Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 14: Holiday Safe Candy List

This time of year brings out all sorts of specialty candies and limited edition flavors.  Don't forget to double check labels before indulging this holiday season.  Even if you ate it without a problem last year, it never hurts to make sure none of the ingredients have been changed.

Here is a link to a very detailed gluten free candy list at  If you don't have the time to go through an 8 page PDF I've listed candies our family usually reaches for this time of year.  If they are in Red they are known to be unsafe, if they are in Blue they are questionable.

Hershey's Kisses - Traditional Hershey's Kisses and Kisses with Almonds are gluten free.

Candy Canes - All candy canes should be gluten free.  Spangler brand have been confirmed gluten free by Every Day Gluten Free

Hard Cand - Washburn Old Fashioned Hard Candies and Filled Candies are both confirmed gluten free -

Cherry Cordials - The ONLY brand I have been able to confirm is gluten free is made by Queen Anne.  This is a link to the statement on their website -

Gum Drops - Walgreens brand gum drops are labeled gluten free.  Make sure to read the label.

Hershey's Hugs and Holiday flavors - There are quite a few lists that label these as safe.  There are even more comments on these lists from people with Celiacs who have had reactions to these candies.  Try at your own risk.

Licorice - I am not aware of any licorice rope candy that is gluten free.  All licorice rope products I have found - Including Twizzlers - list wheat in their ingredients.

Happy Holidays!
and don't forget to read your labels!


  1. Thanks for all of this helpful info!! I'm going to share with my mom right now as she is becoming gluten free as well :]

  2. Kalewithlove - Glad to be able to help!