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Gluten Free Chocolate and Sweets UK

Not quite sure what chocolate is gluten free in the UK? This lists has a whole host of different chocolates and sweets that are all Coeliac friendly, from Cadbury to Swizzels there is sure to be something on here to tickle the sweet taste buds.

On this list we haven't put any products which carry a may contain warning to make doubly sure they are Coeliac safe. Whether you are a Bounty lover or a Haribo Super Mix fan this list will let you know if you can eat them as a Coeliac.

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Remember things change, this list was last updated in January 2023, but remember ingredients and factories can change at any time so it is not guaranteed everything will be accurate, always double check the package before you buy!

Did you know there was so many gluten free chocolates and sweets around in the UK? I am a major chocoholic, so I think I may be the queen of knowing what is and isn't gluten free when it comes to the delightful chocolate treats and it is only right I share that info with my fellow Coeliacs.

I hope this blog helps you understand what chocolate is out there and safe but also there's some info on alternatives to products that aren't safe. There will be some that I have missed no doubt but will add them on when I find them!

Sorry....these aren't gluten free

Before I list everything you can have, as there are lots of gluten free chocolatey goodies out there, here's a note about some products that aren't gluten free that I always get asked about. And I mean I get asked A LOT about them, if I think of any others I will also tag them on -

Malteasers nope definitely not gluten free. There are a few alternatives around but none are the same. Schar Delishios are in most supermarkets or Creative Nature Gnawbles which personally I prefer

Cadbury Heroes - ONLY the dinky decker is unsafe. Each are made in separate lines which means they others are safe to eat.
Smarties - Sorry, not safe. But some home brands and also m&m's are fine so there are alternatives.
Ferrero Rocher - Unfortunately not gluten free but take a look below for the bars and Schar do Tempties which are similar.
Kinder Bueno - Oh how I wish these were gluten free, sadly they aren't. Schar Meltos are similar though.
Kit Kat No, normal KitKats are not gluten free. However, the bunnies and santas that come out each year are gluten free, they have wafer bits in made from rice flour. You can get chocolate free from wafers in Tesco down the free from aisle too.

In late 2019/2020 Hotel Chocolat divulged that none of there chocolate was gluten free, everything is a may contain and not safe for Coeliacs.

At the end of 2020 Thorntons also changed their packaging and made virtually every product a may contain gluten, the same as Hotel Chocolat.

What chocolate and sweets are gluten free?

Despite those though, there are still plenty of gluten free chocolate and sweets floating around the UK though and below you can find a list of what is currently gluten free (this means they don't contain gluten ingredients and also carry no may contain warning on the packaging)

*I haven't included Aldi and Lidl as I need to go in store to see what they have, will update with them when I remember*

Very little of Asdas own brand chocolate is gluten free but a lot of their sweets are.

Almond and Caramel MIlk Chocolate Bar (Extra Special)
American Hard Gums
Black currant and Licorice Boiled Sweets
Blonde Chocolate (Extra Special)
Bubblegum Bottles
Butter Mintoes
Cherry Jellies
Chocolate Eclairs
Chocolate Honeycomb Bag
Chocolate Mint Thins
Chocolate Peanuts Bag
Chocolate Raisins Bag
Chocolate Turkish Thins
Cola Bottles (fizzy and normal)
Dairy Fudge Sweets
Dairy Toffee Sweets
Dolly Mixtures
Fruit Drops
Fruit Jellies
Fruit Pastilles
Jelly Babies
Jelly Beans
Lemon Sherbets
Midget Gems
Milk Bottles
Milk Chocolate Salted Honeycomb (Extra Special)
Mini Marti Mushrooms
Mint Assortment
Mint and Cocao Nib Chocolate Bar (Extra Special)
Mint Humbugs
Mint Imperials
Mini Marshmallows
Peruvian Dark Chocolate Bar (Exta Special)
Pick 'n' Mix (the ready packed bags not actual pick and mix)
Rhubarb and Custards
Salted Caramel Fudge (Extra Special)
Shrimp and Bananas (giant and regular)
Super Sour Snakes
Toffee Assortment
Ugandan Dark Chocolate (Extra Special)
Wine Gums

From April 2022 the production site changed for Wine Gums and Jelly Babies and the company removed the may contain warning as there was no longer a risk of contamination.

