Gluten Free Easter Candy List

Gluten Free Easter Candy List

It’s that time of year again for another gluten free candy list… this time for Easter! Before you go ahead and fill up your kiddo’s Easter basket, be sure to know which candies are gluten free.

I contacted countless companies regarding gluten free Easter candy, and there appeared to be a theme… no one would provide me with a set list because “seasonal candy tends to change” and every company told me they clearly label gluten containing ingredients on their packages. With that being said, I only included candy where I spoke to a representative and they were able to tell me “yes it’s gluten free”. As always, I recommend reading labels and if you’re unsure call the manufacturer to be safe!

The following candy is considered gluten-free to less than 20 parts per million, according to the manufacturers, which makes them “gluten-free”.

Cadbury: 

In the U.S., Cadbury and Cadbury Easter products are made by Hershey, which does not consider them to be gluten free due to potential risk of cross-contamination.

However, Cadbury Creme Eggs contain no gluten ingredients, and their label states that they are manufactured in a plant that also processes tree nuts and peanuts, but not wheat. I recommend using caution when considering these.

Dove Chocolate:

Dove Chocolate Eggs (including milk chocolate, milk chocolate almond, peanut butter, and dark chocolate varieties)

Dove Fairy Bunny hollow milk chocolate

Dove Solid Chocolate Bunnies, milk chocolate

Dove Solid Chocolate Bunnies, dark chocolate

Dove Truffle Eggs

*Always check the label, as Mars Inc. will mention if major allergens are present in their products or if it “may contain” (chance of cross-contamination).

Hershey’s:

Plain milk chocolate regular-sized in Easter-themed foil wrappers

 

Jelly Belly:

All jelly beans and Jelly Belly Easter/Spring themed packages are gluten free. According to the company “All flavors of Jelly Belly beans are free of gluten. We do not use any wheat, rye, barley, or oats in the basic recipe for Jelly Belly jelly beans. The modified food starch listed on the package is cornstarch.” 

M&M:

Milk Chocolate Solid Bunnies

M&Ms in Easter colors

Milk Chocolate egg shaped M&Ms

*Milk Chocolate speckled eggs contains wheat.

*Always check the label, as Mars Inc. will mention if major allergens are present in their products or if it “may contain” (chance of cross-contamination).

Palmer Holiday Candy:

According to their website “Our products that do NOT contain “cookies” or “crisp rice” are gluten-free. However, ALL of our products are manufactured on machinery that also manufactures products WITH gluten. *As with these and ALL allergen issues, it is important to read the ingredients statement on each of our products. Product packaging is constantly being updated to comply with all food nutritional and ingredients labeling regulations. Of course, we have procedures in place for our production lines to prevent any cross-contamination of our products.”

*So proceed with caution. 

Peeps: 

All are gluten free, except some speciality items such as  “Rainbow Pops” may contain wheat (according to package).

Check the label to make sure it states “gluten-free” below the list of ingredients. Just Born (the parent company) states: “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.”

Starburst:

All Easter-themed Starburst candy, including jelly beans and special Easter candy packages.

Tootsie Roll: 

Easter-themed Tootsie Roll candy, including Dubble Bubble Easter egg-shaped bubble gum, Tootsie Pops, Charms Blow Pops and Charms Candy Carnival products

According to the company: “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.”

If you want to know about gluten free candy in general, not just Easter-themed, be sure to check out my Candy List.

  • This list is for the US. If you’re in another country, please contact the manufacturer first.
  • This list was made 3/17
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5 comments

  1. Lauryn Anne says:

    However note that some of the packages, especially Russell Stover, use genetically engineered ingredients. I am also very allergic to GMO products. I think some of the Cadbury also have this statement on the package. Hershey committed a few years back to non-GMO chocolate.

  2. Kristy from Southern In Law says:

    This is such a great list!

    Cadbury is a confusing one here as all of their chocolate blocks are not gluten free – but a huge part of their easter range is gluten free. Then we have gluten free Oreo creme eggs (made in Canada) which are so confusing as they’re the only kind of Oreo treat that’s GF (the cookie pieces are made with rice flour).

    Just goes to show you’ve got to read everything!!

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