Gluten-Free Candy Guide

Updated October, 2021
This product list was compiled by Celiac Kids Connection at Boston Children’s Hospital. It is intended only as a general information resource and is based on information provided by manufacturers. Individual product ingredients, recipes and formulas are subject to change without notice. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the reader to read product labels and determine if the product is gluten free or not. Celiac Kids Connection at Boston Children’s Hospital and its members do not endorse the use of these products or services or warrant them to be gluten free in anyway.

Carb Counts
If your child has the dual diagnosis of celiac disease and type 1 diabetes you can learn about the carb counts in candy from JDRF. Their candy list can be found here.

We have taken the JDRF list and added our CKC logo next to the candy that also appears on our CKC gluten-free candy list. Please keep in mind that many of the candy manufacturers did not supply a list of GF candy because ingredients change. They suggest that you read the ingredient list. Therefore the individual candy from that manufacturer is not listed on the CKC candy list and also not noted with a CKC logo on the JDRF list.

Ce De Candy
  • From the Ce De "Our Candy" Page

    All Smarties® candy made by Smarties Candy Company is gluten‑free and safe for people with Celiac Disease.

    If the UPC number on the packaging begins with “0 11206”, you can be assured that the product is gluten‑free, manufactured in a facility that makes exclusively gluten‑free products and safe to eat for people with Celiac Disease.

Ferrara Candy Company


  • From emails dated 9/16/2021 & 10/13/2020

    Ferrara products contain only corn gluten. The following Ferrara products contain no wheat, rye, barley or oats. Here is a list of candies you can enjoy.

    • All Gummies (Black Forest, Ferrara, Sathers)
    • All Trolli Gummies EXCEPT Trolli Sour Brite Bites and Trolli Twisted Sour Brite Crawlers
    • All Jellies (Gum Drops, Orange Slices, etc)
    • Atomic Fireballs
    • Berry Chewy Lemonhead
    • Bob's Sweet Stripes
    • Boston Baked Beans (contains peanuts)
    • Brach’s Chocolates - Peanut Caramel Clusters, Stars, Chocolate Covered Raisins
    • Brach's Double Dipped Peanuts/Double Dippers (they are processed in a facility that processes wheat)
    • Brach’s Cinnamon Disks
    • Brach's Candy Corn - All Varieties
    • Brach's Cinnamon Imperials
    • Brach's Conversation Hearts
    • Brach's Halloween Mellowcremes - All Varieties
    • Brach's Jelly Bean Nougats
    • Brach's Lemon Drops
    • Brach's Wild 'N Fruity Gummi Worms
    • Butterfinger (Formerly a Nestle candy)
    • Butterfinger bites (Formerly a Nestle candy)
    • Candy Canes (Bob's, Brach's, Lemonhead & Friends, Red Hots)
    • Cherry Sours
    • Cherryhead
    • Chewy Lemonhead & Friends
    • Fruit Snacks (Ferrara, Black Forest, Trolli)
    • Goobers (Formerly a Nestle candy)
    • Grapehead
    • Gumballs
    • Jawbreakers / Jawbusters
    • Jelly Beans
    • Juju's
    • Jujy's
    • Lemonheads
    • Lemonheads & Friends Conversation Hearts
    • Now & Later
    • Raisinets (Formerly a Nestle candy)
    • Red Hot's
    • Sno-caps (Formerly a Nestle candy)
    • Tropical Chewy Lemonhead

The Hershey Company

800- 468-1714 (call or text)

  • From the Hershey's Gluten-Free Page

    • Almond Joy Coconut & Almond Chocolate Candy Bar 1.61oz
    • Almond Joy Coconut & Almond Chocolate King Size Candy Bar 3.22 oz
    • Almond Joy Coconut & Almond Chocolate Snack Size Candy Bar
    • Almond Joy Miniatures Coconut & Almond Chocolate Candy Bar
    • Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai and Blueberry Flavors
    • Brookside Dark Chocolate Goji and Raspberry Flavors
    • Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Flavor
    • Brookside Dark Chocolate Whole Almonds Dusted with Black Currant Candy
    • Brookside Whole Almonds in Dar Chocolate Candy
    • Brookside Whole Almonds in Milk Chocolate
    • Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Flavor
    • Brookside Dark Chocolate Whole Almonds Dusted with Raspberry Candy
    • Heath Bars – ALL
    • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Candy Bar
    • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar with Almonds
    • Hershey’s Special Dark Snack Bars
    • Hershey’s Hugs Candy
    • Hershey's Kisses Candy Cane Flavored Mint Candy
    • Hershey’s Kisses Cherry Cordial Candy
    • Hershey Kisses Fall Harvest Foils Milk Chocolate Candy
    • Hershey Kisses Grinch® Foils Milk Chocolate Candy
    • Hershey’s Kisses Holiday Carmel Candy
    • Hershey’s Kisses Holiday Milk Chocolate Candy
    • Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate Candy
    • Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate Filled with Caramel
    • Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolate Giant Candy
    • Hershey’s Kisses Mint Truffle Candy
    • Hershey’s Kisses Santa Hat Foils Milk Chocolate
    • Hershey’s Kisses Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolate
    • Hershey’s Nuggets Milk Chocolate Candy
    • Hershey’s Nuggets Milk Chocolate with Almonds Candy
    • Hershey’s Nuggets Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolate Candy
    • Hershey’s Nuggets Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolate Candy with Almonds
    • Hershey’s Nuggets Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate with Toffee & Almonds Candy
    • Hershey’s Nuggets Milk Chocolate with Toffee & Almonds Candy
    • Hershey Milk Duds – ALL
    • Mounds Bars - ALL
    • PAYDAY Candy – ALL (includes PayDay snack bites)
    • Reese’s Fast Break Bar
    • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – All Except Seasonal Shaped Items
    • Reese's Unwrapped Mini Minis
    • Reese’s Pieces Candy - All Except Reese’s Pieces Eggs
    • Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cups – All Except Seasonal Shaped Items
    • ROLO Creamy Caramels Wrapped in Rich Milk Chocolate Candies – All
    • SKOR Milk Chocolate Crisp Butter Toffee Candy Bar 1.4 oz
    • York Peppermint Pattie – All except York Zero Sugar Peppermint Pattie, York Minis, and York Easter Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patties

