Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2014 Gluten Free Halloween Candy Guide

Dear Diary,

So Halloween is this Friday and I don't know about you...but I love Halloween. It's the one night that it doesn't matter what you look like or talk like or walk like, everyone is a freak! So many different and cute and clever Halloween costumes people come out with. Bobby and I have gone to a Halloween party for years now. Last year was my favorite costume. Can you tell who I was?

This is actually the first year in years we aren't going to one. I was a little disappointed we didn't have one to go too (I was going to be Maddie from the Sia Chandelier video if we went) but that's ok. It saved me money so I can spend it on candy now. Speaking of candy, did you know that there is a lot of gluten found in certain candy! I was so upset when I realized that last year. But with this being my second Halloween as gluten free, I am much more of a pro, so with that I thought I would share with you the list of all the candies you CAN eat this Halloween.

Almond Joy and Mounds Bars – All except Joy Pieces Candy
Heath Bars - All
Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate
Hershey’s Kisses Filled Chocolates - ALL
Hershey’s Nuggets Candies - ALL
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar (1.55oz only)
Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds Bar (1.45oz only)
Hershey’s Air Delight Aerated Milk Chocolate Bar
Hershey’s Milk Duds - All
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – All (Except Seasonal Shaped Items)
York Peppermint Pattie – All
PayDay Candy – All
REESE’S Pieces Candy – All except REESE’S Pieces Eggs
ROLO Caramels in Milk Chocolate Candies – All except ROLO Minis
Scharffen Berger – All except Scharffen Berger Cocoa Powder
SKOR Toffee Bars – All

Just Born-
Mike and Ike Berry Blast
Mike and Ike Italian Ice
Mike and Ike Jolly Joes
Mike and Ike Assorted Fruits
Mike and Ike Lemonade Blends
Mike and Ike Original Fruits
Mike and Ike Redrageous
Goldenberg’s Vintage Peanut Chews
Mike and Ike Tangy Twister
Mike and Ike Tropical Typhoon
Mike and Ike Zours
Mike and Ike Jelly Beans
Mike and Ike Hot Tamales
Mike and Ike Mummy Mix and Vampire Variety Treats
Mike and Ike Mummy Mix Tube
Mike and Ike Tropical Heat
Mike and Ike Vampire Variety
Mike and Ike Strawberry Reunion
Chocolate Crème PEEPS Minis
Strawberry Crème PEEPS Minis
Sour Watermelon PEEPS Minis
PEEPS Sweet Lemonade
Flavored Marshmallow Chicks
PEEPS Chocolate Mousse Flavored Cats
Just Born Jelly Beans
PEEPS Sugar Free Marshmallow Pumpkins
PEEPS Marshmallow Ghosts
Vanilla Crème PEEPS

Baby Ruth
Butterfinger Bar (original flavor only, NOT giant bar, Crisp, Stixx,Snakerz, Medallions, Jingles, Hearts or Pumpkins)
Milk Chocolate
Nips (including both regular and sugar-free)
Oh Henry!
Raisinets (including Cherry, Cranberry and Dark Chocolate flavors)
Wonka Pixy Stix
Laffy Taffy (including Laffy Taffy Rope and Fruitarts Chews)
Wonka Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip

Gummy candy - Alphabet Letters
Gummy candy - Gold-Bears (Not Juicy variety)
Gummy candy - Happy Cola
Gummy candy - Twin Cherries
Gummy candy - Peaches
Gummy candy - Raspberries
Gummy candy - Frogs
Gummy candy - Rattle Snakes

Snyder's of Hanover-
Gluten-Free Mini Pretzels
Gluten-Free Pretzel Sticks
Gluten-Free Pretzel Sticks – Hot Buffalo Wing
Gluten-Free Pretzel Sticks – Honey Mustard & Onion

