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Gluten-Free Trick or Treating - 2004

compiled by Melonie Katz


Disclaimer: This list is for reference only and the user should contact manufacturers directly. It is a guideline and the user accepts full responsibility for use of it. At the time of it’s posting, it is believed to be accurate with current gluten-free information. As a gluten-free consumer, you are responsible for making your own food selections. I am not a medical expert, I’m a mom of a Celiac pre-schooler who is always on a quest for gluten-free knowledge.

Notes: Please beware of candy that is not in it’s "normal shape." Often times, that means the ingredients are different, and could very well contain gluten. Bags of mixed treats that do have gluten containing treats that touch each other should be discarded due to cross-contamination. If there is a treat that may not be listed on here, do not be alarmed… just check with the manufacturer. I couldn’t get them all on here and I’m sure there are some I have forgotten.

Thanks: I would like to thank all of the people who have shared information to make this list possible… including several ROCK leaders (Sue of NJ ROCK, Carrie of Reno ROCK, and Melissa of TampaBay ROCK) who consistently share their information with me and our ROCK Northern Virginia chapter. I’d also like to thank Lindsay Amadeo of Iowa (who maintains a wonderful GF commercial product listing which includes many tricks and treats), SillyYaks Yahoo!groups members including Judy Kramer, and members of the St. John’s Celiac List Serv. Thanks to EVERYONE who responded in my quest for updating my list from last year.

~ Have a Spook-Tacular Halloween!

Melonie Katz


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After Eight Dinner Mints

Airheads (January 2004)

Allan Brand Candy Canes

Almond Joy by Hershey’s

Altoids - gluten will be listed on label as wheat, rye, barley, or oats (Kraft product)

Ande’s Mints (September 2003)

ANDI Bars (Gluten Free and Casein Free) available through

Astro Pops

Baby Ruth by Nestle (February 2004)

Bazooka Gum (August 2004)

Beechnut: Peppermint, Spearmint, Cinnamon flavors (September 2003)

Big League Chew Gum (Original, Grape, Strawberry)

Bit O Honey (February 2004)

Bottle caps

Break Bar by Glutino (looks/tastes like a Kit Kat, but it IS gluten-free, whereas KitKats are not) available at

Breath savers Mints (Sugar Free, Iced Mint, Mint Cinnamon, Peppermint, Spearmint, Vanilla Mint, WinterGreen)

Bubbilicious Gum (April 2003)

Bubble Yum Gum

Butterfinger (February 2004)

Butterfinger BBs (February 2004)

Butterfinger Poppables

Butterfinger: Pumpkins (September 2003)

Cadbury Candy Bars (Fundraising Bar, Bunnies, Caramilk, Caramilk Roll, Crunchie, Dairy Milk, Easter Egg Creams, Easter Parade, Fruit & Nut, Golden Caramel, Hazelnut, Mini Eggs, Roast Almond, Rum & Butter)

Candy Corn by Goelitz (October 2003) is also VEGETARIAN. Verified: 10/22/03

Carefree Gum (September 2003)

Carmel-a-lot by Cambridge (September 2003)

Certs Mints

Charleston Chews by Cambridge (September 2003)

Charms: Fluffy Stuff Cotton Candy September -2003)

Charms: Squares, Pops, Blow Pops, Super Blow Pops Zip A Doo Da, Family Fun, Super Sour Balls, Pops Galore (October 2003)

Chicklets - regular and tiny size (January 2004)

Chunky by Nestle (February 2004)

Clark Bars (September 2003)

Clorets Gum

Clorets Mints

Crowe’s by Tootsie (March 2004)

Dentyne Gum all September 2003

Dots by Tootsie - Regular, Tropical, or Wild Berry are GF (March 2004)

Double Bubble Gum (October 2003)

Dove (September 2003)

Eclipse Gum by Wrigley’s (is also vegetarian) (August 2003)

EnjoyLifeFoods BIG Cookies – GF and available through

EnviroKidz Cereal Bars (marked gluten-free) (September 2004)

Extra Gum by Wrigley’s (is also vegetarian) (August 2003)

Farley: Candy Corn, Harvest Mix, Jellybird Eggs, Holiday Creams (Christmas Easter) (September 2003)

Farley: Yogurt Raisins, Banana Chips, Pineapple Wedges, Fruit Snacks (September 2003)

Farley candies: Fruit Flavored Jells & JuJu & Bears, Giant Jellies, Gummy Bears, Jelly Bird Eggs, Jelly Rings, JuJu Coins, Jumbo Jelly Beans, Orange & Lemon Slices, Speckled Bird Eggs, Tiny Jelly Eggs

Ferrara Pan: all, including Red Hots, Lemonheads, Jaw Busters, Boston Baked Beans, Atomic Fireballs, Black Forest Gummies, Grape Heads, Jellybeans (March 2003)

Freedent: peppermint, spearmint, winter fresh (September 2003)

Fresh Fruit, Of course!!!!

