Is Candy Gluten Free?

Some candies include wheat-based ingredients.

Not necessarily banned. Consider the source of each ingredient.

May be Gluten Free

Foods with ingredients that contain candy
WHO-VILLE HOUSE GINGERBREAD COOKIE KIT, GINGERBREAD

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  • Shellac - Glazing Agent - From a resin secreted by an insect called the lac beetle.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Sugar - A sweet material that consists of sucrose. Some sugars are processed through boneblack.
  • Shortening - Most shortening is animal based and is made from butter, suet, and/or lard.
  • Stearic - Fat from cows, pigs, sheep, dogs or cats. Can be obtained from vegetable sources.
  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • Niacin - Used as a cholesterol treatment. In rare cases it can be derived from animal sources.
  • Stearate - Salt of stearic acid. An emulsifier and/or stabilizer.
  • Riboflavin - May contain milk.
  • Magnesium - Another type of salt derived from Lactic Acid, which can be obtained from whey or milk.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if plant based.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Wax - Typically produced from shellac (lac bug secretion) or beeswax.

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  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • Citric - Emulsifier - May contain animal fat as it is derived from Glycerin/Glycerol.
  • Dextrose - Sometimes derived from animal tissues and fluids. Check the label to determine if suitable.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products

May not be Gluten Free

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  • Wheat - Wheat includes gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Barley - Often contains a form of grain gluten. Check the ingredients if gluten-free is not on the label.
  • Starch - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.
  • Dextrin - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.
  • Candy - Some candies include wheat-based ingredients.
Ice Cream, Denali Caramel Caribou

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  • Butter - Ingredient contains butter. Most likely derived from dairy but may be plant based.
  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Whey - The watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.
  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.
  • Propylene - Emulsifier - May contain animal fats.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products

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  • Disodium - Flavor Enhancer - Often made from animals.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Propylene - Emulsifier - May contain animal fats.

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  • Starch - If found on a meat or poultry product could be from any grain, including wheat.
  • Candy - Some candies include wheat-based ingredients.
Blue Ribbon Classics, Light Ice Cream, Butter Brickle

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  • Butter - Ingredient contains butter. Most likely derived from dairy but may be plant based.
  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Whey - The watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.
  • Buttermilk - Ingredient contains buttermilk. Most likely derived from dairy but may be plant based.
  • Lecithin - May contain egg yolks. Can also be directly obtained from animal fat or soy.
  • Vitamin - Likely animal based but may be plant based. Check the label to verify the source of the ingredient.
  • Palmitate - A fatty acid most commonly derived from palm oil but may be derived from animals as well.
  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • Sugar - A sweet material that consists of sucrose. Some sugars are processed through boneblack.

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  • Polysorbate - Derivatives of fatty acids, which are commonly sourced from animals. In cosmetics, foods.
  • Palmitate - A fatty acid most commonly derived from palm oil but may be derived from animals as well.
  • Vitamin - Likely animal based but may be plant based. Check the label to verify the source of the ingredient.

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  • Candy - Some candies include wheat-based ingredients.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup

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  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Lactose - Milk sugar. A type of sugar only found in animal milk.
  • Chocolate - Most chocolates are not vegan. Check the ingredients for dairy or milk.
  • E322 - Emulsifier - From soy or eggs. Check for vegan labeling or contact the supplier.
  • Polyglycerol - A byproduct of soap manufacture (normally uses animal fat).

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  • Polyglycerol - A byproduct of soap manufacture (normally uses animal fat).

Possibly Gluten Free

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  • Chocolate - Some varieties have a risk of contamination from other products. Read the label to see if gluten free.
  • Candy - Some candies include wheat-based ingredients.
Toffee Bars

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  • Milk - Not vegan if derived from an animal. Check the ingredients.
  • Whey - The watery part of milk that remains after the formation of curds.
  • Chocolate - Most chocolates are not vegan. Check the ingredients for dairy or milk.
  • Vitamin - Likely animal based but may be plant based. Check the label to verify the source of the ingredient.
  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products

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  • Natural - Ingredients are not synthetic or artificial, but extracted directly from plants or animal products
  • Vitamin - Likely animal based but may be plant based. Check the label to verify the source of the ingredient.

Possibly Gluten Free

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  • Chocolate - Some varieties have a risk of contamination from other products. Read the label to see if gluten free.
  • Candy - Some candies include wheat-based ingredients.

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