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UK Gluten Free Chocolate and Sweets (2018 List)

UK Gluten Free Chocolate and Sweets (2018 List)

A while ago we did a blog on what chocolate and sweets were gluten free in the UK, well it was about time we did an updated list so we did! There are so many choices of gluten free confectionery out there!

Added 17th August 2018
Updated 10th November 2020

Since our last chocolate and sweets blog was done 3 years ago, it is about time we did an updated version! There are sooooo many chocolate and sweet options that are perfectly safe without resorting to the free from chocolates, unless you need dairy free there is absolutely no point in opting for them.

I would like to mention though that there are products that are 100% NOT gluten free that people keep asking about. Malteasers, Mars Bars and Ferrero Rocher are NOT gluten free. No matter how much you ask me or even Google it, this fact is not going to change. However Schar do have some rather nice products in Asda which came in a few weeks ago which are like Ferrero Rochers but gluten free, and also a bar which is like Kinder Buenos.

Like the last blog I haven't included supermarket brands though you will find a lot of chocolate and sweets with supermarket branding will also be gluten free, just remember to check the packaging.

Please bear in mind this list is for the UK, products do vary all over the world so always check, certain US confectionery isn't gluten free but is here and vice versa, same with Australia.

List compiled from supermarket sites (no gluten ingredients and no may contain warnings)
Berties Jelly Mix
Aniseed Imperials
Cherry Drops
Everton Mints
Juicy Chews
Mint Creams
Mint Favourites
Mint Imperials
Murray Mints
Pear Drops
Sherbet Lemons

List compiled from Cadburys site using no gluten filter
Bitsa Wispa
Caramel Nibbles
Curly Wurly
Eclairs Velvet
Milk Tray
Turkish Delight
Twirl Bites
Wispa Gold
White Buttons

List from Chewits website based off their FAQ
Chewit Stickpacks (all varieties)
Apple Whips
Cola Whips
Strawberry Whips
XTreme Chewits (all varieties)

List compiled from supermarket sites (no gluten ingredients and no may contain warnings)
Daim Bar

Fishermans Friend
List compiled from supermarket sites (no gluten ingredients and no may contain warnings)
All varieties are gluten free.

List compiled from Galaxy UK website, galaxy state on their dietary info that a may contain will be present if they are made on the same line as gluten containing products
Galaxy Minstrels
Galaxy Ripple

Green and Blacks
List compiled from Green and Blacks website (no gluten ingredients and no may contain warnings). Green and Blacks specify any products which DON'T carry a may contain are made in a factory that don't handle gluten, whereas any made in a different factory which does handle gluten will carry the may contain
Organic Butterscotch
Organic Dark 70%
Organic Dark 85%
Organic Dark Chocolate Burnt Toffee
Organic Dark Chocolate Ginger
Organic Dark Chocolate Hazelnut and Currant
Organic Dark Chocolate Maya Gold
Organic Milk Chocolate
Organic Milk Chocolate and Almond
Organic Milk Chocolate and Sea Salt
Organic White Chocolate

All are below 20ppm gluten level so deemed safe by Coeliac UK
Bear Buddies
Bouncing Bunny
Bunny Mix
Chamallows (all sizes)
Chamallows Jammy
Chamallows Jammy with Strawberry
Chamallows Sour
Chick Mania
Chilly Penguin
Cola Bottles
Crazy Python
Easter Fun
Fantasy Mix
Fizzy Bubblegum Bottles
Fizzy Cola
Fizzy Farm Animals
Fizzy Fish
Fried Eggs
Friendship Rings
Fruitgom Mix
Fruity Frogs
Funny Fix
Giant Apples
Giant Cola Bottles
Giant Sour Strawbs
Giant Sour Suckers
Giant Strawbs
Happy Cherries
Happy Cola
Hearts and Rings
Heart Throbs
Horror Mix
Jelly Babies
Jelly Beans
Jelly Bunnies
Juicy Goldbears
Little Jelly Men
Mega Minis
Mega Party
Milk Bottles
Milky Mushrooms
Mini Jelly Babies
Party Time
Party Tub
Phantasia Fantasik
Rhubarb and Custard Splats
Share The Fun
Silly Suckers
Soft Jelly
Sour Cherries
Sour Happy Cola
Sour Suckers
Spooky Ghosts
Starmix Frenzy
Starmix Minis
Strawberries and Cream
Strawberry Softies
Super Mix
Super Mix Minis
Tangy Minions
Tangy Monsters
Terrific Turtles
The Smurfs
Trick or Treat
Twist n Stick
Wine Gums
Yellow Bellies Minis

List compiled from supermarket sites (no gluten ingredients and no may contain warnings)
Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar
Hershey's Milk Chocolate Kisses
Hershey's Milk Dud's
Reese's Big Cup
Reese's Fast Break
Reese's Milk Chocolate filled with Peanut Butter (Giant bar)
Reese's Nutrageous
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (Dark, Milk and White)
Reese's Pieces

List compiled from supermarket sites (no gluten ingredients and no may contain warnings)
Chocolate Bars
Mini Eggs
Surprise Eggs

List compiled from supermarket sites (no gluten ingredients and no may contain warnings) and Coeliac UK
M&M's Choco
M&M's Crunchy Caramel
M&M's Peanut

List compiled from supermarket sites (no gluten ingredients and no may contain warnings) and Coeliac UK
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

