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Gluten-Free Halloween Candy List

Enjoy a safe gluten-free Halloween this year, using the Canadian Celiac Associations Gluten-Free Halloween Candy List 2022. This list was created by the CCA on September 9, 2022. As always, please check the packages’ ingredient lists before consuming any candies.

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Halloween Candy List

Brach’s

Reference: https://www.brachs.com/products/halloween/naturally-flavored-candy-corn.html

Cadbury – recommendation to check product packaging for most updated ingredients

Reference: https://www.cadbury.co.uk/

Canada Candy Co.

Reference: https://candyfunhouse.ca/collections/gluten-free-candy/products/jumbo-sour-soothers-candy

Christie

Reference: https://www.loblaws.ca/gluten-free-cookies/p/21361964_EA

Enjoy Life (all products are certified GF)

Reference: https://enjoylifefoods.com/collections/chocolate

Hershey’s Canada – Strongly encourage reading all ingredient lists as products can change

Reference: https://www.hersheyland.com/products?additionalParams=%26×3%3DdietaryNeeds%26q3%3Dgluten-free

FritoLay (GF claim on website)

Reference: https://www.fritolay.com/dietary-needs/gluten-free/canadian-gluten-free-products-and-products-not-containing-gluten

Happy Bites

Reference: https://www.eatplayhappy.com/products/happy-bites-candy-corn-1-pound?

Jelly Belly

Reference: https://www.jellybelly.ca/faq-english

https://www.jellybelly.ca/candy-corn-16-oz-re-sealable-bag/p/9001_CANDY_CORN

Note: Website says they don’t use any wheat, rye, barley or oats in the basic recipe.

Jolly Rancher

Reference: https://www.loblaws.ca/misfits-original-gummies/p/21167000_EA

Kinder * not all products are gluten-free, so please read the label

Reference: https://www.kinder.com/ca/en/kinder-seasonal#carousel-tab-4

Laffy Taffy

Reference: https://candyfunhouse.ca/products/laffy-taffy-rope

Made Good

 

MARS Wrigley – no gluten free claims, but they state that they’ll include any gluten containing ingredients. The following contain no gluten containing ingredients:

Reference: https://can.mars.com/en/contact-us

https://candyfunhouse.ca/collections/gluten-free-candy/products/skittles-theater-packs

https://www.loblaws.ca/caramel-bowl-size-stand-up-pouch/p/21019159_EA

Maynard’s

Reference: https://candyfunhouse.ca/collections/gluten-free-candy/products/swedish-fish-maynards

Nestle * Always recommend checking the packaging for the most up-to-date information

Reference: https://www.corporate.nestle.ca/en/brands

Peeps

Reference: https://www.peepsbrand.com/product/spooky-cats/

Rockets

Reference: https://www.rocketscandy.ca/our-candy/

Note: Website includes gluten-free claim

Spangler Candy Co.

Reference: https://candyfunhouse.ca/collections/gluten-free-candy/products/dum-dums-pops-180-coun

SweeTARTS

Reference: https://www.sweetartscandy.com/products.html

Toblerone

Reference: https://mytoblerone.co.uk/pages/faq

 

Tootsie Roll Industries (all their confections are GF at this time)

Reference: https://www.tootsie.com/faqs

Welch’s

Reference: https://welchsfruitsnacks.ca/product-categories/fruit-snacks/

Reference: https://www.cadbury.co.uk/products

 

WARNING: Gluten-Containing Candy

The Following Halloween candies are not gluten-free, and therefore, not safe.

Note: These are only some common examples. Please check the packages’ ingredient lists before consuming any candies.

Reading ingredient lists and understanding food labels is essential, especially as we bring new candies into the home. Get additional help by visit our Food Labelling Page: Label Reading

 

Parent Tips for a Happier Halloween

Your child may be disappointed that they cannot eat all the candies they gather while trick or treating. Therefore, it is important to take some time to talk to your child and manage their expectations this Halloween. Below are some strategies and tips for a successful gluten-free Halloween:

  1. Chat Before Halloween. Take time to communicate to your child that they may not be able to keep all the candy they receive. This conversation will help manage their expectations at Halloween. During this time, please go through our gluten-free Halloween candy list with your child, and find their favourite allowed candies.
  2. Household or Neighbourhood Candy Trade. This strategy involves your children trading gluten-free candies for gluten-containing ones. This option is ideal for families with multiple children, some of whom have celiac disease (CD) and some who do not. For example, your daughter with CD could trade her Kit Kat bar (gluten-containing) to your son without CD in exchange for one of his gluten-free candies, such as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Does your child want to trade candy, but there are not any children in your household without celiac disease? No problem – expand the candy trade. See if any neighbourhood children would like to participate or perhaps some of your child’s school friends are interested.
  3. Donating gluten-containing candy to your local food bank is a wonderful opportunity to teach your child the importance of helping others. Remind your child that many Canadian children are not fortunate enough to go trick or treating, and their actions will bring joy to other children. Your child may feel inspired to donate some of their gluten-free candy as well for other children with CD who will not get to go trick or treating.
  4. Find Support in the CCA Facebook Group. Our group has over 16,000 members, each with unique and helpful insight into living a gluten-free life. Connect with your peers by asking questions or by commenting on other’s posts. Check out the Facebook group here. You can also reach out to the Canadian Celiac Association with additional questions or concerns.
  5. Keep Back-Ups. Before Halloween, take some time to bake some of your child’s favourite GF cookies, or get them something small to make up for some of their lost candy. Some ideas include a new pack of crayons, a book they would like, a world map, a skipping rope, or a new stuffed animal.

 

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