Gluten Free Diet-Safe Halloween Treats- Before buying Halloween treats for kids with Celiac disease symptoms, see our gluten-free candy list for October 2011. Following a gluten-free diet couldn’t be easier, even if your family suffers from autoimmune disease or gluten allergy.
Gluten Intolerance Symptoms
People with Celiac disease or other gluten intolerance symptoms must follow a gluten-free diet. Gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, is a common ingredient in most baked goods, snacks, and other packaged foods. Symptoms of Celiac, an autoimmune disease, include stomach cramps, diarrhea, bloating, constipation, and vitamin B12 deficiency.
Gluten-Free Halloween Candies for October 2011:
Gluten Free Candy Corn
Look no farther than the Jelly Belly candy display for the tastiest candy corn! Jelly Belly makes delicious assorted jellybeans and other candy confections that are (mostly) gluten-free, dairy-free, gelatin-free, vegetarian, and OU Kosher. For a list of Jelly Belly products to avoid this year, see Avoid these NOT Gluten-Free Halloween Candies, below. Get their Halloween Fun Pack for $4.99.
Gluten Free for Chocolate Lovers
The following chocolate bars and chocolate confections are safe for people with gluten intolerance and wheat allergies:
- Baby Ruth bars
- Butterfinger Original only
- Hershey’s Kisses
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins
- Snickers bars
- York Peppermint Patties
- 3 Musketeers bars
Gummy Candies, Jelly Beans, and Chewy Candies- Nom, Nom!
These stick-to-your-teeth candies are soft, chewy, and sticky-sweet. Best of all, no gluten!
- Black Forest Gummies, including Gummy Werewolves and Gummy Vampires
- Mike and Ike
- Peeps Ghosts Marshmallow Candy
- Starburst Fruit Chews
- Tootsie Midgees
- Welch’s Fruit Snacks
Lollipops and Hard Candies
Which lollipops are okay for kids with Celiac disease? These hard Halloween candies are guaranteed to be free of gluten.
- Charms Flat Pops
- Spangler Dum-Dums and Saf-T-Pops
- Lifesavers individual flavors
Avoid these NOT Gluten-Free Halloween Candies:
Chocolate Bars to Pass on
- Nestle 100 Grand Bar
- Nestle Crunch Bar
- Original Milky Way Bar
- Butterfinger: Butterfinger Crisp Bar, Butterfinger Giant Bar, Butterfinger Snackerz, Butterfinger Medallions, Butterfinger Jingles, Butterfinger Hearts, and Butterfinger Pumpkins
- Mars Bar
- Hershey’s Miniatures
- Hershey’s Symphony Bar
- Hershey’s Nuggets
- Hershey’s Mounds
- Hershey’s Almond Joy
Don’t Chew on These
- Wonka Nerds (most flavors)
- Jelly Belly- assorted bridge mixes, chocolate malt balls, and licorice buttons and pastels contain gluten.
Don’t see your favorite candy maker listed here?
Don’t panic! Check this extensive gluten-free Halloween candy list for October 2011.