There are safe options

Black Jacks
Cherry Drops
Dib Dabs
Everton Mints
Fizzy Fish
Fruit Salads
Jelly Babies
Mint Favourites
Mint Imperials
Murray Mints
Pear Drops
Wine Gums

Cadbury use different sites to produce their products, so some products are safe whereas others may contain gluten, this is because the may contain ones are made on the same site that makes products that contain gluten. The ones listed carry no may contain warming, so they are made on another site.

Bourneville bars (used to be may contain but it seems to have vanished as of end of 2023)
Buttons (bourneville, normal, white, giant and twisted)
Caramel Egg (normal and salted)
Caramel Nibbles
Creme Egg (milk and white)
Curly Squirlies
Curly Wurly
Fudge Minis
Heroes (excluding the dinky decker, all other chocolates are safe and this has been confirmed by Cadbury on multiple occasions, only the dinky decker contain barley and are made on a separate line)
Milk Tray
Mini Eggs (but NOT the bar which is a may contain)
Twirl (bites and bars)
Turkish Delight
Wispa (bag and bars)
Wispa Gold (normal and salted)

According the Chewits FAQ all their products with the exception of Wands and Laces are gluten free.

Chewit Stickpacks (all varieties)
Juicy Bites
XTreme Chewits (all varieties)

Daim Bar
Daim Lemon
Daim Mint

Fishermans Friend
All varieties are gluten free.

Ferrero Rocher
Please remember the regular ball type ones are not gluten free but the bars are for both Raffaelleo and Ferrero Rocher

Dark chocolate bar
Milk chocolate bar
Raffaelleo bar
White chocolate bar

A few galaxy products are gluten free, many hold a may contain warning but there are a few products that are safe. Like with Cadbury there are multiple factories so it depends which factory the product is made in.

Galxy Minstrels
Galaxy Ripple
Galaxy Smooth Milk

Green and Blacks
Green and Blacks specify any products which don't carry a may contain are made in an entirely gluten free factory

Dark 70%
Dark 85%
Dark Chocolate Ginger
Dark Chocolate Hazelnut and Currant
Dark Chocolate Maya Gold
Dark Chocolate Mint
Milk Chocolate
Milk Chocolate Almond
Milk Chocolate Butterscotch
Milk Chocolate Sea Salt
White Chocolate

The majority of Haribo sweets do not contain gluten and don't carry a may contain warning. The main ones that aren't safe Bella Stix and Pontefract Cakes.

Giant Strawbs
Gold Bears
Funny Mix
Heart Throbs
Jelly Babies
Jelly Beans
Mega Roulette
Soda Twists
Sour Sparks
Star Mix (CHECK THE PACK! As of Feb 2024 UK have bag from two different factories, one is safe the other carries a may contain)
Strawberry Softies
Super Mix
Twin Snakes
Wine Gums

Hersheys Kisses
Hersheys Milk Chocolate Bar
Reeses Eggs
Reeses Peanut Butter Cups (all varieties)
Reeses Pieces

Caramel Ruffles
Peppermint Ruffles
Raspberry Ruffles

Many Kinder products are safe, the obvious ones that aren't gluten free are the Bueno bars and Happy Hippos as they both contain wafers.

Chocolate Bars
Mini Eggs
Surprise Eggs

Lindt have several products that are safe for Coeliacs, these don't contain or carry may contain warning for gluten and and Lindt state in their FAQ's that these products are free from gluten. Lindt have also confirmed that where barley malt is the only gluten containing ingredient in their Lindor, these are safe for Coeliacs as they fall below 20ppm which makes them gluten free by EU standard - more info on Lindts website.

