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Gluten-Free Halloween Candy Quick List 2009

Posted on October 6th, 2009 by Alison Read 39 Comments - Add Your Own »

halloween-batsTHE LIST BELOW IS FROM 2009. PLEASE GO TO THE UPDATED LIST: Gluten-Free Halloween Candy Quick List 2010

This is a quick list of gluten-free Halloween candy (October 2009). Note: Please, as always, double check ingredients and also check with the child’s parents before giving them any candy or allowing them to eat anything! I will not be held liable for any accident occurring due to the use of this list. It is meant as a guide only.

For a more complete listing, along with allergy statements and other allergens, please read the Halloween Candy List – Gluten-Free Allergen-Free – 2009. For a Top-8 Allergen-Free list, read the Gluten-Free Allergen-Free Halloween Candy Quick List.


  • Airheads Bars regular and sour
    • “processed in a facility that processes wheat flour”
  • Airheads Pops
  • Whistle Pops


  • Chocolate shapes and chocolate lollipops


  • Big Hunk
    • “made in a facility that uses milk, egg, treenuts, wheat and peanuts”


  • Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks


  • Swedish Fish
  • Sour Patch Soft and Chewy Candy Kids


  • Smarties
  • Bubble Gum Smarties
  • Candy Money
  • Smarties in a Pouch
  • Tropical Smarties
  • X-TREME Sour Smarties
  • Smarties Parties
  • Smarties Double Lollies
  • Smarties Mega Lollies
  • Smarties Pops


  • Boo x2 Chocolate Ghosts
  • BinGo! Divvine Chocolate Bar
  • Benjamint Crunch Bar
  • Halloween Jelly Beans


  • Boom CHOCO Boom Dark Chocolate Bar
  • Boom CHOCO BoomCrispy Rice Bar
  • Boom CHOCO Boom Milk Bar


  • Super Bubble and Super Bubble Blast
  • Rain-Blo Pops
  • Atomic Fireball
  • Jawbreakers
    • manufactured in a facility that manufactures products containing traces of wheat
  • Trolli Gummi Bears
    • made in allergen-free facility but packaged on equipment that packages products containing traces of wheat
  • Trolli Sour Brite (Frite) Crawlers
    • made in allergen-free facility but packaged on equipment that packages products containing traces of wheat
  • Jujufruits
    • made in allergen-free facility but packaged on equipment that packages products containing traces of wheat
  • Smarties
  • Sweetarts
  • Now and Later regular
  • Now and Later Soft
  • Brach’s Candy Corn, Gummi Candy Corn, Caramel Candy Corn, Caramel Apple Candy Corn, Chocolate Caramel Candy Corn
    • packaged on equipment that also packages products containing wheat
  • Brach’s Mellowcreme Pumpkins
    • Packaged on equipment that also packages products containing traces of wheat
  • Jujyfruits and Friends (Heide candies)


  • Chewy Atomic Fireballs
  • Lemonhead
  • Red Hots
  • Chewy Lemonhead and Friends
  • Applehead, Grapehead, Cherryhead,
  • Jawbreakers


  • Milk Chocolate Bars
  • Milk Duds
  • Heath Minis
  • Kisses, Special Dark Kisses
  • Almond Joy
  • Mounds
  • Mr. Goodbar
  • Baby Ruth
  • Jolly Rancher Hard Candy
  • Jolly Rancher Hard Candy Sticks
  • Reese’s


  • Jelly Beans


  • Mike & Ike
  • Hot Tamales
  • Peeps Pumpkins and Ghosts


  • M & Ms Plain
  • M & Ms Peanut
  • Snickers
  • 3 Musketeers
  • Starburst
  • Skittles
  • Skittles Sour
  • Lifesavers Hard Candy
  • Lifesavers Pops
  • Lifesavers Gummies
  • Hubba Bubba Gum, Glop, Max, Pop


  • Butterfinger (not Butterfinger Crisp)
  • Raisinets
  • Bit-O-Honey
  • Baby Ruth


  • Lollipops
  • Cotton Candy
  • Hard Candies
  • Chocolate Meltdowns


  • Dum Dums
  • Chewy Pops
  • Saf-T-Pops
  • Circus Peanuts


  • Gummy Worms
  • Gummy Swirls
  • Gummy Bears
  • Fruity Bears
  • Jelly Beans
  • Sour Worms
  • Sour Berry Bears


