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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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Gluten Free Chocolate and Sweets UK
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 first did a list in 2015 when Coeliac Sanctuary was just a baby and it always proved a big hit to my fellow sweet toothed gluten free friends, it is now 2021 and time we had a nice up to date list as so many things have changed.

In late 2019/2020 Hotel Chocolat divulged that none of these chocolate was gluten free, except the dedicated overly priced (and to be honest, awful tasting) free from range they released, all the rest was a may contain gluten.

At the end of 2020 Thorntons also changed their packaging and made virtually every product a may contain gluten to the dismay of Coeliacs preparing for Christmas! I say virtually... I can't find a single item on their website that doesn't either contain or carry a may contain warning anymore including all bars, bags and boxes!

There are still plenty other 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)

If you miss smarties, which aren't gluten free, why not give Aldi's Dairy Fine Choc 'Ums a go which are a great gluten free alternative (sorry I haven't included Aldi on here as not been to a store, however I know these are gluten free!)

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

American Hard Gums
Black currant and Licorice Boiled Sweets
Butter Mintoes
Butterscotch Drops
Cherry Jellies
Chocolate Eclairs
Chocolate Mint Thins
Chocolate Turkish Thins
Cola Bottles
Dairy Toffee Sweets
Dolly Mixtures
Ice Cream Sundaes
Jelly Babies
Jelly Beans
Fizzy Cola Bottles
Fruit Drops
Fruit Jellies
Fruit Pastilles
Giant Shrimps and Bananas
Jurassic Jellies
Lemon Sherbet
Marshmallow Minis
Midget Gems
Mint Assortment
Mint Humbugs
Mint Imperials
Mini Marti Mushrooms
Pick N Mix Bag
Rhubarb and Custards
Shrimp and Banana
Strawberry Bon Bons
Super Sour Snakes
Toffee Assortment
Tropical Fruit Mix
Under The Sea Mix
Unicorn Foams
Wine Gums

A lot of Bassetts products such as Jelly Babies and Wine Gums carry may contain warning for wheat, this is possibly because they are made in the same factory as the Licorice Alsorts which contain wheat. There are a few exceptions though...

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

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.

Bitsa Wispa
Caramel Egg
Caramel Nibbles
Creme Egg
Curly Squirlies
Curly Wurly
Eclairs Velvets
Freddo Faces
Fudge Minis
Giant Buttons
Heroes (excluding the dinky decker, all other chocolates are safe and this has been confirmed by Cadbury)
Milk Tray
Mini Eggs
Mixed Buttons
Twirl Bites
Turkish Delight
Wispa Gold
White Buttons

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.

A few galaxy products are gluten free, many hold a may contain warning but there are a few products that are safe.

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

Burnt Toffee Dark Chocolate
Dark 70%
Dark 70% Velvet Edition
Dark 85%
Dark Chocolate Ginger
Dark Chocolate Hazelnut and Currant
Dark Chocolate Maya Gold
Dark Chocolate Mint Velvet Edition
Dark Chocolate Orange and Almond Velvet Edition
Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Velvet Edition
Dark Chocolate Raspberry and Hazelnut Velvet Edition
Dark Chocolate Roasted Almond Velvet Edition
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Velvet Edition
Dark Chocolate Toffee
Milk Chocolate
Milk Chocolate Almond
Milk Chocolate Butterscotch
Milk Chocolate Sea Salt
White Chocolate

Balla Stixx Gluten Free (not the standard ones, the gluten free can be found in most Co-ops)
Funny Mix
Giant Strawbs
Jelly Babies
Jelly Beans
Maoam Joystixx
Maoam Pinballs
Maoam Stripes
Sour Sparks
Unicorn Zing

Hersheys Kisses
Hersheys Milk Chocolate Bar
Reeses Eggs
Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Minis
Reeses Pieces

Caramel Ruffles
Peppermint Ruffles
Raspberry Ruffles

Many Kinder products are safe, the obvious ones thats 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. However apart from 2 particular types of Lindor, if you like those, they all contain gluten and are unsafe for Coeliacs.

Excellence 70% Dark Chocolate
Excellence 85% Dark Chocolate
Excellence 90% Dark Chocolate
Excellence 95% Dark Chocolate
Excellence Touch of Vanilla
Lindor Strawberries and Cream
Lindor White Chocolate

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 Choco
M&M's Crunchy Caramel
M&M's Peanut

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, the nearest alternative is Schar Delishios.

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

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 Eight Dark Chocolate Mints
Animal Bars
Black Magic
Butterfinger Coconut
Butterfinger Coconut Cups
Butterfinger Peanut Butter
Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups
Milkybar Buttons
Milkybar Giant White Buttons (share bag)
Milkyvar Giant Buttons Milkshake
Milkybar Milk and Crunchy
Polos Original and Spearmint
Polo Sugar Free Mints
Polo Fruits
Polo Clear
Quality Streets
Quality Street Matchmakers (Orange/Mint/Honeycomb/Salted Caramel)
Rolo Share Block
Rowntrees Fruit Gums (20ppm or less gluten level (deemed safe by Coeliac UK))
Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles (20ppm or less gluten level (deemed safe by Coeliac UK))
Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles 30% Less Sugar
Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles Berries and Cream
Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles Strawberry and Blackcurrant
Rowntrees Randoms
Rowntrees Randoms 30% Less Sugar
Rowntrees Pick and Mix
Rowntrees Tooty Frooties
Rowntrees Jelly Tots (20ppm or less gluten level (deemed safe by Coeliac UK)
Toffee Crisp Sharing Block
Walnut Whip
Whip Classic
Whip Caramel
Whip Mint

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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