Fruit Stripe gum - all (September 2003)

Fun Dip

General Mills general statement: read label. Wheat, rye, barley, oats will be listed

Glenny’s Potato Crisps and Soy Crisps (assorted flavors are gluten free and can be found at


Goobers by Nestle (February 2004)

Heide products: all products made gluten-free in GF plant

Hershey’s Almond Kisses

Hershey’s Bites

Hershey’s Plain Chocolate Bars

Hershey’s Plain Kisses

Hershey’s Kisses with Almonds

Hershey’s Giant Kiss

Hershey’s Swoops: check label. Gluten will be listed as wheat, rye, barley or oats

Hershey's general statement: check label. Gluten will be listed as wheat, rye, barley or oats

Honey Acres candies: Honey Gummies (are also vegetarian), and Honey Mints (are also vegetarian) (September 2003)

Hot Tamales (February 2004)

Ice Breakers Gum

Jelly Belly (except buttered toast flavor)

Jolly Rancher Lollipops

Jolly Ranchers (Hershey's product. Check label. Gluten will be listed as wheat, rye, barley or oats)

Junior Mint by Cambridge (September 2003)

Junior Mint Chews by Cambridge (September 2003)

Just Born: Valentines Day Mike and Ike, Valentine’s Day Peep Hearts, Easter Peeps, Eggs, Bunnies, Easter Mike and Ike, Jelly Beans, Halloween Pumpkins, Ghosts, Cats, Christmas Trees, Snowmen, Teenie Beanie Holiday Mix (February 2004)

Kettle Valley brand Fruit Leather (apple, Tropical Blend, Watermelon, Strawberry, Raspberry, WildBerry) available at

Kraft Caramels (September 2003)

Kraft will list major allergens

Laffy Taffy by Willy Wonka (October 2003)

Lifesavers general statement: gluten will be listed on label as wheat, rye, barley or oats (Kraft product)

Lifesavers Gummies

M&M’s – Plain (January 2004)

Manischewitz: Milk and Dark Chocolate Coins (January 2003)

Mars Bar

Marvel Candy Sticks (marked as gluten-free) and found at some Wal-Mart stores

Mega WarHeads (June 2003)

Mike and Ike (February 2004)

Milky Way Midnight (January 2004); note: other Milky Ways are NOT gluten-free


Nabisco general statement: read label. Wheat, rye, barley, oats will be listed

Necco Brands (Canada Mints, Candy Stix, Haviland Peppermint Patties/Thin Mints, Mary Janes, Mary Janes Peanut Butter Kisses, Wafers, Talking Pumpkins, Wintergreen Lozenges, Conversation Hearts (September 2003)

Nerds by Willy Wonka (October 2003)

Nestle general statement: gluten will be listed as wheat, rye, barley oats (February 2004)

Newman's Own: all sweet dark chocolate products, choc bar, butter toffee crunch (January 2004)

Oh Henry by Nestle (February 2004)

Orbit Gum by Wrigley’s (is also vegetarian) (August 2003)


Pearson Nips (by Nestle February 2004)

Pez (June 2004)

Pixie Sticks

Pretzel Packs made by Ener-G Foods or Glutino (specially marked gluten free) and are available at

Raisnettes by Nestle (February 2004)

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups


Running Rabbit Licorice (confirm GF status) (Ingredients: corn syrup, turbinado sugar, cornstarch, dextrose, licorice root extract, tapioca dextrin, anise oil, salt, separating agents (mineral oil & bees wax). 5oz box (approx. 35 pieces) Free of: Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Egg, Soy, Rice, Potato, Yeast, Sesame and is available at


Russell Stover: check label. Gluten will be listed as wheat, rye, barley or oats

Russell Stover: PB Ghost, Buzzard Nest, Marshmallow Pumpkins (September 2003)

Sees ( Almond Royal, Toffee-ettes, Asst Sugar Sticks, Sugar Twists, Dark Chocolate with Almonds Candy Bar, Candy Canes) (January 2003)

Skittles (September 2003)

Smarties Brand Smarties (October 2003)

Smarties Double Lolly, Mega Lolly (October 2003)

Snickers (No Crispy or No Poppables!!)

Snickers Pumpkins (September 2003)

SnoCaps by Nestle (February 2004)

Sour Patch Kids by Trebor Allen Swedish Fish (Sepetmber 2003)

Spangler LolliPops: Dum Dums, Astro Pops, Picture Pops (June 2004)

Spangler: all candy canes, xmas shop pops (December 2003)

Spree (February 2004)

St. Claire’s Sweets (All are gluten, casein, nut, egg, GMO, soy, corn, peanut, shell fish free and they are certified organic. They have certifications from all their suppliers that they are gluten and all the other allergens free. And available through

Starburst Fruit Chews (September 2003)

Starburst JellyBeans (September 2003)

Stretch Island 100% Fruit Snack (Apricot*, Berry, Blackberry, Great Grape, Rare Raspberry available at most East Coast Trader Joe’s) (September 2004)

Sugar Babies (September 2003)