Tootsie Roll-
Tootsie Rolls
Fruit Rolls
Tropical Dots
Junior Mints
Charleston Chew
Junior Caramels
Tootsie Pops
Tootsie Peppermint Pops
Caramel Apple Pops
Fruit Smoothie Pops
Tropical Stormz Pops
Cella’s Milk Chocolate Covered Cherries
Cella’s Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries
Charms Blow Pops
Charms Super Blow Pops
Charms Pops
Charms Caramel Apple Pops
Zip-A-Dee-Mini Pops
Fluffy Stuff Cotton Candy
Sugar Daddy
Sugar Daddy Pops
Sugar Mama Caramels
Charms Squares
Charms Sour Balls
Charms Candy Carnival
Child’s Play
Pops Galore
Sugar Babies
Candy Blox
Cry Baby
Dubble Bubble
Nik L Nip
Wack O Wax

NECCO® Wafers
NECCO® Chocolate Wafers
Candy House Candy Buttons®
Banana Splits® Chews
Sweethearts® (Valentine’s only)
Mint Julep Chews
Haviland® Thin Mints, Wintergreen Patty, Nonpareils and Chocolate
NECCO® Conversation Hearts (Valentine’s only)
Mary Jane® Peanut Butter Kisses (Halloween only)
Mary Jane

Fruit Snacks – All varieties
PB&J Snacks – All varieties

Annie's Home Grown-
Fruit Snacks and Organic Fruit Bites - All Varieties
Gluten Free Bunny Crackers - Gingersnap, SnickerDoodle and Vanilla & Cocoa Flavors
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Gluten Free Oatmeal Granola Bars

“While some Wrigley products may contain gluten, the majority of our products are gluten-free. In general, we avoid using ingredients that contain gluten where they serve no functional purpose or can be replaced by gluten-free alternatives; however, ingredients and formulas may vary between regions. When the use of ingredients containing gluten is critical to the product taste experience, we follow all labeling requirements to allow our consumers to make an informed choice. We always advise consumers who are concerned about food sensitivities to read the label and check with their doctor if they have questions.”

Gimbal's Fine Candies-
According to their website:
“Gimbal’s candies are peanut-free, tree nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and egg free. These ingredients are responsible for countless allergic reactions across the nation. Many Gimbal’s consumers have personally thanked us for making our candies available to them. We are happy to create delicious treats that can be enjoyed by so many people, including those living with food allergies.”

According to their website:
"All Smarties products are gluten-free and safe to eat for people with Celiac Disease. Furthermore, Smarties products are manufactured in a facilities that produce exclusively gluten free candies. Smarties Gummies ingredients are gluten free, but because they are made in a facility that processes other ingredients, they may contain traces of peanut, milk, wheat and soy and are not recommended for those with Celiac Disease."

Jelly Belly-
According to their website:
"Jelly Belly beans are gluten free, peanut free, dairy free, fat free, and vegetarian friendly. All Jelly Belly jelly beans and most of our Confections are certified OU Kosher by the Orthodox Union."

Surf Sweets-
Gummies, Sour Gummies, Fruit Rings and Jelly Beans
According to their website:
"Our products are both manufactured without wheat and made in a facility that is free of wheat, making them suitable for people with
celaic disease or following a gluten free diet." 

According to their website:
"We will always declare the presence of any of the top allergens (peanut, tree nuts, milk, egg, soy, wheat, fish and crustacean shellfish) whenever they are part of the recipe regardless of the source (e.g)., flavors, spices, colors, other minor ingredients, etc.). The label is the best source in determining what is in the product. The ingredient listing and allergen statement provide information on ingredients that may be of concern to you." 

Enjoy Life Foods-
Soft-bakes cookies, crunchy cookies, cereals, chewy bars, decadent bars, seed & fruit mixes, baking chocolate, chocolate bars. 
According to their website:
"Our tasty products are free-from the "top eight" allergens: wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish. Products are also made with casein, potato, sesame and sulfides." 

Have a safe and wonderful Halloween this year!!!! 

Please also read the labels of what you eat. Ingredients change very often so I would hate for you to eat something you can't.  ALWAYS read the warning label!!!
Love, Me