    JUST BORN, Inc.


    • From the FAQ Page

      We offer many gluten-free products under the MIKE AND IKE®, HOT TAMALES® , PEEPS®, GOLDENBERG’S® , PEANUT CHEWS®, TEENEE BEANEE® and JUST BORN® brands and we are in the process of updating package labels to include gluten-free statements where appropriate.  The modified food starch that we use in our candies is corn starch. However, because some of our products may be manufactured and/or packaged in a facility that may also handle non gluten-free products, we encourage consumers to read the labels carefully for the most up-to-date ingredient and allergen information.

      Mars Candy
      • From an e-mail dated 10/12/2021

        In areas where gluten may be present, we always provide a statement (i.e. May contain wheat, etc.). There are really strict controls in our factories surrounding gluten, as well as other allergens. We make sure that sufficient cleaning structures are in place to avoid any cross-contamination.

        At this time, the following is a list of U.S. Wrigley products that remain free of any wheat, oat, rye or barley gluten:

        • MUNCH®,
        • WRIGLEY'S SPEARMINT® gum
        • FREEDENT® gum
        • DOUBLEMINT® gum
        • EXTRA® gum
        • BIG RED® gum
        • ECLIPSE® gum
        • JUICY FRUIT® gum
        • WINTERFRESH® gum
        • ORBIT® gum
        • ORBIT® White gum
        • LIFESAVERS®
        • ALTOIDS®
        • SKITTLES®
        • STARBURST® products.

      Necco Candy

      • Please see the information listed for the Spangler Candy Company. Necco Candy is now part of the Spangler.


      • In 2018, Nestle sold their candy division to Ferrara. See our Ferrara listing for this information.

      Spangler Candy Company
      • From Spangler website

        These Spangler Candy products are free of the gluten associated with Celiac disease

        • Dum Dum
        • Saf-T-Pops
        • Necco Wafers
        • Candy Canes
        • Circus Peanuts

      Tootsie Roll Industries

      Tootsie Roll Industries

      • From the Tootsie FAQ Page

        At this time all of our confections are gluten-free. We do not use wheat, barley, rye, oats, triticale, spelt or any of their components and that includes our dusting on our conveyor belts. We do  use corn and soy products in the manufacturing of our products.

        • Andes
        • Candy Blox
        • Candy Carnival
        • Caramel Apple Pops
        • Cella Cherries
        • Charleston Chew
        • Charms
        • Child’s Play
        • Cry Baby
        • Dots
        • Dubble Bubble
        • Fluffy Stuff
        • Frooties
        • Fruit Chews
        • Fruit Chews Pops
        • Junior Mints
        • Nik-L-Nip
        • Razzles
        • Sugar Babies
        • Sugar Daddy
        • Tootsie Pops
        • Tootsie Roll
        • Tootsie Roll Mini Bites
        • Tootsie Roll Bunch Pop
        • Wack-O-Wax



        • Wrigley is a division of Mars. Please see the information listed from M&M Mars.

          16 Comments on “Gluten-Free Candy Guide”

            1. Michael – You are correct. Mars does provide a list of GF items nor does it mark its products as GF. Their advice is to read the ingredients list to determine if the product is GF

            1. We do not have that information. On the Cadbury website they have the following statement “All of our gluten absent products are individually labelled on the Products page”. That said, if you look at the product page for dairy milk you see a may contains wheat statement. I did not see any products that had a specific gluten-free claim. Sorry we do not have more information.

          1. The Great Value brand gummy worms say that they are gluten free, but does anyone know if they are processed in a facility that processes other products containing gluten? Asking because of celiacs disease.

            1. Questions like this are best directed to the company itself. I found this number for the Great Value hotline 877-505-2267. When you call, it is important to be specific about what you mean when you say “processed in a facility that also processes gluten”. Food can be produced in the same facility and be in different areas of very large facilities so far apart that there is absolutely no possibility of cross contact. Therefore, simply knowing there is gluten in the facility does not provide you sufficient information to evaluate if there is a risk of cross contact with a product.

            2. My daughter has celiac and eats these with no issues. We’ve found that Walmart is good about labeling and if their packaging says gluten free, she can eat it.

              1. It is good the hear that Walmart is good about labeling. That is so helpful.

                When you are 99.9% sure that a product is gluten-free and after consuming it there are no gluten related symptoms, it is a good double check that an item is safe. But using the “I ate it and did not get sick” test on its own is not enough assurance that a product is truly gluten-free.

          2. The only candy I eat are sour keys, are they gluten free? Well I love black licorice too, but sadly they have gluten in them.



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