List compiled using Nestles Gluten Avoidance list which lists products which are suitable for those avoiding Gluten
Aero Mint
Aero Mint Bubbles
Aero Milk
Aero Minis
Aero White
Aero Mousse
After Eight Dark Chocolate Mints
Animal Bars
Black Magic
Butterfinger Coconut
Butterfinger Coconut Cups
Butterfinger Peanut Butter
Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups
Milkybar Giant White Buttons (share bag)
Milkyvar Giant Buttons Milkshake
Milkybar Milk and Crunchy
Polos Original and Spearmint (20ppm or less gluten level (deemed safe by Coeliac UK))
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

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

Tangerine Confectionery
List compiled from Tangerines allergen info on their website, Tangerine own a few big brands including Barratt and Jamesons
Anglo Bubbly
Black Jacks
Dib Dabs
Fruit Salads
Caramel Ruffles
Peppermint Ruffles
Raspberry Ruffles
Football Gums
Fruit Pastilles
Fruit Salad
Liquorice Gums
Midget Gems
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

List compiled from supermarket sites (no gluten ingredients and no may contain warnings) and Coeliac UK
All Gold
Chocolate Orange Mini Exploding Candy Share Bag

Information from Tolberones FAQ
All varieties are gluten free

List compiled from Thorntons website, they state in their dietary information section that any products at risk of cross contamination will be labelled with may contains
70% Dark Chilli Chocolate Block
70% Dark Chocolate Block
70% Dark Ginger Chocolate Block
Chocolate Smothered Special Toffee
Chocolate Smothered Toffi Chocs
Chocolate Truffle Bar
Classic Almond Marzipan (including all classics bags)
Classic Chocolate Brazils
Classic Dark (including all classics bags)
Classics Dark Chocolate Brazils
Classic Gingers (including all classics bags)
Classic Milk (including all classics bags)
Classic Mint Batons (including all classics bags)
Classic Mints (including all classics bags)
Coffee and Walnut Chocolate Block
Continental Dark Collection (including all continental bags and bars)
Continental Milk Collection (including all continental bags and bars)
Continental White Collection
Honeycomb Milk Chocolate Block
Irish Cream Truffles
Marc de Champagne Truffles Bag
Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar
Milk Chocolate Block
Milk Chocolate Smiles Lolly/Bag/Coins
Mint Crunch Dark Chocolate Block
No Added Sugar Milk Chocolate Bar
Nut Crunch Chocolate Bar
Nutty Praline Irresistibles
Rum Truffles Bag
Salted Pistachio Chocolate Block
Special Toffee (all varieties)
Whisky Truffles Bag
White Chocolate Smiles Lolly/Bag
Wickedly White Chocolate Block

List compiled from supermarket sites (no gluten ingredients and no may contain warnings) and Coeliac UK
All Gums
All Skittles
All Starburst

Your Comments

Does anyone know if Aldi Dominion butter mintoes are gluten free?
16th December 2020
Excellent site very informative. Now the one thing I have missed since being diagnosed with ceoliacs is Bassets All Sorts. Does anybody know of an alternative?
Tristan Jenkins
31st July 2020
Hi are Ms Mollys midgen gems gluten free please? X
Natasha WebleyParry
13th June 2020
I've tried the Rowntrees Fruit Gums and had a coeliac reaction. I do not believe the product meets codex/20ppm requirement and don't believe it should be included on this list. I only sucked less than half a sweet and I had very clear gluten reaction. Would avoid to be safe.
13th April 2020
Hi, I am new to this! very helpful. Do you have any information about hotel chocolat or lindt products? Thanks
9th April 2020
Alison @ Coeliac Sanctuary replied to this comment on 29th April 2020

Hotel Chocolat said awhile ago that none of their products are safe for Coeliacs. Lindt is dependant on product, there Dark Chocolate bars and safe and some of the other bars. A couple of lindor are ok but most contain barley, only the odd few that don't.

the Heroes tubs now contrain mini bouble decker, I know these are not gluten free but are the rest of the chocolates in the tub okay for ceoliacs
10th December 2019
Alison @ Coeliac Sanctuary replied to this comment on 18th December 2019

Yes, cadbury have confirmed that the dinky deckers are made on a separate line, all the other chocolates are safe.

Thank you! This is really helpful
22nd November 2019
Does anyone know where to buy gluten free strawberry laces please?
Caroline Spindler
9th September 2019
Alison @ Coeliac Sanctuary replied to this comment on 13th September 2019

There is a new Haribo strawberry lace type thing available in coop stores in the free from section.

I found this list to be a very informative and comprehensive list as I had been avoiding chocolate since my diagnosis. Thank you.
Shirley Read
6th July 2019
How up-to-date is this list as I am making sweet cones for someones birthday party and 2 childen are gluten free. Need to know asap please - thank you
Jessica Pain
22nd April 2019
Alison @ Coeliac Sanctuary replied to this comment on 24th April 2019

As far as I know nothing on the list has changed since I wrote it.

Are Marks & Spencer Perky Pig, soft gums Gluten Free ?
Alan Finnie
29th March 2019
Alison @ Coeliac Sanctuary replied to this comment on 29th March 2019

Yes they are :)

Is caramac gluten free or not
Fred wonders
14th March 2019
Alison @ Coeliac Sanctuary replied to this comment on 16th March 2019

The bars aren't, the caramac buttons are.