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With the holiday season upon us, we all wish to make the world a sweeter place to be by providing gifts and treats for loved ones, friends, and even enemies. However, for those going gluten-free, going for appropriate sweets can be tricky. Many pastime favorites are filled with gluten! Many do their best to stay away from products made from wheat, oatmeal, malt, and other popular ingredients for health reasons. Yet, when the holiday spread is set out or treats are handed out as gifts of cheer and joy, those who wish to be part of the festivities can feel left out due to the guidelines they follow. What can do done so one and all may indulge in the sweetness of the season?
That’s why we have combed through the many treats available this holiday season to bring you a candylist of the best in gluten free candy! We understand how much you care for those in your life, and we want to do our part as Santa’s helpers to make your holidays a little brighter for everyone!
We’re starting off with a candy company that is near and dear to my heart. My Grandaddy adored Hershey’s and would ask for a selection of their candy bars every holiday season. He would make sure to share with us grandchildren if we asked him nicely. Those memories alone make this company a top tier choice in my book!
Hershey’s makes sure to provide a wide selection of gluten free candy bars by reducing or eliminating ingredients, such as malt vinegar, barley, and kamut, from their products. While they ask consumers to check the product label, this company assures customers that even if gluten is present that there are less than 20 parts of the protein per million parts of the other ingredients that make up their candies.
Visits Black Forest Website – View Candies
For the little ones on our lists and maybe even the little ones at heart, gummy candies are always a great choice! Black Forest knows how important it is to have quality snacks without the hassle of checking ingredients, so they made sure to provide quality products from the get-go. These goodies are certified USDA Organic, use real fruit juice, and have plant-based ingredients to ensure that you’re choosing a quality gluten free treat.
Visits Spangler Website – View Candies
Everyone has come in contact with Spangler products growing up. Many of the world’s favorite candies have been produced and/or distributed by this company. They make our candylist by providing many seasonal as well as year-round available gluten free candies that you can buy in bulk! They have a search bar that assists with finding the sweets you’re searching for. When checking the labels for ingredients, do keep in mind that they list gluten separately from wheat.
Visits Enjoy Life Foods Website – View Candies
As the name says, this company wants you to enjoy your best life! This is why Enjoy Life Foods makes sure that their products fit your vision of living your best life. Their website lists the ingredients used in their selection of products, and they have a filtering system to assist in finding the perfect product to add to your must-have candylist. Not only are baked sweets and chocolates offered, but they also have breakfast choices and seasonal items to spice up your life all year round!
Visits Ferrara Candy Website – View Candies
This company has many beloved brands housed under its name. As for their gluten free candy, they ask for interested parties to contact them through their website for a detailed list. They understand that in manufacturing and packing that things can happen that may compromise a product. So, to provide peace of mind, they want to work one-on-one with customers to provide needed sweets for the sweet.
Visits No Whey Chocolate Website – View Candies
Gluten free candy bars are truly a treat, and No Whey Chocolate wants to make sure you can have your treat and eat it too! Using the search bar function on their website, you can find a wide variety of verified treats that to bring holiday cheer to your loved ones. They also make desserts that are allergen and milk free.
You would be remiss not to hear of a product created by this company. Originally known as Nestle, they’ve changed hands to Ferrero as of 2018, but the childhood memories they hold for many of us still hold true. This company is another that likes to work with consumers to identify their gluten free products to ensure that you’re enjoying the very best treats they can offer.
Visits Impact Confections Website – View Candies
This company reminds me of childhood. Back when my mom would work at the local eatery, she would bring the empty tubs these candies would be sold in for me to use to store my treasures. Seeing the labels for these sweets brings back nostalgic memories.
This company’s products are thought of by many to be gluten free candy. However, make sure you check the labels to verify that you’re choosing a safe snack to gift your loved ones. There are similarly named sweets in the world that may not take the same care as Impact Confections does.
Jellybeans are a worldwide revered treat in the eyes of youngsters. For those in need of a gluten free snack, Jelly Belly is a good choice to turn to. Though the company promises that their product is free of gluten, the repackaging company may not be as careful. It is advised to do some research on the company packaging these beautiful and yummy gems.
Visits Surf Sweets Website – View Candies
Created by Wholesome, Surf Sweets are gummy candies made from natural ingredients to give customers peace of mind. These treats are made to provide joy no matter the season or reason they are given. With recognizable favorites and seasonal delights, there is a bounty to choose from to fit your fancy. They are USDA certified organic along with being gluten free and naturally vegan.
Visits Just Born Website – View Candies
This company is well known for its candy and is diligently working to provide a gluten free version of their popular product. While they are doing their best to provide for their customers, consumers are asked to check the packaging before consumption. Cross-contamination can occur at packing plants, so doing some research can go a long way in making sure you’re choosing a quality snack for your loved ones.
Visits Justin’s Nut Butters Website – View Candies
Certified gluten free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization, Justin’s delicious nut butter can now be enjoyed surrounded in chocolate or in a gluten free protein bar. I could devour nut butter by the jar as a tasty treat, but for those who like something paired with their nut butter, Justin’s take on a beloved candy is a good choice on this candylist.
Visits Wrigley (Mars) Website – View Candies
Another nostalgia bringer, this candy making powerhouse doesn’t provide a list of gluten free products. Label checking is your friend here. Also, researching the places that are packaging these sweet morsels is another good rule of thumb. Cross-contamination can ruin a good thing very easily. Your research will show that you have a vast array of choices to choose from this provider.
Visits Smarties Website – View Candies
I remember receiving these sweets as a reward for doing well in school. “Smarties for a smarty,” my folks would tell me. This gluten free treat is special to many folks, and the company knows that. To reassure consumers that they are choosing a product free from cross-contamination, they do provide information on request on package indicators to assist with making the best choice for you.
Visits Sweet’s Candy Co. Website – View Candies
The Gluten Free Certification Organization has this company’s loose candies certified to please all those in search of glutenless delights. Their candies can be bought in bundles or boxes which can be made into personalized gifts. This choice works well when you want to give those special ones in your life a selection of joy as unique as they are.
Visits YumEarth Website – View Candies
YumEarth knows that its consumers want gluten free, allergen free treats to enjoy all year round. So, they have crafted some amazing treats for you to gift to those you care about. Shower them in their favorite goodies made so they don’t have to fear ingesting certain ingredients that would be detrimental to them.
Visits Tootsie Roll Website – View Candies
Everyone wants to attempt to answer the question of how many licks does it take to reach the yummy center of this candy, but few have learned of its secrets. Encourage more to make the attempt with this gluten free favorite. The company does offer more than its signature products, and they are not adverse to customers contacting them with specific questions or concerns.
When it comes to finding gluten free candy bars and other treats to brighten things up for the holidays, we hope this candylist will provide inspiration to make the seasons as jolly as possible. Finding gluten free candy shouldn’t be a chore to take the cheer out of the time of year. You should be able to shower those you care about in enough joy to last the whole year through. So, check some names off your list by going through ours for finding the perfect gift.