  • Charleston Chew (including minis)
  • Charms Blow Pops
  • Charms Flat Pops
  • Dots, including Bat Dots, Candy Corn Dots and Ghost Dots
  • Tootsie Pops
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Tootsie Fruit Rolls
  • Junior Mints
  • Junior Mints Inside Outs
  • Junior Caramels
  • Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum
  • Sugar Babies
  • Sugar Babies Caramel Apple
  • Sugar Daddy


  • Fruit Snacks


  • Bottlecaps
  • Gobstopper Everlasting
  • Gobstopper Chewy
  • Runts
  • Runts Chewy
  • Fun Dip
  • Fun Dip Sour
  • Pixy Stix
  • Sweetarts (regular)
  • Sweetarts Chew
  • Sweetarts Giant Chewy
  • Sweetarts Mini Chew
  • Sweetarts Chewy Twists
  • Sweetarts Shockers
  • Tart N Tinys,
  • Tart N Tinys Chew
  • Nerds
  • Laffy Taffy
  • Laffy Taffy Stretchy and Tangy
  • Laffy Taffy Rope


  • Lollipops
  • Candy Drop
  • Gummy Bears
  • Gummy Worms



  • Airheads Xtremes Rolls
    • contains wheat flour


  • Rocky Road

    • Contains barley malt and wheat flour


  • Kit Kat
    • Contains wheat
  • Twizzlers
    • Contains wheat
  • Whoppers
    • Contains barley malt and wheat flour


  • Milky Way

    • Contains barley malt
  • Twix
    • Contains wheat


  • Butterfinger Crisp
    • Contains wheat flour
  • Crunch
    • Contains barley malt, “made on equipment that also processes wheat.”


  • Sweetarts Gummy Bugs
    • Contains wheat/gluten
  • Sweetarts Rope
    • Contains wheat/gluten

Looking for non-candy ideas for Halloween? Read How to have an allergy-free Halloween.

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  1. I just checked out your candy list and, the one
    Both lists claim that Smarties as being gluten free yet, they clearly state on the box that they contain wheat flour.
    I live in Canada and, would like to know if the ingredients may be different in the States and, if so, is there a gluten free list for Canada.
    THank You
    Wendy Turner

  2. Wendy,
    Smarties in the U.S. are definitely gluten-free. I don’t know about Canada. Perhaps there is a celiac organization there that posts a list?

  3. I noticed that Butterfinger Crisp is not listed on either of the above lists. Regular Butterfinger bars are free of gluten-containing ingredients; however, Butterfinger Crisp bars are NOT gluten free.

  4. Thank you for publishing your gluten-free candy list. This information will be greatly helpful for all my clients looking for gluten-free products during the holidays. Watch the calories for those who are trying to manage their weight.

  5. Beware, the King Size Butterfingers are NOT GF!
    Thank you for this wonderful list. It is awesome!

  6. Joyce,
    You’re right about Butterfinger Crisp! I will update the list to include this one.

    Are you sure about the King Size Butterfinger? From what I can see, the ingredients are the same.

  7. Back to Wendy’s question about Smarties in Canada:
    I have confirmed in Shelley Case’s book Gluten-Free Diet, A Comprehensive Resource Guide, that the Canadian product contains wheat flour!

  8. Aren’t Smarties in the US and Smarties in Canada two completely diffent kinds of candy? Aren’t canadian Smarties the chocolate m&m types? US Smarties are the tart sugar candies.

  9. how about almond M&M’s

  10. Wendy-

    I have a husband from Canada. We came to the realization that ‘Smarties’ here in the US are a TOTALLY DIFFERENT CANDY thatn ‘Smarties’ from Canada. Canadian ones involve chocolate- where US ones are just little pastel disce made of sugar.

  11. Thanks so much for the list! I really appreciate all the work you put into it!

  12. What about peanut butter M and M’s?

  13. Not sure about Brach’s candies as we’ve been told by the company that they cannot guarantee ANY of their products are GF due to cross-contamination; therefore they stated all their products are NOT GF.

  14. Brenda,
    There is no gluten in the ingredients. The statement on the package is: “packaged on equipment that also packages products containing milk, egg, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts and/or soy protein.” Use your judgment based on your own sensitivity.

  15. Melissa and Kristen,
    I checked the almond M&Ms and peanut butter M&Ms and there are no gluten ingredients and no statement about wheat.

  16. This list is awesome! This will help us so much with our daughter that has celiac!!Thanks!

  17. Thanks Alison for this awesome list… you just saved my gf son from getting a gluten filled Milky Way… i didnt have the actual package b/c it came from a treat bag so im so glad I found your list!
    This site is great… I will be returning!

