Thursday, October 27, 2011

Safe (and gluten-free) Halloween Candy

Gluten–Free Halloween Candy and Treats

3 Musketeers fun size
3 Musketeers Mint with dark chocolate

Act II Popcorn Balls
Almond Joy fun size bars
Annie's Organic Bunny Fruit snacks
Applehead, Grapehead, Cherryhead

Baby Ruth original and fun size
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, including Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll–ups, and Mini Rolls
Butterfinger original and fun size
Big Blow bubblegum
Black Forest Gummy Tarantulas
Black Forest Gummy Fun Bugs Juicy Oozers

Caramel Apple Pops - made by Tootsie Roll
Charleston Chew original and fun size
Charms Blow Pops and Blow Pop Minis (may contain milk or soy)
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 (may contain milk or soy)
Charms Fluffy Stuff Spider Web cotton candy
Chewy Atomic Fireballs
Chewy Lemonheads and Friends
Comix Mix Candy Sticks – Tom and Jerry, Flintstones, Scooby Doo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Popeye
Cracker Jack caramel coated popcorn and peanuts

Dove pieces – Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate, Caramel Milk Chocolate
Dots Gumdrops – including Candy Corn Dots, Ghost Dots, and Bat Dots
Dubble Bubble bubblegum – may include milk or soy
Dum Dum Lollipops - including Shrek Pops (no peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat or gluten. Manufactured on dedicated equipment.)
Dum Dum Chewy Pops (no peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat or gluten. Manufactured on dedicated equipment)

Farley’s Kiddie Mix - Smarties, SweetTarts, Now and Later, Jaw Breakers, Super Bubble and Lolli-pops
Ferrara Pan Caramels (may contain milk or soy. Distributed in a facility where peanuts and tree nuts are used to make other products)
Ferrara Pan Lemonhead & Friends candy mix – including 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
Fun Dip
Fun Dip Sour

Heath milk chocolate English toffee bar and snack size (does contain almonds)
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 snack-size bars
Hot Tamales (dairy-free too)

Jelly Belly beans (dairy–free too)
Jolly Rancher hard candy and Doubles Candy
Jolly Rancher Hard Candy Stix, Lollipops and Fruit Chews
Jr. Mints fun size (may contain eggs)
Jujifruits (dairy-free too)
Just Born marshmallow treats

Kellogg’s Spongebob Squarepants fruit flavored snacks

LifeSavers Gummies including Big Ring Gummies, Sweet ‘n’ Sour, and Scary Assortment

M&M’s (original, peanut, peanut butter)
Mars M&M's – except pretzel M&M's
Mars Dove chocolate products
Mars Munch Nut bar
Mars Snickers, Snickers Dark bars, fun size and mini’s (may contain almonds)
Mallo Cup
Marvel Heroes Candy Sticks (Hulk, Spiderman, Wolverine)
Melster Peanut Butter Kisses
Milk Duds
Mike and Ike
Mini Mentos
Mini Sour Dudes Straws
Mounds dark chocolate fun size bars (made on equipment that processes almonds, in a facility that processes peanuts)
Mr. Goodbar  (does contain peanuts)

Necco’s Sky Bar 4 in 1 chocolate bar
Necco Wafers
Necco Mary Janes
Necco Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses (does contain peanuts)
Necco Canada Mint & Wintergreen Lozenges
Necco Haviland Thin Mints and Candy Stix
Necco Clark Bars
Necco Skybars
Necco Haviland Peppermint & Wintergreen Patties
Necco Candy Eggs
Necco Ultramints
Nestle Milk Chocolate fun size bars
Nestle Baby Ruth
Nestle Bit–O–Honey
Nestle Butterfinger - NOT Butterfinger Crisp or Butterfinger Stixx
Nestle Goobers (does contain peanuts)
Nestle Nips (both regular and sugar–free)
Nestle Oh Henry!
Nestle Raisinets (made on equipment that processes peanuts)
Nestle Sno–Caps
Nestle Wonka Pixy Stix
Nestle Wonka Laffy Taffy
Nestle Wonka Lik–M–Aid Fun Dip
Nestle Wonka Spree
Nik-L-Nip wax bottles with juice
Now and Later

