Halloween 2018 looming like a goblin, the search for gluten-free candy selections in underway.
Each year on Halloween our little goblins and ghosts, or perhaps in today’s world, Spongebob and Jo Jo the Clown, head out into the cool crisp late October night to retrieve the world’s biggest bounty of candy that could possibly fit into a bucket or heaven forbid a pillowcase! It used to be the biggest concern to go through all the candy before the children ravaged through it all to check to make sure it hadn’t been tampered with. Now with a child with celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). it is imperative to not only check for candy that has been poisoned… but inadvertently poisoned with gluten. Over the years we have collected lists of “safe” candy that we thought we’d share with our subscribers to be used as a handy reference this Halloween.
Please note: it is always a good idea to check with the manufacturers to make sure that their manufacturing process or their ingredients have not changed since this information was obtained. Candies listed are considered to be gluten-free by their United States manufacturers as of the date of this posting. Celiac Disease Foundation recommends ingredient review to confirm the gluten-free status as manufacturing practices may change. Consumers are advised to verify ingredients directly with the manufacturer when in doubt.