Candy Guide

Updated October, 2018
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.

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Ce De Candy
    • Original Smarties
    • Giant Smarties
    • Mega Smarties
    • Tropical Smarties
    • Giant Smarties Pop

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    • Almond Joy - All EXCEPT Almond Joy Pieces Candy
    • Brookside Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bar Cherry with Pomegranate Flavor and Other Natural Flavors
    • Brookside Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bar Cranberry with Blackberry Flavor and other Natural Flavors
    • Brookside Dark Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bar Blueberry with Acai Flavor and Other Natural Flavors
    • Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai and Blueberry Flavors
    • Brookside Dark Chocolate Chardonnay Grape and Peach Flavors
    • Brookside Dark Chocolate Goji and Raspberry Flavors
    • Brookside Dark Chocolate Merlot Grape and Black Currant Flavors
    • Brookside Dark Chocolate Mango and Mangosteen Flavors
    • Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Flavor
    • Brookside Milk Chocolate Covered Almonds
    • Dagoba Products – ALL
    • Heath Bars – ALL
    • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar (1.55 oz Only)
    • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar with Almonds (1.45 oz only)
    • Hershey’s Special Dark Snack Bars
    • Hershey’sHugs Candy
    • Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate Filled with Caramel
    • Hershey’sKisses Milk Chocolate Filled with Cherry Cordial Crème
    • Hershey’s Kisses Filled with Vanilla Crème
    • Hershey’s Kisses Dark Chocolate Filled with Mint Truffle
    • Hershey’s Kisses Pumpkin Spice Flavored Candies
    • Hershey’s Kisses Carrot Cake
    • Hershey’s Kisses Pineapple Coconut
    • Hershey’s Kisses Meltaway Milk Chocolates
    • Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate
    • Hershey’s Kisses Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolate
    • Hershey's Kisses - Candy Cane
    • Hershey's Kisses - Kiss Deluxe
    • Hershey's Kisses - Espresso
    • Hershey's Kisses Creamy Milk Chocolate
    • Hershey's Kisses Creamy Milk Chocolate with Almonds
    • Hershey's Giant Kiss (7 oz. only)
    • Hershey’s Nuggets Milk Chocolates
    • Hershey’s Nuggets Milk Chocolate with Almonds
    • Hershey’s Nuggets Special Dark Chocolate with Almonds
    • Hershey’s Nuggets Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate with Toffee and Almonds
    • Hershey's Nuggets Special Dark Chocolate
    • Milk Duds – ALL
    • Mounds Bars - ALL
    • PAYDAY Candy – ALL
    • Popwell – ALL
    • Reese’s Fast Break Bar
    • Reese’s Nutrageous Bar
    • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – All Except Seasonal Shaped Items
    • Reese's Unwrapped Mini Minis - Milk Chocolate and White
    • Reese’s Pieces Candy - All Except Reese’s Pieces Eggs
    • Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cups – All Except Seasonal Shaped Items
    • ROLO Caramels in Milk Chocolate Candies – all except ROLO minis
    • SKOR Toffee Bars - ALL
    • York Peppermint Pattie – All except York Pieces candy, Sugar Free Peppermint Pattie, York Minis, and York Shapes (5 oz.)



  • 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 8/31/2018

      It is the policy of MARS CHOCOLATE NORTH AMERICA to refer consumers to the product label for nutritional and ingredient questions.

      It is our position that published allergen and ingredient lists can be unreliable as product designs can change over time, rendering the list outdated

      Added by Celiac Kids Connections For reference the Mars brands you are most familiar with are M&M, Snickers, Dove, Milky Way, Skittles and 3 Musketeers. NOT all of these products will be gluten-free.

      Necco Candy
      • Necco Candy ended operations in early 2018. You can still find a few remaining Necco products on-line. No new candy is being produced. This is the list from October 2017.

        • NECCO Wafers
        • NECCO Chocolate Wafers
        • Candy Button
        • CANADA Mints
        • CANADA Wintergreen
        • Mary Jane
        • Banana Splits Chews
        • Mint Julep Chews
        • Haviland Thin Mints
        • Haviland WintergreenPatty
        • Skybar
        • Sweethearts (Valentine’s only)
        • Mary Jane Peanut Butter Kisses (Halloween only)



      • From an e-mail dated 9/18/2018

        Check the label as Nestle clearly lists all gluten on label.

        We don’t currently have a list of gluten-free candy. We consider “gluten free” to mean that no gluten ingredients are in the product, whether directly added or potentially present due to cross-contact. We consider “gluten containing” ingredients to be ingredients derived from wheat, oats, rye or barley. This includes malt, malt flavoring and malt vinegar which are generally derived from barley

        Added by Celiac Kids Connections – For reference the Nestle brands you are most familiar with are Baby Ruth, Butterfinger, Goobers, Nerds, Raisinets, Runts, Sno-caps, Sweet tarts and Wonka. NOT all of these products will be gluten-free.

      Spangler Candy Company
      • Spangler Candy products are gluten-free

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

      Tootsie Roll Industries

      Tootsie Roll Industries

      • At this time all of our confections are gluten-free. We do not sue 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

      Ferrara Candy Company


      • 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.

        • Atomic Fireballs
        • 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
        • Brach’s Chocolates - Peanut Caramel Clusters, Stars, Chocolate Covered Raisins, Double Dipped Peanuts, Peanut Clusters (they are processed in a facility that processes wheat)
        • Brach’s Cinnamon Disks
        • Brach's Cinnamon Imperials (They are processed in a facility that processes wheat)
        • Brach's Conversation Hearts
        • Brach's Jelly Bean Nougats (they are processed in a facility that processes wheat)
        • Brach's Lemon Drops (Kosher)
        • Brach's Halloween Mellowcremes - All Varieties (They are processed in a facility that processes wheat)
        • Candy Canes (Bob's, Brach's, Lemonhead & Friends, Red Hots)
        • Allergen-Free Cherry Sours
        • Fruit Snacks (Ferrara, Black Forest, Trolli)
        • Gumballs
        • Jawbreakers / Jawbusters
        • Jelly Beans
        • Juju's
        • Jujy's
        • Lemonheads
        • Lemonheads & Friends Conversation Hearts
        • Tropical Chewy Lemonhead
        • Chewy Lemonhead & Friends
        • Berry Chewy Lemonhead
        • Cherryhead
        • Grapehead
        • Now & Later
        • Red Hot's



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

        Added by Celiac Kids Connection – For reference the Wrigley candies you are most familiar with are Skittles and Starbursts. NOT all of these products will be gluten-free.

        4 Comments on “Candy Guide”

        1. Alert: Almond Joy Pieces (Hershey list) as itemized suggest that they are gluten free. Rather, Hershey may intend them to be the EXCEPTION to Almond Joys listed just above. It’s unclear.

        2. This is very confusing. You start with Almond Joy ALL EXCEPT and then follows a long list of candies. So do all those contain gluten? “All except” what? Please respond if possible.

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