Halloween is quickly approaching and it is important to take the time to determine which candies are gluten free. We tend to give out gluten-free candies at our house as there are so many great ones from which to choose. My favorite gluten-free candy has always been Reese peanut butter cups, so we always offer those to our trick-or-treaters. We couldn’t have been happier to learn that Nature’s Path created a treat-sized version of their Lemur Peanut Choco Drizzle bars and we will be purchasing some to mix in with the more recognizable candies.
It is important to read the labels on the candy bags as ingredients do tend to change. If you are in doubt of a specific candy’s status, go to the company’s website and check their gluten-free list, or you can call their 800 number for further clarification. Remember not all of these gluten-free candies are made in a dedicated facility, so be sure to read the disclaimer located on the package and make the choice that is right for your child.
Listed below are the gluten-free lists we have found online. It is important to note that we did not compile the lists, rather we are just sharing the research done by others:
- About.com’s list
- Gluten Free Life – from Jen Cafferty’s website
- MyGlutenFacts.com list
- Sure Foods Living list
Have a safe and yummy Halloween!
Author Information: Jennifer D. Harris, Atlanta, GA
Jennifer D. Harris, http://www.jenniferglutenfreeingeorgia.blogspot.com
Gluten-Free Product Specialist, Return to Eden
Program Chair, Atlanta Metro CeliacsTwitter@jenniferGFinGA