Palmer Peanut Butter Cups (does contain peanuts)
Pay Day peanut caramel bar snack size
Peanut M&M’s
Pearson’s Bun candy –  maple and roasted peanuts
Pearson’s Mint Patties,
Pez candy – “Gluten Free”
Pop Rocks
Pixie Stix

Rain Blo Bubble Gum Eyes of Terror
Razzles candy gum
Red Hots
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

Skeleton Pops (lollipops)
Skittles includes Original, Sour, Wild Berry, Fizzl’d Fruits, and Crazy Core, including fun-size
Smarties - the small pastel–colored candies sold in rolls, not Nestle’s chocolate version (Contains NO: gluten, milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, or soy)
Snickers Fudge bar
Sour Patch
Starburst Fruit Chews and fun-size
Starburst Gummibursts and Sour Gummibursts – “Gluten Free”
Sugar Babies
Sugar Daddy Caramel Pops
Super Bubble bubble gum
Swedish Fish
Sweethearts conversation hearts Forbidden Fruits (candy packaging of The Twilight Saga, New Moon the movie)
Sweet’s Candy Corn Taffy

Tootsie Pops – original and mini
Tootsie Rolls Midgies and snack bars

Warheads – Extreme Sour hard candy and Sour QBZ chewy cubes
Wonka Bottlecaps
Wonka Chocolate Laffy Taffy
Wonka Giant Chewy Nerds Jelly Beans
Wonka Giant Pixy Stix
Wonka Gobstopper Everlasting
Wonka Gobstopper Chewy
Wonka Laffy Taffy Ropes
Wonka Mix–Ups
Wonka Monster Mix–Ups – SweetTarts Skulls and Bones, Spooky Nerds, Howlin’ Laffy Taffy
Wonka Nerds (carry a cross contamination warning on the Spooky Nerds orange and fruit punch flavors)
Wonka Pixy Stix
Wonka Runts
Wonka Runts Chewy
Wonka SweetTarts
Wonka Sweetarts (regular)
Wonka Sweetarts Chew
Wonka Sweetarts Giant Chewy
Wonka Sweetarts Mini Chew
Wonka Sweetarts Chewy Twists
Wonka Sweetarts Shockers
Wonka Tart N Tinys,
Wonka Tart N Tinys Chew
Wonka SweetTarts Boo Bag Mix (SweetTart Chews OK, but other packages had a cross–contamination warning!)

York Peppermint Patties Pumpkins
With all these selections, finding some good, gluten–free candy should be a snap. As always, be sure to read labels, as some ingredients can vary. 

Airheads Xtremes Rolls contains wheat flour
Rocky Road – contains barley malt and wheat flour
All Brach's candy should be considered NOT gluten–free
Kit Kat – contains wheat
Reese's Minis
Twizzlers – contains wheat
Whoppers –  contains barley malt and wheat flour
Milky Way –  contains barley malt
Twix –  contains wheat
Butterfinger Crisp or Butterfinger Stixx  –  contains wheat flour
Crunch –  contains barley malt, “made on equipment that also processes wheat.”
Hundred Grand Bar –  contains barley malt, “made on equipment that also processes wheat.”
Wonka Oompas and the Wonka Bar are NOT gluten–free.
RUSSELL STOVER'S – Products have been produced on shared equipment with peanuts, tree nuts, eggs and wheat.
Sweetarts Gummy Bugs –  contains wheat/gluten
Sweetarts Rope –  contains wheat/gluten
Wonka Bar

A more comprehensive list of unsafe candies for Halloween can be found at
Here is a partial list of major candy manufacturers and how to contact them:
Hershey's – 800–468–1714
Jelly Belly – 800–522–3267
Just Born – 888–645–3453
Mars Chocolate – 800–627–7852
Necco – 781–485–4800
Nestle USA – 800–225–2270
Pearson's – 800–328–6507
Tootsie Roll – 773–838–3400

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