Gluten Free Halloween Candy List For Canada (2018)

Published on: 10/19/2018

Ok, so we know that we should never rely on lists on the internet when it comes to gluten free….right?  YES, you should NOT rely on internet lists for gluten free halloween candy!  ALWAYS rely on your label reading skills as taught by your Dietitian or from the free glutenfree 101 series from the Canadian Celiac Association.

In fact, the list of gluten free candy below was determined by me going into the grocery store and reading the ingredient lists.  If you are not confident in reading ingredients lists for gluten, you may want to download my cheat sheet below.

So now that we have gotten that little tid bit of information out of the way, I get this request from clients ALL THE TIME, year after year, for a list of safe, gluten free candies.  So while I encourage all of my clients to read labels appropriately as this is the most safe option, I have compiled a short list of traditional halloween candies that are gluten free as well as some gluten free newcomers!

Also, please note, that I am only speaking to the gluten free status of the products listed below, not the ‘healthiness’ of them.

Gluten Free Halloween Candy 

  1.  Reese Peanut butter cups (note that this product contains peanuts. If you are still experiencing symptoms or having issues with elevated antibodies, you may want to consider erring on the side of caution and avoiding these).
  2. Hawkins Cheezies
  3. Halloween mini eggs
  4. Oh Henry(note that this product contains peanuts. If you are still experiencing symptoms or having issues with elevated antibodies, you may want to consider erring on the side of caution and avoiding these).
  5. Aero
  6. Rockets candy
  7. Hershey’s creamy milk chocolate
  8. Old Dutch popcorn twists
  9. Old Dutch humpty dumpty cheese sticks
  10. Old Dutch regular potato chips
  11. Nerds
  12. Sweet tarts
  13. Laffy Taffy
  14. Runts
  15. Kinder minis
  16.  M&M peanut (note that this product contains peanuts. If you are still experiencing symptoms or having issues with elevated antibodies, you may want to consider erring on the side of caution and avoiding these).
  17. M&M milk chocolate
  18. Skittles original
  19. Skittles sour
  20. Starburst
  21. Snickers (note that this product contains peanuts. If you are still experiencing symptoms or having issues with elevated antibodies, you may want to consider erring on the side of caution and avoiding these).
  22. Maynards sour patch kids
  23. Maynards swedish berries
  24. Maynards swedish fish
  25. Maynards fuzzy peach
  26. Caramilk

Certified Gluten Free Halloween Candy and Halloween Candy with a “Gluten Free” Claim.

  1. Enjoy Life Halloween Candy
  2. Made Good Halloween Granola Minis
  3. Tootsie Rolls
  4. Sesame snaps
  5. Dare real fruit gummies
  6. Jelly Belly kids mix
  7. Wholesome surf sweets spooky shapes
  8. Wholesome lollipops
  9. Mini Doritos nacho cheese halloween treat bags
  10. Lays classic potato chips halloween treat bags

7 Comments

  1. Stephanie

    DOTS also have a gf symbol on the new packs. Found them in a mixed bag with tootsies. Gf stamp and peanuts free. 🙂

    Reply
    • selena

      Great, thanks for sharing!

      Reply
  2. reba

    maynards canada says their candies aren’t gluten free. “If wheat, rye, oats, or barley are added to the product, we will list for it. However, you should know that we do not guarantee that our products are gluten-free because we do not test our finished products for the absence of gluten. This is mainly because some of our ingredient suppliers do not list for gluten other than what is required by law (wheat). “

    Reply
    • selena

      Hi Reba,

      This is a typical and very general customer service rep response and a general response for legality reasons. We wouldn’t rely on this response to determine safety of a food. In Canada, gluten will always be identified on the label. As always, we should always rely on the ingredient list to determine safety of a food. The maynards candies listed were determined gluten free by reading ingredient lists for gluten (barley, wheat, rye, triticale and oats as defined in Canada). Always read ingredient lists whenever purchasing a product and rely on the ingredient list (and/or contains statement) to determine safety.

      Reply
  3. Vlad

    Incredibly interesting and useful for me. thanks

    Reply
  4. Haley Maharaj

    Thanks for this post. Most people don’t realize that Canadian products may not be the same as the American product. My son is severely allergic to wheat and is asking me if he can eat his Halloween candy. I usually throw half of it out because I’m not sure and don’t want to chance having to go to the hospital with him. I wish that Food Allergy Canada had this type of resource.

    Reply
    • selena

      I’m so happy you have this resource helpful Haley!

      Reply

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