Safe Gluten-Free Candy Brands and Other Gluten-Free Resources

Here are the Candy Brands That Are Safe for Your Gluten-Intolerant Child

Items in a candy store.
Items in a candy store. RD Whitcher/Getty Images

Wondering which treats are safe to give your gluten-intolerant child, and which have sneaky wheat ingredients lurking within? It's not only Halloween - Christmas, Easter, Valentine's and other candy-centered holidays when a parent must be vigilant of the candy their child might be ingesting.

This lists of gluten-free candy resources from around the Web -- some provided by manufacturers, some assembled informally by parents -- will give you a good place to start looking.

Since ingredients often change without notice, you'll still want to check the product's label yourself and contact the manufacturer directly if you have any doubt.

Gluten-Free Candy Resources for Parents

Gluten-Free Candy List: This comprehensive list details the latest U.S. gluten-free lists of candies, plus links to manufacturers' websites and is regularly updated. That said, as with any food intolerance resource, use this list only as a guide, since ingredients and formulas can change at any time. In some cases, a product made at one location might be listed as gluten-free, while the same product made at a different location might not be gluten-free.

Also, candy listed as gluten-free on the U.S. list may not be gluten-free in other countries. Always check the packaging and ingredients before consuming any candy, even if it does appear on this list.

  • GFCF Diet Support Group: This site has a list of links to gluten-, casein- and soy-free products ranging from candy to sorbets.
  • Gluten Away: This blog is very informative about gluten-free candy, but also offers teens and adults a place to compare notes and get support. Recipes are also included.
  • Necco: They state that the Necco candy products they feature on their G-F list do not contain gluten from wheat, rye, oats, or barley. To get to the list, click on "Which Necco products are Gluten Free?"
  • Trader Joe's: In addition to listing G-F candy, the company has lists for bakery items, beverages, cereal, and cookies.
  • See's Candies: As of January 2016, all of See's Candies are now gluten-free!
  • St. Claire's Organics: St. Claire's makes certified organic hard candies in an allergen-free facility that are wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, casein-free, soy-free, egg-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, corn-free, and fish and shellfish-free. It's also low-carb.

Remember: When making any gluten-free food dish, always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.

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