now and Later
  • Operation Gummy Candy
  • Palmer Peanut Butter Cups
  • Pay Day peanut caramel bar snack size
  • Peanut M&M’s
  • Pearson’s Bun candy (maple and roasted peanuts)
  • Peeps Jack-o-lanterns, Ghosts and Chocolate Mousse Cats
  • Pez candy
  • Pop Rocks
  • Rain•Blo Bubble Gum Eyes of Terror
  • Raisinets
  • Razzles candy gum
  • Reese’s Fast Break candy bars and snack size
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups snack size and miniatures
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Reese’s Select Peanut Butter Cremes
  • Reese’s Select Clusters
  • Reese’s Whipps
  • Rolo chocolate covered caramels
  • Sixlets
  • Skeleton Pops (lollipops)
  • Skittles includes Original, Sour, Wild Berry, Fizzl’d Fruits, and Crazy Core
  • Smarties (this is the small candies sold in rolls, not Nestle’s chocolate candies)
  • Snickers bars, fun size and mini’s
  • Snickers Fudge bar minis
  • Sour Patch
  • Starburst Fruit Chews includes Original, Sour and Sweet, and Tropical
  • Starburst Gummibursts and Sour Gummibursts
  • Sugar Babies caramel candies
  • Sugar Daddy Caramel Pops
  • Super Bubble bubble gum
  • Swedish Fish treat size
  • Sweethearts conversation hearts Forbidden Fruits (candy packaging of The Twilight Saga, New Moon the movie)
  • Sweet’s Candy Corn Taffy
  • Tootsie Pops (original and miniatures)
  • Tootsie Rolls midgies and snack bars
  • Transformers Candy Mix (gummy shields, fruit chews, candy shields, gum rocks) (Oct. 2009)
  • Wack-O-Wax lips and fangs
  • Warheads (Extreme Sour hard candy and Sour QBZ chewy cubes)
  • Wonka Chocolate Laffy Taffy
  • Wonka Pixy Stix (original and giant)
  • Wonka Laffy Taffy (original, Howlin’ Laffy Taffy, and Ropes)
  • Wonka Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip
  • X-scream Mouth Morphers Fruit Gushers
  • York Peppermint Patties Pumpkins
Here are candies that do contain gluten, so be sure to avoid these if you have a gluten intolerance:
  • 100 Grand – contains barley malt 
  • Butterfinger Crisp – contains wheat flour
  • Chex Mix – contains wheat
  • Clark Bar Wicked Mix (includes mini Clark, Dark Clark, Clark Coconut and Clark Peanut Butter Crunch) – contains malt flavoring, peanuts, milk, soy, wheat and barley.
  • Farley’s Chewy Mix (includes Caramel Creams, Bit-O-Honey, Slo Poke and Assorted Toffees) – contains wheat flour
  • Frankford Fun Size Mix (Peanut Butter, Caramel and Crispy Chocolate Covered Candies) Crispy Candies contain malt extract
  • Goetze’s Caramel Creams
  • Good & Plenty – contains wheat
  • Hershey’s Cookies & Creme snack size bars – contains wheat flour 
  • Hershey’s Kisses Cookies and Creme – contains wheat flour
  • Hershey’s miniatures – contains malt
  • Hershey’s Take 5 Bar – contains wheat flour
  • Keebler Gripz Chips Deluxe cookies – contains wheat flour 
  • Kit Kat snack size – contains wheat flour
  • Lindt milk chocolate with smooth filling truffle balls with jack-o-lantern wrapping – containsbarley malt powder
  • Milky Way bars, fun size and mini’s – contains malted barley 
  • Mini Oreo packs – contains wheat flour
  • Nestle Crunch bars and fun size – contains barley malt
  • Nestle Crunch Crisp – contains wheat flour and barley malt
  • Palmer Double Crisp Googly Eyes – contains barley malt
  • Palmer Double Crisp Monster Munny – contains barley malt
  • Palmer Ghostly Goodies – contains barley malt
  • Palmer Trick or Treat Mix – contains barley malt
  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish cheddar crackers – contains wheat flour
  • Quaker Chewy Fright Night Chocolate Chip granola bars – contains rolled oats, malted barley, whole grain rolled wheat, whole wheat flour 
  • Reese’s Sticks wafer bars – contains wheat flour 
  • Rice Krispies Treats mini squares – contains malt flavoring 
  • Riesen Chocolate Caramels – “Contains milk, wheat, and soybeans. Processed in a facility where peanuts, hazelnuts, almonds, and other tree nuts are found.”
  • Ritz Bits peanut butter sandwiches – contains wheat flour 
  • Snyder’s Pretzel snack sacks – contains wheat flour 
  • Stauffer’s Animal Crackers – contains wheat flour
  • Teddy Grahams packs – contains wheat flour 
  • Toad-Ally Snax Popcorn Plus – contains wheat flour and malt “May contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy, wheat, and eggs.”
  • Twix fun size – contains wheat flour 
  • Twizzlers (twists and rainbow twists) – contains wheat flour
  • Twizzlers Pull-n-Peel Candy – contains wheat flour
  • Utz Halloween Pretzel treats – contains wheat flour and malt syrup (derived from barley)
  • Whoppers – contains barley malt and wheat flour

Have a Happy & Safe Halloween!

 

Liesa Harte, M.D.

1524 South IH 35, Suite 140

Austin, TX  78704

512-537-8859

www.DrLiesa.com

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