Excellence 70% Dark Chocolate
Excellence 85% Dark Chocolate
Excellence 90% Dark Chocolate
Excellence 95% Dark Chocolate
Excellence Touch of Vanilla

Lindor which fall below 20ppm are as follows -
Dark Chocolate
Double Chocolate
Milk and Hazelnut
Salted Caramel
Strawberries and Cream

Unlike Smarties, M&M's are an alternative that are gluten free, the only ones that aren't are the crispy shell ones and the bars are a may contain

M&M's Chocolate
M&M's Chocolate Brownie
M&M's Peanut
M&M's Salted Caramel

Along with Galaxy, Mars make some other products which are also safe for Coeliacs, while Snickers are gluten free please beware that Mars Bars aren't. I am sure we would all love Malteasers to be gluten free too but they contain both barley and wheat.

Bounty Dark
Bounty Trio
Milky Way Magic Stars

Mentos state all their candies and gum don't contain gluten with the exception of spearmint gum and Mentos Choco.

3 Fruit Chewing Gum
Gum (except spearmint)
Chewy Dragess (all varieties)
Choco and Caramel
Choco and Caramel Filled
Mint Chews
Mint Crumbles

Moo Free
All Moo Free products are gluten free.

Morrisons have a limited range of their own brand but do have some gluten free choices plus a range of free from chocolate in the free from aisle

American Hard Gums
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cremes
Fizzy Cola Bottles
Fruit Pastilles
Fruit Sherbets
Giant Shrimps and Bananas
Gummy Mix
Jelly Beans
Mint Humbugs
Mint Imperials
Strawberry Bon Bons
Teeth and Lips
Wine Gums

Nestle have a gluten avoidance list online, it can be a little confusing but it is useful, it is a few years out of date though so I have double checked all these.

Aero Mint
Aero Mint Bubbles
Aero Milk
Aero Minis
Aero White
After Eights
After Eight Dark Chocolate Mints
Animal Bars
Black Magic
Butterfinger Coconut
Butterfinger Coconut Cups
Butterfinger Peanut Butter
Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups
Crunch Bar
Milkybar Buttons (large bags, some of the small carry may contains)
Milkybar Giant Buttons Milkshake
Milkybar Milk and Crunchy
Munchies Caramel and Biscuit Share Bar
Polos Original and Spearmint
Polo Sugar Free Mints
Polo Fruits
Polo Clear
Quality Streets
Quality Street Orange Bar
Quality Street Strawberry Bar
Quality Street Matchmakers (all varieties)
Rowntrees Fruit Gums
Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles
Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles Berries and Cream
Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles Strawberry and Blackcurrant
Rowntrees Randoms (all kinds)
Rowntrees Pick and Mix
Rowntrees Tooty Frooties
Rowntrees Jelly Tots
Toffee Crisp Sharing Block
Walnut Whip
Whip (all varieties)

All Nomo products are gluten free.

Sainsburys have a pretty good variety of gluten free chocolate and sweets but be careful with the blocks of chocolate only the dearer Taste the Difference ones don't carry an allergy warning.

All Butter Fudge
Baby Sharks
Butter Mintoes
Clear Fruits
Dolly Mixtures
Fizzy Gummy Mix
Flying Saucers
Foam Bananas
Foam Shrimp
Gummy Mix
Ice Cream Cones
Jelly Babies
Jelly Beans
Fruit Jellies
Fruit Pastilles
Lemon Sherbet
Midget Gems
Milk Bottles
Milk Chocolate Eclairs
Mint Assortment
Mint Humbugs
Mint Imperials
Peppermint Cremes
Rhubarb and Custards
Salted Caramel Fudge
Taste The Difference Ecuadorian 34% Milk Chocolate
Taste The Difference Madagascan 80% Dark Chocolate
Taste The Difference Peruvian 55% Dark Milk Chocolate
Taste The Difference Ugandan 90% Dark Chocolate
Taste The Difference Venezuelan 70% Dark Chocolate
Teeth and Lips
Wine Gums

Swizzels Matlow
List compiled from Swizzels website which states which products are gluten free. Rainbow drops are NOT gluten free, there was always some controversy with them.

