Every holiday that rolls around involving kid’s and candy sets off a feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach. I used to LOVE building Easter baskets, stuffing stockings with treats, and buying heart shaped everything at Valentine’s, but now that we have a little one with a gluten allergy the past few years have been a little lacking on the festive holiday candy assortment. Just venturing near those aisles in the store during the holiday’s was enough to send me reeling. So, this year I decided to reclaim my love of the holidays one-by-one starting with Easter. No more fear of the holiday candy aisle for me, I am regaining control and starting a list here for myself and my B&B friends of safe gluten free candy you can use to build a spectacular Easter basket for your little ones.
Now, I know this list doesn’t cover every thing available on the market, but it does cover most of the items I could find at my Target and take pictures of for my research at home without looking like a weirdo. Every year I plan on adding to this list and by all means if there is a favorite of yours that is not on this list then add a comment to this post and I will verify that it is gluten free and will add it.
Just a reminder, always double check labels and be a detective when it comes to purchasing products like these! Manufacturing practices may change from year to year or facility to facility so it is always best to be cautious. When in doubt call or email the manufacturer, I find they are always happy to help.
Almond Joy Bars
Almond Joy Eggs
Annie’s Bunny Fruit Snacks:
Brach Candies by Ferrara Candy Company USA:
I contacted Ferrara because I could not find any information online regarding gluten in their Easter candy offerings. Here is their reply to me regarding gluten in their products:
Ferrara products contain only Corn Gluten. The following Ferrara products contain no wheat, rye, barley or oats.
All Gummies (Black Forest, Ferrara, Sathers, Trolli)
All Jellies (Gum Drops, Orange Slices, etc)
Bob’s Sweet Stripes Boston Baked Beans (contains peanuts)
Brach’s Wild ‘N Fruity Gummi Worms
Brach’s Candy Corn – All Varieties (they are processed in a facility that processes wheat)
Brach’s Cinnamon Disks/Imperials
Brach’s Jelly Bean Nougats (they are processed in a facility that processes wheat)
Brach’s Lemon Drops (Kosher)
Allergen Free Cherry Sours Fruit Snacks
Jawbusters Jelly Beans
Tropical Chewy Lemonhead
Chewy Lemonhead & Friends Candy
Now & Later
Cadbury Candy from Hershey’s:
Look for the Cadbury products that are labeled “gluten-free” these products are considered gluten-free however they warn for potential cross contamination.
Cadbury Caramel Eggs (Regular & Mini)
Cadbury Chocolate Creme Egg (Milk Chocolate & Dark Chocolate)
Cadbury Creme Eggs (Regular & Mini)
Cadbury Orange Creme Eggs
Sea Salt Caramel
Read their allergen statement here.
Dove Chocolate Eggs (milk chocolate, milk chocolate almond, peanut butter, & dark chocolate varieties)
Dove Dark Chocolate Bunny (solid) & Milk Chocolate Bunny (solid)
Dubble Bubble by Tootsie Roll Industries:
According to Tootsie Roll Industries all of their products are gluten free except for Andies Cookies. You can read their allergen information here.
Dubble Bubble Eggs (egg-shaped bubble gum)
Speckled Bubble Gum
Dubble Bubble Twist Gum
Hershey’s milk chocolate bunnies & crosses
Hershey’s Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate Eggs
Hershey’s Kisses (original, caramel filled, and with almond)
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bunnies 6-Pack
Solid Milk Chocolate Princess Bunny
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans:
Here is what Jelly Belly Jelly Beans has to say about gluten in their products: Jelly Belly jelly beans offer a twofer: The jelly beans come in an amazing assortment of delicious flavors, and this candy is OU Kosher, gluten free and peanut free candy.
M & M’s owned by Mar’s:
Mounds Bars: All
All shapes & colors
milk chocolate covered
Reese’s owned by Hershey’s:
***AVOID the foil wrapped mini eggs and small Reester bunnies they contain gluten!!!!***
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup miniatures
Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs
Reese’s Reester Bunny — large size only (the small Reester bunnies have gluten)
Reese’s White Peanut Butter Eggs
***AVOID Snicker’s Egg’s due to possible cross contamination!!!***
Snicker’s bars and mini’s
Regular & Fun Size Fruit Chews
According to the Tootsie company: All Tootsie products are: Gluten-Free (All Tootsie products are gluten free except Andes cookies.) Peanut-Free, & Nut Product-Free.
Tootsie does not use wheat, barley, rye, oats, triticale, spelt, or any of their components, either as ingredients or as part of the manufacturing process. Corn and soy products are used during the manufacturing process.
Candy Carnival Variety Pack
Charms Blow Pops
Charms Flat Pops: Easter Pops
Razzles (original, sour, & tropical)
While I have only researched some companies whose Easter offerings are readily available to me there are a few sites that I have found to be very helpful in years past and who also have lists of unsafe candy as well as extensive gluten free candy lists.
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