The 2012 Halloween Gluten Free Candy List is finally here!
As always, it is important to check the bags/packaging and make sure ingredients have not changed since I did my research. You can go online to the specific manufacturers to look up their gluten free lists or call the 800 number on the candy package and speak to a company representative to find out about the products. **Please note that some small Halloween size versions contain gluten when their large “normal” size versions do not. READ ALL LABELS before purchasing.
Also, please note that some candy is has the same name in different countries. This list was based on US candy manufacturers. Some savvy readers have noted that Smarties are different in the US and Canada. In the US, smarties are GF and in Canada (the chocolate Smarties) are not GF. I have noted this below.
This list is already long and not totally comprehensive. I am sure there are plenty more sugary treats that could be added to the list. If you know of additional items or you see a mistake, please let me know in the comment section below so I can update the list as needed. Also, please add the smaller independent companies that you know about so we can send them some business too!
If you are a blogger, please feel free to share a link to this list and just give appropriate credit (from Jen Cafferty at www.gfreelife.com).
Happy Candy Eating! You might want to make an appointment at the dentist now when you see how much candy is available to you.
The last note: Some of this candy is made in a dedicated gluten free facility and some is not. Please read the packaging to determine which candy is the most appropriate for your family. Example: Brach’s Candy Corns – these are not made with gluten-containing ingredients, however, they are made in a facility that processes wheat. You will need to decide what level of precautions your family takes when it comes to gluten. Some of you will eat candy as long as it isn’t made with wheat, barley or rye. Others need a dedicated facility.