Banana Skids
Barley Sugars (contrary to popular belief they are not made from barley, they used to be many moons ago but these days they are just sugar and flavour)
Candy Whistle
Crystal Fruits
Crystal Mints
Double Dip
Double Lollies
Drumstick Squashies
Drumstick Squashies Sour
Fruity Pops
Fun Gums Apple Slices
Fun Gums Cola Bottles
Fun Gums Fizzy Cola Bottles
Fun Gums Fried Eggs
Fun Gums Juicy Lips
Fun Gums Milk Bottles
Fun Gums Mushrooms
Fun Gums Pig Mugs
Fun Gums Strawberry Tarts
Fun Gums Teeth and Tooth Brush
Love Hearts
Parma Violets
Refresher Chews
Refresher Squashies
Stinger Chew Bar
Wine Gummies
Wine Gummies Fizzy

American Hard Gums
Assorted Toffee
Blackcurrant and Liquorice Sweets
Chocolate Limes
Coconut Mushrooms
Coffee Drops
Fruit Drops
Fruit Pastilles
Jelly Babies
Lemon and Strawberry Sherbets
Liquorice Drops
Mint Humbugs
Red and Black Gums
Sour Lemons
Strawberry Bonbons
Wine Gums
York Fruits
York Fruits

Unfortunately none of the Terrys Chocolate Oranges are gluten free, the exploding bog version used to be but doesn't seem to be available any more.

All Gold

Tesco have a fair few gluten free options when it comes to their home brands unlike some of the others.

All Butter Fudge
Butter Mintoes
Bubblegum Bottles
Chocolate Eclairs
Chocolate Limes
Cough Candy
Dairy Fudge
Dolly Mixtures
Dark Chocolate 74%
Dark Chocolate Intense
Dark Chocolate Mint Thins
Fizzy Cola Bottles
Fizzy Watermelon Slices
Fruit Drops
Fruit Jellie
Fruit Pastilles
Gummy Mix
Ice Cream Cones
Jelly Babies
Jelly Beans
Jelly Cherries
Lemon Sherbets
Midget Gems
Milk Bottles
Mint Assortment
Mint Humbugs
Mint Imperials
Pear Drops
Plain Chocolate with Mint
Plain Chocolate with Orange
Raspberry Bon Bons
Raspberry Mushrooms
Rich Coffee Chocolate
Rhubarb and Custards
Salted Caramel Fudge
Shrimps and Bananas
Strawberry Bon Bons
Teeth and Lips
Turkish Delight Bar
Wine Gums

All varieties are gluten free

Waitrose probably have the best variety of gluten free chocolate bars out of all the supermarkets. However, a lot of the sweets, despite technically being gluten free contain "Wheat glucose syrup", this is gluten free and safe for Coeliacs but I have marked the products with a * that have it incase you avoid wheat due to allergies rather than Coeliac.

Assorted Toffee*
Belgian Milk Chocolate
Butter Mintoes*
Chocolate Eclairs*
Clotted Cream Fudge
Dairy Toffee*
Dark Chocolate 45%
Dark Chocolate 72%
Dark Chocolate Gingers
Dark Chocolate with Ginger and Turmeric
Dark Chocolate with Hazelnuts
Dark Chocolate with Orange and Almond
Dark Chocolate with Peppermint Filling
Dark Chocolate with Raisins and Almonds
Dark Chocolate with Salted Caramel
Dark Chocolate with Spiced Orange
Dominican Republic Dark Chocolate 65%
Dominican Republic Milk Chocolate 49%
Duchy Dark Chocolate 70%
Equador Dark Chocolate 90%
Fizzy Watermelon Slices
Fruit Jellies*
Fruit Pastilles*
Fruit Sherbets*
Jelly Babies*
Jelly Cherries
Madagascan Dark Chocolate 75%
Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut, Cashew and Pistachio
Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut Praline
Mint Assortment*
Mint Creams
Mint Crumbles
Mint Humbugs*
Mint Imperials*
Mint Thins
Peru Dark Chocolate 80%
Sour Pastilles*
White Chocolate
Wine Gums*

All Gums
All Skittles
All Starburst

And that's the end of our list! Hopefully you've found out some things you can eat and love!

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