  18. this is a good list, but you should make one with the things they cant eat so parents can just remove that specific candy from their pile.

  19. ccilopdog,
    Check the bottom of the list — it lists candies that do contain gluten.

  20. I have a concern with this list. According to the research that I have done both carmel coloring and dextrin/maltodextrin can have gluten in it. Have they called all the companies to find out if they are gluten free? I see a lot of products with carmel in them … carmel will equal carmel coloring.

  21. Thank you for the list, you made my Halloween great….knowing what was ok and not okay.

  22. Thank you for doing all this work and providing such a comprehensive list. According to the company who makes Butterfinger, they told me in a recent phone conversation that their standard bars are gluten free, but the small 5 ounce bars are not considered to be gluten free because of possible cross contamination. I am not sure what that means for the king sized ones so make a phone call if you are wondering… I just wanted to let you all know.

  23. I called the Butterfinger connection: 1-800-310-0412 and talked to an official Butterfinger representative. Here’s the scoop:

    The good news: Butterfinger candy bars are Gluten-free EXCEPT for the ones listed below.

    The bad news: The 5 ounce bar (Giant size) is processed on the same line as bars that contain gluten, so they may be cross contaminated. The same situation holds for the Butterfinger Pieces in Milk Chocolate (the little round balls). Both these items are not gluten-free. Butterfinger Crisps and Butterfinger Stixx (all sizes/types) are also NOT GF.

    This means that the King Size bar is Gluten-free as opposed to the the Giant size which is not.

    If you aren’t sure, check the package for information about allergens; Nestle’s policy on allergens states that wheat will be listed if it is in the product or if the product may be cross-contaminated.

  24. i have been GF for about four and a half yeras and am loving that i am able to eat these candies that i have had to give up thinking that they were GF I wish twizzlers would make a gluten free licorice

  25. Do you know if Our Compliments Jujubes are gluten free? Thankyou

  26. Howdy folks,
    the candy bar calle ‘ZERO’ is one of my favorites, and I am wondering if anyone knows if this candy bar is GF? Being recently diagnosed Celiac, I hate to give this candy bar up! I think it is made by Hershey
    Thanks for any help you can give!

  27. I just spoke with Nestle Butterfinger (called the number listed in another posting) and they confirmed that all Butterfingers EXCEPT the 5 ounce are gluten free. Nestle Semi-Sweet chocolate chips are also gluten free. She said if their products are listed as GF it also means there is no cross contamination. However, if the ingredients are ok, but they are not listing it as GF, then it means there was some cross contamination. She is mailing me a list of all their GF products/candies.
    Thanks for creating this list!

  28. Roland… just spoke with Hershey, Zero candy bars have wheat in them.
    The Hershey rep just confirmed the complete Hershey candy/chocolate list for me:
    ONLY Milk Chocolate Kisses
    Milk Chocolate Bar – 1.55 ounces (only one that’s been tested for cross contamination
    Milk Chocolate/Almongd – 1.45 ounces (same as chocolate bar)
    Chocolate Syrup
    Semi-sweet chips
    Unsweetened/Semi-sweet Baking bars
    Jolly Ranchers

  29. They also confirmed milk duds, reeses, almond joys, mounds, and mr. goodbar are all GF too.

  30. in regards to the caramel coloring according to shelly Case’s book caramel coloring is not an issue for celiacs in North America.

    Wow this list is so helpful. I have two girls and myself just diagnosed and we all love our candy! Thanks everyone!

  31. awesome information. My family is going to love it. with all three of us gluten free it is hard, but with this list it will make it a whole lot easier. Thanks and don’t forget to SMILE.

  32. Thanks Alison, your list is of great help.
    Do you happen to know if there is a list of glutten free food coloring???

  33. Thank you for this list! I just started my son on a wheat free diet to see if it will help his eczema. He is excited to see that it will not affect his halloween!!

  34. Andrea,
    Please look for the updated list coming in October 2010!

  35. I really miss Good and Plenties! Is there a G.F. licorice available?

    This list is a great resource. Thank you! Nana

  36. Nana,
    You could get the black Jelly Bellies! Not exactly licorice, but they are black licorice flavored. Also, Gimbal’s makes a black scottie dog candy that is gluten-free.

  37. Caution – Smarties in Canada are a completely different product than Smarties in the United states. Canada Smarties are the equivalent of M & Ms – smarties are a white rolled candy in the US

  38. Please! stay on topic.

  39. Most folks will have the same opinion with your post even though its missing a few examples.

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