Sugar Daddies (September 2003)

Sunkist chewy candies - Fruit Gems, Jelly Beans, Orange & Cream Chews, Super Sour Stars October 2003)

Sunkist Fruit Slices (April 2004)

Swedish Fish by Trebor Allen (September 2003)

SweetTarts (February 2004)

Swoops by Hershey’s (Regular, Reece’s, Almond Joy, York)

Tangy Taffy

Tart N Tiny

Teenee Beanie made by Just Born (February 2004)

TicTacs (April 2003)

Tootsie Rolls & Pops

Tootsie: Pops, Carmel Apple, Mutuant Fruitant, Flavor Roll, Twisties, Peppermint, Tropical Dot Fruit Smoothies, Hot Choc Pops (March 2004)

Tops: all, including Ring Pops, Push Pops, Baby Bottle Pops, Juicy Drop Pops and Chews, etc. (August 2004)

Trident Gum all (June 2004)

Trolli Gummi: Peachie O's, Squiggles, Sour Bite Crawlers, Octopus (September 2003)

Turtles by Nestle (February 2004)

Welch’s Fruit Snacks – all (April 2004)

Werther’s Originals

WonderBall by Nestle (February 2004)

Wonka: check label. Gluten will be listed as wheat, rye, barley or oats

Wrigley’s Gum (all are GF June 2004)

York Peppermint Patties

Zours made by JustBorn (February 2004)





NOT GLUTEN FREE 1,000 Grand Bar by Nestle

NOT GLUTEN FREE 3 Muskateers Chewlicious Chocolate Flavored Chews

NOT GLUTEN FREE Brach’s Fruit Rippers (clearly lists wheat as ingredient)

NOT GLUTEN FREE Brach’s Candy – ALL! (Thank you for your interest in Brach's and for contacting us about the gluten free status of our Brach*s candy products. For your information, we do not consider any of our products gluten free at the present time. Please be advised that we do plan to undertake a project to determine the gluten status of each and every one of our products. ~Brach's Consumer Relations)

NOT GLUTEN FREE Ghiradelli: white choc chips and choc masterpiece collection

NOT GLUTEN FREE Goldfish (All Varieties)

NOT GLUTEN FREE Haribo licorice, fruity pasta, sour spagetti, strawberry wheels Jun-04


NOT GLUTEN FREE Jelly Belly Buttered Toast Flavor, or any bag that may contain Buttered Toast inside

NOT GLUTEN FREE M&M Crispies (blue bag)

NOT GLUTEN FREE Magic Milk by Nestle

NOT GLUTEN FREE Most Commercially Made Rice Krispy Treats (usually contains malt)

NOT GLUTEN FREE Most HomeMade Rice Krispy Style Treats

NOT GLUTEN FREE Most licorices unless purchased from a health food store and is clearly marked gluten-free


NOT GLUTEN FREE Nestle Treasures Crunch


NOT GLUTEN FREE Rice Krispy Treats (contains malt)

NOT GLUTEN FREE Snickers Crispy

NOT GLUTEN FREE Snickers Poppables

NOT GLUTEN FREE Snickers Poppables

NOT GLUTEN FREE Snyder’s of Hanover MiniPretzel Packs

NOT GLUTEN FREE Twizzlers Licorice (contains: Corn syrup, flour, sugar, cornstarch, shortening, molasses, and flavorings are mixed together to make the candy)


NOT GLUTEN FREE Willy Wonka Oompas

NOT GLUTEN FREE/NOT EDIBLE: Play Dough or PlayDough Mini Packs


Other non-edible "Treat" Options:

A Grab Bag from a Dollar Store such as 50 pack of miniature army men, etc.


Books from the dollar store


Cars (like HotWheels, etc.)

Couple of Legos from a large tub of Legos

Crayola Model Magic (Individual Packs)


Dress Up "stuff" (magic wands, boas, etc.)


FunPads/Activity Pads from the Dollar Store

Gift Certificates (.50 increments to McDonald’s)

Hair scrunchies

Magic Markers

MardiGras Beads

MightyBeanz trading beanz

Neon GlowLites/Glo Bracelets/Glo Necklaces



Pinata Stuffers (Kazoos, whistles, toys, etc.)

Plastic Leis used at Hawaiian theme parties

Postage Stamps

Rubber Stamps

Sidewalk Chalk

Small Bottles of Bubbles

Small Spiral Notebooks



Temporary Tattooes


Trading Cards (Pokemon, YuGiOh, Baseball Cards, Bratz, etc.) (miscellaneous goodies) (miscellaneous goodies)




Donate it to your local food bank

Have GF goodies on hand to "trade" your child for the unsafe stuff

Save it to use for making a Gingerbread house for the holidays (just for viewing, of course!)

Some dentists will accept your child’s candy and will "trade" it for some healthy options

Sort it, "buy it back" from your child, allow him/her to use that money to buy more GF goodies

Sort it, separate it, toss it

Sort it, separate it, trade it with another child who can have that candy & trade for the GF goodies

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